Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Portrait”

Mel

Mel

April 10, 2020

This painting continues my development into portraiture. This is a portrait of my sister who posed in a candid, comfortable sitting position. more »

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

April 3, 2020

This portrait is part of my women's series done in acrylic collage. This piece was completed to be part of the Suffrage show at our gallery. Justice Ginsburg is an important judge working for women's rights. more »

Willa Cather

Willa Cather

March 25, 2020

This portrait is of Willa Cather, one of my favorite authors. This acrylic portrait portrays Ms. Cather wearing a brocade hat and dark green jacket in the style of that period. For the background I used some of her book titles. more »

Sisters

Sisters

July 11, 2018

Cats are a favorite subject matter to paint. I loved painting the contrast of the calico with the mixed tabby and white markings. more »

Porkchop

Porkchop

July 9, 2018

This particular gray and white cat is one we saw and petted at Purrington's, a cat cafe in Portland, Oregon. He was playing with a feather toy, a perfect prop. more »

Hadley

Hadley

July 1, 2016

This is a pencil portrait commission done for a client.  I work from your photograph, as long as it’s sharp and clear. All portrait requests are welcome, any subject matter or age group. Pets are very popular too! more »

Sage

Sage

September 30, 2015

This watercolor painting was commissioned by my brother Joe. It is a beautiful Great Dane. He provided the photograph and I began this piece by drawing the design in pencil first. The main purpose of the portrait was to capture her inquisitive and playful expression. The background uses a wet-in-wet method, to keep it simple and […] more »

Newborn

Newborn

May 21, 2015

I have been thinking about doing portraiture in watercolor for a long time, and when our goat Zooey had kids, it was the perfect moment. I couldn’t resist painting my husband holding baby George. As usual, I worked from reference photos and edited the background to keep the portrait uncluttered. I feel it was successful […] more »

Motley Crew

Motley Crew

January 15, 2014

I have decided to do a cat faces series, and this is the second piece. In this design, I have combined a black-brown, ginger, and black-and-white cat. They all have such unique faces! I’m also finally using some of my earth-colored pigments. These include sepia, umbers, ochres, black, and blues. It has been a fun project […] more »

Bubba & Mickey

Bubba & Mickey

May 19, 2012

These are two very devoted canines of my sister’s, and otherwise called “the two knuckleheads” by her husband. They are well-behaved most of the time, and well-trained too. Bubba, the Boston Terrier, is the most energetic dog I’ve ever seen. He runs around the backyard like a maniac–it is fun to watch him gallop wildly. […] more »