Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Des Moines”

Rooftops, Des Moines

Rooftops, Des Moines

July 22, 2010

In this view, I used a photo taken of downtown Des Moines a few years ago from the top of a parking garage. The architecture and building forms interested me. The panoramic view from above was inspiring! Of course, I took artistic liberty with most of the building colors and used a strong value pattern […] 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 »

Walk On Farmers Market

Walk On Farmers Market

September 10, 2009

Hello! Thank you all for coming to Ottumwa’s Walk On Art Street festival last weekend — the weather was perfect and art lovers were out in full force! I enjoyed talking with old friends and meeting new ones. [...] 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 »

Strawberry Blonde and Evening Sun

Strawberry Blonde and Evening Sun

September 9, 2009

I painted this because of my love for sunflowers, and I planted six different varieties this year. The title includes names of two varieties. Instead of one big bouquet, I just used one bloom per glass, which simplifies the composition. The fabric cloth was purchased at the Des Moines Farmers Market last month. Interestingly enough, […] 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 »