Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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



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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Monday, November 12, 2018

Journal Entry From the French Alps and Switzerland..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews.



Annecy is in the French Alps. This town was a part of the workshop I taught in the Alps recently.

We stayed here as well as Geneva (Switzerland) and Combloux in wonderful hotels. And the scenery was to die for!!

So back to Annecy, known as the 'Little Venice of the French Alps' and you can see why, I think. Lots of canals and reflections, just perfect for the artist in me!

We did a LOT of shopping here as well, so many interesting stores and markets to stroll.

I will have very fond memories of this workshop and my students, they all did an amazing job , but then it was very inspiring for any artist!

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Journal Entry..Pedernales River, Texas..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



Just finished this journal entry.. a few years ago I was at the banks of the Pedernales River not far from where I live here in Texas. It’s a great spot to paint.

Lately we have had an enormous amount of rain and flooding, so this area is a good place to stay away from till the water subsides. 

I used an old photo for this journal entry.
 It’s in my Stillman and birn 8” x 10” Beta series journal.

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

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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Friday, November 9, 2018

Journal Entry France 2..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


This is another journal entry from my recent workshop in France .

 The area is in Castlefranc, a quaint town very close to le Vieux Couvent. 

We painted by the river and had a lovely picnic this day, braving the wind a little, but it was still nice.

 I did this entry on site, and it's all watercolor with a final touch of gouache with watercolor on the tree trunks only.

Don't forget that gouache can be used quite comfortably with watercolor, it is after all watercolor with a touch of white in it. I use it a fair bit while doing my journal entries.

I hope you are liking these posts and are traveling along with me on this wonderful trip.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Wildlife Art , Fine Art Print “Owl” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



7"x5"x1" Fine Art Reproduction on Canvas

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Journal Entry France ..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Well I am finally posting a few images from my journals . I know it's been ages, sorry for my lapse in posts.

I taught a workshop this year in Southwest France in the Dordogne region, and then 6 weeks later, I taught another workshop in the French Alps.
Both were superb workshops, wonderful students and great fun!

here are some images I did during each workshop and some later in my studio at home. I hope you enjoy them as much as I love painting them.



This one is from the trip in May in the Dordogne area of southwest France. This was a day excursion for photo ops and painting.
We stayed at Le Vieux Couvent.. A simply wonderful venue and I am teaching there again (third time now) in July of 2019.


Another from this same trip. A marvelous small village near the convent where we stay. So many painting opportunities.


Just on the street where we stayed. I had fun with this one..

I bought a new journal, an 8" x 10" format. I quite like this larger size, when opened to use both pages, it measures 10" x 16", perfect.


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Please stay tuned for more journal entries and news on my upcoming overseas workshops.


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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Wildlife Art, Fine Art Print “Bobcat” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



Original-Water Color and Colored Pencil

7"x5"x1" Fine Art Reproduction on Canvas

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Cat Fine Art Painting, Feline, Garden, "Tango in the Tulips" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




12"x14" Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Paper/Available

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Cat Fine Art Painting, Feline, Garden, "CAT IN THE HYDRANGEAS!" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





I love CATS! I have been a cat lover all my life. My dad brought home a kitten for my mom when she was pregnant with me and I have never lived without at least 3 or 4 or more! Having them in the garden is also a wonderful treat. This colorful, playful painting shares the joy of having a feline friend join you in the garden.


12"x18 Watercolor on Paper/Available

$550

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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



Purple is my favorite color. When I saw this beautiful double trumpet Datura I knew I would have to have it in my garden! Every year it grows and drops its seeds. Any burst of cold weather in Florida will kill the plant but the wonderful seed heads burst open and the plant rejuvenates itself. It is breath taking and easy to grow!



18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$1500

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Botanical Fine Art Painting, "BODACIOUS CATTELAYA" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




This gorgeous orchid is called a Cattlelaya.
 The painting makes a great splash in any room it graces!
This listing is for the original watercolor, unframed. It is signed by the artist. 

30"x24 Watercolor on Paper/Available

$2000

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Botanical Fine Art Painting, "MAROON PAPHIOPEDILUM" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





This Maroon Paphiopedilum is an orchid that is commonly referred to as a "Lady Slipper".
This listing is for the original watercolor, unframed. It is signed by the artist. Shipping is free in the continental USA. 


20"x16" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$750


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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Wildlife, Nature Fine Art Painting, "NITE CROWNED HERON" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



5"x7"x1" Watercolor on CanvasAvailable


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Botanical Fine Art Painting, "SHERBET CATTLEYA" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





20"x16" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$750

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

"AUTUMN BRILLIANCE" Original abstract Autumn Color watercolor by Janice Trane Jones 14 x 22

"AUTUMN BRILLIANCE" is an original watercolor on 300 lb cold pressed paper and measures 14 X 22 unframed.  I will ship the watercolor rolled.

There are not too many people that don't love the beauty and brilliance of the leaves changing colors in the Fall. Just before they are ready to drop and their colors are at their height is the time to take a leisurely drive in the hills or mountains to see the awesome sights. To purchase or view paintings go to janicetranejones.com or etsy.com/shop/jtj1227

Commissions welcome.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Nature,Wildlife , Illustrative Fine Art Painting, "RED EYED TREE FROG WALKING" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



FRESH OFF THE EASEL....



9"x7" Colored Pencil on Paper/Available


$200


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Monday, October 8, 2018

Sunday, October 7, 2018

"BERRY PICKERS II" Original raspberry picking landscape watercolor by Janice Trane Jones

"Berry Pickers II" is an original watercolor on 300 lb cold pressed paper and measures 11 x 15 unframed. The purchase includes a white 16 x 20 mat and I flatten my artwork to ship so that when it arrives it is ready to frame. (US only). Outside the US I will ship the watercolor rolled and without the mat to save shipping costs.
Anyone who knows me, knows I am an avid gardener and and love growing raspberries. A couple of years ago we traveled through the beautiful farming areas south of Vancouver BC and saw the miles and miles of berry fields. I was so jealous and just wanted to get out and pick endlessly. Needless to say my husband fought that idea. To purchase or view go to janicetranejones.com

Commissions welcome. Just send a convo.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Wildlife, Illustrative Fine Art Painting, Owl, tree, Nest "GREAT HORNED OWL & OWLET" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




FRESH OFF THE EASEL....


18"x14" Watercolor on and Gouache on Paper/Available

$2,000

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"Are We Done Yet?" Original figurative reading watercolor by Janice Trane Jones

"Are we done yet?" was painted at the request of an elderly neighbor. He had fond memories of having his mother reading to him when he was young and just wanted a small watercolor to hang in his home. It was a fun piece to do and I am happy to take similar commissions. This was a small 8 x 10 unframed piece. To contact me go to janicetranejones.com.