Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Green”

Summertime

Summertime

March 14, 2024

This watercolor painting was inspired by my garden flowers that I picked for a table bouquet. It is my favorite subject to paint; I love the colors and freshness of the flowers. more »

Ferns & Fronds

Ferns & Fronds

January 11, 2024

Many of my paintings and collages are inspired by my garden flowers. This botanical collage is composed of lilies, coneflowers, and ferns. more »

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

January 4, 2024

To commemorate the longest day of the year, my inspiration for this floral watercolor was the bright red seasonal poinsettia¬†flower and the Christmas amaryllis. more »

Bowl of Flowers

Bowl of Flowers

October 12, 2023

This design began in 2019 and sat unfinished on my shelf for a couple years. Sometimes I hit a dead-end while working, and the best thing to do is set it aside for a rainy day. more »

Harvest Centerpiece

Harvest Centerpiece

September 21, 2023

My goal was to create an autumn piece using fall flowers and colors. Using my imagination and some reference photos, I used a combination of terracotta daisies, tiny mums, some purple crinkly puffy flowers and red roses. more »

Purple Velvet Irises

Purple Velvet Irises

April 27, 2023

Inspired by the vivid colors and curled shapes of the iris petals, I began by drawing these beauties from life. The background is a combination of warm & cool greens, the complementary color of the irises. more »

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 »

Screech Owl

Screech Owl

November 15, 2022

I have always painted birds and animals and decided to design another owl. I love the colors and textured patterns of the owl's feathers. more »

Asian Pagoda, Des Moines

Asian Pagoda, Des Moines

April 28, 2022

Des Moines architecture has always interested me. I usually take a lot of reference photos for a project, choose the best angle to portray it and then complete a drawing to use for the collage's foundation. This pagoda is highly detailed and I had to edit and simplify the shapes. more »