Friday, January 18, 2019

Original Big Eye Gothic Latina Mermaid & Flapjack Octopus Painting! Art Prints & ACEO Prints! Artist Spotlight...



"Octina" Original 4"x4" Painting on Panel Here

This week my featured painting is "Octina."  This big eye gothic Latina mermaid has a little reddish orange flapjack octopus friend. I am so smitten with my little cephalopod umbrella octopus friend that he shows up solo in another piece, I've linked them in the link above...  They are some of my smallest paintings.  The art has a lowbrow fantasy surrealism feel to the style.  The original mermaid and octopus painting is available for purchase on my website as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  


Most of my art is also available on my website at lisarusso.com; however, on the first Tuesday of the month, I like to put some art prints and LE ACEO prints on ebay at a lower promotional rate for the duration of the auctions...  This month, my theme is angels, you may see them here.

Bonus Featured Image "Octina"
5"x7" Open Edition print on Sale here
ACEO 2.5"x3.5" Limited Edition LE 1st of 25 on Sale here


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

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Artist Spotlight
Jasmine Becket-Griffith

As an artist, I find the works of other artists inspiring.  There's a lot going on in the art world, some of it online and some of it out in the world.  I love art so much and I hope you will enjoy reading features on some of the artists that I love...


Jasmine Becket-Griffith is one of my favorite artists and I was fortunate to win this 78 Tarot deck on twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/jasminebecketgriffith.  She'll be painting live again on Sunday January 20th 2019.  This Mythical Tarot of the Legendary was written by Trish Sullivan and Illustrated by 81 artists.  It is part of a global art collaboration.  Jasmine's card was the Moon and she drew in part on Alphonse Mucha for inspiration.  It is a gorgeous card and she very kindly signed the card and the case.

I've been bouncing from deadline to deadline so I've been sharing less works in progress than I usually do, but I have been inspired by Jasmine Becket Griffith and Annie Stegg Gerard (who I'll include in a future Artist Spotlight) to include underpaintings as part of my process.  I feel it has had a positive impact on my art.  I also feel as though being able to watch as Jasmine creates her incredible works of art is a gift in and of itself, but she also holds raffles throughout her broadcasts as well...  If you miss the live broadcast, you may watch them archived on her twitch page.  The older ones are also uploaded to youtube.

Here as some additional links for Jasmine Becket-Griffith


I've still been sketching daily, but I haven't had the opportunity yet to have a scanning party, so I'll try to share them when I next post...

14 comments:

Mia said...

Your gothic mermaid is beautiful, Lisa. I love her big eyes and the expression of her face. Congrats, my talented friend.

Linda Kunsman said...

love your gothic girl and her sweet octopus- great colors! Happy PPF!

Sue (this n that) said...

She's such a beauty Lisa. Your art is always uplifting and so inspiring. Happy PPF :D)

Christine said...

Beautiful Octiva painting and thanks for showing Jasmine's work.

Lowcarb team member said...

You sound busy …
"Octina" is lovely and I do like her octopus friend :)

Have a lovely weekend.

All the best Jan

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the painting with the octopus, so pretty. The other paintings are good, too. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

junemac2 said...

Love your beautiful painting she is a star, so cute too. Also how lovely to share other artists on your page and very interesting too, Thanks for posting.
Hope you are having a fab weekend.
hugs June x

sirkkis said...

She had a cut face and magical eyes. Beautiful painting.
Happy weekend 💙

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

the octopus looks so cute.
have a great weekend

DVArtist DVArtist said...

Ohhh I just love her. You make art seem so effortless.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

hat little octopus is so cute :)

draw online said...

Very very nice

Magic Love Crow said...

I love your painting Lisa! She is beautiful and I love her little friend! LOL!
Congrats on winning the deck! I love her art!
Big Hugs!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you most kindly for your sweet and thoughtful words!