Saturday, June 24, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting "RED PEONIES, ANTS AND A RED ADMIRAL" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




I love Peonies! Years ago I planted about a dozen or so of them in the fall in my garden. When spring came the following year I couldn't wait for the flowers to bloom. To my dismay I saw all the beautiful flower buds covered in ants. Drat! I thought they were going to eat the flowers and I would end up with just stems. I did some research to find out what kind of insecticide I should spray on the plants only to find that the flowers would not bloom without the ants! Really? Yes, really! The flower buds are covered in a sticky sugar which attracts the ants to the flower. The ants collect and "clean" off the sticky substance allowing the flower to bloom in all its' glory.  How cool is that! This is how this painting was born. The Ants go Marching!!!!

24"x20" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$2000  Click HERE to purchase.

View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE





Drawing the Beauty of Nature

Welcome to Drawing the Beauty of Nature with Mindy Lighthipe. The online art classes are designed for artists interested in learning the tradition of accurate drawing and painting found in botanical and natural science art. Each class is carefully developed by Mindy and are progressive to build skills and techniques gradually in the comfort of your own home. The classes average 8 to 12 consecutive weeks, ranging in price from $129 to $179.




The Wonderful World of Watercolor-

In this 12 week class, learn to de-mystify watercolor. This course is designed for anyone who wants to feel at ease with color mixing, making mistakes and learning to fix them, experimenting with different approaches and applications of watercolor. Each week a series of lessons are presented with videos and handouts, templates and assignments to get you painting with control and clarity. The next class is starting: June 14, 2017

Click HERE for details or to REGISTER.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Wildlife Painting, Bird Nature, "African Eagle" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




This is an Eagle from Africa known as the Bateleur Eagle. The bright orange red face and orange beak are a sight to behold against the dark black feathers. The word "Bateleur" means "Street performer" in French. This amazing eagle has a 250 mile hunting radius and can cover its territory in a day. 

7"x5" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$79 Click HERE to purchase.

View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE





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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Wildlife Painting, Bird Nature, "Aracari" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



The Aracari is a member of the Toucan Family. It is a smaller bird and is found in Central and South America. They love to eat palm nuts! I had the wonderful experience of watching this bird "pop" these palm nuts into its mouth as if it were popcorn!

14"x11" Colored Pencil on Paper/Available

$250.00 Click HERE to purchase.

Fine Art Reproductions in Multiple Sizes Are Available HERE



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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Garden Gaiety..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



A loose and spontaneous watercolor, this one was great fun to paint.

I did not pre-draw anything. I just found shapes onto which to build my flowers after a loose throw of paint.

I am always telling my students to leave the whites of the paper showing through, and to be aware of the shapes they make as well, no two white shapes should be the same size and importance.

If the design is a good one, the painting should be successfully turned in most directions and still look okay.

Try it, this way of painting is very freeing..

                                           This image is 15" x 22" unframed.

                                                           $350 plus S/H

                                                       Thanks for visiting..

                               Prints are also available through Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/garden-gaiety-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true




Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wildlife Painting, Bird Nature, "Green Ibis" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



14"x11" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$250.00 Click HERE to purchase.

Fine Art Reproductions in Multiple Sizes Are Available HERE




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Thursday, June 15, 2017

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

http://MindyLighthipeFineArt.com

http://MindyLighthipe.com


Drawing the Beauty of Nature

Welcome to Drawing the Beauty of Nature with Mindy Lighthipe. The online art classes are designed for artists interested in learning the tradition of accurate drawing and painting found in botanical and natural science art. Each class is carefully developed by Mindy and are progressive to build skills and techniques gradually in the comfort of your own home. The classes average 8 to 12 consecutive weeks, ranging in price from $129 to $179.




