Monthly Archives: July 2016

Day 30 and Day 31 – #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Bubbles  –
Day #30 World Watercolor Month

This post is for the last two days of this great month of July Day #30/31 of the World Watercolor Month  Today painting is a playful fish, he is happy and play with his bubbles! Don’t ask me what kind of fish he is because I created without references.

Day #30 -  World Watercolor Month  - Fish and Bubbles - ©Carolina Russo

Day #30 – World Watercolor Month – Fish and Bubbles – ©Carolina Russo

 

– Ethereal Mermaid –
Day #31 World Watercolor Month

Day #31/31 Today is last day I can’t believe it I made all the 31 paintings and meet this great worldwide challenge! For the last day I painted another pose of the same Ethereal Mermaid I painted for the Day#17 this one is floating in the water.

Day #31 -  World Watercolor Month - Ethereal Mermaid - ©Carolina Russo

Day #31 – World Watercolor Month – Ethereal Mermaid – ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolors
:
 watercolors are outlined with black, blue and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black and Blue ink #01 pens and white Signo Uni-ball Angelic  gel pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!


To see my Collection for the World Watercolors Month July 2016 31 paintings please visit my  Gallery


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

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This was an amazing month keep painting!
Much love to everyone that participated and a special Thanks to Charlie!

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Day 28 and Day 29 – #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Pink Rose –
Day #28 World Watercolor Month

This post is for two days Day #28/31 of the World Watercolor Month  sorry I had no time to post my painting for day 28 and 29 earlier so I am posting them today!  I am working on the last two paintings for the end of this fantastic month of July! Today I am posting Roses! For this rose lay on a table I I used colors that were already mixed on my tray and with that I was able to get this effect.

Day #28 -  World Watercolor Month  - Pink Rose  - ©Carolina Russo

Day #28 – World Watercolor Month – Pink Rose – ©Carolina Russo


– Roses –
Day #29 World Watercolor Month

Day #29/31 Just some nice roses I am testing colors and different techniques!

Day #29 -  World Watercolor Month  - Roses  - ©Carolina Russo

Day #29 – World Watercolor Month – Roses – ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolors
:
 the watercolors are outlined with different colors ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron pens in Brown, Black and Red ink #01 painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!


To see all my World Watercolors Month paintings please visit my  Gallery on this page starting on July  1st I’ll display my daily paintings for July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

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Enjoy the last days of this great month!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top!

Peaceful Sunset - @Carolina Russo

Peaceful Sunset – @Carolina Russo

Today I came across to The Daily Post “Weekly Photo Challenge” the theme of this week is interesting and inspiring “Cherry On Top!”
I am supposed to share a detail that makes a good thing even better.
To participate I will share some of my photos!

Last Ray - ©Carolina Russo

Last Ray – ©Carolina Russo

 

Walking on the hills Photo #2

Walking On The Hills ©Carolina Russo

Godly Sunset

Godly Sunset ©Carolina Russo

These beautiful Sunsets also inspired me to write a poem:

Overwhelming Beauty

The sunset light was approaching
the soft curved hills.
Evening was entering like a fierce painting
in the sky.

How amazing colors
in a new dimension that only
nature and someone above
has the power to create.

I felt that overwhelming presence
a strange feeling surrounded me,
all over like holding me
in a tight and breathtaking embrace

excitement and power for
something that I see unbelievable unreal
but truly real.

I am glad I was there
grabbing the drops of this
overwhelming beauty.

-CR

Wish you all a great weekend!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

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Week #22 – Meet and Greet Fridays…

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Week #22 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

 

Hello today is  Week #22 of our weekly appointment with Meet and Greet!
We had 22 weeks where we made great connections with new Blogs and new friends! Thank you all for participating!

 

I am still painting for the beautiful artistic event the “World Watercolor Month3 more days left!

If you like my art and watercolors you can purchase Limited Edition Prints of my paintings to help the cause that the World Watercolor Month embraced, for more details Check my  Gallery!

