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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Thursday, February 1, 2018


Nature - as with People - are my Initial Inspiration - Mary Maki Rae 2018(c)
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"So many people do not know at all how Beautiful the world is and how much Magnificence is revealed in a stone, in tree bark, or in a birch leaf" . . . .
                                                                       -Rilke
                                                         
                                                         

"Work still in progress" Inspire by the Large Butterfly
 to paint in a couple more - on this recent painting 
of a Garden Muse" - Mary Maki Rae - 2018(c)
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 Study for Fabric Design - Mary Maki Rae - 2018(c)
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