Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Collage”

Hollyhocks and Bluebirds

Hollyhocks and Bluebirds

March 6, 2018

The inspiration for this painting is the flower: hollyhocks. I am quite fond of these old-fashioned flowers. I love the saucer shapes of the blossoms, the buds, leaves -- every details describes this wonderful flower! more »

Spring Fling

Spring Fling

February 22, 2018

Usually I begin with the flowers and work my way around the design. This one was different -- the vase was the focus. I changed the peonies to dahlias; the shape reminded me of the full, spidery petal shapes. Red-painted daisies were added to the bunch. more »

Keokuk, Keosauqua and Clinton

Keokuk, Keosauqua and Clinton

June 2, 2016

I am continuing my bicycle series and loved the challenge of doing a smaller piece. I began with a simple line drawing of a bicycle close-up and started gluing some of the positive shapes. Halfway through gluing, I decided to add another smaller bike above it — a bit of a squeeze, but it adds […] more »

Flamingo Fandango

Flamingo Fandango

February 7, 2012

I’m back doing the exotic animals. These birds were designed in 2007 and I’m finally getting around to completing the collage.  I chose it for their colorful pink, long-necked bodies and legs, having some fun with changing some of the colors. They seem to be dancing and fluttering with movement. For the background, I decided […] more »

My Collage Inspirations

My Collage Inspirations

November 16, 2011

My work in collage has been inspired by many artists.  Some of these are Matisse,  Romare Bearden,  Joan Miró,  Edward Betts and Gerald Brommer. The definition of “collage” is a picture built up wholly or partly from pieces of paper, cloth or other materials stuck on canvas or other ground.  Collage as a medium emerged […] more »

Ottumwa’s Walk on Art Street

Ottumwa’s Walk on Art Street

September 9, 2010

Last Saturday was a great day for the outdoor Art Festival in Ottumwa. Sunshine, little winds, and temps in the mid 70’s — we couldn’t get better weather! I really appreciated this since this was the first time I set up my new ProPanels display. Most of the artwork I brought were my acrylic collages […] more »

Painting More Palette Papers

Painting More Palette Papers

August 8, 2010

This week, while working on the Des Moines collage, I started painting more palette papers since I was out of a few earth colors. I got on a roll with painting and decided to do a few more sheets of purples, reds, greens, and blues. In the past, I would lay them on newspapers on […] more »

Florals & Pigs

Florals & Pigs

June 10, 2009

This week I've been working on some quarter-sheet florals for the upcoming festival -- so attention flower lovers! I love the vividness of colors and try to combine different varieties into an interesting arrangement. [...] more »

New Pig Collages

New Pig Collages

May 26, 2009

I find that a pig theme adds a humorous touch to my artwork. Ever since I witnessed a runaway pig at the Iowa State Fair, pigs have been a featured design in my collages. I usually start with a contour pencil design, and now I use [...] more »