Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Landscape”

Exline Red Barn

Exline Red Barn

June 13, 2024

This barn is located in the small town of Exline, Iowa, south of Centerville. It is a very plain-looking structure made of stucco, with a holey roof. more »

The Drake Barn

The Drake Barn

May 30, 2024

This is an acrylic collage of a barn in Exline, Iowa. Behind the barn was a distinctive brick silo which was starting to lean to the side. more »

Long Gone

Long Gone

September 28, 2023

I love the old barn structures -- they have so much character. This particular barn was located east of Centerville. What attracted me were the shapes of the barn, the broken roof, the silos, shed and poles. more »

Woodman Hollow

Woodman Hollow

March 31, 2022

I based this on one of my watercolor prints of a barn in southeast Iowa that I painted many years ago, but I redesigned the composition using big, simple shapes and edited as I worked. more »

Sunlit Path

Sunlit Path

May 24, 2021

My love affair with old barn structures continues. Working with collage, and editing as I work, results in an out-of-this-world design. more »

Turkey Creek

Turkey Creek

January 26, 2021

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

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 »

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 »