Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"Summer Cosmos"


"Summer Cosmos" Acrylic - 9"x12" Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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I've Been working on some Acrylic paintings on Watercolor Paper in a more "simplified style". This one of Summer Cosmos - I've painted in a modern-style  Pitcher of Blue-Violet and Lavender.
It seems to me that any color composition - if it contains Red - Yellow - and Blue - always works-!   


"New Summer Palette" - Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
(I will be painting More in these colors in the days ahead.)
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"Summer Cosmos" - Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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"Flower Muse in Tangerine Garden"
By Mary Maki Rae - 2018 (c)
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For More Info on these Paintings See: HERE

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Happy Mother's Day



"Portrait of a Lady" By Mary Maki Rae -2018(c)
Acrylic on Canvas - 30"x34"
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I've always enjoyed that warm "Italian Light Palette" I used in this Painting -  I remember thinking of my Mom that Summer I painted it - miss her so much and always making that "Mother's Day" card-! (She saved them all . . . . .)


"Summer Bouquet of Roses & Peruvian Lillies"
Acrylic on Canvas 14"x16" Mary Maki Rae (c)2018
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 Another Painting in the same Palette as the one above - from another Summer: Roses - Peruvian Lillies - and Daisies in a Vase with a "Romanesque" design.

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"A Happy Elephant" 9"x12" - Gouache on Watercolor Paper
By Mary Maki Rae - 2018(c)
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I've been working on some new designs using Gouache - a water paint that dries flat - it's quite enjoyable. Always liked the design possibilities of elephants and I wanted to paint a "Happy" one -!

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Monday, April 30, 2018

More Green . . .


"Green Garden Thoughts" - Acrylic on Canvas 18''X22"
By Mary Maki Rae - 2018(c)
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Working on a new Painting - love the fresh Green Color - need to add more to the background and a few more details like flowers or plants. 
Must visit a plant store soon for more Flower Inspiration-! (See above how she looks Completed - Just added two more flowers & a leaf to her hat. And a few little color changes - decided  to keep it simple - letting the colors and composition speak. . . )


"Blue Pitcher with Hydrangeas" By Mary Maki Rae (c)
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The Palette reminds me of my Painting of "The Blue Pitcher
with Hydrangeas" (same as the one in side bar - here enlarged)
I may use that beautiful Blue Color in the background of
this Garden Girl Painting . . . .


More in Time. . . . MMR

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Spring Green


"Spring Green" 10"x12" Acrylic on Canvas -
By Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
(Painted in some Peruvian Lillies to complete this piece-
in the background: "Blue Watering Bucket" Painting -
See Here:www.instagram.com/maryrae16

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"Modern Muse" By Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
Here she is Completed. 
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