Monday, April 23, 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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Friday, April 20, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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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Monday, April 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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Friday, April 13, 2018

Insect, Nature Art, “GOLIATH BEETLE” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




This piece is done on double frosted mylar with colored pencil. The backgrounds are created with decorative papers.

10"x8" Colored Pencil Paper/Available

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Caterpillar, Nature, Illustrative Art, Insects, Wildlife "LUNA MOTH CATERPILLAR" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



I really enjoy raising moths and butterflies from caterpillars. This Luna Moth Caterpillar was one I raised from an egg. The Luna Moth is part of the Saturniid or Giant Silk Moth family and is native to the USA. One of their host plants is Liquid amber or the SweetGum tree. As caterpillars they are voracious eaters. As adults they come out of their cocoons and do not have a mouth. Their sole purpose as an adult is to find a mate and reproduce. The adults only live 7-14 days.
This listing is for the original painting and is unframed.


8.5"x11" Mixed Media on Paper

$125

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Caterpillar, Nature, Illustrative Art, Insects, Wildlife "HICKORY HORNED DEVIL" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



This listing is for the original watercolor and gouache painting. The Hickory Horned Devil is the caterpillar for the Royal Walnut Moth. The crazy spikes that come out of the body ward off potential predators. They are one of the largest caterpillars I have ever raised. They can reach up 8 inches long!!! Yikes!

8"x11" Mixed Media on Paper

$125

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