Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “City”

Downtown Des Moines Series #45

Downtown Des Moines Series #45

November 29, 2017

My inspiration for this acrylic collage are the shapes of various buildings in downtown Des Moines. I love the different shapes, with all their details that make up an interesting design. The challenge is a complex design of familiar buildings in the downtown environment using bright colors. more »

In The Distance

In The Distance

March 17, 2016

This is another urban scene of downtown Des Moines that I decided to rework. The colors and composition from the original needed strengthening. My reference photo was used in the first design. It is a view of the Capitol dome in the background with the red skywalk, rooftops and building shapes as seen from the […] more »

Polk County Courthouse

Polk County Courthouse

March 16, 2016

This past week I thought this collage needed an updating in the colors and composition.¬†Although I liked parts of the design, I felt there were a couple areas I thought needed strengthening and improvement. It is a view of the urban landscape from the top of a parking ramp in downtown Des Moines. I’m pleased […] more »

Downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis

September 3, 2010

I have been inspired by skyscrapers lately. For this piece, I worked from a photo taken in 2000 of Minneapolis. The design got a bit complicated, so I edited and kept adding shapes while working. My initial design was bare-bones. I attempted to harmonize the colors, but that kept changing too. I’m pleased with the […] more »