Friday, July 31, 2020

Original Snow White Fairytale Fairy Tale Fantasy Lowbrow Surreal Painting! Art Prints & ACEO Prints! HELLO KITTY 45th Anniversary Group Show (Closed Show) III




"Sneewittchen" Original 8"x10" Painting on Canvas Here


We've been watching some of the fairytales on Disney+, Snow White was one of them; and so my featured painting is "Sneewittchen." She is inspired by the Grimms' fairy tale Snow White. "Sneewittchen" translates to Snow White from German as written back when it was published. Her dark hair is adorned with water lilies, her skin is ever so pale, and her lips a brilliant red. The art has a lowbrow surreal feel. The original big eye gothic fairytale painting is available on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!

Most of my art is also available on my website at lisabellarusso.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 includes angels as well as some additional art, you may see them here.

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HELLO KITTY 45th Anniversary Group Show (Closed Show) III
Corey Helford Gallery  
JUNE 29 - AUGUST 3, 2019 

I love Hello Kitty and I love art, so this show was a perfect storm of love for me!  Some of my favorite artists had works in the show and I was introduced to some new artists as well.  I photographed most of the show, so it will be a while until I've rezised and shared my pictures, but I hope you will enjoy them as they come along.

In some cases I have photos of me with the art as part of my #withtheart series of photographs.  For this show, my wonderful and talented mother made me a solo Hello Kitty crochet doll as well as a hat with multiple figures!  I hope you will enjoy them as well.

Lisabella Russo (me) with CRUSH by Sasha Ira #withtheart

CRUSH by Sasha Ira

HELLO KITTY KANNON, GODDESS OF MERCY AND WISDOM by Martin Hsu

HELLO KITTY KANNON, GODDESS OF MERCY AND WISDOM by Martin Hsu Close Up

HELLO TO THE KITTY by Albert Reyes

MELLOW KITTY by Oliver Hibert

RISKY KITTY (NEON) by Risk

MAGIC MAKER, MAKE YOUR MAGIC by Brandi Milne

OK KITTY by Jesus Aguado

SPLATTER KITTY by Yoko D'Holbachie

WHO IS THE CUTEST GIRL? by Victor Castillo
I thought this one tied in nicely with my Snow White painting...

To see more paintings from the show, please visit here.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Happy 4th Fourth of July! Large Original Sunflower Sun Flower Floral Painting...


Happy 4th of July wishes from me at lisabellarusso.com...


"Sunlight Sunbright" Original 18"x24" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints, & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints are available on my website Here

"Sunlight Sunbright" is based on a flower that that was grown by mother's students.  It was a huge sunflower and I decided to paint it large as well!  For summer and Fourth of July, I think of sunflowers and gathering with friends and family.  This year will be a bit different as I believe in caution first, but the beauty of flowers remains to fill my heart.  I hope you will enjoy this painting.  The art has a painterly realist impressionist feel.


Most of my art is also available on my website at lisabellarusso.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 (well technically last month, I haven't decided my theme for this month yet, but these loop over for a bit), my theme is sunflowers, but there are more than solely flowers to see.  If you would like to take a look; you may see them here.

Featured Image "Sunlight Sunbright"
8"x10" Open Edition print on Sale here
ACEO 2.5"x3.5" Limited Edition LE 1st of 25 on Sale here


Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Father's Day! Original Sailboat in San Pedro Painting...


Happy Father's Day wishes from me at lisabellarusso.com!  


"Reminders" Original 11"x14" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints, & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints are available on my website Here


My dad loves the ocean, so that is why I have chosen this painting for this day...  I am very lucky to have a father who has always done his best.  He helped instill in me a great love of nature.  Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there!

Reminders was inspired by a photograph of a sailboat on the sea I took in San Pedro.  I debated on including some of the elements in the background, but decided to keep them in.  I very much enjoyed painting the ocean.  The art has a painterly realist impressionist feel.



Friday, June 19, 2020

Happy Juneteenth! Original Big Eye Black Garden Guardian Angel Fairy Fantasy Lowbrow Surreal Painting!


Happy Juneteenth from this big eye garden guardian and from me at lisabellarusso.com!


