Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Summer Break

Spring Dreamscape - 6.3x5 "Dreamscape"- Painting By Mary Maki Rae - 2013(c) ************************************************* Taking a Small Break for a Week or Two - to Catch Up on some Painting - Reading - and other Important Stuff -! Hope Everyone is Enjoying these last Sweet Days of Summer-!

Friday, August 16, 2013

"Sail Away"

Sail Away Painting-Plain-6.3x4 "Sail Away" Acrylic - 18"x24" - By Mary Maki Rae 2013(c) **************************************** A Painting from this past - very Cool Spring - I must have been dreaming of how fabulous a Sea Criuse would be - to somewhere warm and sunny. . . . I was quite Charmed by Stripes at the time . . . Here they are on Pillows . . . Sea Change Painting - 6.3x6.3 And on Vases and Table Tops in "Sea Change" 12"x 12" that I painted in the same time frame. (shown earlier this year) **************************************** I admire them as well on the little beach tents in this Kaffe Fassett Quilt and the Blue ones here on blue walls. Quilt -K.F.-blue room-6.5x6.5 *************************************** And on row and rows of Beach Chairs . . . The Theme seems truly Endless . . . Beach Cairs-6x7 *************************************** It' very Warm and Humid here in the Northwest . . . Time for an Iced Tea Break-!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Dazzeling Dahlias

Dahlia Garden Muse-6.3x7
"Dahlia Garden Muse" 18" x23" Acrylic -
By Mary Maki Rae (c) 2013
Dahlias seem to dominate many stands of the Flower Markets in Seattle during our City's Sunny Summer Days.
Their vibrant colors are so welcome - after such a cool Spring this year-!
Declared the City's Official flower nearly a Century ago - as the Dahlias thrive in our Northwest moist moderate climate.
French Blue Watering bucket
"French Blue Watering Bucket" 18"x24" Acrylic - By Mary Maki Rae (c) 2013

King Fisher Painting"Still Life with Dahlias" - 18"x24" Acrylic
By Mary Maki Rae (c)2013
Lucky for me - I just recieved the nicest Gift of a huge armful of Dahlias from my neighbor who does so well growing them-!
I've always enjoyed Painting and Arranging Dahlias because they grow in nearly every Hue and Array of shapes and forms - from spiky to wispy - svelte to spherical.
I've found the Arrangements are long-lasting - so Perfect for special occaisions.
The large - lighter colors can look especially striking and classical.
Also they will Bloom through October - if the Summer weather is not to Hot-!