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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