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Happy Mother’s Day!

 

happy mothers day .

 

Ectoplasma – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

 

❤ I love to dedicated my watercolor painting “Ectoplasma” to all the Moms in this “Mother’s Day”

And especially I wish Happy Mother’s Day from far away to my wonderful Mamma in Italy,  I love you Mamma! ❤

Happy Mother’s Day!

💝🎉 Love to all the Moms around the World celebrating this day,
to be a mom is amazing and one of the most difficult job
but nothing can be compared to the deeply LOVE of a mom! 💗🌷

Wish you all a wonderful day!

 

 

Thank You!

Copyright ©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Flash Sale on my Etsy Shop 3 Days only!

Wonder In The Abyss-  Mermaid – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

FLASH SALE!

♥️ I am having a 3 Days Flash Sale on my ETSY Shop

To Celebrate Mother’s Day  Starting May 10 until May 13, I am having a 3 Days “Special SALE” on my Etsy Shop 10% Off on anything available in the store!!!  Don’t miss it!

My  ETSY Shop!

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my recent paintings are up for grab during the next 3 days including a 10% Off discount would be applied at checkout.  Right now is  great time to shop if you like some of my pieces don’t miss this Sale, visit my Shop to find your favorite!

❤ Hint: Mother’s Day is coming soon ❤ how about a love gift to your Mom, or to just treat yourself? Also remember that since there is very little time  “Gift Cards” are an option always available for purchase in my Shop  😉 ❤

 

There is some new and old work that I have created during the past months.  There are 43 paintings listed as “Limited Edition Signed Prints” of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are beautiful, you find also “Hand Embellished” ones and most of the prints  are available in two sizes at different price. There is  available also a “Set of Three Mini Prints of your Choice” for a special price, there are lots of options to choose from, Don’t miss the Sale!

Thank you so much for following my Art, your support is great and means a lot to me! ❤

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Characters Illustration – A Collaboration with Author MJ Mallon – 1st Stop Blog Tour! #ABRSC

Watercolor Illustrations ©CarolinaRusso

Hello everyone I hope that you all are enjoying Spring!
Today I have a nice announcement to do…

time has arrived and today I am very happy to post again about one of my latest collaboration and special commission done during the past months. This has been a great and interesting project that I have been working on!
During last Summer I was contacted by British Author  MJ Mallon for the creation of some character illustrations for her new book.   We have had a wonderful collaboration developed in the coming soon publication of the book in paperback edition, including my character illustrations.  MJ Mallon is a novel’s writer and a dear  friend in our Blog-World Community. To get to know more about her,  please  visit her Blog at MJ Mallon Author!

Today is also the start of MJ  blog tour for the release of her  paperback – The Curse of Time Book One Bloodstone. There will be a celebration on her blog, everyone is invited!
This post is the  first stop  on the #ABRSC tour, other blogs will follow in the next coming days.

The beautiful book  is a fantasy novel for young adults, inspired by supernatural, magic and paranormal. Many themes are touched into the intriguing and captivating story of Amelina Scott, a fifteen years old girl that lives in Cambridge,  England. With some magic help, Amelina discovers the truth of a shocking curse that destroyed her family happiness. If you like magic and supernatural you would love this novel. This is the first book and according to author MJ Mallon it would be a sequel and so a series.

The title is “The Curse Of Time” #1 Bloodstone  first published as Kindle Edition “Not Illustrated” launched August 2017.

Today I am very  happy to announce that the book would be released soon  in paperback edition during April 2018. I have created the Illustrations of two characters “Esme and the Creature Eruterac” I loved to create these watercolor paintings as portraits of the intriguing characters, MJ described them to me so well that I was able to bring them alive on paper.  I am so honored and very happy that my illustrations are included in black and white into the paperback edition, it is a great accomplishment and means a lot to me. This year you will see other great collaborations and very interesting projects that I am working on. Keep following!

