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#MerMay Art Challenge

Eclipse Mermaid 

MerMay Art Challenge second week!

💗 Today I am sharing the Mermaid painting I made for this week for Day 16 my mermaid name is “Eclipse” I was inspired by the wonderful Flower Blood Moon and total Lunar Eclipse we had on May 15,  here where I am in Southern California I was very lucky to be able to see one of the most mesmerizing lunar eclipse it was perfectly visible! How about you did you see it?

💗 If you would like a Print of my mermaid Eclipse, Open Edition Prints hand enhanced are available in size 8×10 inches. You can purchase this print right here at the bottom of this post. If you have any question or request please send me a message 

Art supplies used:
 I painted with French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  AquaBee Watercolor Paper 90lb 200gsm 100% Cotton cold pressed by BeePaper Company, Micron fine line ink pen 0.1 Black.

Join, create, share and use hashtags  #mermay  #mermay2022

Have a great weekend! 

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Eclipse Mermaid – MerMay2022

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May The Mermaid’s Month

 

Ezra The Timeline Shifter

Welcome May and Happy Mother’s Day! 
Hope you all are having a wonderful day. During this month there is a lovely painting and drawing Art challenge it is MerMay the theme is Mermaids! This is a 31 days daily painting or drawing challenge, a great way to be creative. Art Challenges are good to test your skills, experiment new techniques and also to get out of block if you are in a moment of lack of inspiration. Join is fun and allow you to get in a serious every day painting routine or just to create a mermaid once a week or whenever you are able to.  Every year I am looking forward to a few Art Challenges and one of them is this one! An inspiring challenge to paint a few new mermaids to add to my “Mermaids Collection Series”. This year I am not planning to do the daily 31 days challenge but I will create some new mermaids weekly throughout this month. Last year I started a Mermaid Spiritual Series on the theme of “Awakening” I will continue on this theme this year too. I do create my own mermaids freely without follow any prompt list but if you would like to join and need a prompt list search for mermay2022 prompt list and you will find many. #MerMay is very popular between the artists community on Instagram you can also follow me there @carolinarussoart

💗 Today I am sharing the watercolor painting I made for this week for Day 5 my mermaid name is:  “Ezra The Timeline Shifter”  
I love how it turned out and I hope you do too! If you would like a Print of her, Open Edition Fine Art Prints hand enhanced are available in size 8×10 inches. I added a new feature that allow you to purchase this print right now, right here at the bottom of this post. If you have any question or request please send me a message 

Art supplies used:
 I painted with French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  AquaBee Watercolor Paper 90lb 200gsm 100% Cotton cold pressed by BeePaper Company, Micron fine line ink pen 0.1 Black, Gold ink.

Join, create, share and use hashtags  #mermay  #mermay2022

Have a great weekend! See you soon when I create my next mermaid!

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Ezra The Timeline Shifter – MerMay2022

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Bear 

Wishing you all a Wonderful and Merry Christmas may this day bringing you the light in your heart may it be filled with happiness and joy! This is a strange time we’re living just enjoy the moment Happy Holidays!
Thank you always for following my journey I am very grateful for you all!
Much Love,

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One year later…I am back!

Moria_Goddess of The Third Eye Mermaids

Happy November!
I am back… I hope to find you all well!  I can’t believe one year has passed since my latest post in October 2020. To all my dearest followers and blog friends, sorry I suddenly disappeared without say anything. Today I am checking in briefly to let you know that I am fine and all is well, I just took a long break from blogging. A needed time to recharge and look within, to stay balanced and focused.   I have been active posting my work only on one social media platform: Instagram,  some of you that follow me there knows and I thank you for your ongoing support. During this year, I have been painting, drawing and creating my work as usual. I have more new watercolor paintings to share with you from time to time in my future blog posts. At the moment I am working on my Christmas Art.
The painting featured in today post is my watercolor “Mermaid Moria” goddess of the third eyed mermaids, they have the ability to see beyond the veil of reality.

This painting is available as hand enhanced prints in my ETSY Shop

❤ Details about my painting:
 Supplies used for my watercolor Ink painting, ink pen used MICRON Black ink #005, dark Red ink #1.  Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03 – French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper 100% Cotton for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

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I love to know how are you doing? Share what you’re up to in the comments!
Until the next post,
hold to the light and open your heart!

