Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Iris”

Bronze Iris

Bronze Iris

June 27, 2016

This is another sumi-e watercolor that was completed in one sitting. I used my sketch from life done in May. The blossoms on this iris were bronze and coppery tones. It was a joy to paint! The background was finished wet-in-wet with a mix of green, orange and white gouache. more »

April Iris With Antique Jar

April Iris With Antique Jar

June 23, 2016

I have been inspired by my garden flowers — the colors are luscious and bright! This piece was worked from using my original sketch, done from a still life of a Japanese iris. They are much smaller than the bearded variety. I set up the iris in one of my mom’s antique jars that has […] more »

Japanese Iris

Japanese Iris

April 26, 2010

These irises are smaller than the bearded irises, and the blossoms don’t last very long. What attracts me to these flowers is the color — a very intense purple. They also are early spring flowers, and I take lots of photos of them outside and also as a cut flower in vases. I used dioxazine […] more »