Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Photograph of a Trio of Roses at Huntington Gardens + August Sketches Art, Day 16 Sketch, Big Eye Fairy Angel...



I took this photograph of these roses at Huntington Gardens.  I love that this trio of flowers had different colors growing from the same stem.  I hope that you will enjoy this photo! 


I love to paint flowers, you may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has an inquisitive quality.  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 August.  This is day 16.

This is a rough sketch. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Original Pink Rose Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints! August Sketches...



"Pink Ribbons" Original 18"x24" Painting on Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "Pink Ribbons."  It was inspired by a rose from my grandparent's garden...  There are many flowers that I love, but roses will always have a special place in my heart.  The original floral painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  The painting has a realist 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 month, my theme is flowers and includes a selection of some of my white flower art; you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She looks a little haunted although she has a dashing hat perched atop her head.  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 August.  This is day 15.

This is a rough sketch.

Monday, August 14, 2017

WIP Flapjack Octopus Art Original Painting Work in Progress + August Sketches, Sketch 14, Carnation Flower...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a flapjack octopus I've worked on his shading.  He is close to being done, but I've decided to change the background to better display him and then I'll add his final highlights to his eyes.  The panel that I'm painting on is 4"x4"...  


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

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Here is a sketch of a carnation.  It's my first time sketching one; they are a commonly seen flower, but they're still so very pretty...  I'm unsure if I'll paint it or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


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

This is a rough sketch.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Art Sketch of a Peacock Bird, August 13 Daily Sketches...



Here is a sketch of a peacock.  I'm intending to paint this one, but it likely needs some refining first.  I've been meaning to do a peacock and a Hera with a peacock painting for a while, so I'm excited to be in the planning stages...


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

This is a rough sketch.  You may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

I am also participating in Sunday Scribbles.  To view more Sunday Scribbles, please visit here.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

WIP Big Eye Mermaid Flapjack Octopus Art Original Painting Work in Progress + August Sketches, Sketch 11 & 12, Orchid Flower & Peacock Bird...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye mermaid and a flapjack octopus I've made quite a bit of progress since the last time I posted her.  I've worked on her features, her dress, and her hair.  At this point I still need to paint her little octopus friend and possibly give her some hair wispies as well and she should be fini.  I think I am going to save the highlights in the eyes until last again.  The panel that I'm painting on is 4"x4"...  


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.

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Here is a sketch of an orchid.  Orchids are one of my favorite flowers, they have such a range of beauty...  I'm unsure if I'll paint it or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


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

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a peacock.  I'm planning on painting one, well actually two, one solo and one with the goddess Hera.  I've never drawn one before, so I decided to start with this one, although I think I have another one in mind to paint.  They are such beautiful birds.


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

This is a rough sketch. 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Art Sketch of an Orangutan, August 10 Daily Sketches...



Here is a sketch of an orangutan.  I love animals, they have such a sweet beauty to them.  I'm unsure if I'll paint him or not, but I did enjoy sketching him.


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

This is a rough sketch.  You may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

My Photograph of a Lotus Water Lily at Huntington Gardens + August Sketch Art, Day 8 + 9 Sketches, Big Eye Angel Fairy + Icelandic Poppy Flower...



I took this photograph of this pink lotus water lily at Huntington Gardens.  At the core of these gorgeous flowers is a lotus seed pod that is also beautiful to behold.  I hope that you will enjoy this photo! 


I love to paint flowers, you may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

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Here is a sketch of an icelandic poppy.  I love their beautiful cores and the gentleness of their petals...  I'm unsure if I'll paint it or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


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

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has a look of certainty and intensity.  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 August.  This is day 9.

This is a rough sketch.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Original Big Eye Gothic Fairy Rose Garden Guardian Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints! Stranger Than Earth Exhibit by Redd Walitzki Part I at the Corey Helford Gallery...



"Rose Immersion" Original 16"x20" Painting on Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "Rose Immersion."  She has big blue eyes although one is playing peek a boo... The original big eye gothic angel fairy garden guardian painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  The original painting has some texture in the background.


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 flowers and includes a selection of some of my white flower art; you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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The Corey Helford Gallery is fast becoming one of my favorite places to view contemporary art.  I went to see a different show, but I was thrilled to see Redd Walitzki's work at his "Stranger Than Earth" exhibit.  It was surreal, beautiful, and moving.  I will share some of the pieces from the show in two parts and link them together when I get around to the next part.  The show is OPEN until August 12th 2017; the gallery may have some of this artist's works available after the close of the show.

Stranger Than Earth Show by Redd Walitzki

SNOWBLIND by Redd Walitzki

SNOWBLIND by Redd Walitzki Close Up

FLOWERS COME PLEADING FOR THE SUN by Redd Walitzki

THE BUTTERFLY CATCHER by Redd Walitzki

THE BUTTERFLY CATCHER by Redd Walitzki Close Up

THE FINAL WISH STUDY by Redd Walitzki

REALITY STORM by Redd Walitzki

BLOOM by Redd Walitzki

Whilst I have continued to sketch daily, I spent my time getting this ready and haven't had a chance to prep my sketches yet.  I'll try to get caught up on posting my daily sketches tomorrow.

Monday, August 7, 2017

WIP Anemone Flowers Floral Art Original Painting Work in Progress + August Sketches / Daily Sketch 7 / Big Eye Fairy Angel...



In this original 8"x10" work in progress WIP oil painting of two anemone flowers, I've finessed some details and also added some darks to the petals.  I still need to work on the flower's cores and possibly add a bit more glazing.  I photographed my reference for these beauties at Huntington Gardens...


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. 

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has a little bit of a lost look to her, but I am sure she will find her way.  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 August.  This is day 7.

This is a rough sketch.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Art Sketch of a Big Eye Angel & Wolf Cub, August 5 & 6 Daily Sketches...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She seems to have a question brimming from her expression.  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 August.  This is from day 5.

This is a rough sketch.  You may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like. 


Here is a sketch of a wolf cub.  I think he is singing the song of his people.  I'm unsure if I'll paint him or not, but I did enjoy sketching him. 


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

This is a rough sketch.