Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Vase”

Raspberry Cosmos on Blue Cloth

Raspberry Cosmos on Blue Cloth

October 25, 2016

Still lifes are my favorite subject matter because the possibilities are endless. This is a bunch cosmos from this year’s garden. It takes me a while to decide what to include in the set-up, and I chose to paint them in a special vase with a favorite patterned fabric. I begin by drawing the design on watercolor […] more »

Halloween Still Life

Halloween Still Life

October 17, 2016

I was inspired by the bright orange mini-pumpkin and the last of my magenta cosmos flowers for this painting. One of my favorite fabrics, the one with all the patterns of dots and splotches, was used under the vase of flowers and pumpkin. It is a great complementary color with the orange pumpkin — it […] 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 »

Ruby Vase & Pears

Ruby Vase & Pears

February 4, 2013

I’m back doing a still life with my favorite glassware. I recently purchased the round, ruby vase that I thought would be great in a set-up. The other challenge in this still life was using an abstract acrylic collage in the background behind the glass. The pears added interesting shapes and color changes in the design. A piece of […] more »

June Sunflowers

June Sunflowers

June 6, 2009

One of my many sunflower bouquets. I love big, bold flowers and I planted six different sunflower varieties in my garden this year. I changed the vase motif a bit, with the vase sitting on the deck. more »