Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Sunlit Path

Sunlit Path

Acrylic collage

My love affair with old barn structures continues. Working with collage, and editing as I work, results in an out-of-this-world design.

All my papers are painted with acrylic pigments in my studio before I begin the actual cutting of shapes and gluing. I consider colors first, then shapes, as I sort through my large selection of papers on my studio shelf. Sometimes I do a quick sketch, other times I dive in and begin cutting shapes. My process is intuitive and searching. Usually other ideas for the design pop up while working.

In this particular artwork, I had no idea what the foreground would be. The whimsical sunshine-filled sunflowers were added last. They are filled with movement — dancing in front of the big blue barn. The real structure was actually a dilapidated stucco barn with rotten boards nailed over bare windows — an easy restoration with brightly colored papers. The silo was added from another one of my reference photos.

Posted in Midwest Life on May 24, 2021.

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