Monday, December 5, 2016

Perfect Walk..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Just finished this one. Sooo cozy in my studio with all the rain we are having, perfect to paint!

The scene is one I took a photo of while on my morning walk in Austin. I love this greenbelt area, so much to see. Of course I tend to romanticize my colors.

 In actual fact they were all pretty green on the actual day, so this is with the 'Rae' touch. :))

This is a pastel on Sennelier sanded paper and is unframed
5.5" x 7.25" 
$75 Plus S/H

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Twilight Display..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




A small landscape  in pastels on Sennelier paper. 

I am working on simple but dramatic landscapes right now, hence the sunset colors and silhouetted trees.

This image is approx. 5" x 7" unframed
$60 plus S/H

Rae conducts workshops and demonstrations of her many techniques . She uses all media.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Red Bud Beauty..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



RED BUD BEAUTY is a pastel on a UArt sanded panel.
It is unframed.

This image is 8.6" x 13" unframed
$275 plus S/H

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Rae teaches workshops and does demonstrations of her techniques in all media.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Sundown Glow..Pastel.. Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




This pastel is done on UArt paper which I mounted to foam core. It is unframed.

I am playing with textures right now with my pastel paintings, and these grasses are great fun to explore with this technique.

This image is 11" x 15" unframed
$350 Plus S/H


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Portrait, Fine Art Pastel Painting "Priestess in Pompeii" by Abstract Artist Nijole Rasmussen


 Original Pastel Portrait Painting

 11.5"x8.5" Pastel on Paper/Available

 $220.00

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Grasses..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews






I had this odd off cut of paper, and have no idea what it was though. It's a dark maroon color and is sanded. Any ideas?

Anyway, I had mounted it onto some archival foam core a few years ago so why not use it?

The format is quite elongated and poses problems or should I say, challenges to the artist, composition wise.

I chose to do just tall brambles and grasses, really playing with the various textures.
I used an alcohol wash under painting in parts, let it dry and then worked the pastels over the top.

I don't usually do this technique of underneath washes, but this paper took the wet media so why not?

I hope you like it.

This image is 8" x 22" unframed.
$300 plus S/H

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Rae conducts demonstrations and workshops in all media.
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Portrait, Fine Art Pastel Painting "Rene" After Modigliani by Abstract Artist Nijole Rasmussen


 Original Pastel Portrait Painting

 15.5"x11.5" Pastel on Paper/Available

 $300.00

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In All It's Glory..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews






In All It's Glory is a pastel on sanded Sennelier paper. This scene is another from the Sam Rayburn Lake trip I have just done. 

I warned you I would be a painting fool after this trip, i took so many photos, all paintable.
My morning and afternoon walks with the puppies were just wonderful, so much beauty!

This is another odd size, but it seemed to suit the subject so I went with it.
6" x 17.6" unframed
$200 Plus S/H


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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Lake Sam Rayburn Colors..Paste.. Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




I have just returned from a fabulous few days at my buddy's lake house on Lake Sam Rayburn in southeast Texas. 

Thanks Vicki, for having us all!

Wow! The morning and afternoon walks with my puppies were delightful, and the scenery was superb, so expect more beachscapes from me in the future.

This one is a long elongated format, a favorite of mine on which to paint. 

It is done in pastels on Sennelier paper.
8" x 19.6" unframed.

$200 plus S/H


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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Blue Haze Falls..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




I am in love with unusual formats on which to paint, this long landscape support is one of my favorites.

I admit it can be tricky though. The scene is so stretched the artist has to keep in mind not to make everything explained and focused.

My falls area itself is my main area, or at least I hope it is.

I welcome comments, just be kind.Ha!

This image is 9.6" x 25.6" and is unframed.

$450 plus S/H


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Abstract Flower Painting,Expressionism Floral Art "Sonata with Iris" by Abstract Artist Nijole Rasmussen

 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

 Original Abstract Painting

  11.5"x15.5 Pastel on Paper

 $300.00

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Rainbow's End..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Again, I have done this image before in watercolors, but have always wanted to try it in pastels. So here it is. 
This image is on Sennelier paper and measures 10" x 11" unframed
$200 plus S/H


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Rae teaches workshops and conducts demonstrations in all mediums.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Provence Daliance..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



I have painted this scene before in watercolors. I just finished this one in pastels on Sennelier paper.
This image is unframed
10" x 14" 
$200 plus S/H

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Rae teaches workshops and conducts demonstrations in all media.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Fall Dazzle...Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Just finished this one. I worked on Sennelier sanded paper, a rust/tan color.
I knew I wanted the contrast of the blues against that complement.

This one is mostly made up although I did start with a photo I had of a waterfall.  In Sketch Club, I played  on the Ipad , overlapping some more water and rocks.

Painting waterscapes always relaxes me, I love to do them!
I hope you like this one.

Unframed this image is 13.6" x 17.6"

$400 plus S/H

Prints are available through Fine Art America:

Rae conducts workshops and demonstrations of all her varied techniques in all media. 
Please contact her through this blog, or her website at:

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Painting Workshop in Provence With Rae Andrews


Bon Jour  everyone,
I'd like to invite you to join me on  this very special painting trip. 
I'm taking a group of artists to paint the beautiful south west of France in May 2017.

                                I've been so fortunate to be invited to fill one of the spaces for at Le Vieux                                        Couvent a 17th century convent and now a well known Artists Retreat. 

It is a fabulous place, renowned for its friendly hospitality ,beautiful gardens , bright airy studio                                           and of course the excellent food. 

I cannot rave enough about this venue, it is simply an artist haven!
Every corner of the gardens is a painting vignette.

The village atmosphere is quiet and charming, away from the 'maddening crowds'. 

We will get looked after royally, gourmet meals and tours to places for our painting, as well as access to a great studio at the convent.
                        Their groups of artists always have a wonderful experience, many
                 of them come again and again and have been very generous with comments.

                    Please  take a look at the Le Vieux Couvent website to see for yourself.                                                                                  www.levieuxcouvent.com

                                    If you're thinking about joining this painting holiday with me I know you                                                         will have a wonderful time!. 

                              This truly is the last chance you'll have to experience this unique place .After hosting painting holidays for over twenty years the owners feel its almost time to retire. 2017 is sadly the final year for Corinne and Bill as hosts of Le Vieux Couvent. They plan to make this their best year ever.

                            If this workshop has sparked your interest ,please do let me know right away. I'll send you all the information you need to send a deposit to reserve your spot.
I'm so excited to be planning this trip , do join me ! This is a great opportunity to paint and mix with some like minded artists in PROVENCE, FRANCE!


Take  a moment to read this flyer and don't hesitate to email be if you have questions.