Saturday, September 15, 2018

Owl Mask Bouquet


"Owl Mask Bouquet" -Acrylic on Canvas 14'x12"- 
Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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Last of Summer paintings - maybe - enjoy this palette so much - Plenty of store bought Flowers always available these days-!
Added another friendly cup and some white floral details to the Bouquet for balance.


A friendly "Muse in Aqua" with Parrot Painting 
Acrylic on Canvas 12"x12" - MMR 2018(c)
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(She works so well with this theme . . . .)
  

"Owl Mask Bouquet" By Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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Some lovely New Flowers to consider for Fall paintings
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Friday, August 31, 2018

Summer Cottage


"Summer Cottage" - Acrylic 9"x 12" Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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Continuing with more paintings in a "Summer Palette" - Enjoyed painting  this dreamy little scene with some sweetly-scented Carnations in a whimsical vase. 



Here's Ariel's Guy on a Pedestal - imaged with the Carnations


"Kitchen Chic" -Acrylic 12"x 9" on Watercolor Paper
Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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"Summer Rose" - Acrylic on Watercolor Paper - 9" x12"
Mary Maki Rae -2018(c)
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 Summer Roses - Always exquisitely beautiful-
A gift from Tamsen
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Friday, August 17, 2018


"Blue Hydrangeas & Cosmos on Sunshine Gold"
Acrylic on Canvas-17"x22"- By Mary Maki Rae - 2018(c)
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A close up the Painting I've been working on - more details to paint in yet.
It was while painting this Image - that I first heard that Aretha Franklin had 
past away - So we could call it - "Flowers for Aretha" -Love her song "Natural Woman" - And the way she sang Sam Cooke's song: "You Send Me"-! RIP.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Tablescape with Blue Vase


"Tablescape with Blue Vase"- Acrylic on Canvas
17" x 20" By Mary Maki Rae - 2018 (c)
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Working on more Summer paintings - again with a "softer edge".
Enjoy the kind of "misty feeling" of the lightly layered backgrounds - then adding the "more defined" objects - flowers and birds for contrast-!
Also enjoy the new little "fish tile" that I added in last-! (It's actually a lovely blue & white pattern - but I thought just painted White - created the perfect balance in the painting-!) 
We're experiencing a 80 - 90 degree "Heat Wave" here in the Northwest - this week - which we're not acclimated to usually -however the Mornings are cool and comfortable to work in the Studio. 


"Tablescape with Blue Vase" Mary Maki Rae -2018 (o)
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"The new "Summer Palette"  MMR 2018(c)
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"The Garden In July" Acrylic on Canvas 18"x 24"
 Mary Maki Rae (c)
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Painted this Canvas - Summers ago - still enjoy it-! It has a little of that   "elusive - misty feeling" that seems to come with the warmth of a July Summer-!
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Monday, July 23, 2018

Contemplating the Cosmos


"Contemplating the Cosmos" -Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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I've been working on more "Summer Paintings" in a New Cooler Palette with a "soft edge". Really enjoy the contrast of the Blues with the Golds - accented with the deep - rich Magenta.
Inspired by the Cosmos that are finally in bloom - after such a cool Spring - and a lovely Blue Star-like Flower 


A Vignette of two paintings with the flowers -
Acrylic on Watercolor Paper - 9"x12" MMR-2018(c)
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"A Little Lace Magic" - Mary Maki Rae -2018(c)
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The "Summer Palette" MMR 2018 (c)
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"Contemplating the Cosmos"
By Mary Maki Rae - 2018(c)
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Summer


"Muse with Dove" - Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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Working on some more Designs on Watercolor Paper in a Bright Palette and on the Painting of the lovely ladies shown below. Imaged these on an overcast day- must try again when the Sun is shining brighter in my studio.


"Breezy Summer Days" with Lilly-Rose-&Daisy
Acrylic on Canvas -18" 24" -Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
(Painted in more details - took a better image-! )
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"Breezy Summer Days" - Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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Friday, June 15, 2018

Summer Brights


"Dreaming Romantic" By Mary Maki Rae (c)2018
9" x 12" - Acrylic on Watercolor Paper
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Working on some simplistic Designs and Paintings in a New Bright Color Equation that will include some stenciling and texture: 


 Two Simple Stencils cut from Light Coated CardBoard
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Art By Mary Maki Rae - (c)2018
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More to come as Summer progresses. . . .

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

"Summer Cosmos"


"Summer Cosmos" Acrylic - 9"x12" Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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I've Been working on some Acrylic paintings on Watercolor Paper in a more "simplified style". This one of Summer Cosmos - I've painted in a modern-style  Pitcher of Blue-Violet and Lavender.
It seems to me that any color composition - if it contains Red - Yellow - and Blue - always works-!   