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Inktober 2020 Double Challenge Days 3 to 7

Day 7 Vampire – Fancy

Day 7:  Vampire – Fancy
Double Challenge combined prompts #Drawlloweentober 
Inktober:  Fancy
MabsDrawlloweenClub:  Vampire

This is my Vampire for today Day 7 and first week of challenges! I made my 7 drawings. Sorry I haven’t had time to post here on the Blog but I did post daily on Instagram.  In this post I will include also my previous drawings for days 6, 5, 4 and 3 so that you can see them all! Let me know which one is your favorite! I love to read your comments! ❤

Day 6 Familiar – Rodent

 

Day 5 Witch Blade

 

Day 4 Poison – Radio

 

Day 3 Changeling – Bulky

🖤 I have listed in my Etsy Shop my first 3 days Prints of my drawings, more are coming soon check it out! CarolinaRussoArt ETSY Shop

❤ Details about my drawings:
 Supplies used for my Ink drawing, ink pens used MICRON Black ink #01, #03, #005, dark Red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib. Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves.  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper 100% Cotton for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ About these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. I usually Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Mabsdrawlloween this one is a little bit more spooky, Halloween themed. The challenge is created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words  creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”   this is my plan to be able to join and create my drawings daily for both amazing challenges at the same time.  If you would like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober

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Inktober 2020 Double Challenge Day 2: Pumpkin – Wisp

Day 2 Pumpkin – Wisp

Day 2:  Wisp – Pumpkin
Double Challenge combined prompts #Drawlloweentober 
Inktober:  Wisp
MabsDrawlloweenClub:  Pumpkin

I loved to create today drawing finding a way to combine the pumpkins and a wisp. I am happy with what I came up with and love it! I hope you do too!

❤ Details about my drawings:
 Supplies used for my Ink drawing, ink pens used MICRON Black ink #01, #03, #005, dark Red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib. Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves.  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper 100% Cotton for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ About these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. I usually Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Mabsdrawlloween this one is a little bit more spooky, Halloween themed. The challenge is created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words  creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”   this is my plan to be able to join and create my drawings daily for both amazing challenges at the same time.  If you would like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober

Follow me on  Instagram  @carolinarussoart

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Inktober 2020 – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 1: Fish – Werewolf

Day 1 Fish – Werewolf

Day 1:  Fish – Werewolf
Double Challenge combined prompts #Drawlloweentober 
Inktober:  Fish
MabsDrawlloweenClub:  Werewolf

It’s that creative time again welcome October!
This month brings some of the most loved drawing challenges Inktober  begins today!
This is my 5th year participating and once again I decided to create my drawings inspired by the official prompts of my  two favorite challenges (read my previous post here)
The challenge Mabsdrawlloweenclub is usually inspired by dark folklore and legend’s characters it has an Halloween theme.  Inktober prompts can be anything usually common things. I find it  interesting to see what I am able to create also when sometimes the two prompts of the day aren’t easy to combine! Doing an Hybrid challenge will refine creativity and skills!

For today drawing I had to combine Werewolf and Fish I guess I did it nicely and I am happy with my painting! I am not so much inspired by dark creepy or scary characters so I try to make them look less scary and more nice :-). I have created my Werewolf in a lovely female form taking a bath at the full moon light enjoying the company of a lovely Koi Fish.

❤ Details about my drawings:
 Supplies used for my Ink drawing, ink pens used MICRON Black ink #01, #03, #005, dark Red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib. Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves.  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper 100% Cotton for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ About these Challenges:
Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. I usually Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Mabsdrawlloween this one is a little bit more spooky, Halloween themed. The challenge is created and hosted on Instagram by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words  creating my own challenge “DrawllooweenTober”   this is my plan to be able to join and create my drawings daily for both amazing challenges at the same time.  If you would like to join me use also hashtag #drawlloweentober

Follow me on  Instagram  @carolinarussoart

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Watercolor – Queen Flower

Queen Flower – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso


Exploring a new idea 

Today I am excited to share with you one of my latest watercolor painting having the title  ” Queen Flower”.
I painted in my traditional signature style in watercolor and ink but this time not on the usual watercolor paper. I came across this 10 inches diameter paper lace doily at home and my first thought was to make a ink drawing on it! I love to explore new artistic and creative ways to paint, testing papers or surfaces and see how watercolor works especially on unusual ones! I am always driven to try new techniques and materials. I have to say that the combination of watercolor and ink pen did work really well without any bleeding through the paper! I am happy and pleased with the outcome! The watercolor looks great on this paper doily, the original painting is lovely and would look great with a floating frame.  I will sure create more paintings on paper doilies in the future.

