Friday, September 6, 2013

Work in Progress Mermaid Painting + 29 Faces 6...



Here is a mermaid I am working on.  I usually don't have the title until after I'm done, but in this case, I do.  She is titled "Looking In."  I found three of these porthole frames at the Goodwill and I snatched them up, they had some paper sailboat prints on them, but I removed those and put down a coat of gesso before I began.

Face 6

While I did do a more final sketch from yesterday's face, I didn't manage to get started on her on canvas, so I'll try to post the revised sketch and the start of that painting another day.  I'm out of a paint color that I want to use...  So, here is the sketch for this mermaid.  She is my 6th face for the 29 faces challenge.  The challenge is to create 29 faces in the month of September.


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19 comments:

bellefrogworks said...

Love that face - what a great find to put your mermaid in. Can't wait to see it finished.

SAMARA said...

oh my, that face is deliciously beautiful! And your first one...I love the framing...gorgeous!

Margie said...

Love the title " Looking In" for the mermaid.
And the porthole framing is great, some great finds at Goodwill.

Wonderful work on the face, love the eyes!

I'm really enjoying all your faces, Lisa.

Cozycomfycouch said...

Lovely! love the eyes and lips. Beautiful!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much! I may have to put this one to the side for a bit, I tend to bounce around on paintings sometimes, but I will definitely get back to it!

Diane ~ said...

what an exciting find of the porthole frames & how perfect for your mermaids!! looking forward to seeing your finished painting :)

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Nice start ~ and I'm looking forward to see the progression!

Nic McLean said...

What a gorgeous face. I'll look forward to seeing her completed. I love the porthole frames-what a great fond!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Those portal frames are a great find!
Love the title and the mermaid so far!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Leovi said...

Intriguing, lovely faces!

Annie said...

Looking forward to seeing this beautiful mermaid painted.

Christine said...

Can't wait to see the Porthole art finished! Nice face today.

Magic Love Crow said...

Your mermaid is going to look amazing in that frame! Great find! Hugs ;o)

Faye said...

Beautiful face. What a deal you got with the frames!

Julia said...

Your work is so inspiring!
Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
Hugs,
Julia

Ariel said...

She is beautiful and I especially love her big eyes.
Susan

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Oh, I love your idea, can´t wait to see her finished.
Erika

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you! I very much appreciate your kind comments.

JKW said...

I do like this face. I look forward to seeing her completed. Blessings, Janet PPF