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Etsy Shop Update And 20% Off Coupon for you!

ETSY Shop Update!

Hello everyone is time for my ETSY Shop Update and something special for you!

This update include a 20% Off Coupon Code ♥️ it is a pretty good coupon to use!

If you make a purchase add it at checkout and the Code is: TOBER17  it is valid for a Limited Time until October 31 and it is for all my paintings created for #Inktober and #MabsDrawlloweenClub combined challenges! If you have your eyes on something, or if you think gifts for the Holidays this is a great opportunity to get my art!

There is lots of new work listed, as Limited Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are available in two sizes at different prices! I have added almost all of my October paintings created daily for this double challenge, only few are left and they would be added soon! In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, just contact me!

❤ ❤ ❤ I already applied the Coupon Code to the link make it easy for you just click here to the Direct ETSY Shop Link!

Thank you so much for following my work your support means everything to me! ❤

Wish you a wonderful day!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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New Release: Esme – Bringing alive a character with a painting! Collaboration with Author MJ Mallon

Esme And The Mirror -Original Watercolor Painting by ©Carolina Russo – Portrait of Esme Inspired by the Book – “The Curse Of Time” #1 Bloodstone by Author MJ Mallon

Today I am happy to post about one of my latest collaboration and commission done during the month of August.
I have collaborated with British Author Marjorie J Mallon,  she is a novel’s writer and  a friend in our community here on WordPress.

She Blogs at MJ Mallon Author!

I always love to write the story behind the scene of  my paintings. A while back I was contacted by MJ, she is one of my lovely long time followers from overseas. She loves my Art and followed my World Watercolor Month Collection, created in July, a challenge featuring 31 paintings in 31 days. MJ was touched by one of my paintings, inspiring the coming idea. Explained in her message to me indicating that her new book Kindle Edition “The Curse Of Time” #1 Bloodstone was close to be launched on August 26, (yes it is already happened!) and that she would’ve loved to collaborate with me, asking if I could create a painting for her. A portrait to illustrate her fiction character “Esme” and a digital image to be able to share it online! The idea was very exciting to me, I love book illustrations and of course, I wanted to create this special portrait.  MJ gave me some interesting details about Esme, and enough was said that I let soon my creativity fly. I prepared a pencil sketch with my vision, MJ approved and I was ready to paint and bring the character alive. What a beautiful opportunity for both of us to collaborate while we are in two different countries, she is in UK and I am in US this is one side of the beauty of Blogging! Great connections can be made opening the doors of possibilities. I Blog from three years now and I had amazing connections and experiences. During this year is happened to me several times to collaborate and I love it.

While having our communications MJ gave me some interesting information and detail about what was important for her to showcase  in my painting.  Esme has long blond hair, the mirror, a face reflection, tears, a pink quartz crystal, a clock, and sunflowers + few more detail that I wont reveal to do not spoil her book! Not much I needed, to let my creativity and vision of Esme taking  shape. I had my vision and MJ loved it! As you can see on my painting I added all the elements she gave me ” Esme, the crystal and  the sunflowers are in foreground painted in a light delicate watercolor color palette that is in  contrast with the images in the dark background, the clock and the mirror that are representing the unknown and the darkness.

I loved to create this intriguing painting which I gave the title “Esme And The Mirror”  Esme is the name of one of the main characters in the book.  MJ mentioned in one of her Blog posts this quote: “The tears in her eyes convey her sadness but the golden hair of the mysterious girl facing her (no spoilers!) is bright and vibrant, suggesting hope.”  What a great message isn’t it? Well my painting represent Light and Darkness, Sadness and Hope.

