Monday, October 17, 2016

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "MILKWEED MONARCH" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

The milkweed plant genus (asclepias) is the life source for monarch butterflies. The monarch lays one egg per leaf and can lay up to 500 eggs. The milkweed will host the monarch through all its life stages. It belongs to a group of butterflies, called Danadiae, which are called “milkweed butterflies.” The milkweed plant contains a sticky, milk-like fluid that has a bitter taste. This helps the monarch protect itself from predators. 

18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Tortoise Beetles and Solar Etchings.....Insects have always been peaked my curiosity....Read more HERE

Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.

March 8 – 17, 2017 


Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.

Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 

Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!

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