Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Blue”

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

February 21, 2022

This acrylic collage portrait is part of my ongoing series of Black Women of Distinction. Working from a reference photo and using my hand-painted acrylic papers, I began with a sketch and chose the pigments I felt best represent the author. more »

Sunlit Path

Sunlit Path

May 24, 2021

My love affair with old barn structures continues. Working with collage, and editing as I work, results in an out-of-this-world design. more »

Turkey Creek

Turkey Creek

January 26, 2021

I have been inspired by the Midwest landscape for many years. The sprawling fields, rustic barns and sheds are a few elements that capture my interest. I began painting these old structures around 1995 and have painted over one hundred landscapes since then. more »

Sunflowers & Eucalyptus

Sunflowers & Eucalyptus

August 5, 2020

I am continually inspired by big, bold sunflower shapes and colors -- the design possibilities are endless. Floral compositions are cheery and uplifting to me, especially during this time of the pandemic. more »

Be Smart, Be Safe

Be Smart, Be Safe

June 12, 2020

This is more from my series of designs of the businesses in Valley Junction. The old theater is now a costume business and the old building is an interesting shape with the theater sign. more »

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 »