Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Watercolor”

Cinnamon & Peach

Cinnamon & Peach

May 25, 2023

Sunflowers always inspire me to paint them! This bouquet was painted from my garden, using the luscious mahogany and rust-colored varieties that go well with the bright yellows and golds. more »

Purple Velvet Irises

Purple Velvet Irises

April 27, 2023

Inspired by the vivid colors and curled shapes of the iris petals, I began by drawing these beauties from life. The background is a combination of warm & cool greens, the complementary color of the irises. 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 »

Be Smart, Be Safe

Be Smart, Be Safe

June 12, 2020

This is more from my series of designs of the businesses in Valley Junction. The old theater is now a costume business and the old building is an interesting shape with the theater sign. more »

A-Okay Antiques

A-Okay Antiques

June 3, 2020

I love painting local scenes, and this watercolor is a continuation of the storefronts in Valley Junction in West Des Moines. In this particular scene, the yellow rocket ship above the door captured my attention along with the interesting array of objects inside the window. more »

Fifth Street, Valley Junction

Fifth Street, Valley Junction

May 26, 2020

My first watercolor since the COVID-19 outbreak is of Artisan Gallery 218. I love painting small local scenes, and this is a series I began since our gallery closed. I miss the daily work schedule and meeting new people every day who visit from around the country. more »

First Irises

First Irises

April 21, 2020

After a long winter followed by the pandemic we are experiencing now, I was inspired to paint some of my irises.¬†Flowers are so fresh and have vivid colors that lift one's spirits, especially at this time. more »

Rudbeckias & Brushes

Rudbeckias & Brushes

September 5, 2019

This composition originally had just brushes and I decided to liven it up a bit with brightly colored flowers. Fresh flowers always inspire me because they are fresh and bold and add interest to the design. more »

Teapot Still Life #25

Teapot Still Life #25

July 2, 2019

I began this piece last year and set it aside to think about the direction I was going with it.¬†The design excited me with the triangular shapes, the bouquet of flowers, pears and teapots. more »