Character’s Portraits – Esme and the Creature – Original Watercolor Paintings ©CarolinaRusso

I have previously wrote another post where I explain most of the behind the scene about the start of this project and details about my creation of the character’s portrait, if you’re a new follower or if you have missed it, you can read my post dedicated to the character Esme:  New Release: Esme – Bringing alive a character with a painting! Collaboration with Author MJ Mallon

you can also read MJ Mallon post about our collaboration and my illustration for the character the Creature :

A Wonderful Collaboration With Talented Artist Carolina Russo

Character’s Portraits – Esme – Original Watercolor Paintings ©CarolinaRusso

Isn’t it beautiful to see the portraits published? I love them! MJ was so kind to send me a preview copy of the paperback and everything looks great!

Character’s Portraits – The Creature – Original Watercolor Paintings ©CarolinaRusso

I have created the watercolor painting for two characters “Esme” the girl trapped in the mirror and ” The Creature” a scary entity and creepy guardian.
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I want to give a special thanks to MJ Mallon for loving my art and for thinking of me for this project and great collaboration, hopefully we can collaborate again in the future. Thank you so much Marjorie!

Character’s Portraits – Esme and the Creature – Original Watercolor Paintings ©CarolinaRusso

*** Paperback Release date is April 2nd and can be purchased on Amazon 

Paintings Release: The images of my paintings are included inside the paperback book in black and white. If you are interested you can purchase the color version available in two sizes as “Limited Edition Fine Art Print” only #20 Prints for each character are available for fans and collectors. Fine art prints include a certificate of authenticity, are numbered and hand signed by me!
If you like one for yourself or for a wonderful gift, prints are beautiful almost like the original paintings! You can fully support my Art with your purchases for the character  “Esme” visit my Etsy Shop

***If you’re interested in a Fine Art Print of “The Creature” please order here on the Blog at  Shop My Art Prints

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Artist details about the Original Paintings:
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 Fine 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 post and suggest you to read the book!
Wish you all a great week!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copiright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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A Wonderful Collaboration With Talented Artist Carolina Russo

I finally can reveal my latest and great collaboration with Author Marjorie Mallon! I have created the illustrations for her wonderful new book, coming soon in paperback…read the post to know more and stay tuned! <

M J Mallon Author

The Creature ©Carolina Russo_Online Use

Today, I am delighted to share with you my latest collaboration with artist Carolina Russo, who has created a brilliant new portrait of the Creature, Eruterac, in my paperback novel, The Curse of Time – Book 1 – Bloodstone to be released April 2018.

Below is the full colour portrait of Esme:

Esme And The Mirror ©Carolina Russo - Online UseBoth the Creature and Esme the mirror girl will feature in black and white in my paperback release scheduled for April 2018. At present, the kindle version is NOT ILLUSTRATED.

I am sure you will agree that they are wonderful portraits. Carolina has taken my written words and captured the essence of both characters brilliantly. What an extraordinarily talented lady!  I am so thrilled. They will enhance my paperback beautifully. It is fitting that these beautiful illustrations should be included in the soon to be released paperback considering that one of the themes of the novel is art coming alive!

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Featured – Art and Music Collaboration

Art And Music together can create magic!

Day #9: Ghoul – Screech

Today I am very happy to share that I was “Featured” on the new website and Blog of indie band Rigna.Folk from Germany!

You can read their Feature Blog Post here: Collaborations with two artists from the US and Macedonia

Last November I have collaborated with the Rigna Folk creating a video displaying a selection of my recent paintings having as soundtrack one of their beautiful songs.
If you follow me maybe you remember my Blog post, if you are new you can read it here:

Art Inspiring Magic – Stillness – (Video)

RiGNA.FOLK is a great Indie band from Germany, I love their music and they love my art!
I think is beautiful that we crossed paths!

I dedicated my art to music many times already and I find it to be very inspiring.

 

 

 

 

 

You can find RiGNA.FOLK on:

You Tube

Spotify

Bandcamp

www.rignafolk.de


#artformusic #carolinarussoart

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Making Art From Nature Finds

Ink Drawing on Eucalyptus Bark – ©Carolina Russo

Today I am happy to share one of my latest work. I have been busy with some interesting commissions that I will reveal very soon in my next coming posts.

