Sunday, May 1, 2016

Windy Day


"Windy Day" Acrylic on Canvas - Mary Maki Rae (c)2016

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More experimenting -!
This time using a new technique with a "Pouring Medium".

To 1/4 cup of the Medium  - I added 1 teaspoon of acrylic paint of one chosen color. For the small painting shown above - I used Six different Colors in Six different cups.
I then poured the paint one by one onto a "Wet" background - Which results in a Soft - Floating - active type of effect-!

When dry - I added a soft touch of detail with my "Sponge Technique".
I could Add more detail with flowers or such - But I like it just the way it is right now - open to the imagination-!



"A Meadow of Trees" Acrylic on Canvas
Mary Maki Rae 2016(c)

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When pouring the Medium onto a "Dry" Background - I used just one color - letting the paint dry very firm - just touching at the top - this created the image shown above - of a "meadow of trees".
Then using my sponge I added two greens and a blue to indicate Leaves and grass.
I'm now going to paint in some Flowers and Ferns to Brighten the scene-!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New Pillow Design


 "Ariel's Garden" New Fabric Designs By Mary Maki Rae(c)2016
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This is reminiscent of the Classic Damask shape - however I love the Fresh - bright new color pattern-! Hope to be doing more adaptions from it on different concepts soon . . . .Have you seen Etsy's NEW Site Format-?
I think it is quite Improved and interesting - Take a Look-! See:here 

Monday, April 4, 2016

A Blue Lavender Meadow


In A Blue-Lavender Meadow - Mary Maki Rae 2016 (c)
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Have been Experimenting with "Artist Masking Fluid". 
I drew the fluid first onto the white watercolor paper - to represent "Lace" on the Dress (see image below) and the "Flowers" on the Hat.
Then I set the painting aside for the fluid to dry (about an hour or two).
Leaving the Dried fluid on - I painted the Dress - Background - and Flowers.
Then I used a Sponge Technique over the Grass - Sky - and Dress to Blend it all Together.


I'm setting the painting aside again for a while - then I may add a Flower or something else for her hand - If this piece were larger I would add more Flowers in the Grass - I'll do that next time . . . 
Really liked using the Art Fluid technique - and will try it soon on a more "abstract" piece-!


Changed the location of my Paint Table - over closer to the window and I'm enjoying the use of more "Light"-!
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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Spring Pastels And Texture


Pastel Spring Painting By Mary Maki Rae (c)2016
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Spring Pastels and Texture have been on my mind recently.
You can't see it in the above image - but I've added some texture to the background of this painting - that I like so far - a lot-!
I thought this image might look good printed on fabric - then add Embroidered details on the hair and dress to balance the texture in the Background.
However - I may paint the detail on the hair - Then add a raised pattern on just the dress.
Kate and I went shopping in a Art Supply Store - (Like a candy shop for Artists-!)(Daniel Smith's) And we bought some new products to experiment with for texture - so we'll see what developes. . . 

In the actual sample - the granular texture shimmers slightly -
 like beads perhaps - on silk fabric
(Also reminded me of a Dotted Swiss Fabric from long ago)
  
On this pink one - I brushed the lavender paint overlay in one direction -
I liked the pink spaces showing though.

On the blue above - I brushed the Lavender randomly -
creating more movement.
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All and All - just to lose oneself in experimenting sometimes is Good -!
Hope you have a Nice Easter Holiday . . . MMR
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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Turtle Tea Cosy "Garden Style"

"Garden Muse" Painting & Turtle Art 
by Mary Maki Rae -2016 (c)
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I'm So Happy with the results of the Turtle Tea Cosy Art 
that was printed digitally on Cotton Fabric. 

 

Here shows layout and Instructions - which I have
 refined now down to a Tee.  I use two Tea Cosies daily - 
one for Coffee in the morning and another for Tea in 
the afternoon (I think it's the only way to keep Tea warm-!)


Here's how I've decided to quilt the front piece -
by sewing through a layer of fiberfill and another 
piece of cotton fabric at the back.

"Parrots" Painting - By Mary Maki Rae -2016(c)
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And here's the finished Tea Cosy -
 I've used my "simplified" version this time 
 - which still fits most Tea and Coffee Pots

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