Friday, July 1, 2016

WIP Gothic Big Eye Wednesday Addams Art Original Painting Work in Progress + July Sketches, Sketch 1, Butterfly...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP big eye gothic maiden painting I've done some painting on the under layers...  I've applied a texture to the gravestones and painted a bit of the background as an underpainting.  I'll be painting over all of this as I continue on, but it gives me a bit of a feeling of where I'm going with it. 

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 butterfly.  They seem to love clusters of flowers, watching butterflies is something I greatly love to do.  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 July.  This is day 1.  

This is a rough sketch.

13 comments:

gillena cox said...

I will pay a return visit to see your finished Gothic

Thanks for dropping by my blog today. Happy PPF

MUCH LOVE...

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

nice to see the start of your painting, I remember the rough drawings you did for it :)

very pretty butterfly :)

Magic Love Crow said...

We've been having lots of butterflies! I love your sketch Lisa! And, I love how your painting is coming along! So excited to see this one finished! Hugs!

Christine said...

Nice to see the WIP and a lovely butterfly sketch for PPF!

Linda Kunsman said...

your wips are always so beautiful as they are and how wonderful to see them completed in their full glory too!

~Rasz~ said...

Hi Lisa Isabella! Thank you for visiting me earlier today and leaving such a sweet comment. I love Wednesday Addams! I am exited to see your Gothic beauty finished! I will have to visit on Tuesdays as well. You drew a beautiful butterfly. So dainty. I think leaving it a b&w sketch or painted in, both would look great! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Rasz

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work, happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Miss Marple said...

Great sketches! Unfortunately I know I am not a person for a daily challenge...respect for you! Happy PPF - Irma

artpickins.com said...

Fun sketch... good luck with the one a day... I've tried ... but never finished. happy PPF (or should I say PPS.... it's saturday.)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much for your kind words on my work in progress and sketch! So far I've managed to sketch daily, but I haven't managed to post daily; but since it's just a challenge to myself, I just do the best I can...

Giggles said...

Nicely done!! Beautiful!

Hugs Giggles

Fran said...

I think your Gothic lady will be really interesting.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you Giggles and Fran very much!