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)
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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