Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Original Big Eye Gothic Mermaid Painting! Art Prints & ACEO Prints! April 21-24 Sketches...



"Midnight Kiss" Original 5"x7" Painting on Panel Here

This week my featured painting is "Midnight Kiss," an original painting of a big eye gothic mermaid with a fancy betta fish inspired tail. She has huge violet eyes and lips of blue. The piece has a surreal lowbrow fantasy feel. Mermaids are a favorite subject of mine...  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 white flowers, you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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April 21-24 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a look of gentle concern...  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 April. This is from day 21. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a peony flower.  Peonies have so many luscious petals...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April.  This is from day 22.  

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a compassionate expression...  I think she is most likely a goddess, although she could also be a fairy angel or a mermaid.  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 April. This is from day 23. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has pearls interlaced through her hair...  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 April. This is day 24. 

This is a rough sketch.

Friday, April 20, 2018

WIP Chow Chow Puppy Dog Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketch of a Big Eye Mermaid, Verbena Flowers, & Angel Fairy / April 18-20 / Art Sketches Daily...



In this original acrylic painting of a chow chow puppy dog, I'm a couple of layers deeper in her fur.  I'm starting to get the colors and the fluffiness that I'm looking for with this piece but she still needs a few more layers.  I've blocked in the eyes and the nose, but I'll detail them at some point in the future.  The panel that I'm painting on is 5"x7"


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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April 18-20 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  Her hair swirls wildly around her...  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 April. This is from day 18. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of some verbena flowers.  They have a sweet charm...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April.  This is from day 19.  

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a gentle sweetness...  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 April. This is day 20. 

This is a rough sketch. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Original White Peace Lily Lilies Painting + Art Prints & ACEO Prints! April 14-17 Sketches...



"Peaceful Trinity" Original 12"x12" Painting on Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "Peaceful Trinity". I love the grace of these flowers, I don't have a green thumb, so it is the flowers I capture in paints that last the longest for me... The original white peace lilies painting is available on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  The art has a realist impressionist feel.  


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 white flowers, you may see them here.

Featured Image "Peaceful Trinity"
8"x10" Open Edition print on Sale here
ACEO 2.5"x3.5" Limited Edition LE 1st of 25 on Sale here

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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April 14-17 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She seems to be holding a question in her mind...  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 April. This is from day 14. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of some azalea flowers.  They have a soft delicacy...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April.  This is from day 15.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is inspired by the fairytale little red riding hood.  This is a bonus variation.  I have yet to decide which one I like the best to move forward towards refining the sketch to paint, but I am making progress.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April. This is from day 16. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a tickseed flower.  I think it has a sweet quality...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April.  This is day 17.  

This is a rough sketch.

Friday, April 13, 2018

WIP Peacock Bird Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketch of Big Eye Goddess, Mermaid, & Nasturtium Flowers / April 11-13 / Art Sketches Daily...



In this original acrylic painting of a peacock, I've been working on the feathers.  I will be painting my feathery friend for quite some time...  This is around three layers in of the gold acrylic paint, I'll eventually do highlights with the gold leafing paint near the very end of the painting.  The canvas that I'm painting on is 11"x14" 


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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April 11-13 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a sweet expression...  I think she is most likely a goddess, although she could also be a fairy angel or a mermaid.  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 April. This is from day 11. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a quality of mystery...  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 April. This is from day 12. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of some nasturtium flowers.  I think they have a beautiful energy...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April.  This is day 13.  

This is a rough sketch.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Original Closed Big Eye Gothic Mermaid Painting! Art Prints & ACEO Prints! April 7-10 Sketches...



"Song of the Siren" Original 7"x5" Painting on Canvas Panel Here

This week my featured painting is "Song of the Siren," an original painting of a big eye Gothic mermaid with closed eyes. It's unusual for me to paint big eyed maidens with their eyes closed, but it just felt right for this piece as she prepared to sing her song. 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 white flowers, you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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April 7-10 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She wears a crown upon her head and her hair cascades around her...  I think she is most likely a goddess, although she could also be a fairy angel or a mermaid.  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 April. This is from day 7. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of some crown of thorn flowers.  I'm not sure if I quite captured them in this sketch, I may try them again at some point...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April.  This is from day 8.  

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  Her hair flows wildly about her...  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 April. This is from day 9. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of some Easter lilies.  Lily flowers seem to have much grace to me...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April.  This is day 10.  

This is a rough sketch. 

Friday, April 6, 2018

WIP Chow Chow Puppy Dog Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketch of Daylily Flowers & a Big Eye Goddess / April 5 & 6 / Art Sketches Daily...



