Sunday, June 25, 2017

Art Sketch of a Bobcat Cub, June 25 Daily Sketches + Original Mermaid Painting by Artist Catherine Al-Rubaie...



Here is a sketch of a bobcat cub.  This little wild cat was so cute and fluffy...  I'm unsure if I'll paint him or not, but I did enjoy sketching him. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 25.  

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

I am also participating in Sunday Sketches.  To view more Sunday Sketches, please visit:

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Reef Guardian by Artist Catherine Al-Rubaie

I love this painting by my friend Artist Catherine Al-Rubaie, it's available here on ebay starting at 99c, no reserve.  This original "Reef Guardian" mermaid painting is an original 11"x14" oil painting on a cradled 1.5" wooden panel.  In addition to the stunning blonde mermaid, there is a lovely reef and some gorgeous fish.  I think whoever wins this painting will be lucky indeed!  

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Art Sketch of an Icelandic Poppy Flower, June 24 Daily Sketches + Adult Coloring Book "the Girls of High Adventure!" by Alex Ledante



Here is a sketch of an icelandic poppy.  I love the delicacy 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 June.  This is day 24.  

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

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Alex Ledante of The Darker Side of Passion has created "the Girls of High Adventure!"  It is an adult coloring book with 50 images of women from the Hyborian Age for you to color...  I've seen the artist's proof and the art is incredible!  It is available at the link below.

Friday, June 23, 2017

WIP Big Eye Goddess Betta Fish Art Original Painting Work in Progress + June Sketches, Sketch 23, Pansy Flower...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye goddess and a betta fish I've been working on her eyes.  I think I am going to save the highlights in her eyes until last again.  The panel that I'm painting on is 4"x4"...  


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 pansy.  They are such sweet 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 June.  This is day 23.  

This is a rough sketch.  

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Art Sketch of a Big Eye Goddess, June 22 Daily Sketches



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  This beauty's hair has almost a mind of its own.  I think she is most likely a goddess, although she could also be a fairy angel or a mermaid.  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 June.  This is day 22.

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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

My Photograph of a Dahlia Flower at Descanso Gardens + June Sketches Art, Day 21 Sketch, Big Eye Angel Fairy... Happy Summer Solstice!



Happy Summer Solstice!

Edit: Magyar created this beautiful poem:
dahlias tempt
hummingbirds with their color
wingwinds

I took this photograph of this flower at Descanso Gardens.  I believe it is a dahlia summer annual.  I photographed it on one of my summer visits, so I thought it would be perfect for today.  I love how it is both white and yellow.  I hope that you will enjoy this photo! 


I love to paint flowers, you 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 maiden.  She is looking with great interest at something and has roses and a summer bonnet hat upon her head.  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, 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've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 21.

This is a rough sketch.  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Original White Peace Lilies Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints! June Sketches...



"Peaceful Trinity" Original 12"x12" Painting on Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "Peaceful Trinity". The original white peace lilies painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  I love the grace of these flowers, I recently purchased a peace lily plant for my home and I hope it will like it here...  The art has a realist impressionist feel.  


Most of my art is also available on my website at lisarusso.com; however, on the first Tuesday of the month, I like to put some art prints and LE ACEO prints on ebay at a lower promotional rate for the duration of the auctions...  This month, my theme is a selection of some of my animals, you may see them here.  There is also an angel who was a bonus auction from last month...

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has wild and yet beautiful hair.  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a goddess or a fairy angel.  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 June.  This is day 20.

This is a rough sketch.  

Monday, June 19, 2017

WIP Betta Fish Art Original Painting Work in Progress + June Sketches, Sketch 19, Big Eye Angel Fairy...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a betta fish I've been working on his fins.  I've decided that his name is Phineas...  The panel that I'm painting on is 4"x4"...  


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 maiden.  She has her eyes closed serenely.  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, 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've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 19.

This is a rough sketch.  

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day! Sketch of a Big Eye Fairy Angel, June 18, Art Sketches Daily...



Happy Father's Day wishes from me at lisarusso.com.  

My dad loves the ocean, so that is why I have chosen this painting for this day...

"Reminders" Original 11"x14" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints, & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints are available on my website Here

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  Perhaps she is a princess.  I think she is most likely a fairy 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've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 18.

