Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Still Life”

Lilacs, Lilies & Tulips

Lilacs, Lilies & Tulips

June 7, 2018

I'm always inspired to paint fresh flowers from my garden. The colors are vivid and luscious, and that is what I try to capture in my paintings. The shapes, leaves and stems -- all the details inspire me to paint and draw these natural forms. more »

Still Life with Mary Cassatt

Still Life with Mary Cassatt

June 4, 2018

In this design I chose my popular and much-used turquoise goblets, a cosmos bouquet, and a collection of art books from my personal collection. As always, I am drawn to the freshness of the flowers and their bold and beautiful colors. more »

Chairs Series #130 / Poppies

Chairs Series #130 / Poppies

May 17, 2018

Over the years I have painted more than one hundred of these chairs- and houseplants-themed watercolors. In this particular painting, I used photographs of a friends' chairs, and I wanted to do something a little different for the plants. more »

Mardi Gras Bouquet

Mardi Gras Bouquet

February 4, 2016

This design was specifically done for the annual Mardi Gras celebration. I used my reference photo of garden sunflowers. I love the big, bold shapes of the flowers! I cannot resist painting them because they are happy flowers and my favorites. After drawing the design directly on the archival foamboard, I begin with specific shapes […] more »

Teapot Series #17 – Lime Pears

Teapot Series #17 – Lime Pears

November 19, 2015

I have decided to continue with my Teapot Series still lifes after reviewing some of my past work. This subject matter still intrigues me and I wonder where the future designs may lead. That is why I continue to paint — the surprise ending is well worth it! I do know that once I start […] more »

Emerald Echoes

Emerald Echoes

January 31, 2014

My intention for this painting was to use complementary colors to make this piece sing! The chairs were painted wet-in-wet, dropping the pigments into the the damp areas of the paper. I love the way the pigments have mingled and flowed into each other. This is the main attribute of watercolors, and I love to […] more »

Aquarius National Show Acceptance

Aquarius National Show Acceptance

August 27, 2012

Great news! Today I received my acceptance into the Aquarius National 2012 Exhibition. Juror Fran Larsen chose two of my watercolors: Nectarines & Teapots and Fruit, Bottle and Goblets.  These are recent paintings in my still life series featuring goblets and glassware. I’m pretty excited! The Aquarius National Watercolor Exhibition is presented by the Southern Colorado […] more »

Crazy Quilt #1

Crazy Quilt #1

February 17, 2012

This still life is crammed with interesting objects that I have collected. The main feature is the flared emerald-green vase and the crazy quilt, which I sewed with many of my fabric scraps. It is a one-of-a-kind quilt!  Also in this setup are square mirror tiles, apples, and a round ruby vase. It was most difficult […] more »