Friday, September 21, 2018

Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Big Eye Art Original Painting Work in Progress WIP + Sketches of Big Eye Angels Fairies Maidens & Flowers / September 15-21 / Art Sketch Daily...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead maiden I've been working primarily on her face.  Her eyes and makeup are in place, but the highlights will come later as will her eyelashes.  I've done the underpainting of her hair and the underpainting for the marigolds was finished before; but when complete, her hair will be dark and the marigolds orange.  I'm still a ways from being done, but I feel that I will meet my deadline.  Usually I work on more than one painting at a time, but I presently feel that I must devote myself to this one until it is complete.

This lovely maiden is on an 11"x14" 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!  My schedule is a bit off currently though due to this deadline so I'm not sure when next I'll be here but 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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September 15-21 Sketches


Here is a sketch of two daisies.  One daisy is charming, I felt two would be even more so...  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 September.  This is from day 15.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a bit of a languid expression...  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 September. This is from day 16. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of mullein flowers.  I don't think I've sketched this flower before...  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 September.  This is from day 17.  

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She seems very focused...  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 September. This is from day 18. 

This is a rough sketch. 


Here is a sketch of a calla lily.  These flowers have such lovely lines...  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 September.  This is from day 19.  

This is a rough sketch.


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

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a marigold flower.  I definitely have marigolds on the mind right now...  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 September.  This is day 21.  

This is a rough sketch. 

15 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Great sketches and your day of the dead maiden is fantastic. I love seeing how your paintings progress. Have a great weekend and happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Lovely WIP and gorgeous sketches!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

really great makeup on the face in your painting :)

great round of sketches this week :)

Jan (JFM) said...

She is coming along stunningly!!!
Great sketches!!!

Hugs

Jean said...

Love your WIP. Amazing sketches! You have been busy!

Magic Love Crow said...

Lisa, your painting is AMAZING!! Wow!!! The detail in it is breath taking! Love her!
Your sketches are fantastic!! All breath taking!!!
Big Hugs!

sirkkis said...

She is magical, waiting for finished look. Love the sketches.
Happy weekend 💗

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I ADORE your finished DOTD piece, she is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing her with us. Creative wishes & Happy PPF Tracey x
P.S fabulous daily sketches.

https://decorcraftdesign.wordpress.com said...

Wonderful sketches! My favorite is the day 15 sketch, the girl is so beautiful, yeah like an angel... love those big eyes.

Nicole DVArtist said...

OHHHHH I have been waiting to see this one. SHE IS AMAZING!!!! You did a fabulous job on her. Have a great weekend.

Susan said...

Love your painting! I think you could make an amazing skeleton head in your style for DIa De Los Muertos. Happy PPF

Spare Parts and Pics said...

The Day of the Dead painting is mesmerizing! Beautiful work.

Miss Marple said...

Great sketches! Would love to see how they evolve!
Happy PPF - Irma

Lowcarb team member said...

Isn't she coming along well, quite stunning.
I like your sketches, especially the daisies.

All the best Jan

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much, there's still a ways to go from this point until completion, but definitely solid progress, thank you!