Friday, November 10, 2017

WIP Big Eye Ghost Art Original Painting Work in Progress + November Sketches, Sketch 9 & 10, Angel & Fairy...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye ghost.  I've adjusted her lips a little, added in some drips with her eye makeup, and pulled in her hair a bit with the background color, so that some of the background behind the less thick areas of hair will shine through.  Soon I'll do some experiments on my test canvas for her hair.  "Moonrise" is inspired by an African American folktale "I Know Moonrise" as retold by S.E. Schlosser.  She drowned in the marsh and longs for her family. 

This big eyed beauty is on a 16"x20" canvas in acrylics.   


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 has an alert innocence...  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 November. This from day 9. 

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 70. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  This shy fae is in disguise in a black mask...  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 November. This is day 10. 

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 71. 

This is a rough sketch. 

13 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the eye make up works well with the story for your painting and very mysterious masked maiden :)

Christine said...

The wip is coming along nicely and your maidens are so pretty today!

Victoria said...

She is fantastical..I love her spirit, and her running makeup is so magical adding to her gorgeous eyes...brilliant!Love the picture of you and your art on the side, fabulous! So wonderful to see all your art each week...I always look forward to it. Stunning works, looking forward to more of your creative world!

Valerie-Jael said...

I love your wonderful ghost lady, and it's great to see the progress. Great sketches, too, and well done for keeping up with your consecutive ones. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Linda Kunsman said...

your ghost girl is looking more and more beautiful and refined. Love those lips. Happy PPF!

Lowcarb team member said...

Your WIP is coming along very well, and I particularly liked your masked maiden.

All the best Jan

Lux G. said...

Big expressive eyes. Lovely.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Jennifer, Christine, Victoria, Valerie, Linda, Jan, and Lux for your kind and thoughtful words.

Magic Love Crow said...

Your ghost girl is amazing! The two sketches are precious! Love them! Big Hugs Lisa!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Awww, thanks so much Stacy!

shedreamsofthesea said...

It's always fun to see your wips, I love your beauty today and her big eyes, lovely.

JKW said...

WOW I admire your grit and determination. I love your big eyed girls. Blessings, Janet

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you most kindly shedreamsofthesea and Janet!