Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Pink Bromeliad

Pink Bromeliad


I am continually searching for interesting flowers to paint. This is a big, beautiful bloom at the Botanical Center in Des Moines. These finger-like petals sprout from the center of the plant on a large stalk. Tropical plants always have bold colors, and their leaves have fun details to paint. I painted the flower shape much larger to emphasize its importance and used dark values to make the flower “pop”. Although I started painting the background in sections with a variety of blues and greens, I washed over another layer of thalo green to increase the value, and eliminated most of the details on the leaves to keep the pink flower the center of interest.

Posted in Stunning Still Lifes on March 24, 2014.

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Original 22″ × 15″

Silver metal frame (29" x 22.5") with single white mat

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Actual image size is 6.82″×10″.

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Actual image size is 9.55″×14″.

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Actual image size is 13.64″×20″.

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