Friday, September 30, 2016

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




The Question Mark Butterfly, Polygonia interrogationis, gets its name from the underside of the hindwings which have a pearly-white question mark. Caterpillar host plants include American and red elms; hackberry; hops; and nettles. Upon maturity, adult question mark butterflies will feed on rotting fruit, tree sap, carrion, and animal waste. Some adults will stay in the northern United States to hibernate, while others will migrate south.

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 





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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. 



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Original Florida Coastal Landscape Painting "Serenity on Sanibel" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin


This is an oil painting. Approaching the Sanibel Lighthouse from this direction on the pathway, I relished in the colorful, late afternoon skies. What a glorious site and an interesting vantage point of the lighthouse with the dappled sunlight peeking through the trees and onto the shell path. 

16"x12"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/Available

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Small Still Life, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Lemon Still Life, "A Classic Set-Up" by Carol Schiff, 8x10 Original

Yes indeed, this is a classic set-up!  This small still life painting was completed during an Elio Camacho workshop last fall.

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 I found the workshop to be both helpful and exciting.  Elio's gave us some information that I had not heard before, especially about the direction of strokes and color.



I don't take a lot of workshops and always get very stressed in them, trying to follow my instructor's information.  This workshop was no different.  I ended up with paintings that looked unlike Elio's and unlike mine.  However, Elio is a very talented artist and instructor and I immediately signed up for a second workshop with him this spring.  Hopefully I will be a bit more relaxed next time.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tropical Fish Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Coral Reef Series, 9x12x.75" Oil

Celebrating that island feel, mon!  There may be pumpkins and falling leaves outside

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my door, but I still dream about the tropics!



I have a very difficult time photographing blue and green colors.  This painting is a perfect example.  The background is a lovely blend of aquas, blues and greens, but I lose that in the image.  Does anyone have a solution?

Thanks for viewing my art today!

Carol Schiff
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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!!


Small Seascape with Sunrise Painting, Textured Palette Knife Art, 6x8" Oil Seascape

Today I am posting one of my favorite subjects, the beach!

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In my opinion, one of the best reasons to live in Florida, is to be able to grab a cup of coffee, and head for the beach to see the sunrise.

The beach is usually empty....maybe I will see a lone fisherman.  For the most part, only the birds are there to keep you company.  It is so serene and calming.  The perfect way to start your day.  I cannot think of a better way to spend an early morning hour.

I hope you have a wonderful day today!

Carol Schiff
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 Original Florida Coastal Landscape, Seascape Painting "Afternoon Delight" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin

Canoeing on a hazy, lazy day, you come across a deserted beach. The water is crystal clear and is both warm and refreshing, It is shades of blues, greens and lavenders. They match the dreamy sky. Time for a little siesta or a cuddle? 

 16"x20"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

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Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting "In The Swim" by Contemporary Seascape Artist Arrachme



Dive into an underwater paradise full of life. Doesn’t the pristine blue ocean waters captivate you when you dive in? Snorkel or dive in the deep blue warm waters of the Caribbean. Cruising in St Maarten, Nevis, Cayman or Belize. Possibilities are endless, where the experience is breath taking.


20"x20" Acrylic on Linen/Available

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Abstract Mixed Media, "All In A Row" 4x12" Original SOLD

I find myself being drawn more and more to the abstract and mixed media area of art.  In May I attended a wonderful workshop given by Carol Nelson.  She fueled my desire with her creative techniques and materials.  Since then, I have been trying to develop my own techniques.



I included some of Carol's techniques and some of my own.  I like this piece in both a horizontal format or in a vertical format.  The sides are painted and do not require framing.



It can hang on the wall or sit on a shelf.  It has just a touch of gold leaf to capture the light.
I have to admit.......I really enjoyed creating this.




Original Seascape Painting "Worth Wading 4" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin



11"x14"x7/8 Acrylic on Canvas/Available

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Storm's Coming, 30x40 Oil on Canvas, Seascape


This painting will be on display in October-November with the Pieces of Eight art exhibit at the Fountains of Melbourne, Florida.

I love painting weather. The skies here are just amazing, no matter what the weather, and if you live in Florida and run out of things to paint, just look up!

Carmen

Monday, September 26, 2016

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Storm on the Horizon
30"x30"x1.5"
Acrylic on canvas

 

Storm on the Horizon is an abstracted landscape acrylic painting on canvas.  The gallery wrap canvas measures 30" x 30" and is stretched on 1.5" heavy duty wood bars.  The sides are painted in a shimmery gray/black Micaceous Iron Oxide, giving the painting a finished appearance.  It is wired and ready to hang...framing is not needed.  The painting has been sealed in a clear acrylic varnish to protect it from UV rays and dust.   It is signed on the side, dated and signed on the back.

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Stormy Landscape Painting | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Coastal Collision II by Carol Schiff | 11x14x1.5 Oil

This stormy landscape painting is a scene I see most every afternoon in the summer, here in Florida.  The warm breezes blow across the state from the west and collide with the cool ocean breezes from the east.  Instant Storm!


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I painted this in oil and using a palette knife to capture the feel of impending doom.  You know that feeling.....the black clouds suddenly roll in...the temperature drops 10 or 15 degrees in what seems like seconds and the wind kicks in.  Time to run for cover!


I painted on 11x14x1.5" canvas and painted the sides black making framing an option.

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Thanks for reading my blog today......stay dry out there!



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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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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

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

 
Blue Vase
Acrylic on Yupo 
Image - 13" x 10"
Matted 16" x20"
Frame not included

Blue Vase is an abstracted acrylic floral painting on Yupo, a synthetic painting substrate.  Fluid acrylic paints dance on the surface as they dry in unpredictably interesting swirls.

The painting is matted in a crisp white 16"x20" mat with a form core backing.  It will fit in any standard 16" x 20" frame.  Frame is not included.

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Mixed Media Painting, Abstract Art, "Gold Rush" by Carol Schiff, 10x10x.75" SOLD

I was feeling the need to get abstract again and wanted to experiment with some gold leaf I had in my bag of tricks.

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I have to say I had lots of fun with this piece.  I wanted to keep the colors fairly neutral....black, white, gray, rust.  I had a piece of watercolor paper that had already been treated with a rusting technique, so the plan was to let some of that background show through.  I also wanted to incorporate that gold leaf.  I worked with a palette knife to get plenty of texture.  All in all, I had a great time!  Kind of like making mud patties when you were six....that same feeling. :)





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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Original Contemporary Modern Art Abstract Paintings by Filomena de Andrade Booth

Sunset
Acrylic on Yupo
Image - 13" x 10"
Matted - 16" x 20"
Frame not included

Sunset is an abstracted acrylic painting on Yupo, a synthetic painting substrate.  Fluid acrylic paints dance on the surface as they dry in unpredictably interesting swirls.

This painting is matted in a crisp white 16"x20" mat with a form core backing.  It will fit in any standard 16" x 20" frame. 
Frame is not included.

A signed Certificate of Authenticity is included
Free priority shipping within the US

Prints and other items are now available!

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Small Seascape | Daily Painting | Small Oil Painting | Anatomy of a Wave by Carol Schiff | 6x8" Oil Original

This small seascape is a study of a cresting wave. Ask any surfer, it's all about the waves.  Waves appear to be all the same, but they are all unique.  I am finding that out, more and more as I paint one of my loves ......seascapes.


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Hope you enjoyed this little trip to the beach.

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