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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Houses by Anna Rae

House portrait ✅ 

For commissions, email:  annaraegilbert@gmail.com or visit www.annaraegilbert.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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Portrait Detail by Anna Rae

First layers of the portrait part of this commission. The first layers are always nice and loose. WIP / work in progress. 

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In the Valley by Anna Rae

"I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery- air, mountain, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy."  Sylvia Plath

 

Work in progress.  WIP 

First layers of a commission.  

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Spine by Anna Rae

Thin layers with this commission and a brand new backbone. Lits and Figs. 

 

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Edits by Anna Rae

And this is the updated commission after the customer provided a higher quality photo.  Details galore. 

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Realtor Commission by Anna Rae

A finished watercolor painting for a realtor for a closing gift.  

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New Realtor Commission by Anna Rae

Hers a new commission for a closing gift. Work in progress, underdrawing.  

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New CTA painting in the works by Anna Rae

WIP/work in progress. Underdrawing of an el stop in Chicago. 

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Kayak Commission by Anna Rae

I have so many great memories around this spot in the river. Most of them during one of several architectural boat tours.  😂 

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