Sunday, June 25, 2017


"Summer"#3 - Acrylic on Canvas -12"x 12"
By Mary Maki Rae
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Starting a small group of 12"x 12" acrylic paintings on canvas - with a "Summer Theme".
Considering more details on this one. The temperature here was so High yesterday - I was craving a delicious cold Ice Cream Cone-!
(Experimenting with a new color of Designer's Gouache Called:"Opera Rose"- the Brightest Pink ever. I found when it's used with Yellow, Mauve, and lots White - it put me in mind of a beautiful East Indian Palette.)
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Summer Muse


"A summer Muse" Acrylic on Canvas- 
Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)

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I've been experimenting with a new color Palette -more Red - Gold -Light Red Oxide - Enjoy these colors mixed with the bright Pastels -!   


"At the Beach" Acrylic Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)
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The Palette - "Summer Fun In The Sun"
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Monday, June 12, 2017

Garden Inspiration


"Garden" Acrylic - Mary Maki Rae -2017(c)
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After painting all those Petunias and Marigolds - I'm inspired once again by the first Golden Lilly to appear this Summer.  Also some bright Dianthus and a gorgeous violet Verbena-!


"Garden" Acrylic - Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)
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Then sometimes to complete a painting - it works to venture outside - to observe a small part of the exquisite plant world of the "wild forest":





"Garden" Acrylic on Arches Watercolor Paper -
Mary Maki Rae - 9" x 12" 2017(c)
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Summer Garden


"Arranging Summer Flowers" Acrylic 18"x 24"
By Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)
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Nothing I enjoy more in the Summer than Planting - Arranging and Painting Flowers. 
Above is the larger painting on canvas I've been working on recently (this image is slightly cropped)- more details to add . . . .depending on the weather . . . . I enjoy the classic Petunias- they thrive in the Sun or Shade- and smell so sweet in warm Summer evenings. 


I used a softer - quiet Palette for the Painting above
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The Palette for the Paintings imaged below 
Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)
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Some Colorful Flower Vessels to Choose From - MMR(c)
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Another Palette (2) Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)
(I'm enjoying experimenting with these bright Colors)


Experimenting with a Yellow Overlay of 
Acrylic Pouring Medium 
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 Summer-!
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Blue Delphiniums


"Blue Delphiniums" -Acrylic By  Mary Maki Rae -2017(c)

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Working on a New Painting - I'm so Inspired by some Beautifully BLUE Delphinium Plants that I found at the Garden Store . . . . . 
Sometimes that's all it takes -!



"Blue Delphiniums" Acrylic -18" x 24" - 2017(c)
By Mary Maki Rae
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A Limited Color Palette Style 
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Also two more Whimsical designs - Acrylics and  "collage" cups of painted paper - holding flowers.






"Make My Heart Sing" By Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)
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"Wild Fling" By Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)
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Friday, April 21, 2017

April Rose Design


"April Rose" Design -By Mary Maki Rae - 2017 (c)
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A Fresh new approach -It just feels so much like SPRING-! 
To see how it looks on different software items and some other products - I hadn't thought of at first. . . .Take a Look Here:


A Spring Palette for "April Rose" Design -MMR


"A Social Butterfly" Acrylic - 8"x8" -By Mary Maki Rae
See: Here

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Spring Bouquet - Completed



"Spring Bouquet" By Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)

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The Rest of the Painting - A Spring morning breakfast - Sweet cups of coffee - Boiled eggs - and Fresh Strawberries - Yum-!. . . . .

WISHING ALL A JOYFUL HOLIDAY WEEKEND-!

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Paintings By Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Painted Paper Collage


"Rose - Hyacinth - and Chickadee" Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)
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Sometimes to get started again - I take out some of my "experimental" Painted papers and small pieces of canvas - Cut & paste them into simple shapes - And then go from there - painting in details as I think of them. . . . 


All Designs By Mary Maki Rae - 2017 (c)
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I find the Earthy Stripes composed with the Lighter tones 
of the Flowers a pleasing Balance.


"A Dahlia - A Blue Poppy - & A Few Campanulas"
By Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c) 
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The Palette - MMR 2017(c)
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