Thank you so much MJ  for supporting my art with our collaboration and commission! I had the opportunity to create this beautiful inspiring Portrait for you bringing alive your intriguing character Esme and have my Art connected with you and your new book! “The Curse Of Time” #1 Bloodstone to know more about it give MJ a visit on her Blog this is the link to her Book Launch Party Post

Painting Release: The image of my painting isn’t included inside the book, but I am having a “New Release” here now!
First run of Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #1/20 Prints are available for fans and collectors, fine art prints are numbered and hand signed by me!
If you like one for yourself or for a wonderful gift, the Print is beautiful, you can fully support my Art and  preorder – purchase your Print here on my Blog, read all the info about price and shipping on my page Shop Art Prints

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Artist Details about the Original Painting:
My watercolor is outlined with black, white and brown ink pens. Gold pen Gelly Roll by Sakura. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle, Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05 . A Alvin Draft/Matic Pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves.  Pentel Aqua Brushes – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .
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If you like my Art
and would like to have a Custom Painting or Illustration from me, I am open to commission work if you have an idea
just Contact me and we can talk about it! 🙂

You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries find  them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

All my watercolor paintings are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints!  

Please follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

What makes me happy is to give happiness and inspire people through my Art, give feelings to the heart and deep to the soul!”  – CR

I hope that you enjoyed this behind the scene story!
Wish you all a great week!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copiright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Collaborations, Community, Creativity, Custom Portraits, Drawings, Emotions, Fantasy Art, Friendship, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, My Paintings, Surrealism Art, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments

Meet and Greet Tuesday…

Forest Goddess – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

“MEET and GREET”

Hello everyone what happened to all my friends? Are you guys still all here on the Blogosphere?

After a long time, I decided to host a Meet and Greet event….just to try to get all the Bloggers friends together and reconnect here!

At times, I miss the event that we enjoyed for far long each Friday, hosting weekly my meet and greet Fridays! So today please live a comment and not just a like tell us what are you up to lately so that we can all connect, or leave the link of your last post! And if you’re new here please briefly introduce your Blog! Read through the comments, engage and meet other awesome bloggers this is a great way for new bloggers to meet new friends!

❤ About me lately I have been busy creating my Art and full focused on it! Working on my watercolor series, Illustration collaborating with writers and working on commissions! That’s why I am posting a little bit less than my usual! At the moment I am having a Sale on my Etsy Shop for my Limited Edition Prints! Check it out! ❤

I am happy that today you found your way  here again if you are an old friend! And welcome if it is your first time on my Blog, thank you so much for stopping by I hope you will browse around and enjoy the visit!

Meet and Greet is a great time to connect with new and old Blogs! I also take the chance to give thank to all my “New Followers” and the ones that are still here following my journey! Thank You! ❤

 

 

I wish you a great rest of the week!

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Thank You!

© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Community, Events, Friendship, Meet and Greet Fridays, Uncategorized | 40 Comments

One Of A Kind Mermaid!

Floating Mermaid – Hand Embellished Print -Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Aug 25 UPDATE: The Flash Sale mentioned below in this post is now ended! 💙
This unique Mermaid still available and is now back full price +shipping and listed on my ETSY Shop!
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Today Special!!!
I have ONE print ready of my watercolor painting “Floating Mermaid”and Today I wanted to create something very special for you that love and follow my Art journey! This morning I have been working on it! I have “Hand Embellished” this print with gold ink and I added a new element, the “Crown” to the mermaid, which you don’t find it on the original painting!

Floating Mermaid – Hand Embellished Print -Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This print  would be a One Of A Kind!!! For One lucky Collector!

 

❤️It is available only Today and Tomorrow until 12 pm pacific time here on my Blog! It is also posted on my Instagram @carolinarussoart for the special price of $30 and Free Shipping within USA! I don’t usually sell my hand embellished prints at this price so if you really would like to have one of my artworks, this is your opportunity!

If is not sold after tomorrow night it would be listed on my Etsy shop at the price of $45 + shipping.

I do ship Internationally upon request shipping price is $13

🤗❤️ Claim this unique Print before is gone forever! Only one like this!!! The first to arrive and claim it here or on Instagram will get it! ❤

Print Details:
Size: 8×10″
Price: $30
Payment: PayPal
Shipping: Free in USA
International Shipping: $13
Hand Embellished Print
Hand Signed
One Of A Kind ✨
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💙 To claim it leave me a comment saying “SOLD and fill in the Shop Art Prints form!

Floating Mermaid – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This is the Original watercolor painting before my Hand Embellished work on the Print!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors are outlined with black, white and dark red ink pens, sometimes blue ink. Gold pen Gelly Roll by Sakura. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05 . A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush. Painted on a large mixed media paper Sketchbook.

