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Coffee Painting Week # 2 – Your Favorite Mug


– Your Favorite Mug –
Week#2 Coffee Painting Challenge

Coffee Painting Week 2 – Favorite Coffe /Tea Mug – Original Coffee and Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today is time again for the  themed weekly Coffee Painting Challenge, this is the painting for Week #2 the theme is “Your Favorite Coffee/Tea Mug” I love coffee and Tea mugs which I collect vintage ones. I love to drink coffee as much I love to drink Tea! I am enjoying to create this mini series of four collectible coffee paintings, they would be available in Limited Edition Art Prints in size 8×10 or at the end of the month I will create a set of four mini prints!

Details about my Coffee – Watercolor paintings:
My coffee to paint is prepared in 3 shades Light – Medium – Dark. I developed my own recipe and technique.
My watercolors is lightly outlined with brown and dark red ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used Pigma Micron Brown #01 and dark Red ink #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 .

To see my Weekly Coffee Painting Collection please visit my  Coffee Painting Gallery


All my paintings are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints numbered and hand signed. For details visit the page Shop Art Prints

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August weekly Coffe Challenge by @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA #natscoffeechallenge

 

 

Wish you a great weekend! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Coffee Painting Week # 1 – Cherry Blossom Tree


– Cherry Blossom Tree –
Week#1 Coffee Painting Challenge

Coffee Painting Week 1 – Cherry Blossom Tree – Original Coffee and Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This month I am participating to a themed weekly Coffee Painting Challenge, this is the painting for Week #1 the theme is “Cherry Blossom Tree” (Use Pinks and Blues to make it pop!) I loved to create this portrait. Painting with coffee is beautiful and opens all a new way to create! I haven’t painted with it in a while and I loved to go back to it! This month I will create a mini series of four collectible paintings, they would be available in Limited Edition Art Prints.

Details about my Coffee – Watercolor paintings:
My coffee to paint is prepared in 3 shades Light – Medium – Dark. I developed my own recipe and technique.
My watercolors is lightly outlined with brown and dark red ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used Pigma Micron Brown #01 and dark Red ink #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 .

To see my Weekly Coffee Painting Collection please visit my  Coffee Painting Gallery


All my paintings are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints numbered and hand signed. For details visit the page Shop Art Prints

❤ Follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart

August weekly Coffe Challenge by @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA #natscoffeechallenge

 

 

Wish you a great weekend! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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August Coffee Painting Challenge!

August weekly Coffe Challenge by @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA

Hello everyone Happy August! ❤

The month of July has been fantastic with the participation to The World Watercolor Month! I am pleased that I’ve created a beautiful series of paintings now available in Limited Edition Prints! This month of August is going to be very interesting, because I am participating to another great Challenge hosted on Instagram by my friend from Norway artist Natali K Haugane aka @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA this Challenge is about painting with “Coffee” interesting isn’t it?

This Challenge has weekly themes Natali said that she chose that because there is more time to get used to paint with your coffee or tea if you would like to try that out. And I personally like that because there is also more time during the week for other type of paintings. I will create one coffee painting at week following the  4 weeks themes, you can see them listed on the challenge flyer. I will post my painting during the weekends here on the Blog and on Instagram @carolinarussoart. I find it really cool and I always had fun to paint with “Nature Colors” I did paint  with coffee in the past and I have experimented with fruit and pigmented spices. If you are on Instagram and you like to participate to the challenge post your coffee painting at the end of each week using the hashtag #natscoffeechallenge it would be fun!

If you paint with watercolors #worldwatercolorgroup isn’t much different to paint with coffee, if you never tried and would like to learn how and give it a try, my friend artist Magny Tjelta made a post on her Blog and a lovely video tutorial! I will link it here: Learn Basic Coffee Painting  I suggest you to watch it! 😉

You can paint beautiful things with coffee! I will try to adapt it to my signature style! If you don’t have an Instagram account and you don’t want one, you can still join me here on my Blog, link your weekly post with your coffee painting to me so that I can see it!

Do Your Best! – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Have a fantastic month creating with coffee you would be amazed to see what you can do with it!
Be creative and inspired!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Challenge, Creativity, My Paintings, Painting with Coffee, World Watercolor Group | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Day 16 – Introspection (Off Prompt) #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Introspection  –
Day #16 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 16 – Introspection (Off Prompt) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

I am running one day behind! Today painting, it is another off prompt my title is “Introspection” I painted a realistic eye to symbolize the given title Introspection which means “to look inside,” and describes the act of thinking about your own actions or inner thoughts. When you examine what you do, say, think or feel and how it affects your life and the lives of others, that’s introspection.

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, red 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 .