The Wonderful World of Watercolor-

In this 12 week class, learn to de-mystify watercolor. This course is designed for anyone who wants to feel at ease with color mixing, making mistakes and learning to fix them, experimenting with different approaches and applications of watercolor. Each week a series of lessons are presented with videos and handouts, templates and assignments to get you painting with control and clarity. The next class is starting: June 14, 2017

Click HERE for details or to REGISTER.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

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

Drawing the Beauty of Nature

Welcome to Drawing the Beauty of Nature with Mindy Lighthipe. The online art classes are designed for artists interested in learning the tradition of accurate drawing and painting found in botanical and natural science art. Each class is carefully developed by Mindy and are progressive to build skills and techniques gradually in the comfort of your own home. The classes average 8 to 12 consecutive weeks, ranging in price from $129 to $179.




The Wonderful World of Watercolor-

In this 12 week class, learn to de-mystify watercolor. This course is designed for anyone who wants to feel at ease with color mixing, making mistakes and learning to fix them, experimenting with different approaches and applications of watercolor. Each week a series of lessons are presented with videos and handouts, templates and assignments to get you painting with control and clarity. The next class is starting: June 14, 2017

Click HERE for details or to REGISTER.

"Oh so Sweet" Original Baby Portraits by Janice Trane Jones

 It's that time again for baby portraits. I love it when parents contact me to paint their newborn. These little guys are brothers and there is actually a third. Each has dimples, cowlick in the same place and a big smile. No wonder Mom and Dad are so proud.
I asked rather than payment that I just get one of the boys but they would not agree.
To purchase or view go to www.janicetranejones.com or etsy.com/shop/janicetranejones

Saturday, June 10, 2017

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


Drawing the Beauty of Nature

Welcome to Drawing the Beauty of Nature with Mindy Lighthipe. The online art classes are designed for artists interested in learning the tradition of accurate drawing and painting found in botanical and natural science art. Each class is carefully developed by Mindy and are progressive to build skills and techniques gradually in the comfort of your own home. The classes average 8 to 12 consecutive weeks, ranging in price from $129 to $179.




The Wonderful World of Watercolor-

In this 12 week class, learn to de-mystify watercolor. This course is designed for anyone who wants to feel at ease with color mixing, making mistakes and learning to fix them, experimenting with different approaches and applications of watercolor. Each week a series of lessons are presented with videos and handouts, templates and assignments to get you painting with control and clarity. The next class is starting: June 14, 2017

Click HERE for details or to REGISTER.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

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




This 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 for purchase info.

View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE

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



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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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




This 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 for purchase info.

View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE

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



Study with Mindy Lighthipe in Costa Rica in 2018!!










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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Amazing Grace..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews



This is a large watercolor on Arches cold press paper.

It captures the feeling I had while walking in a wonderful area in France a few weeks ago, a hidden lagoon with reflections ..I scrambled through the dense forest to get to this place and boy oh boy, what a reward!landscape, reflections, trees, forest, water, bold colors, texas artist rae andrews, fine art prints, fine art workshops

Just captivating and this scene stayed has with me wanting to be painted for weeks. I took many photos of this area but as usual photos cannot completely give the same awesome feeling one gets when they are actually there looking at the scene.

For this reason I did this mostly from memory. I used my photos to 'bounce' but in the end, the scene is really out of my memory/feeling reserve.

I also embellished my colors a lot as France is so GREEN, and it's overwhelming to me in a painting. Hence my use of some warm accents, which truthfully were not there at all.

Hope you like this one, it was a fun image to paint and I know I will be painting more from this area in the future.

                                                                    18" x 24" (unframed)
                                                                          $450 plus S/H

                               This image is also available in prints from Fine Art America:
                             https://fineartamerica.com/featured/amazing-grace-rae-andrews.html

 
Thanks for visiting..
 
Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com
 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

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




This 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 for purchase info.

View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE

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




Drawing the Beauty of Nature

Welcome to Drawing the Beauty of Nature with Mindy Lighthipe. The online art classes are designed for artists interested in learning the tradition of accurate drawing and painting found in botanical and natural science art. Each class is carefully developed by Mindy and are progressive to build skills and techniques gradually in the comfort of your own home. The classes average 8 to 12 consecutive weeks, ranging in price from $129 to $179.




