A Wild Sunflower #WorldWatercolorGroup

A Wild Sunflower - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

A Wild Sunflower – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


The Season is changing and so the colors in nature we are getting close to the Autumnal equinox  2016, which would be on September 22.
The Fall season will bring us new enjoyable things of different kinds during the transition from Summer to Winter. Here in California I wont feel much that transition which I would love it!
Yesterday I was inspired to paint a Sunflower thinking to the beautiful nature in the wilderness. I wanted to paint in autumnal colors and add some character to the composition.
I painted the sunflower directly with the watercolors without trace it with pencil before. I loved letting the water flow and blend with the colors. This time I also wanted to create a different effect leaving some of the leafs in white and just outline them with the black ink pen, the white leafs are the only thing that I traced in pencil I really like how it turned out and I hope that you do too let me know your impressions! ❤

Details about my
 watercolor outlined with black and blue ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #01 and a Blue Pentel ink pen. Painted over a cold press 140 lb watercolor paper pad size 7.5 x 9 inches!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #WorldWatercolorGroup

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Have a great day!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

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38 thoughts on “A Wild Sunflower #WorldWatercolorGroup

  1. Nicely done, Carolina! Love the autumn colors and design! 💛 Christine

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  2. I love your art!

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  3. That flower is just breathtaking. I love it so much

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  4. Thank you so much.from Japan
    “Sunflower” in the past of the famous Italian movie was very impressive.
    Also remember to see this flower under reduced love.

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  5. WOWZA! That is absolutely stunning Carolina! So you just painted on paper without drawing? And then went over with the blank ink after the paint dried?

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    • Awww Jodi that’s a wonderful compliment! Thank you so happy that you like my sunflower! Yes I painted straight on the paper and I outlined the sunflower with the black ink pen when dry. I left the paper white for the unpainted leafs that I outlined with the black ink pen. ❤

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    • Awww Jodi I am so happy that you like my sunflower! Yes I painted straight on paper without a pencil sketch. Then when was dry I outlined with the black ink Micron pen! I left the white paper whenever I wanted to have the white and I just outlined some not painted leafs with the black pen! ❤

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  6. So beautiful sis❤😊

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  7. Spectacular! I love it. ❤️

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  8. Gorgeous, Carolina! 😃💕 Love how you chose what not to paint. I’ve been wanting to try that. Inspiring work!

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  9. Simply beautiful!

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  10. Stunning! What a wonderful painting to see to set me up for a great Saturday. Have a great weekend 🙂

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  11. That is a beautiful beautiful flower ! You are very talented ☺️

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    • Thank you I am an artist designer I hope that when you have some time you will explore my blog more deeply and you will see many things from art, digital art, jewelry, poetry, photography…all ways that I express my creativity! 😉

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      • Oh wow. I will go through your blog more deeply soon. Looking forward to see more of your creativity. Have a nice day !☺️❤️

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  12. Love your sunflower! Beautiful

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  13. Beautiful drawing! I love ink&watercolor style, and this is great example.

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  14. Beautiful! LOVE the technique, wonderful job. Perfect fall watercolor 🙂

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  15. Your sunflower is lovely, and I think keeping some of the leaves white gives it a distinguished look.

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    • Thank you so much I am very happy that you like it! I wanted to give a unique interpretation I am working on this technique on painting more subjects like this!


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