Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “BNSF”

BNSF Seven

BNSF Seven

September 16, 2013

Lately it seems to me that I have been working on a locomotive series. When I was in Ottumwa last month, I took photos of this engine sitting briefly on the tracks and I took the opportunity to get a variety of photographs, even though it was cloudy. I prefer the morning sunlight and strong […] more »

Front, BNSF

Front, BNSF

March 14, 2013

This painting is a continuation of my engine series.  It is a close-up of an engine I photographed in the Albia trainyard in winter.  I wanted to focus on the abstract design qualities and omit some of the details.  I drew the large shapes first and then added some of the important details. A limited […] more »

Houston 36th International Exhibition

Houston 36th International Exhibition

February 18, 2013

My watercolor painting “Front, BNSF” has been chosen to be part of the prestigious Houston Exhibition by juror Jan Fabian Wallake. More than 370 paintings were submitted and the jurying process was very complex and many paintings could not be included. I feel very lucky to be part of this show. This show will be […] more »

Six Four Three Two BNSF

Six Four Three Two BNSF

January 17, 2013

It’s difficult to paint a huge engine on a tiny piece of watercolor paper! I chose hot press paper, so the pigments squooshed around a lot — juicy orange! I had to edit the shapes, like the big bold numerals. This engine was idling on the tracks in Albia. I also mixed in some gouache […] more »