Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Amber Waves of Grain

Amber Waves of Grain

Acrylic collage

This acrylic painting is a continuation of my Iowa landscape series. I am inspired to paint the rolling hills of crops, the disappearing barns full of character, silos and other farm implements. The combination of geometric shapes and curvilinear forms interest me.

Landscapes in Iowa convey calmness and peaceful living. The design possibilities are endless, and I have taken many photographs over the years to use as reference. Here, the road leads into the landscape and, combined with the rolling Iowa fields of crops and billowing clouds, are familiar sights traveling throughout the state. I used whimsical colors instead of the local colors and sketched in the composition loosely using my photo. The main pigments I used were lavender, yellow ochre, umber, tan, gray, lime, emerald and purple. The support is aquabord which prevents any buckling using watermedia. It is protected with a UV varnish.

Posted in Midwest Life on July 5, 2019.

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Original 30″ × 20″

Black wood frame (35" x 25") with white and gray mats

Print 8″ × 10″

Actual image size is 6.67″×10″.

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Print 11″ × 14″

Actual image size is 9.33″×14″.

$40.00 |
Print 16″ × 20″

Actual image size is 13.33″×20″.

$55.00 |
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