Friday, February 24, 2017

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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ONLINE CLASSES WITH MINDY STARTING SOON....


I am really excited with the wonderful responses I have been getting about my online classes. I started 2 years ago ad to date have had the privilege of teaching over 400 artists worldwide. I have students from England, Germany, Tasmania, Turkey, Australia, Japan, Russia, Spain, Canada, Italy and of course the USA. The internet has allowed me to work with so many interesting people and it really is inspiring to see them posting their assignments on Facebook and sharing their knowledge. I wasn’t sure I would like this style of teaching because I am used to teaching people fact to face. The more I do it, the more I enjoy…….The internet has allowed the world to be a classroom! I am continuing to offer 3 classes starting  March 22, 2017.


CLICK HERE for a listing of the classes and information about what you can expect if you decide to join us….. We would love to have you!







Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

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

ONLINE CLASSES WITH MINDY STARTING SOON....


I am really excited with the wonderful responses I have been getting about my online classes. I started 2 years ago ad to date have had the privilege of teaching over 400 artists worldwide. I have students from England, Germany, Tasmania, Turkey, Australia, Japan, Russia, Spain, Canada, Italy and of course the USA. The internet has allowed me to work with so many interesting people and it really is inspiring to see them posting their assignments on Facebook and sharing their knowledge. I wasn’t sure I would like this style of teaching because I am used to teaching people fact to face. The more I do it, the more I enjoy…….The internet has allowed the world to be a classroom! I am continuing to offer 3 classes starting  March 22, 2017.


CLICK HERE for a listing of the classes and information about what you can expect if you decide to join us….. We would love to have you!







Monday, February 20, 2017

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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Fine Art Prints on 36"x24" Gallery Wrapped Canvas are available HERE


View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

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http://MindyLighthipeFineArt.com

ONLINE CLASSES WITH MINDY STARTING SOON....


I am really excited with the wonderful responses I have been getting about my online classes. I started 2 years ago ad to date have had the privilege of teaching over 400 artists worldwide. I have students from England, Germany, Tasmania, Turkey, Australia, Japan, Russia, Spain, Canada, Italy and of course the USA. The internet has allowed me to work with so many interesting people and it really is inspiring to see them posting their assignments on Facebook and sharing their knowledge. I wasn’t sure I would like this style of teaching because I am used to teaching people fact to face. The more I do it, the more I enjoy…….The internet has allowed the world to be a classroom! I am continuing to offer 3 classes starting  March 22, 2017.


CLICK HERE for a listing of the classes and information about what you can expect if you decide to join us….. We would love to have you!







"HUMMINGBIRD HOLLYHOCK HANGOVER" original hummingbird watercolor art by Janice Trane Jones

"Hummingbird Hollyhock Hangover" is an original watercolor measuring 11 x 15 unframed. The painting is done on 300 lb cold pressed paper and high grade pigments. The purchase includes a 16 x 20 white mat. I flatten all my watercolors out and put them in their mat so they are ready to put into the frame you have picked out. (US sales only) Purchases outside the US must be shipped rolled to save shipping costs for the buyer.

This little hungry hummingbird to literally getting a hangover with all the pollen he is taking in on a beautiful summer day. Since he has no competition at the moment he is eating as much as possible.

To PURCHASE: https://www.etsy.com/listing/513452661/hummingbird-hollyhock-watercolor OR at www.janicetranejones.com

Friday, February 17, 2017

"Quebec City Art Market" by Florida Artist Fay Kelley

6" x 6" watercolor on 300lb paper by Florida Artist Fay Kelley. 
Quebec City has these little canvas covered walkways between
buildings that were so intriguing. The weather was dreary and cold.
Then I come upon this jewel of warm lights on framed artwork.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

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

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

ONLINE CLASSES WITH MINDY STARTING SOON....


I am really excited with the wonderful responses I have been getting about my online classes. I started 2 years ago ad to date have had the privilege of teaching over 400 artists worldwide. I have students from England, Germany, Tasmania, Turkey, Australia, Japan, Russia, Spain, Canada, Italy and of course the USA. The internet has allowed me to work with so many interesting people and it really is inspiring to see them posting their assignments on Facebook and sharing their knowledge. I wasn’t sure I would like this style of teaching because I am used to teaching people fact to face. The more I do it, the more I enjoy…….The internet has allowed the world to be a classroom! I am continuing to offer 3 classes starting  March 22, 2017. CLICK HERE for a listing of the classes and information about what you can expect if you decide to join us….. We would love to have you!







