Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Garden Bouquet

October 25, 2008

Garden Bouquet watercolor

This week I set aside the barn collage after working a bit on the roof shapes and windows, and thinking about a good sky color to complement the barn textures.

I completed a quick watercolor painting of some of my last garden flowers of the year — pink cosmos and red & yellow gaillardias. There are still a few survivors out there.

This bouquet was painted with bamboo brushes in the Chinese sumi-e manner. I worked from my photos, having set the bouquet outside on my garden bench. The result is a spontaneous, fresh watercolor painting — a remembrance of summer!

Posted in Stunning Still Lifes on October 25, 2008.

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