Thursday, September 23, 2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Big Eye Fantasy Pirate Lass Toned Drawing...

 


Ahoy scallywags, in honor o' International Talk Like a Pirate Day, I 'ave been workin' on this toned drawin' o' a pirate lass.  It took me some time t' return t' this drawin' o' this lovely pirate lass, but now I reckon I 'ave her set t' rights.  Initially I'd planned a series o' pirate paintings, but I be nah sure if I be takin' this any further...


I hope ye 'ave an excellent Talk Like a Pirate Day!


Monday, June 21, 2021

Happy Summer Solstice! Original Sunflower Flower Art Realist Impressionist Painting...

 

Happy Summer's Solstice Day wishes from me at lisabellarusso.com!


"Sunlight Sunbright" #Original 24"x18" Acrylic #Painting, Open Edition 10"x8" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here

Technically summer solstice shared with Father's Day this year, so I decided to share this today.  When I think of summer, I think of long days, heat, and beautiful sunflowers!  Of the three, I think I love sunflowers the most.  They are filled with hope.


Sunlight Sunbright was inspired by some flowers growing in my mother's students gardens.  They were large and lovely.  I very much enjoyed painting this vibrant flower.  The art has a painterly realist impressionist feel.


Sunday, June 20, 2021

Happy Father's Day! Original Sailboat in San Pedro Painting...

 

Happy Father's Day wishes from me at lisabellarusso.com!  


"Reminders" Original 11"x14" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints, & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints are available on my website here

My dad loves the ocean, so that is why I have chosen this painting for this day...  I am very lucky to have a father who has always done his best.  He helped instill in me a great love of nature.  Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there!


Reminders was inspired by a photograph of a sailboat on the sea I took in San Pedro.  I debated on including some of the elements in the background, but decided to keep them in.  I very much enjoyed painting the ocean.  The art has a painterly realist impressionist feel.


Saturday, June 19, 2021

Happy Juneteenth! Original Big Eye Black Garden Guardian Angel Fairy Fantasy Lowbrow Surreal Painting!

 

Happy Juneteenth from this big eye garden guardian and from me at lisabellarusso.com!



This is "Orchid Intrigue," an original big eye black garden guardian 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 has a blue hued orchid upon her head.  In some traditional African American gardens, blue bottles are hung as blue is considered a protective color.  She shares the depth of her emotions through her big luminous eyes.  This original painting is available as are art prints and LE ACEO prints, however I have yet to remove her from her frame add her to my website, but you may contact me if you're interested in her.  The art has a painterly lowbrow avant garde surreal feel.

Juneteenth just became a legal holiday this very year.  It is a celebration of the end of slavery in Texas and in favor of freedom throughout the land.  In my art, I strive to celebrate what is beautiful.  Freedom is so beautiful, I hope your day is amazing...


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Snowy Night! Original Fantasy Unicorn Painting...

 

"Snowy Night" Original 7"x5" #Painting Sold, Open Edition 7"x5" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO LE Prints Here

I love June, there are unicorns everywhere!  It follows that I also love unicorns...  Their magical charms just draw me in.  I've painted a few unicorns, a couple of abstract fiery ones and this snow cooled big eyed white unicorn.  I definitely have more that I want to paint, they hold such a strong allure for me.


This month in addition to #Junicorn, Alex Ledante is also insisting it's #KaiJune, check out some of his outstanding art here for a totally different perspective!


Monday, May 31, 2021

Big Brown Eye Eyed Mermaid! Original Fantasy Painting on Porthole Frame...

 

"Looking In" Original 11"x11" #Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here

In honor of the end of #mermay I am sharing another mermaid painting.  Although to be fair almost every month is mermay for me, I'm usually working on one mermaid painting or another.  These sirens of the deep fascinate me.  This sweet mermaid had big brown eyes and a starfish in her hair and is painted directly into a porthole frame.  The original painting is available, as are art prints and LE ACEO prints.


Sunday, May 23, 2021

Happy National World Turtle Day! Blue Purple Mermaid with Sea Turtle & Fish Original Fantasy Painting...

 Happy National World Turtle Day!

"The Gift" Original 5"x7" #Painting NFS, Open Edition 5"x7" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here

It was quite some time ago, but I still remember it vividly.  I was visiting a marine aquarium and this large sea turtle came right up to the glass.  I took a photo or two, but mainly I was in awe.  That turtle is part of this fantasy mermaid painting.


Thursday, May 20, 2021

Blue Purple Mermaid Basking in the Light for #Mermay & #throwbackthursday... Original Fantasy Painting

 

"Soft Light" Original 16"x20" Acrylic Painting NFS, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here

In honor of #mermay and #throwbackthursday I am sharing what I think is my oldest mermaid painting that I have up on my website.  She is titled "Soft Light" and is caressed by defused light drifting through to where she basks.  In addition to her tail, she also has wings, giving her dominion over the sea and air.  I'm not sure where the original painting is hiding, but prints and LE ACEO prints are available.


Sunday, May 9, 2021

Happy Mother's Day! Nesting Dragon with Eggs Fantasy Art...

 

Happy Mother's Day Wishes from this nesting dragon and from me at lisabellarusso.com!


The original painting is sold, but Open Edition 5"x7" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints are available Here

I wish all of the mothers out there a beautiful day.  My mother has an innate beauty and depth of character that I am fortunate to have experienced as a part of my life.  I am so grateful to her!

"Nesting" is a small piece with a mother dragon safe guarding her eggs in a tree.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

May the Fourth 4th be with You! A New Hope Original Painting of Grogu Baby Yoda... Happy Star Wars Day!

