Friday, July 20, 2018

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

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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

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Monday, July 16, 2018

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

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Still Life, Watercolor Fine Art Painting "2 EGGPLANTS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



Purple is by far my favorite color! I had fun doing these 2 eggplants as a part of my online watercolor class demonstrations. I used lots of strong color to get the bold dark almost black purple and hardly any color on the variegated one. It was challenging and I enjoy pushing myself in different directions, learning just how far I can push the paint. This listing is for the original and ships free in the continental USA. All other inquires please contact the artist for shipping costs.

12"x9" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "OLEANDER MOTHS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


Oleander Moths – Empyreuma affinis & Syntomeida epilais, Daphnis nerii, The Spotted Oleander, Polka-Dot Wasp Moth, Oleander Hawk Moth are a common site year round in Florida yards, cities and highways because the host plant is Oleander. Oleander is a perennial shrub used in landscaping which is extremely poisonous to humans and most other animals. This makes them unpalatable to birds

18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available


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Monday, July 9, 2018

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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Friday, July 6, 2018

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

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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

$175

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Monday, July 2, 2018

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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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Fine Art Oil Painting, Mouse, “Sweet Mouse” by Illinois Artist Marilyn Weisberg FRESH OFF THE EASEL.....

The little mouse that roared! An adorable small painting, perfect for a child’s room. 

10'x8" Oil on Canvas Panel/Available

$85

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The little mouse that roared! An adorable small painting, perfect for a child’s room. 

10'x8" Oil on Canvas Panel/Available

$85

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Friday, June 29, 2018

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


6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$175

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Wildlife Fine Art, Nature, Bird,Water, “OSPREY CALL” by The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

 I have taken up birding in Florida....Read more HERE


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4.5"x4.5" Printmaking on  Paper/Available

$145
 
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Friday, June 22, 2018

Wildlife Fine Art, Nature, Bird,Water, “Blue Heron” by The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

Great Blue Herons are fairly common here in Florida....Read more HERE


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4.5"x6.5" Printmaking on  Paper/Available

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wildlife Fine Art, Nature, Owl "Barred Owl" by The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

The Barred Owl is a medium sized owl that tends to stay in a small territory as long as there is enough food source nearby. They mostly feed on small rodents and lizards. They patiently wait on a tree limb and almost silently swoop down on their prey...Read more HERE

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Nature Fine Art Painting, Insect "QUESTION MARK BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available


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Friday, June 15, 2018

Nature Fine Art Painting, Insect "Atlas Moth" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




The Atlas Moth,  Attacus atlas is considered to be the largest moths in the world in terms of total wing surface area. Their wingspans are also amongst the largest, from 10-12 inches. Females are appreciably larger and heavier. The triangular marking on each wing is transparent.




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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "LOBSTER CLAW HELICONIA WITH MOSAIC BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



The heliconia in this painting is referred to as a "Lobster Claw" because of it shape, size and color. The butterfly in the painting is commonly know as the Mosaic Butterfly. The latin name is Colubra dirce. I have encountered both of these species on my many trips to Central America. I really enjoyed putting them together as I like the brilliant color of the flower with the muted, earth tones of the highly patterned underside of the butterfly.

12"x9" Watercolor on Paper

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "ROCK ORCHIDS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe






This orchid is part of the Dendrobium family. They can grow on trees or on the ground. They have a pseudobulb which stores water. As the flower grows on a new pseudobulb the plant keeps adding to the cluster and spills over rocks and crevices.

14"x18" Watercolor on Paper

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature, Insect "COMET MOTHTAILS" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




The Comet Moth or Madagascan Moon Moth, Argema mittrei  is a very large moth that is native to Madagascar, which is the 4th largest Islandin the world. It is the biggest silkworm in the world. Although endangered in the wild due to habitat loss, the Comet Moth is being successfully bred in captivity. It can be seen at many free flying butterfly houses.



6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available


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