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Inspired by a Song – Haiku 5.7.5 – I Don’t Know

Summer Skies – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


I Don’t Know

And now I climbed clouds
I stole the moon because of you
Oh I am nowhere now

-CR

Haiku 5.7.5
Inspired by the words of the song “Harlem River” by ©Kevin Morby

This is my second Haiku of the 2019 inspired by one of my favorite song lyrics. Last week I posted my first one title “Dark” Inspired by a song of The Cure. I started this “Favorite SongHaiku Series”  inspired by my friend at  Cyranny’s Cove!  and I have seen others getting inspired to do this as my dear  friend Syl  he posted his beautiful Haiku “When The Wind Blows”  inspired  by one of his favorite songs. I like to do this very much and thank everyone that join in!  Today I was inspired to write a second Haiku by one of my favorite songs “Harlem River” by Kevin Morby l love the sound of this song and especially this specific version of 9 minutes long I love the long instrumental part in the final of the song. I often listen this song on repeat while painting! I am sure you will enjoy the song and if you are brave enough try to write your Haiku pick your favorite song!

Try to write your Haiku from your favorite song it’s fun, a great practice and very challenging…
How to do it?  Go through the lyrics and use the words that more speaks to you to create your Haiku be careful to keep the words in a way that combined in your Haiku will remain the song! Yes I know isn’t easy but you would be surprised!

I am thinking to make this as a weekly or monthly Challenge where we can all post a link to our song’s inspired Haiku!
What do you think will you be interested to participate?
Let me know and I will think how to create the event here on my Blog! Any suggestion is welcome 😉
Leave me a comment if you like the idea  so that I know I wont be alone…. ❤

Thank You!

 

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New Painting – Princess Cordelia – #drawitinyourstyle Challenge

Draw It In Your Style Challenge

Princess Cordelia – Watercolor ink painting ©CarolinaRusso

This month I have participated to a very inspiring painting challenge hosted on Instagram by Artist Annie Stegg Gerard
she challenged us posting her first 2019 oil painting “Princess Cordelia” for a “Draw It Your Style Challenge!” To enter we had to draw Cordelia in our own style being free to change anything we wanted. Annie’s painting is stunning just as it is all her Art.  Ethereal, fantastic and dreamy. I was so enchanted by this beautiful painting it gave me feelings of peace, serenity and love for animals and nature very inspiring to me that of course I didn’t think twice I wanted to recreate it in my own signature style. I loved to paint her and I like the outcome.

Princess Cordelia – Oil Painting by Artist ©Annie Stegg Gerard

Annie’s art world is….
Inspired by nature, folklore and mythology, her work evokes emotion and imagination in the viewer.  Annie has a special love for the 18h century Rococo painters who have had a large influence on her own method. She finds inspiration in their imagination, and the dreamlike palette and lively brushwork that combine to create a wonderful atmosphere of enchantment.” I suggest you to visit her website at Gallery Gerard

I hope that you like how I have recreated mine in watercolors and ink and please leave me comments let me know your impressions and feelings about it! I really would like to know!

I have to tell you that it was a bit intimidating at first, because Annie is an amazing Artist some of her clients just to name a few are in the movie and gaming industry Warner Bros, Disney, Dreamworks and more… but Annie has been so lovely and commented on my work in progress and again when I posted on Instagram the finished painting, she said that it is beautiful and that means so much to me. What do you think?


❤ Details about my painting:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens..  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on CANSON Illustration Artists Series Paper for watercolor 150lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are available as Limited Edition Signed Prints you can order them anytime in my SHOP! 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Fine Art Print of my painting  “Princess Cordelia” just Contact me.

 

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Have fun creating!

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Merry Christmas!

Day 4 – Snow Globe – Presents ©CarolinaRusso

 

♥️Merry Christmas ♥️✨

I wish you all dear friends and followers a wonderful Christmas Day and Holidays!


I am very thankful for your support and for following my journey my art couldn’t be known around the world without you!  Your beautiful comments and encouragement ongoing is precious. Thank you beyond words to everyone that wanted to Collaborate with me during this year and to the ones that has decided to own one of my paintings or any of my artwork pieces I am honored to have my art in your house it means everything to me! ✨

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

Being a full-time independent artist is everything but easy and your help and support is the most precious you can give to an artist!

