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Pacific Coast (California) – Photo ©Carolina Russo

 

 

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Wander In The Abyss #MerMay2017

  

Wander In The Abyss – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

– Wander In The Abyss Mermaid #MerMay2017!

The month of May is over in few days and so the #MerMay2017 challenge, I loved to participate and during the month I re-posted some of my mermaids I previously painted and I made this new mermaid painting.
I am sorry I haven’t post much lately, it was because I had to fix a problem with my computer, thankfully right now is all working and fixed! I haven’t been writing here on my Blog but I did post my work on Instagram and if you follow me there you know I have been pretty busy drawing and painting!

Wander In The Abyss – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today I am excited about my  ” New Release” and  to share with you my finished  “Wander In The Abyss – Mermaid” a watercolor and ink painting. If you came across my previous post you remember this mermaid and that I was showing my work in progress, from the pencil sketch to the begin stage of watercolor, if you missed that post, maybe you like to read it and see how this painting come alive. This watercolor mermaid had a pretty long process, lots of patience and layers for me to be able to obtain this look and all the shades of colors on a “not watercolor paper” like the gray toned paper sketchbook that I used. This time, I really wanted to try something different using a toned paper for background and I wanted to see how  I could use watercolors and inks on a paper for dry media.  I can say that It’s pretty tricky! I am happy with the way the painting turned out!

A Limited Edition of 20 Art Prints is now available only hand embellished
I will add by hand the gold ink to embellish each print and turn it in one of a kind and special. It is very difficult to print the gold ink from an original painting because the scanner and printer aren’t able to give the real gold pigments and spark, that’s why I decided to do only a very small run of special prints hand embellished. When the 20 prints are sold out I won’t print them again and with time they will increase in value!  Prints are size 8×10 inches, I offer a special discounted price for  my friends and for anyone that  place an order here on the Blog Price is $45 + $8 Shipping via USPS Priority Mail within US if you like to reserve a print just fill in the form linked.

Wander In The Abyss – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Details about my painting:
 I Sketched on a Strathmore 400 Series medium surface 80 lb – gray toned paper large sketchbook size 9 x 12 inches for dry media.  I used a  Draft/Matic Pencil  0.5mm by Mab Graves Limited Edition for ALVIN for my sketch  and I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle and Artist’s Loft watercolor pan set I used this set for a opaque- chalk effect. Ink pen COPIC Multiliner #0.03 and a SAKURA  Metallic gold 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 available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints   here on my Blog!
Some of them are also available on my Etsy Shop CarolinaRussoArt.

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

 

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Venice Italy in Watercolors!

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Venezia Italy – Original Watercolor – Copyright ©Carolina Russo

An oldie watercolor painting of Venice….

Time after time I like to look back at my old watercolor paintings.  I like to see how much my art change and my skills grow during the years!  Recently I came across this painting that I made in 2013 around this time of the year. It is almost four years ago and I like to re-share it with you all. This painting is very dear to me because is a view of “Venice” Venezia in Italian,  it is one beautiful city  in Italy, my native country! 
It is a view of Venice that I just painted out of my visual memory without any photo reference. It is a loose watercolor, I remember I was practicing the loose technique so hard to master! I know there is a lot that I could’ve done better, it was a fast painting and somehow, I am pleased with how this painting turned out!  I think I was able to capture the feeling and essence of Venice. If you have been to Venice then maybe you recognize this view. I wasn’t born in Venice it’s not my hometown. I was born in Naples another beautiful city on the sea. That’s why I love the ocean so much and  I love to paint water, there is something about water that it is so inspiring to me in many ways, artistically and not. I like the reflections and the colors. I often base my palette on the beautiful range of colors of the sea.  The sea and the ocean are very often captured also in my photography!

Details about Watercolor:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle and I painted on a Canson watercolor paper 140 lb cold press. 

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

All my watercolors are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 

 

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Wish you a great rest of the week stay creative!

