Friday, August 24, 2018

WIP Marigold Flower Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketches of Big Eye Angels Fairies Maidens & Flowers / August 18-24 / Art Sketch Daily...


For the month of August I will be offering a free random rough sketch included with any original art order on my website lisarusso.com!  I plan on making some adjustments in pricing and content on my website, so now is an excellent time to take a look...


In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a marigold I am working on the background.  I've done three or four layers and am about to start working on the stems.  I didn't initially sketch the stems as this was originally sketched as one of two hair accents for a Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead painting I hope to begin soon and it didn't need it for that.  However, I decided it might be good to paint a solo version of the flower as well.  This is my first time painting bokeh (the little orbs in the background) in a piece.  

This lovely flower is on a 7"x5" panel 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.

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August 18-24 Sketches


Here is a sketch of an orchid.  They are amongst my favorite flowers...  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 August.  This is from day 18.  

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She looks as though something weighs heavily on her mind.  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 August. This is from day 19. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a marigold and two buds.  The flower has more simple petals that the one I'm currently attempting to paint, but still quite lovely...  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 August.  This is from day 20.  

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She looks ready to celebrate...  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 August. This is from day 21. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a rugosa rose.  These flowers have a fascinating allure...  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 August.  This is from day 22.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She is a bit shy and hides behind her fan...  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 August.  This is from day 23.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of an iris.  This is a wild variation of this lovely 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 August.  This is day 24.  

This is a rough sketch.

13 comments:

Jan (JFM) said...

Your "work in progress" and your sketches are lovely Lisa!!!
Happy PPF 🎨

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the orbs look great and good luck with all the flower petals :)

SLScheibe said...

Beautiful flower drawings and your big eye girls too! You are very brave to take on a painting of a marigold! WOW! All of that detail. Looking super so far!

Nicole DVArtist said...

All of your sketches are just amazing, however the start to this marigold is so interesting. I am very much looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

Christine said...

I can't wait to see the marigold progress. Beautiful sketches too.

Valerie-Jael said...

I love the background of your marigold and am looking forward to seeing more. Those orbs look so good. Great sketches, too. Enjoy your weekend, hugs, Valerie

Clare Lloyd said...

Super sketches

Susan said...

You have been busy. These sketches are wonderful. I look forward to seeing your marigold as I think it might be difficult with each of the petals. With all of my orchids, I am afraid to sketch or paint an orchid because I am afraid it won't be as perfect as they are...silly, right? Happy PPF

Linda Calverley said...

I like the background on your WIP and nice sketches.

gillena cox said...

Thanks for sharing your sketches Lisa. Happy you dropped by my blog

Much👩‍🎨love

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much! The marigold is indeed a complex flower, I am enjoying working on it.

Magic Love Crow said...

I love the colours so far in your painting Lisa!
Great sketches!
Big Hugs!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely sketches :)

All the best Jan