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Day 1 – Strong & Free #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Strong & Free  –
Day #1 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 1 – Strong & Free – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This is the first post of this great creative month of July Day #1/31 daily paintings today begin the second year of the  World Watercolor Month  

I am following the official prompt list Day #1 is “Strong & Free” which also give the title to my painting.

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 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 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

This is going to be an amazing month keep painting!
Much love to everyone around the world that is participating and a special thanks to Charlie!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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A Rare Red Owl #DrawABirdDay #WorldWatercolorGroup

Red Owl - Original watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Red Blue Eyed Owl – Original watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today I like to share with you my new watercolor, I made it last night before go to bed and it made me happy! I love Owls I find them to be so beautiful there are many species and rare ones. Time ago I was pinning on my boards on Pinterest and I came across this amazing photo of a blue eyed half red Owl I don’t know what species is and if isn’t an edited photo I’ve heard that people do edit animals photos to change their colors, but whatever it is it looks amazingly beautiful and that inspired me to paint as soon I have seen it weeks ago. Last night finally I painted him thinking that today following our Community tradition here in our circle of friends artists it is the 8th of the month is #DrawABirdDay . Here below I will add the original photo that inspired my painting for you all to see this beauty!

Rare Red Owl - Photo Source   Pinterest

Rare Red Owl – Photo Source Pinterest

Today I am  also happy to join my friend Laura with  my “Red Owl” this painting is my entry for the monthly  Draw-a-Bird Day, a lovely event that Laura kindly used to host on her Blog Create Art Everyday! I don’t know if  Laura still doing this her Blog to not be updated but in any case let’s keep this lovely event going on #DrawABirdDay


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #05. Painted on watercolor paper Cold Press  140 lb  fine grain size 7.5 x 9 inches!

I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #WorldWatercolorGroup  

 

 

Wish you a wonderful day or night and…don’t let the inspiration go away!
Keep up with your Happy Doodles!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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©YLIA ADVENTURES – Merry Christmas!


MERRY CHIRSTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

©YLIA ADVENTURES – Christmas

Ylia Adventures "Merry Christmas" - Watercolor ink ©Carolina Russo

Ylia Adventures “Merry Christmas” – Watercolor ink ©Carolina Russo

LIGHT – “Bring out the light within you and shine upon all…” ©CR

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 For all the info, price and details please check out the dedicated Shop ©Ylia Series Page

Thank you always for sharing my artistic journey and for supporting my Art!
I will never be able to do what I love without you!

Thank You!

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Shop INKTOBER 1st Release – ©YLIA ADVENTURES – Fine Art Prints Limited Edition!

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1st Release Fine Art Prints – Watercolor Ink ©Carolina Russo


NEW 1st RELEASE!!!

©YLIA ADVENTURES  Fine Art Prints

 

1st Release of my Collectible InkTober Series is now available in  Limited Edition!
From October 1st until the 31st  I have been very busy and focused on creating non-stop and drawing daily, because I joined the Worldwide InkTober event.
This month has been amazing and crazy at the same time, is not easy to commit to a challenge like this, there is so much behind it, but I enjoyed every moment.  I am proud that I was able to follow my path and complete the challenge with my 31 drawings in 31 days. These drawings are very detailed and take quite long time to have one finished. They are not the kind of sketches made in 20 minutes.  The result and outcome of my intense work is a lovely creation. My character ©Ylia, that was born on October 1st 2016. I developed Ylia drawing after drawing while following the official 2016 InkTober  prompt list. Each drawing illustrate a story based on the daily prompt words. I also wrote  my own “Quotes” I wanted to turn each drawing in a positive message to share with the world. I want to thank everyone that followed this challenge and shared my journey. Thank you so much for all messages and the kind words of encouragement that I received every day, that was a huge help to keep me going! I have been receiving emails asking if after the Inktober my drawings would be available for sale. I then decided for now to launch this 1st exclusive Collectors Release of Fine Art Prints.

Today November 5, 2016  ©YLIA ADVENTURES  Fine Art Prints are available in  Limited Edition!
This is the launch of the Limited Edition Collectible Series!

Day #12 - WORRIED - InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

Day #12 – WORRIED – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

 1st Release  Pre-Orders are accepted for a limited time.