Let’s make today Meet and Greet a great one spread the voice, if you can and want to help please share on social media and feel free to invite your friends!
Now please leave your Blog link or your latest post down below in the comments!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this, please read all the details on the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page!

Reminder: this weekly event is linked to And Featured is…a monthly event that I host here on yesterdayafter.com  each 2nd Saturday of the month. I apologize because I had to skip this month Feature because July has been so busy for me. We will have a new “Featured of the Month” on the 2nd Saturday of August!

Latest featured for the month of June is Charlie O’Shields  and his Blog doodlewash give him a visit!

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If you would like to introduce your Blog, meet other great bloggers, and have the opportunity to be considered for the month selection of  The Featured of the Month please leave a comment on this post with your Blog link!

 

I wish you a wonderful Meet and Greet Friday!

And follow my daily participation to the Ultimate Challenge World Watercolor Month during last days of July I will post one watercolor painting a day!
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Day 26 and Day 27 – #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Pink Seahorse –
Day #26 World Watercolor Month

This post is for two days Day #26/31 of the World Watercolor Month  Today painting is a Study of a Seahorse. I painted the same seahorse on two different papers one is on white paper with light washes of colors and outlined with a brown ink pen. The result is a delicate and ethereal Seahorse.

Day #27 - World Watercolor Month -Pink Seahorse - ©Carolina Russo

Day #27 – World Watercolor Month – Pink Seahorse – ©Carolina Russo

 

– Dark Seahorse –
Day #27 World Watercolor Month

Day #27/31 Today to do something different for my study, I painted the same seahorse on a black paper. First I painted some of the background with rich pigmented colors. The effect change dramatically. This time after the background was dry I draw the seahorse with a white gel pen. And I really like how it looks!

Day #26 - World Watercolor Month -Dark Seahorse - ©Carolina Russo

Day #27 – World Watercolor Month -Dark Seahorse – ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolors
:
 watercolors are outlined with brown and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Brown ink #01  painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook! For Day #26 I outlined with a white Signo Uni-ball Angelic  gel pen and painted over a black paper.


To see all my World Watercolors Month paintings please visit my  Gallery on this page starting on July  1st I’ll display my daily paintings for July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

WorldWatercolorMonth

Join Us!

Enjoy the great month!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 25 – #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day #25 -  World Watercolor Month  -Poppy Flowers  - ©Carolina Russo

Day #25 – World Watercolor Month -Poppy Flowers – ©Carolina Russo

 
– Poppy Flowers –
Day #25 World Watercolor Month

This is Day #25/31 of the World Watercolor Month  today I wanted to paint my watercolor on “Tomoe River” Paper a lightweight and ultra smooth paper from Japan. This is a very light weight paper only 52 gsm nothing like watercolor paper,  it is so thin that is almost see through.  This is a writers paper perfect for fountains pens and any kind of pens and pencils also markers because it doesn’t bleed through.  The paper also holds beautifully light washes of watercolor. If you are familiar with the “Hobonichi Techo Planner” from Japan then you know that the amazing trendy planner that has followers all over the world is made out of this paper and is often used like an illustrated planner more like a sketchbook to illustrate the daily life! I love how the watercolor move freely and blend on the smooth magic thin paper. I painted these Poppy flowers straight with the watercolors without even trace them before. I also love the way the purple shadow turned out I outlined with the black ink pen but I wish I took a before picture it was beautiful also without the outline. I hope that you enjoyed my Day#25 in few hours I will post Day #26! ❤

Day #25 -  World Watercolor Month  -Poppy Flowers  - ©Carolina Russo

Day #25 – World Watercolor Month -Poppy Flowers – ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolor:

watercolor outlined with  black pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 pen. Painted over Tomoe River light weight ultra smooth paper 52 gsm.

Visit my World Watercolor Month  Gallery

On this page there is my Gallery starting on July  1st to display all my daily paintings for the July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

WorldWatercolorMonth

Join Us!

