Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media




I have been inspired by Patricia Forester’s tree paintings, and have always found the bare winter structure of trees fascinating. All their characteristics are paintable! However, I paint from my photo instead of painting en plein aire! I like the comfort of my studio and climate control.

This painting includes rough bark, gnarly, twisted branches and shadow shapes in the strong morning sunlight. The more I look, other bright colors are evident. We have many different trees on our property and have viewed these cottonwoods in all seasons. I’m always looking for interesting trees with a lot of character when driving, and I often stop to get a photo to work from later.

Exhibited in the Iowa Watercolor Society’s Annual Show & Traveling Exhibit, 2012-2013

Posted in Midwest Life on December 31, 2011.

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Original 22″ × 30″

Metal frame (36" x 28") with double mats of white and off-white.

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Actual image size is 7.33″×10″.

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Actual image size is 10.27″×14″.

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Actual image size is 14.67″×20″.

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