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Commission by Anna Rae

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Beach commission by Anna Rae

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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.  

 

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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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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.  

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. 

 

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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

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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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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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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