Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Architecture”

Saffron Sky, Downtown Des Moines

Saffron Sky, Downtown Des Moines

December 27, 2016

This is a design from my archives that I decided to rework and improve with various color changes and textures. The inspiration for this vertical design was¬†the architecture of the buildings in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. I love the different shapes of the buildings. It began with a picture-taking adventure throughout the city, from various […] more »

Polk County Courthouse

Polk County Courthouse

March 16, 2016

This past week I thought this collage needed an updating in the colors and composition.¬†Although I liked parts of the design, I felt there were a couple areas I thought needed strengthening and improvement. It is a view of the urban landscape from the top of a parking ramp in downtown Des Moines. I’m pleased […] more »

Polk County Courthouse, Des Moines

Polk County Courthouse, Des Moines

February 19, 2010

This design was inspired by the architecture of the big city, reminiscent of growing up in the environment surrounded by tall buildings, different windows shapes, rooftops, bricks and other building details. It is exciting to have so many varieties of architectural elements crammed into a large metropolis; such a contrast from the quiet country life […] more »