Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Summer”

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 »

Sunflower Vignette #2

Sunflower Vignette #2

February 16, 2023

A client requested an original sunflower watercolor painting, and I am always happy to paint these bold and colorful flowers. They come in array of yellows, rust and mahogany hues -- what's not to like? more »

Flip Flops & Blue Dress

Flip Flops & Blue Dress

April 7, 2020

This design is a continuation of my figurative series. I decided to maintain a background free of clutter and added a single flower to balance the design; it adds to the summer atmosphere and flip-flops she's wearing. more »

Pollen Swirl

Pollen Swirl

February 9, 2015

Sunflowers provide a never ending inspiration; I absolutely love these flowers with their huge heads and bold, bright yellow shapes. My challenge for this piece was the size. Larger paintings are my forte. This is scaled down to 5.25 by 7.5 — very minuscule for me. I edited the seed-head and just added a spiral […] more »

Sunflowers in Pink

Sunflowers in Pink

July 28, 2014

The¬†inspiration for this painting are my garden sunflowers. This year they are mainly dark yellows and rust-mahogany varieties. I never get tired of painting sunflowers. I love the large seed pods and triangular, wispy leaves surrounding the heads. The sturdy stems and huge leaves are a big part of my design too. To me, sunflowers […] more »