Friday, April 27, 2018

WIP Peacock Bird Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketch of a Big Eye Angel, Stokes Aster Flowers, & Fairy / April 25-27 / Art Sketches Daily...



In this original acrylic painting of a peacock, I've been working on the feathers.  This is a start to the background feathers, there will be some lighter colored feathers in the foreground.  Athough, there may be a midtone background feather before I get to the topmost feathers...  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.

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April 25-27 Sketches


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 April. This is from day 25. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of two stokes aster flowers.  I think this is my first time sketching this type of flower...  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 26.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a ribbon in her abundant hair...  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 day 27. 

This is a rough sketch. 

15 comments:

Victoria said...

So enchanting to see your peacock..very stunning! I love your soulful faces and that asters are gorgeous..such a magical flower..love it! Always wonderful visiting you creative world!

Beth Niquette said...

I love your big eyed girls. They are so sweet. I also love seeing the progression of your paintings. Your peacock is wonderful!

Crafting Queen said...

Feathers are looking great. Like your sketches.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your peacock is coming along really well, I love your attention to detail. Wonderful sketches, too. Hugs, Valerie

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Lisa your peacock is coming together so well ... love the colours.

All the best Jan

Tammie Lee said...

Nice that you are sketching daily. Such a good practice.
Each piece is so nice to see.

A Colorful World said...

Lovely work. The peacock is going to be awesome!

Christine said...

The peacock is coming along nicely, and beautiful sketches!

Faye said...

I always enjoy seeing your big eyed maidens, Lisa, but it is the flower this time that "grabs" me. Good job!

Katie Jeanne said...

That's a huge commitment..painting a peacock. I can't imagine doing all that detailed work, but it looks amazing! Can't wait to see the finished piece.

NatureFootstep said...

the peacock will be gorgeous when finished :)

Nicole DVArtist said...

You are so busy with art all the time. I think that is great. I love the feathers of this peacock. Your sketches are wonderful.

Haddock said...

The feathers stand out well.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much for your kind and thoughtful words!

Magic Love Crow said...

Your painting is looking amazing Lisa!! Love it and I love your sketches!! Big Hugs!