Sunday, December 3, 2017

WIP Big Eye Ghost Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketch of a Big Eye Angel & Fairy/ December 2 & 3 / Art Sketches Daily



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye ghost, I've been working on her hair.  I've finessed the edges and then added some drips from her hair.  I still need to add some gentle highlights to her hair, finesse her eyes a bit, and add highlights; but I am close to finishing this painting.  "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 look of gentle concern...  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 December. This from day 2. 

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 93. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a little bit of a question in her eyes...  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 December. This is day 3. 

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 94. 

This is a rough sketch.

7 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

You have made a great lot of progress on your WIP, and she is beautiful. Great sketches, too. Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

She is beautiful so far and lovely maidens!

Mia said...

I LOVE your big eyes paintings and sketches, Lisa. The ghost is gorgeous!!! Kisses, my friend.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the drips go perfectly with the story :D

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Valerie, Christine, Mia, and Jennifer!

Magic Love Crow said...

Everything is truly stunning Lisa!!! Love your WIP (love the drips) and Love your sketches!!!! Big Hugs!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Aww, thanks Stacy!