Monday, November 27, 2017

WIP Big Eye Ghost Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketches, November 25, 26, & 27/ Big Eye Mermaid, Goddess, & Fairy Daily Sketch



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye ghost, I've been working on her hair.  I've been adding layers of a darker glaze; next will come the edges and then some drips from 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 piece and "Orchid Intrigue" have been accepted by the Ontario Museum of History & Art "Diversity and Inclusion:  The Influence of African American Art in Southern California Exhibit."  They accepted them as works in progress, so I'm a busy bee trying to get them finished hopefully well before the deadline...  


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.

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a delicate beauty...  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 November. This is from day 25. 

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 86. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She seems to be purveying her realm...  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 November. This is from day 26. 

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 87. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a look of gentle concern and a crown upon her head...  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 27. 

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 88. 

This is a rough sketch.

7 comments:

Lowcarb team member said...

"Moonrise" a beautiful name for this piece of work ...
Love your sketches especially the one with the crown upon her head.

Hope this new week has started well for you.

All the best Jan

Christine said...

Congrats on the paintings being accepted. 'Moonrise' is so beautiful already as are your maidens today.

Valerie-Jael said...

Congrats on having your wonderful art accepted. Your painting is coming along so well, and the sketches are fab. Hugs, Valerie

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Jan, Christine, and Valerie!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

great hair on the maidens :)

and your painting is coming along nicely :)

Magic Love Crow said...

I love her hair!!
And, I love your 3 sketches!! Beautiful!
Big Hugs Lisa!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you most kindly Jennifer and Stacy!