The Wonderful World of Watercolor-

In this 12 week class, learn to de-mystify watercolor. This course is designed for anyone who wants to feel at ease with color mixing, making mistakes and learning to fix them, experimenting with different approaches and applications of watercolor. Each week a series of lessons are presented with videos and handouts, templates and assignments to get you painting with control and clarity. The next class is starting: June 14, 2017

Click HERE for details or to REGISTER.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

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




This 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 for purchase info.

View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE

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




Drawing the Beauty of Nature

Welcome to Drawing the Beauty of Nature with Mindy Lighthipe. The online art classes are designed for artists interested in learning the tradition of accurate drawing and painting found in botanical and natural science art. Each class is carefully developed by Mindy and are progressive to build skills and techniques gradually in the comfort of your own home. The classes average 8 to 12 consecutive weeks, ranging in price from $129 to $179.




The Wonderful World of Watercolor-

In this 12 week class, learn to de-mystify watercolor. This course is designed for anyone who wants to feel at ease with color mixing, making mistakes and learning to fix them, experimenting with different approaches and applications of watercolor. Each week a series of lessons are presented with videos and handouts, templates and assignments to get you painting with control and clarity. The next class is starting: June 14, 2017

Click HERE for details or to REGISTER.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wildlife Art Insect, Nature "MADAGASCAN SUNSET MOTH" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe






The Madagascan Sunset Moth looks like a butterfly because of its beautiful iridescent colors but it is classified in the scientific world as a moth. 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
Online Courses with Mindy
Drawing the Beauty of Nature

Welcome to Drawing the Beauty of Nature with Mindy Lighthipe. The online art classes are designed for artists interested in learning the tradition of accurate drawing and painting found in botanical and natural science art. Each class is carefully developed by Mindy and are progressive to build skills and techniques gradually in the comfort of your own home. The classes average 8 to 12 consecutive weeks, ranging in price from $129 to $179.




The Wonderful World of Watercolor-

In this 12 week class, learn to de-mystify watercolor. This course is designed for anyone who wants to feel at ease with color mixing, making mistakes and learning to fix them, experimenting with different approaches and applications of watercolor. Each week a series of lessons are presented with videos and handouts, templates and assignments to get you painting with control and clarity. The next class is starting: June 14, 2017

Click HERE for details or to REGISTER.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

A Glimpse Beyond The Brambles, France..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

 
I just finished this one today. After painting so many small journal entries, I guess I needed to 'break loose' and do a large watercolor.

This scene was a constant view on my morning walks in France. Such a pretty and scenic area to paint.

This watercolor is on Arches Cold Pressed paper.
18" x 24" unframed
$450 plus S/H


Prints are also available through Fine Art America:
https://fineartamerica.com/featured/a-glimpse-beyond-the-brambles-france-rae-andrews.html?newartwork=true




                                                        Thanks for visiting..

Rae works and teaches in all mediums.. please contact her through her website at:

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Wildlife Art, Bird, Nature "Pelican" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





The Brown Pelican is found throughout the eastern and southern coast of the USA. During  mating season the eye color of the male turns a beautiful blue to attract the females. The original painting was 60" tall by 40" wide and was a commission for a private collector.

Fine Art Reproductions  in Multiple Sizes Are Available HERE










Drawing the Beauty of Nature-An Online Course With Mindy Lighthipe


Drawing the Beauty of Nature

Welcome to Drawing the Beauty of Nature with Mindy Lighthipe. The online art classes are designed for artists interested in learning the tradition of accurate drawing and painting found in botanical and natural science art. Each class is carefully developed by Mindy and are progressive to build skills and techniques gradually in the comfort of your own home. The classes average 8 to 12 consecutive weeks, ranging in price from $129 to $179.




