Friday, December 29, 2017

Happy New Year-!

"New Year Angel with Finches" 
Acrylic - By Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)

A Wish to All 
for a New Year 
Contemplation -
Serenity - 
and Inspiration-!


Enjoyed a Wonderful Christmas this year -
Looking forward to a Bright New 2018 -!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Snow for Christmas-!

A Christmas Wish to All
For a Peaceful 
and Enjoyable Holiday
with Your Family
and Friends-!
(with a lot of Joyful Merriment
for Everyone-!) 


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Merry Christmas-!

Garden Sculpture By Robert Rae - 2017(c)
Decorating Our "Alicia" Garden Sculpture
with Juniper clippings - I will add more natural 
foliage to her skirt later this week. 

Cookie Making Set & "Chef Doll - 2017 (c) 
By Robert & Mary Rae

Baking a Favorite Filled Shortbread Cookie Recipe -
These are ready to put in the oven to bake -
After they are baked I sprinkle with Powdered Sugar
(I love how it looks so much like snow-!)
More later....

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Winter Muse

"Winter Muse" -Acrylic 8"x12" Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)

"Wintry Scene" 12"x12" Acrylic on Canvas - A Work in Progress -
Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)
Working on some Festive-themed Designs and a 12"x12" - "Winter" Acrylic Painting.
The weather here has been so Freezing and Frosty in the morning - that it has inspired this Painting that I'm working on now. (It needs more details to pull it all together.) Love the Frosty Vessels - the larger one looks like a Crown to me -The White is a nice contrast with the deep Red and Blue Palette.
(I've been slowing watching "The Crown" Series - Maybe that had an influence-?) Don't miss the series - It's really Good-! Well back to finish the Painting. . . .It's Done now - See HERE:


Monday, November 27, 2017

Enchanted Forest

"Enchanted Forest" 5-1/2" x9" - Acrylic on Canvas
Mary Maki Rae-2017(c) See Here:


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Vision 20/20 Event

 "Sparrow Hawks" Acrylic -14"x16" Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)
I've been so Inspired by the Beauty of the Trees this Fall . . . .
Their Colors and Textures have made an Impression on my paintings for the "Vision 20/20 Event - coming this Saturday Evening-!

Here are some of the small paintings that will be shown at the Event:

"Woodpecker" 8"x 8" Canvas on Wood - MMR- 2017(c)

"Pippa with Finches" -Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)

"Sweet Bouquet" 14"x16" Acrylic on Canvas - Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)
(For the Silent Auction at the Event)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Vision 20/20 Event

"Coffee Break" Acrylic on Canvas -Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)
Still working on the small wood panels. Very inspired by the Fall-colored birds -
like the Kestrels and Falcons - because of the many varied and stunning patterns of their Feathers. Many reflect the Fall leaves-!

"Northern Flicker" - Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)

"Kestrel with Fall Leaves" Mary Maki Rae -2017 (c)

"Fall Garden Scene" -  Mary Maki Rae -2017(c)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

October Inspirations

"October Inspirations" Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)
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)


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Birch Trees

"Birch Trees and a Kestral" Acrylic - Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)
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)

Monday, September 11, 2017

Autumn's Coming Soon

"Bouquet in Black Enamel Pitcher" - 16"x16" Mary Maki Rae -2017(c)
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

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Blue Bouquet

"Blue Romance" Acrylic 14" x14" Mary Maki Rae (c)2017
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

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dreamy Summer Days

"Dreamy Beach Days" - Acrylic on Canvas -18" x24"
By Mary Maki Rae 2017 (c)
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

Friday, August 4, 2017

More Garden Inspiration

"Summer Garden" Acrylic on Arches Watercolor Paper
By Mary Maki Rae 2017 (c)
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

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Summer Sunrise

"Summer Sunrise" Acrylic - By Mary Maki Rae (c) 2017
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

I Enjoy this "Aqua Garden Muse" a Petite 8"x8" Painting 
on canvas - on a wood Panel MMR (c)2017

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)
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

"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)


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


Saturday, July 1, 2017


"Summer#4 " - 12" x 12" Acrylic on Canvas
"Summer Poetess" by Mary Maki Rae - 2017 (c)
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)

"Summer Poetess" By Mary Maki Rae - 2017 (c)

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)

Friday, June 16, 2017

Summer Muse

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

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)

The Palette - "Summer Fun In The Sun"

Monday, June 12, 2017

Garden Inspiration

"Garden" Acrylic - Mary Maki Rae -2017(c)
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)

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)