Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

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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 »

Engine Abstraction #10

Engine Abstraction #10

July 9, 2019

Drawing these segments of train engines constantly challenges me to search for the most interesting designs. This design actually started with more detail, but I decided to crop the photo more. more »

Engine Abstraction #9

Engine Abstraction #9

June 27, 2019

Inspired by abstract geometric shapes led me to doing a series of collages of train engines, boxcars and others. This design is a gray boxcar with the number five in the top right corner. more »

Engine Abstraction #8

Engine Abstraction #8

June 5, 2019

This design is a continuation of my close-up train engine series. I have painted engines and trains in a variety of mediums. The textures and geometric shapes interest me and also the local color. more »

Engine Abstraction #7

Engine Abstraction #7

May 31, 2019

I'm been designing and creating another acrylic collage of the train engines. This is a close up composition which are geometric shapes and bold colors. There are so many details on train engines that you don't notice when taking a photograph. more »

Engine Abstraction #6

Engine Abstraction #6

May 24, 2019

Trains are one of my favorite subject matter to paint and I have found working on this series exciting. This particular design features a boxcar in black, orange, sienna, tan, and gray. more »