Friday, July 27, 2012

The Start of a Bird of Paradise Painting & Some Listings...



This week I worked a bit on my Bird of Paradise painting.  At this point it is sketched in and my preliminary background is in place.  I consider this point to be the "bare bones" of the painting.  There's no color yet on the flower and I may change my mind as to the color of the background as I get further into it.  I love this soft blue, but I'm not sure if I'll keep it for this painting.  We'll see how it goes!

The canvas is 18"x24" and I'm working in acrylics.

Anyway, I'm having a print giveaway that ends on Monday July 30th, the information is here.

Also, I'm joining in this week with Paint Party Friday.  To see more participants, please visit:


I usually try to get my prints up by Tuesday, but I just haven't managed that this week!  Connnected, a vibrant pink tulip is based on a small 6"x6" square original that I sold at a show.  It is available here.

As the square size is not a standard size, I also have it listed as a 5"x7".  This week is Little Owl's debut as a print, I don't have it up on my website yet.  In addition, Deep in Thought, a blue angel fairy, is also up as a print.  To see them all, please visit here.

20 comments:

Magic Love Crow said...

Hi Lisa ;o) I love seeing paintings being created. It's great seeing the final piece, but I think the steps inbetween are very interesting!
Your tulip is very soft and pretty!
Take Care ;o)

Mary C. Nasser said...

I love that very soft blue in the background painting of your bird-of-paradise painting, too!
Great seeing your process!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you Stacy and Mary, I appreciate your kind words. Happy PPF!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Very pretty poppy! I love drawing flowers too! Only mine don't come out as realistic as yours! Patsy from
HeARTworks and
papemelroti

Debbie said...

I can't wait to see your painting finished, and the tulip is beautiful! I love tulips and pink is one of my favorite colors!

Paula J said...

Oooohh can't wait to see how the bird turns out. I do wonder if it'll stay all soft colors as it is now, or if you'll change it up to be completely different.

Thanks for linking up to my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!!

Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Giggles said...

Beautiful tulip love the color!! Can't wait to see bird of paradise completed!

Hugs Giggles

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wow! Love your WIP ~ great start ~ well done ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I love tulips and yours is very pretty! I always love pink flowers. :) Your bird-of-paradise is off to a great start too. :)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you kindly Patsy, Debbie, Paula, Giggles, ArtMuseDog and Carol, and Jen. Sometimes I have a difficult time getting started...

Patsy, I love flowers and floral art. I think it's a beautiful topic regardless of if the finished piece is more abstract, folk, impressionist, surrealist, realist etc. I think your art is quite charming!

Alicia C said...

always fun to see a WIP! and that tulip is so vibrant and lovely!

Carol said...

Oh I can't wait to see what happens with the bird painting. The flower is beautiful ! :0)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks Alicia C and Carol! I am glad you like my flowers.

Jessica Sporn said...

Gorgeous tulip. Can't wait to see your bird fly! Happy PPF!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful Tulip painting!The start of the other looks wonderful!

Lynn said...

Lovely tulip. I am very excited to see the top painting come into fruition. I love that particular flower, so dramatic!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Jessica, Myrna, and Lynn. Flowers are one of my favorite subjects!

Natasha said...

I love seeing process shots, I will be looking forward to see how this one ends up! :)

Daniele Valois said...

beautiful work!!!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you Natasha and Daniele, I appreciate your kind words.