I invite you all to my ETSY Shop SUMMER SALE!
I am having a limited time special SALE it’s started already on 08/08/2019 ends 08/11/2019 only few days don’t miss it!
This update include a discount of 15% Off ♥️ on anything listed in the store in addition to the FREE Shipping on $35 orders within USA, I do ship internationally for a very small fee! If you make a purchase the discount it’s directly applied at checkout and is valid for a “Limited Time” save the dates 08/08/2019 sale ends 08/11/2019 is a great opportunity for you to get my Art Prints.
For this special update I have selected 23 paintings “New Work” and some best less recent work! This is a 4 Days SALE ♥️ Hurry if you like something! Support your Artist your love is very much appreciated ❤
You find Limited and Open Edition high quality Prints, Hand Enhanced and Signed by me Prints are available in two sizes and prizes to choose which one is best for you, it is a great opportunity if you had your eyes on my work! Please check out my CarolinaRusso Art ETSY Shop!
I hope that you find something you love! If my art brings you happiness and you would like to support me to keep going it means the world to me!
Note: In case you don’t see listed what you had your eyes on, you can make me a custom request, just contact me!
❤ Just a Note: As you know I have my own Shop CarolinaRusso ART here on my Blog which is my primary shop and is where you can find “All my Art” all my Series and Collections created throughout the years they are all here and always available for sale when you purchase directly on my Blog you fully support me!
I keep my ETSY as secondary shop for who prefer to shop in that venue but my inventory listed there is limited to few pieces at the time or for special sales.
Thank you so much for following and sharing my work! ❤
My post today is the official release of my new painting dedicated to historic Surrealist artist “Frida Kahlo” the month of July celebrate the anniversaries of her Birthday and end of her life, (6 July 1907 – 13 July 1954) she was a Mexican painter recognized as one of the most revolutionary Latin American artist, best known for her bright color paintings and especially for her self-portraits. She made many portraits telling her own life story dramatically painted. Her paintings were inspired by her culture using symbolism and mythology in her surrealistic style inspired by the nature and artifacts of her native country Mexico. She is also one of the most painted artist around the world, I have seen tribute paintings of her in any creative style and medium. Artists worldwide love to recreate her bold character identified by her eyebrows recon as unibrow iconic shape. This is my second painting dedicated to her. I made my first one two years ago in July 2017 it was a half figure of her inspired by some of her own famous paintings you can see my painting here.
This July 2019 I painted a tribute portrait in my style watercolor and ink which portrays her face with the typical braided hair up do ornate by colorful rose flowers, she wore flowers in her hair most of the time and that’s how she appear in most of the existing photos throughout her life. I am happy overall with this painting especially with the expression I was able to capture in her eyes.
The Moth I painted with black ink and gold is just symbolic in a good way. I love moths and I just thought it will complete this tribute portrait to Frida as you see the Moth has a cross on her chest as symbol of “Faith” and two heart shape in her wings they symbolize “Love” the gold means “Light”. There isn’t any superstitious or dark meanings behind my moth. Moths are “Nocturnal Spirit Animal” they are attracted to light and their meaning resonates with truth, faith and determination you can see a little video I took of this painting to show the shiny gold and I posted on my Instagram!
Sadly Frida Kahlo discovered the art of painting while in bed severely injured from a terrible accident. To take her mind away from the pain and to find a way to pass time she discovered her art and started paint self-portraits one of her famous quotes says: “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best” there are many of her own quotes which her words clearly describe her character like this one “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” Or “I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality” and how she describe herself “I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint” – Frida Khalo
Details about my watercolor painting: My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used French Artists Watercolors Sennelier l’Aguarelle, Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03. A Alvin Draft/Matic pencil #03. Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches. Enhanced with gold ink.
My Frida Kahlo Prints are now available for pre-order here on my Blog Shop Limited Edition Fine Art Prints, only 30 prints available, numbered, signed and hand enhanced with gold one by one!
♥️Print price Is $35 free shipping within USA I do ship Internationally for only $6
♥️Print size 8×10 inches numbered edition!
♥️Size 5×7 inches price $25 is an Open Edition not numbered!
🖤♥️🖤I really hope that someone of you out there will adopt her!
Prints are also available on my ETSY Shop
All my watercolor paintings are always available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand enhanced and signed To order prints check Here!
Wish you a wonderful month of August everyone
and to all my artists friends and followers keep painting!
This month I have participated to another inspiring painting challenge the second hosted this year by Artist Annie Stegg Gerard on Instagram.