The Wonderful World of Watercolor-

In this 12 week class, learn to de-mystify watercolor. This course is designed for anyone who wants to feel at ease with color mixing, making mistakes and learning to fix them, experimenting with different approaches and applications of watercolor. Each week a series of lessons are presented with videos and handouts, templates and assignments to get you painting with control and clarity. The next class is starting: June 14, 2017

Click HERE for details or to REGISTER.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Wildlife Art,Reptile, Nature "Senor Iguana" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




This iguana painting is not a painting of just any iguana, but my rescued iguana, named Father Mulcahy! Father M came to live with me after he got too big for his aquarium. He was over 4 feet long and loved to be part of the family. I had a house full of rescue cats and he fit right in. He loved to chase the cats throughout the house and bask in the sun on top of the cat condo. He was a sweet and intelligent animal that responded to human touch and loved to watch television.... his favorite show was M*A*S*H! When he passed away I was heartbroken and painted his portrait to show how gentle and beautiful he was. The painting was included in Splash 15 by North Light Books. The original painting is available as well as canvas prints

11"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$550.00

Click HERE to purchase.

Fine Art Reproductions in Multiple Sizes Are  also Available HERE





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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Printmaking on Paper, Original Art "LETTUCE 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 lettuce 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.


8"x6"  Printmaking on Paper/Available

$125

Click HERE to purchase.

View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE




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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Contemporary Colorful Animal Art "FUNKY BUG!" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



This Funky Bug is soooooo much fun! It is from my whimsical animal collection.

6"x6""  Watercolor on Paper

This painting is sold, however, Fine Art Reproductions in two sizes are Available HERE

View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE




                             Online Classes with Mindy!
Drawing the Beauty of Nature

Welcome to Drawing the Beauty of Nature with Mindy Lighthipe. The online art classes are designed for artists interested in learning the tradition of accurate drawing and painting found in botanical and natural science art. Each class is carefully developed by Mindy and are progressive to build skills and techniques gradually in the comfort of your own home. The classes average 8 to 12 consecutive weeks, ranging in price from $129 to $179.




The Wonderful World of Watercolor-

In this 12 week class, learn to de-mystify watercolor. This course is designed for anyone who wants to feel at ease with color mixing, making mistakes and learning to fix them, experimenting with different approaches and applications of watercolor. Each week a series of lessons are presented with videos and handouts, templates and assignments to get you painting with control and clarity. The next class is starting: June 14, 2017

Click HERE for details or to REGISTER.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Contemporary Colorful Animal Art "Parrot 3" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



These parrot paintings were done as a commission for a private client in colored pencil. Since they were sold I have had the wonderful opportunity to have them reproduced as Fine Art Reproductions on canvas. I am offering them in 2 sizes; 6 x 6 and 10 x 10. They make great gifts! You can buy 1, 2 , 3 or all 4. The prices include free shipping in the continental USA. In order to receive them by December 25, 2016 orders must be made by December 9, 2016. 


6"x6""  Colored Pencil

This painting is sold, however, Fine Art Reproductions in two sizes are Available HERE

View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

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


Online Classes with Mindy!
Drawing the Beauty of Nature

Welcome to Drawing the Beauty of Nature with Mindy Lighthipe. The online art classes are designed for artists interested in learning the tradition of accurate drawing and painting found in botanical and natural science art. Each class is carefully developed by Mindy and are progressive to build skills and techniques gradually in the comfort of your own home. The classes average 8 to 12 consecutive weeks, ranging in price from $129 to $179.




The Wonderful World of Watercolor-

In this 12 week class, learn to de-mystify watercolor. This course is designed for anyone who wants to feel at ease with color mixing, making mistakes and learning to fix them, experimenting with different approaches and applications of watercolor. Each week a series of lessons are presented with videos and handouts, templates and assignments to get you painting with control and clarity. The next class is starting: June 14, 2017

Click HERE for details or to REGISTER.