Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Iris,Watercolor "PURPLE IRIS WITH SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY" by Mindy Lighthipe


For most of my adult life I have been an avid gardener. My beginning years were in New Jersey where I had an extensive collection of bearded irises. It was always a thrill to see these tall flowers blooming in the garden and even a bigger thrill when a Swallowtail Butterfly would hover it and gather nectar.

The Original is sold, now available as a Fine Art Reproduction HERE

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Wildlife Art Insect, Nature, Butterfly "PEACOCK BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


The Peacock Butterfly is common in Europe and is easily identified by the large eyespots on the hind wings. The eyespots are designed to startle or confuse would be predators into thinking it is a much larger animal. If the predator does take a bite, it is usually directed towards the eyespot. The delicate wings may tear or get damaged during the attack but it allows the butterfly to break free and flee for its life.

Moths and butterflies belong to the classification of Insects called Lepidoptera. Lepidoptera is a latin word which means "scaled wing". When magnified under a microscope the scales of the wing structure are easy to see. For this series of paintings I did the background by looking under a microscope and drew the individual wing pattern and structure in pencil while placing the colorful butterfly on the surface in watercolor. The original has been sold but is available in 3 sizes of fine art reproduction canvas prints. Please look through the rest of the gallery to see other images from the series. They make a great sets for your home decor.


6"x6" Mixed Media/sold

Fine Art Reproductions in Multiple Sizes Are Available HERE

Friday, February 9, 2018

Wildlife Art Insect, Nature, Butterfly "BLUE MORPHO BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


The Blue Morpho Butterfly is one of the biggest butterflies found in tropical rainforest in Central and South America. It has a very erratic flight pattern as it flies up into the air only to drop suddenly as it moves amongst the trees. This jagged flight patterns helps to protect it from would be predators as they often attack at the highest point just as the butterfly drops its wings and falls below the danger zone. Moths and butterflies belong to the classification of Insects called Lepidoptera. Lepidoptera is a latin word which means "scaled wing". When magnified under a microscope the scales of the wing structure are easy to see. For this series of paintings I did the background by looking under a microscope and drew the individual wing pattern and structure in pencil while placing the colorful butterfly on the surface in watercolor.


Fine Art Reproductions in Multiple Sizes Are Available HERE

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Wildlife Art, Bat, Nature “Flying Fox IV” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



This piece is from a series of Tropical Bats I did while visiting the Lubee Bat Conservancy in Gainesville, Florida. They are called Fruit Bats and also Flying Foxes.

14"x11" Watercolor on Paper/Available

 $250

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Wildlife Art, Bat, Nature “Flying Fox III” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



This piece is from a series of Tropical Bats I did while visiting the Lubee Bat Conservancy in Gainesville, Florida. They are called Fruit Bats and also Flying Foxes.

14"x11" Watercolor on Paper/Available

 $250

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View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

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Friday, February 2, 2018

Wildlife Art, Bat, Nature “Flying Fox II” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





This piece is from a series of Tropical Bats I did while visiting the Lubee Bat Conservancy in Gainesville, Florida. They are called Fruit Bats and also Flying Foxes.

14"x11" Watercolor on Paper/Available

 $250

Click HERE to purchase.

View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

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

Purchase Mindy's NEW BOOK on Amazon HERE