Annie challenged us for a “Draw this your style challenge, posting her oil painting “Princess Isadora”. I have participated to her first challenge painting “Princess Cordelia” and of course I wanted to participate again. I loved to paint Isadora in my style. Annie gave us no restrictions and pure freedom to re-create her beautiful painting in anyway we wanted. Her Art is ethereal and dreamy, make you think about fantastic fairytales. I loved to paint my vision of Princess Isadora, according to Annie she is Cordelia’s older sister, so now I have re-created the two beautiful sisters in my style and medium. I am happy with the outcome.
About Annie’s art world….
” 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 my watercolors and ink paintings, let me know your impressions and feelings about it! I really would like to know!
❤ 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 Limited Edition Print of the painting “Princess Isadora” just Contact me and also ask me for the special duo if you like to get both Princess ” Isadora and Cordelia”
A week has passed since I was kindly invited for an interview by Esme at Esme Salon Blog and we partnered together for a very Special Giveaway of two of my Art pieces!
We hope that you enjoyed reading the Interview and if you followed all the steps required to enter the Giveaway then maybe you would be one of the two lucky Winners! If you won you will receive for “FREE” one of my Limited Edition hand enhanced and signed prints made from my latest original watercolor paintings:
>> Prize #1 “Gaia’s Anemones” (on the left)
>> Prize #2 “Ectoplasm”
AND THE WINNERS ARE……..
To know head over >>> Esme’s Blog and read her post!
Congratulations to the winners please Contact me with your address!
Thank you so much for your participation!
Wish you a great weekend!
I was kindly invited by Esme at Esme Salon Blog for an Interview and we partnered together for a Giveaway of my Art!
We hope that you will enjoy this Interview and yes, did we say “GIVEAWAY” – sure we did, so sit back and relax, read to the very very end of her post, and then please follow all the steps required and get yourself entered for this awesome GiveAway! We decided that we will have two Winners and each will receive one of my Limited Edition hand enhanced and signed prints of my original watercolor paintings as you see in the image here above are Prize #1 “Gaia’s Anemones” on the left and Prize #2 “Ectoplasm” on the right read all the details on her post!
❤ Now head over >>> Esme’s Blog read everything and get to action if you would love to participate to the chance to be a lucky Winner!
Comments here would be closed I will respond over there! Do not miss this great opportunity!
Thank you all for the participation! Please share!
Wish you a great weekend!
HAPPY 4th July!
Day #4 World Watercolor Month 2019
Today I am join Charlie at Doodlewash for the World Watercolor Month 2019 Art Challenge this is Day 4 painting prompt is “Family Fun” and here in USA we are celebrating the 4th of July “Independence Day” also if USA is not my native Country because I was born and raised in Italy I celebrate this day since I live here from 15 years. Today I like to share again a painting I made time ago to celebrate this holiday! I have created this painting with a limited palette of two watercolors just blue and red and a touch of gold on her lips!
❤ To all my USA followers and friends and to anyone like me that celebrate this day I wish you a wonderful day! ❤
Details about my watercolor paintings: My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. Gold Jelly Roll pen. I used French Artists Watercolors Sennelier l’Aguarelle, Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05 . A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil. Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .
❤ All my watercolor paintings are always available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand enhanced and signed To order check this page Here!
The month of May is almost over and so the #mermay Art Challenge. I love painting mermaids and sadly this year I had no time, I was only able to create one new mermaid to include in my existing Mermaids Collection. I painted only one but I am very happy with my painting and who said that time is over for creating Mermaids? Yes the challenge is over but I can create new Mermaids whenever I want! 😉
Today I am excited to share with you my “New Release” of my Mermaid painting having the title “Exploring The Abyss” I painted in my traditional and signature style watercolor and ink. If you followed my recent posts on Instagram you remember this mermaid because I was showing my work in progress with some sneak peek, from the pencil sketch to the begin stage of watercolor, if you missed you can visit @carolinarussoart and see how this painting become alive. This watercolor mermaid had a quite long process, lots of details and layers for me to be able to obtain all the shades of colors.
A Limited Edition of #20 Fine Art Prints is now Available made to order! If you would like to order one of the beautiful twenty numbered, signed and hand embellished Prints you can they are available only in size 8×10 inches and I Offer a 10% Off discount to my Bloggers friends and anyone that place an Order here on the Blog if you like to reserve a print just read the details and fill in the order form linked in this page. I do ship Worldwide. If you have any question contact me.
Details about my painting: .I used a Draft/Matic Pencil 0.5mm by ALVIN for my sketch. I painted on BEE Paper 140lb 100% Cotton Cold Press, 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 GALLERYthere 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!