Thursday, February 6, 2020

Original Big Eye Black Ghost Painting! Black History Month Art Prints & ACEO Prints! HELLO KITTY 45th Anniversary Group Show (Closed Show) II



"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... 


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 some of my lovely dark skinned maidens in honor of Black History Month.  If you would like to take a look; you may see them here.

Featured Image "Moonrise"
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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HELLO KITTY 45th Anniversary Group Show (Closed Show) II
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 PEEKABOO KITTY by Olivia De Berardinis #withtheart
This was my first time getting to see an original Olivia De Berardinis painting, I was so thrilled!  Alex introduced me to her art books years ago...

PEEKABOO KITTY by Olivia De Berardinis

THE CAT & THE GIRL by Pogo

A SUPER DAY IN CALIFORNIA! by Kozyndan

CLOUD NINE by Nicole Gordon

HELLO AGAIN, KITTY by Kelogsloops

HELLO AGAIN, KITTY by Kelogsloops Close Up

MY MELODY STAR STORM by Lori Nelson

HELLO LILY KITTY by Sarah Folkman

GOOD MORNING KITTY by Bennett Slater


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

Friday, January 31, 2020

Original Water Lily Waterlily Flower Painting! Art Prints & ACEO Prints! WIP Work in Progress Big Eye Little Red Riding Hood...



"Zen Waterlily" Original 7"x5" Painting on Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "Zen Waterlily."  I've been thinking that it has been a while since I've shared one of my flower pieces, I love to paint flowers.  This pink and yellow water lily is a favorite of mine.  The art has a painterly realist impressionist feel.  The original water lily floral acrylic painting is available 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 is Chinese Zodiac animals; you may see them here.


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WIP Work in Progress Big Eye Little Red Riding Hood


In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye little red riding hood I've mostly finished her underpainting.  Fairytales hold a strong allure for me.  In this piece, I'm focused on her face.  I've been working on her eyes and skin tones, next I will start working on the overpainting of her hair.  

This big eyed beauty is on an 8"x10" panel in acrylics...  


This is a work in progress, but you also may see some of my finished paintings at lisabellarusso.com if you'd like.


Thursday, January 23, 2020

Original Sanguine Rat Rodent Painting! Happy Lunar Chinese New Year Zodiac Art Prints & ACEO Prints! ART COLLECTOR STARTER KIT VI (Closed Show) Corey Helford Gallery...



"Sanguine Rat" Original 5"x7" Painting on Panel here

This week my featured painting is "Sanguine Rat," an original rat set against sakura cherry blossoms painting.  I painted it in honor of Chinese New Year...  Year of the rat is soon to start!  This original rodent painting is available as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  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, my theme is Chinese Zodiac animals, I have delayed my usual launch until recently as I just completed the painting of the rat this week.  If you would like to take a look; you may see them here.

Featured Image "Sanguine Rat"
5"x7" 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...  There were a number of rodent inspired pieces and I've decided to open with sharing them as it felt fitting as this year is year of the rat!  I will definitely be sharing more from this show as time progresses.

Lisabella Russo (me) with HERA´S RAT 1 by Hera of Herakut #withtheart 

HERA´S RAT 1 by Hera of Herakut

HERA´S RAT 2 by Hera of Herakut

LIGHT WHERE YOU NEED IT (MOUSE) by Sean O'Meallie

"FAMILIAR by Sarah Dolby


Saturday, January 18, 2020

WIP Year of the Rat Art Original Painting Work in Progress / AUSTRALIA WILDFIRES FUNDRAISER! - Camilla d’Errico - Koala Postcard Set - Signed...



In this original wip work in progress acrylic painting of a rat, I have finished the background, I went with a loose impressionistic style of some cherry blossoms.  Next I will be the underpainting and then the foreground and final details.  The panel that I'm painting on is 5"x7" and I'm hoping to release this on Tuesday but I have a lot of painting to do!  I'm painting Rattie (this is just a working title, I'm hoping to come up with something better, but if not, well...) in honor of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rat.  


This is a work in progress, but I also post finished pieces here as well if you'd like to come to visit!  You also may see some of my finished paintings at lisabellarusso.com if you'd like.

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AUSTRALIA WILDFIRES FUNDRAISER! - Camilla d’Errico - Koala Postcard Set - Signed


This auction is by welcometo_ourden on ebay, it is to benefit the WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue @wireswildliferescue.  I love animals and my heart broke seeing the devastation there.  This seems like a beautiful way to help.  I have bought from this seller and they are fantastic.



Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Original Happy Little Piglet Painting! Art Prints & ACEO Prints! Celebrating the New Lunar Year of the Earth Pig/Boar Exhibition (Closed Show)...



"Fortune Smiles" Original 5"x7" Painting on Panel here

This week my featured painting is "Fortune Smiles," an original piglet painting.  I painted it in honor of Chinese New Year...  Year of the pig is winding to an end and I realized I had yet to add my happy piglet to my website!  This original boar painting is available as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  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, my theme will be Chinese Zodiac animals, however I am still working on my rat painting, so I have delayed my usual launch until after the completion of the painting.  There are still some of my favorites listed, mermaids, and winter and Christmas themed art if you would like to take a look; you may see them here.


