Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Pear”

Outside Larkspurs & Peonies in Lime

Outside Larkspurs & Peonies in Lime

March 6, 2017

My inspiration for this painting: these fresh cut flowers from my garden were gorgeous in color and begged to be painted! I never tire of painting flowers. Everything about them motivate me to paint them; the vivid colors and shapes and tiny details. When I observe flowers to paint, I always begin with lots of […] more »

Ruby Vase & Pears

Ruby Vase & Pears

February 4, 2013

I’m back doing a still life with my favorite glassware. I recently purchased the round, ruby vase that I thought would be great in a set-up. The other challenge in this still life was using an abstract acrylic collage in the background behind the glass. The pears added interesting shapes and color changes in the design. A piece of […] more »

Orchard Pears

Orchard Pears

December 11, 2009

I decided to use on of my earlier photos of the purple goblets for this piece — I wanted to get back to the purple colors and our pears from the orchard. I was attracted to the strong sunlight patterns and the wood texture of the table. I wanted to capture the abstract patterns in […] more »

Doubles

Doubles

January 24, 2007

Two blue glasses, a martini glass, and fluted red stemmed glasses, with pears and an apple. more »

Stemware/Glass #4

Stemware/Glass #4

October 23, 2006

This design includes the martini glasses, a bronze champagne glass, and turquoise Mexican glassware, along with the pears. With each glass composition I painted, I thought about other possibilites for designs — it gets more exciting with each painting I complete. This painting is basically a primary triad of red, yellow and blue. Another challenge […] more »

Four Goblets and Pears

Four Goblets and Pears

October 17, 2006

Today I’m working on the third goblets design — I had hoped to set up another still life with the new glassware, but the sun isn’t cooperating . This design has four goblets with pears, and I’m observing the reflections in the glass and how the light distorts the shapes behind the glass, creating wonderful […] more »

Goblets #2

Goblets #2

October 8, 2006

A smaller version of the first design — an intimate close-up. The pears have lots of color reflections, and the goblets had lots of bubbles in the glass, which I simplified. What intrigued me was the fruit and handle shapes reflected in the goblet’s stems. more »