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Art For Music Series! AURORA Portrait – New Release!


AURORA – Art For Music Series – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

– AURORA Watercolor Painting Portrait –


Today post feature the release of my new Music Artist Painting Portrait!

My new watercolor painting is a “Fan Art” Portrait of  “AURORA”  included in my ongoing project and Collection “ART FOR MUSIC”   my series inspired by music artists I love and by my passion for music. In this series I like to create artworks using several media, traditional watercolor paintings, ink drawings, digital art, photo manipulation and any other media that will inspire my creations.

Today Release is for my New Watercolor Painting a Portrait dedicated to beautiful and unique AURORA her dreamy and pure emotional music stands out from the music artists crowd in today music world showing something different and unique. Her live shows are very emotional as all her songs are and made you feel like travelling through a tunnel of changing emotions from sad and dark to happy and joyful tunes throughout the whole show! Aurora started to write songs secretly at very early age following her own path and what she has produced and released is wonderful as in her songs she explores feelings and emotions in-depth mastering her own creative ways to communicate what pulses inside her soul not just with words as you can feel it in her gorgeous sound of her voice and see it in her body language. She is so expressive through her blue eyes and facial mimic to her hands and arms movements. She has the ability to turn one with the music while singing and dancing over her notes she is free to be authentically herself also wearing unique and artfully created outfits. She has a great way to perform in her live shows she connects deeply with who receive her message…her fans that she call her Tribe and warriors of light. She has an ethereal look with white platinum hair and pale skin she is like a walking tiny fairy stepped out of a fairy tale for a moment and ready to take you back in with her. Her uniqueness in all her aspects is why I like her so much and why I decided to create this painting dedicated to her and all her fans.


Aurora Aksnes is her birth name as she kept it as her name AURORA she is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, producer. I think Aurora was a prodigy child as she started composing melodies on a piano at the age of 6 and writing songs in her own world at the age of 9 as she still very young now she is already Internationally recognized Award winner and very much loved.  She became active to share her songs and music in 2012 until her  debut in 2015 with her beautiful and successful  EP “Running With The Wolves” the same year one of her single “Runaway” in UK received over 1 millions of streams on Spotify just in the first 6 weeks since the debut release.  During the year 2016 she released worldwide her studio album  “All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend“, in  2018 AURORA released her first half of her second EP album title “Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1)”, while she plans to release the second half “Step 2” to follow in 2019 or 2020. At this moment she is here in US for her North America Tour.

AURORA – Watercolor Portrait – ©CarolinaRusso


AURORA – Art For Music Series – Sketch ©CarolinaRusso

My Painting Details:

The portrait is a watercolor and ink  painting in my signature style. I am very happy how the portrait turned out. I think I was able to capture Robert Smith essence and especially his charismatic eyes expression as it is one of the focal points in my portrait. I love to hear what do you think? Leave me comments! ❤

Artist Details an supplies used:
The Original Portrait is painted on a watercolor paper size 6 x 9 inches (approx 15×22 cm) I used Bee Paper Aquabee 100% Cotton, Cold Pressed Acid free Archival quality. French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush. My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Sakura white Gelly Roll pen #08.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.

The Special Collectors Limited Edition Prints “Hand Enhanced” you can only order it here!

Portrait Fine Art Prints are now available in Limited Edition “Special 1st Release Collectors” edition run of #50 Prints,  “Hand Enhanced” numbered, dated and hand signed, printed by me one by one in my studio on heavy paper a Certificate of Authenticity is included.  

If you would like to Pre-Order one of these exclusive and unique prints you can do it here now follow the link to read all the details and please complete the>> Order Form

If you have any question or request don’t hesitate to Contact me.

***When the “Special Collectors” run of #50 Prints is sold out, there would never be another “Hand Enhanced” run of this painting! Don’t miss it be one of the lucky 50 Fan of AURORA in the World to own one<3

In conclusion of this post for the release of my painting I like to leave you with a beautiful video of AURORA! Enjoy and if you don’t know her yet discover her beautiful music visit her website and YouTube Channel<3

❤ You can find AURORA on:

AURORA Official Website
Instagram @auroramusic

Copyright Notice: Original paintings, illustrations and fine art prints are Copyright by ©Carolina Russo All Rights Reserved. Cannot be reproduced, redistributed, modified, duplicated, or otherwise used for any purpose without the artist permission. Copyright does not transfer with the sale of the art piece and infringement is against the Copyright Law. All photos used in this Blog post are Credited to their respective photographers owners All Right Reserved. Sadly I don’t know their names (contact me if you know I would be more than happy to add the photographers names)  my Aurora photo source was Pinterest. Video source Aurora YouTube.

❤ If you like to see more of my watercolor paintings visit my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries you find them in the drop down menu under Watercolors and for more of my music artists Portraits visit my Gallery ART FOR MUSIC 

❤ Please follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart


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❤ Much Love and Best Wishes to AURORA ❤

Wish you all a wonderful week!

Thank You!

