Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Nature Fine Art Painting, Original Watercolor Painting, Wildlife,”Vintage Stag Beetle” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

This Stag Beetle made a great subject for this experiment of aging the watercolor paper. The paper was hand torn/deckled and then the beetle was done on top. This is a male beetle. You can tell by the size of the large Mandibles. The male uses the large mandibles to "duel" with other males. The mandibles act as a sword and will fling their opponent off of a log and declare to be the winner!

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14"x11"Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Paper

$250

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Fish Painting, Underwater,Under the Sea, Starfish “School’s Out” by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin


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

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Small Seascape, "Celebrating Blue" by Carol Schiff, 6x8" Oil SOLD

I worked this small seascape with a knife, trying to mimic the action of the waves with my strokes.

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I usually work from images on my computer, but this time the image was in my head.  I tried to fill the canvas with shades of blues and greens, and also to suggest a little of the beach.


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I feel I captured the spirit of the waves rushing to shore, and I must say, it was a most enjoyable experience.  I plan to try this technique again.

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Roadside Floral, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 9x12" Oil on Canvas

When I go on my daily walk, up and down the country roads, I marvel at the gorgeous wildflowers and weeds (?) I find.  It was on these walks, that I discovered the lovely daylilies I planted in Florida, grow wild in the mountains.

So that is the inspiration for this painting, as I gathered these blooms from the ditches and easements along the country roads.

I plopped them in a favorite piece of pottery and started painting.


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This piece is 9x12x.75"

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Carol Schiff

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Contemporary Abstract Landscape Painting “Closed Door, Open Passage” by International Contemporary Artist Arrachme


Closed Door Open Passage is part of The Peaceful World Series.

After a lifetime of experience in art, meditation, and scientific enthusiasm, Arrachme says, 
“It is an intuitive process to combine a palette knife, brush strokes, and a mixture of mediums, to woo the senses but the interpretation and completion of the story in open for the viewer.”

Peaceful world take us on a personal journey. Paintings in this series found in, Southwest Magazine 2019, cover winner of International Competition of Artist Network, Best of Creative Arts #6 Hardbound Book 2019. Paintings from this series were also seen in House and Garden UK 2018 


36"x36"x1.5" Palette Knife Acrylic on Gallery Wrapped Canvas-Available

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Nature Fine Art Painting, Original Watercolor Painting, Wildlife,"CRESCENT MOON MOTH” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe


The Crescent Moon Moth is a stunning moth with a huge wingspan of up to 6 inches across. It has 4 panels , 1 on each wing that looks like a cellophane. This paper was hand torn/deckled and then I used coffee grounds to tint the paper before drawing/painting the moth.

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6"x8"Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Paper

$75

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A year Later: Mountains VS Beach

It has been a year since we moved to Asheville, and we are loving our new community.  I came across this post from last year, and thought you might enjoy it again.

We have just left the beaches of Florida and moved to the mountains of western North Carolina.   This is a preview of what our surroundings will look like in a few weeks...no blooms yet!

Everyone loves a touch of spring this time of the year....enjoy!

One afternoon I grabbed my camera and ran outside to capture the beautiful spring day and this is what I found.

I inherited a garden in front of our new home, and everything was coming alive at once...



Fiddleheads were popping up




Dogwood was blooming everywhere I
looked in both pink.....





and white blossoms.  Tulips, lilac and azalea were everywhere and the days were filled with the music of songbirds.




A drive to WaterRock Knob, off the Blue Ridge Parkway, showed less color at the higher elevation, but still beautiful to see.

For an Ohio girl, who has spent most of the last 50 years in Florida, it seemed all my memories of spring were spread out before my eyes.  Don't get me wrong, I truly love living in Florida, but when spring or fall calls, I head to the mountains.

Stay tuned, to see these images interpreted in oil.

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CAROL SCHIFF

Friday, April 26, 2019

Abstract Art, Contemporary Painting “Circle of Light" by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme



Circle of Light is a contemporary abstract of soft gentle colors representing contracts. This segment of the “Compass Series” lets the viewer finish the story. The original is sold.


24"x36"x1.5" Oil on Canvas-Sold

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Nature Fine Art Painting, Original Watercolor Painting, Illustration " VINTAGE AMARYLLIS BULB” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

The Amarylis bulb is one of my favorite bulbs to draw. It is really big and has papery, peeling layers that are fun to paint. It seemed like a perfect subject for this style of vintage painting.

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14"x11"Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Paper

$250

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Cat Painting, Animal Portrait, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x6 Original Oil

I always enjoy painting animals, so it is no surprise, that when I hosted a photo contest, on my  facebook page, I chose a kitten, as the winner.

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I could not resist painting this adorable kitten.  Below is the original image, sent in from Sandy, in Florida.


I asked readers, to inspire me, by sending in their favorite images.  The winner received a giclee print of the finished painting.

I had so much fun, that I am thinking of holding this contest monthly.  Check out my facebook page,
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Abstract Art, Expressionism Painting “Family Fairytales“ by International Contemporary Abstract Artist Arrachme



Family Fairytales begins the vague world of sibling and adult interaction allowing the viewer to finish the storytelling. The original is accomplished in many layers of paints and mediums to skillfully complete the gossamer translucence. Award winner of honorable mention in Circle-Arts Foundation 2019. This is a piece of artwork in the “Compass Series” which has been acknowledged,  collected, as well as published.


