Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Stunning Still Lifes

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 »

Chairs in the Jungle #135

Chairs in the Jungle #135

June 13, 2019

This composition is a continuation of my series of still lifes that I began back in the late 1980s. It is the variations of chair shapes that interest me, and by combining them with tropical plants or flowers I am able to create a unique design that is authentic to me. more »

Blue Palomino Bouquet

Blue Palomino Bouquet

April 18, 2019

My inspiration for this acrylic collage were the beautiful flowers, and the challenge of continuing my monochromatic theme from a previous artwork. I used one of my reference photos of my garden flowers in Centerville, and created a sketch from the photo in the actual paper size. more »

Wildflowers #4

Wildflowers #4

March 14, 2019

I was inspired by our acreage of wildflowers -- all the delicious colors, shapes and sizes of these beautiful flowers. This arrangement includes coneflowers, daisies, pansies and other pink and violet blossoms. more »

November Cosmos Bouquet

November Cosmos Bouquet

November 28, 2018

My inspiration for this petite watercolor was a photo taken of my last bouquet, which was picked from our last garden in Centerville. I love the luscious magenta and pink colors of these flowers and their simple shapes. Their centers are bright yellow with dots of dark brown. more »

Teapot Series #22

Teapot Series #22

November 1, 2018

In this composition I sketched three teapots, the donut shape, the traditional black teapot and a British hexagonal variety my mother gave me from her trip to England. For the background I added an antique bottle with my garden cosmos flowers. For fun, I tucked a pumpkin behind one pot. more »