Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Bird”

Flamingo Fandango

Flamingo Fandango

February 7, 2012

I’m back doing the exotic animals. These birds were designed in 2007 and I’m finally getting around to completing the collage.  I chose it for their colorful pink, long-necked bodies and legs, having some fun with changing some of the colors. They seem to be dancing and fluttering with movement. For the background, I decided […] more »

Old Coot

Old Coot

November 20, 2011

This is one of my many humorous birds in a series, along with the Love Birds, Cockatoo, Bad Hair Day, Flamingo and Ostrich. This old guy is sitting on an orange rock in the middle of a stream. For the accent color, I used a bright red in the feathers and the top of his […] more »

Gooney Bird & Giraffe

Gooney Bird & Giraffe

November 10, 2011

This is the fifth wild animal design in my series of Christmas Critters.  This is a whimsical yellow giraffe with maroon spots, a blue eye, orange ears and mane wearing a hat.  Sitting on top of his head is a teal gooney bird with an orange beak and multi-colored feathers, and also wearing a hat.  […] more »

Sweets for the Baboon

Sweets for the Baboon

November 1, 2011

For this painting, I decided to do the background first instead of starting with the center of interest, as I usually do. In this case, the baboon. I liked his silly expression! And I decided that using complementary colors would make them pop better against the dark teal green. In collage, each color-value affects each […] more »

Love Birds

Love Birds

March 7, 2008

This was done from March 2006 sketch of two green red-headed lovebirds on branch with a gray background. more »

Cockatoo

Cockatoo

March 7, 2008

This painting is of a purple bird with yellow and orange variegated feathers on a branch with red eye and blue legs. more »