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New Mermaid – Work in Progress! #MerMay2017

  

Mermaid – WIP Stage 2 Begin Watercoloring – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

– May new watercolor month challenge :  MerMay2017!

This month of May I have several creative projects going on and one of them is that I am participating whenever possible to the #mermay2017 Challenge. I came across this inspiring challenge following artists friends on Instagram! As you know I love mermaids they are fascinating ,and I have painted several which I have reposted for the first few days of this challenge! Today I am sharing my latest and new Mermaid drawing isn’t finish and  still a work in progress. I am already working on stage two “Watercolor”. I am also sharing the pencil sketch that I begin with. This time I decided to do something different and use “Gray Toned Paper” I love toned paper you can create beautiful effects with it! I especially love the white and black ink effect on toned tan and gray paper, but I also like to experiment and I wanted to see how my watercolor style works with this paper. Toned paper is not made for watercolor is a paper for dry media, but it’s not a super thin paper and if you use watercolors you have to find the right balance between color and water, painting more dry than wet. I like it so far and looking forward to see this piece how turn out when I am done! ❤

Mermaid – WIP Stage 1 Pencil Sketch – Original ©Carolina Russo

***A note: excuse if the photos quality in this post isn’t  as my usual.  I am dealing with a problem on my computer that is annoying me a lot and at the moment I am using a backup computer! Windows 10 decided to reboot and stay in Safe Mode and lock me out of my desktop :-((( without option to get to login, is crazy and I am trying to figure out what to do to get off the safe mode, I read that many Windows 10 users had this problem if any of you ever experienced this and solved the problem, please let me know! Hope to get back to normal soon!

Waiting for Mermaids – Malibu California – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Waiting for Mermaids….<3 while working on my new watercolor mermaid, I keep nurture the inspiration looking at this photo I took a month ago in beautiful Malibu. I love to share it with you and maybe inspire you a little…

Details about my Sketch and Watercolor:
 I Sketched on a Strathmore 400 Series medium surface 80 lb – gray toned paper large sketchbook size 9 x 12 inches for dry media.  I used a  Draft/Matic Pencil  0.5mm  Mab Graves Limited Edition by ALVIN for my sketch  and I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle.

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

All my watercolors are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 

Please to stay up to date also follow me on Instagram account dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart

 

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#mermay2017

Happy mermaids month! ❤

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My Lighthouse painting found home in Scotland!

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Day #22 - Lighthouse (Rhode Island) - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Lighthouse (Rhode Island) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

– Lighthouse (Rhode Island) –

Today I have a nice news to share with you!

My watercolor painting “Lighthouse – Rhode Island” was created last July 2016 during my participation to the first edition of the  World Watercolor Month  a worldwide challenge that did bring together artists from all over the world to create 31 paintings in 31 days. My Lighthouse is actually available in Limited Edition Art Prints on my Etsy Shop Carolina Russo Art  one of prints just Sold recently to a dear friend Whafflemethis part of our Community here on WordPress. I love Lighthouses and seascapes they are so beautiful bring calmness and meditative feelings! When I painted the Original watercolor, I searched for inspiration and I came across beautiful images of “Rhode Island” an US State in New England, lots of lovely views and places. I found over a Google search a beautiful photo  of a lighthouse located near the city of Newport. That was my inspiration for my painting I have posted the photo below for you to see (sorry I don’t know the photographer name to give credit).

Day #22 - Lighthouse (Rhode Island) - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

WWM Day #22 July 2016 – Lighthouse (Rhode Island) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Here is the photo that I have received this morning, the painting is beautifully framed in a cherry wood frame,  looks great in his new home in Scotland. Rich aka wafflemethis recently ordered the art print with the option upon request to have the painting mounted with a matt which I personally prepare. This is an option that I offer for a small difference of price to Limited Edition Prints, so that the print when received is ready to be framed. We decided for a blue matt because  brings out greatly the colors of the painting and match with another “Lighthouse” painting of mine that he previously purchased, and I am sure they look great together.

