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.


Sunday, June 20, 2021

Happy Father's Day! Original Sailboat in San Pedro Painting...

 

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


"Reminders" Original 11"x14" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints, & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints are available on my website here

My dad loves the ocean, so that is why I have chosen this painting for this day...  I am very lucky to have a father who has always done his best.  He helped instill in me a great love of nature.  Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there!


Reminders was inspired by a photograph of a sailboat on the sea I took in San Pedro.  I debated on including some of the elements in the background, but decided to keep them in.  I very much enjoyed painting the ocean.  The art has a painterly realist impressionist feel.


Saturday, June 19, 2021

Happy Juneteenth! Original Big Eye Black Garden Guardian Angel Fairy Fantasy Lowbrow Surreal Painting!

 

Happy Juneteenth from this big eye garden guardian and from me at lisabellarusso.com!



This is "Orchid Intrigue," an original big eye black garden guardian painting.  I painted it for Diversity and Inclusion: The Influence of African-American Art in Southern California at the Ontario Museum of Art Exhibit.  She has a blue hued orchid upon her head.  In some traditional African American gardens, blue bottles are hung as blue is considered a protective color.  She shares the depth of her emotions through her big luminous eyes.  This original painting is available as are art prints and LE ACEO prints, however I have yet to remove her from her frame add her to my website, but you may contact me if you're interested in her.  The art has a painterly lowbrow avant garde surreal feel.

Juneteenth just became a legal holiday this very year.  It is a celebration of the end of slavery in Texas and in favor of freedom throughout the land.  In my art, I strive to celebrate what is beautiful.  Freedom is so beautiful, I hope your day is amazing...


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Snowy Night! Original Fantasy Unicorn Painting...

 

"Snowy Night" Original 7"x5" #Painting Sold, Open Edition 7"x5" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO LE Prints Here

I love June, there are unicorns everywhere!  It follows that I also love unicorns...  Their magical charms just draw me in.  I've painted a few unicorns, a couple of abstract fiery ones and this snow cooled big eyed white unicorn.  I definitely have more that I want to paint, they hold such a strong allure for me.


This month in addition to #Junicorn, Alex Ledante is also insisting it's #KaiJune, check out some of his outstanding art here for a totally different perspective!


Monday, May 31, 2021

Big Brown Eye Eyed Mermaid! Original Fantasy Painting on Porthole Frame...

 

"Looking In" Original 11"x11" #Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here

In honor of the end of #mermay I am sharing another mermaid painting.  Although to be fair almost every month is mermay for me, I'm usually working on one mermaid painting or another.  These sirens of the deep fascinate me.  This sweet mermaid had big brown eyes and a starfish in her hair and is painted directly into a porthole frame.  The original painting is available, as are art prints and LE ACEO prints.


Sunday, May 23, 2021

Happy National World Turtle Day! Blue Purple Mermaid with Sea Turtle & Fish Original Fantasy Painting...

 Happy National World Turtle Day!

"The Gift" Original 5"x7" #Painting NFS, Open Edition 5"x7" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here

It was quite some time ago, but I still remember it vividly.  I was visiting a marine aquarium and this large sea turtle came right up to the glass.  I took a photo or two, but mainly I was in awe.  That turtle is part of this fantasy mermaid painting.


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Blue Purple Mermaid Basking in the Light for #Mermay & #throwbackthursday... Original Fantasy Painting

 

"Soft Light" Original 16"x20" Acrylic Painting NFS, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here

In honor of #mermay and #throwbackthursday I am sharing what I think is my oldest mermaid painting that I have up on my website.  She is titled "Soft Light" and is caressed by defused light drifting through to where she basks.  In addition to her tail, she also has wings, giving her dominion over the sea and air.  I'm not sure where the original painting is hiding, but prints and LE ACEO prints are available.