Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “White”

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 »

Udderly Iowa

Udderly Iowa

September 1, 2016

This is a row of spotted Holstein dairy cows — I love the black and white patterns of them. I decided on painting the plain background first, in a neutral color so it wouldn’t conflict with the positive shapes of the cows. Pieces of an Iowa map are the foreground, sprinkled with some tulips. Lastly, […] more »

Nine Seventy Three

Nine Seventy Three

April 7, 2015

This collage painting is one of my Engine Series. It is the Appanoose County Red engine, circa 1952. It has been recently repainted a bright red with white stripes. I worked from my photographs, and designed a vertical format which accentuates the dynamic bulk of the engine. Some of the foreground papers have oil pastel […] more »

Mostly Daisies

Mostly Daisies

October 8, 2014

Here is another still life of my garden flowers, which are lush and prolific this year. These are mostly daisies, with a couple sunflowers tucked inside the vase for color. My objective was to paint them wet-in-wet, taking advantage of the watercolor properties of mingling pigmented colors on damp paper. The grays were mixed using […] more »

Exotic Orchid

Exotic Orchid

March 17, 2014

I am getting into spring and painting more florals! The variety of subtle whites inspired me to paint this orchid. I used my snapshot from the Botanical Garden. I love the pale, minty greens and the fuchsia and lavender centers. My goal was to capture the gracefulness and delicacy of this plant. more »

Bubba & Mickey

Bubba & Mickey

May 19, 2012

These are two very devoted canines of my sister’s, and otherwise called “the two knuckleheads” by her husband. They are well-behaved most of the time, and well-trained too. Bubba, the Boston Terrier, is the most energetic dog I’ve ever seen. He runs around the backyard like a maniac–it is fun to watch him gallop wildly. […] more »

Bulldog 2

Bulldog 2

April 29, 2012

This was a commission of the English Bulldog who won many competitions for this breed, and was a therapy dog in hospitals and clinics. This dog was well-loved by his owner and many people. Unfortunately, he had to be put to sleep because of illness. My sister has two of his puppies, Snoozer and Petey, which […] more »

Panda

Panda

February 5, 2010

This petite animal collage was a special challenge due to its size.  I’ve never worked this small a format before in this media and the difficulty of cutting the shapes was something I probably won’t do again.  The colors and shapes are simple and I think the result turned out well.  I chose this animal as it […] more »