Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Teapot”

Ebony Teapot #2 on Indian Fabric

Ebony Teapot #2 on Indian Fabric

March 10, 2017

My inspiration for this watercolor was the contrast of the shiny black teapot against the luscious colors of the cosmos bouquet. I had already completed a similar design, and decided to do another because the shapes of the flowers were so fresh and inviting. My method of painting still begins with sketches of the bouquet, […] more »

Ebony Teapot & Pink Cosmos Bouquet

Ebony Teapot & Pink Cosmos Bouquet

February 13, 2017

This watercolor painting was inspired by my late-blooming cosmos in our garden last fall. I picked a full bouquet and set up the still life in sunlight with an Indian-patterned cloth and the teapot. Other items were also included in the set up. When I set up the objects, things are moved around for different […] more »

The King and Queen of Pots

The King and Queen of Pots

February 16, 2016

This was an exciting design to work on using my “Royal” Teapot given to me by my mother. It has various kings and queens of England on it and is decorated with intricate patterns. I edited much of the patterns and added other teapots from my collection to the composition. After that, I superimposed a […] more »

Teapot Series #19

Teapot Series #19

December 8, 2015

For me, the challenge is to continue this series and expand on the teapot designs. My goal is to do at least twenty unique designs. Originally the focus for this background was to be a crossword puzzle, but it evolved into the arrow-like shapes. I also wanted to use a different range of colors than […] 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 »

Spouting Off

Spouting Off

February 25, 2013

These teapot shapes continue to  interest me. I set up part of my favorite collection outside on a glass table when it was nice and sunny outside. I also put some mirrors behind the teapots to capture their reflections and add depth to the composition. It was tricky setting the mirrors up against the chairs, as they […] more »

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 »