Monday, January 19, 2015

The Seven Dresses

"Seven Dresses" with a Garden Theme - Mary Maki Rae 2015(c)
I'm Enjoying the Crisp - Clean Cut look of this new Painting-!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

New Garden Muse Design

"Garden Muse" Design - Mary Maki Rae 2015(c)
Working on Designs Based on this Sweet New Garden Muse - I really enjoy this color combination of: French Blue - Grayed yet vibrant Lavender - with touches of Magenta - and a Soft Red Oxide.  I'm inspired to carry on with this Graphic approach - for more ideas that translate well for Fabric perhaps . . . . we'll see.

Some Sketches ...where it all begins . . . 

Muse & Flowers -Mary Maki Rae (c)2015

Flowers -Birds-& Butterfly- Mary Maki Rae (c)2015

Monday, December 8, 2014

Holiday Bouquet

"A Holiday Bouquet" - Acrylic Painting 
By Mary Maki Rae - 2014(c)
A bouquet of Dahlias arranged in a market basket with Foxtails - a Foxglove  - Snow Berries and a brown-toned Sunflower in a glass jar.
Placed upon a Silk-Embroidered Chinese Shawl - it puts me in mind of a new "Bohemian Style" setting - mixed with lots of other ethnic textiles.
It would be so warm and cozy for a Winter Holiday retreat Decor - with so many Red flowers available now - like Roses - Tulips - Amaryllis - with Paper whites - Red Berries and Evergreens-!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

November Tree

"November Tree" By Mary Maki Rae -2014(c)
The sun has shown so brightly in my Studio these past days - creating a rich -golden glow Inside.
On the Tree outside the leaves are appearing in every shade of Red - Orange - Gold - and Umber - and many have fallen upon a mossy Green velvet ground.
The effect is much too beautiful to dismiss lightly - I felt so inspired to paint this Tree before all the leaves had flown away.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Northern Flicker

"Northern Flicker" Acrylic on Arches Paper-9"x12" 
Mary Maki Rae 2014 (c)
Inspired recently by a beautifully patterned Northern Flicker and all of the colorful Fall leaves observed in the trees outside my Studio window.

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