Friday, September 30, 2016

WIP Gothic Big Eye Wednesday Addams Art Original Painting Work in Progress + September Sketches, Sketch 30, Iris Flower...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP big eye gothic maiden painting I've painted her eyes and I'm working on her blouse and neck.  I still have quite a ways to go with her, but she is wonderful to paint...  I think I may work on her skin tones in her face next before I paint the collar and finalize her blouse.

This big eyed gothic beauty is inspired by Wednesday Addams of the Addams Family and she is set in a cemetery.  This is an 11"x14" painting on gallery wrapped canvas.  


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:



Here is a sketch of an iris.  I am working on developing this into a painting, it will be a small 8"x10" and I'll be using the oils, I still have a lot to learn about working with them, the little purple rose went well, but this will be a bit bigger.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in September.  This is day 30.  I'm considering trying Inktober, a challenge to do ink sketches for the month of October, but I may be going out of town at some point and I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep up.  I may give it a try anyway, but we'll see...  I've been challenging myself to sketch daily since February and I've really enjoyed it, but I may not be able to keep my challenge to myself even with rough sketches if I have to leave town...

This is a rough sketch. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sketch of a Big Eye Fairy, September 29, Art Sketches Daily, 29 Faces in September...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has some makeup on her cheeks and a look of intensity...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be 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 September.  This is day 28.   She is also face 29 for the 29 faces challenge in September.  I've really enjoyed the challenge.  To learn more about 29 faces, please visit our hostess here: http://29faces.blogspot.com/

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My Photograph of a Monarch Butterfly at Descanso Gardens + September Sketches Art, Day 28 Sketch, Big Eye Fairy...



I took this photograph of this monarch butterfly at Descanso Gardens.  It had landed on a beautiful flower, I'm not certain what type of flower it is.  I love to see butterflies and flowers together in the gardens!  We've planted milkweed in our yard because monarchs love them.  I hope that you will enjoy this photo!


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



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has a sweet little mischevious smile and atop her head is a hat...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be 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 September.  This is day 28.   She is also face 28 for the 29 faces challenge in September.

This is a rough sketch.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Original Monarch Butterfly Painting! 1st Tuesday Art Prints & ACEO Prints! September Sketches...



"Mariposa" Original 5"x7" Painting on Panel Here

This week my featured painting is "Mariposa".  I love butterflies and monarch butterflies are amongst my favorites.  Mariposa is Spanish for butterfly and to some they have the significance of ancestors returning.  The original butterfly painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  


On the 1st Tuesday of the month I am listing some prints at a sale rate for 30 days  The theme this month is blue maidens...  Some of my fantasy art pieces are available as open edition giclee art and LE ACEO prints here.

Most of my art is also available on my website at www.lisarusso.com; however, I like to put some art on ebay at a lower promotional rate for the duration of the auctions... I have been updating my website. It's an ongoing project, but there is now an excellent selection of art available!

I will try to make this image available as a sale print with next week's 1st Tuesday of the month's prints...

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has a lanquid quality and diamonds under one eye...  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be 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 September.  This is from day 26.   She is also face 26 for the 29 faces challenge in September. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has a little hat with a veil cascading over her curly hair...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be 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 September.  This is day 27.   She is also face 27 for the 29 faces challenge in September. 

This is a rough sketch.

Monday, September 26, 2016

La Luz de Jesus Gallery The 4th Annual Coaster Show Original Paintings, Angel Fairies + Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Big Eye Art Original Painting Work in Progress WIP...


Artist Lisa Isabella Russo with her pieces at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery

Here I am with two of my small paintings that were accepted to The 4th Annual Coaster Show at La Luz de Jesus Gallery...  The one with pink hair is "Lotus" and the one with red streaks in her hair is "Orchid."  These angel fairies are little 4"x4" acrylic paintings.  It was amazing seeing so many tiny art pieces together, I think there are around 1000...

The show will run until October 2, 2016
Closing Party: Sunday, Oct. 2nd, noon-six PM

Location: 4633 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA. 90027
Phone: (323) 666-7667
Email: info@laluzdejesus.com

I am hoping to go to the closing party, but I'll know closer to it if I'm going.  If you're in the Los Angeles area it's a great show.  I'm showing some of my favorite pieces, but there's so much wonderful art there; you may also see the pieces online here.  I believe that they will take phone orders.  All of the pieces are 4"x4" square or round and there is a ceiling price of $250, although most are below that, mine are priced at $100 each.  In addition to the coaster art, when I went, there was a statue of Trump nekkid in the middle of the room, I believe it's being sold for charity.  There was also Mark Todd's art, which I will try to post about another day.

