Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media



Acrylic collage

It is a bit difficult doing an abstract design, having no sketch to work from. I began by choosing some of my textured, hand-painted papers and concentrating on big shapes and colors. It took me a while with the placement of these, adding other shapes and subtracting ones I didn’t like. This is mostly an intuitive process where I edit as I create the design.

Working in this manner with paper shapes is relatively easy. I use a glue stick to temporarily adhere the paper shapes to the support. Placing a mat over the piece while it’s in progress helps determine if my design is pleasing, and I can move shapes around until I feel it’s completed.


Posted in More Artwork on August 20, 2015.

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Original 22 ½″ × 14″

Antique gold metal frame (30" x 22") with white and gray mats

$750.00 |
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Actual image size is 6.22″×10″.

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Actual image size is 8.71″×14″.

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Actual image size is 12.44″×20″.

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