Monday, May 26, 2014

Temple Wrestler at the Norton Simon Museum of Art & Mermaid Painting WIP...



I think this temple wrestler sculpture from Cambodia at the Norton Simon Museum of Art is full of energy.  Their collection of paintings is so magnificent that I sometimes forget that they have an exceptional collection of Asian art downstairs.  This wrestler may be going on a trip, so give them a call if you specifically want to see him in case he's already gone...


I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday


I've done some work on my big eye mermaid painting.  At this point in the work in progress I feel I still need to shade her a little bit more and then I'll paint her features.  The hair is blocked in white via photoshop for the moment just to show approximately where it will go, it will be more of a fuschia color once I've painted it...

9 comments:

Joyce Lansky said...

Cool art work. Thanks for sharing.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/05/mm-im-playing-our-song.html

carol l mckenna said...

The eyes have it in this very creative work ~ xoxo

Happy Week to you ^_^

artmusedog and carol ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Margie said...

That's a great sculpture and your mermaid looks wonderful, those eyes are beautiful.
Look forward to seeing her finished.

Lorraine Renaud said...

ouch for the first image and wow for the second she has a little perfect nose, I love her...atta girl Lisa Isabella, like a little rabbit nose or I can pinpoint yet right this second but it will come to me later lol

Lady Lilith said...

I like the way your mermaid is comming a long. A little on the serious side.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you so very much Joyce, Carol, Margie, Lorraine, and Lady Lilith!

Magic Love Crow said...

He is full of energy! Amazing statue!
Your painting, is coming along beautifully ;o)
Big Hugs ;o)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you so much Stacy!

Kim said...

I am really loving this piece. This is how I would picture a "real" mermaid...lol.