Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Pink”

Pink Bromeliad

Pink Bromeliad

March 24, 2014

I am continually searching for interesting flowers to paint. This is a big, beautiful bloom at the Botanical Center in Des Moines. These finger-like petals sprout from the center of the plant on a large stalk. Tropical plants always have bold colors, and their leaves have fun details to paint. I painted the flower shape much […] more »

July Sunflower Bouquet

July Sunflower Bouquet

July 1, 2013

I positively love sunflowers! A friend calls me the sunflower queen. Sunflowers are gorgeous large flowers and make wonderful bouquets. I do not know how many paintings I have done of them — lots! There are so many different varieties. This year we have planted at least four different types. In this composition, I decided to play […] more »

Stargazer Lily

Stargazer Lily

April 16, 2013

Every time spring rolls around, I am eager to paint my garden flowers, and this year is no exception. However, the weather is unseasonably cool, so I am relying on some of my old photos until some of my perennials bloom. This particular lily had been in my garden a while ago. New flowers are added every […] 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 »

Awnings on Vogel Street

Awnings on Vogel Street

January 19, 2013

I’m continuing on with my painting-a-day series. This image interested me because of the torn, red-striped awnings and the shadow patterns. I took the photo thirteen years ago and always meant to paint it, but never got around to it. I worked on the hot press paper again, which is quite smooth. I usually begin […] more »

Flamingo Fandango

Flamingo Fandango

February 7, 2012

I’m back doing the exotic animals. These birds were designed in 2007 and I’m finally getting around to completing the collage.  I chose it for their colorful pink, long-necked bodies and legs, having some fun with changing some of the colors. They seem to be dancing and fluttering with movement. For the background, I decided […] more »

Gooney Bird & Giraffe

Gooney Bird & Giraffe

November 10, 2011

This is the fifth wild animal design in my series of Christmas Critters.  This is a whimsical yellow giraffe with maroon spots, a blue eye, orange ears and mane wearing a hat.  Sitting on top of his head is a teal gooney bird with an orange beak and multi-colored feathers, and also wearing a hat.  […] more »