Thank y ou so much! ♥️✨
May the 2019 bring peace, love and lots of beautiful Art! 🎄✨

 

Holy Night

STILLNESS – Be Still And Feel The Light Within You….  ©CR

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Have a wonderful Christmas!

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Art For Music Series! New Release: Robert Smith “THE CURE” Portrait

 

Robert Smith – Art For Music Series – ©CarolinaRusso

ART FOR MUSIC Series!

New Release
– Robert Smith “THE CURE” Watercolor Painting Portrait –

Today post feature the release of my new watercolor painting a Fan Art portrait for my Collection “ART FOR MUSIC” a series inspired by music artists and by my passion for music. In this series I like to create artworks using several media, traditional watercolor paintings, ink drawings, digital art, photo manipulation and any other media that will inspire my creations.

The New Release of my watercolor painting is the  Portrait of Robert Smith the musician lead singer, guitarist, lyricist, songwriter  and the only consistent member of the iconic UK band “THE CURE” co-founded with Lol Tolhurst in 1976.  I am a lifelong fan of this amazing band, their music has been and still the soundtrack of most of my life. From a long time I wanted to paint a portrait of Robert Smith but it didn’t happen until yesterday. For some bizarre reasons I felt the wish and urge to paint since I haven’t painted much during this week. I wanted to paint, I was searching online for inspiration and I got inspired to paint Robert portrait right after I came across a nice photo  shared in one of the various Fan Groups of The Cure that I’ve joined on Facebook. That was the magic moment when I came across the color photo posted down below. I said to myself “today I am going to paint him!” I sat down and started to paint peacefully for hours listening my favorite albums of the band until the portrait was done! Isn’t amazing how creativity and inspiration works? Most of the time it strikes when you don’t even expect it! It’s fantastic! If ever Robert see my portrait I hope he likes it! ❤

Robert Smith “THE CURE” – Photo Credits ©Mauro Melis

The 2018 is a great year and a milestone for The Cure band because they are “Celebrating the 40 Years Anniversary 1978 – 2018” last July in Hyde Park,  London, UK they celebrated with a great concert and more to come in 2019! They are such a wonderful band is great that they are playing better than ever and still together! I am so happy that I was able to  paint my portrait during this milestone and commemorative year. I have attended their Concert in 2016  they came to US, Los Angeles during their North American Tour and I wrote a very detailed Blog post about that unforgettable and magic 3 hours concert I can’t wait to see them again. If you like you can read my wonderful experience of that day at The Hollywood Bowl read it > Here

This is the photo of “Robert Smith” that inspired my Portrait! What I loved is that he look you straight in the eyes!

Robert Smith ” The Cure”

My Painting Details: The portrait is a watercolor and ink  painting in my signature style. I am very pleased and happy I really love how the portrait turned out. I think I was able to capture Robert Smith essence and especially his charismatic eyes expression as it is one of the focal points in my portrait. I love to hear what do you think? Leave me comments! ❤

Artist Details an supplies used:
The Original Portrait is painted on a watercolor paper size 6 x 9 inches (approx 15×22 cm) I used Bee Paper Aquabee 100% Cotton, Cold Pressed Acid free Archival quality. French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush. My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Sakura white Gelly Roll pen #08.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.


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the Special Collectors Limited Edition Prints “Hand Enhanced” you can only order it here!


Portrait Prints are now available in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints “Special Collectors” edition run of #60 Prints, size 5×7 inches (approx.12x17cm) Price is $39 plus shipping.  Each print is  “Hand Enhanced” numbered, dated and hand signed, printed by me in my studio on heavy acid free paper, a Certificate of Authenticity is included.  On the back of the prints I will hand write “Robert Smith “The Cure” 40 Year Anniversary 1978 – 2018″. 

If you would like to Pre-Order one of these exclusive and unique prints please complete the “Order Form” you find down below.  If you have any question or request don’t hesitate to contact me.

***When the “Special Collectors” run of #60 Prints is sold out, there would never be another “Hand Enhanced” run of this painting! Don’t miss it be one of the lucky 60 in the World ❤

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Shipping: Via USPS First Class Mail prices USA $4 – International $6
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All images, original paintings, illustrations and fine art prints are Copyright by ©Carolina Russo All Rights Reserved. Cannot be reproduced, redistributed, modified, duplicated, or otherwise used for any purpose without the artist permission. Copyright does not transfer with the sale of the art piece and infringement is against the Copyright Law.
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Art For Music – Album Cover Design and Album Release

 

Nu-San Album “Nu Nostalgia”  Cover Artwork by ©CarolinaRusso – Photo ©Nu-San

ART FOR MUSIC 

Collaboration Album Cover Design and Album Release!