In this original acrylic painting of a chow chow puppy dog, I'm a couple of layers in on her fur.  The colors aren't quite where I want them, but I have quite a few layers to go so there's time to adjust.  I've blocked in the eyes and the nose, but I'll detail them at some point in the future.  The panel that I'm painting on is 5"x7"


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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April 5 & 6 Sketches


Here is a sketch of some daylily flowers.  Lilies are such a joy to draw...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April.  This is from day 5.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has flowing hair and a look of power...  I think she is most likely a goddess, although she could also be a fairy angel or a mermaid.  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 April. This is day 6. 

This is a rough sketch. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Original White Lily Painting! 1st Tuesday Art Prints & ACEO Prints! April 2-4 Sketches...



"White Lily" Original 8"x10" Painting on Canvas Here

This week my featured painting is "White Lily."  It is set against a soft blue sky...  The art has a realist impressionist feel.  The original flower painting is available 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 white flowers, you may see them here.

Sorry to be a little late this week...

Featured Image "White Lily"
8"x10" Open Edition print on Sale here
ACEO 2.5"x3.5" Limited Edition LE 1st of 25 on Sale here

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday

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April 2-4 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  Her eyes are gently closed...  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 April. This is from day 2. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of some phlox flowers.  They have a wonderful energy...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April.  This is from day 3.  

This is a rough sketch.  


Here is a sketch of a pear blossom.  It has a wonderful softness...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April.  This is day 4.  

This is a rough sketch.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter! Sketch of a Big Eye Angel Fairy & Primrose Flowers / March 31 & April 1 / Art Sketches Daily...


Happy Easter wishes from this big eyed angel and I at lisarusso.com if you celebrate it, regardless I hope you have a beautiful day today...


"Dulzura" Original Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints, & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here

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Sketch of a Big Eye Angel Fairy & Primrose Flowers / March 31 & April 1 / Art Sketches Daily


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a gentle quality...  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 March. This is from day 31. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of some primrose flowers.  I love how they are nestled together...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in April.  This is day 1.  

This is a rough sketch.

Friday, March 30, 2018

WIP Peacock Bird Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketch of a Big Eye Angel Fairy, Sunflower, & Lily Flower / March 28-30 / Art Sketches Daily...



In this original acrylic painting of a peacock, I've started working on the feathers.  I think I will be painting my feathery friend for quite some time...  I think I'm going to use some gold acrylic paint as a base and then eventually do highlights with the gold leafing paint.  The canvas that I'm painting on is 11"x14" 


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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March 28-30 Sketches


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has an inquisitive sweetness...  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 March. This is from day 28. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a sunflower.  These flowers have such charm...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in March.  This is from day 29.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a lily and lily bud.  These flowers have a gentle grace...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in March.  This is day 30.  

This is a rough sketch.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Original Lionhead Bunny Rabbit Painting! 1st Tuesday Art Prints & ACEO Prints! March 14-27 Sketches Update...



"Maximillion" Original 8"x10" Painting on Panel here

This week my featured painting is "Maximillion," an original grey lionhead rabbit painting.  At this time of year, I think of bunnies a bit more thank usual, but not by much...  I love bunnies and rabbits so much!  This rabbit's photo reference is courtesy of his person David Reeves Payne.  This original rabbit painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  The art has a realist impressionist feel...


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 maidens with flowers, you may see them here.

I am linking this post with Inspire Me Monday
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March 14-27 Update

I am returned from being out of town.  I did manage to sketch daily while I've been away, but this is a much larger group of sketches than I normally share at one time as a result of that, I hope that you will enjoy them...


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a gentle charm...  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 March. This is from day 14. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of an African daisy.  They have a simple beauty...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in March.  This is from day 15.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of some dogwood blossoms.  I'm not sure if I've quite captured them, I may try this one again...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in March.  This is from day 16.  

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a cautiuous gaze...  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 March. This is from day 17. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a daylily.  I love lilies...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in March.  This is from day 18.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is surrounded by veils...  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 March. This is from day 19. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a sweet joyfulness...  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 March. This is from day 20. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a zinnia flower in full bloom.  I was a bit intimidated by the multitude of petals, but once I started, I quite enjoyed sketching this blossom...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in March.  This is from day 21.  

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has an expression of surprise...  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 March. This is from day 22. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of some flowering tobacco.  I found them quite charming...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in March.  This is from day 23.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a somewhat haunted quality...  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 March. This is from day 24. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a quality of intensity...  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 March. This is from day 25. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a hibiscus.  I enjoyed the close up view...  I'm unsure if I'll paint this sketch or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in March.  This is from day 26.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is wearing a dashing hat...  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 March. This is day 27. 

This is a rough sketch.