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Welcome into my world!

CIAO…I am pleased and very thankful that you are here!

Welcome to YesterdayAfter  my Design Studio, Atelier and Shop. This is also my Website and Blog, the place where all my art is debuted and displayed. Here you find my Visual Art in all it’s creative forms. I am an Independent full time Artist and Illustrator. My primary focus is my watercolor paintings and Illustrations, my ongoing creative collections and series are available in Limited Edition Signed Fine Art Prints.
My nature inspired unique Jewelry Designs are handcrafted by me reflecting my passion for tradition and innovation. My creativity extends to watercolor painting,  illustration, art for music, jewelry and fashion design, photography, digital art, custom digital portraits, poetry and more…
The intent of this Blog is to share my Art with the world, promote my work, interact with other artists and inspired people, give support, inspire others and spread love. It is also the only place where you can shop my Art creations in all the medium I work with. I love to collaborate with other creative artists, writers, musicians and everyone that connects with my art. If you like something custom created for you in my signature style, I am open to Commissions contact me.

Visit my Watercolor Paintings Collections and Series Galleries here:  Watercolors Galleries

My unique Jewelry inspired by nature “Among Nature” Jewelry Collection 
My Jewelry Designs can be Custom Ordered and  purchased exclusively here on YesterdayAfter 

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Preview! – My Holidays ART Cards

HOLIDAYS ART SPECIAL SERIES
– Limited Edition Christmas Cards Set – Preview!

🎄My Christmas Cards set of 5 cards is now ready!

Hello friends,
These collectible cards are from my “Holidays Art Series” I will post more photos and details soon for now enjoy this preview mini video that I ‘ve posted on Instagram and if anyone is interested let me know soon, since there is not too much time, I am accepting Pre-Orders! Contact me ♥️ or leave me a comment down in the comment section that you’re interested! 🙂

Have a wonderful day everyone!
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Thank you for your support!

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Special SALE! – My Holidays ART Series Prints

HOLIDAYS ART SPECIAL SERIES
– Open Edition Signed Mini Prints and Sets –

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❤ Hello dear friends  hope this post find you all well, The Holidays Season is just behind the door! ❤

This post feature my “Holidays ART Collection” and a “Special Offer for you” please read the whole post.
I have decided to release only 6 paintings that I have carefully selected. They are beautiful to combine together as they were painted with the same color palette that’s why I also offer a “Set” of three prints for a very special price, if you have your eyes on any of these prints take vantage of this opportunity and if you purchase One Print I offer FREE Shipping within USA and International! 

I think this is the best time to release my Winter Holidays Art Collection which is now available as “Open Edition Signed Mini Prints” I am actually also preparing a set of Christmas Cards for this series, I will post them as soon they are ready!

The Magic Of Wintmas! ©Carolina Russo

Last year
I have created a Series of Holidays themed watercolor paintings participating to a wonderful Winter Art Challenge. The Series was a success and I had many compliments and lots of requests, but cause timing last year this Series has never been released or sold in any form, because by the time the challenge was completed in December was too late for selling prints. I’ve decided to postpone and plan the release earlier for this year Holidays Season!
Right now the time is right, if you’re interested in ordering any of these prints for yourself or for gifts to your loved ones order them now or it wont be enough time!
Prints are available for purchase as “Single Mini Print” or as “Set of 3 Mini Prints” of your choice, for a special price!

> Open Edition Signed  Fine Art Mini Prints is now available to order right here! Look at the bottom of this Post you find the >>> Order Form!

❤ Price and Details
Each Prints would be Hand Embellished with gold and silver inks and hand signed!
Printed on quality heavy paper by me in my studio.
❤ Prints Size:  5 x 7 inches (approx. 13 x 18 cm) Special Price is $16 Free Shipping within USA and International!
❤ ❤ ❤ SPECIAL Set: of 3 Prints size 5×7 inches Special Price is $39 + $3 Shipping domestic and International.
❤ How to Order: Each prints you see here has a title, please leave your selection in the order form comments box.

