Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Laurel Street – Mercy Clinics

Laurel Street – Mercy Clinics

Acrylic collage

The main impetus for this design was the popularity of the subject matter, and modern architecture. I also wanted to do a smaller format because of the many details.

I photographed the section of the building which interested me and worked from one of these angles. I begin by sketching the basic elements and choose the colors that I feel would be best. I have found it is best to limit the palette — I used a teal, ultramarine blues and hand mixed grays. All my collage papers are painted ahead of time and I have a wide variety of shades and tints of all colors. Occasionally I have to paint a color that I do not have in my reserves.

After penciling in the design, I usually start anywhere on the design and work my way around the paper — working with shapes and relationships between color patterns. I use either a white glue or acrylic gloss medium to adhere the papers to my 300 pound watercolor paper. This piece was completed quickly, in approximately two weeks. After finishing I brush on a couple coats of UV varnish and let it dry completely before framing.

Posted in Midwest Life on December 13, 2018.

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