Friday, October 28, 2016

WIP Angelfish Fish Art Original Painting Work in Progress + October Sketches, Sketch 27 & Sketch 28, Fairy & Lisianthus Flower...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of an angelfish, I've loosely blocked in the colors of the background.  This fish looks a bit goofy at present because some parts of his fins are translucent, so I needed to paint the background colors in there so that it can shine through later...  This is a preliminary painting for a larger piece that I am doing that will involve this fish as well as additional fishie friends for a big eye mermaid...

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:
http://paintpartyfriday.blogspot.com/



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She is looking over her shoulder and is adorned with symbols of chaos...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a goddess or a mermaid.  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 October.  This was from day 27, I didn't get a chance to post yesterday.  I'm going out of town in early November, I won't be able to post as frequently as I usually do, but I will try to keep up with sketching daily and post retroactively...  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of two lisianthus flowers.  I'm working from a photograph I took at Huntington Gardens, I love these flowers.  I'm planning on doing a very small painting of these...  


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in October.  This is day 28.  

This is a rough sketch.

19 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very pretty flower sketch :)

Misty said...

I can't wait to see the bigger mermaid piece with this cute fish in progress!!!!
You are a busy bee!!

Lowcarb team member said...

I think the angel fish in progress looks very nice.

I absolutely love the two lisianthus flowers.

All the best Jan

Martin Kloess said...

The flare ad beauty of the maiden is much too distracting
for the listanithus and angel

Christine said...

Love your fish wip, and a lovely maiden today!

laurie said...

I enjoy to see the progress of your unfinished work,, its all beautiful,

Linda Kunsman said...

nice sketches. I have always loved angel fish:) Happy PPF!

~Rasz~ said...

I like your fish and am excited to see his fishie friends too! Great drawings as always. You seem to pull emotion into your drawings. Happy PPF and have a wonderful weekend too! Hugs, Rasz

The New Season said...

A good start on the fish. It's good to sketch often! Keep on! Julene

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic piece. Love your WIP fish, and both ketches are great. Hugs, Valerie

Claudia W | ImagesByCW said...

I think I've got a photo or two of an Angel fish somewhere. They are very beautiful. And so will be your finished piece :)

loveofcollage said...

i like the batik feel to the fish and nice sketches too

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love that angelfish...so beautiful!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful words!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wow so much art this week. I love the fish and can't wait to see it done. As well as the other two. You just have art flying out of your fingers. Love it.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Nicole, there's just so much art I want to do...

Magic Love Crow said...

The fish and the background is looking great Lisa! I love your gothic maiden!!!! Beautiful flower!

June Walker said...

Nice to see WIPs!! Love the flowers.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you most kindly Stacy and June!