36"x48"x1.5" Mixed media on Canvas-Available

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Nature Fine Art Painting, Original Watercolor Painting, Wildlife,"COMET MOTH-VINTAGE” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

This Comet Moth is a male. How do I know this???? The tails are unusually long. The female has a much shorter tail and a heavier, fuller body. Also the antenna on the males are feathery. This is so they can pick up pheromones released by the females. This is a spectacular moth and is enormous as well as colorful.

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14"x11"Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Paper

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Sunset and Sea Painting, Small Seascape, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting,SOLD, "Sun Falls to the Sea" 11x14x1.5" Oil Painitng

What could be more beautiful than a sunset, except maybe a sunset over the sea.


 I knew right away I was going to have to paint this one.


 I used both a brush and a palette knife on this one.....had to get a little texture in there.



I feel like I want a Margarita every time I look at this one....right away I am on island time.

Hope you find a way to relax a little today, too.  Thanks for stopping by today.

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Coastal Landscape Painting,Palm Trees "Too Hot To Handle" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin





Too Hot To Handle is an oil painting done in the palette knife technique. You can almost feel the extreme heat of the day radiating from the sun to the ground and rising in a fog. Done with a very limited palette.



11"x14"x7/8"  Oil on Canvas

$150.00

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Filomena de Andrade Booth Fine Art Paintings


Rainy Day at the Lake
30" x 30" x 1.5"
Acrylic on canvas

This original, abstract impressionist seascape/landscape painting is stretched on a heavily textured 1.5" deep gallery wrap canvas.  Only the finest professional quality acrylic paints were used in the creation of this artwork.  The sides are painted in a shimmery gray/black Micaceous Iron Oxide, making framing unnecessary.  It is signed on the side, dated and signed on the back.  The painting is wired and ready to hang as soon as it arrives.  Finished with a clear, protective acrylic varnish for easy care.

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Abstract Environmental Art "Restoration" by International Contemporary Artist Arrachme



Restoration was awarded cataloged and exhibited in The 19th National Conspiracy Incheon Metropolitan Arts Exhibition. Also exhibited in Azitz Cultural Museum in South Korea

24"x36"x1.5"  Oil on Canvas-Available

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Floral Landscape, Floral Still Life Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, Echinacea 11x14" Oil

I found this charming scene in Brevard North Carolina.  I couldn't resist taking a photo to paint from.  As much as I would have liked to paint it plein aire, the opportunity was not there.

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I love the bits of bright colors in purples, blues and greens.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Wildlife, Nature Fine Art Painting, Original Watercolor Painting,”RED VINTAGE BEETLE” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe

This red ground beetle was a fun challenge as I experimented with working on creating a vintage look on the paper. It is hand torn/deckled on 300lb watercolor paper.

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8.5"x6"Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Paper

$75

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Hydrangea Still Life Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Flower Painting, 8x10" Original Oil Painting

Last winter, I spent three months on the east coast of Florida.  It involved many walks on the beach, and my painting was full of seagulls, and seascapes.

I also painted this hydrangea still life.  I hope you like it.

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Impressionism Seascape Painting "Moisture on the Wings" by International Seascape Artist Arrachme


This painting is part of my "Timeless Transparencies" Series

36"x48"Acrylics on Canvas/Available

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Wildlife, Nature Fine Art Painting, "NITE CROWNED HERON" The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe



5"x7"x1" Watercolor on Canvas-Available


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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Yesterday's News, Coastal Landscape, Florida Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting

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The waterways of Florida are littered with abandoned boats, that have been destroyed by the hurricanes of the last few years. Unscrupulous owners, remove the boat registrations, walk away with their insurance money, and leave it to the counties to remove the damaged boats. In most cases, the counties do not have funds, so the boats sit in the waters.




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Contemporary Seascape Painting "Beyond The Naked Eye" by International Seascape Artist Arrachme


This painting is part of my "Balancing Act" Series

48"x36"Acrylics on Canvas/Available

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Wildlife, Illustrative Art, Bird “White Ibis” The Art of Nature, Fine Art by Mindy Lighthipe





5"x7"x1" Ink on Gallery Wrapped Canvas

$42

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Original Watercolor, Seascape, Ocean Rocks Sunset Painting "Sunset on the Rocks" by Florida Impressionism Artist Annie St Martin



This view from my kitchen window was particularly stunning one evening. The Maine coastline is a glorious place anytime of day. I could hear the squawking seagulls following the boat as the fishermen returned home with their precious cargo. Lobster anyone?

11"x9" Watercolor on Paper/Available

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Poppy Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 12x16" Floral Oil Painting

My friend, Donna, was kind enough to share her gorgeous photo with me, and allowed me to paint the image.

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I did some minor rearranging on it.

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It was a fun project, and I hope you enjoy it.

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Original Contemporary Landscape Painting, “The Blue Moon“ by Contemporary International Artist Arrachme



"As seen in House & Garden UK"  June 2018 Edition



Peaceful World Series tells a Tale of Another World Existing in the same moment of time. Blue Moon is one in the series. Stay tuned. 

24"x24"x1.5" Mixed Media, Palette Knife on Gallery Wrapped Canvas/Available

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