Sunday, November 12, 2017

Waterline..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews











First of all let me apologize for my absence and lack of posting of late. I had a family health crisis and needed to take some time away from my painting.
It's been like losing my right arm, and I JUST HAD TO GET BACK INTO MY STUDIO!


That happened late yesterday, and this is the finished result.


It's a pastel image on Sennelier pastel paper (unframed)


This image is 12" x 16" unframed.


$225 plus S/H




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


https://fineartamerica.com/featured/waterline-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true








Thanks so much for visiting..




Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Come Paint With Rae in the Southwest Region of France May 2018


Please don't miss out on this fabulous trip to the region of the Dordogne Valley in southwest France.

Rae will demonstrate in pastel techniques and watercolor. However all mediums are welcome.

Rae will give personal at easel instruction if you choose a different medium to what she is demoing in.

** We also have a wonderful studio in which to work if desired..
This venue covers it all!


Lakes, rivers, castles, quaint French  towns, poppy fields, medieval cliff side villages and so much more..

This venue of Le Vieux Couvent is a restored 17th century convent, now an artist's retreat!

 Private room (most with own bath and meals to die for!

The price is including so many things including my tuition..

$2600 inclusive

Airfare is not included and a couple of meals..

Go to the website below for details, and please contact me if you are interested. I need to get deposits in by early December 2017.


I hope you will join me!

Bonjour!



Saturday, October 21, 2017

Queen For The Day..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


This is the completed demo I began last week for the Brenham Arts League here in Texas.

I possibly spent only 30 minutes on the actual demo as I had already done a longer one and time was short.

This image is on white velour paper.

The steps of this are below..

 I like to work a lot of negative painting into my background first, and the flower/s evolve as the painting progresses.

I did not pre draw to begin with, merely used 'VEILS' of pastel marks over the surface first to disturb the surface tension.

After this I referred to my photo of a flower and sketched a little over these marks to give me a 'road map' of a flower so to speak.

I like movement in my works, and not sticking to a plan, just allowing the painting to tell me what it wants to do.

Here are the steps.
This image is a pastel on velour paper (unframed)
19.5" x 25.5"
$550 plus S/H

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



Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com







Thursday, October 19, 2017

Neptune's Court..Watermedia..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews





NEPTUNE'S COURT began in a recent abstract workshop I took with Mary Ann Beckwith.


Lots of paint flying everywhere, textures and creativity.


I had just a big sheet of this Yupo (manufactured paper) covered in implied textures, very pretty, but now what?


The paint always GLOWS on Yupo, and yes, this is mostly WATERCOLOR with some acrylic GESSO over parts, NO INK is used, although I bet some of you thought I had used INK..
Anyway....


I love a challenge.


Pretty as my start was with patterns made by stamping objects or cloth into and over paint, I feel we as artists, should not rely on that alone. It's a trap.. and many artists deem a painting finished before they truly have done much of their own 'pulling together'.


The challenge is making A PAINTING out of all of this lusciousness.


For days now I have gone back and forth with this, breaking objects into the patterns I made, losing and diminishing the importance of my implied textures, to make my AQUATIC shapes evolve.


It takes a LOT of thought, and I constantly turned this around to show all angles before I decided on this vertical format. The painting actually works okay with most angles though.


                                                    I hope you like my result.


                                            This image is 21.5" x 30" unframed


                                                               $550 plus S/H


            Prints of this image can also be purchased through Fine Art America:


https://fineartamerica.com/featured/neptunes-court-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true












Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Majesty Sublime..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



MAJESTY SUBLIME was started yesterday as a demo for the Brenham Arts League.

What a lovely audience I had, and it was a pleasure having such an eager participation for my demonstration. Thank you all so much.

I worked more on this today just to complete the image, although I had a good start at the demo, it was just not a 'home run' quite yet.

I think it's okay now, I will live with it a day or so and see how I feel.

                  This image is on Sennelier sanded paper (a dark green I believe)

                                   It is unframed and measures 19.5" x 25.5"

                                                                $525 plus S/H


                           Prints are also available through my Fine Art America site..




https://fineartamerica.com/featured/magesty-sublime-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true







                                                                    Thanks for visiting..








Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com









Gently It Flows..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews





I guess it's that winter is fast approaching and when I found a darker Sennelier sanded  paper I decided to paint this autumn - like scene on it.


The scene is from my imagination, and I do love that elongated lovely landscape shape on which to work.


                                                   This image is presented unframed
                                                              It measured 9.5" x 25.5"


                                                                      $320 plus S/H


                         Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/gently-it-flows-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true









                                                          Thanks so much for visiting..



Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Swan Song..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




Swan Song is a pastel on a sheet of velour paper.


I was given this paper about a year ago and the artist had drawn pencil lines all over it, not great for velour.

Its a very soft surface and one cannot erase off it.

So I decide not to waste it completely and try to superimpose this floral semi abstract over the top.


It was hard in places, as the white flower showed the transparent layers of the pastel a lot, but I think I have managed to cover all those nasty pencil lines at last.


I did another version of this floral before a few years ago and last night I put the image into Sketch Club on my ipad and abstracted it even more, by chopping and rearranging areas of my older image..


Swan Song began with random veils of pastel dragged over the surface, anything to camouflage those pencil lines.
I then drew my sketchy flower in pastel pencil over this.


By blocking negative shapes into the painting, the flowers began to emerge.

Image size is 16" x 20" unframed

$300 plus S/H

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





Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com