Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother's Day! Photograph of a Mother Duck Swimming with her Ducklings at Huntington Gardens....

 

Happy Mother's Day!



I think this is a mallard duck with her ducklings going for a swim.  I was photographing them at Huntington Gardens and thought they were oh so lovely...  I hope you have a lovely day.


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

May the Fourth Be With You! Do Not Eat Me! Rough Sketches of Star Wars Inspired Porg Birds...

 

May the 4th Be With You!




Please do not eat me!  I was inspired by the adorable porg birds of Star Wars for these rough sketches.  Perhaps for next year I'll paint one of them...


Friday, April 22, 2022

Happy Earth Day! Photograph of a Bee Pollinating a Flower at Huntington Gardens....

 

Happy Earth Day!


I don't know the name of this flower, but it struck me with its beauty.  I was photographing it at Huntington Gardens when this sweet bee came along to pollinate the flower...


Sunday, April 17, 2022

Happy Easter! Toned Drawing of a Big Eye Fantasy Bunny Rabbit Girl....

 

Happy Easter!



This is a study for a painting I am working on.  I'd hoped to have the painting done for Easter, but it isn't very far along, so I'm sharing the toned drawing of this big eye fantasy bunny girl instead...


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Happy National Panda Day! Rough Sketch of a Giant Baby Panda Cub Climbing a Tree....

 

Happy National Panda Day!




This is my first time sketching a panda, I love pandas!  In this rough sketch, this baby giant panda club is climbing a tree, one of their favorite activities...


Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Happy International Women's Day! Rough Sketch of a Big Eye Ukrainian Woman with Floral Flower Headdress....

 Happy International Women's Day!




For this day I'm sharing my daily rough sketch, it is of a big eyed Ukrainian woman with a floral headdress.   When I thought of International Women at this time, it is what I felt most compelled to sketch.


I feel at a loss to help the situation there, but https://twitter.com/colbertlateshow has some links to donate to Ukraine.  


#LisabellaRusso #InternationalWomensDay #BeBoldForChange


Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Happy Black History Month! Big Eye Original Garden Guardian Fairy Painting...

 

This big eyed garden guardian and I would like to wish you a Happy Black History Month.  



It's the tail end of Black History Month, but I'd still like to share this lovely maiden with you. I believe in the beauty of all skin tones.  I painted her for the Diversity and Inclusion: The Influence of African-American Art in Southern California at the Ontario Museum of Art Exhibit.  When I did a little research, I found that it was traditional in Black History to put blue bottles in the garden to protect it.  I decided I wanted to paint one of my garden guardians for the show with a blue orchid as a connection to the protection of the blue bottles.


Monday, February 14, 2022

Happy Valentine's Day! Original Big Eye Harley Quinn Portrait of a Renegade Painting...

 



Harley Quinn and I would like to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

"Portrait of a Renegade" is one of my most recent paintings and the original big eye painting is spoken for, but prints and LE ACEO prints are available upon request.  This was my first time painting graffiti and one of my first Holbein Duo Water Soluble oil paintings.  I very much enjoyed the process.


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year! An Original Tiger Animal Art Painting...

 

Happy New Year!


In honor of Chinese New Year, I have painted this tiger.  We wish you a happy and prosperous lunar year.


Thursday, January 6, 2022

Rough Tiger Sketch Refined a Bit... Chinese Lunar New Year Animal Art

 


I'm pretty behind this year on my Chinese Lunar New Year Animal for the upcoming year.  Here is my rough sketch of the tiger refined a bit.  The paws have grown a bit since you have seen him last...


Next comes transferring to the panel and working on the background.