Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

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 »

Big Blue, Hwy T61

Big Blue, Hwy T61

February 25, 2019

I have painted this particular barn from various viewpoints and love the character it has. Perhaps the barn is no longer standing; many of these beautiful barns have disappeared from our rural landscape. more »

RAGBRAI Series Ten

RAGBRAI Series Ten

February 4, 2019

My inspiration for this piece was to continue exploring the interesting bicycle shapes and forms that define it.¬†Another challenge was working in a square format, which I find daunting at times.¬†Working with a rectangular forms in a square format challenges you to rethink design possibilities and it keeps your work fresh. more »

Biking / RAGBRAI #9

Biking / RAGBRAI #9

December 19, 2018

My inspiration for this abstract bicycle design are the geometric shapes. I have found that working in a series inspires my creativity, in challenging me to look more closely at my subject matter. This series began many years ago when a friend suggested bicycles would be a popular design because of the yearly RAGBRAI ride […] 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 »