Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Gray”

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 »

Cat Lady #2

Cat Lady #2

March 27, 2020

This design is partly a self-portrait and partly an imaginative one. It began with a figure on a large background and I creatively began adding a cat here and there. Before I knew it, most of my cats entered the composition. more »