Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Garden”

Sunflower

Sunflower

July 28, 2015

This piece was inspired by our garden sunflowers. I worked in a smaller design format than usual because I have been doing the Daily Paintings that are usually done in smaller sizes. It is easier to complete a piece this size in one day, as opposed to the larger pieces that can take up to […] more »

Neon Geraniums

Neon Geraniums

July 22, 2014

The bold colors of these geraniums caught my eye. There are many different varieties of these garden plants, and I chose the neon variety. I found it difficult getting the exact color using my watercolor pigments — it is pinkish with a little orange and red in it. In direct sunlight the petals seem to […] more »

Jonquils #3

Jonquils #3

April 9, 2010

These three paintings are of my newly bloomed daffodils, a symbol of spring. I worked from my photos of the flowers and my intention was to complete a small, floral study daily as my garden flowers bloom, and to offer an affordable price for an original artwork. more »

Dancing Daffodil

Dancing Daffodil

April 5, 2010

These three paintings are of my newly bloomed daffodils, a symbol of spring. I worked from my photos of the flowers and my intention was to complete a small, floral study daily as my garden flowers bloom and to offer an affordable price for an original artwork. Another challenge was using some unusual, smaller-sized cut […] more »

Parrot Tulips

Parrot Tulips

March 16, 2010

The second in my series of the tulips. This design includes three purple tulips on top, red tulip with a black center, a daffodil squeezed between them on the left, and a bright yellow parrot tulip with the red strips more »

Velvety Tulips

Velvety Tulips

March 14, 2010

Because of our unusually long and snowy winter, I have been anxious to paint a spring subject. These are some tulips and daffodils from my garden bouquet photographed a couple years ago. I was inspired by the gorgeous hues and non-formal arrangement of the flowers in a simple glass tumbler. They were photographed outside, and […] more »

Garden Bouquet

Garden Bouquet

October 25, 2008

This week I set aside the barn collage after working a bit on the roof shapes and windows, and thinking about a good sky color to complement the barn textures. I completed a quick watercolor painting of some of my last garden flowers of the year — pink cosmos and red & yellow gaillardias. There […] more »