Monday, October 30, 2017

Nature Fine Art Painting, Insect "Atlas Moth" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



The Atlas Moth,  Attacus atlas is considered to be the largest moths in the world in terms of total wing surface area. Their wingspans are also amongst the largest, from 10-12 inches. Females are appreciably larger and heavier. The triangular marking on each wing is transparent.

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "LOBSTER CLAW HELICONIA WITH MOSAIC BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





The heliconia in this painting is referred to as a "Lobster Claw" because of it shape, size and color. The butterfly in the painting is commonly know as the Mosaic Butterfly. The latin name is Colubra dirce. I have encountered both of these species on my many trips to Central America. I really enjoyed putting them together as I like the brilliant color of the flower with the muted, earth tones of the highly patterned underside of the butterfly.



12"x9" Watercolor on Paper

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "ROCK ORCHIDS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





This orchid is part of the Dendrobium family. They can grow on trees or on the ground. They have a pseudobulb which stores water. As the flower grows on a new pseudobulb the plant keeps adding to the cluster and spills over rocks and crevices.

14"x18" Watercolor on Paper

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature, Insect "COMET MOTHTAILS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



The Comet Moth or Madagascan Moon Moth, Argema mittrei  is a very large moth that is native to Madagascar, which is the 4th largest Islandin the world. It is the biggest silkworm in the world. Although endangered in the wild due to habitat loss, the Comet Moth is being successfully bred in captivity. It can be seen at many free flying butterfly houses.



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Friday, October 20, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature, Insect "JULIA BUTTERFLY AND PASSIFLORA MANICATA" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


The Julia Butterfly or Julia Heliconian, is a species of brush-footed butterfly. It is native from Brazil to southern Texas and Florida, and in summer can sometimes be found as far north as eastern Nebraska. Its caterpillars feeds on leaves of passion vines, depicted here is the Passiflora manicata or Red Passion Flower Vine.


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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature, Insect "IO MOTH" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

                           
 






The Io Moth, Automeris io, is sexually dimorphic, males having bright yellow forewings, body, and legs, while females have reddish brown forewings, body, and legs. The males also have much bigger plumose (feathery) antennae than the females. Both have one big black to bluisheyespot with some white in the center, on each hindwing, a defense mechanism meant to frighten off potential predators. The caterpillars turn bright green and have many spines that cause a lot of pain if touched. The spines have a poison that is released with the slightest touch. The Io Moth is depicted here on the Eastern Redbud, Forest Pansy, Cercis canadensis.



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Monday, October 16, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting, "HUMMINGBIRD MOTH & SIBERIAN IRISES" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




The tiny little hummingbird moth hovers over flowers and zooms around the garden just like a real hummingbird only tinier! This fellow zoomed in and out of these Siberian Irises in my garden and I just had to paint it!



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Friday, October 13, 2017

Wildlife Art “Owl” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


Original-Water Color and Colored Pencil

7"x5"x1" Fine Art Reproduction on Canvas

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Illustrative Fine Art Painting, "Mushroom Family" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

                                     

8"x11" Mixed Media on Paper/Available

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Wildlife Art “Bobcat” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



Original-Water Color and Colored Pencil

7"x5"x1" Fine Art Reproduction on Canvas

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Would be beautiful exhibited with Owl and Coyote Shown Below.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Cat Fine Art Painting, Feline, Garden, "CAT IN THE HYDRANGEAS!" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





I love CATS! I have been a cat lover all my life. My dad brought home a kitten for my mom when she was pregnant with me and I have never lived without at least 3 or 4 or more! Having them in the garden is also a wonderful treat. This colorful, playful painting shares the joy of having a feline friend join you in the garden.


12"x18 Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting, "PURPLE DATURA" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



Purple is my favorite color. When I saw this beautiful double trumpet Datura I knew I would have to have it in my garden! Every year it grows and drops its seeds. Any burst of cold weather in Florida will kill the plant but the wonderful seed heads burst open and the plant rejuvenates itself. It is breath taking and easy to grow!



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