Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ethereal Dance..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




I think if I were to describe my technique in any medium I use, on the whole, it would be OVERLAPPING and LAYERING .

With pastels this is, at times difficult, as it's an opaque medium; however one just has to use a light touch to get those underneath nuances to show through.



I began this with a totally abstract colorful start. I did not know what I would end up with. I just went with the flow.




The substrate is a red earth colored Sennelier paper.




I began with this..


I switched the image around in several directions, and kept doing that as the image progressed. 

I have a large shell collection and thought I would go with that as a subject.


Over the top of my abstract beginnings, I drew some of my shells to intersect and overlap.
Now the fun begins!


I like to work in a  NEGATIVE PINTING  technique with most all of my work, and the shells developed in much the same way.


Don't let anyone ever tell you that ABSTRACTS are easy, ("my child could do better".. 
Now where have I heard this before?


In fact, I think ABSTRACTS are the hardest . 

The artist must rely on their sense of design and truly immerse themselves from the heart. 


I hope you like how this one turned out.


This image is 9.5" x 25'5" unframed

$300 plus S/H


Prints  are also available through my Fine Art America site:






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

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Dappled Glow..Watercolor..Texas Artist Rae Andrews


This is an unframed watercolor on Arches paper.

The image size is 9" x 12"

$200 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

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Springbrook Dynamic..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



This landscape is dear to my heart. 
It an image in pastels on Sennelier sanded paper (unframed)
$400 plus S/H

A few years ago my dear old  92 year Australian aunt Hazel  (Johnson) passed. She was the other professional artist in my family and somebody I admired greatly.

She loved the Springbrook Mountain area of Queensland in Australia, and always wanted her ashes scattered there.
So off a few family members went with her ashes in hand and we bid her farewell in this gorgeous national park.

I took the photo (below) and embellished the colors in Photoshop, as I don't love greens per se.. 

Even though the Aussie greens are way more earthy than our greens here in America, I still felt a need to vamp the photo before tackling it in pastels.

I often do this with my photos, just using HUE SATURATION and slide the options till you get a great color change. You might try it.

Original photo with embellished colors

This image is also available in prints through Fine Art America:






Thanks for visiting..

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

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Some slots left..Painting with Rae Andrews in France!

Hi everyone, I hope you will consider joining me on this fabulous trip to France in 2018. Please contact me for more info and particulars, I would LOVE to have you along. 

The cost of this trip including art tuition is $2600
Airfare is not included.
 Rae



Sunday, December 3, 2017

Lavender Sway..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




 This is a pastel on that long elongated format I so love. It's a challenge, but I find that stimulating.

                            This image is on Sennelier pastel paper and is unframed.

                                                          Image size is 9.5" x 25.5"

                                                                 $350 plus S/H


                       Prints are also available  through Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/lavender-sway-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

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Pink Glow..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


 


                   This is another small watercolor I have been playing with of late.. 
                  It has been so long since I painted, I was getting very depressed..
                                  We artists need our studio time don't we?



Thanks for sticking with me during this past absence, I tentatively can say I am BACK now! Yay!


This image is an 8" x 8" unframed watercolor on Arches paper.



                               Prints are also available through Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/pink-glow-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












Friday, December 1, 2017

Morning Glow. on Sugar Beach.Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


I just finished this pastel seascape. The scene is from Maui, a photo I took while on my morning walk last year. Sugar Beach is a wonderful walking beach near Maalaea. 

The glow is simply magical in the morning light.

So here is my interpretation of the scene.

This image is unframed.

Image size is 9' x 25'

$350 plus S/H

Prints of this painting 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