Sunday, August 28, 2016

Colorful Contemporary Wildlife Art,Buffalo Painting "h20 Buffalo" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin

 Buffalo Painting, Wildlife Art

 20"x16" Oil on Linen -Available

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 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

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Wildlife Art, Bird, Nature "AFRICAN CRANE" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



This painting is of an African Crane I met at a zoo in Costa Rica! The bird and I engaged in a dance while I was photographing him. He strutted around the enclosure and made great overtures of showing me just how magnificent he was. 


7"x5" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Fine Art Reproductions in Multiple Sizes Are  also Available HERE
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Study With Mindy.....New Online Watercolor Class starting September 21!




I am happy to announce my new online Wonderful World of Watercolor Class will start this fall on September 21, 2016. I want to thank all my fellow artists for the overwhelming success of  my Foundation Drawing and Drawing Plants classes. For the past year I have had requests from all corners of the world asking me to do more online classes. I spent May, June and July designing, painting, shooting and editing this new 12 week class in response to YOUR REQUESTS! It takes me a long time to do this because….. I do it all! …….. Drawing the Beauty of Nature!

Click HERE for Online Class INFO

Study With Mindy in Beautiful Costa Rica
March 8th-17th 2017
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Original Swan Painting "Perfect Landing" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

I loved painting this apparently clumsy landing of a swan. The title, Perfect Landing, is tongue in cheek.

 Original Swan Painting, Wildlife Bird Art

 Acrylic on Board, 24×30/Available-Prints in multiple sizes are also available.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Koi, Fish Oil Painting "Fish Frenzy" by Georgia Artist Pat Warren



 30"x40x1.5" Oil on Canvas/Available

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Botanical Fine Art Painting, Butterfly,Nature "POLYDAMAS BUTTERFLY & ARISTOLOCHIA GIGANTEA" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





Art by Mindy Lighthipe,Swallowtail butterflies are in the United States as well as in Central America. The Polydamus Butterfly is in the Swallowtail family and is found in Florida as well as in Central America. It feeds on the very peculiar plant family of pipevines. The plant depicted here has a flower the size of a baseball glove, thus the latin name- gigantea. The flowers act as a trap for unsuspecting small insects which fly into the "mouth" of the flower, travel down the throat of the flower and then are trapped at the bottom of the chamber. Here they are dissolved into the plants membrane. Once the flower is dead, a huge seed pod is formed which splits open spraying the seeds to the ground. Once the seeds germinate more shoots will climb in a profusion of  intermingling vines. The female Polydamus lays her eggs on this plant and the caterpillars  eat the leaves as well as the flowers. The caterpillar pupates and uses a thin filament or support to attach itself to a stem. The chrysalis looks like a twig or a rock climber attaching himself to the side of a cliff! 

24"x20" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$2000  Click HERE to purchase.

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Study With Mindy.....New Online Watercolor Class starting September 21!




I am happy to announce my new online Wonderful World of Watercolor Class will start this fall on September 21, 2016. I want to thank all my fellow artists for the overwhelming success of  my Foundation Drawing and Drawing Plants classes. For the past year I have had requests from all corners of the world asking me to do more online classes. I spent May, June and July designing, painting, shooting and editing this new 12 week class in response to YOUR REQUESTS! It takes me a long time to do this because….. I do it all! …….. Drawing the Beauty of Nature!

Click HERE for Online Class INFO

Study With Mindy in Beautiful Costa Rica
March 8th-17th 2017
Read More HERE






Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Original Wildlife, Bird, Landscape Painting "Cormorants, Drying Their Wings on the Madison River" by Western Landscape Painter Nancee Jean Busse

Cormorants are fascinating; almost prehistoric in their appearance. I discovered this pair while driving with my husband along the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park.

