National Days

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

happy mothers day .

 

Ectoplasma – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

 

❤ I love to dedicated my watercolor painting “Ectoplasma” to all the Moms in this “Mother’s Day”

And especially I wish Happy Mother’s Day from far away to my wonderful Mamma in Italy,  I love you Mamma! ❤

Happy Mother’s Day!

💝🎉 Love to all the Moms around the World celebrating this day,
to be a mom is amazing and one of the most difficult job
but nothing can be compared to the deeply LOVE of a mom! 💗🌷

Wish you all a wonderful day!

 

 

Thank You!

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Day 4 – Red, White and Blue #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Red, White and Blue  –
Day #4 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 4 – Red, White and Blue – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today painting prompt is “Red, White, and Blue” and here in USA we are celebrating the 4th of July “Independence Day” I managed to make this painting portrait with the limited palette of the three watercolors and a touch of gold on her lips! I am glad I was able to paint before the fireworks later on tonight! 😉 Have a wonderful Happy 4th of July! ❤

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 .

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

This is going to be an amazing month keep painting!
Much love to everyone around the world!

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Thank You!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

 

happy mothers day .

Rose – Photo ©Carolina Russo

❤ A beautiful rose dedicated to all the amazing moms in this special “Mother’s Day”
one rose for each day of the year ❤
And especially I like to dedicate this rose to my beautiful mamma in Italy, I am far away here in USA  and we have to deal with the long distance and no matter what the life brings she has been and is always there for me I love you mamma grazie! ❤

Happy Mother’s Day!
💝🎉much love to all the Moms out there, to be a mom isn’t easy but nothing can be compared to the LOVE of a mom! 💗🌷wish you a wonderful day!

 

 

Thank You!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth – A Blossomed California Sunset In April…

A Blossomed Sunset In April – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Today I came across the post of the weekly photo challenge at The Daily Post and also if this is the theme for last Wednesday April 19 and tomorrow would be a new theme,  I still want to participate to this one, with one of my latest photo and share the beauty of nature with you all.

From The Daily Post: The theme for this week is “Earth” celebrating the Earth Day and our planet. This week, share an image that means “earth” to you — whether it’s a panorama of a landscape that takes your breath away, a close-up revealing a detail in nature, or another scene that honors the outdoors, we welcome your takes on the theme!

The photo I am sharing today is a beautiful Southern California sunset filled with lovely yellow flowers. I took this photo some days ago during my daily evening hike. I love my walk at sunset time it give me the opportunity to take beautiful photos of sunsets and fierce colored skies. California is a wonderful place for sunset photography no matter where you are if on the hills or near the ocean. This photo was taken on the hills of a trail I love to go. The nature here is beautiful lately especially after all the rain we had a month ago, everything turned out beautifully green a joy for the eyes since here often the hills looks yellow brownish and dry.
I enjoyed my walk a lot lately with these beautiful kind of evenings, but this week is already getting too warm and everything is already changing color.

When I took this photo, I really wanted to capture all the elements that makes our earth beautiful, the orange fierce sunset sky, the clouds, the land and the flowers. I almost felt I was creating one of my paintings, I had a clear idea of how I wanted the photo to be. To get this angle for my shot I had to almost laying on the ground! Turned out exactly what I’ve envisioned! I hope that you enjoy this portrait of nature as symbol of our precious Earth as much as I do.


For more of my Photography visit my Photography Gallery

Follow me also on Instagram @carolinarussoart  for the opportunity to see this and more of my latest photos and Art.

 

 

Until next time I wish you a great rest of the week! ❤

 

Thank You!

Thank You!

 

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Cappuccino Day #WorldWatercolorGroup

Day #23 WorldWatercolor Month - Love Coffee - ©Carolina Russo

– Love Coffee – ©Carolina Russo


– CAPPUCCINO Day! –

Today I love to celebrate the Cappuccino Day and I am joining Charlie at doodlewash for this day of November Adventure!
I haven’t made a new watercolor because I am still recovering from InkTober  lol 😉 kidding!  I love this one very much.  I painted it on last July for the wonderful #WorldWatercolorMonth  I remember that was a very loved painting. So I decided to repost it as much I wanted to paint a new one!
I was born in Italy how I cannot love coffee and cappuccino, nonetheless espresso and all the kinds! It’s always time for a cup of coffee! 🙂
Today I had to celebrate while sipping a wonderful cup with all of you! ❤

Day #23 WorldWatercolor Month - Love Coffee - ©Carolina Russo

Day #23 WorldWatercolor Month – Love Coffee – ©Carolina Russo

 

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black , Blue, Brown and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005  and Pentel Prera fountain pen fine nib I painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

 

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup

 

Enjoy November Adventure!

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! A digital funny photo of me! 😉

 

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H.A.P.P.Y.  H.A.L.L.O.W.E.E.N everyone!
I wish you all a wonderful and safe evening have fun and like a friend said to me…
today don’t forget to turn on a candle to symbolise illumination of the spirit within! ❤

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Thank You!

