Friday, September 30, 2016

WIP Gothic Big Eye Wednesday Addams Art Original Painting Work in Progress + September Sketches, Sketch 30, Iris Flower...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP big eye gothic maiden painting I've painted her eyes and I'm working on her blouse and neck.  I still have quite a ways to go with her, but she is wonderful to paint...  I think I may work on her skin tones in her face next before I paint the collar and finalize her blouse.

This big eyed gothic beauty is inspired by Wednesday Addams of the Addams Family and she is set in a 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 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 an iris.  I am working on developing this into a painting, it will be a small 8"x10" and I'll be using the oils, I still have a lot to learn about working with them, the little purple rose went well, but this will be a bit bigger.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in September.  This is day 30.  I'm considering trying Inktober, a challenge to do ink sketches for the month of October, but I may be going out of town at some point and I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep up.  I may give it a try anyway, but we'll see...  I've been challenging myself to sketch daily since February and I've really enjoyed it, but I may not be able to keep my challenge to myself even with rough sketches if I have to leave town...

This is a rough sketch. 

19 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

your gothic girl is coming along nicely, looking forward to seeing more work on the Iris
Happy PPF

much love...

Christine said...

your gothic piece is evolving nicely. It will be nice to see that iris in oils.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

great Iris :D the leaves look really good

gothic girl is looking good and very dark :)

Martin Kloess said...

The girl is coming along.
The iris... Explodes in possibilities

Lynn Cohen said...

I enjoy your art, both forms!!!! Happy week.

minnemie said...

Those eyes are indeed captivating! I also like the Iris sketch.

~Rasz~ said...

Oh I LOVE your Wednesday. Those BIG Gothic eyes...precious. Wendy is my favorite by far. Your Iris is very pretty too. I want to do the October challenge of sketches with pen. For me that will be a true personal challenge for me. Can you email me at raszart@gmail.com with where to go for the challenge info. Thanks and Big hugs, Rasz! Oh, have a GREAT PPF and upcoming week.

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful work, the painting and the sketch are great. Hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Magical start, Isabella. Hope next time I see more of this enchanting Gothic maid.
Happy weekend ♥

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

She is so pretty. I love the braids. Your create so many different aspects of your big eye girl, it is impressive that they are never the same character. I love the energy in you. The expression of who you are in each face.

carol l mckenna said...

Gothic girl is progressing wonderfully and lovely sketch of the iris ~ thanks for 'visiting' ~

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much for all of the kind and thoughtful words!

NatureFootstep said...

gret work with the maiden so far. Loved to see her braids :)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much NatureFootstep!

Magic Love Crow said...

Your painting is looking amazing!! WOW!!! Your Iris is beautiful!! Hugs!

Giggles said...

I think your gothic princess might just be spooktacular!! Love the photo of you in the gallery! Congratulations!!

Hugs Giggles

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you most kindly Stacy and Giggles!

shedreamsofthesea said...

I love your Wednesday! She has such a sweet and gothic look to her

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much shedreamsofthesea!