Sunday, October 18, 2020

Big Eye Eyed Fantasy Scarecrow Halloween WIP Work in Progress Toned Drawing / Art Sketch Daily #dailysketch #draweveryday...

 



This is a project I have on the drawing board, in a manner of speaking.  This big eyed scarecrow might not be very scary...  Right now I'm working on a toned drawing of her.  It is a work in progress at this point.  I am still debating on how to handle her hair and I've yet to lay in any highlights...  I've also transferred her to a panel and I'm looking forward to putting some paint down on her in the not too distant future.

I was inspired by Camilla d'Errico's #Drawloween prompt list last year; although I didn't get very far, I'm hoping to get farther this year with this piece...


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 a selection of some of my Halloween and Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead art; you may see them here.


Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Upcoming DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS: JOURNEY OF THE BUTTERFLIES Day of the Dead Show at the Ontario Museum of Art

 

So as of yet, the images of the art has yet to appear, but my painting from a previous year is featured in the upcoming art section here!  I've been meaning to share some work in progress shots of the paintings as they were painted, so I will endeavor to do so.  I had to simplify some of my ideas on the larger piece to meet the deadline, so I may do more with it when I get it back...

I hope October is treating you and those you love well.  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, but it will be an at home one for us this year and we'll have to forego passing out goodies to little trick or treaters.  It is unfortunate, but I think safety comes first.  I'm working on a Halloween themed drawing and painting this month and also hope to finish a small yoda painting that I did the drawing for a while back.  We'll see how those go though, I'm not very far along yet.  

Anyway, I'm rambling on a bit...  I wish you well.


Here is a link to the featured painting "Amongst the Ancestors (Entre los Antepasados)" Original 11"x14" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here
I also have a print of her on ebay here and a LE ACEO print of her on ebay here.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Rough Sketches of Monarch Butterflies Butterfly for Big Eye Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead Maiden/ Art Sketches Daily #dailysketch #draweveryday...

 


This is one page of three pages of rough sketches that I did of monarch butterflies.  The theme this year for the Ontario Museum of Art show is Journey of the Butterflies.  I may have gone a little overboard with the butterfly sketches, but I really love butterflies... 


It has been a while since you've heard from me as I have been almost entirely focused on meeting the deadline for the show.  There will be two paintings, one maiden will have a crown of skulls with monarch butterflies hovering around the skulls and a smaller piece with just a skull and a butterfly.  I look forward to sharing with you some of my progress pictures of the pieces as well as the pieces submitted to the show when it opens.  Due to COVID, it will be an online show.  Alex Ledante also has some splendid pieces in the show and I look forward to you seeing them as well.  



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 a selection of zodiac animals art plus more; you may see them here.


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Original Big Eye Black Gothic Mermaid with Clownfish Painting! Art Prints & ACEO Prints! ART COLLECTOR STARTER KIT VI (Closed Show) at the Corey Helford Gallery...

 


"Three Friends" Original 11"x14" Painting on Canvas Here 

This week my featured painting is "Three Friends," an original big eye painting of a black gothic mermaid with her clownfish friends. She has huge brown eyes and the clown fish seem to be very fond of her. 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!

I am working on my Dia de los Muertos pieces, I'm still in the sketch phase though; so many monarch butterflies and tiny skulls...  


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 mermaids plus more; you may see them here.

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



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ART COLLECTOR STARTER KIT VI (Closed Show)
Corey Helford Gallery  
Group Show 
DECEMBER 14 - JANUARY 18, 2020

The Corey Helford ART COLLECTOR STARTER KIT VI (Closed Show) features art by their artists generally sized at 12"x12" and priced to entice new collectors into taking the plunge.  Oh how I wish I could!  I went to see HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN by Jasmine Becket-Griffith and I'd so love to be able purchase her and take her home, but alas no, I could only look at and photograph the art.  Which was a privilege in and of itself...  Here are some that I very much enjoyed!  I will definitely be sharing more from this show as time progresses.

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


Lisabella Russo (me) with ABODE by Jon Ching #withtheart 
I so love hedgehogs and this one has something in common with my mermaid; clownfish love him!

ABODE by Jon Ching

UNFROZEN HEART by aica

I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU by Marc Scheff

THAT’S NO MOON by The London Police

STORM WARNING by Josie Morway

PENNY PRAYERS by Matt Dangler

THE NEIGHBOR'S WINDOW by Jang Koal

THE INVASION OF US by Caia Koopman


Friday, August 14, 2020

Rough Sketch of a Big Eye Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead Maiden/ Art Sketches Daily...

 




It probably seems a bit early for Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead; however, I am participating in the Ontario Museum of Art show and for me the deadline seems looming.  I'm a bit slow, so aways we go...  

The theme this year is Journey of the Butterflies.  This is a rough sketch of one of the paintings that I will be doing.  My maiden will have a crown of skulls with monarch butterflies atop the skulls.  I will also be doing a smaller piece with just a skull and a butterfly or two.  I have not yet decided if she will have the traditional makeup or not or if the tiny skulls atop her head will be adorned or not and this sketch of her needs improvement as well, so, oh so many decisions ahead before I start the paintings themselves...  Here is my starting point for this one though.  



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 mermaid art plus some more; you may see them here.

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