Friday, February 10, 2017

WIP Mermaid & AngelFish Art Original Painting Work in Progress + February Sketches, Sketch 10, Fairy Angel...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye mermaid with her angelfish friends, I've started on her hair.  I still need to do some shading though...  Next come the fishies, I expect I'll be painting them for quite some time, but I am looking forward to them.

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:


Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has a hint of smile, as if she sees something potentially wonderful...  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 February.  This is day 10.  

This is a rough sketch.  I am also participating in the February 29 Faces Challenge, this is face 10.

15 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

I think your big eyed maiden has just seen a wonderful dress in a shop window. Your angel fish painting is coming along really well. Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Beautiful red hair! Nice pouty lips on your maiden sketch today Lisa!

Lowcarb team member said...

I just love the colour of her hair.
In fact I do like all of your colour choices here, they go together so well.

All the best Jan

carol l mckenna said...

Love the mermaid and her angel fish around here ~ wonderful! And your big eyed gothic maiden has marvelous eyes ~ Excellent!

Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful weekend ~ ^_^

Tammie Dickerson said...

Outstanding eyes on your maiden! Can't wait to see her when she's finished! Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Martin Kloess said...

This reminds me of the aquarium scene in Romeo and Juliet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fPQZvz9-vM

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the res looks great, goes really well with her eyes :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very pretty mermaid, her eyes are wonderful.

Claudia W | ImagesByCW said...

Angel fish are so beautiful, as is your lady. Pretty red hair!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Valerie-Jael, Christine, Jan, Carol, Tammie, Martin, Jennifer, Maarit, and Claudia!

Gloria J Zucaro said...

I really like your work in process with the fish. Quite a challenge to do a face a day!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Gloria!

Giggles said...

Your maiden is a stunner...I love her lipstick, and hair..Those eyes are mesmerizing! Very beautiful... so is you wip!!

Hugs Giggles

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Giggles!

Magic Love Crow said...

She is gorgeous Lisa! WOW!! And, I love your sketch too! Big Hugs!