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!





Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Fall Dazzle, Tennessee.. Watercolor Landscape.. Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


Get your sunglasses out for this one!  I know, bright huh?

Still it's close to the actual scene I saw in Tennessee. Even that turquoise is in my photo, although I did enhance a tad, you know me. :))

This is an 11" x 14" watercolor on Arches paper.

It is unframed.

$175 plus S/H


Prints are also available through Fine Art america:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/fall-dazzle-tennessee-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true

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

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

Please visit my Web Site at:

Or through Rae's Print Site:


Blog Site at:
raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com


Friday, April 22, 2016

Wildflower Trail, Provence..Watercolor Landscape.. Texas Artist...Rae Andrews



This is a small unframed watercolor on Arches paper.

Prints are also available at Fine Art America:

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/wildflower-trail-provence-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

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Provence Colors..Watercolor Landscape..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



PROVENCE COLORS  is painted from a scene I saw in Egalieres, Provence France.
What a charming area..

I walked a back track behind the town, and found this scene, 

Of course I embellished the colors a little, can't help myself with that part.
I hope you like this one.

It measures 14" x 10" unframed.
$150 plus S/H


Prints are also available through fine Art America:


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

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Dead End Respite..Watercolor Landscape..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Another unframed watercolor on Arches paper.

This one was fun to paint.
You all know how much I love color.

I veiled color on this after it was dry as well, to get that lemon glow.

Hope you all like it.. 

This image is pure watercolor and is 10" x 14" unframed.
$175 Plus S/H

Prints are available through Fine Art America:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/dead-end-respite-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:
Or..

Blog Site at:
raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com

Monday, April 18, 2016

Jacaranda Glory, Maui...SOLD!...Watercolor Landscape...Texas Artist...Rae Andrews



This scene is in Kula on Maui. The Jacarandas are simply wonderful at this higher altitude at certain times of the year.

This is watercolor on Arches paper.

10" x 14" unframed
This image has SOLD!


Prints of this image and more of my work are available through Fine Art America:


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:
Or..

Blog Site at:
raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com