Monday, November 13, 2017

Waterline..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews












First of all let me apologize for my absence and lack of posting of late. I had a family health crisis and needed to take some time away from my painting.
It's been like losing my right arm, and I JUST HAD TO GET BACK INTO MY STUDIO!

That happened late yesterday, and this is the finished result.

It's a pastel image on Sennelier pastel paper (unframed)

This image is 12" x 16" unframed.

$225 plus S/H




Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/waterline-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true








Thanks so much for visiting..




Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

come Paint with Rae Andrews in the Southwest Region of France May 2018


Please don't miss out on this fabulous trip to the region of the Dordogne Valley in southwest France.

Rae will demonstrate in pastel techniques and watercolor. However all mediums are welcome.

Rae will give personal at easel instruction if you choose a different medium to what she is demoing in.

** We also have a wonderful studio in which to work if desired.. 
This venue covers it all!


Lakes, rivers, castles, quaint French  towns, poppy fields, medieval cliff side villages and so much more..

This venue of Le Vieux Couvent is a restored 17th century convent, now an artist's retreat! 

 Private room (most with own bath and meals to die for!

The price is including so many things including my tuition..

$2600 inclusive

Airfare is not included and a couple of meals..

Go to the website below for details, and please contact me if you are interested. I need to get deposits in by early December 2017.


I hope you will join me!

Bonjour!


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Queen For The Day..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


This is the completed demo I began last week for the Brenham Arts League here in Texas.

I possibly spent only 30 minutes on the actual demo as I had already done a longer one and time was short.

This image is on white velour paper.

The steps of this are below..

 I like to work a lot of negative painting into my background first, and the flower/s evolve as the painting progresses.

I did not pre draw to begin with, merely used 'VEILS' of pastel marks over the surface first to disturb the surface tension. 

After this I referred to my photo of a flower and sketched a little over these marks to give me a 'road map' of a flower so to speak.

I like movement in my works, and not sticking to a plan, just allowing the painting to tell me what it wants to do.

Here are the steps.
This image is a pastel on velour paper (unframed)
19.5" x 25.5" 
$550 plus S/H

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:





Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Majesty Sublime..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



MAJESTY SUBLIME was started yesterday as a demo for the Brenham Arts League.

What a lovely audience I had, and it was a pleasure having such an eager participation for my demonstration. Thank you all so much.

I worked more on this today just to complete the image, although I had a good start at the demo, it was just not a 'home run' quite yet.

I think it's okay now, I will live with it a day or so and see how I feel.

                  This image is on Sennelier sanded paper (a dark green I believe) 

                                   It is unframed and measures 19.5" x 25.5"

                                                                $525 plus S/H


                           Prints are also available through my Fine Art America site..




https://fineartamerica.com/featured/magesty-sublime-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true







                                                                    Thanks for visiting..








Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Chasm Interrupted..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews





I am on a roll with these abstracts now, hope you are not sick of them.
This one was a challenge..

As you will see from the step by step page below, it began as a full sheet of Sennelier paper on which I had done a quick demo for an art group years ago. 

 I am going through all my old filed paintings and reconstructing them. I hate to waste this wonderful substrate.

So...  I first turned the old demo upside down before deciding to cut the paper in half vertically.

I find if I view an old image upside down first it changes my perspective on that piece, and I begin to see possibilities for another painting.

This one, as with my previous posts, changed a great deal throughout the process of painting it. I could easily have gone with a horizontal format, but in the end, decided on this vertical.
I am constantly rotating the work as I paint.

This image is 10" x 25.5" unframed
$350 plus S/H


Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/chasm-interrupted-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true



See below for the thought process behind this pastel painting..

Thanks for visiting..









Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Mantled Epoch..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews







Mantled Epoch is cut from the same paper as the previous post. I am glad I stuck with this set of abstracts, always a little worrying to rely on one's design sense, but I do love that 'angst' in my art.

 I began (after I had cut the full sheet in half as with my previous painting) by turning the remaining 'demo' image upside down. 

As I worked by blocking in some hefty darks, I rotated every few minutes, and kept doing that till I settled on a pleasing composition.

Just by rotating the piece as I progressed, I saw so many opportunities evolve. Each rotation looked so different, and the focus became a different area of the painting.

