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Happy Fall! And…September 23 I Celebrate…

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Zodiac Sign: LIBRA ©Yuhon – Deviant Art

 

This year 2017
the Autumnal Equinox falls on September 22
it was yesterday! 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

Mushrooms – Original watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

Wish you all a great weekend!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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New Release: Esme – Bringing alive a character with a painting! Collaboration with Author MJ Mallon

Esme And The Mirror -Original Watercolor Painting by ©Carolina Russo – Portrait of Esme Inspired by the Book – “The Curse Of Time” #1 Bloodstone by Author MJ Mallon

Today I am happy to post about one of my latest collaboration and commission done during the month of August.
I have collaborated with British Author Marjorie J Mallon,  she is a novel’s writer and  a friend in our community here on WordPress.

She Blogs at MJ Mallon Author!

I always love to write the story behind the scene of  my paintings. A while back I was contacted by MJ, she is one of my lovely long time followers from overseas. She loves my Art and followed my World Watercolor Month Collection, created in July, a challenge featuring 31 paintings in 31 days. MJ was touched by one of my paintings, inspiring the coming idea. Explained in her message to me indicating that her new book Kindle Edition “The Curse Of Time” #1 Bloodstone was close to be launched on August 26, (yes it is already happened!) and that she would’ve loved to collaborate with me, asking if I could create a painting for her. A portrait to illustrate her fiction character “Esme” and a digital image to be able to share it online! The idea was very exciting to me, I love book illustrations and of course, I wanted to create this special portrait.  MJ gave me some interesting details about Esme, and enough was said that I let soon my creativity fly. I prepared a pencil sketch with my vision, MJ approved and I was ready to paint and bring the character alive. What a beautiful opportunity for both of us to collaborate while we are in two different countries, she is in UK and I am in US this is one side of the beauty of Blogging! Great connections can be made opening the doors of possibilities. I Blog from three years now and I had amazing connections and experiences. During this year is happened to me several times to collaborate and I love it.

While having our communications MJ gave me some interesting information and detail about what was important for her to showcase  in my painting.  Esme has long blond hair, the mirror, a face reflection, tears, a pink quartz crystal, a clock, and sunflowers + few more detail that I wont reveal to do not spoil her book! Not much I needed, to let my creativity and vision of Esme taking  shape. I had my vision and MJ loved it! As you can see on my painting I added all the elements she gave me ” Esme, the crystal and  the sunflowers are in foreground painted in a light delicate watercolor color palette that is in  contrast with the images in the dark background, the clock and the mirror that are representing the unknown and the darkness.

I loved to create this intriguing painting which I gave the title “Esme And The Mirror”  Esme is the name of one of the main characters in the book.  MJ mentioned in one of her Blog posts this quote: “The tears in her eyes convey her sadness but the golden hair of the mysterious girl facing her (no spoilers!) is bright and vibrant, suggesting hope.”  What a great message isn’t it? Well my painting represent Light and Darkness, Sadness and Hope.

Thank you so much MJ  for supporting my art with our collaboration and commission! I had the opportunity to create this beautiful inspiring Portrait for you bringing alive your intriguing character Esme and have my Art connected with you and your new book! “The Curse Of Time” #1 Bloodstone to know more about it give MJ a visit on her Blog this is the link to her Book Launch Party Post

Painting Release: The image of my painting isn’t included inside the book, but I am having a “New Release” here now!
First run of Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #1/20 Prints are available for fans and collectors, fine art prints are numbered and hand signed by me!
If you like one for yourself or for a wonderful gift, the Print is beautiful, you can fully support my Art and  preorder – purchase your Print here on my Blog, read all the info about price and shipping on my page Shop Art Prints

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Artist Details about the Original Painting:
My watercolor is outlined with black, white and brown ink pens. Gold pen Gelly Roll by Sakura. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle, Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05 . A Alvin Draft/Matic Pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves.  Pentel Aqua Brushes – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .
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If you like my Art
and would like to have a Custom Painting or Illustration from me, I am open to commission work if you have an idea
just Contact me and we can talk about it! 🙂

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

All my watercolor paintings are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints!  

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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

I hope that you enjoyed this behind the scene story!
Wish you all a great week!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copiright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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New Release – Miss Wednesday Addams

Wednesday Addams – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

New Release!

This is my latest watercolor painting just finished yesterday and launched on Instagram @carolinarussoart, it is my artistic version of character Miss  “Wednesday Addams” created in my signature style of watercolor and inks!
My painting is inspired by Wednesday Friday Addams a fictional character created by American cartoonist Charles Addams in his comic strip The Addams Family, first appeared  in 1938 on The New Yorker cartoon. The character has also appeared in television and film, in both the live action and animated formats.

