Call for Photos!


Do you own a Rachel Brask Artworks painting, print or postcard?
I’m looking to feature very short stories in the coming months about where my art has traveled over the years — to new homes, offices, and spaces — and I need your help!

Would you be willing to snap a photo of you with the art you own?
How does having one of my artworks in your home or workplace affect you? What about that piece brings you delight? Where in your space does the painting “live?”

 If you submit your photo and brief answer to those questions by May 15th, you will be entered for a drawing to win a $50 Amazon e-gift card!


  1. Snap 2 photos: 1) One of you with the artwork (smiling is nice too), and 2) One of where the art “lives” (is it over the sofa in your living room? framed on your desk at work?)
  2. Write a few lines about what the painting means to you and why you’re glad you have it. You can write more than a few lines if you are compelled (that would be great!) , but I’m only looking for a few lines. Some prompts might include:
    – How does having one of my artworks in your home or workplace affect you?
    – What about that piece brings you delight?
    – Where do you get to see your art piece on a daily basis?
    – Who gave you the art piece (if received as a gift)?
  3. Any art by Rachel Brask qualifies: the art you have can be an original painting, drawing or a print –anything that was created by Rachel Brask Artworks
  4. All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm PT on May 15, 2016

You can submit your entry in ANY one of four ways:

  • Email your entry to rbraskartworks[at], with 2 photos attached, and “CALL FOR PHOTOS” in the subject line
  • “Like” the Rachel Brask Artworks Facebook Page and post the photos and text to the page or send a Facebook message to the page
  • Tweet your photos and text to @rb_artworks
  • Post your photos and text to Instagram and tag @rbartworks

Any questions can be directed to rbraskartworks [at] gmail[.]com

I do hope that you’ll join in and have a little fun with this project, in helping me to collect some of these stories. Please pass this post to anyone you know owns a piece from Rachel Brask Artworks.

Photos or text may be used on the Rachel Brask Artworks website, Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram or email newsletters. Quoted participant names will be limited to first name with last initial (i.e. Rachel B.), initials (i.e. RBH)  or as otherwise indicated by the participant. 

Autumn Rain II

AutumnRainII-finished1Once I got the technique that I wanted to implement, it was time to tackle the full 18″x24″ blank canvas that I had been saving for this very painting commission, a painting inspired by my original “Autumn Rain.”

I used a lot more brushwork than palette knife this time around, and I applied each color, layer by layer, starting with yellows, yellow ochre-oranges, oranges, orange-reds, cadmium red, alazarin crimson, followed by a few dabs of yellow-green. I’ve included a short GIF below to show you some of the process, layer by layer.

When all is said and done, I’m very pleased with how the final product came out. This will be the first in a series of this style with different colors and “moments,” all on the same scale as 18×24. I’ve had the idea of doing this as a series for a long time now, and I’m excited to finally get started on finishing it! The sketches have been in my sketchbook for a few years, and it will be nice to bring them into reality.