Marybeth Heikes

Paintings in Watercolor & Mixed Media

Posts Tagged “Yellow”

Sunflowers & Eucalyptus

Sunflowers & Eucalyptus

August 5, 2020

I am continually inspired by big, bold sunflower shapes and colors -- the design possibilities are endless. Floral compositions are cheery and uplifting to me, especially during this time of the pandemic. 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 »

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 »

Votes For Women

Votes For Women

April 1, 2020

This figurative acrylic collage is a continuation of the Suffrage theme. These women are wearing the suffragist dresses and sashes declaring "Votes for Women." more »

Cat Lady #2

Cat Lady #2

March 27, 2020

This design is partly a self-portrait and partly an imaginative one. It began with a figure on a large background and I creatively began adding a cat here and there. Before I knew it, most of my cats entered the composition. more »

Nineteenth Amendment

Nineteenth Amendment

March 13, 2020

This painting is part of my Women's History Month series. I particularly liked the dresses with their sashes proclaiming their right to vote. The yellow roses along the bottom are a symbol of the suffragists. more »

Battle For The Ballot

Battle For The Ballot

March 11, 2020

This acrylic collage is the beginning of my new figurative series highlighting the suffragist movement. This year we are celebrating the anniversary of the 19th Amendment and I thought this was an excellent place to start. more »

Ragbrai XLVII

Ragbrai XLVII

October 25, 2019

This collage is part of my bicycle series inspired by the yearly RAGBRAI event that happens every July in Iowa. This design is the actual route taken in 2019, and includes the cities of Council Bluffs, Atlantic, Winterset, Indianola, Centerville, Fairfield, Burlington and Keokuk. more »

Burlington Engine 3167

Burlington Engine 3167

September 16, 2019

The fascination with these train engines continues! I used one of my photos from our Burlington, Iowa trip. Every engine is different, and with collage it's easy to manipulate the shapes and develop a pleasing design. 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 »