A week has passed since I was kindly invited for an interview by Esme at Esme Salon Blog and we partnered together for a very Special Giveaway of two of my Art pieces!
We hope that you enjoyed reading the Interview and if you followed all the steps required to enter the Giveaway then maybe you would be one of the two lucky Winners! If you won you will receive for “FREE” one of my Limited Edition hand enhanced and signed prints made from my latest original watercolor paintings:
>> Prize #1 “Gaia’s Anemones” (on the left)
>> Prize #2 “Ectoplasm”
AND THE WINNERS ARE……..
To know head over >>> Esme’s Blog and read her post!
Congratulations to the winners please Contact me with your address!
Thank you so much for your participation!
Wish you a great weekend!
I was kindly invited by Esme at Esme Salon Blog for an Interview and we partnered together for a Giveaway of my Art!
We hope that you will enjoy this Interview and yes, did we say “GIVEAWAY” – sure we did, so sit back and relax, read to the very very end of her post, and then please follow all the steps required and get yourself entered for this awesome GiveAway! We decided that we will have two Winners and each will receive one of my Limited Edition hand enhanced and signed prints of my original watercolor paintings as you see in the image here above are Prize #1 “Gaia’s Anemones” on the left and Prize #2 “Ectoplasm” on the right read all the details on her post!
❤ Now head over >>> Esme’s Blog read everything and get to action if you would love to participate to the chance to be a lucky Winner!
Comments here would be closed I will respond over there! Do not miss this great opportunity!
Thank you all for the participation! Please share!
Wish you a great weekend!
A recap throughout the 2018 and all my Artistic happenings.
January 2018 the year begins with the Publication of one of my Poems….what a nice start of the year!
Visual Verse Published my New Poem “Abstract Dream”!
This month I have participated to the monthly writing event that brings together Art and Words on VisualVerse.org Anthology Press.
This was a nice achievement of my creative writings. My poem is included in Visual Verse Anthology Literary Press and published on another of their Chapter. This is my sixth Published piece on Visual Verse!
Here you can read all my published poems and short stories: visualverse.org/writers/carolina-russo/
January made me a Winner…
A new year is a fresh start for a new beginning, hope and realization of dreams, may the beginning of this year fill you with love, inspiration and new strength to succeed in what you love.
I was honored to announce that I was one of the six “Winners” chosen by UntwineAustralia participating to their first word prompt Contest for 2018 @untwine.australia#newbeginnings I have participated on Instagram posting my Watercolor – Graphite painting title: “Mystical Multitude”.
This beautiful painting is available in Limited Edition Fine Art Signed Prints if anyone is interested just Contact me directly ❤
In the end of January…
My 5.7.5 Haiku “New Year“ illustrated with one of my watercolor paintings was Published on Spillwords Press and included in the project “Reading Sunday” I am so honored and happy that two of my creations were published at the same time.
I am honored to be listed as one Spillwords contributor writers, you can read more of my published poetry on Spillwords/Author/Carolina Russo That was my first Haiku published in 2018.
February begin with great Collaborations…
Art And Music together can create magic! I have collaborated with the band RIGNA FOLK a great Indie band from Germany, I love their music and they love my art! I think is beautiful that we crossed paths! We Collaborated and I have created a video displaying a selection of my paintings having as soundtrack one of their beautiful songs. The video title is Stillness and you can watch it here: Art Inspiring Magic – Stillness – (Video)
A Book Illustrations…
I had a wonderful and interesting Project, I have collaborated with Author Marjorie Mallon! I created the illustrations for her wonderful new novel book “The Curse Of TIme – Bloodstone book #1” released in April 2018. My two Characters Portraits “Esme The Mirror Girl” and “Euterac The Creature” were included in black and white in the paperback book and in color in the Kindle edition. We had a wonderful collaboration and is a great project that will continue in 2019 since M. Mallon is writing the second book.
You can read all about our first book collaboration in a Blog Post that I wrote last April for the book release you can read it here!
June brings Tributes and Support…
My Watercolor Paintings a Tribute In Loving Memory of Scott Hutchinson (20/11/81 – 10/5/18) R.I.P ❤ Scott was a wonderful music artist that deeply touched the heart and soul of many around the world. He was the founding member of Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit
Months has passed by and here we are in July!
July brings sadness and joy… sadness because I lost two wonderful pets they went over the rainbow bridge. I was very sad to lose Rocky a rescued Chihuahua and my loved Yumi a wonderful and amazing rescued Possum!
