Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “City”

In The Distance

In The Distance

July 30, 2010

Continued inspiration of the urban landscapes. I used a photo take many years ago and loved the view from the parking ramp with all the intricacies of the city — the sky walk, rooftops, capitol dome — all the geometric shapes and shadows. more »

Polk County Courthouse, Des Moines

Polk County Courthouse, Des Moines

February 19, 2010

This design was inspired by the architecture of the big city, reminiscent of growing up in the environment surrounded by tall buildings, different windows shapes, rooftops, bricks and other building details. It is exciting to have so many varieties of architectural elements crammed into a large metropolis; such a contrast from the quiet country life […] more »

Mondrian’s Des Moines

Mondrian’s Des Moines

September 10, 2009

I created this piece because I had an interest in completing some cityscapes from 2000. We visited Des Moines in early spring and I walked around the capital and downtown area, taking lots of photos. I’ve completed a few paintings since then and recently visited and took more photos of the Farmers Market and surrounding […] more »

Ninth Street Bridge

Ninth Street Bridge

September 2, 2009

I first encountered this cityscape earlier in summer and I had forgotten my camera! The buildings captured my attention and the smooth rounded angles of the sloping bridge. I’ve completed many sketches of this. I love all the geometric shapes! My favorite shape of this is the road — this paper was painted a few […] more »