Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Imperial Lion

Imperial Lion

Acrylic collage

This amazing Asian sculpture captured my attention while visiting the pagoda on the Des Moines riverbank near the Botanical Center. Among the gardens surrounding the pagoda are several Asian sculptures guarding the structure. After taking several reference photos, I realized this would be a very difficult endeavor, to capture the expression of the lion in collage, and that the sculpture is white. I began planning in my mind how I would approach this. When I actually began cutting the shapes, I built each tone in gray and built each area separately. This took over a month to complete because of the details and the pieces I cut. A long process, but I am satisfied with the result!

Posted in More Artwork on July 6, 2022.

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Format Size Price
Original 12″ × 16″

Silver metal frame (16" x 20") with white and gray mats

$750.00 |
Print 8″ × 10″

Actual image size is 7.5″×10″.

$20.00 |
Print 11″ × 14″

Actual image size is 10.5″×14″.

$30.00 |
Print 16″ × 20″

Actual image size is 15″×20″.

$45.00 |
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