Rachel Constantine Studio

Rachel Constantine Studio The paintings and drawings of Rachel Constantine.

Save the date!       🙌🏼💃🏻🎉🥂❤️I am thrilled to be coming back to my hometown in October for the Philadelphia Open Studio ...
09/19/2023

Save the date! 🙌🏼💃🏻🎉🥂❤️

I am thrilled to be coming back to my hometown in October for the Philadelphia Open Studio Tour. (POST)

Please join me on October 14th and 15th in my philadelphia studio @ 1627 N 2nd Street, studio 310 in the Putnam Building. It’s going to be a hell of a party! 🎉💫🎊✨🎈

I was delighted to wake up to this lovely article in The Cambridge Critique! So much gratitude to Anne Garvey for her be...
07/21/2023

I was delighted to wake up to this lovely article in The Cambridge Critique! So much gratitude to Anne Garvey for her beautiful prose. Link to full article in my link tree.












It’s the final weeekend of Cambridge Open Studio, so please stop by if you are out and about in our beautiful little tow...
07/21/2023

It’s the final weeekend of Cambridge Open Studio, so please stop by if you are out and about in our beautiful little town. I’m 5 minutes from the footbridge at Jesus Green. Looking forward to having you!








Was an exciting first weekend on Alpha Road for Cambridge Open Studios! It took a village to make it happen, but the wor...
07/10/2023

Was an exciting first weekend on Alpha Road for Cambridge Open Studios! It took a village to make it happen, but the work finally made it up onto these Victorian plaster walls. Here is a little view into what’s to be seen over the next two weekends- and now that it’s finally all up I hope to get a painting up and running to be seen in process over the next two weekends. Looking forward to seeing you!
Doors open july 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd, 10-5pm, and also by appointment during the week- just shoot me aDM.
I look forward to having you!
Xo

Delighted to announce that I will have two paintings in this year’s Cambridge Drawing Society Juried Exhibition, opening...
03/23/2023

Delighted to announce that I will have two paintings in this year’s Cambridge Drawing Society Juried Exhibition, opening this Saturday in the Pitt Building in Cambridge, UK. The show runs through April 1st.
Please join us!
Image: Cotswolds Sunset, oil on panel, 5”x9”(approximately)

Hello friends, lots is news coming up! The new studio is up and running and I’ll do my best to keep y’all in the loop. G...
03/23/2023

Hello friends, lots is news coming up! The new studio is up and running and I’ll do my best to keep y’all in the loop. Getting a new studio up and running in a new country has been quite the journey ~ I look forward to sharing it all with you over the next few weeks!
Here is a fun little lavender rose study from last month- the lavender rose symbolizes love at first sight. ❤️
I hope you are all basking in the spring-like moments we are finally getting- I know I’m ready!

Wow is this post overdue! Last month I participated in an amazing event called Paint Out Norfolk. It’s an intense 9 day ...
08/22/2022

Wow is this post overdue! Last month I participated in an amazing event called Paint Out Norfolk. It’s an intense 9 day plein air painting competition that takes place in different locations all over the beautiful east coast county in the UK. I came to think of it as the Olympics of painting; carrying gear from the coast to the city, painting non-stop through the hottest days in UK history, I even got stung by three Yellowjackets in one day- Coincidentally while painting this particular painting. This was also THE hottest day ever in the UK, reached into the 100’s (40’s Celsius)! I applied in the hopes of meeting other like minded artists, which I was fortunate to do en-mass being that there were almost 100 of us. Each day we would bring our wet paintings directly from on site and place them while still wet in a tent lined with shelves that quickly filled up with almost 900 paintings over the course of the competition. Then the judges were brought in and asked to select their favorite painting to award.

I was stunned when they announce me as a winner, having never considered the competition aspect, only the opportunity to paint with many seriously hard-core artists.

