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 …

Wings of the World 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 ...
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 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 …

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 …

Connections

15×22 mixed watermedia My abstract pieces may appear to be either microcosm or cosmic macrocosm, but each has an internal rather than an objective source.  The subject matter is energy, dimensions and multiple …

Autumn Flames

19×25 pastel Autumn Flames was inspired by the beautiful autumn leaves I saw all around me on the East Coast years ago. I hoped to capture some of that wonderful seasonal …

butterflies of California

Wings of California

22×30 pastel Wings Series All the butterfly wings in this piece are from butterflies of California.  Most of these species are rather small and inconspicuous.  It takes a closer look to …

Butterflies of North America butterflly art by Lucy Arnold

Wings of North America

22×30 pastel Wings Series All the wings in this painting are from butterflies of North America. I try not to repeat the same butterflies in paintings very often, so it helps …

tropical butterflies

Tropical Wings

22×30 pastel Wings Series This Wings Series painting features tropical butterflies. Given that there are so many fabulous butterflies in the world, I had to have some way of limiting my …

Rainbow Butterflies by Lucy Arnold

Rainbow Butterflies

30×22 watercolor Butterflies come in every color, so I chose monochromatic ones (just one color plus black and white) to make up the rainbow. The border is made of strips …

Winged Metamorphosis surreal art by Lucy Arnold

Winged Metamorphosis

9×12 watercolor In Winged Metamorphosis, the basic butterfly shape is made up of numerous representatives of the elements of Earth, Air, Water and Fire. Have fun picking them all out!

Japanese Maple by Lucy Arnold

Japanese Maple

30×22 watercolor This watercolor painting was done from life – of the autumn leaves on a Japanese maple tree in my backyard. Japanese Maple was published in The Watercolour Flower Aritist’s Bible …

Orchids watercolor by Lucy Arnold

Orchids

9×12 watercolor One year, both my son and my daughter – separately – gave me a lovely book of orchids. I took this as a sign that it was time to …

Cymbidium orchids in blue background by Lucy Arnold

Orchids in Blue

15×22 watercolor This watercolor of cymbidium orchids was inspired from live plants. I began by sketching orchids growing in a half-barrel planter in my yard. I took a few photos to …

Red Petals

30×22 pastel “Red Petals” is a blown-up view of intensely red gerbera daisy flower petals. I chose the dark green as a background color to offset the red, which is so very …

Found Treasures by Lucy Arnold

Found Treasures

18×12 watercolor; 26×20 framed When I first moved back to California after living in New York for ten years, I went for lots of hikes. I could hardly go a few …