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Together from home…Meet And Greet!

California Sunset Photo ©Carolina Russo

Meet And Greet!

Hello everyone,
hope to find you well during this very weird time. How is your Summer going? How are you coping? Are you still here on the Blogosphere?
After a long time, today I have decided to host a Meet and Greet event, why not? I love to hear from my old blogger friends and welcome new ones to introduce their blogs. I hope that you like the idea to reconnect or get to know new bloggers, especially if you’re new to the community don’t be shy! Please join in, leave a comment and your Blog link! If you already follow me then you know that I am an artist and lately I am busy participating to the World Watercolor Month Challenge 31 days 31 painting! This month I have posted almost every day you can see my paintings for the challenge here in my WWM Gallery

At times, I miss the weekly Meet and Greet sessions that I used to host a few years back regularly on Friday, at that time we enjoyed the event ongoing for more than two years straight! Great connections were made. My long time followers and friends sure remember about that nice and successful event!

  • How to make today a successful  “Meet and Greet” I need everyone help here there are few rules: 
    Whenever you see this post I invite you to leave a comment and your Blog link. “Not just a like”,
    be interactive, otherwise there is not purpose on doing this!
    I am giving the opportunity to help bloggers to connect and have some new followers!
    Please tell us what are you up to, or leave the link of one of your latest blog posts! And if you’re new here, please briefly introduce yourself and your Blog, leave the link, so that we can visit you! Please Read through the comments, engage and visit blogs and meet other awesome bloggers, leave comments and a follows, share on social media it will help!
    I am sure everyone will appreciate it! This is a great way to help each other to grow our blogs, meet new friends and share what you love!
    Follow me I will follow back!

❤ About me lately I have been busy creating my Art and I am focused on developing new ideas! Working on my watercolor paintings and  Illustrations and I am experimenting work in Ecoprinting. My door is open, I love to collaborate with writers for illustrations and working on commissions!

I have updated my Etsy Shop  with more recent and older work you can find my Limited Edition Hand Enhanced Prints and some of my Jewelry designs check it out! ❤

I am very happy that today you found your way here if you are an old friend I am so grateful for you! And welcome if it’s your first time visiting my Blog thank you so much for stopping by I hope you enjoy my art feel free to browse around and come back to visit!

Summer

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

Stay safe during these shifting times, stay balanced, grounded and always seek the real truth! ❤
Take care!
Please Share, Reblog, Twitt, Pin, anything is great!

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© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 9


– Peonias  –
Day #9 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 9 – Peonias – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

#WorldWatercolorMonth2020 Day 9

Today I like to talk a little bit about the creative process of this painting and how evolved. The painting started just as pure energy, I had no plan of what to paint so I was free. I started with a wash of colors on wet paper, I just let the colors bleed with the water, you can see my work in progress in the photo below. Until then I didn’t know yet what would be the end result, I took time observing the colors and the soft shapes then I started working with my ink pen creating  fine lines, free hand no pencil sketch and a beautiful Peonias flower appeared.

Day 9 – Peonias – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso


Details about my watercolor paintings:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches . Outline with Micron pen Red ink #01.

❤ If you like you can  Shop the World Watercolor Month Collection on my ETSY Shop!

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2020 would be available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand signed Prints and maybe some Originals too.

 

Join us and use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected and keep painting!

Wish you a wonderful day!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 7


– Free  –
Day #7 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 7 – Prompt Free -Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

#WorldWatercolorMonth2020 Day 7

World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 7
Prompt: Free

Today painting started yesterday on Day 6, it was a work in progress! This painting is something a little bit different than my usual, I love to paint little seascapes or landscapes  in loose watercolor technique or style, I think I need to paint subject like this more often.
This watercolor is painted on the precious and beautiful “Arches” paper. The view is pure imagination I painted without any photo reference, it’s just as how I envisioned it in my mind. I am sure exist somewhere on Earth or else.  I just don’t know where is. I wanted to give almost an antique feel to this small painting, I have hand-cut and burned the edges of the paper on a candle flame which add a nice detail. The prompt “Free” makes me think at us surviving and overcoming the reality of our time feeling free, also makes me imagine at open spaces, the ocean and pure nature.
I love how it turned out 💗 I hope you do too!

