Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media




The shape and color of this old telephone continues to appear in my still lifes. Also, it is now an antique. I paired it with the game board and cobalt goblets, one of which recently was broken. I love the deep ultramarine blues and the aqua shades — those colors find their way into my setups!  The wood texture is another reoccurring element, and the geometric shapes. The we- on-wet texture of the wood granulated nicely for the background — it was unplanned and I like the results! Painting the telephone required special attention, since it was in the foreground and the shadows had to be softened with a bristle brush. I seem to be removing areas of paint to achieve the lighter passages.

Posted in Stunning Still Lifes on November 4, 2012.

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Original 15″ × 19 ½″

Antique gold metal frame (20" x 27") with single white mat

$700.00 |
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Actual image size is 7.69″×10″.

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Actual image size is 10.77″×14″.

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Actual image size is 15.38″×20″.

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