Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Violet”

Final Chapter

Final Chapter

May 4, 2022

My love affair with the old barns in Iowa continues. I have been roaming the countryside photographing these distinct structures that are full of character. more »

Wildflowers #4

Wildflowers #4

March 14, 2019

I was inspired by our acreage of wildflowers -- all the delicious colors, shapes and sizes of these beautiful flowers. This arrangement includes coneflowers, daisies, pansies and other pink and violet blossoms. more »

Peonies, Delphinium and Astilbe

Peonies, Delphinium and Astilbe

April 1, 2016

This lovely bouquet was painted from my reference photo taken last spring. The colors are fresh and  my goal was to capture the big shapes without getting bogged down with the details. It was a challenge painting this on my easel using the wet-in-wet technique. more »

Coneheads & Swallowtail

Coneheads & Swallowtail

April 28, 2014

Now that it’s spring, you will notice my paintings are full of fresh flowers. I love the pale violets and lavenders of the coneflowers, and the orange and rust-colored centers. They attract numerous butterflies, bees and other interesting insects. My general plan of attack is to take numerous photographs, and if I have time, I […] more »

Indigo Bowl

Indigo Bowl

October 14, 2013

This is my last bouquet from our garden this year with our bright sunflowers and gladioli. It was painted wet-in-wet and completed in two days, which is quick for me. My main concern was to capture the freshness and bold colors of the flowers. The indigo bowl was a gift from my parents and the […] more »