Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Collage”

New Pig Collages

New Pig Collages

May 26, 2009

I find that a pig theme adds a humorous touch to my artwork. Ever since I witnessed a runaway pig at the Iowa State Fair, pigs have been a featured design in my collages. I usually start with a contour pencil design, and now I use [...] more »

Two at a Time

Two at a Time

October 28, 2008

Just to keep things interesting, I have been working on two different paintings simultaneously. I believe this pushes me to keep my work fresh and uniquely distinctive. I began this week on the watercolor of the glassware still life, which includes the tall amber-colored bottle. This bottle was also a part of my teapot series […] more »

New Barn Collage

New Barn Collage

October 22, 2008

This has been a busy week so far. I intended to finish a portrait commission and start the barn collage, besides finishing the Des Moines cityscape. As usual, things got interrupted for good reasons. In my mind, I like to think and plan colors ahead and let the thoughts simmer for a while. I sorted […] more »

Red Hot Sky, Cool Blue Barn

Red Hot Sky, Cool Blue Barn

August 31, 2008

The idea for a hot red sky occurred to me a week ago. I began cutting the sky-shape on the pinkish-cerise pre-painted papers. Because it is very textured with swirling paint patterns, I’m careful to choose a spot on the paper that is pleasing texturally. Some areas are lighter or too dark. I’m also using […] more »

Mahaska County Barn

Mahaska County Barn

August 4, 2008

I spent the blistering hot and humid weekend finishing my newest barn collage. For this piece I used a photo of a barn in Mahaska County with a windmill and added rolling hills and hay bales in the background. It’s always difficult choosing colors, as each hue will determine the alternate colors next to the […] more »