Monday, February 13, 2017

WIP Mermaid & Starfish Art Original Painting Work in Progress + February Sketches, Sketch 13, Big Eye Angel Fairy...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting I am reworking a big eye mermaid.  I have given her more of a button nose than she had before, changed the shape of her lips a bit, and enhanced her eye makeup.  I've blocked in her starfish friend in a lighter color than I'll be using, I'll do some shading on the starfish, add some texture, and then do some more shading.  At that point, I think I will be done with this painting.  I tend to rework only rarely; but in this case, I could clearly see how I wanted to enhance her.  I have two more of these frames, I would like to do a couple more mermaid paintings on them at some point. 

This big eyed beauty has a 7 3/4” x 7 3/4” Image Area on a 11 1/2"x11 1/2"x1 1/2 Frame; she is painted directly on the frame 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.

=====================================================


Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has a quixotic and a hat of roses that drapes down with a veil.  I think she is most likely an 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 think I will try to paint yesterday's maiden, but I probably won't get started on her until next month at some point as I need to sketch the specific flowers in her hair and this month is mostly focused on faces...


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in February.  This is day 13.

This is a rough sketch.  I am also participating in the February 29 Faces Challenge, this is face 13.

10 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your mermaid and starfish gets more and more amazing. Lovely sketch, too. Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Wow fabulous painting! I love the veiled hat in your sketch too.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful frame for your mermaid. I enjoy reworking art once in a while. It is fun to discover that I have new ideas than I had before.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

nice veil on your maiden :) and if a painted yells at you to be reworked, no point fighting it. often you are much happier with it when finished :)

Martin Kloess said...

Though just a sketch, the maiden is already enchanting

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, a pintura acrílica está 5 estrelas, os esboço depois de concluído ainda vai ficar mais atractivo.
AG

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Valerie-Jael, Christine, Tammie, Jennifer, Martin, and AG!

Magic Love Crow said...

Lovely how you reworked the painting!
Your maiden could be a bride! Beautiful!
Big Hugs!

Lowcarb team member said...

Just love your painting, wonderful colours used

All the best Jan

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Stacy and Jan!