Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Barn”

Iowa Series #65 (Red Sheep, Blue Sheep)

Iowa Series #65 (Red Sheep, Blue Sheep)

July 4, 2009

My inspiration for this piece came from traveling through the Iowa countryside the summer of 1995. I wanted to document local barns because I realized they are rapidly disappearing from the landscape and are interesting structures with lots of character. This particular barn is located near Seymour, Iowa. I’m not sure if it’s still there. […] more »

Two at a Time

Two at a Time

October 28, 2008

Just to keep things interesting, I have been working on two different paintings simultaneously. I believe this pushes me to keep my work fresh and uniquely distinctive. I began this week on the watercolor of the glassware still life, which includes the tall amber-colored bottle. This bottle was also a part of my teapot series […] more »

New Barn Collage

New Barn Collage

October 22, 2008

This has been a busy week so far. I intended to finish a portrait commission and start the barn collage, besides finishing the Des Moines cityscape. As usual, things got interrupted for good reasons. In my mind, I like to think and plan colors ahead and let the thoughts simmer for a while. I sorted […] more »

Wickfield Pavilion

Wickfield Pavilion

October 1, 2008

Yesterday while planning my next barnscape, I came across a design I penciled last October of the Wickfield Pavilion, a historic round barn in Cantril, Iowa. I decided the design looked good and will work on it after finishing the Des Moines cityscape. Figuring out the colors for the barn will be a challenge — […] more »

Double Barn

Double Barn

September 23, 2008

I spent the last day of summer at Valley Junction’s Fall Art Market on Sunday. It was perfect weather — couldn’t ask for better temperatures. Most people wanted to get out and enjoy the scene. Thank you all for visiting my booth to see my newest artwork. I enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting new […] more »

Red Hot Sky, Cool Blue Barn

Red Hot Sky, Cool Blue Barn

August 31, 2008

The idea for a hot red sky occurred to me a week ago. I began cutting the sky-shape on the pinkish-cerise pre-painted papers. Because it is very textured with swirling paint patterns, I’m careful to choose a spot on the paper that is pleasing texturally. Some areas are lighter or too dark. I’m also using […] more »

Mahaska County Barn

Mahaska County Barn

August 4, 2008

I spent the blistering hot and humid weekend finishing my newest barn collage. For this piece I used a photo of a barn in Mahaska County with a windmill and added rolling hills and hay bales in the background. It’s always difficult choosing colors, as each hue will determine the alternate colors next to the […] more »