This week my featured painting is "Orchid Intrigue," an original big eye black garden guardian painting.  I painted it for Diversity and Inclusion: The Influence of African-American Art in Southern California at the Ontario Museum of Art Exhibit.  She has a blue hued orchid upon her head.  In some traditional African American gardens, blue bottles are hung as blue is considered a protective color.  She shares the depth of her emotions through her big luminous eyes.  This original painting is available as are art prints and LE ACEO prints, however I have yet to remove her from her frame add the options to my website.  I will share her again when I've done so.  The art has a painterly lowbrow avant garde surreal feel.

Juneteenth is a holiday I only became aware of this year.  It is a celebration of the end of slavery in Texas.  In my art, I strive to celebrate what is beautiful.  Freedom is so beautiful, I hope your day is amazing...


Most of my art is also available on my website at lisabellarusso.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 sunflowers, but there are more than solely flowers to see.  If you would like to take a look; you may see them here.

Black Lives Matter.  Resources available at blacklivesmatter.com

Friday, June 5, 2020

Original Big Eye Black Ghost Fantasy Lowbrow Surreal Painting! Art Prints & ACEO Prints!



"Moonrise" Original 16"x20" Painting on Canvas here

This week my featured painting is "Moonrise," an original big eye black ghost painting.  I painted it for Diversity and Inclusion: The Influence of African-American Art in Southern California at the Ontario Museum of Art Exhibit.  She was inspired by a folktale.  I loved painting her fluffy hair.  This original painting is available as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  The art has a painterly lowbrow surreal feel... 

When I started painting people, I made them mostly blue or purple.  Alex Ledante, an artist I respect very much, encouraged me to try natural skin tones.  There is so much beauty in the range of our skins.  I think all skin tones are lovely and no one should be treated differently based on what theirs is.  


Most of my art is also available on my website at lisabellarusso.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 sunflowers, but there are more than solely flowers to see.  If you would like to take a look; you may see them here.


Black Lives Matter.  Resources available at blacklivesmatter.com


Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day! Nesting Dragon with Eggs Fantasy Art...


Happy Mother's Day Wishes from this nesting dragon and from me at lisabellarusso.com!


The original painting is sold, but Open Edition 5"x7" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints are available Here

This year is a bit different than most, but I wish all of the mothers out there a beautiful day.  My mother has an innate beauty and depth of character that I am fortunate to have experienced as a part of my life.  I am so grateful to her!

"Nesting" is a small piece with a mother dragon safe guarding her eggs in a tree.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Feliz Happy Cinco de Mayo Wishes! Big Eye Gothic Latina Fairy Angel Original Painting...


Feliz Happy Cinco de Mayo Wishes from this big eye gothic Latina fairy angel and from me at lisabellarusso.com!


"Flowers in Her Hair" Original Approximately 10"x14" Acrylic Painting on Wooden Plank, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here


I hope that if you celebrate this day, you have a fun and safe time!  We'll be celebrating with some delicious Mexican food...


Monday, May 4, 2020

May the Fourth (4th) be With You! Big Eye Toned Drawing of Baby Yoda...


I hope you have a wonderful Star Wars Day from me and from baby Yoda at lisabellarusso.com!  May the Fourth (4th) be with You...


Usually I do a toned drawing as a precursor to doing a painting, but this time I have not yet decided if I'll take this any further.  We recently subscribed to Disney+ streaming and I was able to watch The Mandalorian.  Of course I was smitten with baby Yoda, not that he's technically actually baby Yoda, but smitten I was...

I've mentioned wanting do some more toned drawings this year and add them to the studies section of my website, but I haven't had much follow through yet.  Hopefully this little 5"x7" drawing on 9"x12" toned paper will be there in the not too distant future depending on if I decide to go further and do a painting of him or not.  If I do decide to paint him, I'll wait until the painting is also complete and add them to the website at the same time. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day Wishes! Big Eye Garden Guardian Fairy Iris Angel Original Painting...


Happy Earth Day Wishes from this big eye garden guardian fairy and from me at lisabellarusso.com!




"Iris Dream" Original 16"x20" Acrylic Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here

I love this planet!  It's the only one we have and it is beautiful.  I try to do what's right for the earth as much as possible.  I hope you will enjoy my big eyed friend.


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter Wishes From This Sweet Bunny Rabbit and I...


Happy Easter Wishes from this bunny and from me at lisabellarusso.com if you celebrate Easter!


"Ode to Spring" Original Painting Sold, Open Edition 5"x7" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here

It's a different kind of holiday this year...  I hope you are staying safe regardless and have a wonderful hoppy happy Easter if you celebrate it!  I love bunnies so much, I hope you will enjoy this bunny friend.