Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Green Acres

Green Acres

Acrylic collage

After working on larger paintings, I decided to do a smaller piece in collage. These can be done in a couple days; my full sheet watercolors seem to take longer for me. I like to complete a piece in one sitting so that I feel like I have accomplished something!

Animals are favorites of mine, especially farm varieties. I used a sketch of this cute piglet from an old sketchbook, and began with simple, pink shapes for him. I loved his big, floppy ears and snout. While I was in the process of gluing the pig shapes, I decided to add a red barn and some fencing. I ended up piecing a bunch of lime green paper scraps, which adds some dimension and texture interest in the foreground. I gave him a long, curly tail and some blue spots on his rump for the final touch. There were a few more shapes added after that — the barn needed a door for contrast against the piglet, and some defining strips on the eaves.

Posted in Midwest Life on November 4, 2013.

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