Enjoy this great month!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 23 and Day 24 #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day #23 WorldWatercolor Month - Love Coffee - ©Carolina Russo

Day #23 WorldWatercolor Month – Love Coffee – ©Carolina Russo


– Love Coffee –
Day #23 World Watercolor Month

This post is for two days Day #23 – 24/31 of the World Watercolor Month  For day 23 I painted a cup of coffee! Most of us love coffee I do anytime!  Yesterday I went to a nice Coffee place and while sipping my delicious cup of coffee  I painted this one!

Day #23 WorldWatercolor Month - Love Coffee - ©Carolina Russo

Day #23 WorldWatercolor Month – Love Coffee – ©Carolina Russo

– Beach –
Day #24 World Watercolor Month

Day #24/31 For today here in California is really hot these days so a nice isolated beach was in my day-dreams a perfect subject for today painting! ❤

Day #24 World Watercolor Month - Beach - ©Carolina Russo

Day #24 World Watercolor Month – Beach – ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolors
:
 watercolors are outlined with black , Blue, Brown and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005  painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!


To see all my World Watercolor Month paintings please visit my  Gallery on this page starting on July  1st I’ll display my daily paintings for July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

WorldWatercolorMonth

Join Us!

Enjoy this great month!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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A unique cover – Sweet Child O’ Mine by Luca Stricagnoli and his amazing guitars

This is a beautiful cover of Guns N Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” I like everything of it! I had to share it!

Great Music  and talent from Italy my native country! ❤

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Have a wonderful Day!

Thank You!

Thank You!

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Day 22 #WorldWatercolorMonth

 

Day #22 - Lighthouse (Rhode Island) - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #22 – Lighthouse (Rhode Island) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


– Lighthouse (Rhode Island) –
Day #22 World Watercolor Month

This is Day #22/31 of the World Watercolor Month  I love Lighthouses seascapes are so beautiful! Today I searched for inspiration and I came across beautiful images of Rhode Island a US State in New England lots of lovely views and places. I found a beautiful photo of a lighthouse located near Newport. That was my inspiration for today painting.

Day #22 - Lighthouse (Rhode Island) - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #22 – Lighthouse (Rhode Island) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolor:

watercolor outlined with  black pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #01 pen. Painted over Arches  watercolor paper  grain fin cold pressed 300g 140lb

Visit my World Watercolor Month  Gallery

On this page there is my Gallery starting on July  1st to display all my daily paintings for the July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

WorldWatercolorMonth

Join Us!

Enjoy this great month!

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Week #21 – Meet and Greet Fridays…

Light and Darkness

Week #21 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

 

Hello everyone Week #21 of our weekly event!

I hope that you all had a good week!

Very sad things are happening right now in Germany at this moment that I am posting this and my prayers and thoughts go to all the people in Munich. I have several friends here on the Bloghospere that are from Germany.

I am still painting for the “World Watercolor Monthlast 9 days to go for the 31 paintings!

If you want you can purchase Limited Edition Prints of my paintings to help the cause that the World Watercolor Month embraced.  I personally will donate 15% proceeds from the sale of my limited edition prints to “The Dreaming Zebra Foundation” a nonprofit organization to help underprivileged children with Art and Music supplies… for more details Check my  Gallery!

Today is Meet and Greet time and as always it is so exciting to meet and connect with new Blogs! Please Keep leaving your links!

Last week this event turned out great, thank you very much for the participation and for all the reblogs, Twitter and any social media shares!
That’s awesome from you to share! ❤

Let’s make today Meet and Greet once again a great one spread the voice, invite your friends!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this, please read all the details on the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page!

Reminder: this weekly event is linked to And Featured is…a monthly event that I host here on yesterdayafter.com  each 2nd Saturday of the month. A new “Featured of the Month” would be choosen soon I am late this month on this one!

The Featured of the month of June is Charlie O’Shields  and his Blog doodlewash give him a visit!

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If you would like to introduce your Blog, meet other great bloggers, and have the opportunity to be considered for the month selection of  The Featured of the Month please leave a comment on this post with your Blog link!

 

I wish you a wonderful Meet and Greet Friday!

And follow my daily participation to the Ultimate Challenge World Watercolor Month during July I will post one watercolor painting a day!
WorldWatercolorMonth

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Thank You!

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