This is a rough sketch.  

I am also participating in Sunday Sketches.  To view more Sunday Sketches, please visit:

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Art Sketch of a Big Eye Fairy Angel, June 17 Daily Sketches...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a sweet and inquisitive expression.  I think she is most likely a fairy 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've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 17.

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

Friday, June 16, 2017

WIP Anemone Flowers Floral Art Original Painting Work in Progress + June Sketches / Daily Sketch 15 & 16 / Mermaid & Giraffe...



In this original 8"x10" work in progress WIP oil painting of two anemone flowers, I've painted the stems and blocked in the flowers.  My next step will be refining the lights and darks of the petals.  I photographed my reference for these beauties at Huntington Gardens...


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 big eyed maiden.  Her full hair is flowing wildly around her.  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a goddess or a fairy angel.  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 June.  This is from day 15.

This is a rough sketch.  


Here is a sketch of a young giraffe.  I love how his little tongue was peeking out.  I'm unsure if I'll paint him or not, but I did enjoy sketching him. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 16.  

This is a rough sketch.  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

My Photograph of a Champagne Rose at Descanso Gardens + June Sketches Art, Day 14 Sketch, Big Eye Fairy Angel...



I took this photograph of this rose at Descanso Gardens.  The color seemed like a lovely and beautiful champagne.  I hope that you will enjoy this photo! 


I love to paint flowers, you 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 maiden.  She is casting a backwards glance and is adorned with a chain mail headress.  I think she is most likely a fairy 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've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 14.

This is a rough sketch.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Original Big Eye Gothic Latina Fairy Angel Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints! June Sketches...



"Lace Wings" Original 8"x10" Painting on Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "Lace Wings."  I think I was channeling my inner Modigliani with this original big eye gothic Latina fairy angel painting.  She has a very long elegant neck.  Her hair, eyes, and lips are purple and her wings are inspired by a lace wing butterfly; although I have modified the colors to suit the piece.  The art has a lowbrow surreal feel.  She is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!   


Most of my art is also available on my website at lisarusso.com; however, on the first Tuesday of the month, I like to put some art prints and LE ACEO prints on ebay at a lower promotional rate for the duration of the auctions...  This month, my theme is a selection of some of my animals, you may see them here.  There is also an angel who was a bonus auction from last month...

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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Here is a sketch of an iris flower.  I love the elegant form of irises, they have such grace.  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 June.  This is day 13.  

This is a rough sketch.  

Monday, June 12, 2017

WIP Betta Fish Art Original Painting Work in Progress + June Sketches, Sketch 12, Big Eye Angel Fairy...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a betta fish I've made the background a little darker.  I've also started on his stylized fins, they take a very steady hand and will take a bit longer before I have them all blocked in...  The panel that I'm painting on is 4"x4"...  


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 maiden.  She has her hair pulled back in a sweet ponytail and a soft smile.  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, 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've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 12.

This is a rough sketch.  

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Art Sketch of a Big Eye Fairy Angel, June 11 Daily Sketches...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She was a warm up sketch for another sketch I tried, I enjoyed sketching her headress.  I think she is most likely a fairy 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...

edit:  Jan wrote this lovely poem for her, thank you Jan.  Her blog is here to read more of her writings and see her beautiful art:
beautiful fairy angel fair
with your lovely headdress woven through your hair
lovely large eyes that sees all to be seen
mystical, magical, the fairy queen 👑


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 11.

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

I am also participating in Sunday Sketches.  To view more Sunday Sketches, please visit:
http://alexandramacvean.blogspot.com/

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Art Sketch of an Orchid Flower, June 10 Daily Sketches...



Here is a sketch of an orchid flower.  I love the wide variance in the forms of orchids, there is such a range.  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 June.  This is day 10.

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

Friday, June 9, 2017

WIP Big Eye Goddess Betta Fish Art Original Painting Work in Progress + June Sketches, Sketch 9, Duckling...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye goddess and a betta fish I've been working on the background.  I'm a couple of layers in, but I'm not sure if I'm ready to move forward or not; although it is less bright than my first layer, I'm not sure if it still isn't too bright.  The panel that I'm painting on is 4"x4"...  