Queen Flower – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

The Original Painting is Available for sale!
If you are interested in this Original Watercolor painting or if you have any question please Contact me.

Queen Flower – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

 

Artist’s details about the painting:
 .I used a  Draft/Matic Pencil  0.5mm by ALVIN for my sketch. I painted on a 10 inch Paper Doily, I used  French Artists Watercolor by  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle. Ink pen COPIC Multiliner #01 and a SAKURA White Gelly Roll pen.


You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries here on my Blog you find  them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

All my collections of watercolors paintings and illustrations are always available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints  here on my Blog!

❤ Please follow me on my Instagram dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart 

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Tears In The Fire

Tears In The Fire – Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a great start of the year!
I know lately I have been pretty quiet and didn’t post here on the Blog as much I’d like to. I took a break to recharge my creativity.  I didn’t know how to feel in this beginning of the year, there is so much going on in the world.

Today post is about the release of my new watercolor painting with the title Tears In The Fire this is my first painting of the 2020 and it is very special to me.
I feel so much sadness for the heartbreaking situation affecting Australia from months under the catastrophic wildfires that is destroying, animals, wildlife, natural habitats, and people.  Sidney University experts estimated that over 1 billion of animals has tragically perished it’s heartbreaking!

I gave the title Tears In The Fire because I can only imagine how much, tears, pain and suffering these beautiful animals are going through. My painting is dedicated to the wonderful Koalas 🐨 and to all the rescuers that are helping and caring daily for them to heal painful burnt paws and injuries and to all the other animals in desperate need of care surviving this horrific fire.

I hope that my painting can rise awareness and give a tiny contribution to support the wonderful Koalas and wildlife victims in this terrible time for them. I love all the animals and now they needs our help, together we can make a little difference in their recovery. Since I was a child I dream to one day being able to hold a lovely Koala in my arms! I hope I will one day! ♥️

Prints of my painting are now available for purchase as Open Edition signed and hand enhanced in size 5×7 and 8×10 inches please visit my >>  ETSY Shop

Tears In The Fire – Open Edition Prints from Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Fundraiser for Australia Koalas Rescue Bushfire relief I will donate
70% of the proceeds from the sale of this print! (The 30% left would be for supplies to make the prints I wont make any profit!).

🖤 DONATIONS WILL GO TO:
I have decided to split the 70% between two great not for profit organizations they are doing an amazing job to save Koalas and wildlife animals and will continue to do so.
🖤 50% goes to Port Stephens Koalas   NSW – Australia
🖤 20% goes to WIRES Wildlife Rescue

NOTE: Each print is “Hand Enhanced” with inks is like a semi original you don’t receive just a normal print but it has my hand work on it!
Print is signed and printed one by one in studio by me on a beautiful paper, and looks great framed, the one in the photo below is mine I had to have it on my wall!
Prints are unframed but ready for you to add one.

Thank you in advance to anyone that decide to purchase this print your support for the cause is precious. I need your help or I can’t do this by myself! 🖤
So far only one print sold thanks to  Christiane a wonderful soul in Germany! 

Tears In The Fire – ©Carolina Russo

❤ Details about my painting:
Watercolor painting,  Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Fountain pen Pilot Prera fine nib.  Ink pens used PIGMA Micron Black ink #01 and 03, Micron dark red ink #1,  Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed.

Please visit my ETSY Shop if you would love to have a print of my painting and join me to help save these magnificent creatures!
❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any question Contact

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To all my friends and followers in Australia please be safe!
Have a great weekend everyone I will post updates, always thank you for sharing ❤

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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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