A great alround day with the horses


Ink and bleach painting, Saunders rough 28×38 cm 200lb ‘ morning glory’

Today was a great day, I firstly had a fantastic ride on the forest with my friend Alison, we boxed the horses out to an area my friend was unfamiliar with, so I could show her some great tracks, nice long canters useful for her eventer with a big stride, Woody kept up well, but being very woolly, as (I have not clipped yet) he got pretty hot and sweaty. The sun was out, and the day was unusually warm for November.

I then completed another of my ink and bleach paintings, I feel more in control of this crazy medium, but I also love how it does its own thing. I have one more to do, having already covered the last sheet of Saunders 200lb rough in ink prep.

The last part of the day was fantastic as I met with my photographer friend Henry Szwinto and his lovely wife Jo,he was doing a photo shoot of my friends horse Tenor ( andalusian) I took my camera down too, captured a few nice photos, but the light was going. I then spent some time helping with the positioning of tenor for the special lighting equipment Henry uses…oh I wish I had better equipment. Early glances at his photos look good, I can’t wait to see the finished photos of tenor showing some truly stunning gymnastic skills, superb handstand photo comes to mind, so pleased I wasn’t riding! I think Tenor knew the camera was there, he really knew how to show off πŸ˜€


About REcreate-RebeccaEvansCreate

My name is Rebecca Evans, living in the New Forest I have been inspired to paint the many animals often seen around me. Having ridden since Childhood, painting equines was a natural path to follow. I use a variety of media, watercolour, oil, charcoal, pastel,inks, plus a few more, infact I will try most things. Choosing the medium to work with can really change the effect of the art, and therefore the character of the animal. Sometimes it is an instant decision, sometimes it is the mood from within me which determines which medium I choose to use. I never know what might inspire me next, but if it’s hairy, I will be sure to try.
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10 Responses to A great alround day with the horses

  1. Man….just looking at your painting really inspires me. It has a Greek sculpture look, absolutely amazing, I think that you are excelling with the ink and bleach technique. I haven’t worked on Saunders rough yet, I wondered what it is like considering that I love Saunders. Oh and cantering out in the woods….ah….haven’t been on a horse for ages, I always loved cantering and a good gallop. πŸ™‚

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  2. Thank you Margaret, I really liked the rough, I really only purchased the full sheet in rough because they didn’t stock a coldpress 200lb in Saunders, I am not sure how it would be for watercolour? I may purchase another sheet to try, but I think I will try and stick to Saunders or arches when buying full sheets. I might try this technique on their 200 lb hotpress, I think that would work well??. You are right, can’t beat a good canter/gallop, no galloping today, if my friends eventer had, then Woody would have needed a boost turbo to keep up with his huge stride.. Poor pony πŸ˜€I would love to visit the racing gallops one day.


  3. Amazing, like you could reach out and touch the horse – you create amazing textures with with paintings!

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  4. Arsty Birdy says:

    I love how your painting makes this horse look a bit absorbed or pensive shall I say. It captured his emotional state nicely. Well, at least that’s how my eyes perceive it.

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  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    It is difficult for me to describe what I see in your horse painting – it is do extraordinary! There is such beauty and emotion, Rebecca! πŸ’•πŸ’–

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