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Poetry – My Interview with Author Sylvester L. Anderson

Angels – Digital Art ©CarolinaRusso

My Interview with Author and Poet SYLVESTER L. ANDERSON

Sylvester L Anderson

Today I am very happy that I can finally share my New Interview!
I like to introduce you with my dear friend and long time follower of my Art and Blog my special guest is Author and Poet Sylvester L. Anderson also known in our Community Aka “Syl”  the name of his Syl65’s Blog I am really honored that he accepted to do this interview with me. Syl is a great soul and inspiring Author he writes beautiful poems, his flowing words are encouraging, motivating and filled with strength and positive energy. For some mysterious reasons it happens to read them just when you need them in your heart. Syl post daily on his Blog  his poetry, haiku, quotes and inspiring music he introduce his Blog with these words and verses….

Poetry, creative writing and a desire to inspire…..Isaiah 40: 31 But they who wait upon the Lord will get new strength. They will rise up with wings like eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not become weak…”

I wanted to illustrate our interview with a mystical, ethereal and powerful image as Syl creative writings are. I think that my Digital Artwork “Angels” that you see above is just right because I see Syl like the encouraging and supportive  Angel in our Blog’s community. Since the day he started to follow my art and blog years ago, he is always there leaving encouraging and beautiful heartfelt comments which I appreciate very much.

Right now here are my questions, let’s get to know Syl better let’s get started! Enjoy the interview….

1. For who doesn’t know you and your Blog, can you please introduce who Syl is?

First, thank you Carolina for having me on your blog. I have always appreciated your art and creativity. Now, who is Syl? I am a poet, blogger and author trying to inspire and help others see that they do matter in this life. Aside from writing, I enjoy music (a part of my blog), movies and I’m always open to learning.

2. When did you discover your talent and love for writing?

I would say at an early age. I use to sing out these little rhymes I had made up and my very first poem was a mother’s day poem (to my mom of course). I was very shy growing up so writing was my way to express what was going on inside of me, especially in my high school years. For as long as I can remember I have been writing, whether it was extra little notes in birthday cards, writing down my thoughts, or poetry.

3. You have a beautiful way to create your poetry expressing your words giving beautiful messages, there is a superior presence in your poetry and you often mention God? How much he inspire and influence your creative writings?

Thank you for your words. I will say that I am a born again Christian. I have no denomination, I follow Christ and He is the center of everything I do. I believe I was blessed with a gift to write and I want to use my gift to inspire others. I want to share what God does for me on a daily basis and that is love me unconditionally. I am so very happy that it comes through in my poetry. That right there is my central purpose and also to entertain. If you can smile after one of my poems, then it’s all good.

4. Can you describe your writing process? Do you plan your writings or do you write whenever words come to you?

My writing process is simple. I think the only time I plan my writings is when I am doing my Monday Thought post or when I am working on a book. I do a lot of spontaneous, whatever pops into my head writing. When the inspirational spark hits I get to writing. Sometimes the words come like a flood, line after line, or I am writing down one line and see what comes from it. Also, I find photos to go with my poetry and many times I choose the photo first and write about what I see in it. The most important part of my writing process is not forcing anything. If it’s not there I don’t write. I write because I enjoy it, not because I feel I have to.

5. You published several Poetry Collections can you tell us about it? And where we can find them?

I have published four print books and two eBooks, all self-published. I will list them in order and where you can find them.

Life through Celestial LensesAmazon (print and eBook)
The Darkness, The Light and The GloryAmazon (eBook available at smashwords)
Heartspeak, God and LoveAmazon (print and eBook)
Soul EmbersAmazon (print and eBook)
33 In The Name of Jesus – smashwords (eBook)
The Sevens – smashwords (eBook)

6. What suggestion or advice can you give to someone who wants publish their poetry for the first time?

Poetry is expression, so write what you love, be authentic and be original. Amazon Publishing Services offers free publishing tools and guides to help you get published. You will be doing the work yourself as far as formatting and editing but it is worth it if you are looking to publish your poetry. Winning Writers is a website where you can find legitimate poetry/literary contest (also a great way to get your poetry published). You can also look for poet/poetry forums or writing communities. No matter what your goal is, do your research and don’t give up.

7. What is your creative Dream Project?

Wow, that’s a great question! I would like to do some type of visual/spoken word videos and take my poetry to another level. Another dream project is to do some spoken word in whatever audio format and I definitely do not mean me reading some poetry in this robotic tone, but something with some oomph to it. I don’t think we should put limitations on our creativity. Also, I am open to doing collaborative projects with any of my fellow creatives out there.

8.  I love to ask this question to everyone I interview because is personal and introspective, If you describe or picture your inner soul how will you describe it? And what color would it be?

I picture my inner soul as an observer, standing in the background, taking notes about what is going in and around me. My favorite color is black but I believe my inner soul would be blue. Blue has a calming, tranquil affect and I hope that I bring that type of peace and calm with my everyday presence. Another thing about the color blue is that when you look up and see a clear blue sky it looks never-ending, limitless. I believe we shouldn’t put a cap on our dreams or goals, not limit ourselves.