 I had a hard time, as with my previous post, to finally decide which rotation pleased me the most.
Eventually it was this one.

See the process of my thinking below, remember I had no reference with any of these abstracts, I just 'went with the flow' so to speak (pun intended).

This piece is 13" x 19" unframed
It is a pastel on red Sennelier paper.

$350 plus S/H

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/mantled-epoch-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true







See the stages of this painting below..
Thanks for visiting..







Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Cavernous Tumble..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



This painting started as a demo start, only partly done, and I did not want to toss the great paper.

It was a full sheet of reddish  Sennelier paper, which I turned upside down and cut in half so I have two pieces I can work on. (there will be another painting coming up soon from this paper)

I liked the color contrast in the demo, so just went with it.

I wanted to abstract my image (though) and after my France workshop last May and a visit to some amazing caves, I felt this image could be an 'echo' of that .

See all the steps below, to better explain.

This image is 13" x 19.5" unframed

$350 plus S/H

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:




                             Below is a little on the thoughts behind my process. 

As a finished painting the sheet directly below shows the image in all directions. I could still change my mind on this, it's an easy thing to erase my signature and place it elsewhere if I decided to perhaps go with a vertical format, I will have to live with my chosen top image for a few days and see how I feel.









The sheet below is my whole thought process throughout this painting. From an old demo partly done on a full sheet/cut in half/turned upside down/ and then gradually working around the shapes in a new painting.





Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Monday, October 9, 2017

On a Clear Day..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



This is a small pastel piece I did yesterday. It measures 7.5" x 7.5" unframed

$125 plus S/H






                          Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:


https://fineartamerica.com/featured/on-a-clear-day-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true













Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Above, Below and Beyond..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


I decided to pastel over a very banal tree landscape I had done in a quick demo years ago.

I have just attended an abstract workshop and I guess that is still n my mind, even though it was a watercolor workshop.

 I needed a break away from pretty landscapes, and this is what I came up with.

Totally intuitive, no preconceived plan.

I did this on Sennelier paper in pastels.

It measures 11.25" x 25.5" unframed

$350 plus S/H

I am also posting my decision planning on the rotation of this design, I was pleased with it in every position actually, but decided on the above. 

See what you all think, do you agree?


Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:









Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Peace Beyond..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


I just finished this one, which I began yesterday afternoon. 

It is on a mystery paper I had in my file drawer so don't ask what it is..:(( 

It is was a cream sanded paper though however not one I was familiar with.

The size of this image is 19.5" x 25.5 " unframed.

My reference was a lily pond photo I took while in France last May. The fish I actually made up. The magically appeared so voila!

AS is my general practice I nudged color in Photoshop, although this image was pretty colorful to begin with I have to say.

$550 plus S/

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:












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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Soft Light on the Pedernales..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



This one is similar to the landscapes I have posted before. Had a great time doctoring colors in Photoshop. But.. now that program seems to have died on me!! Oh woe!


I desperately need my Photoshop.


Looks like I have to call my computer guru.. Grrr!😒😒


Anyway, this image is a pastel on a bright blue Colorfix paper. 

It measures 15.5" x 18.5" unframed.

$300 plus S/H


Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:










Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Valley Rapids..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

 





VALLEY RAPIDS is completely made up. It began as a demo I did for Jerrys Artarama a couple of years ago. This was the original 30 minute demo below.

Not wanting to waste this wonderful sheet of Sennelier paper, I decided to work on it again yesterday and today. Here is the result.

This image is 19.5" x 25" unframed

$525 plus S/H

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:














Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Just Turning..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

 
JUST TURNING is a scene from the area of Hamilton Pool here in Texas, the river is the Pedernales.


I love this area, so full of things to paint. I used Photoshop to embellish and vamp up my colors with this one, something I do a fair bit..


This image is done on a mauve colored Canson TOUCH paper, not one of my favorites I have to admit, just not enough 'tooth' to it for my style of painting.




Image size is 22" x 28" unframed
$525 plus S/H


Prints of this image are also available through  Fine Art America:


https://fineartamerica.com/featured/just-turning-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true
























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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pedernales Roaming..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews





This pastel is unframed and is on a lovely French Ultramarine Blue sanded Colorfix paper.

