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.

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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. 

11 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your chow.chow is progressing very nicely, well done. Love the sketches, too. Have a great weekend. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Victoria said...

I am so smitten with your chow chow...gorgeous work, the fur textures look so soft and magical..such bewildering eyes..there is a longing in them I sense, aw what a sweet soul!! Wonderful sketches...your florals are fantastic!
have a magical wkd!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

your dog is looking good and more great hair on your maidens :) the first one def looks like she is in water and her hair is floating :)

Christine said...

The chow chow is coming along beautifully. Your sketches today are lovely Lisa.

Linda Kunsman said...

amazing how many layers and steps can go into a painting. Your chow keeps looking better and better, and of course I love your big eyed girls. Happy PPF!

Latane Barton said...

What a sweet little chow.

Beth Niquette said...

Love that puppy, and your big eyed girls are wonderful.

Lowcarb team member said...

I think your chow chow is coming along nicely.
I like your sketches especially the flowers, verbena's are a lovely plant.

All the best Jan

Magic Love Crow said...

Your puppy is looking so beautiful! So cute!!! Well done Lisa!
I love the sketches! I love the maiden with her hair flowing around!
Big Hugs!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Awww, thanks so much for all of the puppy love! Thanks also for your kind words about the sketches.

JKW said...

Love the Chow Chow. . .I had a mix (partial black tongue) Akita and some Shepherd. He was an amazing pups. Thanks for the memories. Blessings, Janet