Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Fence”

Barn Motif #71

Barn Motif #71

May 27, 2015

A Daily Painting of one of my famous Iowa barns. Although the barn has disappeared from the landscape, it is still full of character in this piece, with its raggedy roof and weathered boards. Using artistic license, I added bits of bright color to give it more life. It was quite drab and plain. The […] more »

Ramshackle Fence

Ramshackle Fence

July 12, 2011

I’m still fascinated with old barn structures. My sister-in-law sent me this photo of a barn in northwest Iowa, near Boyden. Not sure if it’s still standing. I liked the character of the rickety fence in the foreground — it has been patched with numerous boards. So far in painting these barn motifs, I haven’t […] more »

Stucco Barn, Exline, Iowa

Stucco Barn, Exline, Iowa

February 2, 2010

This structure has intrigued me because of the shapes and the gnarled tree. I have painted it a number of times and found the sun and shadow patterns interesting. The bright white fence contributed to its character and the textured field beyond. It also has numerous small window opening, probably to dry the hay stored […] more »