Hello dear friends,
I hope to find you all well whenever you are in the world!
I am sorry, I haven’t posted much lately, life got in the way and I took a break from blogging for a while. I like to thank all my new followers. I have been active posting my work not much here but more on my Instagram. During these months I have been experimenting Ecoprinting on paper which I love to do very much and other interesting things beside my watercolor paintings. This year the 2020 started in a weird way and did bring things in the world that we wouldn’t expect to face and deal with! But here we are time goes fast and it is the end of June already, which means for my watercolor artists friends that July is coming soon and it will bring some fun! The 5th Edition of The World Watercolor Month a wonderful and inspiring art challenge that brings together watercolor artists from all over the world creating daily for one entire month 31 Watercolors in 31 Days to know more and all the details visit my friend Charlie O’Shields at Doodlewash he is the founder of this great event. The World Watercolor Month first started in July 2016, since then every year this is a successful art challenge. This is also a charitable event that support a great cause, raise awareness help and support young artists to know more and how you can help please visit Charlie Blog.
Anyone can join the challenge no matter what level of watercolor painting you are “simply add the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth whenever you post ANY art that features watercolors or gouache on social media during the month of July!” Join the fun and share your work!
This is a great opportunity for improve your skills and get the habit to paint daily, be inspired and inspire others, I will do my best this month to participate hopefully every day or whenever I can!
Here below there is the Official Prompt List if you need ideas, it is not mandatory to follow, you are free to create your own list or your own project, be free to paint what you want just don’t forget to use the hashtag when you share on social media.
See you all in July take these days before the World Watercolor Month begin to plan your ideas and gather your painting materials! So let me know if you will participate and if you have already a plan for what you like to paint, leave me comments I love to know!
Lately I have received an increased number of requests from people that like my art asking permission to use my artworks for a tattoo. I am happy that people like my Art as much to decide to have it permanently inked somewhere on their body. I consider this request a great and wonderful honor, I am thrilled and humbled that someone is thinking to use my existing paintings or illustrations for their tattoos! Well, as visual artist this open another window into my art. I love tattoos and this is the opportunity with this post to inform and talk about a few important things. What to do with a request like this? If you’re an artist, or, if you are the person interested to get the tattoo. There is something very important to be aware of, and is that people cannot just save an image of an artwork over the internet and take it to the Tattoo Shop to have it tattooed. Some Tattoo artists only works on their own custom creations and most of all they do not copy another tattoo artist work. They are a bit more open when you bring your favorite visual artist work to be recreated having the permission from the artist. So, what to do then? There is a mutual respect of the Copyright between a tattoo artist and a visual artist, no one wants to do a “Copyright Infringement” while recreating without permission an existing artwork that is not custom created by the tattoo artist you choose but created by another artist. Then, not everyone knows that if you’re going to bring your favorite artist artwork to have it tattooed it’s needed the artist “Permission”. All you need to do is to obtain your permission in advance, by contacting directly the artist, or find out if he/she sell a Tattoo Pass/Ticket on their website or shop. What is a Tattoo Pass or Tattoo Ticket? Artists sell the permission letter to use their artwork as tattoo often nothing is shipped and they send a downloadable PDF for you to print. When you purchase the Pass or Ticket, it’s your kind way to pay and support the artist work and art.
About me, I have been thinking at a nice way to grant my tattoo permission to who is interested. I have created and released my TATTOO Permission Pack! My Pack includes the personal permission letter and a beautiful hand enhanced print of my artwork you want to be tattooed.
Tattoo Policy: 1) If you love my Art please consider to support my work by buying (prior getting the tattoo done) my TATTOO Permission Pack price is $55 + free shipping, which includes the written Permission a 5×7 inch print of the artwork you choose to get tattooed. My prints are hand enhanced and signed by me it would be a great reference piece for the Tattoo Artist and in the end for you to have my art in your home. This is the best way to support my work in a respectable and honest way. The print pack comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, the Tattoo’s Permission that allow you to get my artwork tattooed (it includes your name) Permission and image cannot be shared with someone else for another tattoo each Permission it’s personal.
2) Please use a reputable and serious Tattoo Artist and bring my “Permission Form” with you because a serious tattoo artist will ask for it. Do not alter, transform or manipulate my image in any way, the only option I allow is to accommodate you if you want the tattoo to be in “Black Shading” instead of my original colors. In that case you have to let me know when you purchase your Permission Pack.
