Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Flower”

Night Time Irises

Night Time Irises

February 8, 2024

This painting was inspired by my garden irises. I love gardens and find them a restful place to enjoy the solitude of each day and admire nature in all its glory. I am drawn by the shapes and brilliant colors of flowers. more »

Ferns & Fronds

Ferns & Fronds

January 11, 2024

Many of my paintings and collages are inspired by my garden flowers. This botanical collage is composed of lilies, coneflowers, and ferns. more »

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

January 4, 2024

To commemorate the longest day of the year, my inspiration for this floral watercolor was the bright red seasonal poinsettia flower and the Christmas amaryllis. more »

Pumpkins & Daisies

Pumpkins & Daisies

November 30, 2023

This watercolor painting was the beginning of my "Daily Painting" series I began at the start of November. After setting up a still life with the miniature pumpkins and Shasta daisies, I lightly sketched the design on the smooth, hot press paper. more »

Bowl of Flowers

Bowl of Flowers

October 12, 2023

This design began in 2019 and sat unfinished on my shelf for a couple years. Sometimes I hit a dead-end while working, and the best thing to do is set it aside for a rainy day. more »

Dahlias, Creamer & Brushes

Dahlias, Creamer & Brushes

October 4, 2023

This watercolor was designed with a number of elements I have in my collection to set up still lifes. The elements I chose were a fresh dahlia from the garden, a red Carnival glass creamer, a dark green bowl with my art brushes, and a midnight-blue bottle, and I arranged them on a decoration black and white fabric. more »

Harvest Centerpiece

Harvest Centerpiece

September 21, 2023

My goal was to create an autumn piece using fall flowers and colors. Using my imagination and some reference photos, I used a combination of terracotta daisies, tiny mums, some purple crinkly puffy flowers and red roses. more »

Autumn Joy

Autumn Joy

September 14, 2023

This acrylic collage is part of my botanical series focusing on Autumn colors and designs. The colors featured are typical of fall: burnt orange, deep red, cinnamon, sienna and white. more »

Late Summer

Late Summer

August 23, 2023

Flowers are a great inspiration for me, and I cut and arrange many bouquets from my garden. I favor large flowers and their bold colors. This piece includes fuchsia zinnias and golden sunflowers in one of my special vases. more »

Fourth of July Irises

Fourth of July Irises

July 6, 2023

I am constantly inspired by my garden flowers because their shapes and colors provide endless designs and spread cheerfulness. I always begin sketching these flowers from life, and add detailed notes that help when I begin painting them. more »