Thursday, May 7, 2015

News!!! I won a prize for this one....Rae Andrews





This pastel won 3rd in Show at the Austin Juried Member's Show recently here in Austin.
I was thrilled to get such a great prize.
Thank you Mike Beeman who judged this show.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Fat Mango Still Life Painting in Pastel


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Mango No.1
Pastel on La Carte
6x6
Colleen Sanchez

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Still Life Pastel Painting "Threesome" by Colorado Artist Barbara Churchley


  FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

  4"x6" Pastel/Framed

  Click HERE for pricing.

  Visit http://BarbaraChurchley.com to view more of my work

  Visit my daily painting blog http://barbarachurchleyfineart.blogspot.com

  If you are in Denver, please visit my current exhibit at:

VOLUNTEERS FOR OUTDOOR COLORADO
 Event Dates: 1/2/2015 - 4/30/2015
 Location: Corporate Office
 Address:
 600 S. Marion Pkwy.
 Denver, CO 80209

Monday, April 13, 2015

Colorado Mountain Landscape Painting "Summer Trees" by Colorado Artist Barbara Churchley


FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

  8"x6" Framed Pastel Painting/Available

  Click HERE for pricing.

  Visit http://BarbaraChurchley.com to view more of my work

  Visit my daily painting blog http://barbarachurchleyfineart.blogspot.com

  If you are in Denver, please visit my current exhibit at:

VOLUNTEERS FOR OUTDOOR COLORADO
 Event Dates: 1/2/2015 - 4/30/2015
 Location: Corporate Office
 Address:
 600 S. Marion Pkwy.
 Denver, CO 80209
Churchley

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Colorado Mountain Landscape Painting "Season Change" by Colorado Artist Barbara Churchley


FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

  12"x18" Framed Pastel Painting/Available

  Click HERE for pricing.

  Visit http://BarbaraChurchley.com to view more of my work

  Visit my daily painting blog http://barbarachurchleyfineart.blogspot.com

  If you are in Denver, please visit my current exhibit at:

VOLUNTEERS FOR OUTDOOR COLORADO
 Event Dates: 1/2/2015 - 4/30/2015
 Location: Corporate Office
 Address:
 600 S. Marion Pkwy.
 Denver, CO 80209
Churchley

Saturday, April 11, 2015

A couple of inside pages of the NEW book!...Rae Andrews



It is a 11"x 13" hardcover coffee table book for the pastel artist who wants to learn some different and challenging techniques which I have discovered on my own journey.

I have included 15 step by step demonstrations and many photos of my own archived works.

I was really pleased with the end result with this book, I hope you all will be as well.
Cheers
Rae

My Latest Book..Finally! Rae Andrews







This is my latest book finally published with Blurb. This time it's for the pastel artist who is either a novice or an advanced pastellist.

Just go to www.blurb.com, then type in Rae Andrews in the search engine.
This takes you to my pages of the books I have published including this latest one.
Here you can view a 15 page  preview of  PASTEL PAINTING and the ART OF MOVEMENT and DRAMA.

Take a look.. If you are interested in buying you can buy directly through the BLURB site..
$65.00 plus S/H



Monday, April 6, 2015

Colorado Mountain Landscape Painting "Fencing Out The Sage" by Colorado Artist Barbara


FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

  5"x7" Framed Pastel Painting/Available

  Click HERE for pricing.

  Visit http://BarbaraChurchley.com to view more of my work

  Visit my daily painting blog http://barbarachurchleyfineart.blogspot.com

  If you are in Denver, please visit my current exhibit at:

VOLUNTEERS FOR OUTDOOR COLORADO
 Event Dates: 1/2/2015 - 4/30/2015
 Location: Corporate Office
 Address:
 600 S. Marion Pkwy.
 Denver, CO 80209
Churchley

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Jungle Reflections 2.......Rae Andrews


Well here I am again, finally!
I am not a good blogger I know, ( bad Rae) but I do have an excuse so I hope you will all forgive me.
My Pastel Book is almost finished now, and I will be posting it very soon.It has taken every free minute I have had over the last few weeks, I sure hope it's worth it!
This image is one of the Step-by-Step demos I have in the book.
It is a pastel on Sennelier sanded paper.
Image size is 25.5" x 11" unframed.
$450 plus S/H
Prints of this image are also available at Fine Art America:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Bull Creek Escape...Rae Andrews




Bull Creek Escape began with a lovely day's walk and paddling in the water with the puppies. I took several photos this day which was back in the summer months.

I think everyone knows how I love painting water in any form, so this will not come as a surprise to see.

However, that being said, this is done on BLACK VELOUR paper! A double whammy!
I challenged myself to do the black paper, not a color I usually choose for a pastel, and especially not velour paper.

One has to be very sure of the drawing, hence I chose water as my subject. At least I am very comfortable painting this action type of painting which will also be in my book in step-by-step form.

The format is 25.5" x 10.5" (unframed)
$450 plus S/H

Prints are also available at Fine Art America:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/bull-creek-escape-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Maui Blue....Rae Andrews




This is an unframed pastel on Sennelier sanded paper.
The scene is of Hookipa on Maui.

$485 plus S/H

Prints are also available through Fine Art America:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/maui-blue-rae-andrews.html

It Takes A Village...Rae Andrews




This pastel is in step by step form in my new book.

I did this one on sanded Sennelier paper which is becoming my paper of choice again.

It's a little rough on the fingertips until the grain of the paper gets filled. (yikes)
Although as a rule, I don't usually smudge and merge the pastel unless the painting is a skyscape or seascape.

The sunset is merged with my fingers. I 'sculpted' the clouds this way.All other areas of this painting are not smudged.

This is an unframed pastel 25.5" x 19.5"
$485

Prints are also available through Fine Art America:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/it-takes-a-village-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuscany Hills...Rae Andrews


After a little thought I am now in the midst of publishing another HOW TO book. This time it will be on the art of PASTEL painting and will be completed in a week or so.
The image above was done as a part of this book.
I walked this track times while in Tuscanny, the light was just magical!
This is a 25.5" x 19.5" unframed pastel on sanded paper.
$485 plus S/H
Prints are also available through Fine Art America:

Monday, December 22, 2014

Lavender Paths....Rae Andrews



This is an unframed pastel on the new (ish) Canson mixed media paper.

I never use watercolor under my pastels, but decided to try this technique with this new paper.

I used liquid acrylic as a base, just flopping color into the main areas as a base for my pastels.This was totally an experiment for me.

I kind of liked the process, but I am not overly rapturous.

I think it was this paper I was not that in love with. It's pretty smooth to the touch, not a lot of texture.

It seemed laborious to work the pastel over the top They did not glide onto the surface as I am so used to with velour paper.

Of course my color choice of the paper might not have made it easy for me, it was a soft yellow sand, very light in value.

So anyway here it is, I hope you like, it was a lesson learned for me and I might try the process again, but not in the near future.:))

This is a 21" x 29" pastel unframed
$450 plus S/H

Prints also available through Fine Art America:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/lavender-paths-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

"Winter on Dry Creek", 9 x 12 original pastel painting by Colorado Landscape Artist Margretta Smylie Perry






"Winter on Dry Creek"

9 x 12 Original Pastel Painting
by
Margretta Smylie Perry 

Dry Creek is a local open space area in the area north of Denver, CO. It is quite extensive, but this is one of my favorite areas. I tromped out in the snow one late afternoon to take photos, but when I saw the coyotes, I decided I'd better beat a hasty retreat! I hoped to capture the late afternoon and the very chilly weather!