3) When the Tattoo is done if you share photos on social media please Tag me on Instagram @carolinarussoart I love to see it and share it too! Always whenever you share images of the tattoo please give me credit as the artist that created the original artwork and credit your tattoo artist too, also ask your tattoo artist to do the same if photos are shared.
TATTOO Permission PACK $55 Free shipping For who is interested you can purchase it here on the Blog just click on the PayPal Buy Now button at bottom of this page or if you prefer you find it also in my ETSY Shop
Please when you order let me know which artwork do you need, leave a note in the comments box during the payment transaction. If you have any questions prior your order please Contact me! I have added a new page in the Menu here on the Blog where you can always go back easily and be able to purchase at anytime the Tattoo Permission Pack
Today I am excited to share with you one of my latest watercolor painting having the title ” Queen Flower”.
I painted in my traditional signature style in watercolor and ink but this time not on the usual watercolor paper. I came across this 10 inches diameter paper lace doily at home and my first thought was to make a ink drawing on it! I love to explore new artistic and creative ways to paint, testing papers or surfaces and see how watercolor works especially on unusual ones! I am always driven to try new techniques and materials. I have to say that the combination of watercolor and ink pen did work really well without any bleeding through the paper! I am happy and pleased with the outcome! The watercolor looks great on this paper doily, the original painting is lovely and would look great with a floating frame. I will sure create more paintings on paper doilies in the future.
The Original Painting is Available for sale! If you are interested in this Original Watercolor painting or if you have any question please Contact me.
Artist’s details about the painting: .I used a Draft/Matic Pencil 0.5mm by ALVIN for my sketch. I painted on a 10 inch Paper Doily, I used French Artists Watercolor by Sennelier l’Aguarelle. Ink pen COPIC Multiliner #01 and a SAKURA White Gelly Roll pen.
You can see more of my Paintings visiting my GALLERYthere are several Galleries here on my Blog you find them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.
All my collections of watercolors paintings and illustrations are always available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints here on my Blog!
I hope you all had a great start of the year!
I know lately I have been pretty quiet and didn’t post here on the Blog as much I’d like to. I took a break to recharge my creativity. I didn’t know how to feel in this beginning of the year, there is so much going on in the world.
Today post is about the release of my new watercolor painting with the title Tears In The Fire this is my first painting of the 2020 and it is very special to me.
I feel so much sadness for the heartbreaking situation affecting Australia from months under the catastrophic wildfires that is destroying, animals, wildlife, natural habitats, and people. Sidney University experts estimated that over 1 billion of animals has tragically perished it’s heartbreaking!
I gave the title Tears In The Fire because I can only imagine how much, tears, pain and suffering these beautiful animals are going through. My painting is dedicated to the wonderful Koalas 🐨 and to all the rescuers that are helping and caring daily for them to heal painful burnt paws and injuries and to all the other animals in desperate need of care surviving this horrific fire.
I hope that my painting can rise awareness and give a tiny contribution to support the wonderful Koalas and wildlife victims in this terrible time for them. I love all the animals and now they needs our help, together we can make a little difference in their recovery. Since I was a child I dream to one day being able to hold a lovely Koala in my arms! I hope I will one day! ♥️
Prints of my painting are now available for purchase as Open Edition signed and hand enhanced in size 5×7 and 8×10 inches please visit my >> ETSY Shop
Fundraiser for Australia Koalas Rescue Bushfire relief I will donate 70% of the proceeds from the sale of this print! (The 30% left would be for supplies to make the prints I wont make any profit!).
🖤 DONATIONS WILL GO TO:
I have decided to split the 70% between two great not for profit organizations they are doing an amazing job to save Koalas and wildlife animals and will continue to do so.
🖤 50% goes to Port Stephens Koalas NSW – Australia
🖤 20% goes to WIRES Wildlife Rescue
NOTE: Each print is “Hand Enhanced” with inks is like a semi original you don’t receive just a normal print but it has my hand work on it!
Print is signed and printed one by one in studio by me on a beautiful paper, and looks great framed, the one in the photo below is mine I had to have it on my wall!
Prints are unframed but ready for you to add one.
