Monday, May 22, 2017

Summer Preview

"Arranging Summer Flowers" Acrylic 9"x 12"
By Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)
Nothing I enjoy more in the Summer than Planting - Arranging and Painting Flowers. 
Above is a small painting on watercolor paper that I'm looking forward to   painting on a large canvas soon. . . .depending on the weather and etc. 

The Palette (1)for the Painting imaged above  
Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)

Some Colorful Flower Vessels to Choose From - MMR(c)

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 


Thursday, May 18, 2017

French Tea

"French Tea Fantasy" - Acrylic 9x12 
Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)
I'm reading a delightful Book on "French Tea" - wherein the author describes many elegant Tea Salons in Paris to visit - and the outdoor cafes that are dotted in the hills of Provence. All seem like such Romantic places to experience the Art and Essence of The French Style of Tea and their Culture.
The Book:"French Tea"  By Carol Manchester - 1993 (c) NY

"Dream Landscape" -Mary Maki Rae 2017(c)
Also in the Book are Featured Many Delicious Recipes
for the Food and Confections that are served with Tea
at Home in France.
(The "Gateau Glace a' l' Orange" (Orange Cake) I plan to try soon)

 Painting by Mary Maki Rae

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Blue Delphiniums

"Blue Delphiniums" -Acrylic By  Mary Maki Rae -2017(c)

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

A Limited Color Palette Style 

Also two more Whimsical designs - Acrylics and  "collage" cups of painted paper - holding flowers.

"Make My Heart Sing" By Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)

"Wild Fling" By Mary Maki Rae - 2017(c)