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 - Bringing the Light of Day Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Bringing the Light of Day, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
$1250


Bringing the Light of Day, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
$1250
Pauline Rakis - Flying High Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Flying High, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
$1250


Flying High, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
$1250
Pauline Rakis - Tangled Orange Blossoms Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Tangled Orange Blossoms, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
18" x 35"
$1550


Tangled Orange Blossoms, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
18" x 35"
$1550
Pauline Rakis - Victorian Lace Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Victorian Lace, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 24"
$1750


Victorian Lace, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 24"
$1750
Pauline Rakis - Tipsy Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Tipsy, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
16.5" x 12"
$850


Tipsy, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
16.5" x 12"
$850
Pauline Rakis - Those Flying Petals Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Those Flying Petals, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
14" x 11"
$750


Those Flying Petals, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
14" x 11"
$750
Pauline Rakis - Those Big Blooms Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Those Big Blooms, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
$1250


Those Big Blooms, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
$1250
Pauline Rakis - Tenament Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Tenament, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 16"
$1050


Tenament, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 16"
$1050
Pauline Rakis - Tapestry Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Tapestry, 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 20"
$1300


Tapestry, 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 20"
$1300
Pauline Rakis - Mona Lisa's Smile Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Mona Lisa's Smile, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 16"
$1050


Mona Lisa's Smile, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 16"
$1050
Pauline Rakis - Nature's Grace Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Nature's Grace, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 16"
$1050


Nature's Grace, 2018
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 16"
$1050
Pauline Rakis - Kite Strings Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Kite Strings, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
$1250


Kite Strings, 2016
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
$1250
Pauline Rakis - Kimono Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Kimono, 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
19.5" x 15"
$1000


Kimono, 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
19.5" x 15"
$1000
Pauline Rakis - I Can Hear the Music Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall I Can Hear the Music, 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 24"
$1750


I Can Hear the Music, 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 24"
$1750
Pauline Rakis - Find the Flowers Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall Find the Flowers, 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 36"
$2100


Find the Flowers, 2017
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 36"
$2100
Pauline Rakis - A Walk in the Woods Acrylic on Canvas, Paintings View on a wall A Walk in the Woods, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
$1250


A Walk in the Woods, 2019
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 18"
$1250

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