Friday, September 23, 2016

Blue&White-Persian Delight

"Persian Delight" Acrylic 12x16 - Mary Maki Rae 2016(c)

What goes into a Painting and what inspires it-?
It can be many things - this time it was just this Blue & White Dish that I found in a in a Decor Shop along with a cloth napkin with a Persian-like Pattern - also in Blue & White -plus Aqua. When I got home I realized that I was attracted to that Dish because it reminded me of a small Hand-painted Blue & White Dish with it's pointy stripes - that Robert had bought for me - long ago when we would poke around in old Book Shops and Antique Shops - We had such Fun-!
So I guess it's true - that we do paint our Memories - almost uncousiously sometimes. . . .

The Palette - to begin with.

I Brought in some bright Oranges and a vibrant - deep violet Dianthus - just in bloom - really enjoyed the effect with the Blue & White

And the Palette really changed and came to life - with more different-colored Flowers and Leaves-!  If it was a larger painting - I would add even more details on the Table and on the left-hand side. But for now I really enjoy it as is-!


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Lilly Bouquet

"Lilly Bouquet" -12"x 16" Acrylic - Mary Maki Rae (c)2016
This Painting started out as a Summer Lilly Bouquet displayed in a richly textured clay pot. Then the first splendid Fall Maple Leaf appeared on the Deck. 
It thereby influenced the color composition plan. So I see this painting now as a transitional one - of Summer slowing evolving into the Fall Season of the Year.

CloseUp of LillyBouquet- Mary Maki Rae -2016(c)

Sunday, September 4, 2016

"Summer Day Lilly"

"Summer Day Lilly" 17"x23"- Acrylic 
By Mary Maki Rae (c) 2016
A Cottage Garden Perennial - The Day Lilly - still in bloom. . . . .
Almost finished with this painting - need to paint the background - I'm thinking of (Perhaps) the classic beach scene with tall dry grasses blowing to and fro in the Wind.