Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Gray”

Sisters

Sisters

July 11, 2018

Cats are a favorite subject matter to paint. I loved painting the contrast of the calico with the mixed tabby and white markings. more »

Porkchop

Porkchop

July 9, 2018

This particular gray and white cat is one we saw and petted at Purrington's, a cat cafe in Portland, Oregon. He was playing with a feather toy, a perfect prop. more »

Chairs Series #130 / Poppies

Chairs Series #130 / Poppies

May 17, 2018

Over the years I have painted more than one hundred of these chairs- and houseplants-themed watercolors. In this particular painting, I used photographs of a friends' chairs, and I wanted to do something a little different for the plants. more »

Fresh Cut Flowers

Fresh Cut Flowers

February 16, 2018

This painting began first as a watercolor. Then I decided to switch media and create a collage using bolder colors. I used the watercolor painting as a springboard for the new design. more »

Downtown Des Moines Series #45

Downtown Des Moines Series #45

November 29, 2017

My inspiration for this acrylic collage are the shapes of various buildings in downtown Des Moines. I love the different shapes, with all their details that make up an interesting design. The challenge is a complex design of familiar buildings in the downtown environment using bright colors. more »

Orientale Cadenza for Trumpet

Orientale Cadenza for Trumpet

February 15, 2017

Painting a series of musical instruments has been on my mind lately. This began with a very loose contour drawing in ink and turned out to be more complicated than I thought. I completed the drawing from life and included the many sections of details as I worked. Sometimes I like to begin doing a […] more »

Midnite Kingdom of Lunar Eclipses

Midnite Kingdom of Lunar Eclipses

November 14, 2016

The impetus for this design was an upcoming juried competition and the fact I wanted to do an abstract composition. Having a definite deadline always propels me into action. Starting with some geometric shapes, I began arranging the shapes on the support and thought about a definite value pattern. My main idea was a circular […] more »