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Art For Music – Preview! Album Cover a Collaboration with Nu-San

 

Nu Nostalgia by Nu_San (Vinyl Album Cover) Original Painting ©CarolinaRusso

ART FOR MUSIC!

A New Collaboration and Coming Soon Release!

Today post is just a preview for this interesting project and a new collaboration. This project  at the moment still a work in progress but I love to share what we are working on.  This post feature the release of my  new watercolor painting!

This is a bigger painting than my usual size,  is a custom artwork  requested in a specific size which is 12 x 24 inches. This is the result of another great collaboration and very unique custom commission. I am happy that I can finally talk a little and reveal few details about this new beautiful project. During the month of November 2017, I was contacted by Electronic Music Composer  Sandy Bain aka “Nu-San” from Scotland, UK. Nu-San loves my art and already own some of my work. This time he was working on his new music album and had an idea. He asked me to create an “Original Painting” inspired by a “Gothic haunting style” in my own style that he wants to  use as the album cover for his coming soon new album with the title “Nu Nostalgia”.  Nu-San still working on some of the final tracks and I cannot give all the details at this moment because still a work in progress until the album would be released. As you can see the image of my painting isn’t too big and I have posted only one little close up photo, also they have a huge watermark on it for ©Copyright reasons since the album isn’t released.  For now I can only share this  preview post of my painting, I will share more in another post in the near future.

What a wonderful project!

I am so honored and grateful, thankful beyond words that Nu-San did think about my art to illustrate his music. I love music and love to support music artists with my art. I always wanted to create an artwork that would be illustrating a music album as a “Cover of an Album”, I am so happy that this wish came true. Nu-San discography include other albums but this one is the first that would be made in “Vinyl” and it is a dream coming true for Nu-San. I am so happy that we can share this achievement, I find it to be very special. Thank you Sandy for this great and exciting collaboration!

The watercolor painting that I have created, is going to be the “Cover” of Nu-San new music album and would and be released in “Vinyl and CDs” during the next few months or earlier. I don’t know the exact release date but I will write another blog post when it happens with more photos of the finished product and more info.

This project and watercolor painting would be also part of my Collection Series, check my Gallery  “ART FOR MUSIC” a series of artworks inspired by music artists reflecting my passion for music. In this series, I have created artworks using several media, traditional watercolor paintings, ink drawings, digital art, photo manipulation and any other media that will inspire my creations. At the same time this art series is also a feature here on my Blog for the music artists that I collaborate with.

Nu-San

Nu-San is a solo project and electronic music producer and composer from Scotland, UK. He has composed original chill out and dance tracks and creates  unique haunting sounds and techno music, that’s the way I can best describe the sound of his music.  I can’t wait to listen what he has created for the new coming album!

This is one of the photos of  “Nu-San” that inspired my Portrait for the album cover, you can see his face in my painting!

My painting is a watercolor and ink portrait in my signature style with a hint of Gothic and a light feeling of darkness. Nu-San asked me to include ravens birds, a graveyard scene, a castle and gave me the freedom to create. I enjoyed painting this atmospheric portrait while listening to Nu-San music to be able to deliver more in-depth the spirit of  Nu-San in my creation, we are very happy about how the painting turned out and now we can’t wait to see it as finished product.

If you would like to discover Nu-San music you can visit his links:

Nu-San on Soundcloud

Nu-San Facebook Page

Nu-San Original Painting ©CarolinaRusso


❤ Pre-Order the Special Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my painting:

This painting would be available  in a very Limited Special Edition of only #25  Fine Art Prints hand signed. Each print is numbered and hand signed by me, print size is small as 5×11 inches and fit in a A4 size. (Bigger size is available upon request, price will change) Quality Fine Art Prints on acid free heavy weight 210gm matte paper, semi-smooth surface, high quality inks. Printed in my studio by me. All Prints are released as Limited Edition, numbered, hand signed. A Certificate of Authenticity is included. If you are a Nu-San fan or you like to pre-order one of these beautiful fan art prints of my painting for the special price of $25 + Shipping, just fill in the form Shop Art Prints   here directly on my Blog! If you have any question please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Artist’s Details about my watercolor ink painting:
 I painted  on watercolor Fabriano paper, the original painting is size 12 x 24 inches.  I used French watercolors by Sennelier. For the outline I used Black ink pens COPIC Multiliner  #03 – #05 and a Fountain Pen Pilot Prera fine nib.

