Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

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 »

Fresh Cut Flowers

Fresh Cut Flowers

February 16, 2018

This painting began first as a watercolor. Then I decided to switch media and create a collage using bolder colors. I used the watercolor painting as a springboard for the new design. more »