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My Inspiring Manifesto

Forest Goddess – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

I have created a New Page for this Blog and it is dedicated to my motivational and inspiring “Manifesto” Do’s I personally use to inspire and prepare myself for my daily Creativity, Art and Life….I hope my motivational list will inspire you…

MANIFESTO

I hope that my creativity and Art shared on this Blog will motivate and inspire you during your artistic journey.  Share it with me here if you’re a beginner or not. Art is a wonderful and powerful form of expression that allow me to express myself through colors, shapes and forms while freely painting nature or faces that express feelings without words in hope to reach out many hearts and deepest souls. I love what I do, is my passion and is my life. I have discovered my artistic talent when I was a child and it never left me only improved over time. I love to  share all my creations in all the mediums I work with I enjoy to  share it with you and the rest of the world… let’s be inspired! ❤

These Are My Motivational Do’s:

Make time for your work daily
Enjoy the process fully
Allow yourself to explore techniques and styles
Allow yourself to do mistakes, you learn from them they are valuable to your artistic growth
Have an open mind
Be Perseverance
Be Patient
Be Positive
Be Inspired
Be Fearless
Be YOU
Where your focus goes energy flows like the colors that bleeds in the water
Set your Intentions before painting
Practice I AM Affirmations
Listen within you and shine your light
Smile when you’re stressed and leave your painting alone for awhile
Look around you for inspiration
Let the Universe and Nature inspire you there is not a greater Masterpiece for you to  get inspired from
Share your work and creativity in any medium you express yourself
Connect with other Artists
Help to inspire others especially beginners
Celebrate always when you’re happy! When your creations turn out as you wanted Be Happy!
Love every painting good or bad
Love your Art because it is YOU!

Never Give Up!

When you need encouraging and inspiring words you can always find this Page on my Blog! No matter if you’re an artist or not. I wrote this to be applied to anyone in need….

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New Painting – Gaia’s Anemones…

Gaia’s Anemones – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso


Gaia’s Anemones…

A new painting for my “Floral Series” is ready!
If you’re a follower of my Blog you know that I have dedicated this month painting flowers honoring the beautiful Spring Season where everything in nature awakens. I am painting in “Loose Watercolor” style. This painting of the series is a little less “loose” because I wanted to add some more details. (Read below if you don’t know about this painting technique).
My new painting title is  “Gaia’s Anemones…” which is different from my previous two paintings Just A Rose… and Wildflowers… in this one I was inspired by the Greek Mythology and I wanted to include a face between the flowers, she represents “Gaia Mother Earth Goddess” the ancestral mother of all life found in the early Greek Mythology. I love the Anemone flowers especially the beautiful variety of colors.  Also the word Anemone comes from the Greek and means “the wind’s daughter”.  The combination of anemos, the word for wind, and the suffix -one, which indicates a female offspring or daughter. It gained this name because of myths involving the Greek gods of the four winds. The Anemone flowers also has several  interesting meanings given by different cultures. In the Western culture it symbolize “Protection”.  I like to dedicate this painting to my lovely Mother she loves Anemones I remember growing up she always had some in our house during Spring time ❤

I hope that you like my new painting and found the meanings and facts behind it interesting! Let me know I always love your comments!

What is Loose Watercolor?
I got this question a lot lately. And this is a quick explanation, “Loose Watercolor” it is a very inspiring way to paint but not easy to master. It seems effortless and quick but actually isn’t and needs confidence, the artist has to embrace a different approach and way to think from the start when attempting this technique.  Each artist has to find his own way and shift thinking to explore it. The quote “Less is more” is really true while painting this way, details and overwork is left out! And instead there is the careful placement of brushstrokes that are just like a magic guide for the colors to fill the water and blend with each other creating shapes in such a beautiful softness that make it perfect for painting flowers or amazing skies and any other subject.

