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


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)


STUDY WITH SPHINX WINGS by Jasmine Becket-Griffith


PAPILLONS STUDY by Jasmine Becket-Griffith

ÉTREINTE DE PAPILLONS by Jasmine Becket-Griffith

ALLEGORY OF DECAY by Jasmine Becket-Griffith


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. 


carol l mckenna said...

Your work is awesome and your friend's work is lovely ~ both talented ladies ~ thanks, ^_^

(A Shutterbug Explores)

Jennifer Rose said...

nice photo of you :)

i always forget its talk like a pirate day until people start talking to me like a pirate lol

Christine said...

Lovely work and you look very nice in the photo. Thanks for sharing the exhibit.

Anonymous said...

Looking good. Thanks for the look around. There seems to be something different to your lovelies.

R's Rue said...


Valerie-Jael said...

Great post today. Love the painting, and your beautiful sketches. Great photo of you at the art gallery with your friend, and her art is wonderful, too. Hugs, Valerie

Lisabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Carol, Jennifer, Christine, Martin, Regine, and Valerie!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely post.
Very nice work and good to see you in the photograph.

All the best Jan

Magic Love Crow said...

First, your mermaid painting is fantastic!
Second, how great meeting Jasmine and seeing her art! Fantastic!
Third, excellent sketches! Love the pirate!
Big Hugs!