Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media



Acrylic collage

This design started horizontal, but I decided to change the format and the initial sketch. I thought it would be more dramatic as a vertical composition.

I took the photo of this old dairy barn many years ago on a trip to the historic barn in Cantril, Iowa. On the way home, the sky turned black and I pulled over to the shoulder of the road to take some photos of this barn. Most of the roof had fallen in, and the tin shingles were rattling and blowing in the wind. I took the pics just in time — after I jumped back into the car it began raining heavily. The storm gave me the idea to do a tornado. I’m not sure if the barn is still standing — I haven’t traveled in that direction since my first trip.

Posted in Midwest Life on July 10, 2010.

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Original 17″ × 31″

Framed in oak with a single off-white mat and glass. Framed size is 21 1/2 x 35 1/2. Protected with UV varnish.

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