Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Still Life”

Teapot Series #22

Teapot Series #22

November 1, 2018

In this composition I sketched three teapots, the donut shape, the traditional black teapot and a British hexagonal variety my mother gave me from her trip to England. For the background I added an antique bottle with my garden cosmos flowers. For fun, I tucked a pumpkin behind one pot. more »

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:┬áNectarines & Teapots and Fruit, Bottle and Goblets. ┬áThese 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 »