Lake Street. by Anna Rae

I'm working like I might lose this job tomorrow. Aka: I'm painting what I want to paint today. That's what this is all about, right?   

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"Lake Street," oil on linen, 4'x4', 2017. WIP

Selfie station by Anna Rae

I finished up this fun window painting this afternoon and had a buddy to try it on for size. ;)

Check it out in person at Lena Rose in Ravenswood in Chicago  

 

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Pullman Home by Anna Rae

This is a commission of a gorgeous rowhouse in the Pullman District in Chicago. This land was built by the man who brought you the most luxurious sleeping cars and the riot that proved unions had influence. There's a tour of the neighborhood this October:  Here is  the link. 

 

And that's Olive in the porch in her red bandana. Good dog. Stay.  

 

For commissions, email:  annaraegilbert@gmail.com

 

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11:11 by Anna Rae

Window installation at 11:11 Salon in Griffith, IN, owned and modeled by the illustrious Leah Gunn. 

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Lola and a wedding by Anna Rae

Finished 5"x7" portraits. For commissions, email:  annaraegilbert@gmail.com

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Three portraits - WIP by Anna Rae

Three 5"x7" commissioned figurative portraits. For commissions, email:  annaraegilbert@gmail.com

wip/work in progress 

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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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