Tuesday, February 14, 2017

"SUNFLOWER SATURATION" Original abstract Sunflower watercolor by Janice Trane Jones

This original Sunflower abstract watercolor measures 11 x 14 unframed. The purchase includes a 16 x 20 white mat and free shipping in the US. It's painted on 300 lb cold pressed paper and will be straightened out and in the mat when it arrives so you only have to purchase a frame of your choice to have it ready to hang.

PURCHASE:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/513093317/abstract-sunflower-watercolor-painting or go to www.janicetranejones.com.

Monday, February 13, 2017

"Fresh Start" A Botanical Watercolour by Artist Sheri Trepina


"Fresh Start"  
Watercolour  15"x 11"

In-Process / detail

I love the fine detail that these grape leaves left for me to work with.  I added a tiny bit of iridescent gold with a rigger brush, it "lights" a path through the painting.


This original is a part of my current series. It is available 
directly from my studio, click HERE

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"Pretty Lady" Original sepia watercolor and ink sketch by Janice Trane Jones

This is a 16 x 20 original sepia, ink and watercolor sketch. It was a quick study for a later painting. Sometimes it's just fun to sit down and sketch rather than paint and occasionally one turns out nice.
To view or purchase artwork go to www.janicetranejones.com

Friday, February 10, 2017

"LODGE AT ZION NATIONAL PARK" Original watercolor by Janice Trane Jones

This is an original watercolor on 140 lb cold pressed paper. The painting measures 11 x 14 unframed. Commissions are welcome. The scene is at the lodge in Zion National Park. This is one of the most visited parks in the US and is so beautiful year round. To purchase or view paintings go to www.janicetranejones.com.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Illustrative Botanical Art,Butterfly, "MOSIAC BUTTERFLY ON HELICONIA" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe






I enjoy traveling to the tropics and Costa Rica has been a favorite destination for over 25 years. I am fascinated by the odd shaped flowers and dazzling colors. In this painting I decided to paint the Lobster Claw Heliconia with the Mosaic Butterfly resting on it. I really liked the neutral butterfly with the flaming red orange colors of the flower.




12"x10" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$125.00

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Insect, Nature Art, “FIERY RED BEETLE" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





This watercolor is of an "unknown" Beetle. I believe it is a "Flower" Beetle due to its shape. What really attracted me to it was the brilliant  iridescent red and orange colors.   It was challenging and fun to paint. 

10"x8" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$50.00

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

"SOUTHWEST EXPANSE" Original Southwest watercolor by Janice Trane Jones

This is an original Southwest watercolor on 160 lb cold pressed paper that measures 18 x 24 unframed. The painting shows the beauty and endless views of the Grand Canyon. The colors change by the minute and one never tires of the views. They are forever! To purchase or view other paintings go to www.janicetranejones.com. Commissions welcome.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Insect, Nature Art,Butterfly “BLUE HAIR STREAK BUTTERFLY” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



This is an original watercolor of a Blue Hairstreak Butterfly. The actual specimen is very small, less than 1/2 an inch. The little "tails" on the bottom wings wiggle when the butterfly is resting. They look like tiny little ribbons, twisting and turning.

 Free shipping in the continental USA. Inquire 


6"x5" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$50.00

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BLUE HAIR STREAK BUTTERFLY

Friday, January 27, 2017

"This Flower is for You" Original garden/figurative watercolor by Janice Trane Jones 8 x 10

"THIS FLOWER IS FOR YOU". This is an original 8 x 10 watercolor on 300 lb cold pressed paper. There is nothing better than having a sweet little granddaughter playing in your flower gardens dressed as a fairy princess. She is older now but this memory of her still brings me to tears.

View and purchase more paintings at janicetranejones.com. Commissions are welcome.

Monday, January 23, 2017

"Columbine Spring" Original Watercolor by Janice Trane Jones 22 x 24

"COLUMBINE SPRING" This is a large original watercolor that measures 22 x 24 unframed. It is painted on quality 180 lb tinted (light yellow) watercolor paper and high grade pigments. This would make a wonderful centerpiece painting once a 5 or 6" mat and additional frame are added.
The painting depicts an abstract field of colorful columbines swaying in the wind. The Hummingbirds are starting to arrive to try and gain food for the next leg of their journey north.
I ship large paintings such as this rolled and in a tube. I cannot put them in a mat or flatten them out because your shipping costs would be quite a bit. This saves you money but you will have to have your framer flattened it out upon arrival. View and purchase paintings at janicetranejones.com

*Note: this could easily be cropped to 18 x 24 to obtain frames more easily

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.

For availability, email Mindy at mlighthipe@mac.com

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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

 Commissions Welcome.

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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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