Thursday, December 6, 2018

A Joyful Bouquet on Gold

"A Joyful Bouquet of Gold with Blue Accents"
Acrylic on Canvas -16"x20" By Mary Maki Rae

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Fall Paintings

Mary Maki Rae - Acrylic on canvas - 2018(c)
Working on Fall Paintings - Such as this much larger 30" x 30" Acrylic on Canvas of some "store-bought" flowers combined with Autumn leaves and Snowberries -
(parts of which are shown). 
Love the equation of the bright-colored flowers contrasted with the White.

Mary Maki Rae -Acrylic on Canvas -2018 (c)

And some other Details -Mary Maki Rae -2018(c)

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sparrow Hawk

"Sparrow Hawk" Acrylic on Canvas- Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
Working on a New group of Paintings in a Fall Woodland Theme - using a new Fall palette with texture - washes and a Soft Edge. 
So far I'm Inspired by Birds - Leaves - and Autumn Flowers. . . . .   

A Fall Palette . . . .MMR -2018(c)

Friday, August 31, 2018

Summer Cottage

"Summer Cottage" - Acrylic 9"x 12" Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
Continuing with more paintings in a "Summer Palette" - Enjoyed painting  this dreamy little scene with some sweetly-scented Carnations in a whimsical vase. 

Here's Ariel's Guy on a Pedestal - imaged with the Carnations

"Kitchen Chic" -Acrylic 12"x 9" on Watercolor Paper
Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)

"Summer Rose" - Acrylic on Watercolor Paper - 9" x12"
Mary Maki Rae -2018(c)

 Summer Roses - Always exquisitely beautiful-
A gift from Tamsen

Friday, August 17, 2018

"Blue Hydrangeas & Cosmos on Sunshine Gold"
Acrylic on Canvas-17"x22"- By Mary Maki Rae - 2018(c)
A close up the Painting I've been working on - more details to paint in yet.
It was while painting this Image - that I first heard that Aretha Franklin had 
past away - So we could call it - "Flowers for Aretha" -Love her song "Natural Woman" - And the way she sang Sam Cooke's song: "You Send Me"-! RIP.


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Tablescape with Blue Vase

"Tablescape with Blue Vase"- Acrylic on Canvas
17" x 20" By Mary Maki Rae - 2018 (c)
Working on more Summer paintings - again with a "softer edge".
Enjoy the kind of "misty feeling" of the lightly layered backgrounds - then adding the "more defined" objects - flowers and birds for contrast-!
Also enjoy the new little "fish tile" that I added in last-! (It's actually a lovely blue & white pattern - but I thought just painted White - created the perfect balance in the painting-!) 
We're experiencing a 80 - 90 degree "Heat Wave" here in the Northwest - this week - which we're not acclimated to usually -however the Mornings are cool and comfortable to work in the Studio. 

"Tablescape with Blue Vase" Mary Maki Rae -2018 (o)

"The new "Summer Palette"  MMR 2018(c)

"The Garden In July" Acrylic on Canvas 18"x 24"
 Mary Maki Rae (c)
Painted this Canvas - Summers ago - still enjoy it-! It has a little of that   "elusive - misty feeling" that seems to come with the warmth of a July Summer-!


Monday, July 23, 2018

Contemplating the Cosmos

"Contemplating the Cosmos" -Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
I've been working on more "Summer Paintings" in a New Cooler Palette with a "soft edge". Really enjoy the contrast of the Blues with the Golds - accented with the deep - rich Magenta.
Inspired by the Cosmos that are finally in bloom - after such a cool Spring - and a lovely Blue Star-like Flower 

A Vignette of two paintings with the flowers -
Acrylic on Watercolor Paper - 9"x12" MMR-2018(c)

"A Little Lace Magic" - Mary Maki Rae -2018(c)

The "Summer Palette" MMR 2018 (c)

"Contemplating the Cosmos"
By Mary Maki Rae - 2018(c)