In the mean time, today I like to share what I have created out of a beautiful nature find, a unique piece of “Eucalyptus Tree Bark” I have found this piece near the tree where it belonged, it did speak to me and I took it.  I love the shape is not a flat piece it is curved and is about 13 inches long and 4.5 inches wide in the widest part. This piece is in perfect conditions the grain has a lovely natural white patina.  I did nothing to it than just passing a soft cloth to brush off eventual dust. Sorry I haven’t taken a photo of the natural bark before drawing, I guess I was too excited and inspired to start working on it.
What turned out is a mysterious face and ethereal portrait, created with only a black and a white Ink pens. I loved and enjoyed drawing this piece very much.  Following the natural grain of the wood  and letting the curves lead my drawing allowing this face to come alive and out to us. It is a one of a kind piece, I don’t have a title yet but you all can help me to find one, you can tell me  in the comments what do you see in her expression? What she is telling you? Your help is very much appreciated and together we can find a title for her.

Ink Drawing on Eucalyptus Bark – ©Carolina Russo

Nature is a great source of inspiration in many ways and especially in Art because it stimulates your creativity helping you to relax and feel grounded. When you are able to feel connected with the earth,  you are and feel centered and balanced letting go negativity no matter what’s going on around you. I love nature in all the aspects and benefits it give us. I based my life on nature and natural remedies to take care myself health wise and successfully. I enjoy always time spent outdoor it is so precious walking in the wood or enjoying a walk on the shore near the ocean, I like hiking and exploring places in appreciation of what often we take for granted.

Ink Drawing on Eucalyptus Bark – ©Carolina Russo

Nature is precious and inspire me in many ways and in all the mediums I work with. I am always on the look out to find interesting things that I can create with. I also have based my whole Jewelry Collection on nature. I am so happy when I can find interesting and inspiring pieces as gift of nature to collect and create with.
I love leaves, tree bark, gemstones, fossils, sea shells, driftwood, flowers, branches and more. I love to salvage these precious finds and give them a new life and purpose through my art.

Ink Drawing on Eucalyptus Bark – ©Carolina Russo

 

Details about my drawing:
Ink drawing supplies used: ink pens Micron Black ink #03 and #05,  UniBall Signo Angelic Colour White pen, Eucalyptus Tree Bark approx. size 13 × 4.5 inches.

❤ Visit my Etsy Shop for more ideas! Just updated there are lots of new work listed as Limited Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings.

 

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

Wish you a wonderful day!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Etsy Shop Flash Sale 5 Days only! 20% Off

Etsy Shop Flash Sale!

 

♥️ I am having a 5 Days Flash Sale on my ETSY Shop! 

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my paintings and recent work is up for grab during the next 5 days 20% Off when you spend $18, starting January 10 until January 15.  Right now is  good time to shop if you like some of my pieces don’t miss this sale!

Hint: Valentine’s Day is coming pretty soon ❤ how about a love gift to your loved one, or to yourself…why not? 😉 ❤

There are lots of new work that I have created during the past months.  There are about 50 paintings listed as Limited Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are beautiful and available in two sizes at different prices, there is also available a “Set of Three Prints of your Choice” for a special price.

Thank you so much for following my Art your support is great and means a lot to me! ❤

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Wintmas 2017 – Christmas Love Angels ©CarolinaRusso

 

LOVE – Love is the light at the center of everything.  ©CR

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year

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

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Holidays ART – Last paintings for the 15 Days Of Wintmas!

Day #12 – The Shiniest Star – Robin

These are my last three paintings for my Holidays Art Collection and Wintmas Challenges! Today I am posting Days #12, 13 and 14

I am so happy about this collection of mini Christmas themed watercolor paintings and how they turned out I had great 15 days of creativity. I am thankful for  the response I got from the people that follow my journey and love my art. I had beautiful comments and encouragement. Thank you all for following this month challenges. After Christmas I will start some new and very interesting projects I will talk about it later on.

