Friday, May 25, 2018

WIP Peacock Bird Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketch of a Carnation Flower & Big Eye Goddess / May 24 & 25 / Art Sketches Daily...



In this original acrylic painting of a peacock, I've been working on the feathers.  I've made some solid progress, I have to decide if these need a little more detail before I move on to what I'm calling the mermaid feathers, it should be interesting...  I'll eventually do highlights with the gold leafing paint near the very end of the painting.  The canvas that I'm painting on is 11"x14" 


This is a work in progress, but I also usually post at least one finished piece on Tuesdays if you'd like to come to visit!  You also may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

I'm joining in this week with Paint Party Friday.  To see more participants, please visit:

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May 24 & 25 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a carnation.  One thing I love about this flower is their sweet allure...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May.  This is from day 24.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a mysterious quality...  I think she is most likely a goddess, although she could also be a fairy angel or a mermaid.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is day 25. 

This is a rough sketch. 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Original Angelfish Angel Fish Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints! May 19-23 Sketches...



"School's Out" Original 5"x7" Acrylic Painting on a Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "School's Out," an original angelfish painting.  This angel fish is currently away from his school but will rejoin them for a larger mermaid painting this is a preliminary piece for.  The original has some interference violet shimmer seen in some angles that I've tried to capture in the image above.  The art has a lowbrow realist feel... 


Most of my art is also available on my website at lisarusso.com; however, on the first Tuesday of the month, I like to put some art prints and LE ACEO prints on ebay at a lower promotional rate for the duration of the auctions...  This #mermay month, my theme is mermaids and mermaid friends, you may see them here.

Featured Image "School's Out"
5"x7" Open Edition print on Sale here
ACEO 2.5"x3.5" Limited Edition LE 1st of 25 on Sale here

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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May 19-23 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She a look of gentle concern...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is from day 19. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of some snowmound spirea flowers.  This is only a small group of a larger cluster...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May.  This is from day 20.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is based on the same model as day 19...  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.  


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is from day 21. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of an anthurium flower.  These tropical beauties are amongst my favorites...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May.  This is from day 22.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a look of quiet intensity...  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a fairy angel or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is day 23. 

This is a rough sketch.

Friday, May 18, 2018

WIP Chow Chow Puppy Dog Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketch of a Bloodroot Flower, Big Eye Angel Fairy, & Trumpet Vine / May 16-18 / Art Sketches Daily...



In this original acrylic painting of a chow chow puppy dog, I've been working on the eyes and nose, but they're not quite done.  She needs some more attention to her nose, possibly whiskers, and definitely highlights in her eyes.  However, I'm very close to being done...  The panel that I'm painting on is 5"x7"


This is a work in progress, but I also usually post at least one finished piece on Tuesdays if you'd like to come to visit!  You also may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

I'm joining in this week with Paint Party Friday.  To see more participants, please visit:

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May 16-18 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a bloodroot flower.  For such a dark name it is a lovely flower...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May.  This is from day 16.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She fans herself charmingly...  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.  


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is from day 17. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a trumpet vine flower.  These flowers have a bold allure...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May.  This is day 18.  

This is a rough sketch.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Original Big Eye Gothic Latina Black Fairy Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints! May 12-15 Sketches...



"Paned Wings" Original 5"x7" Acrylic Painting on Canvas Panel Here

This week my featured painting is "Paned Wings," an original fantasy painting.  This gothic fairy angel has big golden brown eyes, purple hair, and wings with a deco nouveau feeling.  I can not say for certain if she is Latina or black, but I very much enjoyed painting her warm brown skin, she is one of my favorites.  The original painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  The art has a soft lowbrow surreal feel... 


Most of my art is also available on my website at lisarusso.com; however, on the first Tuesday of the month, I like to put some art prints and LE ACEO prints on ebay at a lower promotional rate for the duration of the auctions...  This #mermay month, my theme is mermaids and mermaid friends, you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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May 12-15 Sketches


Here is a sketch of some apple blossom flowers.  They have a delicate quality...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May.  This is from day 12.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a sweetness to her...  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.  


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is from day 13. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a cluster of tulips.  Tulips are one of my favorite flowers...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May.  This is day 14.  

This is a rough sketch.   


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has short hair and a charming expression...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is day 15. 

This is a rough sketch. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

WIP Peacock Bird Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketch of a Big Eye Mermaid, Cranesbill Flower, & Fairy Angel / May 9-11 / Art Sketches Daily...



In this original acrylic painting of a peacock, I've been working on the feathers.  I've started some of the lighter colored feathers in the foreground.  I'll eventually do highlights with the gold leafing paint near the very end of the painting.  The canvas that I'm painting on is 11"x14" 


This is a work in progress, but I also usually post at least one finished piece on Tuesdays if you'd like to come to visit!  You also may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

I'm joining in this week with Paint Party Friday.  To see more participants, please visit:

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May 9-11 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has windswept hair...  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a fairy angel or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is from day 9. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of some cranesbill flowers.  They have a lovely charm...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May.  This is from day 10.  

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a lovely smile...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is day 11. 

This is a rough sketch. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Original Calla Lily Painting! Art Prints & ACEO Prints! May 5-8 Sketches...



