Tuesday, February 9, 2016

After The Rain..Pastel...Texas Artist...Rae Andrews



I have been just edging my way through some old demos half finished, and this one was a test to my 'gentle side' of painting. :))

I usually love bold and dramatic colors as you know,so this high key painting was a discipline for me.

I think I like it, and might do more in this vein. 

The scene is here in Austin. I was on a walk with the puppies on the greenbelt in Lakeway, and we had just gotten caught in a small rain shower. The colors on the water were so romantic and soft. I knew I would have to paint it.
This image is in pastels on sanded paper and is 11.5" x 15.5" (unframed)

$150 plus S/H

Prints also available at Fine Art America:

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/after-the-rain-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


Friday, January 29, 2016

Rock Pool Treasure...Semi Abstract Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

I had the pleasure of doing this demonstration for the Austin Pastel Society last Sunday.
It was very enthusiastic crowd and lots of fun showing my techniques..

My start was using FLUID ACRYLICS on a SAND colored Richeson sanded board.

It was then allowed to dry before I used my pastels pencils and soft pastels to make my shell shapes come into being. I used real shells for my inspiration.

In the end, my board is almost completely covered with pastels.

The shapes from the acrylic pour give me some exciting shapes to enhance or cover up, as the case might be. 

I rarely know my chosen subject or how things will turn out using this technique. I rely on my sense of design and intuition.
This was a fun image to paint, I hope you enjoy this process.

This image is 16" x 20" 
$250 (unframed)

Prints are also available through Fine Art America:

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/rock-pool-treasure-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


I mostly use my mixtures of liquid acrylics applied with a needle nose applicator bottle


I manipulate the paint pour at times with a brush and water.



I used pastels over the top of the dry painted areas to make the shell shapes appear.

The finished piece.



Saturday, January 23, 2016

Mystery...Pastel Abstract...Texas Artist...Rae Andrews



This was a larger painting on Richeson board and I decided to cut it down and make two from it. This is one half.
I used a white Richeson board and threw my acrylics onto the surface to float and make shapes. Then I dried it and began to assess the 'damage'.

I began with a loose drawing of coconuts and palm fronds, and as the painting progressed it became more and more abstract.
I love it when the painting governs the artist, the hard part is not fighting it in the process and having fun with it.

This image is 8.75" x 20" unframed
$150 plus S/H


Prints of this image available at Fine Art America:


http://fineartamerica.com/controlpanel/updateartwork.html?artworkid=17162033

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Rainforest Melee..Pastel Abstract...Texas Artist...Rae Andrews









I had fun with this one, just allowing the inner child surface with these fun colors. This image is a pastel on Richeson board again. 
It measured 8" x 10"
$150 plus S/H

I am adding the image of the pillow cover and Phone cover as well, which can be purchased through Fine Art America.



Prints and all these other items can be purchased at:

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/rainforest-melee-rae-andrews.html


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




Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Delicate Balance...Abstract Design...Pastel...Texas Artist...Rae Andrews



This one is a pastel over an acrylic underlay, although most of that is hidden with pastels now.

That's the beauty of starting a painting like this, the acrylic gives you an option to go with the patterns the paint has made or not. Pastel is an opaque medium so it is not that hard to diminish the acrylic if you desire.

I mostly use my pastel pencils though, on this Richeson sanded surface. Oh, and yes, I am smudging quite a bit after the pastel is applied, something I rarely do with my pastels. This surface is pretty rough and for these designs I prefer a smoother result.

I hope you like this one.

It is an 8" x 10" unframed piece on foam sanded board.

$150 plus S/H 

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/delicate-balance-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

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Tropical Haze...Abstract...Pastel over Acrylics..Texas Artist...Rae Andrews


Tropical Haze began as an acrylic pour on a Richeson sanded board. 
I then worked semi abstracted leaves/flowers over this in my pastels.

Don't let anyone tell you ABSTRACTS are a cop out or easy for the artist! They make you think very hard on the outcome of the painting and design, arguably more than a realistic painting.

I love doing these paintings! For some reason they relax me, not the other way around.
I hope you like this one.

$220 plus S/H
Image size is 10" x 16" and this image is unframed. 

Prints are also available at Fine Art America:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/tropical-haze-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


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Whirling Dervish.Semi-Abstract......Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


I began this with a pour of watercolor and acrylics on an Ampersand board.
At the time of the pour, I had no idea what I wanted to paint, so I decided to just play with the liquid media.

When it naturally dried, I began to wade through my photos, and decided to use KOI as my muse having watched and photographed tons of these fish on Maui on my last trip there.

I used my pastel pencil to draw the shapes into the painted areas, and then proceeded to overlay my pastels to retrieve the fish.

This is a large painting, 24" x 36" and is unframed. I hope you like it..

$500 Plus S/H ( contiguous USA. only).


Prints of this image are available at Fine Art America:

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/whirling-dervish-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