Friday, August 18, 2017

The 5th Annual Coaster Show at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery Flapjack Octopus & Betta Fish Art Original Paintings + August Sketches, Sketch 18, Big Eye Kitsune...

My 4"x4" original paintings have been accepted for the The 5th Annual Coaster Show at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery!  Here are two of them completed, I will try to share the other two on Monday.  The octopus is "Adorablis" and the betta fish is "Phinneas."  They will be available from the gallery starting on September 1st.  Most likely I will not be attending the opening, but I hope to be at the closing near the end as well as to visit at some point during the run of the show to try and get some photographs to share.  The show information is below.

Edit:  The second two are here.

The 5th Annual Coaster Show
September 1 – October 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 1st, 8-11 PM
Closing Party: Sunday, Oct. 1st noon-six PM

11 to 7 PM Monday to Wednesday
11 to 9 PM Thursday to Saturday
Noon to 6 PM on Sunday
The gallery is located inside the Soap Plant/Wacko complex.

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Location: 4633 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA. 90027
Phone: (323) 666-7667

You may see more of my finished paintings at if you'd like.   

I'm joining in this week with Paint Party Friday.  To see more participants, please visit:


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is a fox spirit, also called a kitsune.  I hope to develop this one further, but I'm not sure when I'll be doing so.

I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in August.  This is day 18.

This is a rough sketch. 


SHON said...

Congratulations on your participation at The 5th Annual Coaster Show at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery! Your paintings are so nice!

Linda Kunsman said...

congrats Lisa!!Your entries are beautiful. Well, a coaster show-first I ever heard of such a thing...happy PPF!

Christine said...

Lovely coasters how exciting they will be featured! Pretty fox spirit.

carol l mckenna said...

Congratulations on being accepted into the show ` lovely work and your big eyed girls are always great too ~ Brava to you ^_^

Anonymous said...

I have shared you info.
Oh my! She is beautiful. An imagine gone free.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your little paintings are adorable, congrats on being accepted for the gallery, that's wonderful. And the kitsune is fabulous, too. Hugs, Valerie

Giggles said...

Adorable coaster.. beautiful wip! Love that stunning gorgeous!!

Peace Giggles

geistige_Schritte said...

your little paintings are sweet !!
Congratulations on your participation at Gallery! she is beautiful!!
Happy weekend

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

hehe :) love the maiden's ears :)

congrats on getting the painting accepted :)

Clare Lloyd said...

Great coasters and love your sketch

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much for your kind thoughts and comments!

Lowcarb team member said...

Many congratulations.
I think your coasters are great.

All the best Jan

NatureFootstep said...

congratulations on being accepted to the show. My favorite of the two is the fish. :=

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks Jan and NatureFootstep!

Magic Love Crow said...

Congrats on the show Lisa!! The paintings turned out wonderful!! I love your fox spirit sketch! Big Hugs!