9.  This is my last question you are one of my long time followers and I can call you my friend I know by now that you like my art and I like to ask you what do you like about my Art? What do you see in my paintings?

I believe when I first started following you, you were doing these digital portraits and I was blown away immediately. Your art is so original has such a distinctive, vintage look and quality about it which I can say is your signature style. What do I see in your paintings? I get a sense of hope,  especially within the eyes of your characters. There is this good vibe flowing beneath what you put on canvas. Lastly, I see you, maybe it your facial features that show up but I see you. You are your art.
Thank you so very much for this interview, Carolina, and for having me on your blog. It was fun and very much appreciated.

Ectoplasma – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso


In conclusion of this Interview…. 
I am leaving you with one of Syl  latest Haiku – The Stars Are Speaking Again

A clear sky tonight
The stars are scattered just right
Speaking their language
Clasping your hand much tighter
Vivid in my mind




You can find  and follow Sylvester at:

WordPress Blog Syl65www.syl65.wordpress.com


I hope that you enjoyed the interview and to discover Sylvester L. Anderson.  I want to thank you Syl very much! I loved this opportunity and I wish all the best for you and for all your future projects!

And to you all I always love your comments, let me know what you think about this interview I know Syl  would love to read them!

❤ And if you like to read more of my previous Interviews to other talented and amazing souls check my Interviews Page


Until next time have a great weekend! ❤

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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February LOVE Month – Flash Sale 3 Days Only!


Love – Watercolor Painting by ©CarolinaRusso

♥️ Hello everyone,
I am having a Flash SaleTo Celebrate February The Month Of Love 

The SALE Start >>Today Feb 5 until Feb 8!  “A Special FLASH SALE” I am offering $10 Off on $35 purchases of my Fine Art Prints!!!
Don’t miss this opportunity!

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my recent paintings are up for grab during the next 3 days!
❤ Important Discount Details:  a $10 Off Discount would be applied when you order a Print value of $35 at regular price usually my 8×10 inches prints or when you purchase two prints size 5×7 inches.  Right now is a great time to shop if you like some of my pieces don’t miss this Sale, please visit my Galleries to find your favorite painting!

❤ Hint: Valentine’s Day is coming soon! ❤ How about a love gift to someone or to just treat yourself with loving Art?
If you have any questions I am here just a message away  Contact  me!

There are lots of new and older collections of my watercolor paintings that I have created during the year and the past years my paintings are available as “Limited Edition Signed Prints”. Prints are high quality,  beautiful and “Hand Enhanced ” most prints are available in two sizes at different price + a small shipping fee I do ship Internationally.  Here below there is a selection I made for you of my paintings representing ❤ LOVE ❤ click on the images to see them enlarged they are available to order if you like one of these Prints complete the >> ORDER FORM (All the details are explained in the order page) and if you want to search for a different one just visit my Galleries

Thank you so much for following my Art,

your support is great and means a lot to me!

I wish you a wonderful Month of Love! ❤

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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New Painting – Omega – #drawthisinyourstyle Challenge #3

Draw This In Your Style Challenge 2019

Omega – Watercolor Ink Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Hello friends,
first of all happy February! I hope you are all well embracing the new month!
if you followed my previous posts you know that during January I have participated to  “Draw This In Your Style” Challenge twice already and today I am posting my third painting created for the same Challenge  hosted on Instagram, this time by Artist Sam Crow #samscuriouschallenge  you can see more of her curious creatures on her art account on Instagram @samscuriouscreatures  for this challenge she selected two of her beautiful creatures I was soon inspired to recreate  in my style this one the little “Witch Omega” from Sam lovely original acrylic painting.

Witch Omega – Painting by Artist @ Sam Crow

Sam Crow is also known as “Sam’s Curious Creatures” she is an Artist based in UK we enjoy and follow each other art from long time I am delighted and happy to say that she is also part of the WordPress Community! To know more about Sam you can visit her Blog / Website at  Sam Crow Art

Thank you Sam for this opportunity I loved to participate! ❤

Omega – Watercolor Ink Painting ©CarolinaRussoAbout my painting I have re-created Sam’s  “Witch Omega” in my own signature style painted in watercolor in a limited palette. The painting is outlined with ink and I decided to have Omega standing out from an oval frame that instead to be black or dark color like the original painting is filled in gold ink, not easy to photograph gold I hope is ok on these photos.  I really like how Omega turned out I am very pleased with this painting and I hope you like her too!

❤ Details about my painting:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens..  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper Aquabee for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are available as Limited Edition Fine Art Signed Prints you can order them anytime in my SHOP! All the details price, sizes, shipping etc are explained in this page! 

❤ Feel free to contact me or to pre-order on the above link if you would like a Fine Art Print “Hand Enhanced” of my painting  “Omega” Contact me

And you can see her on my Instagram…

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Have fun creating never stop dreaming!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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