Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Midwest”

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 »

Southeast Iowa Barn Series #102

Southeast Iowa Barn Series #102

September 20, 2016

I am continuing my Iowa barn series with this old structure with rustic barn boards, ragged roof, cupelo and windmill. It is very characteristic of Midwestern life, but largely disappearing from the landscape. This one is still standing, at least it was the last time I traveled in that direction. more »

Southeast Iowa Barn Series #101

Southeast Iowa Barn Series #101

September 16, 2016

These old structures are fascinating and almost completely disappeared from the countryside where we live. This one is gone, but I used a photo taken years ago. The gaps in the roof and uneven barn boards have interesting abstract designs which attracted me in the first place. I used artistic license with the color — […] more »

Heikes Receives Award for Engine Series #5

Heikes Receives Award for Engine Series #5

October 19, 2015

Marybeth Heikes recently received an Honors Award in the annual Midwest National Abstract Exhibition in Indianapolis. She received a cash/ribbon award for her watercolor painting, Engine Series #5, part of her series of train engines. The juror, Paige Williams, commented on the piece: “The lushness of contrasting color and variation of edges creates a compelling push/pull spatial quality. […] more »

Corydon, Iowa

Corydon, Iowa

December 22, 2011

I am enthralled with the old buildings found in rural Iowa. The photo I used as a reference was taken many years ago, so who knows if this view is changed! It was a beautiful, sunny day with the cerulean sky color I love.  I also like the water tower peeking from behind the red […] more »