Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Flower”

Vermillion Poppies

Vermillion Poppies

February 23, 2023

There is something about poppies that I love: the large, boisterous petals and shapes of the flowers and the vivid red color. I find myself drawing and painting them every time they bloom in my garden. more »

Gerberas & Chairs

Gerberas & Chairs

April 18, 2022

This acrylic collage is a continuation of my series of chairs compositions I began in the late 1980s.¬†ISince then I have challenged myself with different chairs, shapes and backgrounds. more »

Spring Party

Spring Party

September 17, 2020

This bouquet is a combination of pink and red peonies, deep purple Japanese irises and some feathery Baptisia. It speaks of spring and the first flowers to appear in the garden. more »

First Irises

First Irises

April 21, 2020

After a long winter followed by the pandemic we are experiencing now, I was inspired to paint some of my irises.¬†Flowers are so fresh and have vivid colors that lift one's spirits, especially at this time. more »

Flip Flops & Blue Dress

Flip Flops & Blue Dress

April 7, 2020

This design is a continuation of my figurative series. I decided to maintain a background free of clutter and added a single flower to balance the design; it adds to the summer atmosphere and flip-flops she's wearing. more »

Giant Blue Sunflowers

Giant Blue Sunflowers

January 17, 2020

Sunflowers have been a major theme for me over the years. I began the new year thinking about sunflowers in my garden, and planned to make this a large composition with life-sized blooms. more »

Winter Poppies

Winter Poppies

December 6, 2019

Flowers continue to inspire me, and I challenged myself to use an oblong format for this design. After choosing the necessary hand-painted acrylic collage papers, I decided the background would look great using a marbled rose-colored paper purchased many years ago. more »