Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Collage”

Biking / RAGBRAI #9

Biking / RAGBRAI #9

December 19, 2018

My inspiration for this abstract bicycle design are the geometric shapes. I have found that working in a series inspires my creativity, in challenging me to look more closely at my subject matter. This series began many years ago when a friend suggested bicycles would be a popular design because of the yearly RAGBRAI ride […] more »

Wildflowers #2

Wildflowers #2

August 2, 2018

This is my second of the Wildflowers series. We have many different varieties blooming at different times, so there's always some beautiful wildflowers to draw and paint! more »

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

July 30, 2018

I was inspired to do this collage because my main focus lately has been botanicals, and we have planted part of an acre of our property dedicated to wildflowers, hoping to bring more butterflies and bees to our area. more »

Lilacs, Lilies & Tulips

Lilacs, Lilies & Tulips

June 7, 2018

I'm always inspired to paint fresh flowers from my garden. The colors are vivid and luscious, and that is what I try to capture in my paintings. The shapes, leaves and stems -- all the details inspire me to paint and draw these natural forms. more »

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 »