❤ Details about my painting:
Loose watercolor technique. I used only 3 colors palette – French Artists Watercolors Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on BeePaper watercolor paper 140lb, cold pressed,  size 6×9 inches.

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are always available as Limited Edition Fine Art Signed Prints you can order them anytime in my SHOP! All the details price, sizes, shipping etc are explained in the linked page! 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you’re interested in an Original Painting” or if you have an idea  Contact me!

 

Follow me on  Instagram my account dedicated to my Art is  @carolinarussoart

 

Have a wonderful day!

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New Painting – Wildflowers…

Wildflowers – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso


Wildflowers…

this month I am loving to paint flowers in “Loose Watercolor” style and I am creating a Floral Series.  Today post is my new painting for this week, the title is “Wildflowers” I love the delicate beauty and colors of the wildflowers, they bring joy and happiness this is the perfect time to see them around I see them everyday when I go out for my walk. Last week I have posted my painting  “Just A Rose” check this link in case you missed my post. My Rose was very well received and I like to take chance to thank everyone for the beautiful comments and for sharing it on the Facebook Art groups and on Pinterest were received over 22K  (thousands) of impressions and was pinned 35 times! I am very happy Thank You!

I hope that you like this new painting! Let me know I love your comments!

❤ Details about my painting:
Loose watercolor technique. I used only 3 colors palette – French Artists Watercolors Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on BeePaper watercolor paper 140lb, cold pressed,  size 6×9 inches.

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are always available as Limited Edition Fine Art Signed Prints you can order them anytime in my SHOP! All the details price, sizes, shipping etc are explained in this page! 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you’re interested in an Original Painting”  Contact me!

 

Follow me on  Instagram on my account dedicated to my Art @carolinarussoart

 

Have a wonderful day!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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New Painting – Just A Rose…

Just A Rose… – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso


JUST A ROSE…

Today my new painting is inspired by the Spring Season and beautiful roses.  This painting is different from my usual style, there is no ink outline work, I painted this rose in loose watercolor style. I love loose watercolor it is a very inspiring way to paint but not easy to master. It seems effortless and quick but actually isn’t and needs confidence, the artist has to embrace a different approach and way to think from the start when attempting this technique.  Each artist has to find his own way and shift thinking to explore it. The quote “Less is more” is really true while painting this way, details and overwork is left out! And instead there is the careful placement of brushstrokes that are just like a magic guide for the colors to fill the water and blend with each other creating shapes in such a beautiful softness that make it perfect for painting flowers or amazing skies and any other subject. I  loved to paint this rose, first I have skipped the pencil sketch and I had no reference of a real rose or a photo it is all out of my own imagination. I only had the white paper the pure emptiness without lines and without limitations. I loved seeing the colors taking their shapes while carefully and strategically placing my brushstrokes. The rose formed almost by itself in the water. I have used a limited palette of only three colors “Alizarin crimson red, Lemon yellow and Payne’s grey” painted over a cold pressed paper not smooth,  hand cut paper because I wanted the raw edges I think adds a lovely touch.

I hope you like it and if you paint in watercolor I hope that I have inspired you to explore and try this beautiful technique without fear! ❤

❤ Details about my painting:
Loose watercolor technique. I used only 3 colors palette – French Artists Watercolors Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Strathmore watercolor paper 140lb, cold pressed, custom size 6.5 ×7.5 inches hand cutted with raw edges.

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are always available as Limited Edition Fine Art Signed Prints you can order them anytime in my SHOP! All the details price, sizes, shipping etc are explained in this page! 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you’re interested in an Original Painting”  Contact me!

