Thursday, June 1, 2017

River Jewels..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Another small pastel on Premier sanded paper, really like this surface. I also love this small format, no details allowed, great fun!

                                                      This image is 4" x 8" unframed
                                                                   $60 plus S/H


                                    Prints are also available through Fine Art America:
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            Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Maui Riptide..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




I guess I felt a need for a completely different genre, so here goes nothing.

This is a scene from my walks on Sugar Beach Maui. It's a long beach and great to stretch my legs.

I just love to watch the waves, and the way the light plays on the top of the crests.

A seascape needs to be studied at length before painting it, after all, it's never still for us, and photos simply don't do it justice.

They flatten the light and dull down the colors.

Having said that, this is a composite from my photos, and a lot is from memory, an impression, that's what I was aiming for.

I hope you like it.

                                                  This image is 9" x 25" unfarmed.
                                                               $500 plus S/H

                                Prints are also available through Fine Art America:
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Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Lily Pond Light Dance..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




Yep, I know, try saying that title fast three times.. Ha! I just thought it fit this image though, so what the heck.

The pond was in Le Vieux Couvent in France,  and was magical. Filled with frogs all singing and trying to find LOVE.

I did embellish this with some of the foliage, the monstera was not there, but  I had a nice photo from which to bounce and decided to place it in for an accent element.

This image is a pastel on a mystery sanded paper I had.
It is 10.75" x 14.75"

$325 plus S/H unframed

Prints of this image are available through Fine Art America:

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

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Last Light Over the Hills Frayssinet, France..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


Another landscape of the area around Frayssinet in southwest France . This area is dotted with sheep farms, and wonderful pastures.

I just happened to be walking at twilight and saw this heavenly sky, just had to try and do it justice.

I also love this panoramic format, challenging but perfect for this genre.

The substrate is a sanded paper, not sure which one, but it's not Sennelier. Maybe Wallis?

Diving into my stock drawer is a bit of a lucky dip with selecting my papers for pastels. :))

                                              This image is 9" x 25"unframed.

                                                           $500 plus S/H

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

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Bonjour! Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




Just finished this one. I love painting small vignette's of a much larger scene.
Just that little bit more personal I think.

This is a pastel on an unknown sanded paper, not sure what it is. I had it in my stack of papers so though, oh well..

I did use a little alcohol wash underneath the pastel to get my values .

Then away I went with my gorgeous pastels, BONJOUR was born!

Hope you like..

This image is 9.25" x 14.5" unframed.
This painting is SOLD!

Prints are also available through Fine Art America:
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Friday, February 10, 2017

Aussie Joker..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews






These are my all time favorite Aussie birds, I just adore them. They cackle all the time in the treetops, and it's always what I remember the most about waking up...  their chuckles. 

Once one starts, that sets them all off. So the Aussie bushland is constantly 'LAUGHING' at you..... Very funny!

This image is is a pastel on velour paper. 
8" x 12" unframed
$175 plus S/H



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Monday, January 23, 2017

Treetop Rascals..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


This pastel is done on black velour paper. 

I rarely use black paper, although the drama of it speaks for itself. 

However, it is extremely difficult to get the lights and darks to read on this surface, especially with VELOUR PAPER.

The subject is of Lorikeets or as they are called in Australia, LORRIES.. 

Little imps which fly all over the eastern regions of Australia and are forever present in the treetops, calling to one another. The colors are truly amazing!

I hope I did them justice here.

This pastel is unframed and measures 9" x 15".
$155 plus S/H


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

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Viewpoint...Pastel..Texas Artist ?.Rae Andrews



This pastel is unframed and on Colorfix paper. I wanted to make the sky the 'star of the show' in this one. 

9.0" x 9.0" unframed

$150 Plus S/H


Prints are also available through Fine Art America:

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

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Double The Trouble..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews







Some of you might recognize my boys, this is Pebbles and Bam Bam, the loves of my life!

They are from two photos I had and I wanted to place them in water, to try and get a reflection and ACTION image.

I made the water up. It was a fun image to paint, and I am pretty pleased with this one.

This image is 18" x 24" unframed

The substrate is a dark gray Sennelier paper

$500 plus S/H


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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

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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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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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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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Rae demonstrates her techniques in all media, and does workshops and classes.

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