 

"A New Hope" Original 5"x7" Painting SOLD, Prints & LE ACEO Prints
coming soon to lisabellarusso.com

This is my most recent completed painting, it was inspired by Grogu aka Baby Yoda of the Mandalorian.  In "A New Hope," it looks like he is cocking his ear listening to his name.  This is a 5"x7" original painting, but while the original has sold, I do have open edition prints and LE ACEO prints available.


May the Fourth be with you!  Happy Star Wars Day!


Monday, May 3, 2021

Finishing Touches on A New Hope Study, toned drawing of Grogu Baby Yoda

 

"A New Hope Study" Original 5"x7" Drawing on Toned Paper
coming soon to lisabellarusso.com

I've put the finishing touches on "A New Hope," my toned drawing of Grogu Baby Yoda.  This is a 5"x7" study on toned 9"x12" drawing paper.  I've also finished my full color acrylic painting, but I will endeavor to share that tomorrow.


I am very excited for May the Fourth!


Thursday, April 22, 2021

Happy Earth Day Wishes! Big Eye Garden Guardian Fairy Iris Angel Original Painting...

 

Happy Earth Day Wishes from this big eye garden guardian fairy and from me at lisabellarusso.com!



"Iris Dream" Original 16"x20" Acrylic Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here


I love this planet!  It's the only one we have and it is beautiful.  I try to do what's right for the earth as much as possible.  I hope you will enjoy my big eyed friend, I haven't worked on this series in a while, but I am feeling inspired by the beauty that surrounds me...



Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Hoppy Easter Wishes From This Sweet Bunny Rabbit and I...

 

Happy Hoppy Easter Wishes from this bunny and from me at lisabellarusso.com if you celebrate Easter!



"Ode to Spring" Original Painting Sold, Open Edition 5"x7" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here


This year we're also staying in and keeping things small, well just us really, but I think there's hope on the horizon...  I hope you are staying safe regardless and have a wonderful hoppy happy Easter if you celebrate it!  I love bunnies so much, I hope you will enjoy this bunny friend.


Sunday, February 28, 2021

Happy Black History Month! Big Eye Original Garden Guardian Fairy Painting...

 

This big eyed garden guardian and I at lisabellarusso.com would like to wish you a Happy Black History Month.  



Original 16"x20" Garden Guardian Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Coming Soon to...

http://lisarusso.com/fantasyart/fantasy.htm


It's the very tail end of Black History Month, but I'd still like to share this lovely maiden with you.  I painted her for the Diversity and Inclusion: The Influence of African-American Art in Southern California at the Ontario Museum of Art Exhibit.  When I did a little research, I found that it was traditional in Black History to put blue bottles in the garden to protect it.  I decided I wanted to paint one of my garden guardians for the show with a blue orchid as a connection to the protection of the blue bottles.

I haven't added her to my website yet, but when I do I will share the link. 


Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day! Big Eye Gothic Heart Original Fairy Painting...

 

This big eyed gothic fairy would like to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day.  She has little hearts under her eyes and she has a deeply loving heart.  Happy Valentine's Day wishes from lisabellarusso.com too!




"Waterlily Enchantment" Original 16"x20" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Here


Friday, February 12, 2021

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year! Happy Year of the Ox & Lunar New Year! Original Muskox Musk Painting...

 

Gung hay fat choy! Happy Lunar New Year!  It's the Year of the Ox this zodiac year and this fluffy muskox and I at lisabellarusso.com would like to wish you a wonderful year.  




I am not quite done with this painting of a musk ox, it needs a little bit more love, so it isn't available quite yet (I'll do another post when it is).  I like to paint the zodiac animal of the year in honor of Chinese New Year.  I also love painting animals, so these are always a joy to paint.  I haven't come up with a title yet for this cutey, so if you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them.

 

Original 8"x10" Muskox Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints Coming Soon to...

http://lisarusso.com/assortedart/assorted.htm


Saturday, January 16, 2021

WIP Work in Progress Baby Yoda Grogu Inspired Original Painting...

 


In this original wip work in progress acrylic painting inspired by baby Yoda Grogu, I have completed the underpainting and I feel the background is finished as well.  I've started to add color to his ears, but I think one needs a more orange feeling and I'm debating on his hues of green for his face.  I meant to get him done for the Mandalorian, but now it's more of a May the Fourth backburner project...  This is where I am with him right now.  



This is a work in progress, but I also post finished pieces here as well if you'd like to come to visit!  Most of my art is also available on my website at lisabellarusso.com; 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 Chinese New Year Zodiac animals (with the intention to add my muskox and some additional Zodiac animals on the first Tuesday of February) art plus some more; you may see them here.


Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Year of the Muskox Chinese New Year Musk Ox WIP Work in Progress Rough Sketch / Art Sketch Daily #dailysketch #draweveryday...

 



Every year, I try to paint the Zodiac animal of the year for Chinese New Year...  February 12th will be the start of year of the ox.  Right now I've started with a rough sketch of a muskox.  It is a work in progress at this point. I love to paint fluffy fur and this musk ox has plenty of that!  I am looking forward to taking this further.


Most of my art is also available on my website at lisabellarusso.com; 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 a selection of some of my Chinese New inspired animal art (I hope to finish this piece by next month and share some additional Zodiac animals on the 1st Tuesday of February) and others; you may see them here.


Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year Wishes! Original Anthurium Tropical Flower Floral Painting...

 

I hope this coming year brings you much joy and beauty.  These flowers and I send Happy New Year wishes from lisabellarusso.com.



"Joyous Duet" Original 18"x24" Painting, Open Edition 8"x10" Giclee Prints, & Limited Edition Giclee ACEO Prints are available on my website Here

These anthurium flower blossoms seem to be blooming with such grace and joy.  I am hopeful for this new year!  


I also hope that you and your loved ones have a wonderful new year!