Monday, May 22, 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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Friday, May 19, 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.

Wednesday, May 17, 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.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Colorful Contemporary Abstract Flower Art Illustration Painting "Strawberry Cottage" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Melanie Birk


  10"x15" Mixed Media Drawing on paper

  Available for purchase or License.

  Click HERE for info.

  Visit http://melaniebirkart.com to view more of my colorful paintings.

  Visit bluethistlearts.com to view my line of CLOTHING and ACCESSORIES.



You're Invited!!




Santa Fe Artists Market at the Railyard

                                                   Event Dates: 4/22/2017 - 10/28/2017

                                                      Location: Santa Fe Railyard 

                                      Address: Paseo de Peralta and Guadalupe Street 

                               This event takes pace on Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

                                


Monday, May 15, 2017

Contemporary Colorful Animal Art "Parrot 1" 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


Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.



                                        Click HERE to view Mindy's available books.














Saturday, May 13, 2017

Colorful Contemporary Abstract Flower Art Illustration Painting "Planet Earth" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Melanie Birk


 14"x11" Illustration on Paper-Available

 Click HERE for purchase info.

 Visit http://melaniebirkart.com to view more of my colorful paintings.

 Visit bluethistlearts.com to view my line of CLOTHING and ACCESSORIES.



You're Invited!!




Santa Fe Artists Market at the Railyard

                                                   Event Dates: 4/22/2017 - 10/28/2017

                                                      Location: Santa Fe Railyard 

                                      Address: Paseo de Peralta and Guadalupe Street 

                               This event takes pace on Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

                                


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Contemporary Art Drawing "Jack and Jill" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist and Designer Melanie Birk


  15"x10"

  Available for purchase or License.

  Click HERE for info.

  Visit http://melaniebirkart.com to view more of my colorful paintings.

  Visit bluethistlearts.com to view my line of CLOTHING and ACCESSORIES.



You're Invited!!




Santa Fe Artists Market at the Railyard

                                                   Event Dates: 4/22/2017 - 10/28/2017

                                                      Location: Santa Fe Railyard 

                                      Address: Paseo de Peralta and Guadalupe Street 

                               This event takes pace on Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

                                


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Contemporary Colorful Animal Art "Frida the Flamingo" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




Frida the Flamingo is soooooo much fun! It is from my whimsical animal collection. These are Fine Art Reproductions on canvas that work well on their own or in groups. Collect them all or they make great gifts for people of all ages! They come in 2 sizes; 6 x 6 and 10 x 10. If you are looking for them as gifts for December 25, 2016 please make sure you order by December 9, 2016. Free shipping in the continental USA.

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



Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.



                                        Click HERE to view Mindy's available books.














Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Colorful Contemporary Abstract Flower Art Illustration Painting "Blue Thistle Trees" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Melanie Birk



 12"x9" Oil on Paper/Available

 Click HERE for purchase info.

 Visit http://melaniebirk.com to view more of my colorful paintings.

 Visit bluethistlearts.com to view my line of CLOTHING and ACCESSORIES.


You're Invited!!




Santa Fe Artists Market at the Railyard

                                                   Event Dates: 4/22/2017 - 10/28/2017

                                                      Location: Santa Fe Railyard 

                                      Address: Paseo de Peralta and Guadalupe Street 

                               This event takes pace on Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

                                


Monday, May 8, 2017

Contemporary Colorful Animal Art "Funky Bird" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



This Funky Bird 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


Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.



                                        Click HERE to view Mindy's available books.














Saturday, May 6, 2017

Mixed Media Collage Art Painting "Terra Cotta Collage" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Melanie Birk



 12"x12"Mixed Media on Canvas/Available

 $250.00

 Click HERE for purchase info.

 Visit http://melaniebirkart.com to view more of my colorful paintings.

 Visit bluethistlearts.com to view my line of CLOTHING and ACCESSORIES.



You're Invited!!




Santa Fe Artists Market at the Railyard

                                                   Event Dates: 4/22/2017 - 10/28/2017

                                                      Location: Santa Fe Railyard 

                                      Address: Paseo de Peralta and Guadalupe Street 

                               This event takes pace on Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

                                


Friday, May 5, 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

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

View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE




Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.



                                        Click HERE to view Mindy's available books.














Thursday, May 4, 2017

Botanical Illustration,Contemporary Drawing,Flower Art "Garden Urn" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Melanie Birk

                                    
  
  Mixed Media Drawing on Paper

  Click HERE for purchase info.

  Visit http://melaniebirkart.com to view more of my colorful paintings.

  Visit bluethistlearts.com to view my line of CLOTHING and ACCESSORIES.



You're Invited!!



Santa Fe Artists Market at the Railyard

                                                   Event Dates: 4/22/2017 - 10/28/2017

                                                      Location: Santa Fe Railyard 

                                      Address: Paseo de Peralta and Guadalupe Street 

                               This event takes pace on Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

                                


Wednesday, May 3, 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

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

View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.



                                        Click HERE to view Mindy's available books.














Monday, May 1, 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

Click HERE for pricing.

View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.



                                        Click HERE to view Mindy's available books.














Friday, April 28, 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

Click HERE for pricing.

View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE



Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.



                                        Click HERE to view Mindy's available books.














Thursday, April 27, 2017

Colorful Contemporary Abstract Flower Art Painting "Lilies and Leaves" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Melanie Birk


 Mixed media on paper,

 24"x18" /Available

 $150.00

 Click HERE for purchase info.

 Visit http://melaniebirkart.com to view more of my colorful paintings.

 Visit bluethistlearts.com to view my line of CLOTHING and ACCESSORIES.







You're Invited!!



Santa Fe Artists Market at the Railyard

                                                   Event Dates: 4/22/2017 - 10/28/2017

                                                      Location: Santa Fe Railyard 

                                      Address: Paseo de Peralta and Guadalupe Street 

                               This event takes pace on Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

                                


Wednesday, April 26, 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

Click HERE for pricing.

View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.



                                        Click HERE to view Mindy's available books.