Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My Photograph of Bearded Iris Flowers at Descanso Gardens + August Sketches Art, Day 24 Sketch, Big Eye Fairy...



I took this photograph of these bearded irises at Descanso Gardens.  There are so many delicate colors gracing these lovely flowers, the pinks merge into lilacs and there are soft golden hues as well.  I hope that you will enjoy this photo!


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



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has a slight smile gracing her face.  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 August.  This is day 24.  

This is a rough sketch.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Original Big Eye Gothic Fairy Iris Garden Guardian Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints! August Sketches...



"Iris Dream" Original 16"x20" Painting on Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "Iris Dream". The original big eye gothic angel fairy garden guardian 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 www.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 cute and fluffy animals with Little Bo Peep as a chaperone, you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday



Here is a sketch of a kitten.  I think this sweet little cat very much needs a cuddle.  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 August.  This is day 23.   

This is a rough sketch.

Monday, August 22, 2016

WIP Rose Flower Floral Art Original Painting Work in Progress + August Sketches, Sketch 22, Angel...



In this original 4"x6" work in progress WIP painting of a rose, I've painted the petals.  I'm very close to being finished with the painting, I just need to accent some lights and play with the stem a little bit...  I love the soft lilac color of this purple rose.


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 www.lisarusso.com if you'd like.



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has full beautiful hair and a compelling gaze.  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 have a couple of possible ideas for her, but time will tell...


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in August.  This is day 22.

This is a rough sketch.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sketch of a Big Eye Gothic Fairy DDLM DOTD makeup options, August 21, Art Sketches Daily...



Here are some sketches of a big eyed gothic maiden.  They are of some make up options for my next Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead painting.  She will also have butterflies, but I'd like to finalize the makeup before I add in the monarchs.  I think she is most likely a 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 August.  This is day 21.

This are rough sketches.  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:
http://bluechairdiary.blogspot.com/

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sketch of a Big Eye Gothic Fairy, August 20, Art Sketches Daily...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She is a more refined version of a previous sketch, I still consider her to be a rough sketch as shading is extremely minimal and I'm still working out her details...  I hope I will be able to use her for my Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos painting, I've removed her flowers so that the focus can be her butterflies that I will be adding in.  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 August.  This is day 20.

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

Friday, August 19, 2016

WIP Angel Fairy Art Original Painting Work in Progress + August Sketches, Sketch 19, Flowers...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP big eye maiden painting I had fun painting her attire and features.  Her hair is coming next.  There is a hint of what color her hair will be in the color of her eyebrows...  This angel fairy is a little 4"x4" 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 www.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 some tiny little flowers.  I thought they were very delicate and sweet.  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 August.  This is day 19.  I believe it is my 200th day of consecutive sketching! 

This is a rough sketch.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sketch of a Big Eye Gothic Fairy, August 18, Art Sketches Daily...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  Her big eyes are gentle closed and giant roses adorn her hair, she is based on the same model as a previous sketch in a different pose...  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 August.  This is day 18.

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

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

My Photograph of Coneflowers & a Bee at Huntington Gardens + August Sketches Art, Day 17 Sketch, Big Eye Angel...



I took this photograph of these coneflowers at Huntington Gardens.  Here there are red and yellow flowers and a bee has alighted to dine on the flower's sweet nectar.  I hope that you will enjoy this photo!


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



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  Her big eyes are heavily lined with kohl and she looks like she is considering something...  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 August.  This is day 17.

This is a rough sketch.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Original Sunflower Flower Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints! August Sketches...



"Sunlight Sunbright" Original 18"x24" Painting on Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "Sunlight Sunbright". The original sunflower painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  The large floral original has bold yellows against a soft blue sky and there is some light texture.  Usually blues, purples, and blacks are my favorite colors, but I find flowers of every hue lovely.  There's a whole world of beauty in flowers.  It was painted with acrylic paints.  The art has a realist impressionist feel.


Most of my art is also available on my website at www.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 cute and fluffy animals with Little Bo Peep as a chaperone, you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday


Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has a strand of large pearls running through her windswept hair...  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a angel fairy 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 August.  This is day 16.  

This is a rough sketch.

Monday, August 15, 2016

WIP Gothic Big Eye Wednesday Addams Art Original Painting Work in Progress + August Sketches, Sketch 15, Daylily Flower...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP big eye gothic maiden painting I'm working on the background.  I've painted in the lawn and some trees, but I still have a bit more work to do on the lawn before I move on to the toombstones... 

This big eye gothic beauty is inspired by Wednesday Addams of the Addams Family and she is set in a Gothic 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 www.lisarusso.com if you'd like.



Here is a sketch of a daylily.  I think lilies are such pretty 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 August.  This is day 15.   

This is a rough sketch.