 

Follow me on  Instagram on my account dedicated to my Art @carolinarussoart

 

Have a wonderful day!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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New Painting – #drawthisinyourstyle Challenge #4

Draw This In Your Style Challenge 2019

Draw This In Your Style Challenge by Kelogsloops – Watercolor Ink Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Hello friends,
I hope you are all well another month is ending today let’s welcome April!
I have participated to  “Draw This In Your Style” Art Challenge already 3 times during the past months and I have participated to one more, today. I am posting my new painting created for the  Challenge  hosted on Instagram, this time by a wonderful watercolor Artist known as  Kelogsloops  #idrewthiskelogs you can see more of his beautiful paintings on his Instagram account  @kelogsloops  I was so inspired to recreate  in my style this beautiful painting you see his original here below.
In my re-creation I have changed a few things like the figure angle, colors and added a dash of gold as the challenge isn’t supposed to be a true copy but your own take on it being inspired by his painting and made it your own in your style! So I hope you all like it please leave me comments I love to know! ♥️♥️♥️

©Kelogsloops – Original Watercolor Painting

 

❤ 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 Bee Paper Aquabee for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are available as Limited Edition Fine Art Signed Prints you can order them anytime in my SHOP! All the details price, sizes, shipping etc are explained in this page! 

❤ Feel free to contact me or to pre-order on the above link if you would like a Fine Art Print “Hand Enhanced” of my painting for this Challenge Contact me

Also  you can see her on my Instagram…

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Have fun creating never stop dreaming!

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Carolina Russo´S Best Tips For Creative People – (Interview to me by Artist Magny Tjelta)

Hello dear friends today I love to share with you something for me very exciting!
I was kindly invited to be interviewed by one of my most inspiring Artist friends Magny Tjelta a Norwegian artist, designer, blogger at http://www.magicofcreativity.com and art teacher. She has done amazing art exhibits and big art installations in Norway. We follow each other from years I love her art. In this interview she has great questions for me and I am honored to be one of her featured artists!

Please Read the Interview at >>> Carolina Russo’S Best Tips For Creative People

Enjoy the Interview!
Have a wonderful week and thank you for sharing!

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A Spectacular Butterfly Visit…

Painted Lady Butterfly – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

These days here in Southern California we have so many beautiful small “Painted Lady Butterflies” flying everywhere!
It is so wonderful to watch, they are everywhere flying fast, I heard that they are millions and are migrating coming from Mexico passing  here going to their destination in Northern California.

Painted Lady Butterfly 2019 California Migration –  Photo ©CarolinaRusso

This year we had lots of rain in the past weeks more than our usual and this is the cause while the butterflies are here they had more food in this location and slowed their pace for their migration. It is the first time that I see something like this and so many joyful little beauties! In my photo above you can see all the lovely colors isn’t she wonderful? A nature masterpiece and she seems big, but actually these butterflies are very small like one inch tall while close wings and a two inches wings span. At first I thought that they were baby Monarch because the similarity in the orange  color and design when the wings are open but actually they are “Painted Lady” I love butterflies of any kind they are magical creatures so precious and beautiful! I also have one tattooed on my foot. They have wonderful symbolic meanings of change and transformation, beauty, joy and cycle changes in life.

Painted Lady Butterfly – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Today I wanted to paint one to remember this magical event and special moment witnessing the 2019 butterflies migration.  I  also wanted to honor the little one you see standing on the rock in my photos, she is not alive anymore ♥️ late last night I found her inside the house on a screen door and gently I had her grip to my finger so that I could bring her outside and let her free, she did walked on my finger and walked in my palm where she decided to spread her wings wide open like to show me all her beauty. I was fascinated to see her color and she closed her wings while standing in my hand…I didn’t know but that was her last breath 😥 I found her this morning like this standing still like when I left her in the garden. I guess if they are migrating she must’ve been exhausted so I kept it and I will treasure her! I hope to find a good way to preserve her ♥️

My mini painting is a little Tribute in appreciation of the universal love and wonderful wildlife and to this lovely Painted Lady that decided to rest and stay in peace forever with me ❤

❤ Details about my painting:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens..  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03. 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 BeePaper  for watercolor 150lb, cold pressed, size 4.5×6 inches .

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

or just Contact me.

 

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Have a wonderful week!

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