Lighthouse – Rhode Island – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This is the reference photo I used to create the painting in my vision and signature style.

Reference photo –  Rhode Island Lighthouse (Photo Credits Google Search).


Details about my watercolor:
watercolor painting is outlined with black ink pens. I used  French Artist grade Watercolors Sennelier, Ink pen Pigma Micron Black #01 and a Pentel Prera fountain pen. Painted over Arches watercolor paper grain fin cold pressed 300g  140lb


Limited Edition Art Prints of this painting are available on my Etsy Shop!

 

 

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The Ocean In Winter

Majestic Ocean - Photo ©Carolina Russo

Majestic Ocean – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Hello friends sorry I haven’t post much lately, I have been busy with some painting commissions, fullfilling some orders and organizing my new Etsy Shop. Last week I went to visit the beautiful Ocean it was an great day! Maybe some of you that follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart already had the opportunity to see these and more of my latest photos. I love the ocean in Winter the colors, the dramatic sky is a wonderful combination. When I went there I took some nice photos there were a beautiful light check my Instagram for more. These days here in California is unusually raining a lot, which is very good for the earth everything around here is now way greener and beautiful! Usually the hills where I go hiking are dry and the vegetation camouflage with the dirt and rocks at this moment it is so green like rarely I have seen, so I went to take some photos there too I will post them here next time. For today enjoy this beautiful ocean’s sunset! And you can also see me in action trying to capture the moment! ❤

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Until next time I wish you a great week I better go back to paint now! 😉 ❤

 

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Meet and Greet Fridays… Week #4

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Week #4 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

Welcome everyone to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays this is Week #4 of 2017!
Join the Meet And Greet and please leave your “Link” in the comments if you don’t and you just leave a “Like” new Bloggers wont see any links and is like you haven’t participated to the event, and since I do this event with the purpose to help out the Community of new and older Blogs to get connected a link is needed!

I hope that you had a great week and I wish you a wonderful weekend!

I am very happy that you found your way  here especially if is your first time on my Blog, thank you for stopping by! This event brings joy every week  to see all of you here.

Meet and Greet is a time to connect with new and old Blogs! Please post your Blog link in the comments!

Thank you for your participation and for all the reblogs, Twitter, Facebook and any social media where you share!
That’s awesome of you to help sharing this and keep the event going! ❤

Spread the voice and invite your friends here!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this, please read all the details on the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page! Anytime check the Archive at the bottom of the page there are the links to all the #30 Weeks listed, there you can always come back to the latest week post!

  • Reminder: this weekly event is linked to And Featured is…a event that I try to host here on yesterdayafter.com  each month sorry this event has been in a break for awhile but new interesting things are planned to Feature maybe in a different way, coming back soon stay connected for the opportunity!

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If you would like to introduce your Blog, meet other great bloggers, and have the opportunity to be considered for a  “Feature” please leave a comment on this post with your Blog link!

 

I wish you a wonderful weekend!

 

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Meet and Greet Fridays… Week #3

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Week #3 – MEET and GREET Fridays…

 

Welcome everyone to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays, I can’t believe this is Week #3!
Are you still interested in this event? This is my 3rd year. I am deciding if I want to keep it up every week… it all depends of your participation I will if I see you interested ❤

I am very happy that you found your way  here especially if is your first time on my Blog, thank you for stopping by! This event brings joy every week  to see all of you here. I hope that your week passed well and now is time to relax during your weekend. 🙂

Meet and Greet is a time to connect with new and old Blogs! Please post your Blog link in the comments!

Thank you for your participation and for all the reblogs, Twitter, Facebook and any social media where you share!
That’s awesome of you to help sharing this and keep the event going! ❤

Spread the voice and invite your friends here!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this, please read all the details on the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page! Anytime check the Archive at the bottom of the page there are the links to all the #30 Weeks listed, there you can always come back to the latest week post!

