Sunday, May 29, 2016

Quiet Time...Pastel...Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Well what can I say? I wanted a change from the crusty olf men I have been painting of late, and this could not be farther from that subject.

I have never been one to paint in a 'romantic' genre, but this subject was so appealing to me with that light.
I made the model a redhead though, she was a dark brunette originally.Somehow the reds felt better .. Of course that blue went to well with those warm colors too.
I was on the internet and came across Richard S. Johnson's romantic art.
It was his website where I saw that wonderful blue.
I had this photo from a few year ago and thought why not, I can do this in that 'romantic' genre.

It started better than it finished though, might have to try doing it again.

This one is a pastel on light gray velour paper and is unframed.
19.5" x 12.5"
$400 plus S/H


Prints are available through Fine Art America:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/1-quiet-time-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

Or..





Friday, May 27, 2016

Aussie Anzac..Pastel Portrait..Texas Artist.. Rae Andrews



I wish I had gotten this old guy's name when I took his photo many years ago.( 30 years at least)

I was teaching in the country area of Bathurst in NSW Australia.

I had a flex day during the week I was there, so I drove to the wonderful and well painted old gold mining town, of Sofala.
Characters abound here, and they are very friendly folk. 

This gentleman was sitting sunning himself and rolling a cigarette, when I asked him if he would mind if I took his photo, he replied.

"She'll be right mate! I get asked that all the time" (FYI ...In Australian, this means..okay!)

So I did, and I am only just getting around to doing a serious painting of him now.Well what can I say, I've been busy!

This is a pastel on velour paper.
14" x 19.5" unframed.

$500 plus S/H Prints of this image and more of my art are available at Fine Art America:

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/aussie-anzac-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


Or..


Blog Site at:
raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Still Waters..Watercolor Landscape...Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



I love to paint water, it doesn't matter which medium I choose, I just feel so connected with it.

I have painted this scene before, and this time I left certain things out, a bridge, a huge rock in the water, I just didn't need.

I wanted the painting to be more about the water this time.

Isn't it great how we can play with nature this way under the label of 'I am an artist'? 

This is a watercolor on Arches paper and is 14" x 20" unframed.
$175 Plus S/H

Prints are also available through Fine Art America:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/still-waters-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

Or..

Blog Site at:
raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com

Monday, May 16, 2016

Once More Morocco. Pastel Portrait..Texas Artist...Rae Andrews



It seems I am on a portrait kick for now. 

This old man was watching the snake charmer in my last post.

He had the softest blue eyes, I suspect he might have had very poor eyesight. But a great subject for moi!

This is another pastel on velour paper.

It is 14" x 14" unframed.
$400 plus S/H

Prints are also available through Fine Art America:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/once-was-morocco-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

Or..


Blog Site at:
raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com

Friday, May 13, 2016

Moroccan Charmer...Pastel Portrait..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




This guy was in Morocco when I was there about two years ago.
I actually had hold of this snake too.My face was not so calm!

I was so happy with this photo, that even though I don't do portraits that often, it sure peaked my interest. I just had to paint him.

This one is a 15.5" x 11.5" pastel on velour paper.

Thanks for visiting..

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/moroccan-charmer-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

Or..

Blog Site at:
raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Friends..Pastel over Acrylic...Texas Artist ...Rae Andrews




The finished piece.

Be brave, even if it's a mess to begin with, and might even be a mess to finish with, it's still worth the journey.


This image is 19.5" x 25.5" unframed.


Friends...Pastel steps


Oh boy, this one was TOUGH to do! 
I guess a challenge is always good for us huh?

I am not thrilled with it, but thought I would post the stages and my finished result anyway.

The process was great fun, but hard going just the same.

The little girls were at the Round Rock Chalk Walk a few years ago. They were not together at all, I made the two become friends in my piece. :))

I began with a tan sheet of Sennelier sanded paper and a few swishes of acrylic paint, very bright colors.

I then used a sprayer of rubbing alcohol to diffuse the marks a little and a large soft brush.

This paper is not a mixed media paper and one has to move very gently with wet media on it. It can remove the whole surface very quickly if it's agitated too much.

Unlike a few in the past on this surface, I lucked out with FRIENDS, and managed to keep my surface in tact.


With a lot of pasteling over the top of my marks, it finally came together .. I do feel I could have stopped a lot earlier though, perhaps at stage 4..

My next post is the larger size of the finished piece.

My advice to anyone who might try this technique, go slowly, and don't panic!