To see my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Wish you a great week! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Custom Portraits, Drawings, Emotions, Ethereal, Events, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Life, Limited Edition, Love, My Paintings, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Day 14 – Peaceful (Off Prompt) #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Peaceful  –
Day #14 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 14 – Peaceful (Off Prompt) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today I will have two posts this one is yesterday painting, it is another off prompt my title is “Peaceful”. I love nature and animals they can be amazing companions! Yesterday I wasn’t at home but I carried my essential to paint and I managed to paint while in a nice coffee place sipping a delicious coffee! 😉 Later on today I will post my Day 15 which is a work in progress right now!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is 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 .

To see my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Wish you a wonderful month everyone and to my artists friends keep painting! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Custom Portraits, Drawings, Emotions, Ethereal, Events, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Life, Limited Edition, Love, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Day 13 – Unseen (Off Prompt) #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Unseen  –
Day #13 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 13 – Unseen (Off Prompt) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today painting is an off prompt and my title is “Unseen” I hope that you like this piece it was one of those days where I had to deal with not being greatly satisfied with what I was painting! But in the end I am ok with the way it turned out! Maybe it is just me today having an odd day or being too critical to myself. I started this painting having not idea of what to paint, then I wanted to stay on my path for this series of portraits that I am making! Then I just started to put colors quickly on the paper and let the water flow and here it is…that’s art life!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. Gold Jelly Roll pen. 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 .

To see my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Keep being inspired!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Fantasy Art, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Day 12 – Golden Evenings #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Golden Evenings –
Day #12 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 12 – Golden Evenings – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today prompt is  “Golden Evenings” I painted a semi- abstract  portrait in a soft and delicate color palette. The girl is looking dreamy at beauty of the sky and it is surrounded by golden spheres which they represent her dreams. The gold it is always difficult to photograph, so I took two photos, hopefully in the second one you can see the the gold sparkle! I haven’t used gold ink this time because I wanted obtain a almost transparent effect, not so bold for this I used the Japanese watercolors Kuretake Gansai the 36 color set which include some metallic. I am happy with the result I like the lightness of the gold and how the portrait turned out!

Day 12 – Golden Evenings – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle, the gold is Kuretake Gansai watercolors (Japan),   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 .

To see my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Wish you a wonderful month everyone and to my artists friends keep painting! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Custom Portraits, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Day 11 – Summer Views (Naples – Italy) #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Summer Views (Naples – Italy) –
Day #11 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 11 – Summer Views (Naples – Italy) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today prompt is  “Summer Views” I had not much time but I managed to paint a view of my native hometown Napoli (Naples) where I was born in my native country Italy!  I painted this by memory of a view so familiar to me and in my treasured memories. I haven’t visit back in a while but I am sure it all still the same. This is a beautiful view of the Naples Gulf and of the ancient Castle in the sea  named Castel Dell’Ovo, one of the symbols of the City, on the background there is the Volcano  Mount Vesuvius very well know for the history  of Pompeii. in Italian is called Vesuvio luckly is sleeping! 😉 ❤

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is 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 .

To see my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup
#drawabirdday

Wish you a wonderful month everyone and to my artists friends keep painting! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Custom Portraits, Doodlewash, Draw A Bird Day, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Ocean, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Day 10 – Beach Days #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Beach Days  –
Day #10 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 10 – Beach Days – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today  prompt is “Beach Days” I can’t believe I made day 10 these paintings are not sketches they have lots of pen work and details they take a lot of time but this  year I wanted to set my goal pretty high for myself, it is a challenge inside the challenge that I am doing daily. I really want to have a great collection of paintings at the end of the month. For today painting I wanted to create an underwater vision,  I love the world under the ocean. In my past I got scuba diving certified and had beautiful visions and experiences under the sea!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is 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 .

To see my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Have a wonderful week everyone! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, Ocean, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Day 9 – Summer Tunes (The Twilight Sad) #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Summer Tunes (The Twilight Sad)  –
Day #9 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 9 – Summer Tunes (The Twilight Sad) – Original Watercolor Ink Painting ©Carolina Russo

Today painting prompt is “Summer Tunes” this has been a very nice and fun prompt for me to  paint and illustrate in a comic cartoons 50’s looking style. This painting is inspired by the album covers of one of my favorite bands nowadays  Scottish  “The Twilight Sad” I don’t know the name of who created the original covers, I wish I knew to be able to give credit. This is my vision and reinterpretation combining two of their album covers together as watercolor painting with ink outline. If you are a fan of this band then you know exactly about these album covers! 😉 This painting it is also created as part of my Collection “Art For Music” it is also my second painting dedicated to this band. I love their music and it is for sure my go to Summer Tunes and all year round with few other amazing bands I love.

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is 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 .

For your knowledge and curiosity here I will post the images of the two original covers:

 

To see my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup #ArtForMusic

Wish you a wonderful month everyone and to my artists friends keep painting! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Art For Music, Challenge, Creativity, Custom Portraits, Doodlewash, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, Music, My Paintings, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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