Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Iowa Gray Barn

Iowa Gray Barn

Acrylic collage

Working from my old photos, I pieced together these barn board shapes in gray-textured, hand-painted papers against a vivid red sky. I liked the shed extensions on both sides of the barn and used turquoise for the roof — bringing in the complement color of the sky to make it “pop”.  I could not resist adding more green for the foreground.  The design is most important to me, along with the bright, bold colors of the textured acrylic papers. I cannot achieve this with watercolors, my main medium. I also prefer the square format for these barns, although I’ve done a few in rectangular sizes. My secondary intent is to capture an expressive structure of these disappearing characteristic barns.

Posted in Midwest Life on May 29, 2013.

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Mahogany wood moulding (14" x 14") with double mats

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