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Celebrating the New Lunar Year of the Earth Pig/Boar Exhibition (Closed Show)
The Realm/Ministry of Culture Art Salon Chinatown
February 2nd through March 17th 2019

Upon reflection, I also realized that I had yet to share my pictures from the show "Celebrating the New Lunar Year of the Earth Pig/Boar" I participated in!  Since year of the pig is fast changing to year of the rat, I decided to remedy that situation!   I think last year I managed an earlier start to my Chinese Zodiac inspired painting than I have to my rat.  Although I greatly enjoyed the exhibit and the art at The Realm/Ministry of Culture Art Salon Chinatown's exhibition, I think I'm a bit too far behind to see if they're having a show this year, but I hope that you will enjoy these boars from some of the artists who participated last year as well as my happy little piglet. 


Artist Lisabella Russo (me :)) with my painting Fortune Smiles to left and Year of the Boar by Niki Solina to right #withtheart

Fortune Smiles by Lisabella Russo

Fortune of Pigs by Martha Fernandez

Boaring Chores by Edmund Arevalo

Year of the Pig by Jose Angel Hernandez

Taking on the Year of the Pig by Eileen Hsu

I Am Not Your Profit by Dina Farris Appel

Year of the Boar by Sandra Low

II Cinghiale Italiano by Debbi Green

Year of the Wild Pig by Yuri Shimojo

Fashionista by Terri Berman

Fragile by Chris MacDonald



Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year Wishes! Original Sweet Pea Flower Floral Painting...


I hope this coming year brings you much joy and beauty.  These flowers and I send Happy New Year wishes from lisabellarusso.com.


"To Touch the Sky" Original 8"x10" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints, & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints are available on my website Here

Last year was not one of my more productive years, but I am hopeful for the new year.  These sweet pea flower blossoms seem to be ever reaching upwards and I hope I will do so as well.  I think I am working on my little rat painting today, what a wonderful way to start the new year! 

May you and your loved ones have an amazing new year!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas if you celebrate it! Big Eye Gothic Angel & Black Cat Original Painting & HELLO KITTY 45th Anniversary Group Show (Closed Show) I


This big eyed angel fairy and her cat and I send Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas wishes from lisabellarusso.com.


"All Creatures Great and Small" Original 11"x14" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here

I hope this holiday season is filled with joy, love, peace, and hope for you.  I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and also Christmas if you celebrate it.  



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 wintry Christmas; you may see them here.  This piece isn't on ebay this year as I decided to revisit her and I just finished putting some final touches on her, but she is available at the link above.

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HELLO KITTY 45th Anniversary Group Show (Closed Show)
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 MY HELLO KITTY by Jasmine Becket-Griffith #withtheart

MY HELLO KITTY by Jasmine Becket-Griffith

MY HELLO KITTY by Jasmine Becket-Griffith Close Up

IT’S A LOVELY DAY by Pip & Pop

IT’S A LOVELY DAY by Pip & Pop Close Up

MISS KITTY by Tina Yu

A LITTLE GIRL WITH A HEART OF GOLD by Marc Scheff

KAWAII KABUKI PRESENTS THE MIRACLE GIFT by Darcy Yates

MISS KITTY WHITE by Zoe Byland

KITTY CREPE by Naoshi

HELLO SWEETY by Ewa Pronczuk-Kuziak


Friday, December 20, 2019

Happy Winter Solstice! Big Eye Blue Snowflake Angel Original Painting & Rough Sketches of Rats...



Happy Winter Solstice wishes from me and from this angel at lisabellarusso.com...


"Winter Belle" Original 8"x10" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints, & Limited Edition LE Giclee ACEO Prints are available on my website Here

"Winter Belle" Original 8"x10" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints, & Limited Edition LE Giclee ACEO Prints are available on my website Here:
http://www.lisarusso.com/fantasyart/winterbelle.htm

I live in a land without snow, but when I think of winter, I think of snowflakes.  This angel's eyes are gently closed as she ushers in the new season.  I hope you have a wonderful first day of winter and that the season is a beautiful one for you.

I'm a little early in posting this as the first day of winter also falls on my birthday so I'll be away from the computer more than usual on the 21st, but I did want to wish you a joyeux day.


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 wintry Christmas; you may see them here.

Featured Image "Winter Belle"
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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Year of the Rat Sketches

Rats!

Yes, really, rats...  I don't often sketch rats, in fact this is my first time doing so.  However every year I like to do a Chinese New Year piece inspired by the animal of the year.  Although I knew in advance which rat I wanted to focus on, I decided to sketch a number of them to get the feel for them.  These are rough sketches.  The one I will be developing further is the last one.  The paws and feet need a bit more work before I move forward.

Rough Sketch, Rat 1

Rough Sketch, Rat 2

Rough Sketch, Rat 3

Rough Sketch, Rat 4 The Chosen Rat