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


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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

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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


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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.






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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


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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


                                                                 




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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


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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:

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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:


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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:

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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



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Monday, August 21, 2017

Becalmed..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


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Believe it not, I always thought sunset paintings were a bit 'cheesy' and I stayed well clear of doing any. I guess I have a had a change of heart in the last week or so.

This was an old demo and was trees originally. Yep..TREES!

I decided to just use a piece of foam to smudge the trees away enough for me to try doing the seascape you now see. I liked all my original colors, so wanted to take advantage of that.

                                  Here is the finished result.. I hope you like it.

                            This image is on Sennelier sanded paper unframed. 

                                                        13" x 19"

                                                   $295 plus S/H


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

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Creacendo..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Another of these different shaped formats, I love to challenge myself with something out of the norm.

This pastel is all about the sky as was the last one I posted, and completely made up (again), as with the last post.

                                          The substrate is Sennelier sanded paper.

                                                Image size is 5.25" x 12" unframed

                                                              $175 plus S/H

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Coastal Glow..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews








I felt like a change and decided on a coastal scene this time. I wanted a dramatic sky and bold colors. I had a different shaped piece of Colorfix mauve paper, and thought, why not?

                                            This image is 6.5" x 19.5" unframed.

                                                           $200 plus S/H

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Peace..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Just a small pastel on Sennelier sanded paper.
I was warming up for a larger piece yesterday, and  decided to get the pastel dust flying on this little guy first.

                                            This image is 3.75" x 8" unframed.

                                                               $65 plus S/H

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Ruffled Feathers..Pastel..Texas Artist...Rae Andrews



Ruffled Feathers was an unfinished demo started quite a while ago. I did not want to waste the Sennelier (full sheet) of paper, so decided to try and redeem the image to a finished product.

Here is the image completed.. I am posting the steps of this below ..
I used three of my own photos and combined the chickens in the one painting.

This one is all pastel. Sennelier paper is a sanded paper and cannot (very successfully) have any wet media like alcohol on it, however, I have done that in the past too. It's tricky though, and I would not advise it.

I did crop some off the outer edges, and feel  it looks better for doing that.

                                            This image is 16.5 " x 21" unframed
                                                                   $235 plus S/H

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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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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

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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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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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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!

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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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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


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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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