  Original Painting of Cormorants

  30"x30" Acrylic on Cradleboard/Available

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Contemporary Wildlife Animal Fine Art Painting, Bison"Grant" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin


 20"x16"x1.5" " Oil on Linen -Available

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 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Butterfly,Nature "PASSIONVINE & ZEBRA SWALLOWTAIL" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe




Heliconius charitonius is common to Central and South America but also resides in southern Florida. It begins mating right after it emerges from its chrysalis. The female lays five to fifteen eggs on the leaves of passion flower vines. The caterpillar (depicted twice the size) has a white body with long black spines and a yellow/green head. It can go from egg to butterfly in a little over three weeks and continues this life cycle year round.The Passion flower depicted here is Passiflora incarnata, a species common to the southern USA. The Passion flower is named for the Passion of Christ on the cross. In the 15th century, Spanish Christian missionaries discovered it and adopted its unique structures as symbols of the Crucifixion. The 72 radial filaments (depicted 10 times actual size) represent the Crown of Thorns; the ten petals, the ten apostles; the top three stigmata, the three nails; and the lower five anthers, the five wounds.

18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$1500  Click HERE to purchase.

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Study With Mindy.....New Online Watercolor Class starting September 21!




I am happy to announce my new online Wonderful World of Watercolor Class will start this fall on September 21, 2016. I want to thank all my fellow artists for the overwhelming success of  my Foundation Drawing and Drawing Plants classes. For the past year I have had requests from all corners of the world asking me to do more online classes. I spent May, June and July designing, painting, shooting and editing this new 12 week class in response to YOUR REQUESTS! It takes me a long time to do this because….. I do it all! …….. Drawing the Beauty of Nature!

Click HERE for Online Class INFO

Study With Mindy in Beautiful Costa Rica
March 8th-17th 2017
Read More HERE






Sunday, August 21, 2016

Original Colorado Landscape Painting With Eagle "Uncompahgre Gold" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

When my painting studio faced south toward the Gunnison River I was able to watch waterfowl fly the canyon every day. Geese, ducks, herons, eagles, and sandhill cranes flew over that waterway and I enjoyed watching them every day. The eagles were always impressive!

  Acrylic on Canvas 12"x30"/Available

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  Prints in multiple sizes are also available HERE

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Contemporary Wildlife Animal Fine Art Painting, "Walden" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin


 40"x20x1.5" " Oil on Linen -Available

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 10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Butterfly,Nature "PIPEVINE SWALLOWTAIL" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





The Pipeline Swallowtail got it's name from being dependent upon the native plant called the Dutchman's Pipevine. This painting was done after I visited a beautiful native preserve in New Hope Pennsylvania called Bowman Hill's Wildflower Preserve. I had been familiar with the pipevine plants of the tropics but didn't realize there was a native one in the Northeast. I was fascinated by this little tiny flower as all the tropical varieties were 4 to 5 times larger. The Pipevine Swallowtail lays its eggs on the leaves and the young caterpillars group together to look like one large scary caterpillar until they are big enough to wander off on their own. The caterpillars create a chrysalis similar to their tropical cousins by leaning off of a branch and securing themselves by a thin filament. The adults appear mostly black on the topside but when the sun hits them just right they shimmer iridescent blues. On the underside they have bright orange/red spots which make them look a bit scary as they flash color as they hover over flowers while feeding.

18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$1500  Click HERE to purchase.

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Study With Mindy.....New Online Watercolor Class starting September 21!




I am happy to announce my new online Wonderful World of Watercolor Class will start this fall on September 21, 2016. I want to thank all my fellow artists for the overwhelming success of  my Foundation Drawing and Drawing Plants classes. For the past year I have had requests from all corners of the world asking me to do more online classes. I spent May, June and July designing, painting, shooting and editing this new 12 week class in response to YOUR REQUESTS! It takes me a long time to do this because….. I do it all! …….. Drawing the Beauty of Nature!

Click HERE for Online Class INFO

Study With Mindy in Beautiful Costa Rica
March 8th-17th 2017
Read More HERE






Thursday, August 18, 2016

Contemporary, Whimsical Wildlife, Bison Art Painting "How The Bison Got His Hump" by Nancee Jean Busse, Painter of the American West

Western Wildlife,Contemporary Bison painting

I’m currently completing a series of 6 paintings based on Native American legends. This painting is based on the legend: How the Bison Got His Hump. Here’s my retelling: In the beginning days, the bison didn’t have a hump. He was fast and sleek and ran across the prairie having so much fun that he cared for nothing else. He didn’t notice (or didn’t care about) any small creature that got in his way. He trampled the birds and their fragile nests, he trampled the field mice, and the squirrels, and the foxes, and the rabbits. He crushed the flowers and the tender leaves that fed the prairie creatures. All of the creatures begged him to stay away, but Bison didn’t listen to them. He was having too much fun! The birds and other small animals cried so loud that Great Mother heard them. She ran ahead of Bison and said, “You should be ashamed of yourself!” She hit him on the back with a stick, and Bison hunched up his shoulders and lowered his big head, to ward off another blow. But Great Mother didn’t hit him again. She said, “From now on you will always have a hump on your back and you will always carry your head low because of your shame.” So this is why Bison has a hump, and why sometimes you see a happy bird or two on the back of a bison. 

