In this original 8"x10" work in progress WIP oil painting of an iris, I'm still working on the background. I'm getting closer to where I want to be with this, but I'm not quite there yet. There's a bit of texture that I'm going to sand down and then I'll apply another layer or two that will hopefully look more like what I'm hoping it to. Working with the oils is definitely different than working with acrylics...
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.
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Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden. Her hair is falling softly around her and she has a sweet and caring expression... I think she is most likely an angel fairy, 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 is day 14.
This is a rough sketch.