Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

BNSF Seven

BNSF Seven

Acrylic collage

Lately it seems to me that I have been working on a locomotive series. When I was in Ottumwa last month, I took photos of this engine sitting briefly on the tracks and I took the opportunity to get a variety of photographs, even though it was cloudy. I prefer the morning sunlight and strong shadows. I decided to do this composition in an oblong format, instead of the previous square design. ┬áMost of the details were simplified, making the most of the large frontal view and the burnt-orange color of the train. The thickness of the acrylic paints adds interest and texture — which is my goal for the collages. I feel this is a successful, bold design and I’m very happy with the finished artwork.

Posted in Midwest Life on September 16, 2013.

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Actual image size is 11″×13.75″.

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