Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Aqua”

Supreme Sunflowers with Red Stems

Supreme Sunflowers with Red Stems

August 18, 2015

My¬†challenge for this piece was to create a large sunflower design in a square format. I used my sketch of a vase in my collection and worked from my sunflower sketches done from life. I worked the warm colors against the cool colors and contrasted light and dark values. I decided early on not to […] more »

Confetti Tulips

Confetti Tulips

February 6, 2015

Flowers are one of my favorite subjects. For this collage, I used one of my sketches done in 2005. I love the shapes of tulips and the curved leaf patterns. I did not have a background planned, but improvised¬†one using paper scraps to keep it fresh and exciting. The tiny triangle pieces were nipped from […] more »

Swimmy

Swimmy

January 6, 2015

This is my first piece of the new year. I decided to do a few pieces similar to the Daily Painters’ group. They create a petite artwork every day, usually in the 6” x 6” format. I find it difficult to work so small and prefer the larger sizes. For this piece, I chose a […] more »