Friday, July 4, 2014

Work in Progress Mermaid with Seahorses, the Very Start...



Happy 4th of July if you celebrate it!

Here is a work in progress view of an 11"x14" mermaid with seahorses painting.  In this wip I am at the very start (sorry the lineart is a bit hard to see, but the colors are going to be fairly soft, so I don't want to be working against very dark pencil marks).  The water color isn't quite reading as the combination of blue/teal that the background actually is.  I had that same problem with my water lily fairy, but I was able to adjust the colors to be more true to the original at the end.  For the work in progress posts, I'll probably leave the colors as is.

I'm at a little bit of a standstill with this one for the moment as I'd like to experiment with some details of the seahorses on a smaller panel, so I need to sketch an individual seahorse to experiment with...


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17 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Looking forward to seeing your progress from week to week! Valerie

Margik said...

Your drawing looks beautiful with so much promise of an art work. Looking forward to see it finished.
Mar

Ariel said...

Hope to come back and see the finished painting Lisa.
Happy PPF

Kim said...

I always love your mermaids...can't wait to see this one finished.

Faye said...

I can tell she is going to be a beautiful mermaid, Lisa.

Christine said...

beautiful wip! You are such a perfectionist Lisa!

Lorraine Renaud said...

so, so enchanting,...rest, enjoy and you will be oh so welcomed back x

Irene Rafael said...

She is lovely already! Please show her when she is completed.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I though I posted on this one but I guess not. As always I love seeing the start of your beautiful art. It always surprises me when you are finished.
Have a nice weekend
Nicole/Beadwright

Linda K said...

I'm already loving this with those sweet seahorses and am excited to see the finished painting!

lorik said...

She is lovely already..looking forward to seeing her development:)

bellefrogworks said...

Love to watch youyr mermaids come to life!

Kirstin McCulloch said...

I can't wait to see where you go next!! Gorgeous so far xx

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much for your kind words on my painting!

Sirkka said...

I love your mermaids, Lisa Isabella. I hope I can see it finished too!

Magic Love Crow said...

I hope you had a great 4th of July ;o)
She is looking so beautiful ;o)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Sirkka and Stacy!