When you purchase Prints here on my Shop you “Fully Support My Art” there are not hidden fees or middlemen, as an Independent Artist I am on my own and your support means everything to me! If you have any question prior your order please don’t hesitate to contact me.

❤ ❤ ❤ HOLIDAYS ART SERIES > select your Single Print or the Special Set of 3 Prints (choose the 3 prints you want for your Set)!
Click on the images to see them enlarged!

These mini Prints are beautiful and a collectible series that will bring the magic of Christmas and Holidays in any home and some of them are beautiful out all year round not just for Christmas I have my “Christmas Love Angel”  framed beautifully on my wall all year, you see it in the photo below! ❤

Ready to Order? Follow these 4 steps:
1) Fill in the Order Form
2) I will send you via email a PayPal Invoice as order confirmation
3) When you receive the Invoice proceed with your payment on PayPal
4) When payment is cleared and Print is ready I will ship and notify you.

ORDER Form (required)

Thank you for your Order and your support!

 

You can see all the 13 paintings of this Collection anytime,  visit my Wintmas 2017  GALLERY

Wintmas 2017 – Christmas Love Angels ©CarolinaRusso

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Art For Music – Nu-San – Video Release! Song “Come With Me” (Single)

Nu Nostalgia – Album Cover as Sleepmat – Painting by ©CarolinaRusso – Photo Credit ©Nu-San

ART FOR MUSIC!

My Collaboration with music artist Nu-San and Coming Soon Album Release!

Today post is an update for this interesting project and collaboration. Who follow me maybe remember my older post. Recently I had welcomed new followers to my Blog and this post is an update on this on going project and collaboration.

I have collaborated with music artist  Nu-San and I was commissioned to create a watercolor painting as the Cover for his Coming Soon New Album             “Nu Nostalgia” today we are celebrating the launch and release of the Video of Nu-San Single “Come With Me” a beautiful and moving song included in the album. I like to share it with you while we’re looking forward to the Album release!

Nu-San yesterday released the video of the Single “Come With Me” you can watch it here:

 

“NU NOSTALGIA” Album Cover – Original Watercolor Painting

Nu Nostalgia – Album Cover My Original Watercolor Painting by ©CarolinaRusso


About Nu Nostalgia Album Cover Painting

This is a bigger painting than my usual size,  is a custom artwork  requested in a specific size which is 12 x 24 inches. This is the result of another great collaboration and very unique custom commission. I am happy that one year later I can finally talk and reveal more  about this beautiful project. During the month of November 2017, I was contacted by Electronic Music Composer  Sandy Bain aka “Nu-San” from Scotland, UK.  Nu-San is a dear friend he loves my art and already own some of my work. One year ago when Nu-San contacted me he was working on his new album and had an idea. He asked me to create an “Original Painting” inspired by a “Gothic haunting style” in my own style that he wanted to use as the album cover for his coming soon new album with the title “Nu Nostalgia”.  Nu-San still working on some of the final tracks and will release the album sometimes soon. As you can see the image of my painting have a huge watermark on it for ©Copyright reasons since the album isn’t released yet.  I will share more in the near future!

This is a wonderful project!
And I am so honored and grateful beyond words that Nu-San wants my Art to illustrate his music. I love music and love to support music artists with my art. I always wanted to create an artwork that would be illustrating a music album as the “Cover”  I am so happy that this wish is coming true and would be tangible soon. Nu-San discography includes other beautiful albums but this one is the first that would be made in “Vinyl” and it is a dream coming true for Nu-San. We are happy to share this achievement it is special. Thank you again Sandy for this great collaboration!

This project and watercolor painting is also part of my Collection Series, check my Gallery  “ART FOR MUSIC” a series of artworks inspired by music artists reflecting my passion for music.

Nu-San

Nu-San is a solo project and electronic music producer and composer from Scotland, UK.
He has composed original chill out and dance tracks and creates  unique haunting sounds and techno music, that’s the way I can best describe the sound of his music.  I can’t wait to listen what he has created for the new coming album!

