Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Long Gone

Long Gone

September 28, 2023

I love the old barn structures -- they have so much character. This particular barn was located east of Centerville. What attracted me were the shapes of the barn, the broken roof, the silos, shed and poles. more »

Harvest Centerpiece

Harvest Centerpiece

September 21, 2023

My goal was to create an autumn piece using fall flowers and colors. Using my imagination and some reference photos, I used a combination of terracotta daisies, tiny mums, some purple crinkly puffy flowers and red roses. more »

Autumn Joy

Autumn Joy

September 14, 2023

This acrylic collage is part of my botanical series focusing on Autumn colors and designs.┬áThe colors featured are typical of fall: burnt orange, deep red, cinnamon, sienna and white. more »

Late Summer

Late Summer

August 23, 2023

Flowers are a great inspiration for me, and I cut and arrange many bouquets from my garden. I favor large flowers and their bold colors. This piece includes fuchsia zinnias and golden sunflowers in one of my special vases. more »

Fourth of July Irises

Fourth of July Irises

July 6, 2023

I am constantly inspired by my garden flowers because their shapes and colors provide endless designs and spread cheerfulness. I always begin sketching these flowers from life, and add detailed notes that help when I begin painting them. more »

Cocoa Blue

Cocoa Blue

June 22, 2023

Using my sketches and hand-painted papers, this design was created with the local colors. Her expressive blue eyes and long, fluffy coat captured my attention. more »

Cinnamon & Peach

Cinnamon & Peach

May 25, 2023

Sunflowers always inspire me to paint them! This bouquet was painted from my garden, using the luscious mahogany and rust-colored varieties that go well with the bright yellows and golds. more »

Purple Velvet Irises

Purple Velvet Irises

April 27, 2023

Inspired by the vivid colors and curled shapes of the iris petals, I began by drawing these beauties from life. The background is a combination of warm & cool greens, the complementary color of the irises. more »