Monday, September 12, 2016

WIP Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead Art Original Painting Work in Progress + September Sketches, Sketch 12, Angel...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP big eye maiden painting I've completed her hair.  It cascades around her shoulders...  She is a Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead sugar skull inspired painting.  The butterflies are monarch butterflies and they surround her.  Next will come the butterflies...  This fairy angel is an 11"x14" acrylic painting. 


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 lisarusso.com if you'd like.



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is sweetly glancing up, perhaps she sees a butterfly...  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in September.  This is day 12.   She is also face 12 for the 29 faces challenge in September. 

This is a rough sketch.

9 comments:

Christine said...

wow your painting is coming along so nicely! And your maiden has such pretty tip-tilted eyes.

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your painting, she is really gorgeous. Great sketch, too, love the expressions you give your maidens. Hugs, Valerie

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

look at all the lovely butterflies :) didn't realize there would be so many, looks great

NatureFootstep said...

death looks beautiful in your art. :)

Ileana said...

Beautiful and creative work! I love your fairies and I too am doing a sketch a day. Looking forward to seeing more of your artwork!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Christine, Valerie-Jael, Jennifer, NatureFootstep, and Ileana!

Martin Kloess said...

You're adding distraction to confusion to beauty...
the second sketch is elegant

Magic Love Crow said...

Your painting is amazing Lisa!! Love!
Your sketch is so sweet!
Big Hugs

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Martin, monarchs are important in Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead festivities, they are a part of my composition. Thanks about the sketch.

Thanks so very much Stacy!