Pauline Rakis
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Pauline Rakis

My paintings have an element of discovery. I may have an idea when I start working, but the painting can often take a different direction. The laying down of shapes and colors often brings out an unexpected image that can be developed further. A traditional theme or central image emerges such as a landscape, still life, seascape or even an abstraction. The most exciting part is the unveiling of this imagery as I continue to work on each piece.

Some of my works are representational while others are impressionistic. Non- objective, abstracts are the most freeing. They are also when I am most creative because they allow me to be inventive - calling on my intuition rather than relying on a specific subject. Following an established “art rule” is often restrictive.

Acrylic paints are my preferred medium because of their flexibility. They can mimic watercolors with their fluidity or oil paint if applied thickly. Acrylics are easily manipulated which can add interesting texture to the piece as well.
For my collages, the fluid nature of acrylic paint is instrumental in coloring art tissue. Another method of tinting the tissue is to use rusted items such as washers, nails and cans that have been sprayed with white vinegar. After spraying, the items are placed on the tissue and allowed to drip onto the paper creating a variety of interesting shapes and colors.

These techniques invite the viewer to engage with the work differently - to analyze, to ask questions. Communicating with the art and igniting discussion is the ultimate goal of my work and art in general.



Pauline Rakis - Fantasia Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Fantasia, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
15" x 16"
$900


Fantasia, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
15" x 16"
$900
Pauline Rakis - The Vessel High Line Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall The Vessel High Line, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
$700


The Vessel High Line, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 12"
$700
Pauline Rakis - Girl on the Cliff Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Girl on the Cliff, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 16"
$1050


Girl on the Cliff, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 16"
$1050
Pauline Rakis - Jagged Peaks Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Jagged Peaks, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 20"
$1150


Jagged Peaks, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 20"
$1150
Pauline Rakis - Metamorphic Rock Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Metamorphic Rock, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 20"
$1150


Metamorphic Rock, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 20"
$1150
Pauline Rakis - Simplicity Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Simplicity, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 20"
$1150


Simplicity, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 20"
$1150
Pauline Rakis - Guardian Angel Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Guardian Angel, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
$1250


Guardian Angel, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
$1250
Pauline Rakis - Splash of Color Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Splash of Color, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 12"
$850


Splash of Color, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 12"
$850
Pauline Rakis - Pom Poms Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Pom Poms, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 16"
$1050


Pom Poms, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 16"
$1050
Pauline Rakis - The Neighborhood Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall The Neighborhood, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
15" x 22"
$1100


The Neighborhood, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
15" x 22"
$1100
Pauline Rakis - Butterfly Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Butterfly, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 9"
$600


Butterfly, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
12" x 9"
$600
Pauline Rakis - Sit A While Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Sit A While, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 16"
$1050


Sit A While, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 16"
$1050
Pauline Rakis - Confetti Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Confetti, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
15" x 12"
$800


Confetti, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
15" x 12"
$800
Pauline Rakis - Sunset Acrylic & Collage on Canvas, Mixed Media View on a wall Sunset, 2018
Acrylic & Collage on Canvas
15" x 10"
$750


Sunset, 2018
Acrylic & Collage on Canvas
15" x 10"
$750
Pauline Rakis - After the Parade Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall After the Parade, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
23.5" x 21"
$1300


After the Parade, 2020
Acrylic on Canvas
23.5" x 21"
$1300
Pauline Rakis - Journey Acrylic & Collage on Canvas, Mixed Media View on a wall Journey, 2019
Acrylic & Collage on Canvas
20" x 16"
$1050


Journey, 2019
Acrylic & Collage on Canvas
20" x 16"
$1050

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