Friday, September 9, 2016

WIP Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead Art Original Painting Work in Progress + September Sketches, Sketch 9, Goddess...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP big eye maiden painting I'm done with her makeup.  I've also added some shading with Payne's Gray glazing...  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 comes her hair...  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.

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



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  Her eyes are gently closed and she is filled with serenity...  I think she is most likely a goddess, although she could also be a mermaid or a fairy angel.  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 9.   She is also face 9 for the 29 faces challenge in September.

This is a rough sketch.

18 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your Dia de los muertos lady gets better and better! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

~Rasz~ said...

She is beautiful. And your sketch is beautiful too. I hope you post both of them completely painted. Great post! Thank you for visiting me too and leaving such a sweet comment.Happy PPF! Hugs, Rasz

Susan said...

Oh, I like your Dia de los muertos lady! Happy PPF

Christine said...

wow the Day of the Dead piece is so beautiful already! And so is your goddess/maiden.

Linda Kunsman said...

she is looking like a powerful woman-fabulous Lisa!!

Irene Rafael said...

She is stunning already. Love those monarch butterflies you have included!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

OMGosh Lisa she is stunning. The way her eyes pop from the DOTD makeup, just stunning.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

your Dia de los Muertos is really coming to life (ironic??)

your maiden looks very peaceful :)

Faye said...

Your sketch for the maiden is very nice. She has such a serene look.

sirkkis said...

Stunning Creature ‼
Have a great Time ❤

Victoria said...

Absolutely gorgeous...stunning and magical..wonderful tribute to such a special day/time of year..day of the dead..so beautiful! Shine on!
Happy PPF
Victoria

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much for your kind and thoughtful words!

Martin Kloess said...

How are you accomplishing this?
Mind ply to elegance

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Martin, much appreciated!

Giggles said...

This is beyond stunning...wow so impressive...love the face, how the eyes pop so realistically with her face masked in makeup...just gorgeous work!!!

Hugs Giggles

Magic Love Crow said...

I am in "awww" with your painting Lisa! And, your sketch is so precious!

NatureFootstep said...

I think she looks quite happy :)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Giggles, Stacy, and NatureFootstep!