The whole experience was wild. I was pushed to my limits in SO many ways (even driving in the left for the first time by going on essentially a 9 day road trip alone) and came away with some wonderful new friends. So much gratitude to and the rest of the badass participating painters for being so welcoming to a complete stranger! Looking forward to next year! ❤️🎨🖼

Painting:
South Creek Willows
11x14
Oil on panel
*available

The seal is broken! My new studio is finally up running. I told myself I’d skip peony season this year, but this cool li...
06/06/2022

The seal is broken! My new studio is finally up running. I told myself I’d skip peony season this year, but this cool little Victorian stoneware vessel that I DUG UP OUT OF MY GARDEN (you read that right- because why wouldn’t you find 130 year old things buried out back in Cambridge?😂) felt like the right object to work off the rust with. I managed to salvage the last four buds of the peony bouquet that I declared I wouldn’t paint, gasping their last breath before being immortalized. Clumsily. But the brushes moved, and that’s what matters.
Going to be a bit of a challenge navigating around my nosey studio assistant, too. Good thing she’s cute. 🤓

More sky gazing to be had. Posting because I had not yet, but only two remain. Thank you to all who came out to support ...
12/09/2021

More sky gazing to be had. Posting because I had not yet, but only two remain. Thank you to all who came out to support me on Saturday, it was such a pleasure to have you. The sparseness of what is left is very surreal- hope I can eek out some studies before I depart. And for those of you who couldn’t make it and wish to visit: shoot me a DM and we can schedule it. ♥️

Just a preview of what is happening today… Please join me today from 12-6! Info in my bio. Come raise a glass!Image: C i...
12/04/2021

Just a preview of what is happening today… Please join me today from 12-6! Info in my bio. Come raise a glass!

Image:
C in Fur
Oil on panel
24x24

Zoom/FaceTime appointments by request for anyone outside the area, and shipping anywhere. :)

11/16/2021

Hello my friends,

I know it's been a while since I've made any noise in this fishbowl, so today I write with exciting news to share. My partner has accepted a teaching position at Cambridge Universty in the UK, so come the new year I will be splitting my time between England and the US.

While I am maintaining my studio in Philadelphia, I am paring down my studio inventory. So please join me for a holiday sale/transatlantic-send-off on Saturday, December 4th. Works will be priced to sell. As always there are many landscape, still-life, floral, figure and portrait studies available for purchase.

The studio building is located in the Lower Kensington area of Philadelphia, just a few short blocks west of the hustle and bustle of Fishtown. Masks required. You'll find plenty of street parking and a lively bar and restaurant scene within walking distance to make an afternoon or evening of it. If you would prefer a private viewing, I am taking appointments for the following week.

Thank you for your support through the years. I'm excited to embark on painting a new body of work to share with you in the future. This is "à bientôt" not "au revoir".

Hoping to see you Saturday, December 4th!

Much love,

Rachel xo

Transatlantic Studio Sale

Saturday, December 4th, 12-6pm

The Putnam Building
1627 N. 2nd Street, Studio 310
Philadelphia, PA, 19122

images attached are from my last studio event in the fall of 2019...boy doesn that feel like a lifetime ago!

Oil paint is tactile, lush, sculptural. These qualities are so easily missed when looking at paintings on a screen. Here...
02/12/2021

Oil paint is tactile, lush, sculptural. These qualities are so easily missed when looking at paintings on a screen. Here are a few surface bites of recent florals for your chewing pleasure. All are available, just ask.
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“It is not only light that falls over the world spreading inside your bodyYet suffocate itselfSo much is clarity Taking ...
02/12/2021

“It is not only light that falls over the world spreading inside your body
Yet suffocate itself
So much is clarity
Taking its leave of you
As if you were on fire within

The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”
~Pablo Neruda

Moonrise
10x11, oil on linen
(Available)

Yesterday, I had a chance to visit with this older piece of mine while delivering recent purchases from the Holiday Sale...
12/27/2020

Yesterday, I had a chance to visit with this older piece of mine while delivering recent purchases from the Holiday Sale. These amazing collectors own over 20 paintings of mine, including this gal. They are also the reason I started painting peonies, but more about that, later...

