Saturday, September 30, 2017

Art Sketch of a Big Eye Fairy Angel, September 30 Daily Sketches...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She looks like she might be up to something.  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  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 September. This is day 30. 

I would like to try to reach a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days, I started this effort on September 1st, 2017...  This is face 30. 

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

Friday, September 29, 2017

WIP Peacock Bird Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketches, Sketch 28 & 29, Big Eye Fairy & Angel...



In this original acrylic painting of a peacock, I've laid in the background behind the feathers.  It looks like black here, but it's actually a very dark green with some blues.  Next I'll start with the gold leaf, peacocks are birds of many feathers...  The canvas that I'm painting on is 11"x14" 


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 wears a crown and an expression of caring concern.  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  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 September. This is from day 28. 

I am also participating in the September 29 Faces Challenge! The goal is to share 29 faces in the month of September.  I think I will try to extend it out to a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a sweet happiness...  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  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 September. This is day 29 

I am also participating in the September 29 Faces Challenge! The goal is to share 29 faces in the month of September, this is my 29th face.  I think I will try to extend it out to a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

This is a rough sketch.  

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

My Photograph of Lotus Flowers in the Chinese Gardens at Huntington Gardens + Sketch of a Big Eye Angel, Goddess, & Fairy/ September 25, 26, & 27 Art Sketches Daily...



I took this photograph of lotus flowers and a bridge at Huntington Gardens.  The Chinese gardens are a delight to see, there are linked ponds and beautiful pathways in addition to the lovely water lilies.  I believe that the time of the lotus lily has passed, but some of the smaller waterlilies may still be blooming.  I hope that you will enjoy the photos!


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 has a sweet flower headband.  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  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 September. This is from day 25. 

I am also participating in the September 29 Faces Challenge! The goal is to share 29 faces in the month of September.  I think I will try to extend it out to a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has a very silly quality...  I think she is most likely a goddess of mischief, although she could also be a fairy angel or a goddess.  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 September. This is from day 26. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a gentle charm...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  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 September. This is day 27. 

This is a rough sketch. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The 5th Annual Coaster Show at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery CLOSING! Original Pink Water Lily Flower Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints...


Me (artist Lisa Isabella Russo) with my mini art pieces to the right and many more artists' coasters all around me...

The 5th Annual Coaster Show at the La Luz de Jesus Gallery is comprised of 4"x4" original paintings!  Some are square, some are round (tondo), they are all 4"x4"   I'm sharing a small portion of the beautiful miniature art that's being shown, there are so many more mini lovely pieces than I'm sharing here, below is a link to all of them.  The closing is coming up on Sunday October 1 from noon to six.  It doesn't look like I will be there in person, but my art is still available.  The show information is below.

Even if attending the show isn't possible, you can view art at the link below and purchase art via the phone number below if you'd like.  The many impressive small artworks are available for viewing here.

The page may take a while to load as there are many images as well as art from a solo show by Harold Fox above the coaster art show.  All of the coasters are priced at $250 or below, mine are priced at $60 each.

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

Hours
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.

CONTACT INFO
La Luz de Jesus Gallery
Location: 4633 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA. 90027
Phone: (323) 666-7667
Email: info@laluzdejesus.com


Clockwise from top left:  Phinneas, Lovfina, Octina, & Adorablis by me (Lisa Isabella Russo)

Ghost Winter by Alan Roman

Clockwise from top left:  Flower, Falina, Bib, & A Doe a Deer by Jamie Lynn Dougherty

Bird of Paradise by Jon Ching

Squeeze by Peg Grady

Peony by Emerald Barkley

Jareth by Mike Bell

Clockwise from top left:  Medea, Countess Bathory, Sorceress Circe, & Queen Marie Antoinette by Italia Ruotolo

Winter by Dany Pargouteva

Made in India Shacks 1 & 2 (left to right) by Jeff Gillette

Tiny Dreams Green (top) & Red (bottom) by Nicole Filiattrault

View from the Doorway

Whilst I have continued to sketch daily, I spent my time getting this ready and haven't had a chance to prep my sketches yet.  I'll try to get caught up on posting my daily sketches tomorrow.

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

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"Zen Water Lily" Original 5"x7" Painting on Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "Zen Water Lily."  Water lilies have such a delicate beauty.  Waterlilies draw me in.  This original lotus waterlily painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  The art has a gentle realist 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 sunflowers with a couple of hummingbirds midflight by some sunflowers, you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Art Sketch of a Big Eye Fairy & Angel, September 23 & 24 Daily Sketches #dailysketch...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is beautifully adorned...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  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 September. This is from day 23. 

