Friday, September 16, 2016

WIP Gothic Big Eye Wednesday Addams Art Original Painting Work in Progress + September Sketches, Sketch 16, Angel...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP big eye gothic maiden painting I'm finished with the background, I think the cemetery has a nice ambience.  Next I get to start on her, I think I'll be painting her eyes next, one of my favorite things to paint... 

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.

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has hair piled up on her hair and flowing down around her...  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 16.   She is also face 16 for the 29 faces challenge in September. 

This is a rough sketch.

20 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful work, and it reminds me that Halloween is coming nearer. Have a lovely weekend, hugs, Valerie

Alexandra MacVean said...

Your gals are just fabulous. So much fun coming here to see what you've done next. :)

Christine said...

ooh this gothic piece is already looking spooky! Your fairy has beautiful hair!

Linda Kunsman said...

your faces are always so beautiful looking. Love the "Celtic" looking cemetery in the background of the first one. Happy PPF!

~Rasz~ said...

Hi Lisa Isabella! I love your Gothic Maiden. I like to paint the eyes first too. And they are my favorite part. I think when the eyes are painting it comes alive! Your Big Eyed Maiden is beautiful too. Have fun painting them. Congrats on doing the 29 faces. I wanted to but knew I couldn't give it my all. I'm excited to see these two completed! Great job! Hugs, Rasz

gillena cox said...

These are lovely. Thanks for dropping by my blog today

Much love...

carol l mckenna said...

Love them both yet the first one seems to have more depth and very ethereal ~l

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Misty said...

I love how your gothic maiden is turning out! The cemetary background is amazing! It appears to have texture? Very realistic! I can see Wednesday Adams peeking through already! :D Your big eyed maiden is also lovely. Hopefully we can see her in color. :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very pretty maiden and great texture on the gravestones :)

Irene Rafael said...

Your big eyed girls are so distinctive and unique. I enjoy the seasonal gravestone in the first drawing.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Ohhh Lisa! This graveyard background is fabulous. You know me anything dark and gravyardy. LOL I can't wait for this one to be done. I know she will be stunning. Have a wonderful weekend.

Giggles said...

Ooh I think it will be SPOOKTACULAR when it's completed! A Halloween happening piece...Love it!! Great inspiration too...loved that show as a kid! Love your side bar gals in on their fun hair too!!

Hugs Giggles

sirkkis said...

Wonderful start. Want to see more...
Happy Weekend ♥

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very very much for the kind words!

Martin Kloess said...

Two pictures. Two different feels. Both beautiful.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Martin!

Tammie Dickerson said...

What a perfect idea for the witching season to come! Can't wait to set how you finish her! Happy PPF :)

Tammie Dickerson said...

What a perfect idea for the witching season to come! Can't wait to set how you finish her! Happy PPF :)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Tammie, I am enjoying working on her.

Magic Love Crow said...

Lisa, I am so excited to see your "Wednesday Adams" painting finished!!!
Gorgeous new maiden sketch!!