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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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Tablescape with Blue Vase


"Tablescape with Blue Vase"- Acrylic on Canvas
17" x 20" By Mary Maki Rae - 2018 (c)
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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)
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"The new "Summer Palette"  MMR 2018(c)
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"The Garden In July" Acrylic on Canvas 18"x 24"
 Mary Maki Rae (c)
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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-!
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Monday, July 23, 2018

Contemplating the Cosmos


"Contemplating the Cosmos" -Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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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)
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"A Little Lace Magic" - Mary Maki Rae -2018(c)
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The "Summer Palette" MMR 2018 (c)
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"Contemplating the Cosmos"
By Mary Maki Rae - 2018(c)
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Summer


"Muse with Dove" - Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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Working on some more Designs on Watercolor Paper in a Bright Palette and on the Painting of the lovely ladies shown below. Imaged these on an overcast day- must try again when the Sun is shining brighter in my studio.


"Breezy Summer Days" with Lilly-Rose-&Daisy
Acrylic on Canvas -18" 24" -Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
(Painted in more details - took a better image-! )
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"Breezy Summer Days" - Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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