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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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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

 

 

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New Release – Miss Wednesday Addams

Wednesday Addams – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

New Release!

This is my latest watercolor painting just finished yesterday and launched on Instagram @carolinarussoart, it is my artistic version of character Miss  “Wednesday Addams” created in my signature style of watercolor and inks!
My painting is inspired by Wednesday Friday Addams a fictional character created by American cartoonist Charles Addams in his comic strip The Addams Family, first appeared  in 1938 on The New Yorker cartoon. The character has also appeared in television and film, in both the live action and animated formats.

Artists around the world like to portray this intriguing character creating beautiful Fan-Art artworks in their own style! So here is mine!

Wednesday Addams – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

I enjoyed to paint her in a delicate color palette portrait!
My Miss Wednesday Addams is now available in a Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of 20 numbered and hand signed prints! I will print her in two sizes 8×10 and 5×7 inches price is different for each size select the option that you prefer! And don’t forget to add the discount code I am offering!

❤ She has been just listed on my ETSY Shop Carolina Russo Art! And is ready to be adopted! ❤

I am having a great SALE on ETSY plus I am offering an Extra 10% Off on any order! My Coupon Code is  LABDAY2017  to apply at check out!  The coupon is valid from the day 8/31/17 until day 9/4/17 I have just Reduced Prices pretty much on everything left in the Shop, plus you can add this extra 10% discount, remember the coupon is valid only for 4 days!!!! If you use the link above the coupon is already applied!  😉

Wednesday Addams – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red ink pens. Silver 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 – I painted the Original on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

Wish you all a wonderful day!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 31 – Things With Wings #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Things With Wings –
Day #31 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 31 – Things With Wings – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today is Day 31 official  prompt is “Things With Wings” thinking at wings comes to mind butterfly wings! I painted an ethereal and mythical fairy! This is also last painting for the World Watercolor Month 2017! I am happy with the turned out of my series. I love each painting I made during this month.  And it is not over I already have another series to do, #4 paintings to create for the month of August! I will be participating to another interesting and inspiring challenge hosted by a friend artist on Instagram and I will paint with “Coffee” I will post all my painting here on my Blog too so keep following!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red 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 #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 rest of the week! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 30 – Out Of The Storm #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Out Of The Storm –
Day #30 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 30 -Out Of The Storm – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Late post for Day 30 official  prompt is “Stormy Days” my painting title is “Out Of The Storm” I loved to paint this portrait and let the colors of a stormy sky flowing in the water.

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red 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 #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

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Day 29 – Rainbow Goddess #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Rainbow Goddess –
Day #29 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 29 – Rainbow Goddess – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

I can’t believe this month is almost over! Today is Day 29 official  prompt is “Rainbow” my painting portraits a Rainbow Goddess, her multicolored hair are touched by little drops of gold she emits glowing light and serenity!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red 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 #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 rest of the weekend! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Custom Portraits, Drawings, Emotions, Ethereal, Events, Fantasy Art, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Day 25 – Cherry, Lemon And Turquoise #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Cherry, Lemon And Turquoise –
Day # 25 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 25 – Cherry, Lemon And Turquoise – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Today post is for Day 25!  Official  prompt is “Cherry, Lemon And Turquoise”. Last couple of days I have been quite busy preparing some prints to ship out that I missed to post! But I’ve managed to paint this one, also I got a strong a muscular spasm in my neck pretty painful. I think as consequence of the intense and long hours of daily painting that I am doing but I love every minute of my creative time and I love all the paintings I made this month it is a very special collection.

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red 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 day or night! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Custom Portraits, Drawings, Emotions, Ethereal, Events, Fantasy Art, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Day 24 – Exploring Nature #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Exploring Nature –
Day #24 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 24 – Exploring Nature – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today official  prompt is “Exploring Nature”  I decided to paint a fun painting and get inspired by the famous collectible “Blithe Dolls” known also for the big eyes inspiring many artists around the world. i love to paint them they are very cute!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red 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 everyone a! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Custom Portraits, Drawings, Emotions, Ethereal, Events, Fantasy Art, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, Popsurrealism, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Day 23 – Amy Winehouse Tribute (Off Prompt) #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Amy Winehouse –
Day #23 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 23 – Amy Winehouse (Off Prompt)- Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today painting is an off prompt it is the portrait of late singer “Amy Winehouse” this morning I was inspired to create this portrait by a friend that posted one of her photo on Instagram. I decided to paint Amy Whinehouse as part of my “Art For Music” Collection. While painting surprisingly I realized that today July 23 she passed away six years ago. It’s strange that I felt the urge and inspiration to paint her just today! When I started to paint I didn’t know today was recurring the anniversary! So my portrait it is a Tribute to her talent and music.

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red 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 and the Limited Edition Fine Art Prints  linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Wish you a great week! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 21 – Wind In The Trees #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Wind In The Trees –
Day #21 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 21 – Wind In The Trees – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today post is for yesterday, it is not easy to catch up one day lost of painting last week, but I stay on my path!  Day 21  official  prompt is “Wind In The Trees” there is a touch of gold ink in her hair and on the, it is  hard to see it in the photo but it looks beautiful<3

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red ink pens. Gold Gelly Roll Sakura 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

Wish you a great weekend enjoy painting! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Custom Portraits, Drawings, Emotions, Ethereal, Events, Fantasy Art, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Day 20 – Daydreaming #WorldWatercolorMonth


– California Dreaming –
Day #20 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 20 – California Dreaming – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today post is for yesterday painting Day 20 official  prompt is “California Dreaming” I live in California from last 15 years! Today I made a painting illustrating one of the most famous places in Los Angeles and an all time tourist attraction “Hollywood”!  I couldn’t miss to portray one beautiful movie star, iconic Marilyn Monroe! Her beauty has no time but I painted her in my style, watercolor and ink with a touch of Pop Art. I gave her, blue hair! I can see a nowadays Marilyn being able to casually sporting baby blue or pink color hair and be lovely! I also painted her between the bright yellow “California Poppy flowers” they are like sunshine here you can see them all over!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red ink pens. Gold Gelly Roll Sakura 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

Wish you a great weekend! ❤

hand-signature-logo-copyright

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Custom Portraits, Drawings, Emotions, Events, Fantasy Art, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Group, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

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