Thursday, May 31, 2018

Neon skies, tiny paintings

I've been painting a few tiny Northern Lights lately!  They glow under black light and are really fun. Seeing the Aurora Borealis is on my bucket list.  I don't know when I'll have the means to travel to Iceland and sleep under one of those glass-roofed yurt things. But in the mean time, I'll paint them while the mood strikes.

These all have homes.  But I will make more!  Some of the photos show what the paintings look like under black light. WOOOOOOooooooOOOOOOO!


All of these small paintings were made by doing an abstract "poured painting" underneath with fluid acrylic techniques that included neon/black light paint.  If you look closely, you can see the "cells" underneath the painting.  They were then embellished with more neon paint and black paint to form the silhouette terrain, trees, and stars.































Saturday, February 24, 2018

Tiny Aurora Borealis black light painting


Under black light it looks like this:


I painted a tiny painting of the Northern Lights for Django Jay.  It flows under black light and is pretty effing cool, I think 😊.  The under painting was a poured painting with neon paint. The northern lights were painted with more neon paint, plus black for the treescape.

It's 4" square.  Big thing in small space.  Molto en parvo.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May the Fourth be with You, Queen Amidala

Happy #StarWarsDay eve!  I was inspired (again) by #QueenAmidala to create 2 pieces. 




 #StarWars #psychedelic #abstract #pouredpainting #flowart #letitflow #MayTheFourthBeWithYou 

May the 4th Be With You, part 1. Star Wars Day eve.

Happy #StarWarsDay eve!  I was inspired (again) by #QueenAmidala to create 2 pieces.

 #StarWars #psychedelic #abstract #pouredpainting #flowart #letitflow #MayTheFourthBeWithYou 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Check out my new visitor world map!

Hello, fellow space travelers.
There is a new page added to this site, called "Where are You?"
Click on the header tab to see a tiny and cute animated globe that shows where you are.
Here's a shortcut link:


(*Just in case you forgot. I know there's always a time of day where I have to question where I am and what's happening.)
Also:  FYI, you are moving 530 miles per hour, while simply sitting in your chair.
So.........yeah.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Green Cactus in the Summer Rain


***SOLD!***

Look at these teeny, tiny, cute-as-heck cactii!  Here is a 1" x 2" Green Cactus in the Summer Rain tiny landscape, created on a durable magnet. It is resined with jewelry-grade resin and the sides are coated in copper paint.

More of my tiny Rachro Flowscapes are available if you go to my Records by Rachro facebook page.  They are each available for purchase (shipping available domestically within the US), and each domino has a super strong neodymium magnet, so it will definitely and reliably hold several things up on your refrigerator at once!  Those little magnets are mighty and I wanted something strong, functional, and high quality to go with my tiny flowscapes.





#altereddominoes #recordsbyrachro #alcohol ink #abstract #tinypainting #resinart #repurposed #flowscape #landscape






Purple River


This domino is so vibrant, it's hard to accurately show it with a photo.  Sometimes the colors just don't translate digitally. But let me tell you:  It is very PURPLE, light GREEN, and BLUE!  Come into my fantasy world, where the landscape can be purple and look like colorful candy.

Each domino is available for purchase (they are each around the $8.00 US range, plus shipping and handling, and that is an incredible deal for a handmade piece of functional art!) and can be shipped domestically within the United States.  If you have any questions, you can just message me on the Records by Rachro Facebook page.

Thank you for looking!





#altereddominoes #recordsbyrachro #alcohol ink #abstract #tinypainting #resinart #repurposed #flowscape #landscape

Monday, February 20, 2017

Electric Ink and Paint

I love this outlet cover!  Earthy oranges, turquoise, reds, and greens, plus hand painted details in a mandala style.  Fun.

My outlet covers, Rachro domino flowscapes, and painted records are available to view and purchase on my Facebook page, Records by Rachro.  You are invited to share the info and comment or ask questions there.  They can be shipped anywhere within the United States.

Each outlet cover is protected for durability with UV protectant and an acrylic polyurethane coating.

Orange Juice, Lemonade,and Limeade

This hand painted outlet cover is so juicy!  It is so bright and citrus-ey in person.  If you love exciting and juicy colors, this is the one.  It has sort of a marble or stone look too.  I just love it.  It has a refreshing orange juice/lemonade sort of look

My outlet covers, Rachro domino flowscapes, and painted records are available to view and purchase on my Facebook page, Records by Rachro.  You are invited to share the info and comment or ask questions there.  They can be shipped anywhere within the United States.

