In this original work in progress WIP big eye gothic maiden painting I've come back to something I thought I had finished... She had little spikey bangs that I painted to mask a bit of a problem with my gesso under coat. I decided I wasn't pleased with that solution, so I went back in and sanded down the problems. Now I've repainted her forehead and plan to do a little more shading and then I'll call her done. Again... I feel that as long as a painting isn't sold or committed to a show as originally shown, it's my prerogative to alter it if I think I can make a change for the better. I'm not quite done with her yet, but I'm glad I decided to go in and make the change...
This big eyed gothic beauty is inspired by Wednesday Addams of The Addams Family on an 11"x14" canvas in 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 cedar waxwing. I love birds, as did my grandfather and as does my mother, I think it may be a family trait... 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 December. This is day 9.
This is a rough sketch.