Thank you in advance to anyone that decide to purchase this print your support for the cause is precious. I need your help or I can’t do this by myself! 🖤
So far only one print sold thanks to Christiane a wonderful soul in Germany!
❤ Details about my painting: Watercolor painting, Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Fountain pen Pilot Prera fine nib. Ink pens used PIGMA Micron Black ink #01 and 03, Micron dark red ink #1, Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil. I used French Artists Watercolors Sennelier l’Aguarelle, Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed.
Please visit my ETSY Shop if you would love to have a print of my painting and join me to help save these magnificent creatures! ❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any question Contact
END of YEAR SALE!
Hello dear friends, I am having a Sale visit myETSY Shop! My Sale just started on December 28, 2019 — December 31, 2019. 30% Off on everything in my Shop. This is my bigger Sale of the year! I also offer Free Shipping within USA for $35 orders it cannot get better than this! ♥️ Don’t miss out if you have your eyes on something that I have created! Visit my Shop I hope that you find something you love!
If you like to purchase any of my Limited and Open Edition Prints during the next days the 30% Off discount would be automatically applied during checkout until last day of sale on December 31! In my Shop you find listed lots of work a variety of Limited and Open Edition hand enhanced Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Most prints are available in two sizes Limited Edition 8×10 inches or the Open Edition are 5×7 inches. In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, contact me!
THANKSGIVING is Coming Soon this Thursday! It’s Holidays Time!!! ❤
ART SALE Cyber2019: I am having a 8 Days Early Black Friday, Cyber Monday Sale visit myETSY Shop! My Sale just started tonight November 25, 2019 9:00 PM—December 3, 2019 9:00 PM Last Day of Sale is December 3. Don’t miss out if you have your eyes on something that I have created! Sale includes my collection of prints from Inktober – Mabsdrawlloweenclub Series I have created in October! Check out my Shop hope you find something you love!
If you like to purchase any of my Limited and Open Edition Fine Art Prints during the next 8 days the 20% Off discount would be automatically applied during checkout until last day sale on December 3! These days are the best time now to shop my art for the Holidays, shop for early Christmas gifts to your loved ones or for yourself! ❤ Always think at shipping time don’t shop too late remember I do “hand enhance each print” to make them unique and very special for you! A little extra time is needed! The Best idea “ORDER NOW” for timely Christmas deliveries! ❤
❤ IMPORTANT CUTOFF DATES: Holiday Orders November 30 would be my last shipping date for my Holidays Christmas Prints for “International Orders”.
Within USA last day to order Prints would be December 15 earlier the best!
Holiday 2019 Shipping Cutoff Dates United States Postal Service Domestic shipments (continental US) USPS First Class Service: December 20 USPS Priority Mail: December 21
In my Shop there are listed lots of recent work and not, you find a variety of Limited and Open Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are available often in two sizes 8×10 inches or the Open Edition are 5×7 inches including my October paintings created daily for Inktober and Mabsdrawlloweenclub challenges. In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, just contact me!
Thank you so much for following my Art and choose to support me and my small business, if you do, know that your support is truly precious and means the world to me! ❤ ETSY Shop CarolinaRussoArt
Wish you all the friends in USA and not a wonderful and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
No matter where you are is always great to Give Thanks!
October 31, here in USA is Halloween! Happy Halloween everyone!
I decided to have a Celebration with you guys and what a better way than have an Halloween Meet and Greet? I haven’t host one in awhile! I hope you’re in…leave a link not just a “Like” it won’t do much!
Meet and Greet, discover new bloggers and make new friends!
Please everyone engage to one another, leave your Blog link below into the comments…
and if you really want to help this event to be successful please your share and reblog is very much appreciated and a great way to have your Blog discovered and get to know new ones! Thank you in advance!!!
About me… as you have seen from my latest posts, this Month of October I had lots going on artistically. I have been drawing and painting every day participating to two great challenges combined together! #mabsdrawlloweenclub2019 and #inktober2019 it has been an amazing month, artists worldwide have been sharing their daily creations and today is last day of this amazing event. I will post my last drawing later on. This is my fourth year to complete the challenge! If you follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart than you have seen it! Because I have posted there all of my painting on time!
❤ All my paintings from this Inktober challenges are now available for Pre-Order as Limited and Open Edition Signed Prints. They are hand enhanced, two sizes to choose, you can order and reserve your favorites here in my Blog BlogShop.