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A Tribute to Tigger – Pet’s Portrait

Tigger Tribute and Daisy Mae

Hello friends,

Today I am happy to finally share this lovely watercolor painting I recently created!
This is one of my latest commissions I have been working on. About a month ago I was kindly requested to create a “Pet’s Tribute Portrait” in loving memory of Tigger, the adorable gray Tabby cat you see in foreground of my painting. The sweet lady that contacted me is a follower Blogger Crystal she loves my art since last year she was the winner of one of my Giveaways. She requested this painting because this year on September 11th was the five years anniversary since Tigger crossed the rainbow bridge.  Crystal followed my World watercolor month during the month of July and saw several animals I have painted. The Squirrel, the Owl,  they lead her asking me if I do paint cats and of course I do! I said yes!
I am not new to custom Pet’s Tribute paintings. I asked her to send me some photos and she explained to me her request. She sent two photos of her cats, the ones you see here below.  

Tigger

Tigger and Daisy Mae (his sister from different parents), the two cats grow up together.  Crystal at first requested two paintings, one for each cat, then during our talking ideas via email exchange, she thought that would have been great to have one painting featuring the two cats laying together. I agreed, that was the best idea as I could envision it already in my mind, we agreed on everything and that was it! From these two simple photos, my only references I was able to reunite the two cats in my painting. Crystal loved it!  I am so glad and happy that I I was able to make her happy. I love animals very much their love to us is unconditional and amazing.  I lost several loved pets myself,  I carry them all in my heart.
I am always open to commissions requests like this one, to honor the memory and life of a loved pet.

Daisy Mae

I loved to paint Tigger and Daisy Mae and once again I want to thank Crystal for loving my work and wanted me to create this painting! Thank you!

If you would like a Tribute pet’s portrait in loving memory of your lost pet or a portrait of your living pet for questions, details and price Contact me here on my Blog or send a custom request on my ETSY Shop  I would be happy to discuss your idea!

Here you can see only few of many other pets tributes and portraits I made throughout the years.

 

Artist  supplies and details about my watercolor painting
The Original watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used MICRON Black ink #01 and 005 . A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Canson Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 8×10 inches . For Highlights and Stars I have used gold and silver ink.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Thank You!

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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

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

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 ❤

Thank You!
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!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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Happy Autumnal Equinox and Happy Birthday to Me!

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Zodiac Sign: LIBRA ©Yuhon – Deviant Art

 

This year 2019
the Autumnal Equinox falls on September 23
I wish you all a wonderful Fall Season!
Today is September 23 the Zodiac turn in Libra and…it is…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Me!!!

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I wish to myself a wonderful Birthday fulfilled with joy, happiness, light and love,
creating the journeys of my life one step at the time doing what I love,

with a never-ending creativity that will always
speak to others through my heart and soul

 – Carolina

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Inktober 2018 – Expensive Crown ©CarolinaRusso

 

Wish you all a great week!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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My New Poem “Magic” Published on Spillwords Press

YesterdayAfter Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

Today is a very special day for me!

The submission of my new poem “Magic” has been  accepted and Published!

Is a long time that I haven’t posted here my new writings, I have been focusing primary on my Art,  watercolor paintings and illustrations but I did write once in a while when words suddenly appeared in my mind.

I am so happy  to have my poem “Magic ” first Published on Spillwords.com one of my favorite online platform and Literary Press,  sorry I haven’t submitted much lately. I am honored to be listed as one of their collaborative Authors for the English Literature category.  I always love to submit my poetry there!

Spillwords.com is an online Press
  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”.

❤ Here you can read my New PoemMAGIC

The poem is Illustrated with a combination of my watercolor paintings,  you will recognize my image since is used as the header of my Blog and I think fit my poem greatly. I love to see them both published together. My illustration is now available as Limited Edition Print in my Shop.

You can read all my poems published on my Spillwords Author Page  Carolina Russo 

I want to thank the editor for accepting my submission and publish my work. Thank you so much!

Please If you have the time head over Spillwords.com  check it out is a very interesting press where a variety of authors share their work you can have some good reading and the opportunity to submit your work too!

 

Thank you for reading,
let me know if you like my poem, does it speaks to you in any way?
Your comments are loved!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

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Happy Easter!


HAPPY EASTER!

I wish you all a wonderful and Happy Easter Day filled with joy and happiness!

 

Thank You!

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February LOVE Month – Flash Sale 3 Days Only!

 

Love – Watercolor Painting by ©CarolinaRusso

♥️ Hello everyone,
I am having a Flash SaleTo Celebrate February The Month Of Love 

The SALE Start >>Today Feb 5 until Feb 8!  “A Special FLASH SALE” I am offering $10 Off on $35 purchases of my Fine Art Prints!!!
Don’t miss this opportunity!

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my recent paintings are up for grab during the next 3 days!
❤ Important Discount Details:  a $10 Off Discount would be applied when you order a Print value of $35 at regular price usually my 8×10 inches prints or when you purchase two prints size 5×7 inches.  Right now is a great time to shop if you like some of my pieces don’t miss this Sale, please visit my Galleries to find your favorite painting!

❤ Hint: Valentine’s Day is coming soon! ❤ How about a love gift to someone or to just treat yourself with loving Art?
If you have any questions I am here just a message away  Contact  me!

There are lots of new and older collections of my watercolor paintings that I have created during the year and the past years my paintings are available as “Limited Edition Signed Prints”. Prints are high quality,  beautiful and “Hand Enhanced ” most prints are available in two sizes at different price + a small shipping fee I do ship Internationally.  Here below there is a selection I made for you of my paintings representing ❤ LOVE ❤ click on the images to see them enlarged they are available to order if you like one of these Prints complete the >> ORDER FORM (All the details are explained in the order page) and if you want to search for a different one just visit my Galleries

Thank you so much for following my Art,

your support is great and means a lot to me!

I wish you a wonderful Month of Love! ❤

Thank You!

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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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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!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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Welcome November! A Spectacular California Sunset

November in Southern California – Photo ©CarolinaRusso

Welcome November!

During last few days I had a little break from painting to relax my mind and recharge after the full creative month of October!
The 31 days drawing INKTOBER challenge is a commitment and I wanted to stay focused during the whole month, without missing a day. It  was my plan from the beginning to use Inktober to create a new drawing series and collection inspired by the prompts. The 31 drawings are available in my Shop as Limited Edition Prints. If you had your eyes on a drawing visit my Gallery and If you missed my October posts, or you’re new on my Blog,  you can see and order prints of my Inktober  drawings visiting my Gallery, I am happy I made it to the end without missing days. I thank you  for following my Inktober and for your on going support and encouragement.

I cannot believe we are already in November, where the time goes?

Here in US where I live the weather still warm and feels not really Fall, is actually more of a “Summer” weather and is nice to spend outdoors evenings until last. These days we’re having intense sunsets in Southern California.  Yesterday on my evening walk I took this video, for you to see the beauty and feel the magic of the sky! The intense color was overwhelming!  What a great gift from nature! I am happy I was able to witness this sunset and capture this video. I love to share it with you, in hope to brighten your day where ever you are!

Note: No edit were made on the video, no filter, the colors are just as I took it with my iPhone!

Video ©CarolinaRusso

 

I hope you enjoyed the sunset and until next post
I wish you a wonderful day or night.

Thank You!

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