What do you think? And what is the first thing that comes in your mind when you look at this painting?
I really would like to know! Please leave comments ❤

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Arches Watercolor Paper 140lb, 100% Cotton, cold pressed, Grain Fin. 

❤ If you like you can  Shop the World Watercolor Month Collection on my ETSY Shop!

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2020 would be available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art hand enhanced and signed Prints and maybe some Originals too.

 

Join us and use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

 

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 5


– Reflection  –
Day #5 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 5 – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

#WorldWatercolorMonth2020 Day 5

Today I made my painting in late evening!
I wanted to create a simple watercolor with ink line work. A touch of loose watercolor for a Zen- minimalistic flower. Hope it will bring you positive energy.

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches . Outline with Micron pen Black ink #01.

❤If you would like to have it, you can order a Hand Enhanced Prints right here on the Blog Shop

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2020 would be available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand signed Prints and maybe some Originals too.

Join us and use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected and keep painting!

Wish you a wonderful day!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 4


– Red, White and Blue  –
Day #4 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 4 – Red, White and Blue – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth2020 Day 4 Red, White and Blue

Today painting is not new! I like this one I painted during the World Watercolor Month 2017 and since then I have tradition to share this one every year at 4th July! I wish a safe 4th of July to all my USA friends and to everyone that observe this day. This year sure is a different one. Stay safe, stay grounded!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches . Outline with Micron pen Black ink #01.

❤if you like you can  Shop the World Watercolor Month Collection on my ETSY Shop!

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2020 would be available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand signed Prints and maybe some Originals too.

Join us and use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected and keep painting!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 3


– Playful Squirrel  –
Day #3 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 3 Playful Squirrel – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth2020 Day 3 Prompt Playful

Today painting is inspired by an adorable and playful squirrel 🐿 that visit me every day from months. He is so cute! I leave a small plate with nuts under a tree in the backyard and he comes every day, most of the times alone, but sometimes he comes with a friend, I just love to see him, he enlightens my mornings. I hope this will bring you a smile ❤

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤If you would like to have it, you can order Hand Enhanced Prints of the Playful Squirrel Painting in my > ETSY Shop

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2020 would be available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand signed Prints and maybe some Originals too.

Join us and use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected and keep painting!
Much love to the artists participating  around the world
and a special thanks goes to Charlie!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 Begins – Day 1


– Poppies  –
Day #1 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 1 Poppies – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

The World Watercolor Month 2020 Begins today! 

Hello friends here we are again, today is the first day of this inspiring and challenging month of July 2020  I can’t believe this is the 5th year of this great watercolor challenge, I remember when I joined the first edition.
Day #1 of 31 days a worldwide event that consist in daily watercolor painting, to know more please read my previous post.

This year I am not always following the official prompt list and I hope to be able to post my work daily.  I will do my best to post whenever possible.

Today I wanted to paint some happy flowers and I got some Poppies, executed in loose watercolor style without ink outline.

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 I used French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ If you would like to have it you can order Prints of this Poppies Painting in my ETSY Shop

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2020 would be available as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand signed Prints and maybe some Originals too.

 

Join us and use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected and keep painting!
Much love to the artists participating  around the world
and a special thanks goes to Charlie!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Coming Soon The World Watercolor Month 2020

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.

World Watercolor Month 2020 Prompt List

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!

Until my next post stay safe and Take Care!

Thank You!

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End of Year Art SALE!

 

END of YEAR SALE!

Hello dear friends, I am having a Sale visit my
ETSY 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!

 

Thank you so much for following my Art your support means the world to me! ❤
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Wish you all a Happy New Year!

Thank You!

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Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas Eve! – Elf ©Carolina Russo

 

Wish you all, A Wonderful and Merry Christmas may this day bring you happiness and joy! Happy Holidays!

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Thank you so much for following my artistic journey and for supporting my Art!
Your support is precious!

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