Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Happy Fairytale Day Wishes from the Little Mermaid! WIP Little Red Ridinghood Work in Progress...

Happy Fairytale Day Wishes from this big eye redheaded mermaid and from me at!

"The Little Mermaid" Original 11"x14" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here

I love fairytales!  Here is one of my paintings inspired by the Little Mermaid (I also love mermaids).  She has two seahorse friends and is part of my ongoing fairy tale series.

WIP Little Red Ridinghood Work in Progress

In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of a big eye little red riding hood I've mostly finished her underpainting.  Fairytales hold a strong allure for me.  In this piece, I'm focused on her face.  I've completed her hair and have started work on the overpainting of her hood and ribbon.  Next will come some final shading and highlights for her eyes. 

This big eyed beauty is on an 8"x10" panel in acrylics... 

This is a work in progress, but you also may see some of my finished paintings at if you'd like.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Original Big Eye Black Ghost Painting! Black History Month Art Prints & ACEO Prints! HELLO KITTY 45th Anniversary Group Show (Closed Show) II

"Moonrise" Original 16"x20" Painting on Canvas here

This week my featured painting is "Moonrise," an original big eye black ghost 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 was inspired by a folktale.  I loved painting her fluffy hair.  This original painting is available as are art prints and LE ACEO prints!  The art has a painterly lowbrow surreal feel... 

Most of my art is also available on my website at; however, on the first Tuesday of the month, I like to put some art prints and LE ACEO prints on ebay at a lower promotional rate for the duration of the auctions...  This month, my theme is some of my lovely dark skinned maidens in honor of Black History Month.  If you would like to take a look; you may see them here.

Featured Image "Moonrise"
8"x10" Open Edition print on Sale here
ACEO 2.5"x3.5" Limited Edition LE 1st of 25 on Sale here


HELLO KITTY 45th Anniversary Group Show (Closed Show) II
Corey Helford Gallery  
JUNE 29 - AUGUST 3, 2019 

I love Hello Kitty and I love art, so this show was a perfect storm of love for me!  Some of my favorite artists had works in the show and I was introduced to some new artists as well.  I photographed most of the show, so it will be a while until I've rezised and shared my pictures, but I hope you will enjoy them as they come along.

In some cases I have photos of me with the art as part of my #withtheart series of photographs.  For this show, my wonderful and talented mother made me a solo Hello Kitty crochet doll as well as a hat with multiple figures!  I hope you will enjoy them as well. 

Lisabella Russo (me) with PEEKABOO KITTY by Olivia De Berardinis #withtheart
This was my first time getting to see an original Olivia De Berardinis painting, I was so thrilled!  Alex introduced me to her art books years ago...

PEEKABOO KITTY by Olivia De Berardinis



CLOUD NINE by Nicole Gordon

HELLO AGAIN, KITTY by Kelogsloops

HELLO AGAIN, KITTY by Kelogsloops Close Up


HELLO LILY KITTY by Sarah Folkman

GOOD MORNING KITTY by Bennett Slater

To see more paintings from the show, please visit here.