Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Stunning Still Lifes

Tea Time / Iceland Poppies Bouquet

Tea Time / Iceland Poppies Bouquet

April 18, 2017

Still lifes are my passion! And fresh flowers are perfect. They find their way into most of my still life set ups. The warm reds and vivid orange hues of these flowers captured my attention. I used a reference photo, but eliminated most of the other objects that were in the set up. I wanted […] more »

Burst of Summertime with Purple Lace

Burst of Summertime with Purple Lace

April 3, 2017

Nothing is more inspiring than a vase of fresh cut flowers from my garden! These gladioli and small sunflowers smelled wonderful, and their myriad colors and intricate shapes of petals and leaves inspired me to paint them. In the winter I plan and dream about what new varieties to add to my garden. Painting still […] more »

Ebony Teapot #2 on Indian Fabric

Ebony Teapot #2 on Indian Fabric

March 10, 2017

My inspiration for this watercolor was the contrast of the shiny black teapot against the luscious colors of the cosmos bouquet. I had already completed a similar design, and decided to do another because the shapes of the flowers were so fresh and inviting. My method of painting still begins with sketches of the bouquet, […] more »