Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Watercolor”

Late Summer

Late Summer

August 23, 2023

Flowers are a great inspiration for me, and I cut and arrange many bouquets from my garden. I favor large flowers and their bold colors. This piece includes fuchsia zinnias and golden sunflowers in one of my special vases. more »

Fourth of July Irises

Fourth of July Irises

July 6, 2023

I am constantly inspired by my garden flowers because their shapes and colors provide endless designs and spread cheerfulness. I always begin sketching these flowers from life, and add detailed notes that help when I begin painting them. more »

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 »