Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Flute Music and Petunias

Flute Music and Petunias

Acrylic collage

This painting was inspired by my garden flowers and antique bottle collection. Still lifes are one of my favorite subject matter to paint, and I love the bright colors of summer flowers!

I decided from the start to use some of my flower sketches of our larkspur plants and fire engine red petunias. I began by sketching the design on a piece of tracing paper, being able to edit shapes as I worked. I decided to enlarge the petunias to a much larger size so they wouldn’t be dwarfed by the bottles. Some sheet music for flute was cut up and added to the background.

Deciding it needed a bit more flowers in the background, I added some yellow daisies that seems to be floating or blowing by the wind behind the still life itself. Because the sheet music was too stark, I added a metallic copper wash over it.

Posted in Stunning Still Lifes on October 15, 2015.

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Original 21 ½″ × 23 ½″

Bronze curved metal frame (28.5" x 29.5") with off-white mat

Print 8″ × 10″

Actual image size is 8″×8.74″.

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Actual image size is 11″×12.02″.

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Actual image size is 16″×17.49″.

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