Art Tutorials for Botanical & Nature Lovers

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Here is a compilation of tips, tricks and techniques I use in creating my art. I hope you find them useful. For more information visit my website at: http://www.mindylighthipe.com/online-art-classes/

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Blue Morpho in Colored Pencil

Special Effects in Colored Pencil Classes start January 13, 2021 10 Weeks | Cost: $159 In this 10 week class students will explore using experimental techniques to create shiny, iridescent jewels found in nature. We will explore working with wax based colored pencils (Prismacolors) and watercolor pencils (Derwent Inktense) in combination with solvents and specialty papers. […]

Do you find watercolor difficult?

Do you find watercolor difficult? - The Art of Mindy Lighthipe

Does it seem impossible to get predictable results in watercolor? Does it seem fussy and unforgivable? If you are thinking watercolor is difficult, you are not alone. I found this to be true for many years. I took several watercolor classes and never got the hang of it. I was not achieving the results I […]

Experimenting with Colored Pencil

Experimenting with Colored Pencil

Here is a short video of my online class "Experimenting with Colored Pencil". All the subjects we cover are from the natural world. I include printable instr...

Are you letting your inner perfectionist ruin your art?

Are you letting your inner perfectionist ruin your art? - The Art of Mindy Lighthipe

Are you picking at every little thing in your art? Are you constantly doubting yourself and finding criticism at every stroke? Do you ask yourself these questions… How much time should I practice until I get good enough? When will I get good enough to use good art supplies? Why is everything I do never […]

Let’s Talk About Fairy Dust!

Let's Talk About Fairy Dust! - The Art of Mindy Lighthipe

Do you want to gain confidence in your drawing skills and be able to draw any natural subject? There are so many different ways you can gain confidence in your drawing skills. We have already talked about making a commitment and finding time for your creative endeavors…………. so now….. …….Let’s to talk about Fairy Dust! […]

Creating an Artistic Practice

Creating an Artistic Practice - The Art of Mindy Lighthipe

Does life get in the way of doing the things you really love to do? Jobs, family, and multiple responsibilities can create havoc in your creative journey. There never seems to be enough time to fit it all in. This can be terribly frustrating as days, weeks, months and even years can pass you by. […]

Do you struggle with drawing accurately? | The Art of Mindy Lighthipe

Do you struggle with drawing accurately? - The Art of Mindy Lighthipe

Do you struggle with drawing accurately? How do you make a drawing come to life? Are you able to draw from life and capture your subjects in proper perspective? Here are some great tips and pointers to getting you drawing with ease and confidence. Start with a subject YOU LOVE! There is nothing more exciting […]

Movable Pallet Altoid Tin Watercolor Set--by thehaggard on instructables. I love the idea of putting magnets on the bottom of the half pans.

Movable Pallet Altoid Tin Watercolor Set

Movable Pallet Altoid Tin Watercolor Set: There are many Altoids Tin Pocket Watercolor Paint sets out there in Instructibles Land... and for those, I think you all. But I wanted something a little more adaptable and conformed to some artists' standards. I am a big fan of 1/2-Pan watercolo…

Wonderful Watercolor online and in-person! | The Art of Mindy Lighthipe

Wonderful Watercolor online and in-person! - The Art of Mindy Lighthipe

I used to be terrified of watercolor. I found it fussy and difficult to work with. It seemed unforgiving. I felt like if I made a mistake ….. it was over. My first experience was with a teacher who taught me to do what seemed to be hundreds of layers working slowly from light to […]

I am getting ready to start a beginner Watercolor class March 20. I designed the class for people who are nervous about working in watercolor and find it "unforgiving". Here is a link to a preview of some of the content.  If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me via PM.

Drawing the Beauty of Nature in WATERCOLOR

I am getting ready to start a beginner Watercolor class March 20. I designed the class for people who are nervous about working in watercolor and find it "unforgiving". Here is a link to a preview of some of the content. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me via PM.

Wonderful Watercolor | The Art of Mindy Lighthipe

Drawing the Beauty of Nature in WATERCOLOR

Here is a preview of the things you will learn in my 12 week online Wonderful Watercolor class. I will take you by the hand and lead you through the journey ...

Drawing The Beauty of Plants Sampler

In this short video I give you a sneak peak into to some of the drawing skills you will learn in my online class Drawing the Beauty of Plants. For more infor...

The Beautiful Birds of Florida! | The Art of Mindy Lighthipe    This piece was done with combining watercolor & colored pencil. Online classes are available to learn this technique.

The Beautiful Birds of Florida! - The Art of Mindy Lighthipe

I have not considered myself a “birder” until perhaps very recently. I never realized it, but birds are everywhere. Whether I am in New York City or in my own backyard, birds land in close proximity at my every turn. My interest in birds started through my travels in Costa Rica. I am drawn to […]

The Beautiful Birds of Florida! | The Art of Mindy Lighthipe  Florida Scrub Jay is found only in Florida! Learn about this inquisitive bird and the technique I used to do this painting.

The Beautiful Birds of Florida! - The Art of Mindy Lighthipe

I have not considered myself a “birder” until perhaps very recently. I never realized it, but birds are everywhere. Whether I am in New York City or in my own backyard, birds land in close proximity at my every turn. My interest in birds started through my travels in Costa Rica. I am drawn to […]

The Beautiful Birds of Florida! | The Art of Mindy Lighthipe

The Beautiful Birds of Florida! - The Art of Mindy Lighthipe

I have not considered myself a “birder” until perhaps very recently. I never realized it, but birds are everywhere. Whether I am in New York City or in my own backyard, birds land in close proximity at my every turn. My interest in birds started through my travels in Costa Rica. I am drawn to […]

Click to preview a short video of some of the things you will learn about Drawing the Beauty of Plants

Learn to Draw the Beauty of Plants

Click to preview a short video of some of the things you will learn about Drawing the Beauty of Plants