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Red Breasted Bird – #NatureDoodlewash

Red Breast Bird - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Red Breast Bird – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today for my #NatureDoodlewash  hike, I am going to share one of my latest watercolor it was a joy to make this one. A portrait of a “Red-Breasted California Bird” .  Here in California I don’t have to go too far of a hike to see them. When is their time, I can see them very often. I have seen many beautiful Red-Breasted birds, there are some very small size and some just a normal bird size this one I painted is the normal size. They are so beautiful to watch chirping and being busy over the tree branches, that red color pops so nicely, they totally inspired me to paint their beauty.

Today I also like to share with you that one of my short stories “Memories of Happiness” has been published yesterday on VisualVerse Anthology Press,  where Art meets Words. What they are doing is interesting and challenging if you like you can read my post and my story  here.

Red Breast Bird - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Red Breast Bird – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Coming Soon Event! 
“The World Watercolor Month” you can learn all about it here!

 

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Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black and Brown ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 and Brown ink pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #NatureDoodlewash

You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash! If you do… don’t forget to “Tag” your image.

 

#NatureDoodlewash

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

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Girl With a Bird – #NatureDoodlewash

Girl With Bird - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Girl With a Bird – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today for my NatureDoodlewash  hike, I am happy to share my watercolor. A portrait that emits a message of love and protection for our animals and nature. Symbolized by the whimsical girl who hold lovingly a yellow bird on her shoulder close to her neck.  I have seen many beautiful yellow birds here in California and they inspired me. I enjoyed to paint the “Girl With a Bird” is an inspiring image of love and peace. I hope that you like it as much I do! I always love to read all your beautiful comments 😉 ❤

Coming Soon Event!
I also get the chance to announce that on the month of July we will have a great event going on Worldwide!
A month of watercolors! A great challenge, 31 days 31 watercolor paintings! I will participate joining Charlie at Doodlewash he is the creator of this magical event and of  “The World Watercolor Month”  from now on each year in July will be celebrated! Yay thanks to Charlie! 😉 This event will unite Artists around the World joining together this Ultimate Challenge! I am so honored to participate! This is the first year it just got officially approved! You can learn all about it here!

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Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black and Brown ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 and Brown ink pen #01 Pink gel pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for a  #NatureDoodlewash and Laura for Draw a Bird Day over at Create Art Everyday!

You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash! If you do don’t forget to “Tag” your image.

 

#NatureDoodlewash and #DrawABirdDay

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

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#DoodlewashDinner – National Shrimp Day!

Shrimp - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Shrimp – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today I found out that is National Shrimp Day which is perfect for our Doodlewash Dinner!

Shrimps are delicious and a great source of Omega3 they are consumed worldwide and there are numerous dishes and recipes to choose from paired with some nice white wine. I was born on a city on the Mediterranean Sea in Italy “Naples”  which is very close to the famous Capri Island and to the well-known Amalfi Coast where there are amazing places to go to eat fresh and great seafood which is a favorite to many!

Think about a great Shrimp Saute or a fresh Shrimp Cocktail, or more a great quick Shrimp linguini and so on… I know we’re getting hungry here! 😉
For my watercolor today I painted a single beautiful Shrimp I couldn’t choose any dish… so I wanted to paint the beauty of the shrimp itself which is a lovely sea creature!

Shrimp - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Shrimp – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Details about my
doodlewash:
I used a basic watercolor palette Artist’s Loft Fundamental watercolor pan set  this pan set is considered for beginners but I enjoy use it for the variety of colors and for sketching. I also used a  Pigma Micron Black Ink pen #005 and Brown #01 over a Mix Media sketchbook!

With this National Shrimp Day  I  join Charlie at doodlewash  for a #DoodlewashDinner!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!
Tag your image #DoodlewashDinner.

 

#doodlewashaday #DoodlewashDinner #NationalShrimpDay

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

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National Crepe Suzette Day – #DoodlewashDinner

Crepe Suzette - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Crepe Suzette – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

Today is National Crepe Suzette Day!

I enjoyed to watercolor this delicious French Dessert I had no much time so I made it very fast and post it very late since I wasn’t home! I love Crepes they can be made sweet or salty  and this day brings up my memories of travelling to France years ago when I was still in Italy I had the opportunity to travel and visit beautiful places in Europe. I have been to France twice and both times was wonderful. I remember when In one of the two trip I visited the French Atlantic Coast going to Bretagne and Normandy I visited lovely places on the coast and I ate lots of Crepes, they were so delicious and often made just in front of me. I loved all the sweet ones, but I also loved the seafood ones! I had great time there!  I hope that for today you enjoy my watercolor ones! 😉

Crepe Suzette - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Crepe Suzette – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Crêpe Suzette

Crêpe Suzette is a French dessert consisting of a crêpe with beurre Suzette, a sauce of caramelized sugar and butter, tangerine or orange juice, zest, and Grand Marnier or orange Curaçao liqueur on top, served flambé.
I found a recipe that seems to be original French if you would like to try to make them here is the recipe! ❤
You can read more facts about the origins of the Crepe Suzette here!


Details about my
doodlewash:
I used a basic watercolor palette Artist’s Loft Fundamental watercolor pan set  this pan set is considered for beginners but I enjoy use it for the variety of colors and for sketching. I also used a  Pigma Micron Black Ink pen #005 Brown #01 and a Red gel pen over a Mix Media sketchbook!

With this National Crepe Suzette Day  I  join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a #DoodlewashDinner!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!
Tag your image #DoodlewashDinner.

 

#doodlewashaday #DoodlewashDinner

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

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