Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Iowa”

Cornfields & Purple Barn

Cornfields & Purple Barn

October 7, 2019

I love painting the Iowa landscape with its old barns full of character. I began using a pale pink for the sky and used some geometric shapes for the roof and barn. The foreground was not planned until the last minute. more »

Quiltscape

Quiltscape

August 20, 2019

I have been painting Iowa landscapes since early 1985. They are full of character with their geometric shapes -- all are very different and interesting to me. This piece is a section of landscape, taken from an old photo of mine. more »

Big Blue, Hwy T61

Big Blue, Hwy T61

February 25, 2019

I have painted this particular barn from various viewpoints and love the character it has. Perhaps the barn is no longer standing; many of these beautiful barns have disappeared from our rural landscape. more »

RAGBRAI Series Ten

RAGBRAI Series Ten

February 4, 2019

My inspiration for this piece was to continue exploring the interesting bicycle shapes and forms that define it. Another challenge was working in a square format, which I find daunting at times. Working with a rectangular forms in a square format challenges you to rethink design possibilities and it keeps your work fresh. more »

Biking / RAGBRAI #9

Biking / RAGBRAI #9

December 19, 2018

My inspiration for this abstract bicycle design are the geometric shapes. I have found that working in a series inspires my creativity, in challenging me to look more closely at my subject matter. This series began many years ago when a friend suggested bicycles would be a popular design because of the yearly RAGBRAI ride […] more »

Morning Market

Morning Market

May 3, 2018

The inspiration for this painting were the people and sights at the downtown Des Moines Farmers Market. One needs to go more than once to take in the vendors, people and food at the summer market in an ever-changing event. more »