Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Lavender”

Final Chapter

Final Chapter

May 4, 2022

My love affair with the old barns in Iowa continues. I have been roaming the countryside photographing these distinct structures that are full of character. more »

Simone Biles

Simone Biles

March 10, 2022

This is a portrait of Olympic medalist Simone Biles. I created this for my series of notable Women of Color for my exhibition in February 2022 for Black History Month. more »

Amber Waves of Grain

Amber Waves of Grain

July 5, 2019

This acrylic painting is a continuation of my Iowa landscape series. I am inspired to paint the rolling hills of crops, the disappearing barns full of character, silos and other farm implements. more »

Wildflowers #4

Wildflowers #4

March 14, 2019

I was inspired by our acreage of wildflowers -- all the delicious colors, shapes and sizes of these beautiful flowers. This arrangement includes coneflowers, daisies, pansies and other pink and violet blossoms. more »

Fresh Cut Flowers

Fresh Cut Flowers

February 16, 2018

This painting began first as a watercolor. Then I decided to switch media and create a collage using bolder colors. I used the watercolor painting as a springboard for the new design. more »

Downtown Des Moines Series #45

Downtown Des Moines Series #45

November 29, 2017

My inspiration for this acrylic collage are the shapes of various buildings in downtown Des Moines. I love the different shapes, with all their details that make up an interesting design. The challenge is a complex design of familiar buildings in the downtown environment using bright colors. more »

Burst of Summertime with Purple Lace

Burst of Summertime with Purple Lace

April 3, 2017

Nothing is more inspiring than a vase of fresh cut flowers from my garden! These gladioli and small sunflowers smelled wonderful, and their myriad colors and intricate shapes of petals and leaves inspired me to paint them. In the winter I plan and dream about what new varieties to add to my garden. Painting still […] more »

Poetic Poppies

Poetic Poppies

April 29, 2016

Flowers are a consistent theme in my work. I work from life, drawing my garden flowers and taking numerous photos. I began with an idea for the design and sketched it out on tracing paper the same size as my paper support; in this case I used 300# Arches watercolor paper. The heavier paper doesn’t […] more »