"New Summer Palette" - Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
(I will be painting More in these colors in the days ahead.)
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"Summer Cosmos" - Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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"Flower Muse in Tangerine Garden"
By Mary Maki Rae - 2018 (c)
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For More Info on these Paintings See: HERE

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Monday, April 30, 2018

More Green . . .


"Green Garden Thoughts" - Acrylic on Canvas 18''X22"
By Mary Maki Rae - 2018(c)
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Working on a new Painting - love the fresh Green Color - need to add more to the background and a few more details like flowers or plants. 
Must visit a plant store soon for more Flower Inspiration-! (See above how she looks Completed - Just added two more flowers & a leaf to her hat. And a few little color changes - decided  to keep it simple - letting the colors and composition speak. . . )


"Blue Pitcher with Hydrangeas" By Mary Maki Rae (c)
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The Palette reminds me of my Painting of "The Blue Pitcher
with Hydrangeas" (same as the one in side bar - here enlarged)
I may use that beautiful Blue Color in the background of
this Garden Girl Painting . . . .


More in Time. . . . MMR

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Spring Green


"Spring Green" 10"x12" Acrylic on Canvas -
By Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
(Painted in some Peruvian Lillies to complete this piece-
in the background: "Blue Watering Bucket" Painting -
See Here:www.instagram.com/maryrae16

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"Modern Muse" By Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
Here she is Completed. 
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

SPRING -!



"Primroses & Lace" Acrylic on Canvas w/applied Lace
16" x 22" By Mary Maki Rae - 2018(c)
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Finally finished this Painting by the addition of a crisp white chair with a 
 lace-like trim to contrast and complement the Garden Primroses and vase.
Love the Softness . . . . .
  

"Primroses & Lace" Mary Maki Rae (c)2018
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"Spring Primrose Faerie"
HAPPY SPRING-!
MMR
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Monday, March 19, 2018

Looking for Spring


"A Spring Muse" with Primroses -
Acrylic on Watercolor Paper -Mary Maki Rae(c)
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Sunshine has come here - but still quite Cool outside. However - nothing speaks to me more of Spring than the appearance of Primroses - Hyacinths - and the delicate pink Arabis - a prolific rockery plant that always blooms and covers my largest outdoor Planter - this very time of year. 
  

Acrylic Paintings on Canvas and Watercolor paper -
Mary Maki Rae (C)2018
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Work in Progress - MMR (c) 
Started a new painting of Primroses - experimenting with including a few Vintage Lace pieces for some texture.  A technique that is a bit time consuming but worth it - as I really like the effect of tactile contrast -! So I will continue.
  

Here is a closeup of a piece of vintage - Irish Lace Crochet -
that is a bit heavier than most lace and as a result - 
It accepts the overlaid Acrylic paint so well.
(I was reading about this Lace - and learned that the making and selling of this  
Lace by the Irish Women helped to save the lives of many -
 from the 'Potato Famine' of the 1800's)
  

Finished this Painting (18" x 22" Acrylic on Canvas) 
By adding - a cup of Primroses.  Amazing how it helped 
to lighten it up - by balancing the bright pink Stargazer-!
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Monday, March 5, 2018

More Winter Painting


"Tea Cup with Lace" - Mary Maki Rae - 2018 (c)
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A warm cup of Spice Tea . . . .so comforting on a Wintry Day  such as this one.


In the large painting in back - I repainted the Trees in the small window.  A soft warm brown and more Snow blended more with the rest of the Painting.
  

"Misty Blue" Acrylic - 10"x13" Mary Maki Rae 2019(c)
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I'm enjoying the softness of this painting.


"Tea Cup with Lace" - Acrylic on Wood Panel 8"x8"
Mary Maki Rae - 2018(c) Please See More Info Here
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Friday, February 23, 2018

Painting in Winter



"Stargazer" Acrylic on Canvas - Mary Maki Rae -2018(c)
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Cold - cold here and Snowy - Tried to warm up by working on a painting of some beautiful Stargazer Lillies.  The composition turned out mostly Mauves and Blues - so painted in a few bright Oranges to warm it up. It helped - now deciding what to add next-?
Maybe a Blue and White dish or cup of Peruvian Lillies . . . .




"Spring Muse" Acrylic on Paper - Mary Maki Rae-2018
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A New Muse - This one reminds me of the film 
"Enchanted April"
So looking forward to Spring this year -!


"Poppies" -Experimenting with pasting down shapes of heavy paper first - then painting over it for texture - which turned out kind of "subtle" in this image.
Hope The Weather Warms Up Soon-!
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