Wednesday, January 18, 2017

My Photograph of Yellow Roses at Descanso Gardens + January Sketches Art, Day 18 Sketch, Big Eye Goddess...



I took this photograph of these yellow roses at Descanso Gardens a while back.  I have a particular fondness for roses and these just grabbed me...  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.  I think she has a depth to her gaze although one eye is hidden.  I think she is most likely a goddess, although she could also be a fairy angel or 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 January.  This is day 18.

This is a rough sketch.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Original Purple Clematis Painting! 1st Tuesday Art Prints & ACEO Prints! January Sketches...



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


This week my featured painting is "Clematis".  This purple flower was inspired by a photo by Shawn Parker Photography.   The art has a realist impressionist feel.  The original floral painting has some texture in the background and 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 Chinese Zodiac animals (although a Western dragon has sneaked in), you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday
http://www.create-with-joy.com/

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has a fantastic bow in her hair and a bit of a questioning gaze.  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a goddess or 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 January.  This is day 17.  

This is a rough sketch.

Monday, January 16, 2017

WIP Big Eye Fairy Angel Art Original Painting Work in Progress + January Sketches, Sketch 16 Sketchbook, Mountain Bluebird Bird...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP big eye gothic maiden painting I've mostly completed her skin tones.  I've also painted her features, I am looking forward to painting her hair...  

This fairy angel is an 8"x10" acrylic painting. 


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 mountain bluebird.  It is such a joy to draw birds...  It is in my tiny sketchbook that measures 3.5x5.5 inches.   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 January.  This is day 16.   

This is a sketch in colored pencils.  I'm not really a colored pencil artist but I am exploring something new for the sketchbook.  I will be juxtaposing my usual rough sketches with the colored pencil sketches at varying intervals.  I tend to sketch very lightly, so these and my usual pencil ones are darkened a bit in photoshop for online viewing. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Art Sketch of a Big Eye Mermaid + Calla Lily, January 14 + 15 Daily Sketches



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a sweet smile and her hair is flowing 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 January.  This is day 15.  

This is a rough sketch.  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 calla lily.  I chose an unusual angle for this sketch, I think these flowers have an elegant beauty no matter how they're looked at..  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 14.  

This is a rough sketch.

I am also participating in Sunday Sketches.  To view more Sunday Sketches, please visit:
http://bluechairdiary.blogspot.com/

Friday, January 13, 2017

WIP Bantam Rooster Art Original Painting Work in Progress + January Sketches, Sketch 13, Angel Fairy...



In this original 5"x7" work in progress WIP oil painting of a bantam rooster, I've been working on the background and beak.  I've also started on his crest and eye, but I'm not done painting them, as yet they're just blocked in.  I'm planning on using a texture medium with some overpainting for the crest when I get there, but I may or may not save that for last...  I hope to have him done for Tuesday, but we'll see..


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:
http://paintpartyfriday.blogspot.com/

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has some seriously long and luxurious eye lashes!  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 January.  This is day 12.

This is a rough sketch.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Sketch of a Big Eye Fairy Angel, January 12, Art Sketches Daily...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  I wonder what she is looking up at so intently.  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 January.  This is day 12.

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

My Photograph of California Poppies at Descanso Gardens + January Sketches Art, Day 11 Sketch, Big Eye Angel Fairy...



I took this photograph of these orange flowers at Descanso Gardens in the summer.  They are California poppies; also known as the golden poppy, these are the state flower of my state California...  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 maiden.  Her eyes are closed and she has a very gentle quality.  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 January.  This is day 11.

This is a rough sketch.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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



"Estrella" Original Framed 6"x6.5" Painting here

This week my featured painting is "Estrella".  This Latina fairy angel has large brown eyes and purple streaks in her hair, her name means star. The original is framed! The colors are a little washed out in the framed photograph, I have a scan of the art that's more true to actual colors in the link. The art has a lowbrow surreal feel The 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 Chinese Zodiac animals (although a Western dragon has sneaked in), you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday
http://www.create-with-joy.com/

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Here is a sketch of a snapdragon.  They are the sweetest little flowers, as a child I was quite enraptured by them.  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 day 10.

This is a rough sketch.

Monday, January 9, 2017

WIP Mermaid + AngelFish Art Original Painting Work in Progress + January Sketches, Sketch 9, Chipping Sparrow



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye mermaid with her angelfish friends, I've added the highlights to her eyes and have been working on her skin tones.  At this point I'm a couple of layers in and she is roughly blocked in, I think she needs a couple more layers of skin tones before I move on to her hair... 

This big eyed beauty is on a 16"x20" canvas in acrylics.


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 chipping sparrow.  He is set against some lovely flowers.  It is very tempting to me to add this sweet round bird to my list of paintings I'd like to do...  I finally have my rooster sketch as I'd like him and I think I will begin painting him today...  


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in January.  This is day 9.  

This is a rough sketch.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sketch of a Rose Flower, January 8 Art Sketches Daily...



Here is a sketch of a rosebud.  Roses are a flower very dear to my heart.  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 day 8.

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