Sunday, January 22, 2017

Morning Garden Party Original Floral Watercolor by Janice Trane Jones 36" x 48"

This is an original flower and garden watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed paper that measures 36 x 48 unframed. The scene depicts hummingbirds and butterflies in a field of delphiniums in the early morning having fun deciding if there is enough pollen for each. This was a special commission painting but see all my work @janicetranejones.com.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hummingbird Watercolor Painting "Hummingbird Happy Hour" by Georgia Artist Pat Warren



 5"x7" Watercolor on Paper /Available

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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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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wildlife Art, Nature , Frog "MASKED TREE FROG" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



Smilisca phaeota is a fairly large tree frog of the NeoTropics. It is active at night during the wet season. You can often hear the males calling to the females during the mating season. The frog is sometime referred to as the Camouflage Frog as it has the ability to change from green to brown. It can be found in shallow temporary pools of water. Females lay their eggs in puddles of water which accumulate, covering the top of the water with a film of up to 2,000 eggs. Tadpoles develop quickly in the temporary pools and puddles.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Butterfly,Nature "PURPLE VANDA" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




I love purple and I love orchids! I moved to Florida in 2011 after living in New Jersey for 50 years. The climate in Florida is semi-tropical and orchids literally grow in, on and around trees! They are super fun to paint, ranging in all sizes, bizarre shapes and fantastic colors. In this painting I decided to show how this Vanda orchid grows off a tree branch. The branch was done in graphite so as not to distract from the beautiful flower. I couldn't resist putting in a butterfly just for even more fun! 



30"x24" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Saturday, January 7, 2017

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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Flower Art,Floral Painting "April Azalea" by Georgia Artist Pat Warren


 22"x30" Watercolor on Paper/SOLD

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting, "STRIPED PAJAMAS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


This orchid is a Paphiopedilum, often called the Venus slipper. It is a genus of the Lady slipper orchid and has the most unusual waxy flowers. Many orchids are found high in the tree canopy but the Paphiopedilum is a terrestrial orchid is found on the forest floor. This orchid is the Paph.rothschildianum


20"x10" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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small artwork, wild flowers, whimsical watercolor drawing by Linda Snider-Ward, Louisiana artist


"Wild Flowers" (watercolor on paper, 4" x 4")
Starting the year off with a bit of whimsey.
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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Wildlife Art, Nature , Frog "RED EYED TREE FROG" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




Commonly known as the Red-Eyed Tree Frog, Agalychnis callidryas is sometimes also called the Gaudy Leaf Frog because of its crazy color combination.

7"x10" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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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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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wildlife Art, Nature , Frog "TROPICAL LEAF FROG" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe






Cruziohyla calcarifer is an uncommon treefrog, sparsely found throughout low and mid elevation forest from Honduras through north western Ecuador. It lives in humid forest, and breeds in water filled tree-hollows or stumps. Encounters with this frog in the rainforest are uncommon, and only a few groups exist in captivity, primarily within the confines of zoos and institutions within the US and Europe. At first glance they look like the Red-eyed Tree Frog, but they are larger and have pale lavender-grey eyes with a yellow rim. They spread their webbed feet when jumping making it possible to glide for distances.

7"x10" Watercolor/Sold

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small ink drawing with watercolor abstract fish and landscape by Linda Snider-Ward, Louisiana artist


"The Storm Brings Fish" (5" x 9" ink drawing w/watercolor); River of Hope series.
Abstract, whimsical drawing on heavy watercolor paper.
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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wildlife Art, Bird, Nature "AFRICAN CRANE" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



This painting is of an African Crane I met at a zoo in Costa Rica! The bird and I engaged in a dance while I was photographing him. He strutted around the enclosure and made great overtures of showing me just how magnificent he was. 


7"x5" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

watercolor, ink drawing, mixed media drawing by Linda Snider-Ward, Louisiana artist


"Jubilee" (mixed media: watercolor; ink pen; alcohol inks)
Both these pieces, plus one other, were juried into the Arizona Aqueous XXXII, Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, Arizona. January 20 - February 26, 2017. Juror: Monica Warhol

Very excited to be able to travel to Arizona for the reception January 20th and will take a printmaking/Pop art workshop from the juror, Monica Warhol!


"Of Fish & Flowers & Hysteria" (mixed media: watercolor, inks)




Monday, December 26, 2016

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Butterfly,Nature "PASSIONVINE & ZEBRA SWALLOWTAIL" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




Heliconius charitonius is common to Central and South America but also resides in southern Florida. It begins mating right after it emerges from its chrysalis. The female lays five to fifteen eggs on the leaves of passion flower vines. The caterpillar (depicted twice the size) has a white body with long black spines and a yellow/green head. It can go from egg to butterfly in a little over three weeks and continues this life cycle year round.The Passion flower depicted here is Passiflora incarnata, a species common to the southern USA. The Passion flower is named for the Passion of Christ on the cross. In the 15th century, Spanish Christian missionaries discovered it and adopted its unique structures as symbols of the Crucifixion. The 72 radial filaments (depicted 10 times actual size) represent the Crown of Thorns; the ten petals, the ten apostles; the top three stigmata, the three nails; and the lower five anthers, the five wounds.

