Thursday, September 29, 2016

Original Puma Wildlife Painting "HIGH DESERT PUMA" by Colorado Western Landscape Painter Nancee Jean Busse



 FRESH OFF THE EASEL...

  16"x20"x7/8" Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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  Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work


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.

6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Tortoise Beetles and Solar Etchings.....Insects have always been peaked my curiosity....Read more HERE





Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Botanical Fine Art Painting, Nature,Butterfly "PURPLE IRIS & CLOUD SULFUR BUTTERFLY" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



The Beaded Purple Iris is a must for anyone who has a cottage type garden. I love the tall majestic stems that hurl the flowers high above others within the garden setting. Of course purple is my favorite color so my garden in New Jersey was full of these beauties. The Cloudless Sulfur butterfly is a common visitor in the garden and I loved how the little rays of sunshine flit in and amongst the purple blooms.




30"x24" Watercolor on Paper/Sold

Commissions Welcome.

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

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http://MindyLighthipeFineArt.com


Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Raven Bird Art Painting "Violet" by Colorado Artist Nancee Jean Busse

This is a portrait of one of my favorite ravens. We've had a pair hanging around the house for years. In the spring of 2013 our pair had a very successful reproductive season. They showed up in May with 5 fledglings!! One of the fledglings was bolder, more curious, and more raucous than the rest of the brood. All summer she visited me in my studio daily. I named her Violet. By the end of September, all of the fledglings were gone and we were back to our usual pair. I hope Violet is fine and doing well. 



  9"x12" Acrylic on Canvas

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  Visit http://NanceeJean.com to view more of my work

  Visit my Art Blog at http://njbussefineart.blogspot.com/

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica with Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond




Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


http://mindylighthipefineart.com
http://www.mindylighthipe.com

Friday, September 23, 2016

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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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

http://MindyLighthipe.com
http://MindyLighthipeFineArt.com


Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


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

FRESH OFF THE EASEL.....

 40"x30" Oil on Linen

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 View more of my work at http://www.griffingallery.org


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

http://MindyLighthipe.com
http://MindyLighthipeFineArt.com


Art and Photography Workshop to Costa Rica 

Join Artist Mindy Lighthipe and Photographer Nancy Richmond on an Artistic Adventure Tour to Costa Rica.


March 8 – 17, 2017 





Click HERE to VIEW VIDEO



Check out the video above to see some of the highlights from our 2016 Art & Photography workshop in Costa Rica last year.


Each year our itinerary changes a little bit. The 10 day tour is where the rainforest is our classroom. Learn field sketching, digital photography for all levels. 



Click HERE for details and Itinerary!!


Wildlife Painting, Fox, Colorful Contemporary Animal Fine Art "Ferdinand" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin


FRESH OFF THE EASEL.....

 40"x30" Oil on Linen

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 View more of my work at http://www.griffingallery.org


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


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Drawing Butterflies....Read Mindy's latest blog post HERE



Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.




View Mindy's available Books HERE



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






Colorful Contemporary Animal Art,Bovine Painting, Blue Cows "LUNCH BREAK" by Contemporary Animal Artist Patricia A. Griffin



FRESH OFF THE EASEL.....

 40"x20" Oil on Linen

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 View more of my work at http://www.griffingallery.org


 Click HERE to learn about Artists for Conservation.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Wildlife Art, Hawk Painting, Acrylic "Hawk" by Mary Arneson Art-Works of Whimsy







Beautifully and professionally framed and ready to hang on the wall.


    12"x10" Acrylic on Canvas/Framed

    $285.00

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    Fine Art Prints, Pillows and Accessories are available HERE







Friday, September 16, 2016

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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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


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http://MindyLighthipeFineArt.com

Drawing Butterflies....Read Mindy's latest blog post HERE



Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.




View Mindy's available Books HERE



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






Wednesday, September 14, 2016

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.



18"x14" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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View Mindy's available Fine Art Reproductions HERE


View Mindy's Class Schedule HERE

http://MindyLighthipe.com
http://MindyLighthipeFineArt.com

Drawing Butterflies....Read Mindy's latest blog post HERE



Click HERE to learn about Mindy's FREE video.




View Mindy's available Books HERE



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, September 13, 2016