Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Blue”

Autumn Joy

Autumn Joy

September 14, 2023

This acrylic collage is part of my botanical series focusing on Autumn colors and designs.¬†The colors featured are typical of fall: burnt orange, deep red, cinnamon, sienna and white. more »

Late Summer

Late Summer

August 23, 2023

Flowers are a great inspiration for me, and I cut and arrange many bouquets from my garden. I favor large flowers and their bold colors. This piece includes fuchsia zinnias and golden sunflowers in one of my special vases. more »

Cocoa Blue

Cocoa Blue

June 22, 2023

Using my sketches and hand-painted papers, this design was created with the local colors. Her expressive blue eyes and long, fluffy coat captured my attention. more »

Purple Velvet Irises

Purple Velvet Irises

April 27, 2023

Inspired by the vivid colors and curled shapes of the iris petals, I began by drawing these beauties from life. The background is a combination of warm & cool greens, the complementary color of the irises. more »

Bebop Blues Guitars

Bebop Blues Guitars

March 22, 2023

This composition was inspired by guitars that we saw at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California, a few years ago. There was a display of many interesting musical instruments and interactive displays. more »

Imperial Lion

Imperial Lion

July 6, 2022

This amazing Asian sculpture captured my attention while visiting the pagoda on the Des Moines riverbank near the Botanical Center. more »

Gerberas & Chairs

Gerberas & Chairs

April 18, 2022

This acrylic collage is a continuation of my series of chairs compositions I began in the late 1980s.¬†ISince then I have challenged myself with different chairs, shapes and backgrounds. more »