Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media



Acrylic collage

All my paintings and collages belong to a series of work, in various categories.  I have been painting Iowa landscapes since early 1985. Most of these barns have disappeared from the landscape. They are full of character with their geometric shapes — all are very different and interesting to me.

This piece is a section of landscape, taken from an old photo of mine. Something I enjoy while working on collages is being able to invent and manipulate the shapes and colors into a new design with a stronger composition. I do not plan colors and shapes ahead of time. The patchwork quilt shapes changed colors three times before I was satisfied. I continued to edit the colors until the colors harmonized and gave the appearance of a unified landscape. Sometimes everything falls into place easily, and other days it is a struggle. The final result was pleasing to the eye and I felt the elements of design were evident.

Posted in Midwest Life on August 20, 2019.

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