The 15 Days Of Wintmas: “For the followers that comes across this post just now, I mentioned in my previous posts, that I have participated at two challenges, following the prompts and combining them together. These challenges were hosted on Instagram one is “Wintmas” 15 days of painting lovely Christmas prompts,  #karlaswintmaschallenge hosted by artist Karla Pereira from Spain. The second challenge is hosted by a Collective of Artists  “Bad Apple Collective”  the challenge is “Bad Apples 12 Days” #badapples12days and of course I also did join my friend Charlie O’Shields of doodlewash  for the #worldwatercolorgroup”

Limited Edition Art Prints are available upon direct request to me:
❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Limited Edition Print of any of these Christmas paintings,  you can order yours right here on the Blog just Contact me, letting me know which one you want and you can pay directly here on my PayPal button on my side bar, very easy!

Details: Each Prints would be Hand Embellished with Gold and Silver ink! Size available is 5 x 7 inches (approx. 12.70 x 17.78 cm) Special Price is $16 shipping included!  ❤

Day #13 – Deer

All these are small watercolor paintings, they all have beautiful touches of silver or gold ink to it! You cannot really see it in photos because it is very difficult to photograph the sparkly glitter of the ink but the effect is beautiful! On my Instagram posts sometimes I add little videos and there you can see the gold and silver.

Day #14 Crown – Snow Queen

For day #15 instead of creating a painting I have posted a photo of my paintings collection as the prompt was “The Magic Of Wintmas”

Day #15 The Magic Of Wintmas

These mini paintings are all beautiful and a collectible series that will bring the magic of Christmas in any home ❤

Details about my paintings:
My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Pentel Pocket Brush black ink.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1, Sakura Gold and Silver Gelly Roll Pens or Gold Touch Calligrapher pen.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  I use  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, approx. size 4.5 ×5.75 inches.

Now you can see all the paintings of this Collection anytime,  visit my Wintmas 2017  GALLERY

For more updates of what I am up doing daily, follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

Have a wonderful week!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Holidays ART – More of The 15 Days Of Wintmas!

Day 7 – Angels and Polar Bear

Hello everyone,

few more more days of paintings for the  Holidays Art Collection and Wintmas Challenges!

Today is December 16, the two challenges are ended and I have painted daily! I just haven’t had the time to post here daily, but I did on my Instagram.
For the followers that comes across this post just now, I mentioned in my previous posts, that I have participated at two challenges, following the prompts and combining them together. These challenges were hosted on Instagram one is “Wintmas” 15 days of painting lovely Christmas prompts,  #karlaswintmaschallenge hosted by artist Karla Pereira from Spain. The second challenge is hosted by a Collective of Artists  “Bad Apple Collective”  the challenge is “Bad Apples 12 Days” #badapples12days and of course I also did join my friend Charlie O’Shields of doodlewash  for the #worldwatercolorgroup.

Today I am posting four more paintings, Days #7, 8, 10 and 11 (yes I missed day #9) I have four more paintings to post later on.

Limited Edition Art Prints are available upon direct request to me:
❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Limited Edition Print of any of these Christmas paintings,  you can order yours right here on the Blog just Contact me, letting me know which one you want and you can pay directly here on my PayPal button on my side bar, very easy!

Details: Each Prints would be Hand Embellished with Gold and Silver ink! Size available is 5 x 7 inches (approx. 12.70 x 17.78 cm) Special Price is $16 shipping included!  ❤

Day 8 – Bright Snow – Bauble

I have skipped Day #9 cause I had a busy day and no time to paint.

Day 10 – Stay Warm – Drummer

All these are small watercolor paintings, they all have beautiful touches of silver or gold ink to it! You cannot really see it in photos because it is very difficult to photograph the sparkly glitter of the ink but the effect is beautiful! On my Instagram posts sometimes I add little videos and there you can see the gold and silver.

Day 11 – Chaildhood Toys – Sleigh

This one is a “Re- post” I have created this cute teddy bear last year for the Winter Wonderland challenge with the #worldwatercolorgroup it was perfect for this year prompts.

Details about my paintings:
My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Pentel Pocket Brush black ink.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1, Sakura Gold and Silver Gelly Roll Pens or Gold Touch Calligrapher pen.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  I use  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, approx. size 4.5 ×5.75 inches.

Now you can see all the paintings of this Collection anytime,  visit my Wintmas 2017  GALLERY

For more updates of what I am up doing daily, follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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