Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Original Big Eye Goddess Aphrodite Venus Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints! August Sketches...


I'm going out of town tomorrow 8/23, I could be gone for around a week, but I'm hoping that my trip will only last a few days.  I'll try to keep sketching for my daily sketch challenge and I hope to post the sketches that I complete upon my return.


"Aphrodite" Original 5"x7" Painting on Canvas Panel Here

This week my featured painting is "Aphrodite."  She has big blue green teal eyes and blonde hair with purple streaks.  Aphrodite (also known to the Romans as Venus) is the Greek goddess of love and is part of my goddess series.  I think love is so very important.  The original big eye surreal lowbrow fantasy goddess 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 flowers and includes a selection of some of my white flower art; you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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Here is a sketch of an oriental poppy.  I think they are such beautiful flowers, I saw them first in Georgia O'Keefe's gorgeous paintings and they have been dear to me ever since...  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 22.  

This is a rough sketch.  

Monday, August 21, 2017

The 5th Annual Coaster Show at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery Mermaid Octopus & Betta Fish Goddess Art Original Paintings + August Sketches, Sketch 21, Rose + Solar Eclipse...



My 4"x4" original paintings have been accepted for the The 5th Annual Coaster Show at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery!  Here are the final two of them completed.  The mermaid with an octopus is "Octina" and the goddess with the betta fish is "Lovfina."  They will be available from the gallery starting on September 1st.  Most likely I will not be attending the opening, but I hope to be at the closing near the end as well as to visit at some point during the run of the show to try and get some photographs to share.  The show information is below.

Edit:  The first two are here.

The 5th Annual Coaster Show
September 1 – October 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 1st, 8-11 PM
Closing Party: Sunday, Oct. 1st noon-six PM

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.

CONTACT INFO
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Location: 4633 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA. 90027
Phone: (323) 666-7667
Email: info@laluzdejesus.com


You may see more of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like. 

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Here is a sketch of a rose.  Roses are so very near and dear to my heart that they recur with frequency in my work...  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 21.  

This is a rough sketch.

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Happy Eclipse Day!

I took these photographs of the sun during the solar eclipse from my front yard.  At the last minute I bought some solar eclipse glasses (I called around 13 places on Friday and Saturday until I found someone local who had them in stock), I bought an extra one to tape over my camera lense as I read that the eclipse could damage camera lense.  The image on the bottom is pretty much what the eclipse looked like to me through the solar eclipse glasses, the one on the top was at a different camera setting and I thought it was beautiful.  I hope that you will enjoy the photos!

Edit:  I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Art Sketch of a Big Eye Mermaid & Angel Fairy, August 19 & 20 Daily Sketches...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has her face tilted downwards and is looking upwards .  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be an 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 from day 19.

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 a big eyed gothic maiden.  Her eyes are closed and her expression is serene.  She wears her heart on her forehead on this day...  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 20.

This is a rough sketch. 

I am also participating in Sunday Scribbles.  To view more Sunday Scribbles, please visit here.

Friday, August 18, 2017

The 5th Annual Coaster Show at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery Flapjack Octopus & Betta Fish Art Original Paintings + August Sketches, Sketch 18, Big Eye Kitsune...



My 4"x4" original paintings have been accepted for the The 5th Annual Coaster Show at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery!  Here are two of them completed, I will try to share the other two on Monday.  The octopus is "Adorablis" and the betta fish is "Phinneas."  They will be available from the gallery starting on September 1st.  Most likely I will not be attending the opening, but I hope to be at the closing near the end as well as to visit at some point during the run of the show to try and get some photographs to share.  The show information is below.

Edit:  The second two are here.

The 5th Annual Coaster Show
September 1 – October 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 1st, 8-11 PM
Closing Party: Sunday, Oct. 1st noon-six PM

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.

CONTACT INFO
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Location: 4633 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA. 90027
Phone: (323) 666-7667
Email: info@laluzdejesus.com

You may see more 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 big eyed maiden.  She is a fox spirit, also called a kitsune.  I hope to develop this one further, but I'm not sure when I'll be doing so.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in August.  This is day 18.

This is a rough sketch. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Art Sketch of a Big Eye Angel Fairy, August 17 Daily Sketches...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  Her makeup has bled down her face, but she seems quietly composed.  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.  You may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Photograph of a Trio of Roses at Huntington Gardens + August Sketches Art, Day 16 Sketch, Big Eye Fairy Angel...



I took this photograph of these roses at Huntington Gardens.  I love that this trio of flowers had different colors growing from the same stem.  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.  She has an inquisitive 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 August.  This is day 16.

This is a rough sketch. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Original Pink Rose Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints! August Sketches...



"Pink Ribbons" Original 18"x24" Painting on Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "Pink Ribbons."  It was inspired by a rose from my grandparent's garden...  There are many flowers that I love, but roses will always have a special place in my heart.  The original floral painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  The painting has a realist surreal 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 flowers and includes a selection of some of my white flower art; you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She looks a little haunted although she has a dashing hat perched atop her head.  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 15.

This is a rough sketch.

Monday, August 14, 2017

WIP Flapjack Octopus Art Original Painting Work in Progress + August Sketches, Sketch 14, Carnation Flower...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a flapjack octopus I've worked on his shading.  He is close to being done, but I've decided to change the background to better display him and then I'll add his final highlights to his eyes.  The panel that I'm painting on is 4"x4"...  


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 carnation.  It's my first time sketching one; they are a commonly seen flower, but they're still so very pretty...  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 14.  

This is a rough sketch.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Art Sketch of a Peacock Bird, August 13 Daily Sketches...



Here is a sketch of a peacock.  I'm intending to paint this one, but it likely needs some refining first.  I've been meaning to do a peacock and a Hera with a peacock painting for a while, so I'm excited to be in the planning stages...


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in August.  This is day 13.

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 Scribbles.  To view more Sunday Scribbles, please visit here.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

WIP Big Eye Mermaid Flapjack Octopus Art Original Painting Work in Progress + August Sketches, Sketch 11 & 12, Orchid Flower & Peacock Bird...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye mermaid and a flapjack octopus I've made quite a bit of progress since the last time I posted her.  I've worked on her features, her dress, and her hair.  At this point I still need to paint her little octopus friend and possibly give her some hair wispies as well and she should be fini.  I think I am going to save the highlights in the eyes until last again.  The panel that I'm painting on is 4"x4"...  


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 an orchid.  Orchids are one of my favorite flowers, they have such a range of beauty...  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 from day 11.  

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a peacock.  I'm planning on painting one, well actually two, one solo and one with the goddess Hera.  I've never drawn one before, so I decided to start with this one, although I think I have another one in mind to paint.  They are such beautiful birds.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in August.  This is day 12.  

This is a rough sketch.