Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Green”

Gray Barn with Sunflowers

Gray Barn with Sunflowers

November 22, 2019

The inspiration of old southeast Iowa barns continues to pique my imagination with their lively character. This barn had interesting round windows in the upper level and I could not help adding some bright, colorful sunflowers in the foreground. more »

Sunset on the Prairie

Sunset on the Prairie

August 1, 2019

This is a continuation of my barn series, done in acrylic collage in a square design format.¬†While working on this I found a beautiful piece of variegated paper that was perfect for the sunset. more »

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

July 30, 2018

I was inspired to do this collage because my main focus lately has been botanicals, and we have planted part of an acre of our property dedicated to wildflowers, hoping to bring more butterflies and bees to our area. 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 »

Hollyhocks and Bluebirds

Hollyhocks and Bluebirds

March 6, 2018

The inspiration for this painting is the flower: hollyhocks. I am quite fond of these old-fashioned flowers. I love the saucer shapes of the blossoms, the buds, leaves -- every details describes this wonderful flower! more »

Spring Fling

Spring Fling

February 22, 2018

Usually I begin with the flowers and work my way around the design. This one was different -- the vase was the focus. I changed the peonies to dahlias; the shape reminded me of the full, spidery petal shapes. Red-painted daisies were added to the bunch. more »