Saturday, May 25, 2019


"A Dove in the Garden" -For Remembrance - 
As Not to Forget all the Good . . .
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Acrylic on Canvas 18"x 18" By Mary Maki Rae - 2019(c)

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 Working on this new Garden Scene -
Along with planting some new flowers for this Summer.



"The Dove" By Mary Maki Rae -2019(c)
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

"Balancing Bright Color"




"Dressing" II -Acrylic on Watercolor Paper - 9" x 12"
Mary Maki Rae - 2019(c)
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"A Walk Around the Block" -(Design for a Fun Ankle Boot)
Acrylic on Canvas - 8" x 8" -By Mary Maki Rae -2019(c)
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"Color Block Houses" Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
12" x 9" - By Mary Maki Rae - 2019(c)
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I Enjoy Balancing these Bright Colors using simple shapes - while in between working on Larger Paintings - then add details later - or use for inspiration on a much Larger canvas. 

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

"Sparrow Hawk" Painting


"Sparrow Hawk" -SOLD-! At ArtsWest "Sweet Reverie"
Exhibit - By Mary Maki Rae -2019 (c) 
Acrylic on Canvas 10"x !0"- With a Woodland Theme
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"Balancing Act" -SOLD-! At ArtsWest "Sweet Reverie" Exhibit-
By Mary Maki Rae -2019(c)
Acrylic on Canvas - 28" x30" (Not with the Harlequin & Bikes)
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(I'm so Pleased about selling these Paintings -! 
they went to Happy Homes-!)  

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

"SWEET REVERIE" Artist's Reception-! - THURS.-14TH

   

Here I am checking alignment of the Paintings 
during the Install on Sunday - March 10th
  

Really Happy with the "Look" of the Exhibit-!!!
The Artist's Reception is Tomorrow March 14th-
AND THE SHOW BEGINS-!  (more soon . . . .)

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Art Show in March


Worktable with some of my Paintings for the Art Show
Mary Maki Rae - 2019(c)
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Very busy these days preparing and organizing - which Paintings to include in the upcoming Art Show at ArtsWest Gallery & Playhouse - West Seattle.
Beginning with The ARTIST'S RECEPTION On: March 14th at 6:00-7:00 
and showing until April 9th --2019.



A "Sweet Reverie of The Bee and Butterfly Bouquet"
 and "Summer Cottage" - Mary Maki Rae 2019 (c)
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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

New Flower Designs



Flower Designs - By Mary Maki Rae 2019(c)
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During these Dark and Windy Days of January - I've been working off and on in my small study room - on some New Flower Designs using Gouache paints.
I enjoy how this paint dries flat and  layers so well over each color.
Back to the easel soon when the Sun is shining -!


"Carnations & Butterflies" Gouache on Watercolor Paper
Mary Maki Rae 2019 (c)
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The Palette - Gouache works great like Watercolor too
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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
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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Fall Paintings



Mary Maki Rae - Acrylic on canvas - 2018(c)
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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)
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And some other Details -Mary Maki Rae -2018(c)
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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sparrow Hawk


"Sparrow Hawk" Acrylic on Canvas- Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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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)
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Friday, August 31, 2018

Summer Cottage


"Summer Cottage" - Acrylic 9"x 12" Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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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)
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"Summer Rose" - Acrylic on Watercolor Paper - 9" x12"
Mary Maki Rae -2018(c)
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 Summer Roses - Always exquisitely beautiful-
A gift from Tamsen
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Friday, August 17, 2018


"Blue Hydrangeas & Cosmos on Sunshine Gold"
Acrylic on Canvas-17"x22"- By Mary Maki Rae - 2018(c)
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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.

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