Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Autumn Joy

Autumn Joy

Acrylic collage

This acrylic collage is part of my botanical series focusing on Autumn colors and designs. I favor square formats and this piece is smaller than the larger formats I have done in the past. I used my sketches of a bouquet of Autumn flowers. The colors featured are typical of fall: burnt orange, deep red, cinnamon, sienna and white.

I work from background to foreground and cut my pre-painted acrylic papers into the simple shapes of the flowers. Collage is a simple medium that can be used by artists of all ages. Any “mistakes” or unwanted colors can be painted over using paint or other shapes. I usually go with the flow and allow things to happen, not following my sketch or photo faithfully. The end product usually surprises me and also better in the long run — not a tightly configured composition.

Posted in Stunning Still Lifes on September 14, 2023.

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Original 12 ½″ × 12″

Red metal frame (16" x 16") with white and gray mats

$395.00 |
Print 8″ × 10″

Actual image size is 8″×8.33″.

$30.00 |
Print 11″ × 14″

Actual image size is 11″×11.46″.

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Print 16″ × 20″

Actual image size is 16″×16.67″.

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