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.


Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year! Three Rough Sketches of Tigers...

 This year I'm ringing in the new year by working on a tiger painting for Chinese New Year.  Here are three rough sketches, I've decided to refine the one in the lower right.  Mainly the paws are a bit smol.  It's been a while since I've completed a painting, this one will be a challenge, but I love painting animals, so it's one that I will enjoy.


Happy New Year Wishes!




Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Original Angel Cat Animal Painting...

 It is Christmas day and a hush has fallen over the neighborhood, which isn't always the case.  For me there is beauty in it.  I hope you have a merry Christmas if you celebrate it and happy holidays that bring you some measure of joy.


Merry Christmas and happy holidays!




Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving! My Photograph of a Grateful Squirrel at Descanso Gardens...

 


Happy Thanksgiving!

It occurs to me that I don't have a lot of fall art, but I did take this photo at Descanso Gardens of a very grateful squirrel. They were quite happy that the people were putting squash decorations out, or rather snackos...


I hope you have a wonderful holiday!


Monday, November 1, 2021

Feliz Dia de los Muertos / Happy Day of the Dead! Mujeres Valientes Exhibit at the Ontario Museum of History & Art

 Feliz Dia de los Muertos / Happy Day  of the Dead! Mujeres Valientes Exhibit at the Ontario Museum of History & Art


Alex Ledante and I had the honor of exhibiting and attending this show.  Here are some of the pieces that most caught my eye, including ours!


Exhibit Closes November 7th 2021

225 S. Euclid Ave.

Ontario, CA. 91762

909-395-2504

ontariomuseum.org

Gallery Hours 12pm-4pm Thursday through Sunday


"Xochitl Study" by Lisabella Russo #withtheart #lisabellarusso

"Xochitl Study" by Lisabella Russo #lisabellarusso

"Mi 30-30 Canana y Mi Amor" by Saul Aguilera

"Gain of Thrones" by Christopher Wesley

"Madonna and Child" by Georgina Flores

"Fearless Woman of the Revolution" by Monica Thaller

"Madre de Dios" by Kathleen Reeves

"Who Rules This Roost" by Monica Thaller

"Be Free, My Heart" by Jessica Cruz

"Adelita" by Mario Gutierrez

"Woman of the Heart" by Monica Thaller

"Siete Huitzilopochitl" by Arhyen Ibanez

"Venganza" by Alex Ledante #withtheart #alexledante

"Perdón" by Alex Ledante #alexledante 

Just Me #LisabellaRusso


Sunday, October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween! Big Eye Fantasy Scarecrow Toned Drawing...

 


This big eye scarecrow and I would like to wish you a happy Halloween!

She's a toned drawing that I am working on.  I'd also like to make her into a painting, but I ran out of time for this year.  Although I do love Halloween all year long...


Thursday, September 30, 2021

Dia de los Muertos: Mujeres Valientes Exhibit at the Ontario Museum of History & Art

 


Exhibit runs September 30th 2021 through November 7th 2021
225 S. Euclid Ave.
Ontario, CA. 91762
909-395-2504
ontariomuseum.org
Gallery Hours 12pm-4pm Thursday through Sunday

Reception Saturday, October 2nd from 12 PM to 3 PM

Alex Ledante and I have artwork in this exhibit, unfortunately we won't be attending the opening.  We do hope to see the show during the run of it and take some photographs to share, but if you have the opportunity to stop by, the Dia de los Muertos show at the Ontario Museum of art is always a treat...

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Big Eye Fantasy Pirate Lass Toned Drawing...

 


Ahoy scallywags, in honor o' International Talk Like a Pirate Day, I 'ave been workin' on this toned drawin' o' a pirate lass.  It took me some time t' return t' this drawin' o' this lovely pirate lass, but now I reckon I 'ave her set t' rights.  Initially I'd planned a series o' pirate paintings, but I be nah sure if I be takin' this any further...


I hope ye 'ave an excellent Talk Like a Pirate Day!


Monday, June 21, 2021

Happy Summer Solstice! Original Sunflower Flower Art Realist Impressionist Painting...

 

Happy Summer's Solstice Day wishes from me at lisabellarusso.com!


"Sunlight Sunbright" #Original 24"x18" Acrylic #Painting, Open Edition 10"x8" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here

Technically summer solstice shared with Father's Day this year, so I decided to share this today.  When I think of summer, I think of long days, heat, and beautiful sunflowers!  Of the three, I think I love sunflowers the most.  They are filled with hope.


Sunlight Sunbright was inspired by some flowers growing in my mother's students gardens.  They were large and lovely.  I very much enjoyed painting this vibrant flower.  The art has a painterly realist impressionist feel.