Friday, January 27, 2017

WIP Mermaid + AngelFish Art Original Painting Work in Progress + January Sketches, Sketch 27, Camellia Flower



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye mermaid with her angelfish friends, I have been working on her skin tones.  I think I'm happy with the skin tones in her face at this point, I've also painted in some more skin below her neck, I think I almost gave her a little too much hair...  I need to paint in her eyebrows, eyelashes, and lips; then I'll be on to her hair. 

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.

I'm joining in this week with Paint Party Friday.  To see more participants, please visit:

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Here is a sketch of a camellia.  This flower has a range of forms, this one has lovely full petals...  I'm unsure if I'll paint it or not, but I did enjoy sketching it.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in January.  This is day 22.  

This is a rough sketch.

15 comments:

Jan said...

She is a beauty Lisa...her skin tones are lovely. Even unfinished she mesmerizes the senses.
Beautiful sketch whether you paint it or leave it as it is~

Happy PPF!!!

Laney said...

I know I say it all the time, but I love watching your paintings come together. It's so interesting to see paintings in progress. Happy PPF!

Christine said...

Nice work on the skin tones. The camellia is beauitiful

Victoria said...

Hi Kindred..she is spectacular..she has a very strong and beautiful energy to her!
Love the flower sketch..can already feel the beauty shining from it! Fantastic!
Happy PPF
Victoria

Martin Kloess said...

Very impressive! The maiden is coming along.

Valerie-Jael said...

She is coming along very well, and I love seeing the skin tones built up with the layers of colour. Great flower sketch, too. Have a fun weekend, hugs, Valerie

Susan said...

Those eyes just jump out at you! Can't wait to see her complete and always enjoy learning from the steps. Thanks and Happy PPF

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful WIP of the big eyed mermaid ~ lovely and your sketch is divine ~ thanks, ^_^

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

Gloria J Zucaro said...

Good start on your mermaid, Lisa. The flower sketch is well done, too. I am out with the stomach flu this week, no posting for PPF!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you most kindly Jan, Laney, Christine, Victoria, Martin, Valerie-Jael, Susan, Carol, and Gloria!

Magic Love Crow said...

She is gorgeous Lisa! Beautiful skin! Looking forward to see what you do with her hair! Beautiful flower! Hugs!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I am always so impressed at how you create. It is interesting how you pull out the expressions and life of your maidens.

Lowcarb team member said...

That flower sketch is good to see, I just love Camellia's

All the best Jan

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Stacy, Nicole, and Jan!

Irene Rafael said...

Hello Lisa, Congratulations on taking on a daily challenge. I like the discipline of knowing exactly what I am going to do and also the feeling the sense of accomplishment. The most difficult part for me is sticking to it :) Your drawings are lovely. Happy PPF!
~~ Irene