Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media




This painting was inspired by the large collection of antique bottles my mother sent me. There is a wide variety of shapes and sizes. It began with a drawing from life. As I sketched each bottle, I turned my paper in all directions and overlapped the bottles, which made a more interesting arrangement than just standing next to each other on a shelf.

In choosing the colors, I decided from the start to use blue as the dominant pigment. Most of my recent paintings are warm colors: reds, orange and yellows. I did use some warm quinacridone sienna for highlights around the featured bottles that interested me the most. For repeating patterns, a linear design was added around the bottles in emerald green, black and red. Some detailed wording on the bottles was included too. My favorite bottle was a very tiny one of Dr. Daniels Veterinary Colic Drops.

Posted in Stunning Still Lifes on July 7, 2015.

Tags: , , , , ,

Want to Buy It?

Format Size Price
Original 16″ × 20″

Brushed antique gold metal frame (20" x 23.75") with single white mat

$750.00 |
Print 8″ × 10″
$30.00 |
Print 11″ × 14″

Actual image size is 11″×13.75″.

$40.00 |
Print 16″ × 20″
$55.00 |
  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • PayPal

*Frame and mats not included unless noted. Shipping costs are for the continental U.S. Ordering help & policies.