But I also have a nice news,
because during July I have submitted a few paintings on Instagram to the #Pentalic365 Challenge and one is my “Ectoplasma” which made me to be selected as the Pentalic 365 Winner for the month of July! I am so honored!
See their post Pentalic365 I won a beautiful prize they sent me a wonderful box full of great Pentalic Sketchbooks in different sizes for my watercolor paintings! I am so thankful and I love it!
August brings my redesigned Blog and my New Shop!
A new goal and achievement!
It was awhile that I had in mind to redesign my Blog! After three years I felt the need to start fresh, change the look and make it more mine using my own art. I have been working on this project for several weeks and made as it looks today! I hope you enjoy the new look and new navigation system through the pages I hope you find it easy! Another very important and primary goal redesigning this Blog was to include my “New SHOP” so that everything is in one place Website/Blog/ Shop!
I have created my own Shop and it’s not the standard e-shop with the cart that you find everywhere! Follow my guided pages while you visiting my Shop and you would see how easy it is to purchase my Art and have a direct contact with me throughout your shopping experience.
In the occasion of the New Blob/Shop launch I wanted to celebrate and I had my first GIVEAWAY here on the Blog!
The winner was Author Marjorie Mallon as prize she won one of my Limited Edition Prints “Hand Enhanced” and it was my “Alice in Wonderland- Tea Party” Coffee Painting!
I also had a “New Release” of my latest Digital Art Portrait part of my Project “ART FOR MUSIC “ included in my Concept Collection“When Nature Meets Humans”the artistic portrait that you see featured in my interview as the opening image of this post is my new digital creation a artwork dedicated and inspired by Viktor Norðir.
During this month I had a wonderful invitation to be Interviewed by Author MJ Mallon!
Please read the Interview she had some great questions for me and I loved to answer all of them, so that you all will know me better and who is the Artist behind her book illustrations! You can read it here: A Huge Welcome To Artist Carolina Russo
October daily drawing month 31 days 31 drawings….
The month of October brings beautiful worldwide Art Challenges the most known is Inktober This was my third year participating. I have combined two challenges together following a double prompts list and I made it to the end, I have created a beautiful collection of 31 days drawings!
Open Edition Signed Mini Prints and Sets were released including Christmas Greeting Cards available in my Shop!
“ART FOR MUSIC”
from almost the whole year I have collaborated with Scottish music artist Nu-San I was commissioned to create an Original watercolor painting for the Cover of
his New Album “Nu Nostalgia” has been released in December as Vinyl Limited Edition Record and coming soon in CDs.
December ends the year beautifully…
To start December there is the 15 Days of Holidays Art Challenge where participating I have created my new Holidays Art Series for the next year 2019 my prints and cards would be available next December! You can see here my paintings series for Wintmas 2018 Gallery
It is a wonderful feeling to see this Album with my painting on the cover the finished product is beautiful!
December goes on with….
Another International Collaboration for “RAZUR CUTS” MagaZINE!
All the way from beautiful Scotland, UK 🇬🇧 to USA 🇺🇸 California a great indie publication “Razur Cuts VI” by Editor Derek Steel is now available it was just released the 12/19/2018! I feel so honored and proud to be part of such a wonderful project as Razur Cuts contributor and to be one of the Artists invited to create the Cover for this issue and Published!
Limited Edition Prints of my Cover artwork are now available in my Shop on my page SHOP PRINTS
This has been a very nice working year my Art took part in great Projects around the world. I had beautiful collaborations and great outcomes! I also had new followers and friends, I am so grateful for all the happenings, there is a lot behind each of these beautiful projects. Thank you so much to everyone that believed in my art and me and made all this possible! I am looking forward to see what will happen in the 2019… ❤
Best Wishes to all for a Happy and Great New Year 2019!
Be always thankful and grateful for what you have and may you be blessed and be a blessing to others in the New Year!
Collaboration Album Cover Design and Album Release!
Today I am so excited to share with you something beautiful about this collaboration and great project I have been working on. After almost one year of collaboration with my dear friend Electronic Music Composer “Nu-San” from Scotland, I can finally share that his album is out now! What a great accomplishment for Nu-San and for me too! Congratulations Sandy!
I loved to be the chosen Artist and creator of a commissioned Original Painting designed to be the “Album Cover” for Nu-San new album “Nu Nostalgia”. I am sure that you remember some of my updates and previous posts about this creation and exciting project. A couple of days ago I have received some nice photos from Nu-San and I am so happy to finally be able to share them and let you see the finished product the album “Nu Nostalgia” is beautiful and alive now! My artistic part in the project “The Cover” turned out just the way I had envisioned it and it’s a Gatefold style Cover, when it opens, you can see my whole painting! I love Nu-San choice of the colored red vinyl record it match greatly with the color of the roses in my painting. The vinyl is a unique and collectible piece available in a Limited Edition of only #248 copies it can be Pre-Ordered now contacting Nu-San directly on his Facebook page!
