Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Des Moines”

Asian Pagoda, Des Moines

Asian Pagoda, Des Moines

April 28, 2022

Des Moines architecture has always interested me. I usually take a lot of reference photos for a project, choose the best angle to portray it and then complete a drawing to use for the collage's foundation. This pagoda is highly detailed and I had to edit and simplify the shapes. more »

Be Smart, Be Safe

Be Smart, Be Safe

June 12, 2020

This is more from my series of designs of the businesses in Valley Junction. The old theater is now a costume business and the old building is an interesting shape with the theater sign. more »

Fifth Street, Valley Junction

Fifth Street, Valley Junction

May 26, 2020

My first watercolor since the COVID-19 outbreak is of Artisan Gallery 218. I love painting small local scenes, and this is a series I began since our gallery closed. I miss the daily work schedule and meeting new people every day who visit from around the country. more »

Morning Market

Morning Market

May 3, 2018

The inspiration for this painting were the people and sights at the downtown Des Moines Farmers Market. One needs to go more than once to take in the vendors, people and food at the summer market in an ever-changing event. more »

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 »