Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Watercolor”

November Cosmos Bouquet

November Cosmos Bouquet

November 28, 2018

My inspiration for this petite watercolor was a photo taken of my last bouquet, which was picked from our last garden in Centerville. I love the luscious magenta and pink colors of these flowers and their simple shapes. Their centers are bright yellow with dots of dark brown. more »

Teapot Series #22

Teapot Series #22

November 1, 2018

In this composition I sketched three teapots, the donut shape, the traditional black teapot and a British hexagonal variety my mother gave me from her trip to England. For the background I added an antique bottle with my garden cosmos flowers. For fun, I tucked a pumpkin behind one pot. more »

Sisters

Sisters

July 11, 2018

Cats are a favorite subject matter to paint. I loved painting the contrast of the calico with the mixed tabby and white markings. more »

Porkchop

Porkchop

July 9, 2018

This particular gray and white cat is one we saw and petted at Purrington's, a cat cafe in Portland, Oregon. He was playing with a feather toy, a perfect prop. more »

Oregon Roses in Peach

Oregon Roses in Peach

July 5, 2018

Flowers and still lifes are my favorite subjects to paint because of the endless varieties and beauty. These were photographed on vacation at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon this summer. more »

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 »