Wednesday, December 12, 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

$175

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Pet Painting, Cat Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting




This cat lives at our local art supply store.  My art group, Pieces of Eight, meets there each week, and we spend the morning creating, visiting, challenging.....and then have lunch together.

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 Kitty loves to interact with us, jumping in the middle of our paintings, climbing into our art bags, doing her cat thing.  Usually mid morning, she climbs into her favorite sleeping place....an artist browser.  For those of you who don't know, it is a canvas sling, much like a hammock.  That is where I snapped a photo of her, which of course, woke her up.

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Can you tell, from her expression, that she seems less than happy with me?  I think I interrupted her nap in the sun.


Hope you have a wonderful day!

Carol Schiff

Fluid Contemporary Seascape Art Painting "Just Be Still" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme




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Monday, December 10, 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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Environmental Abstract Painting, Red Art "Crimson Gyre" by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme




Gyre is a circular or spiral motion or form, especially a circular ocean current that gathers together items and forms massive garbage islands. These islands of pollution are  already inhabited by plants and animals.  The artists asks you, “Will these islands of  pollutants  be the next homes for humans”? Crimson  Gyre is one in a series of Gyre environmental art pieces intended to draw attention to worthy and most political issue for man kind.
The intention of this artist is to team with a curator to do a public awareness exhibition on this most important issue of clean oceans for all.

24"x24" Mixed Media on Linen

$650

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White Rose Painting, 8x10x1.5" Flower Still Life, Flower Painting, Floral Painting, SOLD

Birthday Flowers!!

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Way back in December, my son and his wife sent me some beautiful flowers for my birthday.  The first thing I did was photograph them.  Then I forgot about the photos!

I finally found them last week, and decided to try my hand at one.  I am very intimidated  by flowers.  They seem so complex and I rarely meet that sweet spot between too little or too much detail.  I am not so sure about this one, but I do like the colors.

Try, try and try again!






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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Marsh Landscape with herons, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 9x12x.75" Oil SOLD

This little painting on linen, is a study for a 30x40" commission that I am working on.


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I painted several small studies, until the client was happy with the composition.


I think this has a slightly "romantic"feel about it, quite different than my usual pieces.  I kept the brushwork and the colors softer than my usual works.

When I first started painting, there were so many rules to learn.  I never knew what the finished piece would look like and usually started without a specific feel in mind.  After all these years, I am finally feeling a little control in my work, but, oh so much more to learn!

I know for me, this is the appeal of painting, always trying to challenge myself and escalate my skills.  Very frustrating and also very rewarding and ALWAYS interesting!

Have a great day!

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Friday, December 7, 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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Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting "Genetic Gyre" by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme





Gyre is a circular or spiral motion or form, especially a circular ocean current that gathers together items and forms massive garbage islands. These islands of pollution are  already inhabited by plants and animals.  The artists asks you, “Will these islands of  pollutants  be the next homes for humans”? Genetic Gyre is one in a series of Gyre environmental art pieces intended to draw attention to worthy and most political issue for man kind.


24"x24"x7/8" Mixed Media on Linen/Available

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Seascape Painting, 12x12x1.5" Oil

I am still in a seascape frame of mind.

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This is worked with a palette knife.  I enjoy lots of texture, so I left it on this piece.  Maybe it is more of a skyscape?   Maybe it is more abstract or impressionistic?  Whatever it is, it reflects my mood at the time, which I think, is the point of painting.

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Wednesday, December 5, 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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4.5"x4.5" Printmaking on Paper/Available

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Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting "Rose Extracts of Wild Ginger" by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme

 Acrylics on Canvas

 24"x36"x7/8"

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dog Portrait, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 16x20x1.5 Animal Painting, SOLD

Today, I am posting a commission painting.  I find that doing a commission is a whole different ball game.  Do you agree?
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 The client was asking for three paintings of his two dogs.  One of each, and one of both animals.

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This is the first painting.  I always second guessing myself when I work on a commission.  Does the client want this, or do that want that.  Is it too dull for them, or too bright, or too much detail, or not enough.  It is hard guessing what a perfect stranger would like!

Add to that the dreaded deadline!  In this case, I had only a short time to complete the artwork, due to my schedule.  What if I failed and produce a suitable painting in the allotted time?

While commissions are stressful for me, I always welcome them.....I just have to remeber the sense of accomplishment I have, when the project is accepted by the client.

I believe a little stretch is good for everyone, especially us artists


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Florida Coastal Landscape,Seascape Painting, Palm Trees,”Tropical Retreat” Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin


The serene setting of a lush tropical island is so inspiring. I am always amazed by the colors of the waters off the coast of Sanibel and Captiva in Southwest Florida. What treasures do you think the tides have washed ashore?

 18"x14"x7/8" Oil on Canvas/SOLD

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Monday, December 3, 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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Contemporary Abstract Expressionism Painting “Playful Inner Nature” by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme


FRESH OFF THE EASEL.....

Taking a playful spirit into everyday life.

Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

20"x16"Acrylics on Canvas/Available

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sunflower Oil Painting, Daily Painting Small Oil Painting, 9x12" Oil SOLD

Sunflowers are always a fun subject to paint.  Today, I am posting a few of my favorite sunflower paintings.

My most recent........
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Another palette knife piece, and one of my favorites.

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And another palette knife piece.



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Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I hope you have a very SUNNY day.



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Saturday, December 1, 2018

architecture painting, daily painter, house painting, impressionist house painting, landscape painting,

This little cottage is on my morning walking route in North Carolina.  I am also attracted to the patterns of light on this little house, snuggled up to the trees.

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 The atmosphere is isolated woodlands, but in fact, this is a law office on Main Street in the town of Waynesville, NC.




I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Carol Schiff

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Friday, November 30, 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.




6"x6" Watercolor on Paper/Available


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Contemporary Abstract Seascape Painting "Reckless Enthusiasm" by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme


Acrylics on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

48"x36"x1.5"Acrylics on Canvas/sold

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