  • Reminder: this weekly event is linked to And Featured is…a event that I try to host here on yesterdayafter.com  each month sorry this event has been in a break for awhile coming back soon.

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If you would like to introduce your Blog, meet other great bloggers, and have the opportunity to be considered for the month selection of  “The Featured of the Month” please leave a comment on this post with your Blog link!

 

I wish you a wonderful weekend!

 

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2017 Meet and Greet Fridays… Week #1

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2017 Week #1 – MEET and GREET Fridays…


HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Welcome everyone to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays!

This is the Week #1 first week of the 2017 we closed the 2016 with #43 weeks of Meet And Greet Fridays has been a wonderful year were I met many great Bloggers and visited lots of new interesting Blogs. I hope that the 2017 found you all well and that you are excited to keep this event going!

I am very happy that you found your way  here especially if is your first time on my Blog, thank you for stopping by! This event brings joy every week  to see all of you here. I hope that your week was great and well, now is time to relax during your weekend and stay warm, I know it is very cold and also is snowing in many parts of the US and in Europe. 🙂 so keep warm! ❤

Meet and Greet is a time to connect with new and old Blogs! Please post your Blog link in the comments!

Thank you for your participation during the 2016 I appreciated very much all the reblogs, Twitter, Facebook and any social media where you share!
That’s awesome of you to help sharing this and keep the event going! ❤

Spread the voice and invite your friends here!

Everyone is welcome and if you are new to this, please read all the details on the Meet and Greet Fridays Home Page! Anytime check the Archive at the bottom of the page there are the links to all the #43 Weeks listed in 2016, there you can always come back to the latest week post!

  • Reminder: this weekly event is linked to And Featured is…a monthly event that I host here on yesterdayafter.com  each 2nd Saturday of the month. Sorry  I late to post the New Featured cause lack of time. A new “Featured of the Month” will be chosen by me very soon!

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If you would like to introduce your Blog, meet other great bloggers, and have the opportunity to be considered for the month selection of  “The Featured of the Month” please leave a comment on this post with your Blog link!

 

I wish you a wonderful weekend!

 

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Into The Deep Sea – Digital Art

Into The Deep Sea - Digital Art watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Into The Deep Sea – Digital Art watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Hello everyone I hope the New Year found you all well!

After I have painted daily for last 31 days and met my Challenge I wanted to take a short break to recharge but as you know I love to experiment new ways in my creativity and I love Digital Art so when I leave my brushes to rest, I love to work in digital. Today I wanted to share with you one of my latest Digital Art painting I made it yesterday. This digital painting is created out of the fusion of two of my original watercolor paintings that I made awhile ago, some of you may remember this Mermaid I painted in July Day 17  for #The WorldWatercolorMonth  I also used another one of my paintings created in July month which is this one July Day 30 Fish and Bubbles

As you can see from my two paintings I have created one new. I gave it more color and depth and give it the feeling that the mermaid is under water! I think this digital watercolor turned out really nice I love the colors, shades and lighting that I was able to obtain. I did print it out on heavy weight watercolor paper just like my paintings and it looks fantastic! But this is my opinion! 🙂 What do you think? I really would like to know your insight!

Details about my original watercolor paintings:
 watercolors are outlined with black ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  Ink pens used  Pigma Micron Black ink #02 and a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib .  I painted on a large  8.5 x 11 inches  sketchbook.

Digital Art: my original watercolor paintings are edited with the latest version of Photoshop and other software to create the final digital painting.

❤ This painting is available now in Limited Edition and can be Pre-Ordered here for a limited time!
For this first Release I will only make #10 Fine Art Prints in size 8×10 inches!

Title of the print is “ Into The Deep Sea

If you like it don’t miss it!

For order and all the info price etc…go to my  > Shop Art Prints Page

 

Have a wonderful day or night!

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