Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Printmaking on Paper, Original Art "IGUANA INTAGLIO" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


This print is an Artist's Proof of an Intaglio Plate. I drew the image of the iguana and butterfly onto the copper plate with a sharp stylus and then placed it in a vat of acid to further etch the image deeper into the plate. It was hand inked and pulled through a traditional press, also by hand. 

5"x7"  Printmaking on Paper/Available

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Still Life, Watercolor Fine Art Painting "2 EGGPLANTS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



Purple is by far my favorite color! I had fun doing these 2 eggplants as a part of my online watercolor class demonstrations. I used lots of strong color to get the bold dark almost black purple and hardly any color on the variegated one. It was challenging and I enjoy pushing myself in different directions, learning just how far I can push the paint. This listing is for the original and ships free in the continental USA. All other inquires please contact the artist for shipping costs.

12"x9" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "OLEANDER MOTHS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


Oleander Moths – Empyreuma affinis & Syntomeida epilais, Daphnis nerii, The Spotted Oleander, Polka-Dot Wasp Moth, Oleander Hawk Moth are a common site year round in Florida yards, cities and highways because the host plant is Oleander. Oleander is a perennial shrub used in landscaping which is extremely poisonous to humans and most other animals. This makes them unpalatable to birds

18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available


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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature, "ATALA BUTTERFLY AND COONTIE" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




The Atala Butterfly, Eumaeus atala, once thought to be extinct, is native to Florida. The host plant is the Florida coontie (Zamia floridana), which is a cycad, or "living fossil," The Atala can tolerate the natural toxins in coonties and uses the accumulated toxins and its brilliant coloration as a defense against bird predators. The female lays her eggs, five to fifteen, usually, on coontie stalks The butterfly emerges in the early morning, courts and mates in the late afternoon, and dies within ten days.

24"x20" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Sand Dollar,Starfish,"Sea Star and Sand Dollars" by Georgia Artist Pat Warren




 18"x16" Watercolor on Paper/sold

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly “SEED POD” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



6"x6" Colored Pencil on Paper/Available

$50

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

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, July 4, 2018

Conclusion of Summer Original abstract butterfly flower watercolor by Janice Trane Jones 16 x 20

This is a large abstract original watercolor depicting butterflies getting their final pollen for the Summer. This painting is painted on 160 lb cold pressed tinted paper and measures 16 x 20 unframed. Go to www.janicetranejones.com to view or purchase paintings. You can also contact me via that site to inquire about a custom piece or get more images of this painting.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Nature Fine Art Painting, Insect "RUDDY DAGGERWING BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


The Ruddy Daggerwing, Marpesia petreus, has hooked fore wing tips and hind wing tails that are often attacked by predators. If attacked the tips and tails fall off, protecting the vital parts. The caterpillars thrive on fig leaves such as the Strangler Fig, in the Ficus family. 

6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$175

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

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


6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$175

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

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




The Red Lacewing Butterfly,  Cethosia biblis is one of the most ornate in the butterfly world. The intricate patterns on the wings have influenced the patterns of Malay Batik. The species name 'biblis' means writing and refers to the chevrons on the wing margins.


6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Wildlife Fine Art, Nature, Owl "Barred Owl" by The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

The Barred Owl is a medium sized owl that tends to stay in a small territory as long as there is enough food source nearby. They mostly feed on small rodents and lizards. They patiently wait on a tree limb and almost silently swoop down on their prey...Read more HERE

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4.5"x4.5" Printmaking on Paper/Available

$145

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Nature Fine Art Painting, Insect "QUESTION MARK BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available


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Monday, June 18, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018

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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Thursday, June 14, 2018

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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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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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Saturday, June 9, 2018

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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Thursday, June 7, 2018

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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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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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Saturday, June 2, 2018

"Valentine's Roses" Original Floral Still Life Roses Flowers in Vase Water Media Painting by Lisa McKinney Kreymborg

"Valentine's Roses"
Original Floral Still Life Roses Flowers in Vase Water Media Painting
by Lisa McKinney Kreymborg
8.5 x 11 on watercolor paper, FRAMED 

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, May 31, 2018

Illustrative Fine Art,Food Painting,Watercolor “Cayenne Pepper” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

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Cayenne Peppers have the most interesting shapes. I love to grow them in my garden. Each one has a different and unusual twist. This original watercolor is on hand tinted Fabriano Artistico Soft Press300 lb watercolor paper. I hand ripped the deckled edge before doing the painting and then "distressed" the background before painting the pepper on top.


14"x6" Watercolor on Paper-Available

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Illustrative Wildlife Fine Art, Sea Life,Mixed Media Art “SALLY LIGHTFOOT CRAB” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

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The Sally Lightfoot Crab is an amazing array of dazzling color! I saw these crabs while visiting the Galapagos Islands. At different stages of their lifecycle, they molt their outer shells and emerge with a different color combination. As juveniles they are a darker indigo blue and as they age they become more brilliant and multicolored. I painted this on Fabriano Artistico Soft Press 300lb watercolor paper. I first used watercolor to establish the basic colors. The rocks were done with a granulating watercolor called hematite. I finished the painting using colored pencil and pastels for do the details on top of the watercolor.


11"x14" Mixed Medium on Paper-Available

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