Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Blue”

Ragbrai XLVII

Ragbrai XLVII

October 25, 2019

This collage is part of my bicycle series inspired by the yearly RAGBRAI event that happens every July in Iowa. This design is the actual route taken in 2019, and includes the cities of Council Bluffs, Atlantic, Winterset, Indianola, Centerville, Fairfield, Burlington and Keokuk. more »

Engine Abstraction #26

Engine Abstraction #26

September 19, 2019

This painting is a continuation of my abstract train engines. I have been drawing and painting engines since 2010 and find inspiration in the geometric shapes and colors. This particular composition zeroes in on a couple wheels. more »

Sunset on the Prairie

Sunset on the Prairie

August 1, 2019

This is a continuation of my barn series, done in acrylic collage in a square design format. While working on this I found a beautiful piece of variegated paper that was perfect for the sunset. more »

Engine Abstraction #13

Engine Abstraction #13

July 26, 2019

This painting is part of my abstract engine designs that I have been working on since April of this year. The composition possibilities are interesting and seem endless when you take a closer view of your subject. This close-up includes the yellow Union Pacific engine with windows, stripes and numerals. more »

Engine Abstraction #17

Engine Abstraction #17

July 11, 2019

This abstract train engine varies a bit from the pieces I have completed so far. This collage is actually the first design. I did not use a sketch, but rather used a close-up section and began by cutting out shapes and arranging them on the gessoed hardboard. It is a section of the brake and wheel, and I just improvised until the design looked good to me. more »

Engine Abstraction #10

Engine Abstraction #10

July 9, 2019

Drawing these segments of train engines constantly challenges me to search for the most interesting designs. This design actually started with more detail, but I decided to crop the photo more. more »

Chairs in the Jungle #135

Chairs in the Jungle #135

June 13, 2019

This composition is a continuation of my series of still lifes that I began back in the late 1980s. It is the variations of chair shapes that interest me, and by combining them with tropical plants or flowers I am able to create a unique design that is authentic to me. more »

Blue Palomino Bouquet

Blue Palomino Bouquet

April 18, 2019

My inspiration for this acrylic collage were the beautiful flowers, and the challenge of continuing my monochromatic theme from a previous artwork. I used one of my reference photos of my garden flowers in Centerville, and created a sketch from the photo in the actual paper size. more »