Friday, March 10, 2017

WIP Mermaid & AngelFish Art Original Painting Work in Progress + March Sketches, Sketch 10, Tulip



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye mermaid with her angelfish friends, I've added some shading to the fishies.  I've also painted in the start of the fins, I have one more fish to go before I glaze over them.  The strokes of the fins require a very steady hand, so I've needed to do them over more than one day...  

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.  


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 tulip.  Tulips bloom for such a short season, I love the transient beauty of these flowers.  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 March.  This is day 10.  

This is a rough sketch.  

16 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

I love how you add detail for detail until the painting is perfectly done. Lovely tulip, too, the are always so pretty. Hugs, Valerie

Jan said...

She looks more lovely than the last time I saw her and the fish, I thought they were pretty even then!
Tulips are beautiful flowers. A bunch sitting in a vase on the table brighten a room the minute you walk in~

Hugs Lisa~

Gillena Cox said...

luv your mermaid; beautiful work Lisa

Happy PPF

much love...

shedreamsofthesea said...

Stunning! I love everything about this.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

really like seeing this painting in progress, its a lovely piece of work :)

Lux G. said...

This is awesome work, dear. Good job. Love the eye details.

Martin Kloess said...

What a lovely dream

Giggles said...

Stunning mermaid and love your wild flower on the side too!!
Wonderful work...love her hair colour and glisten!

Hugs Giggles

Lorraine said...

mesmerising eyes so pretty

June Walker said...

Beautiful mermaid! The fish are exquisite!

Laney said...

I love seeing how your mermaid and fish are progressing! She is beautiful!

Linda Kunsman said...

this is beautiful, and I love seeing your attention to all the details and additions. Happy PPF!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

OMGOSH! she is beautiful. Can't wait to see the flower finished. Have a great weekend.

Lowcarb team member said...

Bit by bit this has been developing wonderfully ... time, work and patience rewarded.

I do like your tulip sketch - it is true tulips bloom for a short while and so it is nice to capture them by sketch or photo image.

All the best Jan

Magic Love Crow said...

This larger painting of yours is magnificent Lisa! Truly beautiful! I love the fish! Beautiful sketch of the tulip! Hugs!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much for your kind and thoughtful words!