Monday, February 27, 2017

WIP Mermaid & AngelFish Art Original Painting Work in Progress + February 27 Sketches, Sketch 28, Fairy Angel



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye mermaid with her angelfish friends, I've painted the base colors of the fishies.  Next I'll add some shading to the fish and then I'll begin work on their fins...  

This big eyed beauty is on a 16"x20" canvas in acrylics.  I've been mainly focused on smaller works, this is my first large painting in quite some time.  I have so many ideas for pieces, so in addition to smaller works, I hope to paint some additional larger works this year.


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 big eyed gothic maiden.  She has a wary expression as she contemplates the mortal realm.  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 27.  

This is a rough sketch.  I am also participating in the February 29 Faces Challenge, this is face 28. 

12 comments:

Jan said...

Mermaid and Angel Fish is stunningly beautiful, Lisa!!! Not only is the Mermaid gorgeous, so are those lovely Angel Fish! They look so delicate 🐠
Also you have added another pretty drawing...So beautiful~

Hugs

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your painting, the girl is gorgeous, and I wish I had hair like that! The fish are eally good, they look so lifelike. The sketch is fantastic, too. Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Beautiful large piece and your maiden has such big eyes!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

your big painting is coming along really well :D the fish look nice and bright

Martin Kloess said...

The maiden and the fish - a dream.
The sketch - endless possibilities

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I love seeing your art painted in. She is gorgeous. I love the lips. Have a great day.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Jan, Valerie-Jael, Christine, Jennifer, Martin, and Nicole!

Lowcarb team member said...

This is one of my favourite pieces ...
She is lovely and the angel fish look very good.

All the best Jan

Alexandra MacVean said...

What a lovely finished piece. I really like the red and the goldfish weaving in and out.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you most kindly Jan and Alexandra, I'm actually not finished with this piece quite yet in this, but I'm getting closer...

Magic Love Crow said...

Your painting is stunning Lisa!! I love it! It's so good to paint on larger canvases, isn't it? I love it! Your sketch is amazing!! Love her! Big Hugs!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Stacy, it definitely can be fun to paint on larger canvases...