Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Sienna”

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

March 17, 2022

This portrait is part of my Black History collages that I began a year ago. I chose to paint Oprah because she encourages people to read more, and I think that is very important. more »

Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill

March 14, 2022

This portrait is part of my Black History Month series featuring important women of color. I chose women who have inspired me, and I plan to add to this portrait series. This painting features Gwen Ifill, journalist and newscaster. 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 »

Be Smart, Be Safe

Be Smart, Be Safe

June 12, 2020

This is more from my series of designs of the businesses in Valley Junction. The old theater is now a costume business and the old building is an interesting shape with the theater sign. more »

A-Okay Antiques

A-Okay Antiques

June 3, 2020

I love painting local scenes, and this watercolor is a continuation of the storefronts in Valley Junction in West Des Moines. In this particular scene, the yellow rocket ship above the door captured my attention along with the interesting array of objects inside the window. more »

Engine Abstraction #26

Engine Abstraction #26

September 19, 2019

This painting is a continuation of my abstract train engines. I have been drawing and painting engines since 2010 and find inspiration in the geometric shapes and colors. This particular composition zeroes in on a couple wheels. more »

Engine Abstraction #6

Engine Abstraction #6

May 24, 2019

Trains are one of my favorite subject matter to paint and I have found working on this series exciting. This particular design features a boxcar in black, orange, sienna, tan, and gray. more »