Monday, May 29, 2017

My Photograph of the War Memorial Flagpole in Pasadena + May Sketches Art, Day 29 Sketch, Flapjack Octopus...



I am sharing these photographs of the war memorial flagpole in Pasadena in honor of Memorial Day.  It's on the corner of Colorado and Orange Grove next to the Norton Simon Museum.  I am very grateful to those that choose to serve.  I hope that you will enjoy these photos! 

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Here is a sketch of a flapjack octopus.  He is the one I've selected to be a mini solo painting, I feel he still needs a bit more reworking at this point, but he is getting closer.  Trying to get the sketches just right can sometimes take me a while, but I end up being much happier with the finished pieces if the sketches are as good as they can be...


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in May.  This is day 29.

This is a rough sketch.  You may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

12 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Those who served really deserve our gratitude. Love your little flapjack octopus. Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Happy Memorial Day and cute octopus!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

better to take your time with the groundwork before painting so you know things are the right way that you want them to be :)

Jan said...

Beautiful photo and flapjack is so adorable Lisa 💮

Martin Kloess said...

Thank you for the reminder of this day, this life...

SHON said...

Yes, we have to commemorate those who chose to serve. Thanks for sharing a photo of the war memorial flagpole in Pasadena.

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Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you most kindly Valerie, Christine, Jennifer, Jan, Martin, and SHON!

Lowcarb team member said...

Nice to see your photograph...

All the best Jan

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks Jan!

Magic Love Crow said...

Beautiful image and tribute!
Your little painting with the octopus is going to be adorable Big Hugs!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Stacy!