Artists around the world like to portray this intriguing character creating beautiful Fan-Art artworks in their own style! So here is mine!

Wednesday Addams – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

I enjoyed to paint her in a delicate color palette portrait!
My Miss Wednesday Addams is now available in a Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of 20 numbered and hand signed prints! I will print her in two sizes 8×10 and 5×7 inches price is different for each size select the option that you prefer! And don’t forget to add the discount code I am offering!

❤ She has been just listed on my ETSY Shop Carolina Russo Art! And is ready to be adopted! ❤

I am having a great SALE on ETSY plus I am offering an Extra 10% Off on any order! My Coupon Code is  LABDAY2017  to apply at check out!  The coupon is valid from the day 8/31/17 until day 9/4/17 I have just Reduced Prices pretty much on everything left in the Shop, plus you can add this extra 10% discount, remember the coupon is valid only for 4 days!!!! If you use the link above the coupon is already applied!  😉

Wednesday Addams – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red ink pens. Silver pen Gelly Roll by Sakura. 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 the Original on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

Wish you all a wonderful day!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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One Of A Kind Mermaid!

Floating Mermaid – Hand Embellished Print -Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Aug 25 UPDATE: The Flash Sale mentioned below in this post is now ended! 💙
This unique Mermaid still available and is now back full price +shipping and listed on my ETSY Shop!
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Today Special!!!
I have ONE print ready of my watercolor painting “Floating Mermaid”and Today I wanted to create something very special for you that love and follow my Art journey! This morning I have been working on it! I have “Hand Embellished” this print with gold ink and I added a new element, the “Crown” to the mermaid, which you don’t find it on the original painting!

Floating Mermaid – Hand Embellished Print -Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This print  would be a One Of A Kind!!! For One lucky Collector!

 

❤️It is available only Today and Tomorrow until 12 pm pacific time here on my Blog! It is also posted on my Instagram @carolinarussoart for the special price of $30 and Free Shipping within USA! I don’t usually sell my hand embellished prints at this price so if you really would like to have one of my artworks, this is your opportunity!

If is not sold after tomorrow night it would be listed on my Etsy shop at the price of $45 + shipping.

I do ship Internationally upon request shipping price is $13

🤗❤️ Claim this unique Print before is gone forever! Only one like this!!! The first to arrive and claim it here or on Instagram will get it! ❤

Print Details:
Size: 8×10″
Price: $30
Payment: PayPal
Shipping: Free in USA
International Shipping: $13
Hand Embellished Print
Hand Signed
One Of A Kind ✨
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💙 To claim it leave me a comment saying “SOLD and fill in the Shop Art Prints form!

Floating Mermaid – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This is the Original watercolor painting before my Hand Embellished work on the Print!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors are outlined with black, white and dark red ink pens, sometimes blue ink. Gold pen Gelly Roll by Sakura. 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. Painted on a large mixed media paper Sketchbook.

For more great paintings please visit my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection check my  Gallery

 

Wish you a great week everyone!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Coffee Painting Week # 3 – Alice In Wonderland


– Alice In Wonderland –
Week#3 Coffee Painting Challenge

Coffee Painting Week 3 – Alice In Wonderland – Original Coffee and Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Hello everyone this is the week #3 of  the Coffee Painting Challenge! I am loving it to paint with coffee it is so inspiring! The theme for this week is “Alice In Wonderland” and well a “Tea Party” for Alice and friends  is a must to paint and so I did! This is painting #3 for this month I am creating a mini series of four collectible paintings, they would be available in Limited Edition Art Prints as single prints and at the end of the month a set of four mini-prints would be available more details next week! Keep following!

Details about my Coffee – Watercolor paintings:
My coffee to paint is prepared in 3 shades Light – Medium – Dark. I developed my own recipe and technique.
My watercolors is lightly outlined with brown and dark red ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used Pigma Micron Brown #01 and dark Red ink #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 .

To see my Weekly Coffee Painting Collection please visit my  Coffee Painting Gallery


All my paintings are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints numbered and hand signed. I you love these paintings you can already preorder your print. For details visit the page Shop Art Prints

❤ Follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart

August weekly Coffe Challenge by @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA #natscoffeechallenge

 

 

Wish you a great weekend! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Coffee Painting Week # 2 – Your Favorite Mug


– Your Favorite Mug –
Week#2 Coffee Painting Challenge

Coffee Painting Week 2 – Favorite Coffe /Tea Mug – Original Coffee and Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today is time again for the  themed weekly Coffee Painting Challenge, this is the painting for Week #2 the theme is “Your Favorite Coffee/Tea Mug” I love coffee and Tea mugs which I collect vintage ones. I love to drink coffee as much I love to drink Tea! I am enjoying to create this mini series of four collectible coffee paintings, they would be available in Limited Edition Art Prints in size 8×10 or at the end of the month I will create a set of four mini prints!

