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.  

16 comments:

Christine said...

Beautiful anemone already, love the purple! Lovely flowing hair on your maiden and cute expression on your fun giraffe today Lisa.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely painting, big eyed girl and giraffe are awesome ~ my favorite, though, is the giraffe ~ ^_^

Thanks for visiting my blog ~ ^_^

gillena cox said...

Luv the anemone and there baby giraffe has such a sweet adorable face

Happy PPF

much love...

Sandee Setliff said...

Love your work and the fact you are committing to doing a sketch a day in June, good for you!

Linda Kunsman said...

the anemone is so delicate looking and beautiful. Lovely sketches too-the giraffe is so sweet:) Happy PPF!

Martin Kloess said...

Someone was inspired. It appears that beauty fills your world.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I really love it when you work in purples. Just beautiful. I love your giraffe. Have a great weekend.

Valerie-Jael said...

What a lot of loveliness today! Gorgeous anemones, maiden and giraffe, on lovelier than the other. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Christine, Carol, Gillena, Sandee, Linda, Martin, Nicole, and Valerie!

Lowcarb team member said...

Your anemone is so beautiful, such a gorgeous colour.
Love that giraffe, so sweet looking.

All the best Jan

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Jan!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

lol you giraffe put a smile on my face :)

your anemones are the same colour as the ones in my backyard, very pretty :)

Viola said...

Lovely painting and sketches! I love your giraffe!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Jennifer and Viola!

Magic Love Crow said...

Your purple flower painting is gorgeous!! Love your maiden sketch and your giraffe sketch is so cute! Big Hugs!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks very much Stacy!