Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Bouquet”

Mardi Gras Bouquet

Mardi Gras Bouquet

February 4, 2016

This design was specifically done for the annual Mardi Gras celebration. I used my reference photo of garden sunflowers. I love the big, bold shapes of the flowers! I cannot resist painting them because they are happy flowers and my favorites. After drawing the design directly on the archival foamboard, I begin with specific shapes […] more »

Supreme Sunflowers with Red Stems

Supreme Sunflowers with Red Stems

August 18, 2015

My challenge 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 »

July Sunflower Bouquet

July Sunflower Bouquet

July 1, 2013

I positively love sunflowers! A friend calls me the sunflower queen. Sunflowers are gorgeous large flowers and make wonderful bouquets. I do not know how many paintings I have done of them — lots! There are so many different varieties. This year we have planted at least four different types. In this composition, I decided to play […] more »

Parrot Tulips

Parrot Tulips

March 16, 2010

The second in my series of the tulips. This design includes three purple tulips on top, red tulip with a black center, a daffodil squeezed between them on the left, and a bright yellow parrot tulip with the red strips more »

Velvety Tulips

Velvety Tulips

March 14, 2010

Because of our unusually long and snowy winter, I have been anxious to paint a spring subject. These are some tulips and daffodils from my garden bouquet photographed a couple years ago. I was inspired by the gorgeous hues and non-formal arrangement of the flowers in a simple glass tumbler. They were photographed outside, and […] more »

Golden Petals

Golden Petals

July 21, 2009

Once again my inspiration changed my choice of subject matter. I previously planned to paint more local town scenes and got up early yesterday to take advantage of the early morning sunlight and shadow patterns on our town square. [...] more »

Pig Pennants & Van Gogh

Pig Pennants & Van Gogh

June 24, 2009

I've been discovering new ways to incorporate special requests for commissions, particularly with pigs. The newest combines cut-out words, office report backgrounds, collegiate pennants, and university pennants for team spirit! [...] more »

Summer Bouquet #159

Summer Bouquet #159

June 7, 2009

I love sunflowers! I have lost track of how many I’ve painted, which is the reason why the title is a number instead of a sunflower variety. Along with the sunflowers I’ve added another one of my favorite flowers, cosmos. I like the way their delicate shapes contrast with that of the sunflowers’ big and […] more »

June Sunflowers

June Sunflowers

June 6, 2009

One of my many sunflower bouquets. I love big, bold flowers and I planted six different sunflower varieties in my garden this year. I changed the vase motif a bit, with the vase sitting on the deck. more »