Since a lot of you view my current pup and cat sketches on Instagram and FB, I thought I’d dedicate this blog to my latest people sketches  along with a house portrait I had the pleasure of painting recently. Click on any of the images to view larger.


young boy sketch by Lisa Acciai
"Nevaeh" -sketch by Lisa Acciai
"deep in thought" sketch Lisa Acciai
"Yum" sketch by Lisa Acciai
"Anna" sketch by Lisa Acciai
"An artist" sketch by Lisa Acciai
"I'm bored " sketch by- Lisa Acciai
"Hugs" sketch by Lisa Acciai


"An Artists Life" by Lisa Acciai

On a visit to a local Alpaca farm last fall I snapped a photo of a local artist sketching the Alpacas. I just loved how the late afternoon light highlighted his back side and I knew then I wanted to create a painting of the scene. I was honored to have the painting accepted into the juried exhibition that was held at Radford University art gallery this past summer.

I recently had the privileged of painting my friend’s two children. Both kids are now in college, so I was happy to paint from one of my friends favorite photos of her children as a sweet remembrance of them as young ones.

Jake and Madison oil painting by Lisa Acciai
"Zeis cottage" acrylic painting by Lisa Acciai

This painting was commissioned as a surprise Christmas gift for a friends husband. The cottage in the painting is on a lake in NY and has been in his family for many generations.