Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

April 3, 2020

This portrait is part of my women's series done in acrylic collage. This piece was completed to be part of the Suffrage show at our gallery. Justice Ginsburg is an important judge working for women's rights. more »

Votes For Women

Votes For Women

April 1, 2020

This figurative acrylic collage is a continuation of the Suffrage theme. These women are wearing the suffragist dresses and sashes declaring "Votes for Women." more »

Cat Lady #2

Cat Lady #2

March 27, 2020

This design is partly a self-portrait and partly an imaginative one. It began with a figure on a large background and I creatively began adding a cat here and there. Before I knew it, most of my cats entered the composition. more »

Willa Cather

Willa Cather

March 25, 2020

This portrait is of Willa Cather, one of my favorite authors. This acrylic portrait portrays Ms. Cather wearing a brocade hat and dark green jacket in the style of that period. For the background I used some of her book titles. more »

Nineteenth Amendment

Nineteenth Amendment

March 13, 2020

This painting is part of my Women's History Month series. I particularly liked the dresses with their sashes proclaiming their right to vote. The yellow roses along the bottom are a symbol of the suffragists. more »

Battle For The Ballot

Battle For The Ballot

March 11, 2020

This acrylic collage is the beginning of my new figurative series highlighting the suffragist movement. This year we are celebrating the anniversary of the 19th Amendment and I thought this was an excellent place to start. more »

Burlington Engine 3167

Burlington Engine 3167

September 16, 2019

The fascination with these train engines continues! I used one of my photos from our Burlington, Iowa trip. Every engine is different, and with collage it's easy to manipulate the shapes and develop a pleasing design. more »

Engine Abstraction #13

Engine Abstraction #13

July 26, 2019

This painting is part of my abstract engine designs that I have been working on since April of this year. The composition possibilities are interesting and seem endless when you take a closer view of your subject. This close-up includes the yellow Union Pacific engine with windows, stripes and numerals. more »

Engine Abstraction #17

Engine Abstraction #17

July 11, 2019

This abstract train engine varies a bit from the pieces I have completed so far. This collage is actually the first design. I did not use a sketch, but rather used a close-up section and began by cutting out shapes and arranging them on the gessoed hardboard. It is a section of the brake and wheel, and I just improvised until the design looked good to me. more »