The Official Album Release date is the 1st January, 2019 !
This is a wonderful album in all the creative aspects from the beautiful music and lyrics recalling the memories of a lifelong as the songs “Past Time” to “Come With Me” the music drives you in with the hauntingly sounds of electronic darkness and hints of techno in a world of Gothic accents that creates intense atmospheres a sure experience to listen and a great album to add to your LP records collection. A CD version would be released soon too! To Pre-Order The Album “Nu Nostalgia” Limited Edition red Vinyl record contact via DM Nu-San on his Facebook Page.
The Album Cover and Original Watercolor Painting Details: The Original artwork for the Cover is my watercolor and ink painting in my signature style. A custom request in the specific size of 12 x 24 inches. This is the result of our great collaboration a very unique custom commission for me which I am very proud. I am happy that I can reveal all the details about this project. It all started when last November 2017 I was contacted by Electronic Music Composer Sandy Bain aka “Nu-San” from Scotland, UK. Nu-San loves my art and owns other paintings and my Limited Edition Prints. At that time he was working on his new album and had a starting idea when he asked me to create a Painting inspired by a “Gothic haunting style” in my own style that he wanted to use as the album cover for his new album, the rest is now history, this is the outcome.
A wonderful project that I am so honored, grateful and thankful beyond words that Nu-San wanted 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 ” this is a wish come true for me and for Nu-San as he has multiple albums in his discography but they are CD version, this is his first Album produced as a Vinyl record and CD.
This project and watercolor painting is also included in my Collection “ART FOR MUSIC”a series of artworks created and inspired by music artists and collaborations.
My Original painting: is a watercolor and ink portrait in my signature style with a hint of Gothic and a light feeling of darkness reflecting in the light tones of colors. Nu-San asked me to include ravens birds, a graveyard scene, a castle and gave me the freedom to create and develop the idea. I enjoyed painting this atmospheric portrait while listening to his music to be able to deliver the spirit of Nu-San in my creation. We are very happy about how the painting turned out and now to see the Album as finished product is a great joy! The Original Painting is owned by Nu-San and beautifully framed and displayed in his home! I think it looks beautiful, the painting is now available as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints signed by me!
❤ PRINTS Pre-Order the Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my painting:
This painting is available in a very Limitedand Special Edition for a small run of only #25 Fine Art Prints. Each print is numbered and hand signed by me, print size is small as 5×11 inches centered in a A4 size paper. Quality Fine Art Prints on acid free heavy weight 210gm matte paper, semi-smooth surface, high quality inks. Printed in my studio by me. A Certificate of Authenticity is included. If you are a Nu-San fan or you like to order one of these beautiful fan art prints of my painting you can now! Special price of $25 + Shipping $4 within USA $6 International. Just fill in the order form to purchase here on my Blog! >>>Order Prints here!
If you have any question please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Nu-Sanis a solo project and independent electronic music producer and composer from UK Scotland. 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 hauntingly music. If you like this music genre please check out his new album “Nu Nostalgia” and watch on YouTube the video for the song “Come With Me” included in the album.
If you would like to discover Nu-San music you can visit his You Tube Channel and follow him on other social media links:
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
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-Sanis 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:
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– 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 GALLERYthere are several Galleries in the drop down menu under “Watercolors”.
few days ago in my previous post I happily announced and welcomed you to the “Launch Party” of my new redesigned Blog and Shop here on YesterdayAfter!
In my post I announced that I would issue my first GIVEAWAY here on my Blog!
The prize is a surprise and it is one Limited Edition Signed Fine Art Print from my Collections that I will pick and choose for the lucky winner. The winner will only be able to see the print when is received.
These were the rules to be able to participate:
1) Like this post and make sure to leave me a comment it would be your entry for the Giveaway! 2) Follow this Blog 3) Like my Facebook Page 4) And follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart
I want to thank everyone that stopped by but not everyone did follow the rules! 🙂
Well between all the people who stopped by, many left just a “like” which I appreciate it very much but only nine people did followed the rules, and “Left A Comment” they are entitled to participate to the random ruffle, the likes alone aren’t a valid entry for the Giveaway!