This is one of the photos of  “Nu-San” that inspired my Portrait for the new album cover, you can see his face in my painting!

My painting is a watercolor and ink portrait in my signature style it has a hint of Gothic and a feeling of darkness. Nu-San asked me to include in the painting ravens birds, a graveyard scene, a castle and gave me the freedom to create. I enjoyed painting this atmospheric portrait not in a classic and common “Gothic Style” but revised in my own style.  We are very happy about how the painting turned out and we can’t wait to see it as a Vinyl.

 

If you would like to discover Nu-San music you can visit his links:

Nu-San YouTube
Nu-San Facebook Page

Framed Limited Edition Print ©Carolina Russo – Photo Credit ©Nu-San

❤ PRE-ORDER Now! ❤
– The Special Limited Edition Prints of my painting
The Album Cover of Nu Nostalgia –

The painting is available  in an exclusive Special Limited Edition of only #30 Fine Art Prints. Each print is numbered and hand signed by me, print size is small as 5×11 inches and fit in a A4 paper size looks beautiful framed. Prints are High Quality printed on heavy weight 210gm matte paper, semi-smooth surface. Printed in my studio by me. All Prints are released as Limited Edition, numbered, hand signed. A Certificate of Authenticity is included. If you are a Nu-San fan or you like to Pre-Order and reserve a beautiful print of my painting before the album release, you can!

***PRINTS SPECIAL:  Available at the special price of $25+ Shipping $4 USA or $6 International.
To order just fill in the form that you find in this link: Nu San “Nu Nostalgia” Print
If you have any question please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Artist’s Details about my watercolor ink painting:
 I painted  on watercolor Fabriano paper, the original painting is size 12 x 24 inches.  I used French watercolors by Sennelier. For the outline I used Black ink pens COPIC Multiliner  #03 – #05 and a Fountain Pen Pilot Prera fine nib.

You can see more of my Paintings and artworks visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries in the drop down menu under “Watercolors”.

Please follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

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Until the next update have great days!

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My Art – INKTOBER 2018 Collection – (Video)

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Day 1 – Poisonous Witch ©CarolinaRusso

 

Hello everyone,
today I love to share the Video I have created to display my 31 drawings for INKTOBER 2018 Collection!

To watch the Video click on the link below!

VIDEO – Carolina Russo Art – INKTOBER 2018 Collection

My Inktober 2018 Series is now available as Limited Edition Signed Prints,
If you like any of my drawings, you can order exclusive Fine Art prints here in my Shop

I hope that you enjoyed my video!

 

 

A special thank you,
goes to my friend  Viktor Norðir and his Band RiGNA FOLK for the beautiful song “Sol”  featured in my video.

You can also watch the Rigna Folk live recording video of the song “Sol” from the “Théâtre Noir” Sessions
RiGNA FOLK is a band from Germany If you like the music in my video, I suggest you to check them out!

You can find RiGNA FOLK on:
www.rignafolk.de
Rigna Folk – You Tube
Viktor Norðir: https://www.facebook.com/nordirmusic/

 

Wish you a wonderful day!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Welcome November! A Spectacular California Sunset

November in Southern California – Photo ©CarolinaRusso

Welcome November!

During last few days I had a little break from painting to relax my mind and recharge after the full creative month of October!
The 31 days drawing INKTOBER challenge is a commitment and I wanted to stay focused during the whole month, without missing a day. It  was my plan from the beginning to use Inktober to create a new drawing series and collection inspired by the prompts. The 31 drawings are available in my Shop as Limited Edition Prints. If you had your eyes on a drawing visit my Gallery and If you missed my October posts, or you’re new on my Blog,  you can see and order prints of my Inktober  drawings visiting my Gallery, I am happy I made it to the end without missing days. I thank you  for following my Inktober and for your on going support and encouragement.

I cannot believe we are already in November, where the time goes?

