Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Blue”

Fifth Street, Valley Junction

Fifth Street, Valley Junction

May 26, 2020

My first watercolor since the COVID-19 outbreak is of Artisan Gallery 218. I love painting small local scenes, and this is a series I began since our gallery closed. I miss the daily work schedule and meeting new people every day who visit from around the country. more »

Flip Flops & Blue Dress

Flip Flops & Blue Dress

April 7, 2020

This design is a continuation of my figurative series. I decided to maintain a background free of clutter and added a single flower to balance the design; it adds to the summer atmosphere and flip-flops she's wearing. more »

Giant Blue Sunflowers

Giant Blue Sunflowers

January 17, 2020

Sunflowers have been a major theme for me over the years. I began the new year thinking about sunflowers in my garden, and planned to make this a large composition with life-sized blooms. more »

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 »