18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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small artwork 8"x8", abstract fish on wooden panel by Linda Snider-Ward, Louisiana artist, N.A.W.A. artist


"River of Hope III" is part of a series of works with the same title. Symbols of fish and trees and river water always appear in this series. This is a mixed media piece drawn in ink pen with watercolor paint added on an 8" x 8" wooden cradled panel. It's available for $200.00, shipped free within the USA. Contact me: painthorsegallery@gmail.com

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Butterfly,Nature "PIPEVINE SWALLOWTAIL" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





The Pipeline Swallowtail got it's name from being dependent upon the native plant called the Dutchman's Pipevine. This painting was done after I visited a beautiful native preserve in New Hope Pennsylvania called Bowman Hill's Wildflower Preserve. I had been familiar with the pipevine plants of the tropics but didn't realize there was a native one in the Northeast. I was fascinated by this little tiny flower as all the tropical varieties were 4 to 5 times larger. The Pipevine Swallowtail lays its eggs on the leaves and the young caterpillars group together to look like one large scary caterpillar until they are big enough to wander off on their own. The caterpillars create a chrysalis similar to their tropical cousins by leaning off of a branch and securing themselves by a thin filament. The adults appear mostly black on the topside but when the sun hits them just right they shimmer iridescent blues. On the underside they have bright orange/red spots which make them look a bit scary as they flash color as they hover over flowers while feeding.

18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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small ink drawing, digital color, drawing of kindness by Linda Snider-Ward, Louisiana artist


"A World without Color would be a Very Sad World" (ink drawing; digital color).
This season and all year long, may our gift to each other be kindness.

Friday, December 23, 2016

elongated art 15"x3" watercolor on paper, whimsical art, bird & bells painting by Linda Snider-Ward, Louisiana artist


"As the River Runs" is a 15" x 3" ink drawing with watercolor on heavy watercolor paper (my scanner cut the top and bottom off). The bird at the top of the totem sings its joy as the bells ring and the river rolls on, giving life to all it passes. This little piece can be hung on the wall as is. $40.00, shipped free within the USA. Send me an email if you're interested.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

small ink & watercolor drawing, 5"x8", allegorical drawing by Linda Snider-Ward, Louisiana artist, N.A.W.A. artist

fishblue1
"On a Blue Night" is a small ink pen drawing with watercolor on heavy watercolor paper (5" x 8"). I have a small series going, using this fish and forest theme. It's a bit magical, a bit surreal. As always, when there are three of anything, it represents my two sisters and me.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Botanical Fine Art Painting "RED PEONIES, ANTS AND A RED ADMIRAL" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




I love Peonies! Years ago I planted about a dozen or so of them in the fall in my garden. When spring came the following year I couldn't wait for the flowers to bloom. To my dismay I saw all the beautiful flower buds covered in ants. Drat! I thought they were going to eat the flowers and I would end up with just stems. I did some research to find out what kind of insecticide I should spray on the plants only to find that the flowers would not bloom without the ants! Really? Yes, really! The flower buds are covered in a sticky sugar which attracts the ants to the flower. The ants collect and "clean" off the sticky substance allowing the flower to bloom in all its' glory.  How cool is that! This is how this painting was born. The Ants go Marching!!!!

24"x20" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Give the Gift of ART this Holiday Season....

These whimsical, charming little art reproductions on canvas make the perfect gifts. They are from my original paintings and are brilliantly colorful! You can buy them individually or they make great groupings. I am offering them this holiday season in 2 sizes: 6" x 6" and 10" x 10". In order to receive them by December 25, 2016 make sure you order no later than December 9, 2016. Shipping is free to the continental USA.



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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 





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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. 



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Sunday, December 18, 2016

original small abstract watercolor painting with heart by Linda Snider-Ward, Louisiana artist, N.A.W.A. artist

heartknows
"The Heart Knows what the Heart Wants"
(watercolor on paper, pulled around wooden stretcher); 10.5" x 10.5"
This little piece was 15" x 21". It's been drawn on, painted on, re-painted on, turned upside-down, turned downside up, and never seemed to quite work. I'm finally happy with it cropped and pulled around a stretcher. "The Heart Knows..." is at the National Association of Women Artists, New York, for their "Champagne Celebration Fundraiser." Hope it sells & helps a little with the fundraiser.