Friday, December 15, 2017

WIP Big Eye Self Portrait Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketches, December 13, 14, & 15/ Big Eye Fairy, Daffodil, & Angel Daily Sketch...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of an idealized big eye version of myself, I've glazed some darks over the underpainting and worked in some subtle hightlights.  I intend to revisit shading in the face now that I've established the hair.  I've also enlarged the irises so I also have more work to do there.  I think this is the mermaid version of me...  I'm saving the highlights in the eyes until last.

This idealized big eyed self portrait 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 seems like she may be basking in the moonlight...  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 from day 13. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a daffodil.  I love the sweet nature of these flowers...  I'm unsure if I'll paint it or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in December.  This is from day 14.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She seems to have a sweet curiousity...  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 day 15.

This is a rough sketch.

15 comments:

Linda Kunsman said...

the wips are always so lovely. Your self portrait is looking wonderful-and who doesn't want those big beautiful eyes. Happy PPF!

laurie said...

oh it looks like you so much, it is beautiful!

Giggles said...

Your self portrait is perfectly beautiful just like you! Gorgeous work!!

Peace Giggles

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

self portrait is looking better and better all the time :) looks like you but still has your maiden style :)

Christine said...

Your WIP is coming along so nicely, and gorgeous sketches today!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful portrait, I love seeing the progress. The sketches are all great, you have been really busy. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Gillena Cox said...

Beautiful portrait.

much love...

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much for your kind and thoughtful words!

Magyar said...

simple brush
I put myself to myself
hand's story

__ Well seen Lisa; living stories in every self portrait. Nifty_!

My best Seasonal Wishes to you and yours, Lisa_!

Magic Love Crow said...

I love there mermaid version of you Lisa! Beautiful!!
Gorgeous sketches! Wow!! I don't know how you do it!
Big Hugs!

Magic Love Crow said...

"There" is suppose to be "The!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Awww, thank you most kindly Magyar and Stacy!

JKW said...

I love the sketches. Blessings, Janet

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

That WIP self-portrait is so gorgeous!!! Love those Big eyes!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

I think your WIP is coming along so nicely, love the daffodil sketch.

All the best Jan