If you would like to own one or more of my drawings please Pre-Order purchase your Art Print here on my Blog!

Pre-Orders purchases are accepted  for the exclusive 1st Collectors Release until November 30!

There would be only #31 numbered and hand-signed Fine Art Prints size 8 x10 inches of each drawing for this first edition. Visit the Gallery to choose yours!
I accept Pre-Orders from today until Sunday November 30 at midnight Pacific Time USA.

INFO & Details:
For all the info, price and all the important details please check out the dedicated Shop ©Ylia Series Page
on this page I covered all the informations necessary for the purchase but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you always for sharing my artistic journey and for supporting my Art!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Night And Day…

Day and Night - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Night And Day – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today I like to debut here and introduce you my latest watercolor painting the title is “Night And Day” she is  another creature from my  “Mystic World Collection” I also wrote a poem to tell  her beautiful story.

Day and Night - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Night And Day – Original Watercolor  ©Carolina Russo

 

Night And Day

When the sun rise
she emits powerful rays of sunshine,
joy and merriment
sending warm feelings of love through the light

and a breeze
move the petals of a sunflower sending sunshine to the world.

When is twilight
she brings glowing light from the sky when
her other half is below the horizon
her rays of sunshine become refraction and scattering
she emits rays of love into a universal light
illuminating the Earth until dusk
she blows stars in the wind welcoming the night.

©Carolina Russo

 

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Details about my watercolor:
 watercolor painting is outlined with a black fountain ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and a  Pilot Prera Pen fine nib,  black ink, painted over a large size 11 x 8.5″ Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

For more of my watercolor paintings and sketches visit my Galleries here and  here

All my watercolors paintings are available for sale in Limited Edition Art Prints heavyweight matte paper made to order.
This painting “Night And Day” is now available as Limited Edition Art Print size 8×10 you can purchase her on my Blog or on my Etsy Shop “CarolinaRussoArt”

For order or for any more question please  contact me ❤

Wish you a wonderful day or a goodnight!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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My Fashion Design Sketch Need Your Vote!

Fashion Design - Original Watercolor Sketch

Fashion Design – Original Watercolor Sketch

One of my Fashion Design sketches is participating in a Fashion Art Challenge and Contest at Blick if you like my sketch and what I do,  Please Vote for me!
My Sketch need your Love and Vote!

Here is the link for Blick “ART and Vogue Contest” where you can >> VOTE for me!
Just click 😉 ❤

You can place your vote daily from September 19 until the 25!
I thank you in advance for all your support please share with your friends!

Fashion Sketch
A touch of Avant-garde 

Watercolor Sketch ©Carolina Russo

Watercolor Fashion Sketch ©Carolina Russo

 

I love to hear from you!

I love to hear from you!

 

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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A Wild Sunflower #WorldWatercolorGroup

A Wild Sunflower - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

A Wild Sunflower – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

The Season is changing and so the colors in nature we are getting close to the Autumnal equinox  2016, which would be on September 22.
The Fall season will bring us new enjoyable things of different kinds during the transition from Summer to Winter. Here in California I wont feel much that transition which I would love it!
Yesterday I was inspired to paint a Sunflower thinking to the beautiful nature in the wilderness. I wanted to paint in autumnal colors and add some character to the composition.
I painted the sunflower directly with the watercolors without trace it with pencil before. I loved letting the water flow and blend with the colors. This time I also wanted to create a different effect leaving some of the leafs in white and just outline them with the black ink pen, the white leafs are the only thing that I traced in pencil I really like how it turned out and I hope that you do too let me know your impressions! ❤


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black and blue ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #01 and a Blue Pentel ink pen. Painted over a cold press 140 lb watercolor paper pad size 7.5 x 9 inches!

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



All my watercolors are available for Sale in Limited Edition Prints for more info to order  
contact me.