"Flowing Grace" Original 12"x24" Painting on Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "Flowing Grace".  I thought for this piece, it would be fun to use a long, narrow canvas.  Calla lilies are one of my favorite flowers, they have a beautiful flow to them. The original calla lily floral painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  The prints are cropped to standard sizes.  


Most of my art is also available on my website at lisarusso.com; however, on the first Tuesday of the month, I like to put some art prints and LE ACEO prints on ebay at a lower promotional rate for the duration of the auctions...  This #mermay month, my theme is mermaids and mermaid friends, you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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May 5-8 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a sweet heart on her cheek...  I think she is most likely a goddess, although she could also be a fairy angel or a mermaid.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is from day 5. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a mischevous expression...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is from day 6. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  Her eyes are gently closed...  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.  


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is from day 7. 

This is a rough sketch


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has lovely pointy ears...  I think she is most likely an elf, although she could also be a fairy angel, a goddess, or a mermaid.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is day 8. 

This is a rough sketch. 

Friday, May 4, 2018

WIP Chow Chow Puppy Dog Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketch of a Big Eye Fairy, Daffodil Flower, & Princess Leia / May 2-4 / Art Sketches Daily...



In this original acrylic painting of a chow chow puppy dog, I think the fur is where I'd like it to be.  I've blocked in the eyes and the nose; I'll begin detailing them next.  The panel that I'm painting on is 5"x7"


This is a work in progress, but I also usually post at least one finished piece on Tuesdays if you'd like to come to visit!  You also may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

I'm joining in this week with Paint Party Friday.  To see more participants, please visit:

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May 2-4 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a cautious demeanor...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is from day 2. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a daffodil flower.  They are such sweet and demure flowers...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May.  This is from day 3.  

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is inspired by Princess Leia from Star Wars.  I didn't have an image of her to sketch from, but her giant buns of hair are iconic.  May the 4th be with you...


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May. This is day 4.

This is a rough sketch.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Original Redheaded Mermaid with Seahorses Painting! Art Prints & ACEO Prints! April 28-May 1 Sketches...



"The Little Mermaid" Original 14"x11" Painting on Panel Here

This week my featured painting is "The Little Mermaid," an original painting of a big eye redhead mermaid with her spiney seahorse friends. She has huge inquisitive blue eyes. The piece has a surreal lowbrow fantasy feel. I love mermaids so...  The original painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  


Most of my art is also available on my website at lisarusso.com; however, on the first Tuesday of the month, I like to put some art prints and LE ACEO prints on ebay at a lower promotional rate for the duration of the auctions...  This month, my theme is mermaids and mermaid friends, you may see them here.

Featured Image "The Little Mermaid"
10"x8" Open Edition print on Sale here
ACEO 3.5"x2.5" Limited Edition LE 1st of 25 on Sale here

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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April 28-May 1 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a sweetness to her...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April. This is from day 28. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She long flowing hair and a pouty expression...  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a fairy angel or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April. This is from day 29. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is looking upwards and wears a lovely veil...  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.  


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April. This is from day 30. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a black-eyed Susan flower.  I thought it was fitting to sketch a flower on May Day...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May.  This is day 1. 

This is a rough sketch.

Friday, April 27, 2018

WIP Peacock Bird Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketch of a Big Eye Angel, Stokes Aster Flowers, & Fairy / April 25-27 / Art Sketches Daily...



In this original acrylic painting of a peacock, I've been working on the feathers.  This is a start to the background feathers, there will be some lighter colored feathers in the foreground.  Athough, there may be a midtone background feather before I get to the topmost feathers...  I'll eventually do highlights with the gold leafing paint near the very end of the painting.  The canvas that I'm painting on is 11"x14" 


This is a work in progress, but I also usually post at least one finished piece on Tuesdays if you'd like to come to visit!  You also may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

I'm joining in this week with Paint Party Friday.  To see more participants, please visit:

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April 25-27 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a look of gentle concern...  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.  


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April. This is from day 25. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of two stokes aster flowers.  I think this is my first time sketching this type of flower...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April.  This is from day 26.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a ribbon in her abundant hair...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April. This is day 27. 

This is a rough sketch. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Original Big Eye Gothic Mermaid Painting! Art Prints & ACEO Prints! April 21-24 Sketches...



"Midnight Kiss" Original 5"x7" Painting on Panel Here

This week my featured painting is "Midnight Kiss," an original painting of a big eye gothic mermaid with a fancy betta fish inspired tail. She has huge violet eyes and lips of blue. The piece has a surreal lowbrow fantasy feel. Mermaids are a favorite subject of mine...  The original painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  


Most of my art is also available on my website at lisarusso.com; however, on the first Tuesday of the month, I like to put some art prints and LE ACEO prints on ebay at a lower promotional rate for the duration of the auctions...  This month, my theme is white flowers, you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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April 21-24 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a look of gentle concern...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April. This is from day 21. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a peony flower.  Peonies have so many luscious petals...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April.  This is from day 22.  

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a compassionate expression...  I think she is most likely a goddess, although she could also be a fairy angel or a mermaid.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April. This is from day 23. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has pearls interlaced through her hair...  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a fairy angel or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April. This is day 24. 

This is a rough sketch.