Thursday, September 20, 2018

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.


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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Botanical Fine Art Painting, ,Nature "DENDROBIUM AGGREGATUM" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



14"x11" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Orchid ,Nature “Mr. Purple” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



18"x14" Watercolor and Gouache on Paper/Available

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Monday, September 10, 2018

"Perfect Hummingbird Morning" Original Hummingbird/Hibiscus watercolor painting by Janice Trane Jones

"Perfect Hummingbird Morning".This is the newest abstract Hummingbird/Hibiscus watercolor painting in the series. The painting measures 11 x 15 unframed and is on 160 cold pressed tinted paper. The purchase includes shipping and a 16 x 20 white mat. For US buyers, I flatten out the painting and put it in the mat so that when it arrives it will be ready for a frame. For outside the US I have to ship in a tube and will not include the mat. To purchase or request custom paintings please go to janicetranejones.com.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Wildlife Art, Nature , Bird "BLUE-CROWNED MOTMOT" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




8"x11" Watercolor/Available

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

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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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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

$50

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

18"x14"watercolor on paper, price $1500,Botanical Fine Art Painting The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe,PIPEVINE




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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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Botanical Fine Art Painting, ,Nature "MAGNOLIAS IN THE WIND" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




This original watercolor painting is done on Fabriano 300 lb Soft Press Paper. I have always loved magnolias. They are very short lived. They are the first "burst" of color in the spring. It seems like they bloom quickly and the petals can be seen dancing through the air.


14"x18" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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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Saturday, August 25, 2018

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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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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, August 18, 2018

Illustrative Botanical Art,Watercolor, “Purple Iris Closeup” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


10"x10" Watercolor on Canvas/Available

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wildlife, Nature Art, Bird Painting “HONEY CREEPER” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




This is an original colored pencil drawing on Frosted Mylar. The surface of the mylar created beautiful saturated color. This is a male Honey Creeper I saw while leading an art tour in Costa Rica. The legs are bright red and the bird is amazing electric blue and black with a bright green tuft on the top of his head. Truly a dazzling bird! 


10"x8" Colored Pencil on Paper/Available

$50.00

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

"Sisters", Original Watercolor Painting by Colorado Artist, Donna L. Martin

"Sisters"
 
 
 
This was a commissioned watercolor piece I created.  These horses were sisters and the owner wanted a special piece to remember both of them.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

With a Lean to the Left..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



This watercolor was a fun study for me, of the trees where I walk every day with the puppies. 

I just wanted to portray a simple and yet dynamic watercolor ..I enjoyed painting this one very much. 
This image is on Arches 300# cold press paper and is unframed

Image size is 22" x 29.5" unframed
$450 plus S/H


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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Small Wonders..Watercolor...Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



                               






                        For this post, I decided on just a small watercolor for today.

                         This image is Arches paper and is presented unframed.

                                                              Image size is 8" x 8"

                                                                $100 plus S/H







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