by Anna Rae

I acquired this new-to-me"  display shelf for shows from the dangerously close thrift store. I painted it a color called "warm wool."  Orange and/or blue spindle tops?  

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Lil' watercolor sketch by Anna Rae

A fork?  a polyalon bird?  Who knows?

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Architecture Underpainting by Anna Rae

The most elastic of sunlight for this house. 

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Garden portrait by Anna Rae

Technically, this could be considered an architectural and/or pet portrait but let's be realistic.  This is a garden portrait and it couldn't be any more inviting.  I've said before that I feel like homes should be considered living organisms and since gardens are extensions of the home I would think this postulation could be easier to digest in the garden for traditional definitions of life.  How magical to watch a thing transform and how magical to sit within the living hedge that exists to it's fullest potential on account of your work.  I stand by my lemonade and freeze tag thoughts when working on this one.  Gypsy, on the left, probably agrees.  

Window painting! by Anna Rae

Plants and plants and plants at Lena Rose.  

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Hart and Burbank by Anna Rae

I don't know much about this house. I want to say it's a week before Halloween and there's tissue paper and glue sticks astray in the romper room because someone wants to dress up as X The Owl from The Land of Make Believe. The end. 

 

For commissions, email:  annaraegilbert@gmail.com  

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Underdrawing by Anna Rae

On the corner of Hart and Burbank. For commissions, email:  annaraegilbert@gmail.com

 

 

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Big hugs by Anna Rae

Father's Day commission for this AH-DORABLE family. For commissions, email:  annaraegilbert@gmail.com 

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Portrait by Anna Rae

A beautiful family. Beautiful portrait.  

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No Fence. No Neighbors. by Anna Rae

I spent some time trying to categorize my style because there is power in naming things.  This work is closest to what I've worked toward in painting outside of commercial work.  It's been awhile since I've released any of my private studio work.  I love documenting homes and faces.  I also love getting lost in a work with no visual reference.  I kept looking around for a photo to refer to and there was relief when I had to keep reminding myself that the only reference for this work is inward and abstract.  

 

Intuitional Abstract?

Emotional Abstract?

Cognitive Abstract?

Empathetic Abstract?

To BUY it.  

No Fences.  No Neighbors.  Watercolor on Arches, 9"x12", 2017

No Fences.  No Neighbors.  Watercolor on Arches, 9"x12", 2017

Bath time by Anna Rae

Underdrawing for a portrait.  For commissions, email:  annaraegilbert@gmail.com

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Swings by Anna Rae

Feeling like Richter with my swing fromabstract realism to straight shooting abstract. "I would like to say to those who think of my pictures as serene, whether in friendship or mere observation, that I have imprisoned the most utter violence in every inch of their surface."

 

Mark Rothko

 

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by Anna Rae

I just can't help myself. Water is summer.  

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Finished commission. by Anna Rae

This one took awhile since we had two weeks of visitors. Or maybe because I wanted to live in this misty utopia for as long as possible.  

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90° by Anna Rae

Our basement is welcoming with open arms to both old and new wood. New stretchers are coming together for a new oil on canvas series. Coming soon. 

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TFW by Anna Rae

You've been staring at the valleys and peaks of your friend's faces for an extensive amount of time. 

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