05 Aug

Saturday Savings!

Happy Saturday Savings! Make one of these World Watercolor Month paintings your own – the popular Ostrich is still available!

Contact me, Rebecca Rhodes to make one of these paintings your own, or if you would like a similar subject for your home –  rebrho@gmail.com

Click the image to see a larger view.

  • This page will be updated as paintings go to their new homes. 
  • Paintings are available at these prices until Friday, August 18.
31 Jul

World Watercolor Month 31, Fuzzy Duckling

watercolor fuzzy duckling by rebecca rhodes

Day 31 of World Watercolor Month   Fuzzy Duckling
Mini painting, approx. 3 x 4 inches on Arches Hot Press paper

Thanks to Christ Allsebrook for the reference photo!

One of the students in the online school requested a fuzzy duckling, and so for the final day of World Watercolor Month, here it is, a small version in preparation for a larger painting!

A couple paintings from this month have been claimed, but many will be posted for sale starting tomorrow. Subscribers to this blog get first choice at a discounted price, before revealing the paintings on social media.

Thanks for your support, and now, on to the next adventure!


30 Jul

World Watercolor Month 30 Bright-Eyed Black Cat

black cat in watercolor by rebecca rhodes

Day 30 of World Watercolor Month
Mini painting, approx. 3 x 4 inches on Arches Hot Press paper

I forget how long it takes to paint black subjects – this one took two days, with lots of thin applications of color.

I’m beginning to love Hot Press watercolor paper. You can do so much with detail!

Most of the paintings created in July will be posted for sale in August. Subscribers get first choice at a discounted price, and then the paintings will be revealed on social media.

One more day, and World Watercolor Month will end – but great things are coming in August!


27 Jul

World Watercolor Month 27 “Titan”

watercolor cat "Titan" by rebecca rhodes

Day 27 of World Watercolor Month
Mini painting, approx. 3 x 4 inches on Arches Cold Press paper

This is “Titan.”
We adopted him two years ago from Forgotten Felines and Fidos in Germansville, PA.

He has crossed eyes, feline aids, and upper respiratory issues, which cause him to breathe through his mouth. His one pupil is larger than the other. His tail is broken and ear is notched, and he likes to bite, but when we went to adopt a mature cat, he came right up to me, and we love him.

In this painting, he’s looking out of one of the rooms in his climbing tower.

This is the second time I’ve painted him. I think this one better exemplifies his personality.


26 Jul

World Watercolor Month 26, What’s the Breed?

watercolor cat by rebecca rhodes

Day 26 of World Watercolor Month
Mini painting, approx. 3 x 3 inches on Arches Hot Press paper

I’ve been trying to work out what the breed is for this portrait.
Possibly a British Shorthair?
If you know, let me know!

25 Jul

World Watercolor Month 25 We Are Siamese

watercolor Siamese cat by Rebecca Rhodes

Day 25 of World Watercolor Month   Siamese Cat on Arches Hot Press paper
Mini painting, approx. 3 x 3 inches

These lyrics are by Peggy Lee, but can you name the movie?

We are Siamese if you please
We are Siamese if you don’t please
We are former residents of Siam
There are no finer cat than I am


24 Jul

World Watercolor Month – It’s Cat Week

watercolor cat by rebecca rhodes

Day 24 of World Watercolor Month    It’s cat week!
Mini painting, approx. 3 x 4 inches

For the final week of World Watercolor Month, I’ll celebrate cats. We have two big boys at home, and it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t honor these felines with at least a couple days of portraits.

Here’s a portrait of one of our own, Titan.

When I first started painting cats, it was challenging to create the different lengths and contour of the fur.  It still takes concentration and attention to detail, and I’m looking forward to practicing this week!

If you are a cat lover, enjoy!


19 Jul

World Watercolor Month 19 Ostrich

Day 19 of World Watercolor Month
Mini painting, approx. 3.25 x 4.25 inches

Ostrich eggs are nature’s largest eggs and can reach a length of 9 inches, though they are usually 6-8 inches long. Maybe that’s why she looks so uncomfortable.

I used to have a poster similar to this hanging in my choir room when I taught High School music. It would freak some students out. Loved it.


16 Jul

World Watercolor Month 16 Weimaraner

Day 16 of World Watercolor Month    Weimaraner
approx.4  x 5 inches

Every breed is a challenge, and for this one it was the shadows and bone structure!

These handsome dogs were originally bred for hunting in the early 19th century. The name originated from the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Karl August, in Germany.

Starting tomorrow – something new!