Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Flag”

Engine Nine Zero 45

Engine Nine Zero 45

April 9, 2015

This collage is a continuation of my popular train engine series. I have been doing engines for a number of years now. This one is a close-up of a Union Pacific. I used one of my reference photos for this. The details of the engine caught my eye: the shadow shapes, the numerals and flag, […] more »

Red Barn & Rooster

Red Barn & Rooster

June 23, 2012

This piece is part of my open-ended Iowa Series, complete with all the¬†Midwest¬†elements and farm animals. This collage features a typical red barn, silo, and the strutting rooser in the farmyard, and a few strategic fence posts. Lots of colors too, so it will fit just about any decor. more »

The Continental

The Continental

November 15, 2010

Why did I paint The Continental Hotel again? I’ve lost count how many times I’ve painted this building — the old historic hotel in Centerville. I’m attracted to architectural structures and have never painted it from this angle (from State Street, looking at it from a northeast direction). The oblong sign on the corner, the […] more »

Flag Girls

Flag Girls

September 15, 2010

A piece from the series of the marching band on Pancake Day 1996. The girls were lining up before the big parade. I believe I captured the essence and likenesses — many people have recognized them. more »

Patriotic Pig

Patriotic Pig

May 25, 2009

I began with a deep purple background to contrast with the emerald green of the pig. Then I put a numeral 1 on his haunches; I couldn’t figure out how to finish, then had the idea to cut up flag stamps and glued on the bottom. more »