Friday, October 5, 2018

Día de los Muertos: Remember Me at the Ontario Museum of History & Art Day of the Dead Framed Paintings + October Sketches



Here are my paintings framed and ready for the Día de los Muertos: Remember Me exhibit at the Ontario Museum of History & Art.  

Día de los Muertos: Remember Me at the Ontario Museum of History & Art
Thursday, October 11, 2018 to Saturday, November 10, 2018

"Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) emphasizes remembrance of past lives and a celebration of the continuity of life. It is a tradition with roots to Mexico's oldest civilizations. Explore Día de los Muertos through the artwork of local artists at our annual exhibit showcasing contemporary work in painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, ofrendas (altars), and the participants from the city-wide ornament contest! Admission is Free. For more information, call (909) 395-2510."

The opening reception is Saturday October 13th from 1 pm to 3 pm, Alex Ledante and I both have art in this show, but I don't think we're going to be able to make it to the reception.  We will be attending on a different day and I'll try to get photographs to share of the exhibit.

These are:
Return to Me (Vuelve a Mi)  11"x14" Acrylic Painting, Approximately 17"x20" Framed
Guiding Light (Luz de Guía)  7"x5" Acrylic Painting, Approximately 12"x10" Framed
If you're interested in the art, please contact me regarding price and availability.  They will be on display until November 10th and available after November 20th.

Location: 225 S Euclid Ave 
Ontario, CA 91762
Phone: (909) 395-2510
Hours: Noon to 4 pm Thursday through Sunday


I'm joining in this week with Paint Party Friday.  To see more participants, please visit:

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October 3-5


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  Her hair is being tussled by the wind...  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 October. This is from day 3. 

This is a rough sketch.  You may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.


Here is a sketch of weeping cherry blossoms.  Sakura flowers are a favorite of mine...  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 4.  

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a delicate 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 September. This is day 5. 

This is a rough sketch. 

12 comments:

Linda Kunsman said...

Oooh your framed pieces are fabulous!! Congrats and best of luck at the show! Great sketches holding the promise of more wonderful art. Happy PPF!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

your painting turned out wonderful :) has a really nice glow to it :)

Victoria said...

Wowness...so magnificent...what a stunning piece...super beautiful Lisa, I absolutely love it! And such beautiful sketches too. Congrats on your news..wonderful!

Jan (JFM) said...

Absolutely stunning paintings...so alive!!!
Love your sketches, too!
Congratulations! Have a wonderful show Lisa 💮

Christine said...

Beautiful paintings and the sketches are beautiful too!

Nicole DVArtist said...

I just love how this one turned out. One of my favorites. Also your beautiful sketches.

Valerie-Jael said...

What fabulous paintings! Good luck with the exhibition. Great sketches, too. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Clare Lloyd said...

Fab art

Susan said...

Beautiful Dia De Los Muertos work! Would love to see it in person. Congrats to you! And happy PPF on Sat.

Lowcarb team member said...

Your work looks so good.
Hope you have a wonderful show.

All the best Jan

Crafting Queen said...

Great paintings and sketches

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Awww, thanks so very much!