 

Have a great day!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Travel Memories #WorldWatercolorGroup

Travel From Italy To USA - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Travel From Italy To USA – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today my watercolor illustration is for #SeptemberAdventure  I am playing along with  Charlie at doodlewash  for the theme of this month which is “Travel Memories”. This post put together several of the inspiring prompts and ideas that Charlie listed for the 30 days of painting. This beautiful September is a month dear to me because my Birthday is coming up sometime soon.
My watercolor  today is about travels. In my past years I have been travelling around Europe visiting beautiful places and creating great memories in my life. Today my illustration doesn’t just bring back my travelling memories  but is especially in memory of the day I traveled from the other side of the ocean where is my country Italy to USA. I already mentioned in another post that last August 22nd has been 14 years that I live here in California. My illustration is a way to remember that long day I traveled from Naples my City, via London to Los Angeles, it took approximately 20 hour it was an adventure for sure! 😉

 

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

If you like to join Charlie visit him on the Blog doodlewash  for more of #SeptemberAdventure  #WorldWatercolorGroup

 

 

Happy Doodles!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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White Dove #DrawABirdDay #WorldWatercolorGroup

White Dove - Original Watercolor © Carolina Russo

White Dove – Original Watercolor © Carolina Russo

Today I like to share with you my new watercolor, I made it last night before go to bed and it made me happy. I love the white Dove is such a beautiful bird and it became a great symbol of love and peace. It is rare to see them but each time I see one flying in the sky I stop everything just to admire her beauty and feelings that she brings. Yesterday I was pinning on my boards on Pinterest and I came across a lovely photo of a Dove that inspired me to paint as soon I saw it. I had that urge to paint it right at that moment! If you paint or sketch or also if you write or create any kind of things then you know what that feeling is and means, it was just late before go to bed not really a time to paint but I didn’t wanted to miss that  magic moment of inspiration that strike you unexpected so I did! I actually made it pretty quickly and I like it 😉 there is a beautiful quote that I want to share with you today and is from an Italian artist from Tuscany he was trained under the influence of  Giotto is part of the Art history, long time ago we are talking of the year 1390! Is dear to me because is from an artist  that contribute to the beautiful art in my native country Italy. But no matter the long time passed the words of this artist are very inspiring and motivating today! I wrote this quote on the first page of one of my sketchbooks I can read it all the time and will keep motivate and inspiring me.

“DAY AFTER DAY
NEVER FAIL TO DRAW SOMETHING
WHICH, HOWEVER LITTLE IT MAY BE,
WILL YET IN THE END BE MUCH”

Cennino Cennini
c. 1390

White Dove - Original Watercolor © Carolina Russo

White Dove – Original Watercolor © Carolina Russo

Today I am  also very happy to join my friend Laura with  my “White Dove” this painting is my entry for the monthly  Draw-a-Bird Day, a lovely event that Laura kindly host on her Blog Create Art Everyday! #DrawABirdDay


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #01. Painted on watercolor paper Cold Press  140 lb  fine grain size 7.5 x 9 inches!

This was the photo that inspired me I loved to see the movement of the flying Dove!

Photo source Pinterest

Photo source Pinterest

I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #WorldWatercolorGroup  not following September theme list!

 

 

Wish you a wonderful day or night and…don’t let the inspiration go away!
Happy Doodles!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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“Azur” a creature from a Mystic World!

Azur © Carolina Russo

Azur © Carolina Russo

Today I like to introduce you my latest watercolor painting and creation she is Azur a creature from a Mystic World, she comes from a place where everything is beautiful and peaceful like a dream. A place of art where creativity and fantasy lead the way to a life of freedom and happiness. Azur beside to be alive in a watercolor painting she could be the main character in an illustrated story or a beautiful character in a computer game or more… The beautiful part is… that she can be whatever I create her to be! 😉

Azur © Carolina Russo

Azur © Carolina Russo

I often enjoy to paint completely out schemes and let my creativity flow like a river while holding my brushes and pens. I enjoy to create whimsical and ethereal faces or figures that seems to come out of a fairytale or dreamy world bringing happiness and joy.
This is Azur’s Mystic Portrait next would be nice to see her in full figure! What do you think? I love your comments ❤

 

Azur_2

Azur a creature from a mystic world ©Carolina Russo

 

Details about my watercolor:
 watercolors paintings are often outlined with different colors ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron pens in Black, Blue and Red ink #01 painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!
For more of my watercolor paintings and sketches visit my Galleries here and  here  All my watercolors paintings are for sale in Limited Edition Prints made to order if you would like one or for more information please  contact me ❤

 

Wish you a wonderful day or a goodnight!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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