Monday, January 2, 2017

WIP Mermaid + AngelFish Art Original Painting Work in Progress + January Sketches, Sketch 2, Petunia Flowers



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye mermaid with her angelfish friends, I've been working on her eyes.  She still needs the highlights, but I'm getting closer.  Sometimes it takes me more than one session to get the eyes right, they're so important to me...  There's a minor change I might also want to make to the background before I move forward as well, but I haven't decided for certain about that. 

This big eyed beauty is on a 16"x20" 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 petunia flowers.  I like that some of the petals almost look heart shaped.  I'm unsure if I'll paint them or not, but I did enjoy sketching them.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in January.  This is day 2.  

This is a rough sketch.  

10 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

The eyes are beautiful. I like how you go back again and again till everything is just right. Great sketch too. Hugs, Valerie

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the background colour goes really well with the eye colours :)

Martin Kloess said...

Love these! Both the flower and the maiden alive in imagination

Christine said...

Nice work so far on the WIP, of course the eyes would be very important! Lovely petunias they have such nice movement.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I love seeing your WIP. Putting the eyes in first really captivates me. It seems when I draw the eyes go in last. It would be so much fun to draw together.

NatureFootstep said...

I wish I had those eyes :) She will be a beauty.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Valerie-Jael, Jennifer, Martin, Christine, Nicole, and NatureFootstep! I enjoy painting the eyes first, but I think most artists prefer to do them later...

Lowcarb team member said...

Love the petunia's ...

All the best Jan

Magic Love Crow said...

I love the eyes in your painting Lisa! WOW! Gorgeous flower sketch!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you most kindly Jan and Stacy!