Friday, September 30, 2016

Nature Fine Art Painting, Insect "GARDEN TIGER MOTH" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





The Garden Tiger Moth, Arctia caja loves damp places, which is why it is particularly common in river valleys as well as gardens and parks. The caterpillar of the Garden Tiger Moth feeds on various kinds of non-woody plants, as well as bushes and trees. It is especially fond of raspberry,blackberry, viburnum, honeysuckle, erica, and broom

6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Tortoise Beetles and Solar Etchings.....Insects have always been peaked my curiosity....Read more HERE





Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Nature Fine Art Painting, Insect "Atlas Moth" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



The Atlas Moth,  Attacus atlas is considered to be the largest moths in the world in terms of total wing surface area. Their wingspans are also amongst the largest, from 10-12 inches. Females are appreciably larger and heavier. The triangular marking on each wing is transparent.

6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


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Tortoise Beetles and Solar Etchings.....Insects have always been peaked my curiosity....Read more HERE





Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


Rest In Peace..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



I just finished Rest In peace.. It is a large watercolor on Arches paper.

I struggled with the mood of this painting. Maybe because I have been painting so many lighter, brighter, warmer and small watercolors, who knows. 

I am pleased with it (now). I wasn't  for a while though. It was almost in the trash.

$550 plus S/H..This painting is unframed

This painting is also available in prints through Fine Art America:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/rest-in-peace-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true




Rae conducts workshops and demonstrations of her techniques in ACRYLICS, PASTELS, OILS, and WATERCOLORS

For more information please contact her at:
rae4art@aol.com


Or..

rae-andrews.pixels.com

Thanks for visiting..


Monday, September 26, 2016

Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica with Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond




Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


http://mindylighthipefineart.com
http://www.mindylighthipe.com

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "PURPLE IRIS & CLOUD SULFUR BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



The Beaded Purple Iris is a must for anyone who has a cottage type garden. I love the tall majestic stems that hurl the flowers high above others within the garden setting. Of course purple is my favorite color so my garden in New Jersey was full of these beauties. The Cloudless Sulfur butterfly is a common visitor in the garden and I loved how the little rays of sunshine flit in and amongst the purple blooms.




30"x24" Watercolor on Paper/Sold

Commissions Welcome.

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


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http://MindyLighthipeFineArt.com


Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "LOBSTER CLAW HELICONIA WITH MOSAIC BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





The heliconia in this painting is referred to as a "Lobster Claw" because of it shape, size and color. The butterfly in the painting is commonly know as the Mosaic Butterfly. The latin name is Colubra dirce. I have encountered both of these species on my many trips to Central America. I really enjoyed putting them together as I like the brilliant color of the flower with the muted, earth tones of the highly patterned underside of the butterfly.



12"x9" Watercolor on Paper

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


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http://MindyLighthipeFineArt.com


Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "ROCK ORCHIDS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





This orchid is part of the Dendrobium family. They can grow on trees or on the ground. They have a pseudobulb which stores water. As the flower grows on a new pseudobulb the plant keeps adding to the cluster and spills over rocks and crevices.

14"x18" Watercolor on Paper

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

http://MindyLighthipe.com
http://MindyLighthipeFineArt.com


Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature, Insect "COMET MOTHTAILS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



The Comet Moth or Madagascan Moon Moth, Argema mittrei  is a very large moth that is native to Madagascar, which is the 4th largest Islandin the world. It is the biggest silkworm in the world. Although endangered in the wild due to habitat loss, the Comet Moth is being successfully bred in captivity. It can be seen at many free flying butterfly houses.



6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


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http://MindyLighthipeFineArt.com

Drawing Butterflies....Read Mindy's latest blog post HERE



Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.




View Mindy's available Books HERE



Study With Mindy.....New Online Watercolor Class starting September 21!




I am happy to announce my new online Wonderful World of Watercolor Class will start this fall on September 21, 2016. I want to thank all my fellow artists for the overwhelming success of  my Foundation Drawing and Drawing Plants classes. For the past year I have had requests from all corners of the world asking me to do more online classes. I spent May, June and July designing, painting, shooting and editing this new 12 week class in response to YOUR REQUESTS! It takes me a long time to do this because….. I do it all! …….. Drawing the Beauty of Nature!

Click HERE for Online Class INFO

Study With Mindy in Beautiful Costa Rica
March 8th-17th 2017
Read More HERE






Friday, September 16, 2016

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature, Insect "JULIA BUTTERFLY AND PASSIFLORA MANICATA" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


The Julia Butterfly or Julia Heliconian, is a species of brush-footed butterfly. It is native from Brazil to southern Texas and Florida, and in summer can sometimes be found as far north as eastern Nebraska. Its caterpillars feeds on leaves of passion vines, depicted here is the Passiflora manicata or Red Passion Flower Vine.


18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


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Drawing Butterflies....Read Mindy's latest blog post HERE



Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.




View Mindy's available Books HERE



Study With Mindy.....New Online Watercolor Class starting September 21!




I am happy to announce my new online Wonderful World of Watercolor Class will start this fall on September 21, 2016. I want to thank all my fellow artists for the overwhelming success of  my Foundation Drawing and Drawing Plants classes. For the past year I have had requests from all corners of the world asking me to do more online classes. I spent May, June and July designing, painting, shooting and editing this new 12 week class in response to YOUR REQUESTS! It takes me a long time to do this because….. I do it all! …….. Drawing the Beauty of Nature!