Gallery Hours:
11 to 7 PM Monday to Wednesday
11 to 9 PM Thursday to Saturday
Noon to 6 PM on Sunday
The gallery is located inside the Soap Plant/Wacko complex.


I did do my sketch of the day for today, but I will be posting it most likely tomorrow.  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. 

Art on the walls at The 4th Annual Coaster Show

Art on the walls at The 4th Annual Coaster Show

Top Row Left to Right, Michael Murphy, Mx. Darco Lite / Bottom Row Lisa Isabella Russo

Left Row, 1st two Gretchen Lewis, 3rd Coney Leung / Middle Row Anna Lim / Right Row, 1st two Justine Lin, 3rd Kimberly Lyons

Kathleen Tatz

Left Row, 1st two Ivana Flores, 3rd Barry Fitzgerald / Right Row, Julie Fordham

Jessica Perner

Left Row, D.W. Marino / Middle Row, Hana Mulyati / Right Row, Parra Marrow


I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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Here is a larger piece, this fairy angel is an 11"x14" acrylic painting.  In this original acrylic work in progress WIP big eye maiden painting I have been working on her butterflies...  She is a Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead sugar skull inspired painting.  The butterflies are monarch butterflies and they surround her.   


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.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Sketch of a Big Eye Angel, September 25, Art Sketches Daily, 29 Faces in September...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She seems a bit inquisitive...  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be 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 September.  This is for day 25.   She is also face 25 for the 29 faces challenge in September. 

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 Sketches.  To view more Sunday Sketches, please visit:

Saturday, September 24, 2016

WIP Monarch Butterfly Art Original Painting Work in Progress + September Sketches, Sketch 23 & Sketch 24, Angel & Fairy...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a monarch butterfly, I've painted the colors and the darks, all that remains to be painted are the white accents.  I should hopefully be done by Tuesday, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to share it then, I'm having technical difficulties uploading to my website.  My Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead painting will have numerous butterflies and I've decided to paint one solo.  I love monarch butterflies!

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.



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a look of gentle intensity and her hair was a lot of fun to sketch...  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be 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 September.  This was for day 23, I didn't get a chance to share her yesterday.   She is also face 23 for the 29 faces challenge in September. 

This is a rough sketch.



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is looking upwards and also has very fun hair...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be 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 September.  This is day 24.   She is also face 24 for the 29 faces challenge in September. 

This is a rough sketch. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sketch of a Big Eye Fairy, September 22, Art Sketches Daily, 29 Faces in September...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  Her hair is piled extravagantly around her head and she has a gentle look...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be 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 September.  This is day 22.   She is also face 22 for the 29 faces challenge in September.

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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My Photograph of a Black Cormorant Bird at Huntington Gardens + September Sketches Art, Day 21 Sketch, Big Eye Mermaid...



I took this photograph of this cormorant at Huntington Gardens.  I had never seen such a bird before the day I saw this one in the Chinese Gardens.  Interestingly enough, I saw another younger cormorant at Descanso Gardens the very next week...  These birds start off a lighter brown and become this beautiful black color as they get older.  I felt very fortunate to see and photograph this bird.  I hope that you will enjoy this photo!


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



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  Her eyes are softly closed and her hair cascades around her...  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a goddess or a fairy angel.  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 September.  This is day 21.   She is also face 21 for the 29 faces challenge in September.

This is a rough sketch.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Original Redheaded Mermaid with Seahorses Painting! Art Prints & ACEO Prints! September Sketches...



"The Little Mermaid" Original 11"x14" 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!  


On the 1st Tuesday of the month I am listing some prints at a sale rate for 30 days  The theme this month is blue maidens...  Some of my blue fantasy art pieces are available as open edition giclee art and LE ACEO prints here...

Most of my art is also available on my website at lisarusso.com; however, I like to put some art on ebay at a lower promotional rate for the duration of the auctions... I have been updating my website. It's an ongoing project, but there is now an excellent selection of art available!

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  Her hair is piled high upon her hair and I think she has a sweet expression...  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be 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 September.  This is day 20.   She is also face 20 for the 29 faces challenge in September. 

This is a rough sketch.