Saturday, January 18, 2020

WIP Year of the Rat Art Original Painting Work in Progress / AUSTRALIA WILDFIRES FUNDRAISER! - Camilla d’Errico - Koala Postcard Set - Signed...



In this original wip work in progress acrylic painting of a rat, I have finished the background, I went with a loose impressionistic style of some cherry blossoms.  Next I will be the underpainting and then the foreground and final details.  The panel that I'm painting on is 5"x7" and I'm hoping to release this on Tuesday but I have a lot of painting to do!  I'm painting Rattie (this is just a working title, I'm hoping to come up with something better, but if not, well...) in honor of the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Rat.  


This is a work in progress, but I also post finished pieces here as well if you'd like to come to visit!  You also may see some of my finished paintings at lisabellarusso.com if you'd like.

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AUSTRALIA WILDFIRES FUNDRAISER! - Camilla d’Errico - Koala Postcard Set - Signed


This auction is by welcometo_ourden on ebay, it is to benefit the WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue @wireswildliferescue.  I love animals and my heart broke seeing the devastation there.  This seems like a beautiful way to help.  I have bought from this seller and they are fantastic.



Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Original Happy Little Piglet Painting! Art Prints & ACEO Prints! Celebrating the New Lunar Year of the Earth Pig/Boar Exhibition (Closed Show)...



"Fortune Smiles" Original 5"x7" Painting on Panel here

This week my featured painting is "Fortune Smiles," an original piglet painting.  I painted it in honor of Chinese New Year...  Year of the pig is winding to an end and I realized I had yet to add my happy piglet to my website!  This original boar painting is available as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  The art has a painterly realist impressionist feel... 


Most of my art is also available on my website at lisabellarusso.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 will be Chinese Zodiac animals, however I am still working on my rat painting, so I have delayed my usual launch until after the completion of the painting.  There are still some of my favorites listed, mermaids, and winter and Christmas themed art if you would like to take a look; you may see them here.


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Celebrating the New Lunar Year of the Earth Pig/Boar Exhibition (Closed Show)
The Realm/Ministry of Culture Art Salon Chinatown
February 2nd through March 17th 2019

Upon reflection, I also realized that I had yet to share my pictures from the show "Celebrating the New Lunar Year of the Earth Pig/Boar" I participated in!  Since year of the pig is fast changing to year of the rat, I decided to remedy that situation!   I think last year I managed an earlier start to my Chinese Zodiac inspired painting than I have to my rat.  Although I greatly enjoyed the exhibit and the art at The Realm/Ministry of Culture Art Salon Chinatown's exhibition, I think I'm a bit too far behind to see if they're having a show this year, but I hope that you will enjoy these boars from some of the artists who participated last year as well as my happy little piglet. 


Artist Lisabella Russo (me :)) with my painting Fortune Smiles to left and Year of the Boar by Niki Solina to right #withtheart

Fortune Smiles by Lisabella Russo

Fortune of Pigs by Martha Fernandez

Boaring Chores by Edmund Arevalo

Year of the Pig by Jose Angel Hernandez

Taking on the Year of the Pig by Eileen Hsu

I Am Not Your Profit by Dina Farris Appel

Year of the Boar by Sandra Low

II Cinghiale Italiano by Debbi Green

Year of the Wild Pig by Yuri Shimojo

Fashionista by Terri Berman

Fragile by Chris MacDonald



Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Happy New Year Wishes! Original Sweet Pea Flower Floral Painting...


I hope this coming year brings you much joy and beauty.  These flowers and I send Happy New Year wishes from lisabellarusso.com.


"To Touch the Sky" Original 8"x10" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints, & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints are available on my website Here

Last year was not one of my more productive years, but I am hopeful for the new year.  These sweet pea flower blossoms seem to be ever reaching upwards and I hope I will do so as well.  I think I am working on my little rat painting today, what a wonderful way to start the new year! 

May you and your loved ones have an amazing new year!