Hello friends,
Today I am so excited to share with you something beautiful about this collaboration and great project I have been working on. After almost one year of collaboration with my dear friend Electronic Music Composer  “Nu-San” from Scotland, I can finally share that his  album is out now! What a great accomplishment for Nu-San and for me too! Congratulations Sandy!
I loved to be the chosen Artist and creator of a commissioned Original Painting designed to be the “Album Cover” for Nu-San new album “Nu Nostalgia”. I am sure that you remember some of my updates and previous posts about this creation and exciting project. A couple of days ago I have received some nice photos from Nu-San and I am so happy to finally be able to share them and let you see the finished product the album “Nu Nostalgia” is beautiful and alive now! My artistic part in the project “The Cover” turned out just the way I had envisioned it and  it’s a Gatefold style Cover, when it opens, you can see my whole painting! I love Nu-San choice of the colored red vinyl record it match greatly with the color of the roses in my painting. The vinyl is a unique and collectible piece available in a Limited Edition  of only #248 copies it can be Pre-Ordered now contacting Nu-San directly on his Facebook page!

Nu-San Album “Nu Nostalgia”  Cover Artwork by ©CarolinaRusso – Photo ©Nu-San

The Official Album Release date is the 1st January, 2019 !

This is a wonderful album in all the creative aspects from the beautiful music and lyrics recalling the memories of a lifelong as the songs “Past Time” to “Come With Me” the music drives you in with the hauntingly sounds of electronic darkness and hints of techno in a world of Gothic accents that creates intense atmospheres a sure experience to listen and a great album to add to your LP records collection. A CD version would be released soon too!
To Pre-Order The Album “Nu Nostalgia” Limited Edition red Vinyl record contact via DM Nu-San on his Facebook Page.

The Album Cover and Original Watercolor Painting Details: The Original artwork for the Cover is my watercolor and ink painting in my signature style. A custom request in the specific size of 12 x 24 inches. This is the result of our great collaboration a very unique custom commission for me which I am very proud. I am happy that I can reveal all the  details about this project. It all started when last November 2017 I was contacted by Electronic Music Composer  Sandy Bain aka “Nu-San” from Scotland, UK. Nu-San loves my art and owns other paintings and my Limited Edition Prints. At that time he was working on his new album and had a starting idea when he asked me to create a Painting inspired by a “Gothic haunting style” in my own style that he wanted to  use as the album cover for his  new album, the rest is now history, this is the outcome.

A wonderful project that I am so honored, grateful and thankful beyond words that Nu-San wanted 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 the  “Cover ” this is a wish come true for me and for Nu-San as he has multiple albums in his discography but they are CD version, this is his first Album produced as a Vinyl record and CD.

This project and watercolor painting is also included in my Collection  “ART FOR MUSIC” a series of artworks created and inspired by music artists and collaborations.

Original Watercolor Painting by ©CarolinaRusso – Photo ©Nu-San

My Original painting: is a watercolor and ink portrait in my signature style with a hint of Gothic and a light feeling of darkness reflecting in the light tones of colors. Nu-San asked me to include ravens birds, a graveyard scene, a castle and gave me the freedom to create and develop the idea. I enjoyed painting this atmospheric portrait while listening to his music to be able to deliver the spirit of  Nu-San in my creation. We are very happy about how the painting turned out and now to see the Album as finished product is a great joy! The Original Painting is owned by Nu-San and beautifully framed and displayed in his home! I think it looks beautiful,  the painting is now available as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints signed by me!

❤ PRINTS Pre-Order the Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my painting:
This painting is available  in a very Limited and Special Edition for a small run of only #25 Fine Art Prints. Each print is numbered and hand signed by me, print size is small as 5×11 inches  centered in a A4 size paper. Quality Fine Art Prints on acid free heavy weight 210gm matte paper, semi-smooth surface, high quality inks. Printed in my studio by me. A Certificate of Authenticity is included. If you are a Nu-San fan or you like to order one of these beautiful fan art prints of my painting you can now!  Special price of $25 + Shipping $4 within USA $6 International. Just fill in the order form to purchase here on my Blog!  >>>Order Prints here!

