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Equestrian

Rebecca is too busy to take on new commissions at the moment, but do get in touch if you may want one in the future.
Rebecca’s aim is to breathe life into her paintings. Her equestrian portraits capture the energy and spirit of her subjects, from thoroughbreds to Exmoor ponies. At rest or in motion, the character and emotion of her subjects can be seen and felt. She also captures the connection between horse and rider.

Each bespoke painting is usually the result of good communication, meeting the owner and horse, taking sketches and photographs. If it is not possible to meet the horse, due to distance or circumstances, Rebecca can work from good quality photographs, with the permission of the photographer. 

Prices start at £695 for a portrait, size approx 58 x 48 cm unframed. Framing can be arranged, but the cost will vary according to individual taste. It usually costs around £150 to £200 for this size, using art glass (superb quality glass that reduces reflection and enhances the painting). Commission fees increase with size and complexity of paintings.

For a horse and rider, prices start at £995, unframed. In this case, the painting will portray the horse, rider, and also the connection between the two.
If you are overseas, you may wish to have your commission sent to you unframed.

Studio Courses with Rebecca

These are one day courses at my studio with small numbers of students, focusing on specific subject matter. Days are grouped together to give people who travel a long way the chance to stay in local B & Bs.

Venue: Rebecca’s studio at Goffins Dairy, Church Hill, Pinhoe, Exeter, EX4 9JL
Tutor: Rebecca de Mendonca
Times: 10 to 4
Price: £75 per day, £80 for mixed media courses.
 This includes materials, teas, coffee and biscuits but not lunch. Let me know if you need us to provide lunch.

‘The art was most enjoyable and I feel that I have learnt a great deal, all credit to Rebecca for teaching me a totally new medium, and giving me the confidence to try new things.’  Angela of Cheam.

Course Dates and Prices

Thursday 12th September 2019
PASTEL TECHNIQUES FOUNDATION DAY
A course focusing on different pastel techniques. Rebecca demonstrates with reference to other artists’ work and students can explore and experiment with different ways to use this versatile medium. Excellent for beginners to pastels, or for artists used to working in other media.
Price £75, including materials
3 places available

Friday 13th September 2019
LIGHT AND ATMOSPHERE WITH PASTELS
This is a great course to start looking at using pastels for landscape painting, and how to capture light and atmosphere. It includes advice about colour mixing with pastels.
Price £75, including materials
FULLY BOOKED, waiting list available.
It is always worth being on the waiting list, as places often come up at the last minute

Friday 11th October 2019
ANIMALS IN PASTEL
This course looks at an understanding of the simple structure of creatures, and how we can combine that with techniques to capture fur, feathers or scales. Let me know if you are particularly interested in horses.
Price £75, including materials
3 places available

Saturday 12th October
UNDER-PAINTING FOR PASTELS
A chance to experiment with Art Spectrum Colourfix primers, and acrylics to create under-paintings that are an integral part of your finished pastel piece.
Price £80, including materials
1 place available

TAILOR MADE DAYS
If there are a group of 4 or 5 of you, you can arrange a day to suit yourselves, either with a specific theme, or for people to develop their skills with the subject matter to suit each one.

Call Rebecca on 01392 840132 for a chat if you have any questions, or email rebeccademendonca@gmail.c

Dogs

Each bespoke painting is usually the result of good communication, meeting the owner and dogs, taking sketches and photographs. If it is not possible to meet the dogs, due to distance or circumstances, Rebecca can work from good quality photographs, with the permission of the photographer. As with her equestrian and human portraits, Rebecca’s aim is to use photographs as part of the process, but to breathe life into her paintings.

Portraits of dogs can be a head portrait, or a whole body.

Prices start at £200 for a head, unframed, size approx  34  x 28 cm.
For a larger size, a whole body, or a pair of dogs, prices range from £300  to £500 unframed.
Framing can be arranged.

Please contact Rebecca to discuss your thoughts on how you would like a commission to work.. Rebecca is always more than happy to spend time getting to know the dogs, and finding out what the owners love about them. The painting above of three lurchers took two visits, including a lovely walk with the dogs on Dartmoor, but was well worth the time spent getting a feel for what the owners wanted, and the character of these beautiful animals.

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