Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Green”

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 »

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

March 17, 2022

This portrait is part of my Black History collages that I began a year ago. I chose to paint Oprah because she encourages people to read more, and I think that is very important. more »

Spring Lattice

Spring Lattice

March 4, 2021

This painting is an acrylic collage created for my joint show in October 2021. My chairs series has evolved over the years, and began with watercolors. I have combined this subject matter with sunflowers, in a square format. more »

Turkey Creek

Turkey Creek

January 26, 2021

I have been inspired by the Midwest landscape for many years.┬áThe 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 »