You can see more of my Paintings and artworks visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries in the drop down menu under “Watercolors”.

Please follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

#ArtForMusic #carolinarussoart

Until the next post have great days!

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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!

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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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My 5.7.5 Haiku “New Year” is now Published on Spillwords Press

 

Original Watercolor Painting by ©CarolinaRusso

 

Today is another great day!

spillwords.com

“home for all that live and breathe words, spilled or inspired,
through literature of every genre, from writers and poets of every walk of life”

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Today I am very happy  to announce that my 5.7.5 Haiku New Year illustrated with one of my watercolor paintings is now Published on Spillwords Press and is part of the new project “Reading Sunday” I am so honored and happy to see two of my creations published at the same time.

I am honored to be listed as one of their contributor writers, you can read more of my published poetry on Spillwords/Author/Carolina Russo

I haven’t written new poetry in a while, this is the first Haiku published this year, I wrote it time ago.
I only write when I feel the words whispered to my soul, it’s just the beginning of this year, more will come.

A special thank you to the Editor for publish and share my writings.

Please give a visit to  Spillwords and check it out is a very interesting literary press!

 

I wish you all a lovely Sunday!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

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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!

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Etsy Shop Sale 20% Off Coupon for you – Ends November 27!

Thanks 2017 – Photo ©Carolina Russ

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! ❤

This ETSY Shop update include a 20% Off Coupon Code ♥️

Holidays are almost here!!!
I am having a 6 Days Early Black Friday, Cyber Monday Sale on my ETSY Shop! Last Day of Sale is November 27 don’t miss it!

If you like purchase my Limited Edition Fine Art Prints during the next 6 days add the Coupon at checkout the Code is: THANKS2017  (code already applied if you use the shop link above)
20% Off Coupon is valid only from November 22 to November 27, is  good time now to shop for early Christmas gifts! Always think at shipping time don’t shop too late!

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, some mini prints of my “Mermaid” are Free Shipping! I have added almost all of my October paintings created daily for Inktober and Mabsdrawlloweenclub challenges. In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, just contact me!

Thank you so much for following my Art, your support is precious! ❤

Wish you all the friends in USA and not a wonderful and
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
No matter where you are is always great to give thanks!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Art Inspiring Magic – Stillness – (Video)

Day #9: Ghoul – Screech

Today I am very happy to share this video – Slide Show that I have created! I love how it turned out and I hope that you all like it!
Click on the link below!

https://spark.adobe.com/video/HqA3gqE46aIia/embed

A special Thank you, goes to the Band RiGNA FOLK  for the great idea and suggestion to me, to create this video as combination of their music with my art. And I am honored that they let me use their beautiful music as soundtrack to my paintings! Thank you so much  Viktor Nordir.
Who follows me for longer time knows that I love music, but also that I have a very specific and not so commercial taste and I love to introduce you with the bands I like or discover! I also have posted here on the Blog experiences attending live concerts, Interviews with independent artists and videos! I like to use my Art collaborating with music artists. I have created paintings and portraits dedicated to music artists as Fan Art! My collection is named “Art For Music”  as an independent artist myself, I love when we can support each other or I can support someone else dream.

This video happened magically while replying each other comments on Instagram!
Viktor, frontmen of the band had this idea, while commenting on my recent paintings and I found it to be a awesome idea that I had to bring it alive!
I think the song I chose is “Zone II” from their album “Astropolis” and it match greatly with my Art.

