Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Watercolor”

Still Life with Mary Cassatt

Still Life with Mary Cassatt

June 4, 2018

In this design I chose my popular and much-used turquoise goblets, a cosmos bouquet, and a collection of art books from my personal collection. As always, I am drawn to the freshness of the flowers and their bold and beautiful colors. more »

New Award!

New Award!

September 30, 2012

This week I received the news that my watercolor painting Nine Zero Four won the Second Place Cash & Ribbon Award in the National Abstract Exhibition at the Greenwood Art Center in Indianapolis! I started painting these Union Pacific Engines two years ago, after we drove past them on our way to the local recycling […] more »

Mystic Watertower

Mystic Watertower

January 1, 2012

This small watercolor was painted using one of my older photos, so I don’t know if this is still an actual place or has moved. What attracted me to paint this design was the largeness of the tower with the big sand piles in front of it, dwarfing a solitary figure — which I didn’t […] more »

The Love Block

The Love Block

November 29, 2011

This is a partial view of the west side of the Albia square storefronts.  Having lived in Centerville for a number of years, I’ve been interested in small towns and their changing businesses and old buildings.  We drive through this quaint town numerous times and I snapped a few pictures for reference. What caught my eye […] more »

Iowa Watercolor Society Exhibition

Iowa Watercolor Society Exhibition

August 30, 2010

The recent heavy rains and flooding in Ames didn’t stop artists from attending the annual Iowa Watercolor Society’s exhibition held Sunday, August 22. Most of the artists with paintings in the show came to the meeting and luncheon. It’s always inspiring to see what paintings get accepted into the show and always surprised with the […] 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 »

Florals & Pigs

Florals & Pigs

June 10, 2009

This week I've been working on some quarter-sheet florals for the upcoming festival -- so attention flower lovers! I love the vividness of colors and try to combine different varieties into an interesting arrangement. [...] more »

Butterflies

Butterflies

April 15, 2009

This week I’ve worked on trying to capture the vivid color patterns of butterflies seen at Reiman Gardens a few years ago. These two particular butterflies are the Buckeye and the Swallowtail — quite beautiful and delicate. more »