Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Indigo”

Orientale Cadenza for Trumpet

Orientale Cadenza for Trumpet

February 15, 2017

Painting a series of musical instruments has been on my mind lately. This began with a very loose contour drawing in ink and turned out to be more complicated than I thought. I completed the drawing from life and included the many sections of details as I worked. Sometimes I like to begin doing a […] more »

An Egyptian Passage in Purple

An Egyptian Passage in Purple

December 22, 2016

This is a full sheet collage that is part of my series of non-objective subject matter. It began with choosing some favorite colors: purple, orange, indigo and teal. I began making the shapes using random cuts with the X-Acto knife and folding various parts of my hand-painted papers. This is quite challenging to begin this […] more »

Deep River Verde

Deep River Verde

December 19, 2016

This is a non-objective vertical design, which began without the help of a drawing. I find it challenging to work this way allowing my creative energies to flow without a definite end product in mind. I first chose some colors from my cache of hand-painted collage papers, limiting the hues. This is difficult for me […] more »

Teapot Series #17 – Lime Pears

Teapot Series #17 – Lime Pears

November 19, 2015

I have decided to continue with my Teapot Series still lifes after reviewing some of my past work. This subject matter still intrigues me and I wonder where the future designs may lead. That is why I continue to paint — the surprise ending is well worth it! I do know that once I start […] more »

Engine Series Five

Engine Series Five

June 3, 2015

I’m really getting into the abstract patterns of locomotives. In this design, I zeroed in on the rectangular or square shapes with the circular, ovoid shadow patterns. They struck me as I was taking the photos on a bright, sunny morning. Many different warm and cool reds were used in this composition. The dark pieces […] more »

Starry Owl, Full Moon

Starry Owl, Full Moon

February 19, 2015

I have madeĀ lots of bird drawings in my sketchbook, and used one of these that I did a few years ago. That’s the bonus of drawing constantly — you always have material to fall back on. I took the liberty of changing the owl’s color. I thought purple would be nice against the indigo sky […] more »

Confetti Tulips

Confetti Tulips

February 6, 2015

Flowers are one of my favorite subjects. For this collage, I used one of my sketches done in 2005. I love the shapes of tulips and the curved leaf patterns. I did not have a background planned, but improvisedĀ one using paper scraps to keep it fresh and exciting. The tiny triangle pieces were nipped from […] more »

Indigo Bowl

Indigo Bowl

October 14, 2013

This is my last bouquet from our garden this year with our bright sunflowers and gladioli. It was painted wet-in-wet and completed in two days, which is quick for me. My main concern was to capture the freshness and bold colors of the flowers. The indigo bowl was a gift from my parents and the […] more »