Saturday, February 17, 2018

Illustration, Cartoon Animals, Fine Art Print, “Pink Elephant” by Illinois Artist Marilyn Weisberg



A funny and whimsical, crossed-eyed, pink elephant cartoon/illustration with a darker pink tail, green eyelids and paws--great for decorating a child's room, giving to a friend as a greeting card or print.

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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

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Illustration, Cartoon Animals, Bear,Bird, Fine Art Print, “Bear and Bird in the Bathroom” by Illinois Artist Marilyn Weisberg



Comical cartoon/illustration of a brown teddy bear with glasses reading the newspaper while sitting on the toilet next to a funny yellow and green bird blow drying her pink hair in front of the mirror and sink, which has a bar of soap and toothbrushes.

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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

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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

Saturday, February 10, 2018

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

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Illustration, Cartoon Animals, Giraffe, Fine Art Print, Kids Room Art “Animals Under the Rainbow” by Illinois Artist Marilyn Weisberg



A whimsical pen & ink drawing of crazy, funny animals including a green and yellow duck, a yellow bear, and orange and tan zebra, a flying pink bird, and another crazy green animal, under a blue/turquoise arch. Perfect for a kids room. Fun, happy, lively.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Illustration, Cartoon, Figurative Art Print “The Hornblower” by Illinois Artist Marilyn Weisberg



A sweet, whimsical pen and ink drawing/cartoon/illustration of a musician playing his horn with aqua/teal horn, aqua/teal flowing dress, and red/orange curly hair.


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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Illustration, Cartoon, Figurative Art Print “A Note of Thanks” by Illinois Artist Marilyn Weisberg



 A whimsical band of musicians and the words, "A Note of Thanks."

 This cartoon/illustration is available as a greeting and a print, a T-shirt, a cup, etc.HERE

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Wildlife Art, Bird, Nature,Illustrative Art "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.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Illustration, Cartoon, Animal Art Print,Lion “Go Wild” by Illinois Artist Marilyn Weisberg




This whimsical pen and ink cartoon of a friendly lion encourages you to Go Wild! Add a caption: "it's your Day" or It's Your Birthday" or "Let loose, it's your day!"


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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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

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Fine Art Reproductions in Multiple Sizes Are  also Available HERE


Monday, January 15, 2018

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

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Friday, January 12, 2018

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

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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

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