I am also participating in the September 29 Faces Challenge! The goal is to share 29 faces in the month of September.  I think I will try to extend it out to a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

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


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a cautious upwards glance.  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  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 September. This is day 24. 

I am also participating in the September 29 Faces Challenge! The goal is to share 29 faces in the month of September.  I think I will try to extend it out to a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

This is a rough sketch.  

Friday, September 22, 2017

Art Sketch of a Big Eye Angel Fairy & Moon Ghost, September 21 & 22 Daily Sketches...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is glancing over her shoulder and her hair flows around her.  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.  She is one of three sketches I'm considering for my next garden guardian, I'm not sure yet which one will work best.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in September. This is from day 21. 

I am also participating in the September 29 Faces Challenge! The goal is to share 29 faces in the month of September.  I think I will try to extend it out to a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

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



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has the most incredibly beautiful hair...  I'm not sure if I've captured it in the sketch, but I hope to do so if I paint her.  She is inspired by a folklore story and is a ghost who longs for family.  I'm hoping to paint her, but it remains to be seen if I'm able to follow up on this concept.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in September. This is day 22. 

I am also participating in the September 29 Faces Challenge! The goal is to share 29 faces in the month of September.  I think I will try to extend it out to a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

This is a rough sketch.  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

My Photograph of Crocus Spring Flowers at Descanso Gardens + Sketch of a Big Eye Fairy Angel/ Art Sketches Daily/ SEP 20...



I took this photograph of these spring flowers at Descanso Gardens.  I love their delicate purple petals.  I'm not sure what they are, but I thought they were very pretty.  I hope that you will enjoy this photo! 

Edit:  Thanks so much Christine and Jennifer for identifying them as crocuses!


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.  Her hair is charming with a pixie cut and a peek a boo look...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  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 September. This is day 20. 

I am also participating in the September 29 Faces Challenge! The goal is to share 29 faces in the month of September.  I think I will try to extend it out to a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

This is a rough sketch.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Original Big Eye Gothic Mermaid Painting! Allusions and Allegories Exhibit by Jasmine Becket-Griffith Part I at the Corey Helford Gallery! September Sketches... Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day!



"Underwater Prayer" Original 11"x14" Painting on Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "Underwater Prayer," an original painting of a big eye Gothic mermaid near an undersea cathedral. She has huge blue eyes and lips of lilac. The piece has a surreal lowbrow fantasy feel. I love mermaids so...  The original painting 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 sunflowers with a couple of hummingbirds midflight by some sunflowers, you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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Allusions and Allegories by JASMINE BECKET-GRIFFITH at the Corey Helford Gallery Part I

I went to see the Allusions and Allegories Exhibit by Jasmine Becket-Griffith at the Corey Helford Gallery some time ago.   She is one of my favorite artists and has a wonderful facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/strangeling/.  I don't always go to openings, but this artist is enormously sweet, she even took a photo with me!  The show was filled with so many beautiful pieces, I really want to share them all.  This is Part I of what will eventually be a three part series, I'll link them as I go.  The Allusions and Allegories Exhibition is CLOSED, but the gallery may have some of this artist's works available.

Edit:  Part II is here.

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS I: FORGET-ME-NOTS by Jasmine Becket-Griffith (me Lisa Isabella Russo in the middle between Jasmine and her painting)

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS I: FORGET-ME-NOTS by Jasmine Becket-Griffith

STUDY WITH SPHINX WINGS by Jasmine Becket-Griffith

TABLEAUX VIVANTS III:  SALOME AND SPHINX by Jasmine Becket-Griffith

PAPILLONS STUDY by Jasmine Becket-Griffith

√ČTREINTE DE PAPILLONS by Jasmine Becket-Griffith

ALLEGORY OF DECAY by Jasmine Becket-Griffith

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Art Sketch of a Big Eye Angel Fairy & Pirate, September 18 & 19 Daily Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a sweet sideways glance.  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.  I'm hoping to paint her at some point.


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

I am also participating in the September 29 Faces Challenge! The goal is to share 29 faces in the month of September.  I think I will try to extend it out to a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

This is a rough sketch. 


Ahoy mateys!  Here be a sketch 'o a big eyed maiden. In honor o' International Talk Like a Pirate Day I have sketched this bonnie pirate lass...  I be unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did heartily enjoy sketchin' her.