Details about my Coffee – Watercolor paintings:
My coffee to paint is prepared in 3 shades Light – Medium – Dark. I developed my own recipe and technique.
My watercolors is lightly outlined with brown and dark red ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used Pigma Micron Brown #01 and dark Red ink #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 .

To see my Weekly Coffee Painting Collection please visit my  Coffee Painting Gallery


All my paintings are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints numbered and hand signed. For details visit the page Shop Art Prints

❤ Follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart

August weekly Coffe Challenge by @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA #natscoffeechallenge

 

 

Wish you a great weekend! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Coffee Painting Week # 1 – Cherry Blossom Tree


– Cherry Blossom Tree –
Week#1 Coffee Painting Challenge

Coffee Painting Week 1 – Cherry Blossom Tree – Original Coffee and Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This month I am participating to a themed weekly Coffee Painting Challenge, this is the painting for Week #1 the theme is “Cherry Blossom Tree” (Use Pinks and Blues to make it pop!) I loved to create this portrait. Painting with coffee is beautiful and opens all a new way to create! I haven’t painted with it in a while and I loved to go back to it! This month I will create a mini series of four collectible paintings, they would be available in Limited Edition Art Prints.

Details about my Coffee – Watercolor paintings:
My coffee to paint is prepared in 3 shades Light – Medium – Dark. I developed my own recipe and technique.
My watercolors is lightly outlined with brown and dark red ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used Pigma Micron Brown #01 and dark Red ink #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 .

To see my Weekly Coffee Painting Collection please visit my  Coffee Painting Gallery


All my paintings are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints numbered and hand signed. For details visit the page Shop Art Prints

❤ Follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart

August weekly Coffe Challenge by @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA #natscoffeechallenge

 

 

Wish you a great weekend! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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August Coffee Painting Challenge!

August weekly Coffe Challenge by @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA

Hello everyone Happy August! ❤

The month of July has been fantastic with the participation to The World Watercolor Month! I am pleased that I’ve created a beautiful series of paintings now available in Limited Edition Prints! This month of August is going to be very interesting, because I am participating to another great Challenge hosted on Instagram by my friend from Norway artist Natali K Haugane aka @UNIVERSI_IMAGINARIA this Challenge is about painting with “Coffee” interesting isn’t it?

This Challenge has weekly themes Natali said that she chose that because there is more time to get used to paint with your coffee or tea if you would like to try that out. And I personally like that because there is also more time during the week for other type of paintings. I will create one coffee painting at week following the  4 weeks themes, you can see them listed on the challenge flyer. I will post my painting during the weekends here on the Blog and on Instagram @carolinarussoart. I find it really cool and I always had fun to paint with “Nature Colors” I did paint  with coffee in the past and I have experimented with fruit and pigmented spices. If you are on Instagram and you like to participate to the challenge post your coffee painting at the end of each week using the hashtag #natscoffeechallenge it would be fun!

If you paint with watercolors #worldwatercolorgroup isn’t much different to paint with coffee, if you never tried and would like to learn how and give it a try, my friend artist Magny Tjelta made a post on her Blog and a lovely video tutorial! I will link it here: Learn Basic Coffee Painting  I suggest you to watch it! 😉

You can paint beautiful things with coffee! I will try to adapt it to my signature style! If you don’t have an Instagram account and you don’t want one, you can still join me here on my Blog, link your weekly post with your coffee painting to me so that I can see it!

Do Your Best! – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Have a fantastic month creating with coffee you would be amazed to see what you can do with it!
Be creative and inspired!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

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Day 31 – Things With Wings #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Things With Wings –
Day #31 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 31 – Things With Wings – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today is Day 31 official  prompt is “Things With Wings” thinking at wings comes to mind butterfly wings! I painted an ethereal and mythical fairy! This is also last painting for the World Watercolor Month 2017! I am happy with the turned out of my series. I love each painting I made during this month.  And it is not over I already have another series to do, #4 paintings to create for the month of August! I will be participating to another interesting and inspiring challenge hosted by a friend artist on Instagram and I will paint with “Coffee” I will post all my painting here on my Blog too so keep following!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red ink pens. Gold pen Gelly Roll by Sakura. 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 .

To see my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Wish you a great rest of the week! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 30 – Out Of The Storm #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Out Of The Storm –
Day #30 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 30 -Out Of The Storm – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Late post for Day 30 official  prompt is “Stormy Days” my painting title is “Out Of The Storm” I loved to paint this portrait and let the colors of a stormy sky flowing in the water.

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red ink pens. Gold pen Gelly Roll by Sakura. 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 .

To see my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Wish you a great week! ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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