For more great paintings please visit my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection check my  Gallery

 

Wish you a great week everyone!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Community, Creativity, Ethereal, Fantasy Art, Illustration, Ink Drawings, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Ocean, One of a kind, World Watercolor Group | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Plumeria Flower Painting Challenge is ended! #worldwatercolorgroup

Plumerias ©Carolina Russo – Photography

Plumeria Flowers from my photo to a watercolor painting challenge!

A couple of weeks ago I made a post with my photo of this beautiful Plumeria Flower and I decided to use it for a watercolor painting challenge open to anyone that paint watercolors and especially to my friends Artists Bloggers from our #worldwatercolorgroup  well yesterday June 30 this challenge ended! I had a nice response from two lovely ladies Miriam and Carol inspired by my photo and challenge they painted their version of my Plumeria photo. I previously posted my painting and today I am going to post all the paintings, to honor Miriam and Carol beautiful work!

Plumeria Flowers – Original Watercolor Ink ©Carolina Russo

My friend Miriam from the Blog The Shower Of Blessings  has been the first one to made her painting and shared with me earlier in the week, here there is her lovely painting.

Plumeria Flowers – Watercolor Painting ©Miriam Hardle

And yesterday I was so happy to receive via Instagram the paintings of dear friend Carol from the Blog Carol’s Creative Papers she DM me cause had no time to make a blog post. Carol made two renditions of this painting she prefer more the colors in the first one. I like both!

Plumeria Flowers – Watercolor Ink Painting ©Carol’s Creative Papers

 

Plumeria Flowers – Watercolor Ink Painting ©Carol’s Creative Papers

Thank you so much Miriam and Carol for participating to this challenge with me. You both did great job on these paintings and I am humbled that you were inspired and motivated by my photo. I am planning to made more Art Challenges in the near future but after the busy World Watercolor Month that is taking place now!

❤ If I missed anyone that participated to this challenge, please let me know and I will add your painting in this post!

Have a wonderful rest of the week! I will post again later on today my Day #1 of the World Watercolor Month stay connected! ❤

#worldwatercolorgroup

 

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Challenge, Community, Creativity, Doodlewash, Friendship, Nature, Photography, Sketchbook, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Plumeria Flower Painting Challenge!

Plumeria Flowers – Original Watercolor Ink ©Carolina Russo

From my Photo to a Watercolor Painting Challenge! Plumeria Flowers

Today I am happy to post my just finished  “Plumeria Flowers” watercolor painting! I loved to create this piece in one of my signature styles: Watercolor and Ink.
I like how it turned out and I hope you like it too! Be inspired by this if you like painting or drawing, go, get paper and brushes and paint it! 🙂 this is a Challenge!

On June 14 I posted one of my photos, it was a beautiful “Plumeria Flower while writing the post, I had the inspiration and the wish to paint it and turn my photo in a painting. What a beautiful idea to share it with other artists and giving a painting Challenge to the friends of the #worldwatercolorgroup and not it is open to anyone that want to participate, it still time if you’re inspired by this Challenge, the deadline is June 30, you have few more days if you would like to participate! On June 30, If there are more paintings I will post a Gallery with the participating to this challenge!

Plumeria Flowers – Original Watercolor Ink ©Carolina Russo

To participate just make sure to let me know, post your painting on your Blog and share it with me with a link. I would love that!  ❤
As today friend Miriam from the Blog The Shower Of Blessings already made her painting and shared with me yesterday, she was very excited and inspired by the challenge since she is taking watercolor classes, she is the first one to share with me, I am happy to post her post link, she made her watercolor  Plumeria beautifully  you can see it here visit her blog and leave a comment, I am sure she would love it!

Plumerias ©Carolina Russo – Photography

My Plumeria watercolor painting is available for purchase as Limited Edition Prints.

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors usually are outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05 . A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .


You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there 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 available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints   here on my Blog!
Some of them are also available on my Etsy Shop CarolinaRussoArt.

Please follow me on my Instagram account dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup

#CarolinaRussoArt

 

I hope that reading this post inspired, helped and motivated someone!
Keep creating!

