Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Turquoise”

Clementine & Champagne

Clementine & Champagne

May 6, 2014

This is a new still life setup, which includes many familiar pieces from my collection of objects. I set up the items on a table in our front east window, using the direct sunlight streaming inside. My favorite amber bottles and goblets are the main elements, along with the turquoise striped cloth. The clementine and […] more »

Cock-a-doodle-doo!

Cock-a-doodle-doo!

June 25, 2013

This rooster collage is the first one I have done on canvas and it has been on my mind for a long time. One of the reasons for working with the canvas is to have a piece of artwork that does not require picture framing;  it can be hung immediately and enjoyed.  The square format […] more »

Iowa Gray Barn

Iowa Gray Barn

May 29, 2013

Working from my old photos, I pieced together these barn board shapes in gray-textured, hand-painted papers against a vivid red sky. I liked the shed extensions on both sides of the barn and used turquoise for the roof — bringing in the complement color of the sky to make it “pop”.  I could not resist […] more »

Long Distance

Long Distance

September 15, 2012

What inspired me to paint this still life was the “old” telephone. It is an antique now. The aquamarine blue of the goblets complemented the phone color. I set up the still life with a checkerboard game behind it. I’m intrigued by the abstracted, fractured shapes in the transparency of the glass. The winding cord […] more »