Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Orchard Pears

Orchard Pears

Watercolor

I decided to use on of my earlier photos of the purple goblets for this piece — I wanted to get back to the purple colors and our pears from the orchard. I was attracted to the strong sunlight patterns and the wood texture of the table.

I wanted to capture the abstract patterns in the goblets too, as I had painted these two years ago and didn’t think the results were my best. It was difficult painting these because of the variety and color in the abstractions. I feel my second attempt is more successful. The results are vastly different mostly because I used different supports. The first painting was on 300# paper which allows for more pigment manipulation, but I feel dulls the colors a bit. The second painting was done on 140# paper and the pigments sit on it more brilliantly, but has the tendency to buckle more.

Posted in Stunning Still Lifes on December 11, 2009.

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