Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Poppy”

Tea Time / Iceland Poppies Bouquet

Tea Time / Iceland Poppies Bouquet

April 18, 2017

Still lifes are my passion! And fresh flowers are perfect. They find their way into most of my still life set ups. The warm reds and vivid orange hues of these flowers captured my attention. I used a reference photo, but eliminated most of the other objects that were in the set up. I wanted […] more »

Poetic Poppies

Poetic Poppies

April 29, 2016

Flowers are a consistent theme in my work. I work from life, drawing my garden flowers and taking numerous photos. I began with an idea for the design and sketched it out on tracing paper the same size as my paper support; in this case I used 300# Arches watercolor paper. The heavier paper doesn’t […] more »

Poppy & Pod

Poppy & Pod

January 20, 2010

I was inspired by my garden poppies last year. While looking over the file photos, I decided to include more textures using oil pastels with an acrylic wash over that. This was something new, and it worked perfectly for the ruffled, crinkled petals of the flower. While adhering the rice paper, some of the soft […] more »

Florals & Pigs

Florals & Pigs

June 10, 2009

This week I've been working on some quarter-sheet florals for the upcoming festival -- so attention flower lovers! I love the vividness of colors and try to combine different varieties into an interesting arrangement. [...] 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 »