Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Pet”

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 »

Doxie & Red Flowers

Doxie & Red Flowers

August 25, 2016

This petite collage is part of my Daily Painting challenge to create a small artwork in one sitting. I did a sketch of a dachshund and painted the background a flat, plain color; then added the dog shapes and the flowers. 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.  He 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 »

Sage

Sage

September 30, 2015

This watercolor painting was commissioned by my brother Joe. It is a beautiful Great Dane. He provided the photograph and I began this piece by drawing the design in pencil first. The main purpose of the portrait was to capture her inquisitive and playful expression. The background uses a wet-in-wet method, to keep it simple and […] more »

Verne, The Pygmy Goat

Verne, The Pygmy Goat

June 30, 2014

My favorite subject matter with collage materials is animals. I was inspired by our new pet, Verne, who is a pygmy goat. He’s not good at standing still and posing for me. He does all kinds of antics instead. I have to take a lot of shots while he gets too close to the camera lens. […] 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 »

Bubba & Mickey

Bubba & Mickey

May 19, 2012

These are two very devoted canines of my sister’s, and otherwise called “the two knuckleheads” by her husband. They are well-behaved most of the time, and well-trained too. Bubba, the Boston Terrier, is the most energetic dog I’ve ever seen. He runs around the backyard like a maniac–it is fun to watch him gallop wildly. […] more »