Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Gray”

Imperial Lion

Imperial Lion

July 6, 2022

This amazing Asian sculpture captured my attention while visiting the pagoda on the Des Moines riverbank near the Botanical Center. more »

Final Chapter

Final Chapter

May 4, 2022

My love affair with the old barns in Iowa continues. I have been roaming the countryside photographing these distinct structures that are full of character. more »

Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill

March 14, 2022

This portrait is part of my Black History Month series featuring important women of color. I chose women who have inspired me, and I plan to add to this portrait series. This painting features Gwen Ifill, journalist and newscaster. more »

Kalpana Chawla

Kalpana Chawla

March 7, 2022

This is a collage of astronaut Kalpana Chawla. It is part of my Women of Color exhibit from February 2022, a collection of women who have inspired me and others. more »

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

March 1, 2022

This is an acrylic collage of former First Lady Michelle Obama. She is one of the inspiring woman of color I chose to paint for my Women of Color project in February 2022. more »

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

February 21, 2022

This acrylic collage portrait is part of my ongoing series of Black Women of Distinction. Working from a reference photo and using my hand-painted acrylic papers, I began with a sketch and chose the pigments I felt best represent the author. more »

Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold

February 9, 2021

This is a portrait collage that is part of an exhibit called "Black Women of Distinction". I began with one of my favorite artists, Faith Ringgold, because her quilts and paintings are similar to the artwork I am creating in acrylic collage. more »

Turkey Creek

Turkey Creek

January 26, 2021

I have been inspired by the Midwest landscape for many years. The sprawling fields, rustic barns and sheds are a few elements that capture my interest. I began painting these old structures around 1995 and have painted over one hundred landscapes since then. more »

Be Smart, Be Safe

Be Smart, Be Safe

June 12, 2020

This is more from my series of designs of the businesses in Valley Junction. The old theater is now a costume business and the old building is an interesting shape with the theater sign. more »