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Frida Kahlo Tribute Portrait

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Frida Kahlo – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Hello friends,
welcome to a warm August!

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.

Frida Kahlo – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

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

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Wish you a wonderful month of August everyone
and to all my artists friends and followers keep painting!

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Jewelry Design – The Warrior Necklace…

Warrior Necklace

Today I like to share one of my most loved Jewelry Design uniquely created for power and beauty. This necklace is part of my Collection of Ethnic and Tribal inspired Designs.

“TRIBAL” Jewelry Collection 

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I named this necklace “Warrior” because the meanings of the beautiful and ancient turquoise gemstone.

I wanted to create a Tribal Ethnic style necklace made all in leather cord knotted, it has a feeling of South Western and Native American Indian.
My design feature a centerpiece pendant made with  beautiful Turquoise gemstones and an Agate  all wrapped and knotted with a thin leather cord, has no metal wire. The pendant is 3.5 inches long, made with three beautiful Turquoise gemstones in different sizes, and a yellow – brown Agate combined with brass beads in between, there are two big tinted horn pipes on the sides, a white natural horn mini pipe, round bone and wooden beads to complement the beautiful variety of natural gemstones. The necklace is beautiful to wear and complements many outfits I made myself one and I love it get ton of compliments anytime I wear it!

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A light tan color leather cord is knotted in a way to make it adjustable in length. The necklace is adjustable throughout sliding knots wearable long, short or the way you like best looks beautiful in anyway.

Details and Measurements:
Length leather necklace approx. 18 inch adjustable to 25 inch
Pendant: approx length 3.5 inches

Price: $65 + Shipping $6 within USA  payment with PayPal,
for International Shipping fee contact me first!

To Order fill in the Order Form

This necklace It is “Made to Order” only in “Limited Edition” as one of a kind because each necklace would be slightly different due to the nature color and unique shape of the gemstones .

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Turquoise gemstone power and meanings…

“Turquoise is considered one of the most ancient and old gemstone in the history of men and was mined from thousands of years.  Turquoise is a protective stone, emits protective energy,  was used from warriors for protection, power, strength and  courage. Many honored Turquoise as the universal stone, believing their minds would become one with the universe when wearing it.
If given a turquoise by a loving friend, that stone would protect the wearer from negative energy and bring good fortune. The turquoise is the symbol of friendship “

 

“TRIBAL” Jewelry Collection 2019 –
Design by Carolina Russo©

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All my Jewelry Designs are single pieces created to have a life and standing on their own beautifully in their unique and unexpected combination of natural elements. My Jewelry is made to order as Custom Order  and can only be purchased here exclusively on my Blog! If you like to order the “Warrior Necklace” you can fill in the order form right here  if there are any questions just Contact me.

For more of my Jewelry Designs, please visit my Jewelry Portfolio

I hope you enjoyed this post and to know more about this lovely and powerful
Jewelry design!
Always thank you for your support and for sharing my Art!

 

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New Painting – Princess Isadora – #drawthisinyourstyle Challenge

Draw This In Your Style Challenge

Princess Isadora – Watercolor ink painting ©CarolinaRusso

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.

Princess Isadora – Original Oil Painting by ©Annie Stegg Gerard

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”

Princess Cordelia – Watercolor ink painting ©CarolinaRusso

 

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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!

 

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Have a wonderful day!

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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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Happy Women’s Day!

HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY!

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Hello friends this is a sneak peek of my new painting! Sorry I have post it first on Instagram but I will soon create a regular Blog post talking about it and the meanings behind it!
So please stay connected and keep eyes for my next Blog post! As today I wish a very happy International Women’s Day to all! ❤

❤ Details about my paintings:
 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 BeePaper  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 collaboration just Contact me.

 

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Have a wonderful day!

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