The Ceremonial Kimono
Oil on linen
60x36
2006-7


Another frame arrives just in time! I think I like it. ✨AnemonesOil on panel 13.5 x 72020
12/23/2020

Another frame arrives just in time! I think I like it.

Anemones
Oil on panel
13.5 x 7
2020

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the...
12/23/2020

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of star stuff”.

– Carl Sagan

Nebula
Oil on linen
10x8
Available

Model ❤️

Here’s a wee little peony jut added to the Holiday Sale- a gift-sized morsel for the peony lover in your life. Peony Ske...
12/20/2020

Here’s a wee little peony jut added to the Holiday Sale- a gift-sized morsel for the peony lover in your life.
Peony Sketch
7x5, oil on linen
$275
Holiday Sale link in bio

Peony Duo10x8, oil on panel*Available*✨
12/20/2020

Peony Duo
10x8, oil on panel
*Available*

Added a couple more flower studies to my holiday sale. These are how the more finished florals begin-very lose and open,...
12/20/2020

Added a couple more flower studies to my holiday sale. These are how the more finished florals begin-very lose and open, then slowly get refined. Sometimes I wonder why I don’t leave them in this stage. That damn demon of correction always screaming in my head is a real jerk.

Peonies in Sliver cup12x12, oil on linenAvailable - PM me or see my website for details!
12/19/2020

Peonies in Sliver cup
12x12, oil on linen
Available - PM me or see my website for details!

Quarantine Peony, Seedpod, Wishbone10x12, Oil on linen, 2020Frames arrived in the nick of time! Available on my website,...
12/19/2020

Quarantine Peony, Seedpod, Wishbone
10x12, Oil on linen, 2020
Frames arrived in the nick of time! Available on my website, or PM me for details.

My frames arrived JUST in the nick of time! (and seriously-what's up with the mail?! SHEESH.)  I love seeing these all d...
12/19/2020

My frames arrived JUST in the nick of time! (and seriously-what's up with the mail?! SHEESH.) I love seeing these all dressed up and ready to go. There is still enough time to receive them by the holidays if you act fast, so PM me or see my website for details/purchasing.

Can’t stop, won’t stop...Just added a grouping of drawings to the Holiday Sale. There really is nothing like the immedia...
12/17/2020

Can’t stop, won’t stop...Just added a grouping of drawings to the Holiday Sale. There really is nothing like the immediacy of dry media. There is the least amount of premeditation between the brain and the mark. (Unlike painting- always mixing color, first.) I cannot wait until it’s ok to work from live models again!

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Here are a few ideas for ways to pair or group the Sky series. $350 each for the month of December (reg. 400), all 8x8”,...
12/16/2020

Here are a few ideas for ways to pair or group the Sky series. $350 each for the month of December (reg. 400), all 8x8”, in oil on cradled birch panel, ready to hang. See Sky Gallery in bio👉🏼linktree👉🏼my website for availability and purchasing.
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Going through drawings and adding some to the holiday sale. I've always liked this one. :)
12/15/2020

Going through drawings and adding some to the holiday sale. I've always liked this one. :)

The Sky Gallery Sale is on! All Sky Studies are $350 for the month of December, and include standard shipping. All are 8...
12/14/2020

The Sky Gallery Sale is on! All Sky Studies are $350 for the month of December, and include standard shipping. All are 8x8 inches, in oil on 1” deep, cradled birch panel. See link in bio for details, or go to the Sky Gallery at www.RachelConstantine.com!

Just added a couple more pieces to the Holiday Sale, have a look if you please. 🙏Portrait Study, JazminOil in linen pane...
12/12/2020

Just added a couple more pieces to the Holiday Sale, have a look if you please. 🙏

Portrait Study, Jazmin
Oil in linen panel
16x20

link to sale page in comments.

“The sky is a part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man.” - John Ruskin✨Sky Sale!✨All of my...
12/07/2020

“The sky is a part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man.” - John Ruskin

✨Sky Sale!✨

All of my Sky studies are $350 for the month of December (reg $400). Each is 8x8 on cradled birch panel and ready to hang. These are just a few examples- there are many more in my website’s Sky Gallery. Thanks for looking, my friends!








