Dulzura and I would like to wish you a happy LatinX Hispanic National Heritage Month!
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!
Happy Summer's Solstice Day wishes from me at lisabellarusso.com!
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.
Happy Father's Day wishes from me at lisabellarusso.com!
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.
Happy Juneteenth from this big eye garden guardian and from me at lisabellarusso.com!
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!
Happy National World Turtle Day!
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.
Happy Mother's Day Wishes from this nesting dragon and from me at 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!
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!
Happy Earth Day Wishes from this big eye garden guardian fairy and from me at lisabellarusso.com!
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...
Happy Hoppy Easter Wishes from this bunny and from me at lisabellarusso.com if you celebrate Easter!
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...
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.
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
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...
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.
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!
Happy Father's Day wishes from me at lisabellarusso.com ! "Reminders" Original 11"x14" Painting, Open Edition 8...