Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Still Life”

Summertime

Summertime

March 14, 2024

This watercolor painting was inspired by my garden flowers that I picked for a table bouquet. It is my favorite subject to paint; I love the colors and freshness of the flowers. more »

Pumpkins & Daisies

Pumpkins & Daisies

November 30, 2023

This watercolor painting was the beginning of my "Daily Painting" series I began at the start of November. After setting up a still life with the miniature pumpkins and Shasta daisies, I lightly sketched the design on the smooth, hot press paper. more »

Bowl of Flowers

Bowl of Flowers

October 12, 2023

This design began in 2019 and sat unfinished on my shelf for a couple years. Sometimes I hit a dead-end while working, and the best thing to do is set it aside for a rainy day. more »

Dahlias, Creamer & Brushes

Dahlias, Creamer & Brushes

October 4, 2023

This watercolor was designed with a number of elements I have in my collection to set up still lifes. The elements I chose were a fresh dahlia from the garden, a red Carnival glass creamer, a dark green bowl with my art brushes, and a midnight-blue bottle, and I arranged them on a decoration black and white fabric. more »

Late Summer

Late Summer

August 23, 2023

Flowers are a great inspiration for me, and I cut and arrange many bouquets from my garden. I favor large flowers and their bold colors. This piece includes fuchsia zinnias and golden sunflowers in one of my special vases. 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 »

Winter Poppies

Winter Poppies

December 6, 2019

Flowers continue to inspire me, and I challenged myself to use an oblong format for this design. After choosing the necessary hand-painted acrylic collage papers, I decided the background would look great using a marbled rose-colored paper purchased many years ago. more »

Rudbeckias & Brushes

Rudbeckias & Brushes

September 5, 2019

This composition originally had just brushes and I decided to liven it up a bit with brightly colored flowers. Fresh flowers always inspire me because they are fresh and bold and add interest to the design. more »

Teapot Still Life #25

Teapot Still Life #25

July 2, 2019

I began this piece last year and set it aside to think about the direction I was going with it.┬áThe design excited me with the triangular shapes, the bouquet of flowers, pears and teapots. more »