As promised on Monday I randomly picked the Winner! My photo shows what I did, I wrote the nine names in each paper, folded them and placed in the little dish, I have moved them around, closed my eyes and randomly picked one. With my great surprise and happiness I found out that the Winner is:
my dear friend and follower, Author Marjorie Mallon, I am very happy to gift her this prize! This brings a nice smile on my face because this is just a very nice coincidence! Marjorie and I had a wonderful collaboration this year, she released her new YA Fiction Novel “The Curse Of Time – 1 Bloodstone” and I have created two Character’s Design paintings that are published in her paperback and Kindle editions! Give a visit to her Blog and you will know all about it! Or you can read my Interview to her!
Thank you all for the participation! Wish you a great rest of the week!
I am so sorry I haven’t written a Blog post in a pretty long time!
Life events kept me busy, how the Summer is going?
I hope it find you all well!
I want to thank to all the new followers that came to this Blog lately and decided to follow my journey, thank you so much!
I hope that you enjoy my art in all the different ways I like to express my creativity. At this moment I am also redesigning the look of this Blog, soon you will see it with a new look and layout. In addition will have included a new section with my own new “Shop” where you can purchase my Art and Limited Edition Prints directly and exclusively here only. These are last days that My Etsy shop is running! I will not sell anymore over there, when my new Shop is up everything is done here! 🙂
I have been very busy during the months of June and July with several interesting projects. I have created the Tribute painting of Scottish music artist Scott Hutchison that sadly and unexpectedly left this world last May. I had a wonderful response from all the loving fans to the band Frightened Rabbit when I have released the painting available in Limited Edition Prints. I thank them all! For who missed my previous posts about this, here there is a little recap and excerpt from one of my posts.
“My painting it is a Tribute Portrait dedicated to Scottish music artist “Scott Hutchison” this is a very emotional painting created In Loving Memory of Scott (20/11/81 – 10/5/18) R.I.P Scott Hutchison was a wonderful music artist from Scotland founding and primary songwriter of indie rock band Frightened Rabbit
This painting is my humble contribution to honor Scott soul and to raise awareness on Mental Health and suicide prevention. Scott Hutchison left our world last May 10, 2018 at age of 36. Struggling with the demons of depression. He never hid his suffering, but translated his feelings using his alienation in words creating songs that touched the heart of many around the world. He always reassured fans who reached to him about their problems that “there’s always hope”.
❤I will Donate a portion of the proceeds of my Limited Edition Prints in “Scott Memory” to UK SAMH “Scottish Association for Mental Health”. Thank you so much in advance to anyone that already did, and who will decide to purchase one of these unique prints, your support means a lot and can help to give “Tiny changes while here on Earth (Scott words)”.
I loved the beautiful response of the amazing fans and they kept me really busy preparing all the Prints for their orders. I had wonderful feedbacks and I am happy that through my painting I am able to relief a little of the sadness and pain in so many hearts and keep up the strong legacy that Scott left here.
All this kept me very busy. This year I had no time to participate to “The World Watercolor Month” sorry Charlie doodlewash I was only able to post few paintings during July but it’s all good, The past two years I have participated and completed the challenge to paint daily for 31 days and I loved it, because gave me the opportunity to create new collections of paintings, this is a great way to create new material for your portfolio using a challenge for inspiration, especially for new artists or beginners this is an advice I can give to whom is in need of inspiration to create, follow a challenge and make it yours.
But I also have a nice news, because during July I have submitted few paintings on Instagram to the Pentalic365 challenge and I am so honored to be the Winner for the month of July see their post Pentalic365
❤ ❤ During the past months I lost two wonderful pets they went over the rainbow bridge, I was very sad to loose Rocky a rescued Chihuahua and my loved Yumi a wonderful and amazing rescued Possum!
This was just an update to share everything is going on and why I haven’t been active as my usual on this Blog! I actually have been very active posting on my instagram @carolinarussoart if you follow me there than you see my daily posts. At the moment beside the Scott Hutchison’s Prints I am working on some commissions and also my painting created a while ago for the album cover of coming soon music album Nu-Nostalgia by artist Nu-San would be released in a couple of months, is exciting time, I will keep you all informed hopefully I will post more often ❤
Wish you all a good week!
And If you are a fan of Scott Hutchison and The Frightened Rabbit band and love this Tribute painting check the Page linked down below!
To PRE-Order a Fine Art Print of my watercolor painting visit my Scott Hutchison Tribute Print Page here directly on my Blog and fill in the Order Form, you will find all the details explained, price, shipping etc!