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 duckling.  I love ducks and I thought this little bird was so very cute.  I'm unsure if I'll paint it or not, but I did enjoy sketching it.

edit:  Coincidentally, it's Donald Duck's birthday today!  Happy birthday Donald Duck.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 9.

This is a rough sketch.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sketch of a Dahlia Flower, June 8 Art Sketches Daily...



Here is a sketch of a dahlia flower.  This one is in the process of unfurling its petals, I think this is my first time sketching one.  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 June.  This is day 8.

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

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

My Photograph of a Bunny Rabbit at Huntington Gardens + June Sketches Art, Day 7 Sketch, Mermaid...



I took this photograph of this bunny rabbit at Huntington Gardens.  He was hiding amongst the flowers so sweetly.  I hope that you will enjoy this photo! 


I love to paint animals, you 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 maiden.  Her hair is windswept and she has a sweet yet wary gaze.  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a goddess or a fairy angel.  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 June.  This is day 7.

This is a rough sketch.  

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Original Lionhead Bunny Rabbit Painting! 1st Tuesday Art Prints & ACEO Prints! June Sketches...



"Maximillion" Original 8"x10" Painting on Panel here

This week my featured painting is "Maximillion," an original grey lionhead rabbit painting.  I love bunnies and rabbits so much!  This rabbit's photo reference is courtesy of his person David Reeves Payne.  This original rabbit painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  The art has a realist impressionist feel... 


Most of my art is also available on my website at lisarusso.com; however, on the first Tuesday of the month, I like to put some art prints and LE ACEO prints on ebay at a lower promotional rate for the duration of the auctions...  This month, my theme is some of my animals, you may see them here.   There is also an angel who was a bonus auction from last month...

Featured Image "Maximillion"
8"x10" Open Edition print on Sale here
ACEO 2.5"x3.5" Limited Edition LE 1st of 25 on Sale here

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She looks as if she is about to impart a gem of wisdom.  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, 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've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 6.

This is a rough sketch.  

Monday, June 5, 2017

WIP Betta Fish Art Original Painting Work in Progress + June Sketches, Sketch 5, Big Eye Goddess...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a betta fish I've started working on the background.  It's a bit brighter I think than it will be when I'm done with the background, but I'm happy to have started this piece, even in the most early of stages.  The panel that I'm painting on is 4"x4"...  


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 maiden.  She has a gentle yet strong look.  I think she is most likely a goddess, although she could also be a fairy angel or a mermaid.  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 June.  This is day 5.

This is a rough sketch.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sketch of an Azalea Flower, June 4 Art Sketches Daily...



Here is a sketch of an azalea flower.  They are such pretty flowers, I think this is my first time sketching one.  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 June.  This is day 4.

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

I am also participating in Sunday Sketches.  To view more Sunday Sketches, please visit:
http://alexandramacvean.blogspot.com/

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Happy Wonder Woman Day! Sketch of a Big Eye Fairy Angel, June 3, Art Sketches Daily...


Happy Wonder Woman Day from me and her at lisarusso.com...



"Strength and Beauty" Original Painting Sold
Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here

"Strength and Beauty" is based on a big eye fantasy painting I did of Wonder Woman.  She's one of my favorite super heroes.  The original was donated to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The art piece has a surreal lowbrow feel.

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has a bit of a retro look and a sweet gaze.  I think she is most likely a fairy 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've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 3.

This is a rough sketch.  

Friday, June 2, 2017

WIP Anemone Flowers Floral Art Original Painting Work in Progress + June Sketches / Daily Sketch 2 / Angel Fairy...



In this original 8"x10" work in progress WIP oil painting of two anemone flowers, I'm a couple of layers into the background.  I need to do a couple of minor touch ups before I begin on the flowers.  I photographed my reference for these beauties at Huntington Gardens...


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 big eyed gothic maiden.  She also has roses in her hair, I think I just have roses on the mind.  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, 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've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 2.

This is a rough sketch. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Art Sketch of a Big Eye Fairy Angel, June 1 Daily Sketches...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has roses in her hair and a intense expression, perhaps she is in a staring contest with her fairy cat.  I think she is most likely a fairy 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've decided to try and do a sketch a day in June.  This is day 1.

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