Bin decided to give a go' 'n do a sketch a day in SeptembARrrrr. 'tis be day 19. She be also face 19 fer th' 29 faces challenge in SeptembARrrrr.  I reckon I shall try t' extend it out t' a goal o' 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

'tis be a rough sketch. ye may spy wit' ye eye some 'o me finished paintin's at lisarusso.com if ye'd like. 


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Art Sketch of a Big Eye Goddess & Angel Fairy, September 16 & 17 Daily Sketches...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She is wearing a veil and her hair flows down around her...  I think she is most likely a goddess, although she could also be a fairy angel or a goddess.  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 September. This is from day 16. 

I am also participating in the September 29 Faces Challenge! The goal is to share 29 faces in the month of September.  I think I will try to extend it out to a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

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


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has her hair fashioned into earses.  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm hoping to paint her at some point.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in September. This is day 17. 

I am also participating in the September 29 Faces Challenge! The goal is to share 29 faces in the month of September.  I think I will try to extend it out to a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

This is a rough sketch. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

WIP Peacock Feather Study Art Original Painting + September Sketches, Sketch 15, Big Eye Mermaid...



In this original acrylic painting of a peacock feather study, the core is gold leaf and the lighter feathers are painted against a dark background.  I think I should be able to use this technique with a more delicate touch for a peacock painting I am working on as well as the peacock with the Greek goddess Hera that I am working on the drawings for.  The canvas that I painted this rough study on is 5"x7"...  


This is a rough study, 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 has long hair that cascades around her...  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a fairy angel or a goddess.  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 September. This is day 15. 

I am also participating in the September 29 Faces Challenge! The goal is to share 29 faces in the month of September.  I think I will try to extend it out to a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

This is a rough sketch. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Art Sketch of a Big Eye Angel Fairy, September 14 Daily Sketches...



Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a fall scarf draped gently around her hair.  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  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 September. This is day 14.

I am also participating in the September 29 Faces Challenge! The goal is to share 29 faces in the month of September.  I think I will try to extend it out to a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

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

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

My Photograph of Spring Flowers at Descanso Gardens + Sketch of a Big Eye Fairy Angel & Goddess/ Art Sketches Daily/ SEP 12 & 13...



I took this photograph of these spring flowers at Descanso Gardens.  They were growing on a tree on the outskirts of the gardens.  I'm not sure what they are, but I thought they were very pretty.  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 has long flowing hair and a wary expression...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  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 September. This is day 12. 

I am also participating in the September 29 Faces Challenge! The goal is to share 29 faces in the month of September.  I think I will try to extend it out to a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has an expression of love and concern...  I think she is most likely a moon goddess, although she could also be a fairy angel or a goddess.  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 September. This is day 13. 

I am also participating in the September 29 Faces Challenge! The goal is to share 29 faces in the month of September.  I think I will try to extend it out to a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days...

This is a rough sketch. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Original Big Eye Gothic Blue Angel Fairy Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints! Stranger Than Earth Exhibit by Redd Walitzki Part II at the Corey Helford Gallery...



"Twilight Angel" Original 8"x10" Painting on Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "Twilight Angel". She has huge blue eyes, blue hair, and her wings are outstretched behind her.  She also is adorned with a flower in her hair and a blue heart necklace.  This original big eye gothic angel fairy painting 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 sunflowers with a couple of hummingbirds midflight by some sunflowers, you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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Stranger Than Earth Exhibit by Redd Walitzki Part II at the Corey Helford Gallery

The Corey Helford Gallery is fast becoming one of my favorite places to view contemporary art.  I went to see a different show, but I was thrilled to see Redd Walitzki's work at his "Stranger Than Earth" exhibit.  It was surreal, beautiful, and moving.  Part I is here.  The show is CLOSED; however, the gallery may have some of this artist's works available.

I overheard some collectors talking about how if they bought a piece from this show, they'd like to paint an area of their home to better display the art.  I thought that was beautiful that they would make such a choice...


THE STRANGER by Redd Walitzki

SEA OF TEARS by Redd Walitzki

COLORLESS ATOMS by Redd Walitzki

LANDSLIDE by Redd Walitzki

FROZEN SAGA - WATERCOLOR STUDY TRIPTYCH by Redd Walitzki

FROZEN SAGA by Redd Walitzki

FROZEN SAGA by Redd Walitzki Close Up

THE COLOUR OF STORMS by Redd Walitzki


Whilst I have continued to sketch daily, I spent my time getting this ready and haven't had a chance to prep my sketches yet.  I'll try to get caught up on posting my daily sketches tomorrow.