Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sketch of a Big Eye Mermaid, Showy Orchids, & Angel Fairy/ January 12, 13, & 14 Art Sketches Daily...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a beguiling 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 January. This is from day 12. 

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 some showy orchids.  Orchid flowers have such an amazing diversity of looks...  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 January.  This is from day 13.  

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a wistful quality...  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 January. This day 14. 

This is a rough sketch. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

WIP Kitty Cat Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketch of Daffodil Flowers & Big Eye Angel Fairy/ January 10 & 11 / Art Sketches Daily...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a cat I've been working on her fur.  I'm a couple of layers in.  She's a black kitty, but I feel her brown underpainting gives her more of a richness...  I'm going to finesse her details and her eyes next, but I'm not quite sure the order.  She'll also need some wiskers.  The panel that I'm painting on is 8"x10"

I usually work on more than one painting at a time, and I do have some others in the works, but this one has a deadline fast approaching...


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 a little early, but I'm going to try to join in this week with Paint Party Friday.  To see more participants, please visit:

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Here is a sketch of daffodils.  Two of these sweet flowers are nestled together...  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 January.  This is from day 10.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a look of mild trepidation...  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 January. This day 11. 

This is a rough sketch. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Original Big Eye Gothic Angel Fairy Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints! January Sketches...



"Lotus" Original 4"x4" Painting on Panel Here

This week my featured painting is "Lotus."  She has huge blue eyes, pink hair, and her wings are inspired by hummingbird wings.  It is one of my smallest paintings.  The painting has a lowbrow surreal fantasy feel.  This original big eye gothic angel fairy 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 angels, you may see them here.

Featured Image "Lotus"
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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Here is a sketch of an amaryllis flower.  They are such beautiful flowers...  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 January.  This is from day 8.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a very focused 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 January. This is day 9. 

This is a rough sketch.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

WIP Kitty Cat Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketch of a Big Eye Fantasy Maidens & Flowers/ January 1-7 / Art Sketches Daily...


I apologize for having been away for a while without giving any notice, I've been a bit distracted.  I hope to be back again on Tuesday with some later than usual listings with an angel theme...


In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a cat I've been working on her underpainting.  I'm a couple of layers in.  She's actually a black kitty, but when the light hits her she sometimes glows a golden brown...  The panel that I'm painting on is 8"x10"


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 calla lily.  This flower has a beautiful twirling quality...  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 January.  This is from day 1.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a sweet shell necklace...  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 January. This is from day 2. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She seems to be surprised by something unexpected...  I think she is most likely a goddess, 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 December. This is from day 3. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of two African daisies.  They have a cheerful elegance...  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 January.  This is from day 4.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a very determined 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 January. This is from day 5. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of some snowmound spirea flowers.  I think they're quite charming...  I'm unsure if I'll paint them or not, but I did enjoy sketching them. 


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

This is a rough sketch.


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 January. This day 7. 

This is a rough sketch.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year Wishes from a Garden Guardian Angel Fairy! December Sketches...



I hope this coming year brings you much joy and beauty.  This garden guardian angel fairy and I send Happy New Year wishes from lisarusso.com.


This painting is the last one I will have completed this year, she actually looks a bit different now that I've varnished her, I'll share the final version of her another day; but I liked this version of her with this gold leafing look to usher in the new year!   

This big eyed beauty is on a 16"x20" canvas in acrylics.  This piece and "Moonrise" have been accepted by the Ontario Museum of History & Art "Diversity and Inclusion:  The Influence of African American Art in Southern California Exhibit."  I've yet to frame them, but they are both complete!

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Here is a sketch of a bearded iris.  These flowers are amongst my favorites...  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 December.  This is from day 29.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a hibiscus.  I see a lot of these flowers and they are wonderful to behold...  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 December.  This is from day 30.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  I love hats and I think she does too...  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 December. This is day 31.

This is a rough sketch.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

WIP Kitty Cat Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketch of a Big Eye Fairy & Calla Lily Flower/ December 27 & 28 / Art Sketches Daily...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a cat I've completed the background.  I started with the base color that I shared last week and then combined two colors on top, wet into wet.  After that I spritzed the colors with water so they combined even more.  Then I let it dry completely.  Most of the areas really worked, but on those that didn't I repeated the process.  Next I'll move on to the kitty underpainting...  The panel that I'm painting on is 8"x10"


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 a little early, but I'm going to try to join in this week with Paint Party Friday.  To see more participants, please visit:

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a sweet mischevous quality and a dashing hat...  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 December. This is from day 27. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a calla lily.  These flowers seem bold yet delicate at once to me...  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 December.  This is day 28.  

This is a rough sketch.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Original Winter Bunny Rabbit Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints! December Sketches...



"Snowy Bunny" Original 8"x10" Painting on Canvas here

This week my featured painting is "Snowy Bunny," an original white winter hare painting.  I love bunnies and rabbits so much!  This is one of my favoritie paintings, it is perfect for winter even if you never see snow or actually anytime of year...  This original rabbit painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  The art has a realist impressionist 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 mermaids and mermaid friends, you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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Here is a sketch of a tulip.  I also have spring on the mind...  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 December.  This is from day 25.  

This is a rough sketch.


 Here is a sketch of another tulip.  They're such charming flowers...  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 December.  This is day 26. 

This is a rough sketch.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas if you Celebrate it! Sketch of a Big Eye Angel & Mermaid/ December 23 & 24 / Art Sketches Daily...


Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas if you Celebrate it!


I hope you have a wonderful Christmas if you celebrate it.  This big eyed angel and I and I send Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas wishes from lisarusso.com.

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has twirls to her hair...  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 December. This from day 23. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a hint of a pout...  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 December. This is day 24. 

This is a rough sketch. 

Friday, December 22, 2017

WIP Kitty Cat Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketch of a Poinsettia, Icelandic Poppy Flower & Big Eye Goddess/ December 20, 21, & 22 Sketches Daily...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a cat I've blocked in the underpainting for the background.  There will be some more layering in the background before I move on to the kitty underpainting...  The panel that I'm painting on is 8"x10"


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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Here is a sketch of a poinsettia.  I love watching their leaves turn from green to red this time of year...  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 December.  This is from day 20.  

This is still a very rough sketch, I just felt like a bit of color so I used colored pencils.


Here is a sketch of an icelandic poppy.  I think poppies are one of my favorite flowers, they are so delicate...  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 December.  This is from day 21.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She seems to have a wary expression...  I think she is most likely a goddess, 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 December. This is day 22. 

This is a rough sketch. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Original Big Eye Gothic Angel Fairy Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints! December Sketches...



"Orchid" Original 4"x4" Painting on Panel Here

This week my featured painting is "Orchid". She has huge brown eyes, red streaked hair, and her wings are inspired by hummingbird wings.  It is one of my smallest paintings.  The painting has a lowbrow surreal fantasy feel.  This original big eye gothic angel fairy 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.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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Here is a sketch of a nasturtium.  It is a front facing view of this flower...  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 December.  This is from day 18.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a look of wisdom...  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 December. This day 19. 

This is a rough sketch.