Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

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Be Smart, Be Safe

Be Smart, Be Safe

June 12, 2020

This is more from my series of designs of the businesses in Valley Junction. The old theater is now a costume business and the old building is an interesting shape with the theater sign. more »

A-Okay Antiques

A-Okay Antiques

June 3, 2020

I love painting local scenes, and this watercolor is a continuation of the storefronts in Valley Junction in West Des Moines. In this particular scene, the yellow rocket ship above the door captured my attention along with the interesting array of objects inside the window. more »

Fifth Street, Valley Junction

Fifth Street, Valley Junction

May 26, 2020

My first watercolor since the COVID-19 outbreak is of Artisan Gallery 218. I love painting small local scenes, and this is a series I began since our gallery closed. I miss the daily work schedule and meeting new people every day who visit from around the country. more »

Mel

Mel

April 10, 2020

This painting continues my development into portraiture. This is a portrait of my sister who posed in a candid, comfortable sitting position. more »

Flip Flops & Blue Dress

Flip Flops & Blue Dress

April 7, 2020

This design is a continuation of my figurative series. I decided to maintain a background free of clutter and added a single flower to balance the design; it adds to the summer atmosphere and flip-flops she's wearing. more »

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 »