Commission by Anna Rae


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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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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Big hugs by Anna Rae

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


Bath time by Anna Rae

Underdrawing for a portrait.  For commissions, email:


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.  


TFW by Anna Rae

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


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. 


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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Edits by Anna Rae

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


Realtor Commission by Anna Rae

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


New Realtor Commission by Anna Rae

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


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.  😂 


Go Cubs Go! by Anna Rae

Starting a new painting of an old black and white photo. Go Cubs Go! 🤞 they defend the title.


Kevin Bacon by Anna Rae

Meet Kevin Bacon, the pig. He will be the patron animal of pet portraits which will be available soon!This is an underdrawing of a 22"x30" watercolor painting. 


A Maine Snowday by Anna Rae

Finished commission!  This is a 9x12 watercolor and acrylic on Arches. I enjoy these things:  the sunf-glow on a child, a person that is experience thrills- it's contagious, the cool shade of a home and watching someone watch someone experiencing said thrills. This was such a great capture of these things. For commissions, email me at