Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Mardi Gras Bouquet

Mardi Gras Bouquet

Acrylic collage

This design was specifically done for the annual Mardi Gras celebration. I used my reference photo of garden sunflowers. I love the big, bold shapes of the flowers! I cannot resist painting them because they are happy flowers and my favorites.

After drawing the design directly on the archival foamboard, I begin with specific shapes and continue in adjoining areas. The background wasn’t planned; I usually come up with an idea for it as I work. As I did have bolder stripes, I decided it was too busy and added strips of rice paper over them. I used a glittery wrapping paper for the vase, as I thought it was too pretty to throw away — and I love the effect of the bold paper design.

Posted in Stunning Still Lifes on February 4, 2016.

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Original 31″ × 22″

Black flat metal frame (42" x 30") with white and red mats

Print 8″ × 10″

Actual image size is 7.1″×10″.

$30.00 |
Print 11″ × 14″

Actual image size is 9.94″×14″.

$40.00 |
Print 16″ × 20″

Actual image size is 14.19″×20″.

$55.00 |
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Package contains 6 designs of your choice on folded cards. Actual image sizes vary. Blank inside. Envelopes included.

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