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.

14 comments:

Victoria said...

Powerful...the peacock art is mesmerizing..the colors are so meditative! I love all of your sketches, soulful faces and I always enjoy your floral art, so magical! Happy wkd my sweet friend!

Christine said...

The peacock painting is coming along so nicely and gorgeous sketches today!

Linda Kunsman said...

I just know that peacock is going to be so amazing! Lovely portrait wips too Lisa. Happy PPF!

Faye said...

I always enjoy seeing your big eyed maidens. And the sketch of the nasturtium is great. I have always loved the fragile look of this flower.

Valerie-Jael said...

I am in love with the peacock art and very much looking forward to seeing more. Great sketche, too. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Irene Rafael said...

Your peacock is wonderful already. I can only imagine how it looks in person with all of the layers of gold. And you know that I love your big eyed portraits! Happy PPF!

Linda Calverley said...

It's a great start to your peacock, I bet it will be fabulous when done. Thanks for your visit and comments on my blog.

Nicole DVArtist said...

This peacock is coming along very nicely. Love you sketches too.

Beth Niquette said...

What wonderful pieces. I love peacocks, too. When I was a little girl I used to dance with a beautiful old peacock out in Grandma's field. Your sketches are amazing. Such a talented artist!

Giggles said...

I love how you wait for your characters to develop to realize their label! I always find the process interesting. How characters we manifest need to be assessed and realized for who they are! Beautiful sketches!

Peace Giggles

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very cute maidens and the peacock is coming along nicely :) should be very shiny when finished :)

Magic Love Crow said...

So much work and detail in your peacock painting Lisa! Beautiful! Love your sketches!! Big Hugs!

Lowcarb team member said...

Just love how your peacock is coming along.
Love your sketches too.

All the best Jan

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much for your sweet and thoughtful words!