Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Cat”

Sisters

Sisters

July 11, 2018

Cats are a favorite subject matter to paint. I loved painting the contrast of the calico with the mixed tabby and white markings. more »

Porkchop

Porkchop

July 9, 2018

This particular gray and white cat is one we saw and petted at Purrington's, a cat cafe in Portland, Oregon. He was playing with a feather toy, a perfect prop. more »

Fishin’

Fishin’

July 12, 2016

Our pets are a source of never-ending entertainment and inspiration. I couldn’t resist painting our cat ┬áVincent, who was caught in the act. He is so curious and dipped his paw into a glass of water while perching on various pieces of furniture to do it. more »

White Whiskers

White Whiskers

December 14, 2015

My second model, Sally, was happy to sit and pose for this painting. She looked at me very intently, wondering what I was doing. After the picture taking, she settled in for a long nap. I do work from my photos most of the time, as pets move around too much unless you plan to […] more »

Green Eyes

Green Eyes

December 10, 2015

Vincent showed up for a modeling session last weekend, so I decided to focus on a close-up of his face. ┬áHe has expressive eyes and is happy to sit and pose for me. I used lots of thickly applied watercolor pigments with some acrylic medium. He is quite happy with the results! more »

Box Sitter

Box Sitter

November 24, 2015

Cats play a big part in our lives and I have a lot of models around during the day. Felines love squashing themselves into a small box and I used a reference photo for this watercolor painting. I used a limited palette of cadmium orange, cerulean blue, sap green, ultramarine blue, white and thalo red. more »

Crossword Cats #2

Crossword Cats #2

October 2, 2015

I couldn’t resist doing another design using our cats as models and the crossword block pattern for the background. The main character here is the red cat with green whiskers and pink-striped tail. His buddy is beige with teal eyes. The background is limited to the colors of emerald green, reds, ultramarine blue and teal. […] more »

Calico

Calico

March 12, 2015

Cats play a huge part in my life and are perfect models, although it is impossible to get them to sit still for a photograph. This painting is of Siobhan, who has a lovely pattern of spots on her back. I happened to catch a good pose of her and decided that working in a […] more »