Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Still Life with Mary Cassatt

Still Life with Mary Cassatt

June 4, 2018

In this design I chose my popular and much-used turquoise goblets, a cosmos bouquet, and a collection of art books from my personal collection. As always, I am drawn to the freshness of the flowers and their bold and beautiful colors. more »

Chairs Series #130 / Poppies

Chairs Series #130 / Poppies

May 17, 2018

Over the years I have painted more than one hundred of these chairs- and houseplants-themed watercolors. In this particular painting, I used photographs of a friends' chairs, and I wanted to do something a little different for the plants. more »

Morning Market

Morning Market

May 3, 2018

The inspiration for this painting were the people and sights at the downtown Des Moines Farmers Market. One needs to go more than once to take in the vendors, people and food at the summer market in an ever-changing event. more »

Hollyhocks and Bluebirds

Hollyhocks and Bluebirds

March 6, 2018

The inspiration for this painting is the flower: hollyhocks. I am quite fond of these old-fashioned flowers. I love the saucer shapes of the blossoms, the buds, leaves -- every details describes this wonderful flower! more »

Spring Fling

Spring Fling

February 22, 2018

Usually I begin with the flowers and work my way around the design. This one was different -- the vase was the focus. I changed the peonies to dahlias; the shape reminded me of the full, spidery petal shapes. Red-painted daisies were added to the bunch. more »