Sunday, July 5, 2015

Tangled Treasures..Water Media



This will be the last for today of my 'Memory Lane Posts'.

I used to do a lot of textural paintings, implied texture as well as collage. This has both techniques in it.

Again the white ink overlays are a feature I loved doing them then and still do.

I remember I did not have a thing in mind with this as a start. I just played with texture then found the subject. A much practiced strategy with me over the years.

The circular shapes and parts of the same, help lead the eye through the painting. I quite like this one.

It has sold now and I truly cannot recall when I painted it, but it has to be in the mid 1980's.
Oh, it was on CANSON paper not a watercolor paper and I think the color was a blueish background.

This image is 18" x 9.5" and has SOLD!


Neptune's Nautilus..Water Media



I was living on Maui at the time of these SHELL and TROPICAL  paintings. I believe this was painted in the early 90's.

I am still very influenced by the nautical elements and tropical themes, as you might have noticed.

This one was published in a couple of books, one in Hawaii and one in Australia.  I also made a poster out of it which sold out.

Again it has the white ink overlays to make panels over the watercolor. The shapes of course are shells, and I used real shells as my reference. The background areas are completely made up.

This image was around 30" x 30" and is SOLD!


Shell and Geometry...A trip down memory lane


As with so many artists, I have bounced along in my long journey through my art.

I have been looking through my archives and found a few pieces I had not posted before.
Some are gone now, hopefully still hanging in client's homes.

It's interesting to look back at my older works, some of which I am very embarrassed about now, and the fact that I sold them. :((

In those days, it was just a thrill to have anyone take an interest in my work. It still is, but in my early days of painting I was not that discerning.. Yikes!

This piece, (which I liked by the way), was done back in 1990 or earlier I think, It sold the day I did it, and I regret that I did not have a decent photo of it at all. Until my search today through old photos, I had almost forgotten about it.

It was a full sheet of watercolor paper. I used watercolor mostly, and some white ink to make the lighter intriguing areas, a technique I went on to doing in several paintings later, up to the present day.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my trip down MEMORY LANE.



Saturday, July 4, 2015

Emergence...Liquid Acrylics and Watercolor



EMERGENCE began as my previous posts,with a throw in of a variety of LIQUID ACRYLICS  and linear marks.

The idea of the DOLPHIN came as a last thought when I was almost finished.

I really just played with shapes and anchored the painting first, whether it is turned to a vertical or a horizontal format I felt it worked. The design was very LYRICAL with lots of movement and fun.

As there was a kind of dolphin shape emerging, I went with it. The head and a little of the tail was all I needed.

                                             This image is 8" x 10" (unframed)

                                                            $200 plus S/H


                          Prints of this image can be purchased through Fine Art America:
                      http://fineartamerica.com/featured/emergence-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true   



Rae conducts workshops and demonstrations of her techniques in ACRYLICS, PASTELS, OILS, and WATERCOLORS

For more information please contact her at:
rae4art@aol.com


Please visit my Web Site at:
www.yessy.com/raeandrews

or my Blog Site at:
raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Earth Patterns 2...Liquid Acrylic and Watercolor



I hope you are enjoying these excursions from my regular posts 

Color and design are my pet passions as many of you already know. 
I seem to bounce from more realistic imagery to the abstractions. Right now I am in the latter mode.

This one began much the same way as the previous two posts. 
I decided to go with a more 'EARTHY' image, kind of rocky, kind of not.. You choose.

This one is 6" x 10" unframed.
$200 Plus S/H


Prints are available through Fine Art America:

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/earth-patterns-2-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true

Rae conducts workshops and demonstrations of her techniques in ACRYLICS, PASTELS, OILS, and WATERCOLORS

For more information please contact her at:
rae4art@aol.com

Please visit my Web Site at:
www.yessy.com/raeandrews

or my Blog Site at:
raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com






Earth Patterns 1...Liquid Acrylic and Watercolor



                                                        This image is 6" x 10" (unframed)

                                 This is a liquid acrylic and watercolor painting on Arches paper.
                                                            Available for purchase.

                                                                    $200 plus S/H




                                      Prints of this image are available at Fine Art America:
               http://fineartamerica.com/featured/earth-patterns-1-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true


Rae conducts workshops and demonstrations of her techniques in ACRYLICS, PASTELS, OILS, and WATERCOLORS

For more information please contact her at:
rae4art@aol.com


Please visit my Web Site at:
www.yessy.com/raeandrews

or my Blog Site at:
raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com

                                     

Earth Patterns 1...Liquid Acrylic and Watercolor



Here is a second small abstract in steps.

As with my previous image, I just tossed some liquid acrylics on the paper and manipulated some marks with my applicator bottle and a brush..

Things changed as I began to use some geometry in the image.

To block out certain areas, I used acrylic white ink, watered down. This gave my eyes some respite from the bright colors.I particularly did this in the lower right corner. After it dried, I completely changed my palette of colors to a cooler spectrum.

The darks are VERY important in these abstract designs. They help ANCHOR the eye and BALANCE the image.

In some areas I took out my original whites, and enhanced those areas with glazes of lime yellow watercolor.

I always leave a lot of whites in my first throw ins if I can, that way I have the option of getting rid of them if need be as the painting progresses.

I hope you are enjoying these challenging little abstracts.
I am...:)))