Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Screech Owl

Screech Owl

November 15, 2022

I have always painted birds and animals and decided to design another owl. I love the colors and textured patterns of the owl's feathers. more »

Imperial Lion

Imperial Lion

July 6, 2022

This amazing Asian sculpture captured my attention while visiting the pagoda on the Des Moines riverbank near the Botanical Center. more »

Final Chapter

Final Chapter

May 4, 2022

My love affair with the old barns in Iowa continues. I have been roaming the countryside photographing these distinct structures that are full of character. more »

Asian Pagoda, Des Moines

Asian Pagoda, Des Moines

April 28, 2022

Des Moines architecture has always interested me. I usually take a lot of reference photos for a project, choose the best angle to portray it and then complete a drawing to use for the collage's foundation. This pagoda is highly detailed and I had to edit and simplify the shapes. more »