Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Peony”

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 »

Peony Perfection

Peony Perfection

March 24, 2016

Flowers are a favorite subject matter for me — they are so fresh and the vibrant colors are lovely. This bunch of peonies were set up in a vase on my table outside in direct sunlight, and I took many photographs from various angles. The result is not a duplicate of my photo, but an […] more »

Pastel Beauty

Pastel Beauty

March 6, 2013

Flowers are one of my favorite subjects to paint!  I am anxious for spring to come so I can paint more flowers from our garden.  I used a photo from my reference files, a great big luscious peony.  I am also a big fan of Chinese brush painting and have learned that in China, the Peony […] more »

May Poppies

May Poppies

June 1, 2009

Picked a small bouquet of poppies and peonies. I love the colors of the warm orangish red in the poppies and the cool, delicate pinks of the peonies. The design is just a piece of the whole bouquet up close. more »