Beauty Beyond the Net by Lucy Arnold

Beauty Beyond the Net

21×25 watercolor The Madagascar Sunset Moths, one of my very favorite insects, is featured in this watercolor painting. It’s the one toward the right. Looks like there’s a sunset in …

Charaxes jasius butterfly AKA Two-tailed Pasha

Charaxes Butterfly

13×19 watercolor 19×25 framed The intricately patterned Charaxes butterfly, also known as the Two-tailed Pasha, is a stunning harmony of warm yellow to red hues plus black and cool greys. …

Spanish Moon Moth, Graellsia isabellae

Spanish Moon Moth

13×19 watercolor 19×25 framed The Spanish Moon Moth, Graellsia isabellae, has an ethereal beauty. Her graceful pale green wings are patterned with black and maroon. Eyespots adorn both top and bottom wings. My watercolor is …

Common Pink Forester Butterfly watercolor

Common Pink Forester Butterfly

13×19 watercolor 19×25 framed I couldn’t resist painting this gorgeous creature. The Common Pink Forester, Euphaedra xypete, is an African butterfly of the Nymphalidae family. This watercolor shows the underside of the wings, …

Silver Elements watercolor

Silver Elements

7×22 watercolor; 16×31 framed  31×16 framed This watercolor is a monochromatic still life study. I placed several natural objects on plain white paper on my desk, and then painted them. I …

Colorful birds in Festive Flock

Festive Flock

30×22 watercolor; 40×30 framed I chose forty-two of the most colorful birds in the world for this painting. Of course, there are a great many more than that, so I had to …

Beautiful Beetles by Lucy Arnold

Beautiful Beetles

24×24 watercolor; 32x32 framed As I researched tropical insects for the “Amazon Insects” painting, I became fascinated by the incredible colors and patterns of beetles.  I decided to devote an ...
Amazon Insects by Lucy Arnold

Amazon Insects

24×24 watercolor; 32×32 framed In 2006, I journeyed into the heart of the Amazon jungle with my father and sister, both scientists.  My own background is biology as well as …

Caterpillars, Moths, Butterflies

Butterflies, Moths, Caterpillars

24×24 watercolor; 32×32 framed Butterflies (and moths) are a recurring theme in my artwork.  I don’t fight it.  I had never before, however, painted caterpillars.  I liked the idea of …

Moths & More Moths

Moths & More Moths

24×24 watercolor; 32×32 framed Moths are usually assumed to be the dull, drab cousins of butterflies, the well-known beauties of the natural world. Nothing could be farther from the truth! There are …

Butterfly Wings of the World butterfly art by Lucy Arnold

Butterfly Wings of the World

Wings Series 30x22 pastel; 38x30 framed Yes – l love to paint butterflies, and moths, too. Their beauty and variety are endless. Butterfly Wings of the World is the latest of ...
cone shells

Toxic Tango III: Cone Shells

24×24 watercolor; 32×32 framed Toxic Tango Series You would hardly expect these lovely shells would house venomous creatures, but they all do! Cone shells themselves are harmless once they are …

Toxic Tango I: Sea Slugs

24×24 watercolor; 32×32 framed These are all real sea slug species, unbelievable as they appear. It is the first painting of the “Toxic Tango” series. My intention is to depict …

peacock spiders watercolor

Toxic Tango II: Peacock Spiders

24×24 watercolor; 32×32 framed Toxic Tango Series All spiders are venemous to some degree, so any would qualify for the Toxic Tango Series. But colorful peacock spiders are also amazing! …

Basilisk, Orchids, Poison Dart Frogs and more

Basilisk, Orchids, Frogs

22×30 watercolor; 30×34 framed This painting was inspired by a very regal looking plumed (or green) Basilisk lizard I saw at the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. His profile was quite …

Friends of the Eel River by Lucy Arnold

Friends of the Eel River

30×22 watercolor; 37×29 framed This painting was created to support the environmental organization, Friends of the Eel River. It was reproduced on T-shirts, prints and cards, then published in The Eelriver Reporter, …

Leafy Sea Dragon, Phycodurus eques, by Lucy Arnold

Leafy Sea Dragon

28×22 watercolor; 34.5 x 38.5 framed The Leafy Sea Dragon, Phycodurus eques, is a relative of the Seahorse, as you might suspect. This marvelous sea creature is found off Australia’s south and …

tropical fish of Kona

Kona Crowd

22×30 watercolor; 30.5×38 framed Skin diving is my favorite travel sport. It makes me feel like I’m flying over a very beautiful, alien world. (I don’t use an air tank, just …

Feathers - Bits of Flight by Lucy Arnold

Bits of Flight

30×22 watercolor This painting was inspired by feathers and butterfly wings that I found while hiking on Marin trails. I already had a peacock and blue macaw feather, so all the …

Worlds Within

22×30 mixed watermedia The technique used to paint this piece is the same as for my other mixed media abstracts, but there was a different intent. It was actually meant to …