Friday, June 17, 2016

WIP Gothic Big Eye Wednesday Addams Art Original Painting Work in Progress + June Sketches, Sketch 17, Seed Pod...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP big eye gothic maiden painting I've only just transferred my sketch over and painted the edges black...  I like to pick a color that complements the piece to put on the edges, but it doesn't end up being perfect as I don't fret if a bit of the paint from the painting itself goes over the edges a bit.  I've tried doing the edge last, but couldn't do it cleanly enough.  This way there isn't a lot of glaring white, but the painting itself is the priority. 

 I'll be starting with the background next.  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.

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


Here is a sketch of a seed pod.  I found it one day while I was taking a walk.  I'm not sure what kind of a plant it's from, but it looks like the seed has already left the pod.  It measures two to three inches and feels like wood.  I picked it up thinking I might paint on it, but I really rather like it as it is...  I doubt I'll paint it, but I did enjoy sketching it.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 17.  

This is a rough sketch.

13 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work as always. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

interesting seed pod. It looks like a nice large wip, can't wait to see how it progresses.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

looking forward to seeing your painting progress :)

My name is Erika. said...

Great sketches this week!

Linda Kunsman said...

always love seeing your beautiful sketches. Happy PPF!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Valerie-Jael, Christine, Jennifer, Erika, and Linda! Much appreciated.

Martin Kloess said...

Exploring something different, I see...

Giggles said...

Oh it does have a Wednesday feel to her!! Love her face so far...look forward to her completion!! Great pod too!

Hugs Giggles

June Walker said...

Love the seed pod!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Ohhh wow this is going to be a very powerful piece when it is finished. I just love your art.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Martin, Giggles, June, and Nicole! I think it's fun to try new things on occasion...

sandy said...

Your flowers are always so beautiful and delicate - i loved looking at the finished work.

Magic Love Crow said...

This painting is going to be so cool, when it's finished! Love the seed pod!