Sunday, February 18, 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:


https://fineartamerica.com/featured/fan-palm-canopy-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true






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

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







I guess I am on a bit of a close focus track right now, loving the abstraction.

As you might know by now, I love to challenge myself with design options and lots of color.

My reference photo was taken from my back yard, and it was on a very dull overcast day.  

I tweaked my colors and contrasts in Photoshop and found a nice combination this way for me to paint.

I would be lost without Photoshop, it's a must for artists or at least a similar photo correcting program.

So here is the overall process, I hope you like it..
The next post will be the result of my efforts.

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

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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





And here is my finished image.


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. 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:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com












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




I decided to get back to my semi abstracted marine elements with this one. See the page below for my process. This was a great challenge for me, I hope you like it. The next post will be the finished painting.



Thursday, February 8, 2018

Little Bird second attempt

I was challenged on Facebook to do this same subject in my usual technique and compare with the first. This morning I tried it.






 Second attempt on Sennelier paper


I used Sennelier paper and not the foam board this time.


I did not tint with an underpainting as with the first effort using Rita Kirkman's technique.


I did find my second effort quicker, but can only really see a couple of subtle differences in both results.
I also found it more difficult to get my pastel to glow this time, so RK technique wins there!


 First attempt







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This image is also 8" x 10" .



Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rooster..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


Here is my second attempt using Rita Kirkman's methods.

This image is 8" x 10" unframed

$150 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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Little Bird..Pastel..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews





                                                         This one is my first in this style.


Recently I had the pleasure of seeing one of my favorite artists Rita Kirkman work on how she gets her small animal paintings to glow as she does.


https://ritakirkman.com/




I have to say it's a tedious preparation for me, who mostly works very broadly and quickly.


Rita has a technique where she under paints her images on gator foam with pumice gel she tints with acrylic.


She usually works quite small too with all her animal renditions. This also goes against my usual painting format, as I like large formats.


I love the results she gets though, and I am sorry Rita, my poor examples don't do your demo justice.


This image is 8" x 10" unframed
I feel almost happy with it, but it's no Rita Kirkman.


Still, that's not what we should strive for, right? We (artists)  are an eclectic group of people, gathering information and ideas all the time and experimenting with possibilities for our own works.


Maybe I should call this one 'Homage to Rita'...


I have another one I also did in this technique, equally challenging, and I will post it now as well.


Enjoy..


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

                                                         http://raeandrews.com







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