Thursday, December 14, 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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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Dappled Glow..Watercolor..Texas Artist ..Rae Andrews


This is an unframed watercolor on Arches paper.

The image size is 9" x 12"

$200 plus S/H


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Thanks for visiting..

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

                                                         http://raeandrews.com

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Some slots left..Painting with Rae Andrews in France!




Hi everyone, I hope you will consider joining me on this fabulous trip to France in 2018. Please contact me for more info and particulars, I would LOVE to have you along. 

The cost of this trip including art tuition is $2600
Airfare is not included.
 Rae



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Pink Glow..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews


 


                   This is another small watercolor I have been playing with of late.. 
                  It has been so long since I painted, I was getting very depressed..
                                  We artists need our studio time don't we?



Thanks for sticking with me during this past absence, I tentatively can say I am BACK now! Yay!


This image is an 8" x 8" unframed watercolor on Arches paper.



                               Prints are also available through Fine Art America:

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/pink-glow-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












Wednesday, November 29, 2017

"Dragonflies in Cactus Feast" Original large Dragonfly watercolor by Janice Trane Jones

This is a large 17 x 22 original watercolor on 300 lb cold pressed paper. The scene depicts two beautiful dragonflies making their way around the endless supply of pollen on the cactus while avoiding any spines. A difficult task but oh so rewarding for a good lunch.

To contact me or purchase go to @janicetranejones.com or @etsy.com/shop/jtj1227. Commissions are welcome.

Saturday, November 25, 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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Thursday, November 23, 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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Tuesday, November 21, 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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Monday, November 20, 2017

" Peek a Boo!. . Who?" Original small owl watercolor painting by Janice Trane Jones

This is a small 4 x 6 original watercolor painting that will be put in a show at the Holland Gallery of Art/Scottsdale, Arizona in December. I welcome commissions especially for holiday gifts.

To view or purchase art go to @janicetranejones.com.

Original Abstract Landscape Watercolor Painting, New Mexico ”TAOS CHURCH - MIDNIGHT" by New Orleans Artist Lou Jordan



 11"x15" Watercolor on Paper/Available

 $400

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Fine Art Portrait,Watercolor Portrait Painting, Female Portrait “Brenna” by Raleigh North Carolina Artist, Carolyn Zbavitel


Watercolor Portrait Painting, Woman, Female Portrait

14"x11" Watercolor on Paper/Not for Sale

Private Collection

Commissions welcome.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

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


The Ruddy Daggerwing, Marpesia petreus, has hooked fore wing tips and hind wing tails that are often attacked by predators. If attacked the tips and tails fall off, protecting the vital parts. The caterpillars thrive on fig leaves such as the Strangler Fig, in the Ficus family. 




6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$175

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"BEE Dazzled Poppies II" Original bee poppy watercolor painting by Janice Trane Jones

This is an original watercolor on 300 lb cold pressed paper. The Bee and Poppy painting measures 8 x 8 unframed. It has a companion piece called BEE Dazzled I that is also 8 x 8.

To view or purchase paintings go to @janicetranejones.com. I am open to commissions also.

"BEE Dazzled Poppies I" Original Bee Poppy Watercolor painting by Janice Trane Jones

This is an original watercolor on 300 lb cold pressed paper. The Bee and Poppy painting measures 8 x 8 unframed. It has a companion piece called BEE Dazzled II that is also 8 x 8.

To view or purchase paintings go to @janicetranejones.com. I am open to commissions also.

Thursday, November 16, 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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Tuesday, November 14, 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