Click HERE for Online Class INFO

Study With Mindy in Beautiful Costa Rica
March 8th-17th 2017
Read More HERE






Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature, Insect "IO MOTH" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

                           
 






The Io Moth, Automeris io, is sexually dimorphic, males having bright yellow forewings, body, and legs, while females have reddish brown forewings, body, and legs. The males also have much bigger plumose (feathery) antennae than the females. Both have one big black to bluisheyespot with some white in the center, on each hindwing, a defense mechanism meant to frighten off potential predators. The caterpillars turn bright green and have many spines that cause a lot of pain if touched. The spines have a poison that is released with the slightest touch. The Io Moth is depicted here on the Eastern Redbud, Forest Pansy, Cercis canadensis.



18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Drawing Butterflies....Read Mindy's latest blog post HERE



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View Mindy's available Books HERE



Study With Mindy.....New Online Watercolor Class starting September 21!




I am happy to announce my new online Wonderful World of Watercolor Class will start this fall on September 21, 2016. I want to thank all my fellow artists for the overwhelming success of  my Foundation Drawing and Drawing Plants classes. For the past year I have had requests from all corners of the world asking me to do more online classes. I spent May, June and July designing, painting, shooting and editing this new 12 week class in response to YOUR REQUESTS! It takes me a long time to do this because….. I do it all! …….. Drawing the Beauty of Nature!

Click HERE for Online Class INFO

Study With Mindy in Beautiful Costa Rica
March 8th-17th 2017
Read More HERE






Sailboats, Marina,Maritime, ,Watercolor Painting "Thunderbolt Marina" by Georgia Artist Pat Warren

FRESH OFF THE EASEL.....


 8"x11" Watercolor on Paper/Available

 $175.00

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 Visit http://PatWarren.com to view more of my work.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Original Fine Art by Colleen Sanchez, Waikiki Beach

"QUIET MORNING"
ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING
BY COLLEEN SANCHEZ
22 X 30

colleensanchez.blogspot.com

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature, Insect , Butterfly "MAGNOLIA AND MOURNING CLOAK BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe






The Mourning Cloak Butterfly is also known as  Nymphalis antiopa.   It is one of the first butterflies to emerge in the spring. The Mourning cloak overwinters in the butterfly stage which is very unusual for an adult. They spend the winter frozen in "cryo-preservation" in tree cavities, beneath loose tree bark or in unheated buildings. When the temperatures start to thaw the Mourning Cloak butterfly reawakens and is one of the first signs of spring.




18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

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Drawing Butterflies....Read Mindy's latest blog post HERE



Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.




View Mindy's available Books HERE



Study With Mindy.....New Online Watercolor Class starting September 21!




I am happy to announce my new online Wonderful World of Watercolor Class will start this fall on September 21, 2016. I want to thank all my fellow artists for the overwhelming success of  my Foundation Drawing and Drawing Plants classes. For the past year I have had requests from all corners of the world asking me to do more online classes. I spent May, June and July designing, painting, shooting and editing this new 12 week class in response to YOUR REQUESTS! It takes me a long time to do this because….. I do it all! …….. Drawing the Beauty of Nature!

Click HERE for Online Class INFO

Study With Mindy in Beautiful Costa Rica
March 8th-17th 2017
Read More HERE






Friday, September 9, 2016

Botanical Fine Art Painting, "PRETTY PINK TULIP" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





There is nothing more feminine and pretty than a graceful pink tulip swaying the breeze! I love to grow tulips and this one was a favorite because of the delicate pink color. When I paint a flowers portrait I like to make the flower come alive on the paper. I want the viewer to see it dancing graceful on the paper.


18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


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Drawing Butterflies....Read Mindy's latest blog post HERE



Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.




View Mindy's available Books HERE



Study With Mindy.....New Online Watercolor Class starting September 21!




I am happy to announce my new online Wonderful World of Watercolor Class will start this fall on September 21, 2016. I want to thank all my fellow artists for the overwhelming success of  my Foundation Drawing and Drawing Plants classes. For the past year I have had requests from all corners of the world asking me to do more online classes. I spent May, June and July designing, painting, shooting and editing this new 12 week class in response to YOUR REQUESTS! It takes me a long time to do this because….. I do it all! …….. Drawing the Beauty of Nature!

Click HERE for Online Class INFO

Study With Mindy in Beautiful Costa Rica
March 8th-17th 2017
Read More HERE






Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Botanical Fine Art Painting, "GREEN CHICKS AND HENS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



Hens and chicks are a favorite in my garden. I love they way they group and readily multiply as they spill over rocks and create a wonderful ground cover. Here I played with variation in mixing greens. It was interesting to see how many shades of green were in such a small section. I magnified the drawing to give it impact and stand out. Such small things are often overlooked.


16"x12" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Drawing Butterflies....Read Mindy's latest blog post HERE



Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.




View Mindy's available Books HERE



Study With Mindy.....New Online Watercolor Class starting September 21!




I am happy to announce my new online Wonderful World of Watercolor Class will start this fall on September 21, 2016. I want to thank all my fellow artists for the overwhelming success of  my Foundation Drawing and Drawing Plants classes. For the past year I have had requests from all corners of the world asking me to do more online classes. I spent May, June and July designing, painting, shooting and editing this new 12 week class in response to YOUR REQUESTS! It takes me a long time to do this because….. I do it all! …….. Drawing the Beauty of Nature!

Click HERE for Online Class INFO

Study With Mindy in Beautiful Costa Rica
March 8th-17th 2017
Read More HERE