Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Talking Heads

Talking Heads


I’ve been intrigued with these antique gas pumps and have painted them numerous times. The shapes reminded me of figures chatting with each other. The top inside of the roof at this State Street station has linear direction which leads to the “figures”. It was tough for me to use a limited palette too, as opposed to using every color on my palette. Another element that was interesting to me are the numerals on the inside of the tank.  I used the wet-in-wet technique so the numerals didn’t overpower the top of the design. Some of the red pigments have a tendency to bleed all over the paper, and I tried to blot most of it up before it got away from me.

Posted in Midwest Life on December 9, 2012.

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Gold metal frame (26" x 31") with double mats

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