Saturday, March 25, 2017

Treeline on the Ridge..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews






This is a small little pastel on my mystery paper, have no clue what it is? I was tetsing it with the acrylic inks as an under base, as with the previous post, just to see how it went.

It passed enough for me to do the larger more detailed pastel i previously posed.

This image is 4.5" x 11" unframed
$100 plus S/H


Prints of this image are available through Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/treeline-on-the-ridge-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true





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Friday, March 24, 2017

Sandy Trail..Pastel.. Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Just finished this one, experimenting with acrylic inks as a base.. I have no idea what this substrate was, it's not Sennelier or UArt, . I bought a few sheets off a friend who had them for a long while. 

I was a little scared to use wet media on this first, however it seemed okay, although I would not want to push it too much, as it began to lift the surface a little.

As I said, totally experimental.

The color was a soft greenish tan to start with and I used very wild pink and ocher colored inks as my base.

The size of this one is 11" x 15" unframed.
$350 Plus S/H

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Morning Glow..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews








This pastel is on a MULTIMEDIA ART PANEL. I have been playing with this surface of late, and although it's not as sanded as I like usually, the possibilities are endless with the media one can put down first (under the pastel overlays).
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I used watercolor as an underlay, very wet into wet.

No preconceived ideas, just letting the paint run together and see what happened.

I saw a treeline come out of the marks made by the paint, perhaps after my morning walk through the greenbelt near me yesterday.

However the scene is really out of my imagination.

A fun painting to do, hope you like it!

This is a pastel 11" x 11" unframed
$225 Plus S/H


Prints are available through Fine Art America:
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/1-morning-glow-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true



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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring Accents..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


Just finished this one after a lovely walk in the greenbelt of Lake Travis yesterday. The colors of spring are everywhere, what a perfect time of the year!

This is an 8" x 10" pastel on a new substrate for me, a MULTIMEDIA BOARD .

I ordered a few of these the other day, and while the jury's still out on it, I am finding it interesting to use. 
I began this image with a loose watercolor under painting, then used my pastels over the top.

The surface is not that gritty, so I found I had to be super careful with my pressure applying the pastels.

$125 plus S/H


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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Dusk Over the Marshes..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews






I just finished this one. Trying out my new Heilman Double Sketchbox and easel.

A little pricey, but well worth it I think. I love the small box for my plein air excursions.

I have a large Heilman pastel box as well, but it is so cumbersome for me to cart around the countryside or overseas.

Hence I bit the bullet and purchased this small one. I think it does the trick perfectly.This box opens to around 9.25" x 14.5" wide, enabling me to fill it with pastels on both sides, plenty for traveling. The closed box is only 7.25" x 9.25" .

I also purchased the 18" easel (I had the 24" easel with my larger box) .
These easels  slot neatly into the ready made holes Heilman have made for it. Works so well!

FYI..This whole outfit cost $180 for the box and $50 for the easel..

heilmandesigns.com

The painting above is 4.5" x 12" unframed
$125 plus S/H


Prints of this image are available though Fine Art America:
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/dusk-over-the-marshes-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true


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Rae conducts workshops and demonstrations of her many techniques . She uses all media.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Bluebonnet Dazzle..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



When I moved to Texas from Maui, I swore I would never paint bluebonnets as they are a constant theme here with artists. 

Hmmm. well I guess lied to myself. 

These flowers are just so gorgeous when you see a hillside covered in that blanket of mauves and blues, simply spectacular!

They are all popping up here in Austin with this burst of spring weather, and I simply could not ignore them.

Having said that, here is my token BLUEBONNET pastel. It is on a  deep charcoal gray Sennelier sanded paper.


7.5" x 11.5" unframed
$175 plus S/H

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



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Rae conducts workshops and demonstrations of her many techniques . She uses all media.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Zig Zag Path..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


Just completed this on this weekend. I used a lot of the scumbling technique and a little bit of 'dusting' at the end of the process.

The scene is here in Austin, Texas, and to the everyday walker I would think it just looked 'green'..
To me, however, as I love color, I saw turquoise and mauve.. We artists are a strange lot huh?

But I think it great we can look at things through 'rose colored glasses'.

This image is 8" x 11.5" unframed.
$200 plus S/H

Prints are available through Fine Art America:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/zig-zag-path-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true



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Rae conducts workshops and demonstrations of her many techniques . She uses all media.

Please contact her through this blog, or via her website at: