Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Magenta”

Ferns & Fronds

Ferns & Fronds

January 11, 2024

Many of my paintings and collages are inspired by my garden flowers. This botanical collage is composed of lilies, coneflowers, and ferns. more »

Chianti & Autumn Beauty

Chianti & Autumn Beauty

March 16, 2023

This is another sunflower bouquet with magenta zinnias.¬†Over the years, I have done at least two hundred different sunflower paintings and I am still inspired by their bold, big shapes and beautiful colors. more »

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

February 21, 2022

This acrylic collage portrait is part of my ongoing series of Black Women of Distinction.¬†Working from a reference photo and using my hand-painted acrylic papers, I began with a sketch and chose the pigments I felt best represent the author. 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 »

November Cosmos Bouquet

November Cosmos Bouquet

November 28, 2018

My inspiration for this petite watercolor was a photo taken of my last bouquet, which was picked from our last garden in Centerville. I love the luscious magenta and pink colors of these flowers and their simple shapes. Their centers are bright yellow with dots of dark brown. more »

Teapot Series #22

Teapot Series #22

November 1, 2018

In this composition I sketched three teapots, the donut shape, the traditional black teapot and a British hexagonal variety my mother gave me from her trip to England. For the background I added an antique bottle with my garden cosmos flowers. For fun, I tucked a pumpkin behind one pot. more »

Lilacs, Lilies & Tulips

Lilacs, Lilies & Tulips

June 7, 2018

I'm always inspired to paint fresh flowers from my garden. The colors are vivid and luscious, and that is what I try to capture in my paintings. The shapes, leaves and stems -- all the details inspire me to paint and draw these natural forms. more »