Friday, January 10, 2014

Mermaid with Clownfish Painting Work in Progress, Solo Clownfish, & Orchid Sketch...



Here is a work in progress view of my mermaid with clownfish painting and a small clownfish painting that I've started.  I'm trying to complete at least one small painting a week.  I'm very inspired by the people painting 30 paintings in 30 days, but I'm not nearly fast enough at this point, so I'm trying for one a week.  Although she looks very similar to the last time I posted her, I've finessed the mermaids skin tones a bit.  I have a little more do to on her skin before I move on to her eyebrows, eyelashes, and lips.  Of course she also needs her hair done, but it may be a little while until I get there...

In this photo you can see my easel crammed with paints in the holding area, I have to put some of those back in their drawer soon!


I'm joining in this week with Paint Party Friday.  To see more participants, please visit:
http://paintpartyfriday.blogspot.com/


Here is a sketch of a yellow orchid.  It is a potential option for next week's small painting.

18 comments:

Christine said...

WIPs coming along nicely! Happy PPF!

Laurie said...

beautiful work! I love to see the progress!

Magic Love Crow said...

Lisa, don't worry about painting fast! Paint what is good for you! I do have to say, to challenge yourself to paint 30 paintings in 30 days is a lot! Your Mermaid is looking stunning!!! I love her eyes and the skin tone! The Orchid sketch is coming along beautifully ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

Netty said...

Loving your work in progress. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Gillena Cox said...

enjoyed your work in progress; happy you stopped by my blog

much love...

Cozycomfycouch said...

Hello Lisa! Thank you for your visit!! Lovely artwork!

Nancy McCarroll said...

One painting a week is a lot! You are ambitious and talented!

Faye said...

Wonderful progress on the clownfish painting, Lisa. Take your time. It's beautiful so far.

Tam Hess said...

Those clown fish are cuties! Love seeing work in progress....Happy Paint Party Friday!

Debbie said...

Looking good so far! I think one painting per week is a more realistic painting speed, at least for me! Good luck with your goal.

Giggles said...

Do what works for you otherwise you might take the joy out of creating!!I'm inspired by the 30 day thing too...however I need to take longer do mine too!

Beautiful work so far!

Hugs Giggles

Paper rainbow said...

One painting a week is great progress. If you put yourself under too much pressure it stops being fun
your mermaid is looking fabulous.

Lorraine said...

Both superb oh my gosh I never know what you'll decide I love it, sorry I haven't visited but google had killed my somewhat art, along with all my bookmarks and now the only way I can blog a photo is if i sent my photo to google first i am no longer able to post...aren't they darlings...I'm glad you're not having problems please visit my Photos and Stuff L 'cause it's the only way i can visit anyone is if they visit me 'cause i have no bookmarks ahhhh they're killing me thanks lovely Lisa Isabella

Katherine Unique said...

As usual phenomenal post! You are a champion!
I can see that you love what you are doing!
Thanks for posting! Love you :-*


Regards,
Katherine Unique


annkrier said...

looks like you have a lot of work already planned out ! that's great - helps for the days that you can't 'think' of what you would like to paint. Great series. Happy PPF.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you so very much for your kind words and encouragement! I'm going to try for one small a week in addition to my other projects, but we'll see how it goes... I am very impressed by the people doing 30 in 30!

Cozycomfycouch said...

Really lovely! Beautiful! Have a lovely week!!

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Wow you got some work done this week on the mermaid. She looks lovely. I really like seeing how you have progressed on this painting.
Nicole/Beadwright