Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Cat”

Pumpkin Patch Sally

Pumpkin Patch Sally

November 18, 2014

This design of the pumpkins and black cat was inspired by the autumn season. I bought a few pumpkins and photographed our newest orphan kitten among them. She didn’t co-operate much. I took many reference photos to work from and worked in the traditional watercolor method on a medium weight paper. I usually wet the […] more »

Motley Crew

Motley Crew

January 15, 2014

I have decided to do a cat faces series, and this is the second piece. In this design, I have combined a black-brown, ginger, and black-and-white cat. They all have such unique faces! I’m also finally using some of my earth-colored pigments. These include sepia, umbers, ochres, black, and blues. It has been a fun project […] more »

Goodfellows

Goodfellows

January 6, 2014

I have been working on a series of cat paintings which I started a few years ago. The nice thing is, I have plenty of models available and a large file of reference photos of all the felines we have had over many years. In this particular study, I have combined three separate photos of […] more »

Iridescent Cat

Iridescent Cat

August 15, 2013

This is the second collage I have completed on a canvas one-inch-deep frame. Since I love cats, it is only natural that one fits into my collection of animal canvases! I began first by painting the background a Diarylide Yellow, which is a little orangy. It makes the purple cat “pop” from the surface. I […] more »

Quinnifer

Quinnifer

January 27, 2013

I’m back to using my Chinese brush technique again! Yesterday’s daily painting was not up to my quality standards, and I wanted a playful and spontaneous result. I began by sketching the cat with my left hand – -forcing myself to draw more loosely. The next step was wetting both sides of the 300 pound paper so that the black […] more »

Siamese

Siamese

September 16, 2012

This portrait is for all cat lovers! I’ve been painting commissions in watercolor of various breeds of cats and dogs, and wanted to do one of the Siamese variety. I believe this one is a sealpoint with the chocolate points. They are loyal and mischievous cats! This was painted on 300# cold press rag paper. […] more »

The Girls

The Girls

March 7, 2012

This painting includes five of our cat family: Saoirse, Fiona, Sadie, Ruby and Aurora. They include a variety of colors — a calico, siamese, white calico, black and a spotted black & white.  I did this as a portrait sample to let people know that photos of different pets can be combined into a single […] more »

Let it Snow!

Let it Snow!

November 4, 2011

My goal this week was to create an artwork every day, in the tradition of the Daily Painters group. With collage, that’s more difficult. Today’s is a bit smaller than the first two. It features a blotchy ochre/sienna-colored cat watching fat snowflakes drift around him. He’s sitting against a royal blue background and he had […] more »

Pepe

Pepe

March 9, 2011

This is a commissioned work, done from the client’s photo. more »