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.


18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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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!


18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$1200

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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

$125

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Contemporary Illustration “Tides are Shifting" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Melanie Birk



  11"x14" Mixed Media on Paper

  Illustration on Paper

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Friday, October 6, 2017

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting, "BODACIOUS CATTELAYA" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




This gorgeous orchid is called a Cattlelaya. The painting makes a great splash in any room it graces!

This listing is for the original watercolor, unframed. It is signed by the artist. Shipping is

 free in the continental USA


30"x24 Watercolor on Paper/Available

$2000

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Botanical Fine Art Painting, "BIRDS OF PARADISE" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




The Bird of Paradise is one of the beloved flowers of the tropics. It is well known in the Floral Trade Industry for its unusual appearance and long lasting blooms.

This listing is for the original watercolor, unframed. It is signed by the artist. Shipping is free in the continental USA.




18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Botanical Illustration,Contemporary Drawing,Flower Art "Flowing Forest" by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Melanie Birk

                                   


  Mixed Media Drawing on Paper

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Thursday, September 14, 2017