Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Verne, The Pygmy Goat

Verne, The Pygmy Goat

Acrylic collage on canvas

My favorite subject matter with collage materials is animals. I was inspired by our new pet, Verne, who is a pygmy goat. He’s not good at standing still and posing for me. He does all kinds of antics instead. I have to take a lot of shots while he gets too close to the camera lens.

I usually start with a loose sketch and concentrate on the big shapes that define the animal. Small details add to the character too. I began this collage by painting the entire background with Quinacridone Gold and Diaylide Yellow. The canvas support is an experiment. I usually use a 300 lb. watercolor paper, but wanted to try something different. The main focus is the goat with his distinctive features of the horns, long ears, whiskers, and the strange rectangular pupil of his eyes.

Posted in Whimsical Wildlife on June 30, 2014.

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