Friday, July 20, 2012

My Newest Fairy Painting and Summer Musings...



This painting is titled "Azure Haired Beauty."  The painting is an original acrylic gothic fairy painting on 5"x7" canvas panel.  I love the color blue.  Sometimes I want to paint the world blue, but this week I've settled for painting this big eye fae almost all blue. 

I painted this to participate in Nibblefest, this month the theme is fairies so I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's creations!  I love fairies.  Mine is here, all of the entries start at 99c, no reserve... 

I've started on the sketch for my next big floral, it will be a Bird of Paradise.  I haven't made much progress on it yet.  Summer months tend to be my least productive time.  It's just so hot, all I want to do is nap...  And on a technical level, while I love that acrylics dry quickly, in the summer they dry so very quickly, any blending must be done so very quickly...  Does anyone else have seasonal variations?  I'm trying to fight it at least a little this summer, but it goes against my inclinations!

Anyway, I'm having a print giveaway that ends on July 30th, the information is here.

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

16 comments:

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love the tone on tone painting! I do a lot of sketching, but haven't explored the tone on tone painting much. I need to try it again. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Blessings!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

normally I get a lot more painting done in winter as we don't have the hassles with humidity, but this winter so far has been unseasonally wet so I am finding the hassles of slow drying are continuing... love your painting and like you I would paint the world blue if I could...xx

Giggles said...

Very pretty I love the tone of this painting!! I paint when my muse calls. Mostly when I have a nice chunk of uninterrupted time!! Good job!

Hugs Giggles

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much! I think I have reverse seasonal blues, being blue in the summers and more active in the winters ;)...

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Your fairy is awesome! Well done ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Nora MacPhail said...

Cool. I like blue and black together.

Anne said...

Beautiful, the eyes are awesome!

Magic Love Crow said...

This painting is stunning Lisa! Love it! I have to admit, I can paint any time of the year! When I am in the mood, I paint ;o)Take Care ;o)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! here eyes are intrancing!
cheers, dans

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much! I too can paint any time of the year, just less so in the summer ;)...

JKW said...

She has such a profound look. Beautiful. Blessings, Janet PPF

Natasha said...

I love this painting, I am much more creative during winter, luckily for me it is winter now! :)

soulbrush said...

I love the colours here, somehow a painting is not finished unless there is some cerelean blue in it.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you, I very much enjoyed painting her.

Paula J said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! So talented :))

Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi! I'm now your newest follower here :)

Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks Paula J, you are most kind!