Here in US where I live the weather still warm and feels not really Fall, is actually more of a “Summer” weather and is nice to spend outdoors evenings until last. These days we’re having intense sunsets in Southern California.  Yesterday on my evening walk I took this video, for you to see the beauty and feel the magic of the sky! The intense color was overwhelming!  What a great gift from nature! I am happy I was able to witness this sunset and capture this video. I love to share it with you, in hope to brighten your day where ever you are!

Note: No edit were made on the video, no filter, the colors are just as I took it with my iPhone!

Video ©CarolinaRusso

 

I hope you enjoyed the sunset and until next post
I wish you a wonderful day or night.

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Inktober 2018 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 31: Slice, Frankenstein

DOUBLE CHALLENGE

– Slice, Frankenstein –
Day #31 MabsDrawlloweenClub – Inktober 2018

The End! 

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Day 31 – Slice, Frankenstein
©CarolinaRusso

Day #31: Double Challenge #Drawlloweentober2018   

Prompts:
> #Inktober  Slice

> #MabsDrawlloweenClub  Frankenstein

Day #31 THE END! Today is last drawing for the double challenges. I am happy with my series and Collection and I am happy that for the third year I have been able to go strong until last day! So today I am celebrating for the great ending ❤ and I congratulate with all the other artists around the world that have participated and made it to the end, right now we have a wonderful series of 31 drawings! I also want to congratulate with everyone that participated for the first time and also with who didn’t make it to the end but enjoyed the process of creativity it’s ok! Today last day prompts are Slice and Frankenstein, as you can see my drawing is a surrealistic portrait of a sliced Frankenstein to celebrate his 200 Birthday! Here in USA today is Halloween so I wish you all a safe and great Halloween Day wherever you are and thank you so much for following me and my journey! Your support means everything! ❤

❤ All my 31 drawings in this October Series are now available as Limited Edition Signed Prints you can order them in my SHOP!

❤ Details about my paintings:
 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 CANSON Illustration Artists Series Paper for watercolor 150lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ Details about these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. (read my previous post) Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. This Year I will Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Drawlloween is a little more spoocky Halloween themed created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words and I have combined the names creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober2018”  yes this is my plan to be able to join and drawing daily for both amazing challenges at the same time,  if you like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober2018

 

DrawlloweenTober2018  GALLERY 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any question!

 

Follow me on  Instagram on my account dedicated to my Art @carolinarussoart

 

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Visit my DrawlloweenTober2018  GALLERY  and follow my daily drawings!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Inktober 2018 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 30: Jolt, Bride

DOUBLE CHALLENGE

– Jolt, Bride –
Day #30 MabsDrawlloweenClub – Inktober 2018

 

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Day 30 – Jolt, Bride (Frankenstein)
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Day #30: Double Challenge #Drawlloweentober2018   

Prompts:
> #Inktober  Jolt

> #MabsDrawlloweenClub  Bride (Frankenstein)

Day #30 Today prompts, for Inktober is Jolt and the other challenge prompt is dedicated to The Bride, still celebrating Frankenstein, mabsdrawlloweenclub challenge is more oriented to Halloween style and dark art drawings so The Bride is a prompt that is always included. Today I wanted to do something different and more ink pen drawing I have created a three position face of the Bride for the prompt “Jolt” and only added a touch of watercolor for a background shade, the faces are all black and white using only pens. I cannot believe tomorrow is last day! ❤

❤ All my drawings in this October Series are now available as Limited Edition Signed Prints you can order them in my SHOP!

❤ Details about my paintings:
 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 CANSON Illustration Artists Series Paper for watercolor 150lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ Details about these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. (read my previous post) Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. This Year I will Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Drawlloween is a little more spoocky Halloween themed created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words and I have combined the names creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober2018”  yes this is my plan to be able to join and drawing daily for both amazing challenges at the same time,  if you like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober2018

 

DrawlloweenTober2018  GALLERY 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any question!

 

Follow me on  Instagram on my account dedicated to my Art @carolinarussoart

 

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Visit my DrawlloweenTober2018  GALLERY  and follow my daily drawings!

Have fun creating!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com