RiGNA FOLK is a band from Germany, we follow each other from a while now, I love their music and they love my art! I think is beautiful to cross paths!

RiGNA FOLK

They are a great indie band! I love their alternative, post rock music “Rigna Folk is a band that creates a parallel world. A rainy, dreamy world that, supported by music, is constantly changing and expanding: sound-painting like Sigur Rós, pictorially like Pink Floyd, as experimental as Radiohead”.  They produced several Albums and their discography is growing more with a coming very soon new album!

Recently they performed a great cover  “David Bowie, Space Oddity song” you can find it on their YouTube channel!

If you like this music genre, I really suggest you to check their music out!

You can find RiGNA FOLK on:

You Tube

Spotify

Bandcamp

www.rignafolk.de


#artformusic

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Special Release! My Ethereal Mermaid in Mini Art Prints!

Ethereal Mermaid – Mini Art Prints ©Carolina Russo


Hello everyone is time for my ETSY Shop Update!

This update include a Special Release!

I am excited to announce that is now available a Open Edition Mini Art Prints of my “Original Watercolor Painting” titled “Ethereal Mermaid” is the beautiful portrait of a mermaid underwater sit over a seaweed leaf. I have painted this watercolor Mermaid last year for the World Watercolor Month event and re-posted this year for the Mermay challenge event. I am sure that some of you remember this painting!

Ethereal Mermaid – Mini Art Prints ©Carolina Russo

The Mini Prints are signed and ready to be framed, is the perfect addition to your art collection, or a lovely little gift to all the “Mermaids Lovers”.

This is a Quality Mini Art Print on acid free heavy weight semi-glossy card stock paper with smooth surface. It is a different paper than my Matte Fine Art Limited Edition Prints. It is more economical and very beautiful available until quantity last is made in a small postcard size! And ready to ship!

Print Details:
Title: “Ethereal Mermaid”
Size: 4.21 x 5.47 inches ( approx. 10.5 x 14 cm)
Edition: Open Edition Signed
Free Shipping: Ready To Ship

All Prints are released as Open Edition, hand signed with my Initials on the front and signature on the back. Prints are placed in a protective cellophane sleeve and mailed safely in a envelope as greetings card to keep shipping cost “FREE” for you on this special little print, if you like it you can purchase it here

Ethereal Mermaid – Mini Art Prints ©Carolina Russo

Think Christmas gifts early shopping this is a great opportunity to get a small piece of my art!

Visit my Etsy Shop for more ideas! 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 for Inktober and Drawlloween challenges! In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, just contact me! If you are shopping for Christmas keep in consideration shipping time, is always better to do not shop at last minute!

Direct ETSY Shop Link!

Ethereal Mermaid – Mini Art Prints ©Carolina Russo

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

Wish you a wonderful day!

Thank You!

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Etsy Shop Update!

Now available on Etsy Shop Carolina Russo Art!

Hello everyone after Inktober and Mabsdrawlloweenclub challenges now is time for my ETSY Shop Update!!!

Hello lovely friends and new followers, my Etsy Shop Is Now Updated!!!
I spent most of the day yesterday updating the Shop, pretty much all my double challenge paintings for #mabdrawlloweenclub and #inktober are now available in Limited Edition Signed Prints! I also wanted to make it special for you and lowered my prices a lot, Prints price start as low as $12, you find two sizes available and some are Hand Embellished with gold or silver inks to be as close as possible to the original painting! If you like my work, enjoyed this month of October and had your eyes on a special piece that you have seen, please visit my Shop! My Limited Edition are small run of only #20 Prints for each painting, so grab yours before they’re gone! ♥️ Contact me if you have any question!

I have completed the challenges within 30 paintings this photo, only feature 3 you can see all of the 30 here in my Gallery! 

There is lots of  work listed, as Limited Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are available in two sizes 5 x 7 inches and 8 x 10 inches 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!

 

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

Wish you a wonderful weekend!

Thank You!

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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!

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