 

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Challenge, Community, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Etsy, Illustration, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, Photography, Sketchbook, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Photography – Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast (California) – Photo ©Carolina Russo

 

 

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Photography – Plumeria Flower and a Painting Challenge! #worldwatercolorgroup

Plumerias ©Carolina Russo – Photography

Plumeria Flowers are in Blossom outside my window!

Aren’t they beautiful? There is noting better than to see the Nature in all her beauty! As a photography lover and amateur I couldn’t miss to take this photo. I actually took more than one photo and shared them on my Instagram @carolinarussoart.  My Artist side make me feel that this would be a perfect inspiration and photo reference for a watercolor painting…I will keep it in my long list of painting projects and maybe one day you will see this as painting! But I actually have an idea!

❤ A Watercolor Challenge!

If any of my friends Artists Bloggers from our #worldwatercolorgroup would be inspired to make a painting out of this photo, please you’re welcome to do so, just let me know, post your painting on your Blog and share it with me with a link. I would love that! Actually I guess it would be great to make a Challenge out of this for us.  Let me know if you all are interested to paint this beautiful Plumeria flowers! I will then participate too! It would be beautiful to see this in all the different watercolor styles and techniques! We have time from now until  June 30!

❤ Sorry that I haven’t posted much lately! I have been busy with some commissions and life events came on my way,  with it also some sadness because the recent loss of my loved bunny pet Grey. I am trying to get back on my routine! I also like to thank all my recent new followers thank you very much for deciding to follow my Blog!

Have a wonderful rest of the week let me know what do you think about this Challenge!

 

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Challenge, Community, Creativity, Doodlewash, Friendship, Nature, Photography, Sketchbook, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

R.I.P. My loved Grey

 

R.I.P. Grey Love 6_9_2017

R.I.P. My love Grey! ❤️
I am coping with one of the saddest day, my beautiful and sweet Dutch Bunny “Grey” passed away unexpected last night 6/9/2017. He was only 3 years old and was coping with an abscess near his jaw discovered 2 weeks ago, abscess is a common condition in rabbits but very difficult to treat without surgery,  at the moment for the past week he was under antibiotics shots treatment before decide for a surgery.  Until yesterday morning he was doing pretty well. Last evening something happened that we don’t know he had his shot and he started to develop a condition and eventually complications and passed away during the night! I am very sad, I loved him very much he gave me so much happiness during these 3 years that it is hard to explain. The beautiful bond and unconditional love I was able to experience with him, is something I will never forget and would be always inside me! Today I miss him very much and he took a piece of my heart with him… ❤

I Love You Grey

 

Unconditional Love

 

I will love you forever Grey!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Venice Italy in Watercolors!

Venezia - Italy

Venezia Italy – Original Watercolor – Copyright ©Carolina Russo

An oldie watercolor painting of Venice….

Time after time I like to look back at my old watercolor paintings.  I like to see how much my art change and my skills grow during the years!  Recently I came across this painting that I made in 2013 around this time of the year. It is almost four years ago and I like to re-share it with you all. This painting is very dear to me because is a view of “Venice” Venezia in Italian,  it is one beautiful city  in Italy, my native country! 
It is a view of Venice that I just painted out of my visual memory without any photo reference. It is a loose watercolor, I remember I was practicing the loose technique so hard to master! I know there is a lot that I could’ve done better, it was a fast painting and somehow, I am pleased with how this painting turned out!  I think I was able to capture the feeling and essence of Venice. If you have been to Venice then maybe you recognize this view. I wasn’t born in Venice it’s not my hometown. I was born in Naples another beautiful city on the sea. That’s why I love the ocean so much and  I love to paint water, there is something about water that it is so inspiring to me in many ways, artistically and not. I like the reflections and the colors. I often base my palette on the beautiful range of colors of the sea.  The sea and the ocean are very often captured also in my photography!

Details about Watercolor:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle and I painted on a Canson watercolor paper 140 lb cold press. 

You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries you find  them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

All my watercolors are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 

 

#worldwatercolorgroup

Wish you a great rest of the week stay creative!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Community, Creativity, Drawings, Illustration, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Ocean, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

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