Nu Nostalgia – Limited Edition Print ©CarolinaRusso

If you have any question please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Nu-San

Nu-San is a solo project and independent electronic music producer and composer from UK Scotland. 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 hauntingly music. If you like this music genre please check out his new album “Nu Nostalgia” and watch on YouTube the video for the song “Come With Me” included in the album.

If you would like to discover Nu-San music you can visit his You Tube Channel and follow him on other social media links:

YouTube >> Nu-San Video – Song “Come With Me”

Nu-San on Soundcloud

Nu-San Facebook Page

Follow Nu San on Instagram @sandyb226

 

 

Printed Slipmat – Photo ©Nu-San

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Until the next post have great days and thank you always for sharing!

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Holidays Art 15 Days Challenges 2018! Day 11: Spirit – Candies


DOUBLE CHALLENGE!

Day #11 Bad Apples12 Days ❤ Wintmas 2018
Prompts:  Spirit – Candies

Today post is for the Day #11 and I wanted to repost this drawing that fit nicely for the prompt Spirit she wears Christmas colors and hold offering a candied apple! ✨🎄✨

❤ These Art Prints are available now for a “Limited Time” upon direct request to me! (read details down below)

❤ Challenges:
These challenges are hosted on Instagram one is hosted by a Collective of Artists  “Bad Apple Collective”  the challenge is “Bad Apples 12 Days”#badapples12days  the second challenge is   “Wintmas” 15 days of painting lovely Christmas prompts #karlaswintmaschallenge hosted by artist Karla Pereira from Spain.  And of course I will share them also with the #worldwatercolorgroup.

Remember anyone can join these challenges if you do just add the proper hashtags and share your creations!

❤ 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 Pen Touch Calligrapher.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  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.

Visit my Wintmas 2018  GALLERY (coming soon!)

Limited Edition Prints are available now for a “Limited Time” upon direct request to me:
❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Limited Edition Print of any of these Christmas paintings while the challenge last, you can order right here on the Blog just Contact me letting me know which one you want! This is my new series for the 2019 and would be available right now only for a very limited time just during the 15 days of Challenge, when is over you cannot be able to purchase any of these until next October 2019!

Prints 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 $20 shipping included!  ❤

 

For more of what I am up to daily follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

Have a wonderful week and stay tuned daily for more Holidays Art!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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Holidays Art 15 Days Challenges 2018! Day 10: Goose – Fantastic Animal

Day 10 – Goose – Fantastic Animal ©CarolinaRusso

DOUBLE CHALLENGE!

Day #10 Bad Apples12 Days ❤ Wintmas 2018
Prompts:  Goose – Fantastic Animal

Today post is for the Day #10 I had a break during the weekend without drawing so today I am posting Day 10 but it actually is the 12th and last day for the badapples12days Challenge! I will continue because the other challenge is 15 days so I will keep drawing until I complete the two challenges! Today prompts are lovely Goose and Fantastic Animal so my lovely “Goose” is sure a fantastic one! I was inspired by the beautiful breed “Sebastopol Goose”   known for their adorable long curly feathers! My fantastic goose has decorated Antlers and walk with elegance on glass spheres just as one of a kind goose!

❤ These Art Prints are available now for a “Limited Time” upon direct request to me!
(read details down below)

❤ Challenges:
These challenges are hosted on Instagram one is hosted by a Collective of Artists  “Bad Apple Collective”  the challenge is “Bad Apples 12 Days”#badapples12days  the second challenge is   “Wintmas” 15 days of painting lovely Christmas prompts #karlaswintmaschallenge hosted by artist Karla Pereira from Spain.  And of course I will share them also with the #worldwatercolorgroup.

Remember anyone can join these challenges if you do just add the proper hashtags and share your creations!

❤ 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 Pen Touch Calligrapher.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  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.

Visit my Wintmas 2018  GALLERY (coming soon!)

Limited Edition Prints are available now for a “Limited Time” upon direct request to me:
❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Limited Edition Print of any of these Christmas paintings while the challenge last, you can order right here on the Blog just Contact me letting me know which one you want! This is my new series for the 2019 and would be available right now only for a very limited time just during the 15 days of Challenge, when is over you cannot be able to purchase any of these until next October 2019!

Prints 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 $20 shipping included!  ❤

 

For more of what I am up to daily follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

Have a wonderful week and stay tuned daily for more Holidays Art!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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