Friday, June 30, 2017

WIP Anemone Flowers Floral Art Original Painting Work in Progress + June Sketches / Daily Sketch 29 & 30 / Big Eye Goddess Hera Juno & Horse Foal...



In this original 8"x10" work in progress WIP oil painting of two anemone flowers, I've been refining the lights of the paintings.  My next step will be to finesse some details and also add some darks of the petals.  I also need to work on the flower's cores, but I'm a ways off from that.  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.  She is the Greek goddess Hera, Juno to the Romans.  I'm hoping to paint her, but the sketch will need some refining and I need to work on some peacock friends...


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

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a foal.  This young horse has a sweet expression...  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 30.  

This is a rough sketch.

16 comments:

Blogoratti said...

What great sketches as always and that painting is lovely. Happy July!

SHON said...

Wow! These two anemone flowers are so beautiful! I'm wishing you an inspiration for finishing this painting...

Linda Kunsman said...

your anemone painting is so beautiful and it's always a treat to see your wips too. Happy PPF!

Faye said...

I'm crazy about your anemone, WIP or not. The color is fabulous. (This is my 2nd try at leaving a comment. The picture Captcha stuff is so hard to decipher that small.)

Christine said...

Beautiful purple on the anemones so far and beautiful sketches!

Martin Kloess said...

I'm sorry, but (you know) the hairstyle got me. It's awesome.

Valerie-Jael said...

The anemones are fantastic, and love the sketches of the maiden and foal, so beautiful! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Carol said...

The sketches are great and I admire the fact that you completed your challenge ♥ LOVE the anemones painting ♥♥♥♥ Which also reminds me I bought a bog of the bulbs and never got them planted. Must do that!!!!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Blogoratti, SHON, Linda, Faye, Christine, Martin, Valerie, and Carol!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

your maiden has great hair :) and the flower painting is looking great

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Lisa this flower is gorgeous. Great lighting on it. Your sketches are beautiful as well and I can't wait to see the pony finished.

Lowcarb team member said...

The anemone flowers are just beautiful

All the best Jan

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Jennifer, Nicole, and Jan!

Giggles said...

Simply Stunning as though the flower is blowing in the wind with the sunlight catching it perfectly on the edges... So delicate and beautiful movement!! Wow, such a talent and your sketches are gorgeous too!!

Hugs Giggles

Magic Love Crow said...

Your flower painting is coming along so beautiful!! I love your maiden sketch and your foal sketch is adorable! Big Hugs!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you most kindly Giggles and Stacy!