Thursday, October 5, 2017

October Inspirations


"October Inspirations" Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)
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Working on a group of Small Acrylic Paintings on Wood for an Event - coming up soon. Images of mostly Flowers - Birds - and Leaves.  Painted in Fall colors.


"Arranging Flowers to Paint" - Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Birch Trees



"Birch Trees and a Kestral" Acrylic - Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)
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I've been painting a lovely stand of Silver Birch Trees - that I enjoy observing across a near-by field.  About this time of the Year their leaves turn into the most glorious shade of Gold that I love. (It's best seen from here - after all of the Maple Tree leaves have fallen.)
Among the branches I've painted a fine-feathered Kestral - that seems to me most appropriate and delightful-!



"Birch Trees and Kesrtal" By Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)
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Monday, September 11, 2017

Autumn's Coming Soon


"Bouquet in Black Enamel Pitcher" - 16"x16" Mary Maki Rae -2017(c)
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One of my Favorite Summer into Fall Paintings - I always enjoy painting this enamel pitcher - plain white - black & white - royal blue - or all black as in this painting where it sets off the colors of the flowers beautifully. . . .
NOTE: For more info on this Painting See: HERE



A nice earthy palette to use for painting all those - soon 
to be appearing Fall Leaves
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Blue Bouquet




"Blue Romance" Acrylic 14" x14" Mary Maki Rae (c)2017
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I started painting this Image - inspired by an Arrangement of some Beautiful Hydrangeas - right before the "Solar Eclipse Happening". So after watching that experience - it seemed appropriate to paint the Moon and stars in that little window that quite often appears in many of my floral paintings.
       

I felt so cool and refreshing painting the Blues and 
 Lavenders after a string of paintings in a Bright Palette.


Really Enjoy the Soft -Romantic-like feeling of this Painting
Mary Maki Rae - Acrylic on Canvas- 2017 (c) See:HERE
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dreamy Summer Days


"Dreamy Beach Days" - Acrylic on Canvas -18" x24"
By Mary Maki Rae 2017 (c)
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Hope you're living a few Happy -Dreamy Days at the Beach this Summer and collecting a few Souvenir moments or occasions-!

I'm taking a small break to continue work on more bright Summer Paintings -some homework - and some necessary technical computer stuff. . . . 


"Summer Bouquet" By Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)
See at my Etsy Shop Here
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Friday, August 4, 2017

More Garden Inspiration




"Summer Garden" Acrylic on Arches Watercolor Paper
By Mary Maki Rae 2017 (c)
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In between working on my "Bright Summer Palette" Paintings - I love to record in Watercolor on Arches - the flowers blooming in Summer. They're so nice to have on hand for reference during the other Seasons.
Shown are: Rudbeckia (with  Green eyes) - Verbenas (tiny vibrant flowers that grow in a perfect circle) - and of course Primroses ( this one actually blue & white stripes - I've painted stripes lavender however.) 
In this piece (unfinished yet) - a lovely face appeared. She put me in mind of "Sappho" a real woman Greek Poet who lived in 600 BC and was know for her love lyrics.
  
Or in more recent times - She reminds me perhaps - of the character "Sabine" - a Gifted gardener in the Art Film: "A Little Chaos" - Starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts. A Story that always lifts my spirits-!

"The purpose of Art: To inform and delight-!" 
                                          - Horace
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Summer Sunrise



"Summer Sunrise" Acrylic - By Mary Maki Rae (c) 2017
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A New painting I've been working on recently - Completed except for a few details - same Summer color palette with more Blue and Violets . . . . .
   
  
Added a small window with a view and some fresh air 
into the "Deck Garden" painting - MMR (c)2017
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I Enjoy this "Aqua Garden Muse" a Petite 8"x8" Painting 
on canvas - on a wood Panel MMR (c)2017
 See:HERE
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Summer Garden on the Deck


"Summer Garden on the Deck"  Acrylic on Canvas 
12" 12"By Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)
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I'm still Enchanted with this Bright Summer Color Palette  - I find that the Pink and Orange work so well with Blue - Yellow and All Shades of Green. . . .  
  

"A Summer Muse" Acrylic on Canvas - 16" x 22"
By Mary Maki Rae 2017 (c)
for more info See: HERE
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"Summer Bouquet in Glass Pitcher" Acrylic 8" x 8"
In Background - The Bright Summer Palette"
By Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)


"Summer Muse at the Beach" Acrylic - 8" x 8"
By Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)
(For more see: HERE)

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"Summer Bouquet"( as seen above) 8" x 8"
Acrylic on Water Color Paper - MMR 2017(c)
(For more info See: HERE)

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

"Summer"


"Summer#4 " - 12" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas
"Summer Poetess" by Mary Maki Rae - 2017 (c)
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I enjoy the soft mood of this painting. She looks like a Poet to me - wearing her 18th Century Feathered Hat for Inspiration. . . . See more Here



The Bright Palette - Mary Maki Rae 2017 (c)
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"Summer Poetess" By Mary Maki Rae - 2017 (c)
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Recently found these Lovely Salad Plates (made of a sturdy material Called "Melamine") .They're perfect for the Alfresco Table or your next Picnic-!
(Find at Pier I or "Cadeaux"-online)
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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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