Each outlet cover is protected for durability with UV protectant and an acrylic polyurethane coating.

Electric Rainbow

Here is another Rachro outlet cover, hand painted by me!  It is vibrant and beautiful; Even moreso in person.

Listen: Your appliances want to speak to you, and through this decorative electric outlet cover, now they finally have the means to say they don't want to be ignored or fade into the background anymore. They can now say, "Here I am.  Plug me in.  Turn me on, right here next to this couch."

Bland is boring. Don't be boring.

My outlet covers, Rachro domino flowscapes, and painted records are available to view and purchase on my Facebook page, Records by Rachro.  You are invited to share the info and comment or ask questions there.  They can be shipped anywhere within the United States.

Each outlet cover is protected for durability with UV protectant and an acrylic polyurethane coating.

Blue Ocean and Sand

Here is a relaxing blue-themed landscape, hand painted by yours truly on an electrical outlet cover.  I sort of imagined myself at a beach, standing off to the side and up a little hill, looking at pebbles and wild grass.

Here's my question: Can an electrical outlet in your living room transport you to another place and time?  Yes.  Yes, it can and I am proving that fact right now as you are reading this and indulging in my beach fantasy.

My outlet covers, Rachro domino flowscapes, and painted records are available to view and purchase on my Facebook page, Records by Rachro.  You are invited to share the info and comment or ask questions there.  They can be shipped anywhere within the United States.

Each outlet cover is protected for durability with UV protectant and an acrylic polyurethane coating.

Poppieeeeeeezzzzz will make them sleeeeeepyyyyy (and let electrical appliances function)

Oh, summer...I love growing things in my garden.
I painted this electrical outlet cover with some bright and colorful red and pink classic poppies.  The baby poppie details in this piece are so tiny---some as small as the point of a pin.  I really enjoyed creating the small details.

My outlet covers, Rachro domino flowscapes, and painted records are available to view and purchase on my Facebook page, Records by Rachro.  You are invited to share the info and comment or ask questions there.

Each outlet cover is protected for durability with UV protectant and an acrylic polyurethane coating.


Plug in, turn on, tune in...to Rachro outlet covers.

Hi!  Along with my tiny Rachro Flowscapes, I've also been painting electric outlet covers!

I am a big fan of functional art, and here I've taken something boring and turned it into something fun and colorful!  Plug in and turn on, man.
They are painted with vivid inks with incredible detail, and are sealed and protected with UV protection and polyurethane for durability.

You can view more at the Records by Rachro Facebook page.
Click right here:  Records by Rachro on Facebook 

They are each available for purchase πŸ˜Šand can be shipped within the United States.  If you have any questions about any of them, please message me on the Facebook page :)



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Tiny Rachro Flowscapes

Come with me on a journey through time and spaaaaaaaace...into my tiny abstract ink landscapes---RACHRO FLOWSCAPES.  I have been painting miniature ink pieces on repurposed domino tiles and they are backed with super strong neodymium magnets, so they will hold up all kinds of things on your fridge with ease, like buttah!

When I painted these, I imagined myself becoming really tiny and strolling through each vivid landscape as it appeared in front of my eyes while the ink was drying.  The details on each one are almost microscopically small, and the photos don't really capture their magic due to the reflective shininess, but it is there and I am in love with every single little fantasy world that came out of these pieces.  Some have flowers or rain; Some have canyons or mountains;  Some are Martian landscapes; Some have purple rain. They are all a little surreal and have an abstract/impressionist/fantasy quality.

My altered domino art magnets are topped with high-quality jewelry grade resin, so they look like glass and will not yellow over time.  So smooth. (They feel really good in your hand, I have to selfishly admit.)  The sides are painted for a decorative finish, usually metallic copper or black.

Each domino is available for purchase and can be shipped domestically within the United States.  If you have any questions, you can just message me on the Facebook page.

You are invited to go to my Facebook page.  Here is the link to the album created just for my dominos. Thank you for looking! Wheeeeeeeee!

CLICK HERE for TINY RACHRO FLOWSCAPE DOMINOES





#altereddominoes #recordsbyrachro #alcohol ink #abstract #tinypainting #resinart #repurposed #flowscape #landscape



Thursday, October 20, 2016

Monkey Etsy, Monkey do.

