Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Purple”

Henhouse Roost

Henhouse Roost

April 25, 2022

This design is a colorful acrylic collage of some henhouse chickens. I used my imagination to create the barn, inspired mostly from my old photo collection, and cut the shapes from my hand-painted acrylic papers. more »

Simone Biles

Simone Biles

March 10, 2022

This is a portrait of Olympic medalist Simone Biles. I created this for my series of notable Women of Color for my exhibition in February 2022 for Black History Month. more »

Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman

March 4, 2022

This is an acrylic portrait of Amanda Gorman. It is part of a series I am currently working on for my Women of Color exhibition in February 2022. more »

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

February 21, 2022

This acrylic collage portrait is part of my ongoing series of Black Women of Distinction. Working from a reference photo and using my hand-painted acrylic papers, I began with a sketch and chose the pigments I felt best represent the author. more »

Spring Lattice

Spring Lattice

March 4, 2021

This painting is an acrylic collage created for my joint show in October 2021. My chairs series has evolved over the years, and began with watercolors. I have combined this subject matter with sunflowers, in a square format. more »

Bearded Iris in Purple

Bearded Iris in Purple

January 19, 2021

My inspiration for this painting was the frilly bearded irises in our garden. Beginning with numerous sketches from life, I chose the deep purple hand-painted collage papers from my stash and began cutting the large petal shapes of the iris. more »

First Irises

First Irises

April 21, 2020

After a long winter followed by the pandemic we are experiencing now, I was inspired to paint some of my irises. Flowers are so fresh and have vivid colors that lift one's spirits, especially at this time. 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 »

Cornfields & Purple Barn

Cornfields & Purple Barn

October 7, 2019

I love painting the Iowa landscape with its old barns full of character. I began using a pale pink for the sky and used some geometric shapes for the roof and barn. The foreground was not planned until the last minute. more »