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The World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 3


– Playful Squirrel  –
Day #3 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 3 Playful Squirrel – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth2020 Day 3 Prompt Playful

Today painting is inspired by an adorable and playful squirrel 🐿 that visit me every day from months. He is so cute! I leave a small plate with nuts under a tree in the backyard and he comes every day, most of the times alone, but sometimes he comes with a friend, I just love to see him, he enlightens my mornings. I hope this will bring you a smile ❤

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤If you would like to have it, you can order Hand Enhanced Prints of the Playful Squirrel Painting in my > ETSY Shop

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2020 would be available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand signed Prints and maybe some Originals too.

Join us and use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected and keep painting!
Much love to the artists participating  around the world
and a special thanks goes to Charlie!

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 Begins – Day 1


– Poppies  –
Day #1 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 1 Poppies – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

The World Watercolor Month 2020 Begins today! 

Hello friends here we are again, today is the first day of this inspiring and challenging month of July 2020  I can’t believe this is the 5th year of this great watercolor challenge, I remember when I joined the first edition.
Day #1 of 31 days a worldwide event that consist in daily watercolor painting, to know more please read my previous post.

This year I am not always following the official prompt list and I hope to be able to post my work daily.  I will do my best to post whenever possible.

Today I wanted to paint some happy flowers and I got some Poppies, executed in loose watercolor style without ink outline.

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 I used French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ If you would like to have it you can order Prints of this Poppies Painting in my ETSY Shop

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2020 would be available as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand signed Prints and maybe some Originals too.

 

Join us and use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected and keep painting!
Much love to the artists participating  around the world
and a special thanks goes to Charlie!

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Watercolor – Queen Flower

Queen Flower – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso


Exploring a new idea 

Today I am excited to share with you one of my latest watercolor painting having the title  ” Queen Flower”.
I painted in my traditional signature style in watercolor and ink but this time not on the usual watercolor paper. I came across this 10 inches diameter paper lace doily at home and my first thought was to make a ink drawing on it! I love to explore new artistic and creative ways to paint, testing papers or surfaces and see how watercolor works especially on unusual ones! I am always driven to try new techniques and materials. I have to say that the combination of watercolor and ink pen did work really well without any bleeding through the paper! I am happy and pleased with the outcome! The watercolor looks great on this paper doily, the original painting is lovely and would look great with a floating frame.  I will sure create more paintings on paper doilies in the future.

Queen Flower – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

The Original Painting is Available for sale!
If you are interested in this Original Watercolor painting or if you have any question please Contact me.

Queen Flower – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

 

Artist’s details about the painting:
 .I used a  Draft/Matic Pencil  0.5mm by ALVIN for my sketch. I painted on a 10 inch Paper Doily, 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  GALLERY  there 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!

❤ Please follow me on my Instagram dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart 

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Have a great weekend!

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Tears In The Fire

Tears In The Fire – Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a great start of the year!
I know lately I have been pretty quiet and didn’t post here on the Blog as much I’d like to. I took a break to recharge my creativity.  I didn’t know how to feel in this beginning of the year, there is so much going on in the world.

Today post is about the release of my new watercolor painting with the title Tears In The Fire this is my first painting of the 2020 and it is very special to me.
I feel so much sadness for the heartbreaking situation affecting Australia from months under the catastrophic wildfires that is destroying, animals, wildlife, natural habitats, and people.  Sidney University experts estimated that over 1 billion of animals has tragically perished it’s heartbreaking!

I gave the title Tears In The Fire because I can only imagine how much, tears, pain and suffering these beautiful animals are going through. My painting is dedicated to the wonderful Koalas 🐨 and to all the rescuers that are helping and caring daily for them to heal painful burnt paws and injuries and to all the other animals in desperate need of care surviving this horrific fire.

I hope that my painting can rise awareness and give a tiny contribution to support the wonderful Koalas and wildlife victims in this terrible time for them. I love all the animals and now they needs our help, together we can make a little difference in their recovery. Since I was a child I dream to one day being able to hold a lovely Koala in my arms! I hope I will one day! ♥️

Prints of my painting are now available for purchase as Open Edition signed and hand enhanced in size 5×7 and 8×10 inches please visit my >>  ETSY Shop

Tears In The Fire – Open Edition Prints from Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Fundraiser for Australia Koalas Rescue Bushfire relief I will donate
70% of the proceeds from the sale of this print! (The 30% left would be for supplies to make the prints I wont make any profit!).

🖤 DONATIONS WILL GO TO:
I have decided to split the 70% between two great not for profit organizations they are doing an amazing job to save Koalas and wildlife animals and will continue to do so.
🖤 50% goes to Port Stephens Koalas   NSW – Australia
🖤 20% goes to WIRES Wildlife Rescue

NOTE: Each print is “Hand Enhanced” with inks is like a semi original you don’t receive just a normal print but it has my hand work on it!
Print is signed and printed one by one in studio by me on a beautiful paper, and looks great framed, the one in the photo below is mine I had to have it on my wall!
Prints are unframed but ready for you to add one.

Thank you in advance to anyone that decide to purchase this print your support for the cause is precious. I need your help or I can’t do this by myself! 🖤
So far only one print sold thanks to  Christiane a wonderful soul in Germany! 

Tears In The Fire – ©Carolina Russo

❤ Details about my painting:
Watercolor painting,  Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Fountain pen Pilot Prera fine nib.  Ink pens used PIGMA Micron Black ink #01 and 03, Micron dark red ink #1,  Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed.

Please visit my ETSY Shop if you would love to have a print of my painting and join me to help save these magnificent creatures!
❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any question Contact

For more of what I am up to daily, follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

To all my friends and followers in Australia please be safe!
Have a great weekend everyone I will post updates, always thank you for sharing ❤

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Happy New Year 2020!

 

Have a wonderful and Happy New Year 2020!

New Year CAKE Italian Panettone – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

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Happy Autumnal Equinox and Happy Birthday to Me!

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Zodiac Sign: LIBRA ©Yuhon – Deviant Art

 

This year 2019
the Autumnal Equinox falls on September 23
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

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Inktober 2018 – Expensive Crown ©CarolinaRusso

 

Wish you all a great week!

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Frida Kahlo Tribute Portrait

– Frida Kahlo Portrait  –

 

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

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!

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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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