Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Supreme Sunflowers with Red Stems

Supreme Sunflowers with Red Stems

Acrylic collage

My challenge for this piece was to create a large sunflower design in a square format. I used my sketch of a vase in my collection and worked from my sunflower sketches done from life. I worked the warm colors against the cool colors and contrasted light and dark values.

I decided early on not to make a solid background color and made a small weaving of the warm red paper strips for added interest. Parts of the beige vase have metallic accent color blended into the texture. I love these large, bold floral shapes. They are lively and bright, cheerful shapes. Partially hidden are oval seeds in pink and red that have drifted from the pods.

Posted in Stunning Still Lifes on August 18, 2015.

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Original 22″ × 21 ½″

Florentine Amber Metal frame (27" x 27.5") with white and gray mats

Print 8″ × 10″

Actual image size is 8″×8.19″.

$30.00 |
Print 11″ × 14″

Actual image size is 11″×11.26″.

$40.00 |
Print 16″ × 20″

Actual image size is 16″×16.37″.

$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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