Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Antique”

Outside Larkspurs & Peonies in Lime

Outside Larkspurs & Peonies in Lime

March 6, 2017

My inspiration for this painting: these fresh cut flowers from my garden were gorgeous in color and begged to be painted! I never tire of painting flowers. Everything about them motivate me to paint them; the vivid colors and shapes and tiny details. When I observe flowers to paint, I always begin with lots of […] more »

Elegant Garden

Elegant Garden

September 13, 2016

This was inspired by Annie’s chairs at the Artisan Gallery 218. In early spring I did numerous loose contour sketches of these antique chairs and they were the beginning of my collage design. The other elements evolved from my imagination: the sunny window, the magenta color I love, the zinnias and sunflowers from my garden. […] more »

Apothecary

Apothecary

March 3, 2016

This is a small watercolor still life of some of antique bottles and jars. I have done numerous sketches because the transparency of glass interests me, and also the unique bottle shapes. Among the shapes are a clear, frosted larger bottle, an amber square necked jar and two red ones. I usually work from my […] more »

Bottlemania

Bottlemania

July 7, 2015

This painting was inspired by the large collection of antique bottles my mother sent me. As I sketched each bottle, I turned my paper in all directions and overlapped the bottles, which made a more interesting arrangement than just standing next to each other on a shelf. more »

Valentine Wishes

Valentine Wishes

March 17, 2015

This piece was inspired by some antique bottles my mother sent me. I love the shapes and colors of the bottles, but I did not use the original colors. I completed numerous drawings of the bottles first, then edited and designed the composition without adhering to the sketches. I allowed for changes while working on […] more »

Biplane

Biplane

January 26, 2015

My inspiration for this design came about after our visit to the Airpower Museum in Blakesburg, Iowa, last summer. We were surprised by all the different planes on display there; it is a historic combination of early planes, engines, propellers and other related articles. For this design, I worked from a photo. Because of the […] more »

Ethyl Gasoline

Ethyl Gasoline

July 8, 2012

This is an antique gas pump from years gone past. There are two pumps on display, just east of the Centerville square. I worked from my photos to present a different viewpoint. I especially liked the numbered tags inside the globe. more »

Sinclair Truck

Sinclair Truck

January 10, 2012

I couldn’t resist doing another painting of Centerville’s historic State Street Station. I worked from my photo taken a few years ago which also features two antique gas pumps — how nostalgic can you get? Not sure the year of the truck, but many others know the age and particulars. Green is the featured color […] more »

Three Brownies

Three Brownies

July 18, 2011

I took this picture of these old cameras at a friend’s antique shop. It reminded me about how the technology has changed so much from these types of cameras and how much easier it is to use the digital devices. These cameras will certainly bring back memories for some folks! This painting was started at […] more »