Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Of Corpus Contrasts..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


 I just finished this one in my cozy studio while the sleet falls outside and the temperatures drop.. 

Brr... it's cold today. A great day to be painting!

This one is on an Ampersand Pastelboard. 

I usually stay away from this kind of support as I prefer one with more 'tooth' to it for my pastels. However, this one worked pretty well for me, so I am glad I persevered.

 Image size is 18" x 24" unframed
$700 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, January 12, 2018

Tidepool Interrupted..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



I love to watch water move, whether it's a waterfall,  a pond or pool with a slight rippling effect. It's all mesmerizing to me and very peaceful.

I tried to capture that feeling with this one. That action of looking down into a rock pool when a ripple breaks the surface with such wonderful patterns. 

I hope you like this one, it was a fun one to paint.

This image is a pastel (unframed ) on Sennelier sanded paper.

18" x 24" 
$500 plus S/H

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










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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Like Music Adrift..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews











Hi again, I am finally able to get back to a post on this blog. My hubby has been in hospital yet again, and my life is just very scattered right now, so no time for painting. Grrr!

I started this one about three days ago. It is a 19.5" x 25.5" pastel on red Sennelier sanded paper (unframed). This one was cathartic for me, with all the stress over the last few months. Just to paint again has been a real treat!

I love to paint water in any form as you may realize, and this rock pool (without the shells) was on Maui . I again 'sparked up my colors using Photoshop on my photo. 
I used my own shell collection to pop in a little more interest. 

I hope you like it. It was a fun image to paint.

$450 plus S/H

Prints of this image are available through Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/like-music-adrift-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true





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

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ethereal Dance..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




I think if I were to describe my technique in any medium I use, on the whole, it would be OVERLAPPING and LAYERING .

With pastels this is, at times difficult, as it's an opaque medium; however one just has to use a light touch to get those underneath nuances to show through.



I began this with a totally abstract colorful start. I did not know what I would end up with. I just went with the flow.




The substrate is a red earth colored Sennelier paper.




I began with this..


I switched the image around in several directions, and kept doing that as the image progressed. 

I have a large shell collection and thought I would go with that as a subject.


Over the top of my abstract beginnings, I drew some of my shells to intersect and overlap.
Now the fun begins!


I like to work in a  NEGATIVE PINTING  technique with most all of my work, and the shells developed in much the same way.


Don't let anyone ever tell you that ABSTRACTS are easy, ("my child could do better".. 
Now where have I heard this before?


In fact, I think ABSTRACTS are the hardest . 

The artist must rely on their sense of design and truly immerse themselves from the heart. 


I hope you like how this one turned out.


This image is 9.5" x 25'5" unframed

$300 plus S/H


Prints  are also available through my Fine Art America site:






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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Springbrook Dynamic..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



This landscape is dear to my heart. 
It an image in pastels on Sennelier sanded paper (unframed)
$400 plus S/H

A few years ago my dear old  92 year Australian aunt Hazel  (Johnson) passed. She was the other professional artist in my family and somebody I admired greatly.

She loved the Springbrook Mountain area of Queensland in Australia, and always wanted her ashes scattered there.
So off a few family members went with her ashes in hand and we bid her farewell in this gorgeous national park.

I took the photo (below) and embellished the colors in Photoshop, as I don't love greens per se.. 

Even though the Aussie greens are way more earthy than our greens here in America, I still felt a need to vamp the photo before tackling it in pastels.

I often do this with my photos, just using HUE SATURATION and slide the options till you get a great color change. You might try it.

Original photo with embellished colors

This image is also available in prints through Fine Art America:






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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Some slots left..Painting with Rae Andrews in France!

Hi everyone, I hope you will consider joining me on this fabulous trip to France in 2018. Please contact me for more info and particulars, I would LOVE to have you along. 

The cost of this trip including art tuition is $2600
Airfare is not included.
 Rae




Sunday, December 3, 2017

Lavender Sway..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




 This is a pastel on that long elongated format I so love. It's a challenge, but I find that stimulating.

                            This image is on Sennelier pastel paper and is unframed.

                                                          Image size is 9.5" x 25.5"

                                                                 $350 plus S/H


                       Prints are also available  through Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/lavender-sway-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, December 1, 2017

Morning Glow on Sugar Beach..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


I just finished this pastel seascape. The scene is from Maui, a photo I took while on my morning walk last year. Sugar Beach is a wonderful walking beach near Maalaea. 

The glow is simply magical in the morning light.

So here is my interpretation of the scene.

This image is unframed.

Image size is 9' x 25'

$350 plus S/H

Prints of this painting 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, 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..








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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..

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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..
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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:


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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/

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

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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
























Thanks for visiting..

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

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