Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Beige”

Crossword Cats #2

Crossword Cats #2

October 2, 2015

I couldn’t resist doing another design using our cats as models and the crossword block pattern for the background. The main character here is the red cat with green whiskers and pink-striped tail. His buddy is beige with teal eyes. The background is limited to the colors of emerald green, reds, ultramarine blue and teal. […] more »

Supreme Sunflowers with Red Stems

Supreme Sunflowers with Red Stems

August 18, 2015

My┬áchallenge 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 »

Blue Bird & Stephanie’s

Blue Bird & Stephanie’s

February 1, 2012

Eateries are popular with customers, so I┬ápainted an angled view of this popular restaurant in Centerville, Iowa, owned and operated by the Derbys. It features the bright blue awning with their name, beige bricks, and neon signs in the window. The ladies’ fashion store next door has closed and now houses the Flower Center. I’ve […] more »