The scene is of the Pedernales river area here in Texas, which I embellished a little in Photoshop to get some more vivid colors. You know me, I LOVE that color!

                                                Image size is 20" x 28" unframed

                                                                 $525 plus S/H

                      Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America.






https://fineartamerica.com/featured/pedernales-roaming-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true





Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Twists and Turns Near Johnson City..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

 



I just finished this pastel..

The surface is the all cotton sanded Pastel Premier paper.. I am liking this surface a lot especially for my landscapes.

The scene is mostly for memory, and is very near Johnson City on the way to Fredericksburg here in Texas.

I pass it a lot in the car, never stopping to take a photo, but it always gets my attention on the highway. That zig zag line again, can't resist!

The colors are very embellished to suit my mood, and I am sure with the end of summer, the river is nowhere near as full as this is, but I am an artist, what can I say?

This image is 12" x 16" unframed

$300 plus S/H


Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:










Thanks for visiting..
 
Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Two Steppin'..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews























I love chickens, they are so comical and very proud, at least the roosters. Why would'nt they though, when you see those colors in their feathers, wonderful.



I went to Austin zoo to get these photos, made a composit from which to work.



I had a nice piece of rich burgandy suede matboard, and thought the oranges would look great on it.



What do you think?


      This is an unframed pastel  9" x 12"


        $125 Plus S/H


                                                                 




Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

     http://raeandrews.com






Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Zig Zag Stream..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


Just completed this image. Really loving this Pastel Premier paper.
This is a pastel measuring 12" x 16" 

$300


Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:







Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Sea Cliff Haze..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews





Having traveled along the Amalfi Coast and seeing the wonderful vista of cliffs and misty coastline, this image evolved from memory. I often draw on my imagination when painting, I find it quite meditative. Just to let myself go with the rhythm of the sea and allow the marks to 'flow' from your fingertips..

Soft background music is also a help with this particular way of painting.

I know a lot of my students go through some angst when they can't pluck an image out of their heads and I understand this. It's not for everyone..

Even if you use a photo to begin a painting, put it away after the first few basic design strokes, and let your memory work for you, it does work, and you will get more of a 'personal feeling' about your scene which is (for me) far more seductive for your viewer.

I was trained to visually see a scene and memorize it a lot, especially with seascapes. 

Also doing so many demos for various art groups, sometimes I have to use what's in my head to get a point across. 
So, I so hope you like this one.. Seascapes are magical to paint, especially with pastels.

I used Pastel Premier paper for this one, and this surface is becoming a favorite of mine I have to admit. There is not a great deal of texture to it as with Sennelier, so certain subjects might not work as well for me. However, seascapes are a perfect subject matter.

Image size is 12" x 16" unframed

$300 plus S/H

Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/sea-cliff-haze-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true



                                        

Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

        http://raeandrews.com

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sunset Afterglow..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews







SUNSET AFTERGOW is inspired by Maui and all the beach walks I did there at sunset. The soft and romantic colors are wonderful at this time of evening. How I miss that part of island life.


I always fine soft high key colors difficult to portray in my art, so this was a challenge.

                                  This image is unframed and measures 8" x 10".

                                                                $150 plus S/H


            Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:


https://fineartamerica.com/featured/sunset-afterglow-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true



Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Headland At Lowtide..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




HEADLAND AT LOWTIDE  is an imaginary image, but one I have seen many times in my homeland of Australia. The light is so clear there, and the colors are so vibrant.

I am very inspired by color and movement as you all know, and any water scene will always captivate me.

I hope you like this one, it was fun to paint.
I have no idea of the substrate, it could be UArt paper but I truly don't know. It was one I found in my reserve drawer.

                                                This image is 8" x 10" unframed

                                                                $150 plus S/H

                      Prints of this image are also available through Fine Art America:

    https://fineartamerica.com/featured/headland-at-lowtide-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true




Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Freshly Plowed..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews







I have done this scene before in acrylics on canvas. Who knows, I might do it again in oils.

A friend gave me this photo, thanks MJ..
I loved it! The colors, the panorama, the distance, it's a painting waiting to happen! I believe it's a scene near Blanco here in Texas.

                                                      This image is unframed.

                                                                6": x 12.5"

                                                            $100 plus S/H



                        Prints of this image are also available at Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/freshly-plowed-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true





Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com