Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Engine Abstraction #9

Engine Abstraction #9

Acrylic collage

Inspired by abstract geometric shapes led me to do a series of collages of train engines, boxcars and others. This design is a gray boxcar with the number five in the top right corner.

I begin by doing a detailed pencil and colored pencil drawing of the section. It is a rough but accurate drawing of basic shapes, and I focus on the actual local color of each shape. I use the grid system to transfer the drawing to an Ampersand gessoed panel, because working with collage materials — water & glue — I want the support stable and strong, and this is the best support because it does not buckle.

Posted in More Artwork on June 27, 2019.

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Original 16″ × 20″

Black wood frame (16" x 20") with white and gray mats

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Actual image size is 11″×13.75″.

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