Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Morning Stroll..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


MORNING STROLL is an unframed watercolor on Arches paper.


I see this view nearly every day on my walk with the puppies, love it, and it always stops me dead in my tracks. Just those drifting shadows and embankment, and the zig zag path..lovely!


I hope you like this one..


Image size is 9" x 12"


$125 plus S/H


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


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

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Fan Palm Canopy.. Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews









                                       FAN PALM CANOPY is now complete..


                 This image is on Sennelier sanded paper, and is presented unframed.


                                             Image size is 19.5" x 25.5"




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


https://fineartamerica.com/featured/fan-palm-canopy-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true






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

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Fan Palm Canopy..Step by Step ..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews







I guess I am on a bit of a close focus track right now, loving the abstraction.

As you might know by now, I love to challenge myself with design options and lots of color.

My reference photo was taken from my back yard, and it was on a very dull overcast day.  

I tweaked my colors and contrasts in Photoshop and found a nice combination this way for me to paint.

I would be lost without Photoshop, it's a must for artists or at least a similar photo correcting program.

So here is the overall process, I hope you like it..
The next post will be the result of my efforts.

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

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Chain Reaction..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews





And here is my finished image.


Chain Reaction is a pastel on Sennelier paper.
Image size is 15.5" x 19.5" unframed


$450 plus S/H


I did quite a lot of reconstruction on the links from my initial drawing. I made the water up and the wharf, both of which were not visible in my photo, which incidentally was a chain I saw on Maui in the Maalaea Harbor.


I also turned this one every which way during my process, and finally decided to make it a horizontal format.






Prints of this image are also available through my Fine Art America print site:
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  Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Chain Reaction..Step by Step......Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




I decided to get back to my semi abstracted marine elements with this one. See the page below for my process. This was a great challenge for me, I hope you like it. The next post will be the finished painting.



Thursday, February 8, 2018

Little Bird second attempt

I was challenged on Facebook to do this same subject in my usual technique and compare with the first. This morning I tried it.






 Second attempt on Sennelier paper


I used Sennelier paper and not the foam board this time.


I did not tint with an underpainting as with the first effort using Rita Kirkman's technique.


I did find my second effort quicker, but can only really see a couple of subtle differences in both results.
I also found it more difficult to get my pastel to glow this time, so RK technique wins there!


 First attempt







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This image is also 8" x 10" .



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rooster..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


Here is my second attempt using Rita Kirkman's methods.

This image is 8" x 10" unframed

$150 plus S/H


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



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

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