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Just added a bunch of portrait studies to the Holiday Sale for your perusal. Hoping everyone is cozy and warm on this bl...
12/01/2020

Just added a bunch of portrait studies to the Holiday Sale for your perusal. Hoping everyone is cozy and warm on this blustery evening! 🌬💨☃️

Just added another batch of work to the Holiday Offerings Gallery on my website, including these little moments of zen. ...
11/29/2020

Just added another batch of work to the Holiday Offerings Gallery on my website, including these little moments of zen. 🧘🏻‍♀️

Thanks for looking, my friends! Direct link in comments, below.









Happy official beginning of the holiday season! I am very sad that this year’s Open Studio had to be postponed and that ...
11/28/2020

Happy official beginning of the holiday season! I am very sad that this year’s Open Studio had to be postponed and that I will not get to see so many of you. But I am attempting to adjust to the new virtual art world by making sales possible directly through my website, at last. Now when work is available you can click to buy it, immediately. And if you’ve been to my annual open studio event then you know there are always dozens of studies and sketches, which I will continue to add to the Holiday Sale gallery through December- direct link in the comments below. Shipping included in the continental US.
And, as always, my eternal gratitude.❤️
Images:
1. Edina, 11x14, oil, $450
2. Cayuga Lake, 10x10, $400

I hope everyone is well and gearing up for a safe and cozy day of thanks. I just stumbled upon this painting from a way’...
11/26/2020

I hope everyone is well and gearing up for a safe and cozy day of thanks. I just stumbled upon this painting from a way’s back and, like it’s title, it gave me “Pause”. It’s wild how time has flown, and with it these hard and fast ideas about what exactly makes a painting successful. Sometimes I feel like I forgot. Then I remember I never really knew in the first place, I just thought I did. So gotta keep searching. 🎨
Pause
Oil on linen
22x22
2007-ish???






Sneak peek... 👀...gearing up for the holidays with a bunch of new work, so keep your eyes peeled.🤗❤️🌺🌹🌳🪴🍁🎄😎
11/23/2020

Sneak peek... 👀...gearing up for the holidays with a bunch of new work, so keep your eyes peeled.🤗❤️🌺🌹🌳🪴🍁🎄😎

Another image mined from light entering dark places. Title tbd...Oil,10x122020
06/19/2020

Another image mined from light entering dark places.
Title tbd...
Oil,10x12
2020

Brushes down. I really felt this one.
06/15/2020

Brushes down. I really felt this one.

Trying to see the beauty in the darkness. What a year this has been. (In progress)
06/14/2020

Trying to see the beauty in the darkness. What a year this has been. (In progress)

Sadly, due to the necessity of social distancing, my upcoming Peony Painting Workshop originally scheduled for mid-May 2...
04/13/2020

Sadly, due to the necessity of social distancing, my upcoming Peony Painting Workshop originally scheduled for mid-May 2020 is now cancelled. I will be contacting those that have already signed up, individually.
Be safe, everyone. ~Rxo 🥀
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02/25/2020
Yesterday I had the honor of being invited to judge this years’ Susan  Macdowell Eakins Painting Prize at the Pennsylvan...
02/24/2020

Yesterday I had the honor of being invited to judge this years’ Susan Macdowell Eakins Painting Prize at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. I was truly impressed with the winner’s beautiful work! (Note- If you are one of the winners send me a message with a link to your Instagram and/or Facebook and I will add it to this post.)
It’s always such a pleasure to visit the inspiring halls where so many incredible artists have trained over the last 215 years. Judging from the skills of these recent winners, I’d say that trend is still going strong. 🙌🏼
gury.7

“Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bird in flight, searching the skies for dreams.” –  Haruki Murakam...
02/12/2020

“Unclose your mind. You are not a prisoner. You are a bird in flight, searching the skies for dreams.” – Haruki Murakami

There’s still time to send the sky to your love/dear friend/parent/ or as expression of self love, in time for Valentine’s Day. Dozens more in the Sky Studies section of my website. All 8x8, oil on cradled birch panels.

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