 36"x24" Acrylic on Yupo//Available

 Prints Are Also Available HERE

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Butterfly Art Painting Watercolor "Butterfly" by Georgia Artist Pat Warren


 10"x8" Watercolor on Paper/Sold

 Commissions Welcome.

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Original Wildlife , Pronghorn Oil Painting "High Plains Speedster" By Colorado Artist Susan Fowler

                                          


 12x9 Oil on Panel

 Original Wildlife , Pronghorn Oil Painting

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wildlife Painting, Bird Nature, "Cassowary" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





The cassowary is a flightless bird related to the ostrich and emu. It lives in the tropical forests of New Guinea. This enormous bird is able to run at great speeds and disappear into its woodland home. If cornered it has powerful legs which can cause a fatal blow to would be predators. You don't want to mess with this guy!

7"x5" Watercolor on Paper/Available

$79 Click HERE to purchase.

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Study With Mindy.....New Online Watercolor Class starting September 21!




I am happy to announce my new online Wonderful World of Watercolor Class will start this fall on September 21, 2016. I want to thank all my fellow artists for the overwhelming success of  my Foundation Drawing and Drawing Plants classes. For the past year I have had requests from all corners of the world asking me to do more online classes. I spent May, June and July designing, painting, shooting and editing this new 12 week class in response to YOUR REQUESTS! It takes me a long time to do this because….. I do it all! …….. Drawing the Beauty of Nature!

Click HERE for Online Class INFO

Study With Mindy in Beautiful Costa Rica
March 8th-17th 2017
Read More HERE






Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Native American Art,Whimsical Wildlife Coyote Painting "Coyote Spills The Stars" by Painter of the American West Nancee Jean Busse





36"x24" Acrylic on Yupo/Available HERE

 I’m currently completing a series of 6 paintings based on Native American legends. This painting is based on the legend: Coyote Spills the Stars. Here’s my retelling: 

 In the days of the earth’s beginning, when all creatures came up from the underworld, the Great Mother planned a sacred gathering. In preparation, she filled a jar with a countless number of stars. She selected a human being to carry the jar and place the stars neatly and carefully into the sky.

 Coyote was fascinated with the jar and couldn’t keep away. The Great Mother, knowing how full of mischief he was, admonished, “Stay away from that jar!”

 Coyote being Coyote, he waited until everyone was distracted with the festivities and crept closer and closer. He lifted the lid, just a bit, to take a little peek. When he looked inside, he was so astonished at the twirling, spinning, magical orbs of light that he accidentally knocked the jar over. 

 At first nothing happened and all of the stars stayed inside the jar. Coyote was so relieved! As he hurried to get the lid back onto the jar, it began to pulse, and then hum, and then glow! He was still hurrying, hurrying, when a few stars escaped from the jar and floated gently heavenward. Then the stars began to tumble out, faster and faster, until they were flying out of the jar by the millions, all shooting into the sky!

 All of the creatures at the gathering were astonished. The Great Mother was astonished. They watched as the stars shot crazily into the sky in a disordered, chaotic dance! 

 And this is the reason the stars shimmer and glow with no order or pattern; some here, some there. And why Coyote still lifts his face toward the sky each night and howls with laughter.



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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Contemporary Wildlife Animal Fine Art Painting, "Jackhammer" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin


 FRESH OFF THE EASEL....

 40"x10"x1.5" Oil on Linen/Available

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10% of the profits from each painting are donated to Conservation.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Wildlife, Bird Art Painting "Nectar for a Rufus " by Mary Arneson Art-Works of Whimsy




  


Hummingbirds have always been a favorite of mine.
Painted on all sides, this piece doesn't have to be framed unless you want.  It's ready to hang on a wall or display on a tabletop easel. 


    7.5"x8.0x.75" Acrylic on Wood

    $85.00

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