Thursday, July 18, 2019

Wildlife Art, Nature "HYBRID MACAW" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



14"x11" Pencil on Watercolor/Available

$250

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Illustrative Wildlife Fine Art ,Watercolor Painting, Colored Pencil,Tropical Bird “Toucan in Papaya Tree” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe






This original painting of a Toucan in a Papaya Tree is a painting I demonstrated in my new book, The Art of Botanical and Bird Illustration .
I used colored pencil and watercolor pencil to do this painting on Fabriano Artistico Hot Press 300lb watercolor paper. For the painting I used my sketches and photographs of a Rainbow Keeled Toucan and purchased a papaya tree that I planted and grew in my yard. Lucky for me I live in Florida and a local nursery had a good sized papaya tree I could do live drawings from. This is one of my favorite paintings and I throughly enjoyed every minute of composing it and painting.

24"x20" Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Paper-Available

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Nature Painting, Wildlife, Mixed Media Painting, Fine Art "SPOONBILL" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


This little study is an original mixed media painting of a Roseate Spoonbill. I used watercolor and pastel in this painting.


5"x7" Mixed Media on Paper/Available

 $75

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Botanical Fine Art Painting,Watercolor Painting, "PAPHIOPEDILUM IN DARK PURPLE" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

Another one of my favorite Lady Slipper Orchids. The dark purple color almost looks black. The variegated leaves have a wonderful texture and pattern. This is an original watercolor on 300lb watercolor paper.

18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$1200

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Botanical Fine Art Painting, "HUMMINGBIRD MOTH & SIBERIAN IRISES" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





The tiny little hummingbird moth hovers over flowers and zooms around the garden just like a real hummingbird only tinier! This fellow zoomed in and out of these Siberian Irises in my garden and I just had to paint it!


18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$1200

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Botanical Fine Art Painting, "BIRDS OF PARADISE" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




The Bird of Paradise is one of the beloved flowers of the tropics. It is well known in the Floral Trade Industry for its unusual appearance and long lasting blooms.

This listing is for the original watercolor, unframed. It is signed by the artist. Shipping is free in the continental USA.


18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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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Saturday, June 29, 2019

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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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Gourd, Original Painting, Watercolor, Nature "TURKS CAP" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

The Turk's Cap is an unusual gourd. It has lots of warts and color variations.

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10"x10" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$250

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Wildlife Art Insect, Nature, Butterfly "PEACOCK BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


The Peacock Butterfly is common in Europe and is easily identified by the large eyespots on the hind wings. The eyespots are designed to startle or confuse would be predators into thinking it is a much larger animal. If the predator does take a bite, it is usually directed towards the eyespot. The delicate wings may tear or get damaged during the attack but it allows the butterfly to break free and flee for its life.

Moths and butterflies belong to the classification of Insects called Lepidoptera. Lepidoptera is a latin word which means "scaled wing". When magnified under a microscope the scales of the wing structure are easy to see. For this series of paintings I did the background by looking under a microscope and drew the individual wing pattern and structure in pencil while placing the colorful butterfly on the surface in watercolor. The original has been sold but is available in 3 sizes of fine art reproduction canvas prints. Please look through the rest of the gallery to see other images from the series. They make a great sets for your home decor.


6"x6" Mixed Media/sold

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Friday, June 21, 2019

How Does Your Garden Grow?...Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews





This unframed watercolor is on a Crescent Watercolor Board.


11” x 14” x 0.25”

$350 plus S/H

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Nature Fine Art Painting, Insect "ZEBRA SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



The Zebra Swallowtail, Eurytides marcellus has triangular wings with long tails. It has distinctive black and white markings on its wings and some small red and blue markings on both bottom corners of the wings. There are two seasonal forms. Spring forms have more white and have small black tails with white tips. Summer forms have more black and have longer tails with more white in them. This butterfly uses the PawPaw trees as its host plant.

6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$175

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Follow the Path to the Left..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



This watercolor is presented unframed.
It’s on a Crescent Watercolor Board 

15” x 20”
$400 Plus S/H

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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Nature,Wildlife , Illustrative Fine Art Painting, "CYCLOMMATUS ELAPHUS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

Cyclommatus elaphus is the Latin name for this male stag beetle. The very large impressive mandibles look like they could some serious damage. They actually are fairly harmless unless you happen to be another male stag beetle looking to hone in on its territory!

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10"x7"  Watercolor on Paper/Available


$250


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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Nature,Wildlife, Illustrative Fine Art Painting, "ROUND TORTOISE BEETLE" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

This unique colorful beetle is done on coquille board. The surface of the paper has raised bumps and it easily creates a stippled appearance. It was fun to work on the paper and create the variations of iridescent colors as it shimmers across the page. 


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8"x8"  Colored Pencil on Paper/Available


$200


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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Nature,Wildlife, Illustrative Fine Art Painting, "FIERY SEARCHER BEETLE" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


There is nothing that captures my eye than a scampering iridescent beetle across the forest floor. This is one of the largest ground beetles in the USA that is iridescent...It is called the Fiery Searcher AKA....Caterpillar Hunter! As it's name implies it feasts on caterpillars. This painting combines, colored pencil and watercolor pencils. It is part of my online class- Experimenting with Colored Pencils. 
 
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11"x8" Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Paper/Available


$300


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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Nature, Wildlife Art Insect, Nature, Butterfly "RED LACE BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

The Red Lace Butterfly is a beauty! This original watercolor painting is on hot press 140 watercolor paper.

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5"x7" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$200

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Old Timer..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


I completed this one just now. Still loving these Crescent Boards.. They seem to suit my style of painting.

I love these old lamps as well, such great studies for the artist. We used to have one as kids when my Mother and Father took us camping. Such happy memories.

This image is 15' x 20' x 0.25" 
It is presented unframed
$400 plus S/H

Prints of this image can be found on my Fine Art America Print Site



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