Friday, December 29, 2017

Contemporary Colorful Animal Art "Pink Giraffe" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



This Little Pink Giraffe is soooooo much fun! It is from my whimsical animal collection.

6"x6""  Watercolor on Paper

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Contemporary Colorful Animal Art "Frog Prince" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



This Frog Prince is soooooo much fun! It is from my whimsical animal collection.

6"x6""  Watercolor on Paper

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Printmaking on Paper, Original Art "TORTOISE BEETLE 1" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


This Tortoise Beetle is the second in the set of Artists' Proofs I have done as I experiment with Solar Etchings. Solar printing  allows me to do my drawings on paper, create a negative scan of the drawing and then burn the images onto a plate that is exposed to light. The result is similar to traditional intaglio printing but I don't have to work in reverse or worry about making a mistake on the copper plate. Once the plate is exposed to light, the image is burned into the plate. I then ink the plate, wipe it clean and the ink that remains is left in the "burned" recessed areas of the plate. The plate is hand pulled through a traditional press and the remaining ink creates the image.

4.5"x4.5"  Printmaking on Paper/Available

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Printmaking on Paper, Original Art "STAG BEETLE" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




This Stag Beetle is one of an Artists' Proofs I have done as I experiment with Solar Etchings. Solar printing  allows me to do my drawings on paper, create a negative scan of the drawing and then burn the images onto a plate that is exposed to light. The result is similar to traditional intaglio printing but I don't have to work in reverse or worry about making a mistake on the copper plate. Once the plate is exposed to light, the image is burned into the plate. I then ink the plate, wipe it clean and the ink that remains is left in the "burned" recessed areas of the plate. The plate is hand pulled through a traditional press and the remaining ink creates the image.

6"x4.5"  Printmaking on Paper/Available

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Printmaking on Paper, Original Art "IGUANA INTAGLIO" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

This print is an Artist's Proof of an Intaglio Plate. I drew the image of the iguana and butterfly onto the copper plate with a sharp stylus and then placed it in a vat of acid to further etch the image deeper into the plate. It was hand inked and pulled through a traditional press, also by hand. 

5"x7"  Printmaking on Paper/Available

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Still Life, Watercolor Fine Art Painting "2 EGGPLANTS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



Purple is by far my favorite color! I had fun doing these 2 eggplants as a part of my online watercolor class demonstrations. I used lots of strong color to get the bold dark almost black purple and hardly any color on the variegated one. It was challenging and I enjoy pushing myself in different directions, learning just how far I can push the paint. This listing is for the original and ships free in the continental USA. All other inquires please contact the artist for shipping costs.

12"x9" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "OLEANDER MOTHS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


Oleander Moths – Empyreuma affinis & Syntomeida epilais, Daphnis nerii, The Spotted Oleander, Polka-Dot Wasp Moth, Oleander Hawk Moth are a common site year round in Florida yards, cities and highways because the host plant is Oleander. Oleander is a perennial shrub used in landscaping which is extremely poisonous to humans and most other animals. This makes them unpalatable to birds

18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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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Monday, December 11, 2017

Wildlife, Illustrative Art, Bird “White Ibis” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



Brand New

5"x7"x1" Ink on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

$42

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Friday, December 1, 2017

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature, "ATALA BUTTERFLY AND COONTIE" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




The Atala Butterfly, Eumaeus atala, once thought to be extinct, is native to Florida. The host plant is the Florida coontie (Zamia floridana), which is a cycad, or "living fossil," The Atala can tolerate the natural toxins in coonties and uses the accumulated toxins and its brilliant coloration as a defense against bird predators. The female lays her eggs, five to fifteen, usually, on coontie stalks The butterfly emerges in the early morning, courts and mates in the late afternoon, and dies within ten days.

24"x20" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017



Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly “SEED POD” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



6"x6" Colored Pencil on Paper/Available

$50.00 

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Nature Fine Art Painting, Insect "ZEBRA SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



The Zebra Swallowtail, Eurytides marcellus has triangular wings with long tails. It has distinctive black and white markings on its wings and some small red and blue markings on both bottom corners of the wings. There are two seasonal forms. Spring forms have more white and have small black tails with white tips. Summer forms have more black and have longer tails with more white in them. This butterfly uses the PawPaw trees as its host plant.




6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Nature Fine Art Painting, Insect "LACEWING BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




The Red Lacewing Butterfly,  Cethosia biblis is one of the most ornate in the butterfly world. The intricate patterns on the wings have influenced the patterns of Malay Batik. The species name 'biblis' means writing and refers to the chevrons on the wing margins.


6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$175

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Nature Fine Art Painting, Insect "MALACHITE BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


The Malachite Butterfly, Siproeta stelenes, is a tropical butterfly and is most common in South and Central America, Texas and Florida within the United States. This butterfly gets its name from the mineral "malachite" because the green coloration on their wings resembles the green color of the mineral malachite. 



6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$175

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Wildlife Fine Art, Nature, Bird,Water, “OSPREY CALL” by The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

 I have taken up birding in Florida....Read more HERE


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4.5"x4.5" Printmaking on  Paper/Available

$145
 
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wildlife Fine Art, Nature, Bird,Water, “Blue Heron” by The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

Great Blue Herons are fairly common here in Florida....Read more HERE


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4.5"x6.5" Printmaking on  Paper/Available

$145
 
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Monday, November 6, 2017

Wildlife Fine Art, Nature, Owl "Barred Owl" by The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

The Barred Owl is a medium sized owl that tends to stay in a small territory as long as there is enough food source nearby. They mostly feed on small rodents and lizards. They patiently wait on a tree limb and almost silently swoop down on their prey...Read more HERE

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4.5"x4.5" Printmaking on Paper/Available

$145
 
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Friday, November 3, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Nature Fine Art Painting, Insect "QUESTION MARK BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




The Question Mark Butterfly, Polygonia interrogationis, gets its name from the underside of the hindwings which have a pearly-white question mark. Caterpillar host plants include American and red elms; hackberry; hops; and nettles. Upon maturity, adult question mark butterflies will feed on rotting fruit, tree sap, carrion, and animal waste. Some adults will stay in the northern United States to hibernate, while others will migrate south.

6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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