Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Emerald Echoes

Emerald Echoes


My intention for this painting was to use complementary colors to make this piece sing! The chairs were painted wet-in-wet, dropping the pigments into the the damp areas of the paper. I love the way the pigments have mingled and flowed into each other. This is the main attribute of watercolors, and I love to take advantage of this.

Most of the time I begin painting the positive shapes of my design, as it is the key element of my composition.  I did some experimenting on scrap paper of various textures and decided on the round, plastic shapes behind and around the chairs. And I used of a variety of green pigments, which is the complement of red. The painting is done on Arches cold press watercolor paper and Artists’ finest quality pigments.

Posted in Stunning Still Lifes on January 31, 2014.

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Original 25 ½″ × 20 ½″

Gold metal frame (31.5" x 26") with single white mat

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Print 8″ × 10″

Actual image size is 8″×9.95″.

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Actual image size is 11″×13.68″.

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Actual image size is 16″×19.9″.

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