Monday, July 17, 2017

WIP Big Eye Goddess Betta Fish Art Original Painting Work in Progress + July Sketches, Sketch 17, Iris Flower...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye goddess and a betta fish I've painted her features and her dress.  I still have a little more work to do on her dress before I move on to her hair...  I think I am going to save the highlights in her eyes until last again.  The panel that I'm painting on is 4"x4"...  


This is a work in progress, but I also usually post at least one finished piece on Tuesdays if you'd like to come to visit!  You also may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

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Here is a sketch of an iris.  Irises are one of my favorite flowers, I can't seem to grow them in my garden, but I love seeing them when I visit the Huntington and Descanso Gardens.  I'm unsure if I'll paint it or not, but I did enjoy sketching it. 


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in July.  This is day 17.  

This is a rough sketch. 

8 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

I love to see the progress in your paintings, quite fascinating to see what changes from week to week. Great sketch, too. Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

The betta fish painting is progessing nicely. The iris sketch is so delicate Lisa!

SHON said...

I love to see your work in progress. Your betta fish painting in progessing is very special!

NatureFootstep said...

for some reason I like the hair as it is. Why not leave it at that?

Martin Kloess said...

This beautiful vision is coming along amazingly. Thank you

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thank you most kindly Valerie, Christine, SHON, NatureFootstep, and Martin! It's an interesting idea NatureFootstep, I have been working on her and I actually am having the hair be white, but there's quite a bit of shading so it doesn't look quite like this anymore... It might be fun to do a digital version of her with hair like that though.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

great iris drawing :D would look lovely as a painting

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks Jennifer, I love irises!