Friday, February 17, 2017

WIP Mermaid & AngelFish Art Original Painting Work in Progress + February Sketches, Sketch 17, Fairy Angel...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye mermaid with her angelfish friends, I've almost finished her hair.  She may get an additional wispy when the fish are complete.  I've started on the fishies, they are fun little sea animals.  Right now I've started blocking them in, then they'll get a bit of shading.  After which will come the fins, ah fins, glorious fins...

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 maiden.  Her glance holds volumes and her hair is adorned with water lilies.  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  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 17.

This is a rough sketch.  I am also participating in the February 29 Faces Challenge, this is face 17.

18 comments:

Christine said...

Beautiful mermaid and a sweet maiden!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Beautiful faces ! Both are unique!

Linda Kunsman said...

oooh your mermaid girl with the angelfish is looking so beautiful already-and I love angelfish:) The maiden has a magical quality coming through and I can't wait to see them both when completed. Happy PPF!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

16"x20" is pretty big, coming along nicely :) the shading is great :)

Martin Kloess said...

Beautiful magic and one more maiden waiting... hoping...

gillena cox said...

Mermaid and angelfish for favorite of today

Thanks for dropping by Mulligan this weekend

Much love...

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful progress on the painint, and a lovely sketch. Hugs, Valerie

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful work ~ absolutely love the big eyed girl with the angel fish ~ emerging into a real beauty ~ sketch is also wonderful ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Day ~ ^_^

sirkkis said...

Oooooh! I LOVE this most enchanting mermaid with fish ❤ The sketch is beautiful, too.
Have a great week ahead 💜

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Christine, Susi, Linda, Jennifer, Martin, Gillena, Valerie-Jael, Carol, and Sirkkis!

Giggles said...

She is so stunning I love everything about her, even her mocking glare! Gorgeous eyes!

Hugs Giggles

Fran said...

Such pretty little girls.

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely mermaid

All the best Jan

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Giggles, Fran, and Jan!

Irene Rafael said...

Oh, I love your big-eyed mermaid this week!! She made me smile the instant I saw her. Have a lovely week.
~~ Irene

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Irene! I love when my art can bring joy to others...

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow, Wow, Wow, on both works! Your painting is gorgeous! I love the colours you have used Lisa!! (I can't wait to see it finished!) And, your sketch is so pretty!
I know I have asked this before, but with your larger paintings, do you put a wire on the back? Big Hugs!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Stacy, I do wire the paintings when I can.