‘Atrasus’ watercolour horse

This gorgeous boy just appeared rearing off the page, I really enjoyed painting him. I originally left the background white, then after looking at it for a few days I decided some colour was needed. Having added the colour ( which looks better than when it was white) I think I went to hard with the pigment, I tried toning it down but it nearly went to the point of wrecking the whole thing, so I have now left alone.

‘Atrasus’ watercolour rearing horse, 140lb coldpress 16×12″


‘Atrasus’ watercolour rearing horse, 140lb coldpress 16×12″


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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25 Responses to ‘Atrasus’ watercolour horse

  1. This is gorgeous!! Love the pose and I think the background works beautifully! 😍

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  2. Antje says:

    Oh this is special! I love the entire impression of this guy and I am particularly fond of the folds of skin at the neck! My eyes are totally drawn to this spot and it looks wonderful. Well done!

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  3. Gorgeous! Love the energy and composition.

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  4. memadtwo says:

    So much life…(K)

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  5. Rebecca – Tremendous! Reminds me of a graphite or charcoal sketch ~ the movement and strength come through and through!

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  6. Snehal Kank says:

    Oh boy I just LOVE your horses! Absolutely wonderful! I really liked the glow on his skin.
    I would say instead of plain white this works fine πŸ’œ

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  7. hellodays says:

    Very nice painting.

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  8. These are amazing! Ive never attempted to paint a horse but I know its difficult to sketch! Youve got the muscle definition just right!

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