Monday, November 12, 2018

Portofino Drift..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Finally finished this one.. Pastel on red Sennelier paper.

I am a part of a pastel presentation for Austin Pastel Society on Sunday 28th October  (approx. 3.30-4.30 pm) at Precision Camera in Austin. Please come along if you want to see a fun demonstration by 5 artists.

You would be most welcome. We have a silent auction at the end of each work, and the money raised goes into our scholarship fund.


This presentation is called a PAINT AROUND where all five artists begin on their own artwork for first ten minutes, then it is passed around to the next artist for them to do another ten minutes pastelling  on it.
 The demo lasts one hour with the artwork ending up in front of the original artist, for them to 'tweak' what the other artists have done to their work.

Great fun!

The above pastel painting is me getting in readiness for this presentation.

This image measures 16" x 20" unframed
 $500 plus S/H





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Rae works and teaches in all mediums. For more info please contact her through this blog site or through her website



Sunday, November 11, 2018

Portofino Interlude..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


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This is another of the boats in the Portofino Bay. Same boat as my last post, different vantage point.
I loved all the colors when I was there, and of course I embellish them to my own liking as well. 

This image is a pastel on Sennelier paper.
The painting measures 16" x 20" unframed.

$500 plus S/H

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


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Rae teaches workshops in all media. For more info please contact her through this blog or through her website:




Thursday, November 8, 2018

Portofino Glory...Pastel..Texas Artist...Rae Andrews


Just finished this pastel. It is on a piece of Sennelier sanded paper, my favorite pastel substrate.

The image is of the gorgeous reflections in Portofino Harbor, Italy. It was amazing to the eye, especially this 'artist's eye' !

$650 plus S/H
This image is presented unfamed.

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


Thanks for visiting..

Rae teaches workshops in all media, in both the USA and Europe. 
For more info, please contact her through this blog or her website


Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tramp...Pastel...Texas Artist...Rae Andrews



TRAMP was a demo I did  for the Pastel Society of Southwest Texas..
This one is on a soft pink/mauve colored suede panel.

I had such fun with these demos.. I hope you like them too.

This image is 11" x 14" unframed
$200 plus S/H


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








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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Un Petite Chien..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


I had this off cut piece of bright deep velvet suede mat board, and decided to try a pastel of this sweet face on it. 
The dog was in a market place in Provence a few years ago when I was there.

The red substrate was strong and a little daunting to control with my pastels, but I think I did okay with this one. On to the next now.

This image is 10" x 10" unframed.
$180 plus S/H

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


               

                                         Rae works teaches in all mediums
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Intent..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews





INTENT is an apt title for this one. The dog was on the Greek island of Myconos, and as much as I tried to get his attention so I could get a good shot, he/she refused to look my way. Still it was a gorgeous dog and I just had to paint it.

I have just purchased the new DARK UART PASTEL PAPER.. I liked it a lot, such a change from the drab sameness UART has always given us, of a sand color ...

Black paper is tricky though, and needs special consideration of the values one uses with pastels. 

This image is 9" x 12" 
$200 plus S/H

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



                                           Rae works and teaches in all mediums.                                                                                    Please contact her through this blog for more information.

                                                           Thanks for visiting..

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Forgotten Glory..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


All done! I am pleased.. I think it works now.. 

This image is a pastel on a light green Sennelier sanded paper.

Image size is 9" x 25" unframed.

$400 plus S/H

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

                                            Rae works and teaches in all mediums.

                             Please contact her through this blog for more information.

                                                           Thanks for visiting..

Neptunea..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

 For the steps to this painting please go to my personal blog.. 
raeandrewsgallery.blogspot.com


And here is my finished painting. 

Image size is 9" x 25" unframed
$499 plus S/H

The surface is Sennelier sanded paper and the medium is PASTEL.

I hope you like this one..

Prints are also available through my Fine Art America site:

                                                         
                                                                   Thanks for visiting..
                                      Rae works and  teaches workshops in all mediums.



Monday, February 19, 2018

Fan Palm Canopy..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews









                                       FAN PALM CANOPY is now complete.. 

                 This image is on Sennelier sanded paper, and is presented unframed.


                                             Image size is 19.5" x 25.5" 



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


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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Chain Reaction..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews








Chain Reaction is a pastel on Sennelier paper.
Image size is 15.5" x 19.5" unframed


$450 plus S/H


I did quite a lot of reconstruction on the links from my initial drawing as in my photo it was not clear enough to follow. I made the water up and the wharf, both of which were not visible in my photo, which incidentally was a chain I saw on Maui in the Maalaea Harbor.


I also turned this one every which way during my process, and finally decided to make it a horizontal format.






Prints of this image are also available through my Fine Art America print site:
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/chain-reaction-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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Monday, February 5, 2018

Flash Dance..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews




Believe it or not this one used to be irises. I just labored so long on trying to make them work that I decided to throw in the proverbial towel and start all over.

The surface is a Richeson sanded panel and they take a LOT of torture. LOL.

I held it under a garden hose , blasting most of the iris image away, then let the panel dry.

I used some of the ghost image underneath to allow the fish to evolve. It was tricky, but then I love to complicate things, ha!

I really like the design of this one, and I certainly prefer it to my iris attempt. I hope you like it.

This image is 18" x 24" unframed
$400 plus S/H





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









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

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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


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









                  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:










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

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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:






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

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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:






Thanks for visiting..

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

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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:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

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:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com