Monday, April 16, 2018

Spring Green

"Spring Green" 10"x12" Acrylic on Canvas -
By Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
(Painted in some Peruvian Lillies to complete this piece-
in the background: "Blue Watering Bucket" Painting -


"Modern Muse" By Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
Here she is Completed. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018


"Primroses & Lace" Acrylic on Canvas w/applied Lace
16" x 22" By Mary Maki Rae - 2018(c)
Finally finished this Painting by the addition of a crisp white chair with a 
 lace-like trim to contrast and complement the Garden Primroses and vase.
Love the Softness . . . . .

"Primroses & Lace" Mary Maki Rae (c)2018

"Spring Primrose Faerie"

Monday, March 19, 2018

Looking for Spring

"A Spring Muse" with Primroses -
Acrylic on Watercolor Paper -Mary Maki Rae(c)
Sunshine has come here - but still quite Cool outside. However - nothing speaks to me more of Spring than the appearance of Primroses - Hyacinths - and the delicate pink Arabis - a prolific rockery plant that always blooms and covers my largest outdoor Planter - this very time of year. 

Acrylic Paintings on Canvas and Watercolor paper -
Mary Maki Rae (C)2018
Work in Progress - MMR (c) 
Started a new painting of Primroses - experimenting with including a few Vintage Lace pieces for some texture.  A technique that is a bit time consuming but worth it - as I really like the effect of tactile contrast -! So I will continue.

Here is a closeup of a piece of vintage - Irish Lace Crochet -
that is a bit heavier than most lace and as a result - 
It accepts the overlaid Acrylic paint so well.
(I was reading about this Lace - and learned that the making and selling of this  
Lace by the Irish Women helped to save the lives of many -
 from the 'Potato Famine' of the 1800's)

Finished this Painting (18" x 22" Acrylic on Canvas) 
By adding - a cup of Primroses.  Amazing how it helped 
to lighten it up - by balancing the bright pink Stargazer-!