Guess what.  I've been playing around with my Etsy shop that I started a few years back.  I put a few listings up for sale and will gradually add more.  You are cordially invited to take a look and make a purchase.  Warning: There are things there besides records.  Shhhhhhh.

 Here is the link.
The Art by Rachro / Records by Rachro Etsy Shop




Saturday, October 15, 2016

My Mind in Sky


Cute, colorful, and abstract---here is Steve Winwood's single Arc of a Diver.
This 45 has gone to live in another state, with some other vinyl friends.





Friday, October 14, 2016

The Making of Moody Blue




Well, howdy Elvis fans!  This tasty blue vinyl record, Moody Blue, was painted for a person who loves the color purple and who lives in Scotland.  I think this mandala is soooooooothing to the eye!

More photos that show detail will be added later, but for your viewing pleasure and entertainment, here is a video showing the design process, starting from scratch!
Bonus:  accompanied by Pearl Jam

Sunday, September 11, 2016

I will always love you


Unfortunately, I didn't get a ton of pictures of this record.  I kept the design a simple black and white color scheme, because Whitney's voice was so lovely and pure - it didn't need anything else.

Now this record lives in a sunny and beautiful mountain community.  It was also the inspiration for a mural that I painted on a swimming pool wall, using colors that matched the house exterior.



Look at how rad this mural came out!  I did the elephant mandala last year.


Monday, July 25, 2016

New Records by Rachro Shop on Big Cartel

Hi, everyone! I recently set up a Big Cartel store, to offer a few of my pieces. I hope you'll take a look and share the link. The site is where the actual art is sold (not "print-on-demand" products), so when you buy there you're buying the original pieces and not prints. If there's an available piece you would like to buy and it's not currently offered on the site, please message me privately through my Facebook page and I can probably make that happen. 
Thanks for looking! Much appreciated.


Here's the link:


 http://recordsbyrachro.bigcartel.com/

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Watercolor Rainbow Mandala with Mystery Creature in the Middle

I love this mandala.  I'm not sure whether the flying creature is a butterfly, dragonfly, bird, or alien life form.  That's up to you. But it is colorful and happy, and deserves to be framed and hung on a wall to inspire freedom.

It is for sale on my Big Cartel shop.  Please click on this link to view it there and purchase it.

http://recordsbyrachro.bigcartel.com/product/rainbow-watercolor-mandala





Red Flower Mandala

Not a record, but what it lacks in circular shape, it more than makes up for in color!  This is a cute little flower painting, created with the brightest ---almost glowing---RED, along with vibrant blues and greens.  The background edges are a very deep, saturated blue.  It is painted on wood and has a hanger attached to the back.  It measures 4.75"x6.5".  It is available for sale on Big Cartel. Here is a link, which will take you to my store:

http://recordsbyrachro.bigcartel.com/product/red-flower-mandala



Friday, July 22, 2016

Rainbow paintings, 072116





New Rainbow painting set! Acrylic on canvas, 3″x9″.  See more of my art at https://www.recordsbyrachro.com or https://www.facebook.com/Recordsbyrachro

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

One of my watercolor mandalas





One of my featured pieces of art being offered this weekend at BAAMfest.  My records, nebulas, and other various assorted unique objects will be there in the sun and the fun.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Write, Draw, Sleep, Drink Coffee. 'Cause this is my united mandala of whatever.

What if you wanted a certain Rachro record but someone else already got it?  Bummer.  It happens.

If you really loved a certain record but the original is no longer available,  don't despair - because now some of my previous designs can be printed on merchandise.
It's not a record, but it's still just as cool.

If you have a personal request for a specific record in my collection that you'd like to see in my merch store, please contact me and I'll see what I can do to help.  But check this out.  I must say, the journals and pillows look super cool with a record mandala on them.
I love the hardback blank books, too.  So many nifty doodads.
Travel coffeemug!  Now yer talkin'!

LOOK:  BOOK


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Smackwater Jack

I knew that when I had Quincy Jones as my record muse that this one would turn out totally freaking cool. And it did.

The colors on this painted record are much richer in person.  The brown design is a reddish chocolate color and the background colors are a beautiful pale aqua, light blue, and dark blue.  The edges are an orange/rust color.

If you want to hear an incredible, mostly acoustic version of What's Goin' On (made famous by Marvin Gaye), then get yourself a copy of this record.  Unfortunately, this one was too scratched up to listen to, but there's always YouTube or your local record store.