Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Still Life”

Nectarines and Teapots

Nectarines and Teapots

December 30, 2011

I’ve been painting teapots for a number of years. These teapots are part of my collection that I set up outside on a glass table with mirrors and the fruit. I liked the reflections in the mirrors — they add great dimensional interest! It is a complex arrangement and the teapots seem to be in […] more »

Walk On Farmers Market

Walk On Farmers Market

September 10, 2009

Hello! Thank you all for coming to Ottumwa’s Walk On Art Street festival last weekend — the weather was perfect and art lovers were out in full force! I enjoyed talking with old friends and meeting new ones. [...] more »

Demonstrating at the Winery

Demonstrating at the Winery

July 13, 2009

Last Saturday I spent the afternoon demonstrating watercolor painting at Tassel Ridge Winery in Leighton, Iowa (near Pella and Oskaloosa). A similar experience as working "en plein air", but it was better to work inside in a beautiful area. [...] more »

Pig Pennants & Van Gogh

Pig Pennants & Van Gogh

June 24, 2009

I've been discovering new ways to incorporate special requests for commissions, particularly with pigs. The newest combines cut-out words, office report backgrounds, collegiate pennants, and university pennants for team spirit! [...] more »

Glassware Progress

Glassware Progress

November 8, 2008

Since I haven’t painted on this particular piece yesterday or today, I’m viewing it with a mat and deciding how to finish it. This one has been a struggle. But I also have been framing two commissions and delivering them out of town, which sometimes breaks my concentration — it usually goes more smoothly. I […] more »

Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty

September 18, 2008

Update: This is the third week into this painting, Lady Liberty. Each section is a painting in itself. I get lost in the abstract shapes of the glass patterns, statue, and fabric, connecting the patterns and shapes with each other to paint the whole design as a cohesive unit. Periodically, I step back and place […] more »