Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Stunning Still Lifes

Spring Lattice

Spring Lattice

March 4, 2021

This painting is an acrylic collage created for my joint show in October 2021. My chairs series has evolved over the years, and began with watercolors. I have combined this subject matter with sunflowers, in a square format. more »

Bearded Iris in Purple

Bearded Iris in Purple

January 19, 2021

My inspiration for this painting was the frilly bearded irises in our garden. Beginning with numerous sketches from life, I chose the deep purple hand-painted collage papers from my stash and began cutting the large petal shapes of the iris. more »

Spring Party

Spring Party

September 17, 2020

This bouquet is a combination of pink and red peonies, deep purple Japanese irises and some feathery Baptisia. It speaks of spring and the first flowers to appear in the garden. more »

Sunflowers & Eucalyptus

Sunflowers & Eucalyptus

August 5, 2020

I am continually inspired by big, bold sunflower shapes and colors -- the design possibilities are endless. Floral compositions are cheery and uplifting to me, especially during this time of the pandemic. more »

First Irises

First Irises

April 21, 2020

After a long winter followed by the pandemic we are experiencing now, I was inspired to paint some of my irises. Flowers are so fresh and have vivid colors that lift one's spirits, especially at this time. more »

Giant Blue Sunflowers

Giant Blue Sunflowers

January 17, 2020

Sunflowers have been a major theme for me over the years. I began the new year thinking about sunflowers in my garden, and planned to make this a large composition with life-sized blooms. more »

Winter Poppies

Winter Poppies

December 6, 2019

Flowers continue to inspire me, and I challenged myself to use an oblong format for this design. After choosing the necessary hand-painted acrylic collage papers, I decided the background would look great using a marbled rose-colored paper purchased many years ago. more »

Rudbeckias & Brushes

Rudbeckias & Brushes

September 5, 2019

This composition originally had just brushes and I decided to liven it up a bit with brightly colored flowers. Fresh flowers always inspire me because they are fresh and bold and add interest to the design. more »

Wednesday Posies

Wednesday Posies

August 8, 2019

I am always inspired to paint fresh flowers from my garden. The colors are bold and bright, and the various shapes of flowers are fresh and appealing to me. This design includes bunches of cosmos, zinnias, marigolds and sunflowers. more »

Teapot Still Life #25

Teapot Still Life #25

July 2, 2019

I began this piece last year and set it aside to think about the direction I was going with it. The design excited me with the triangular shapes, the bouquet of flowers, pears and teapots. more »