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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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Thank You!

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New Painting – #drawthisinyourstyle Challenge #4

Draw This In Your Style Challenge 2019

Draw This In Your Style Challenge by Kelogsloops – Watercolor Ink Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Hello friends,
I hope you are all well another month is ending today let’s welcome April!
I have participated to  “Draw This In Your Style” Art Challenge already 3 times during the past months and I have participated to one more, today. I am posting my new painting created for the  Challenge  hosted on Instagram, this time by a wonderful watercolor Artist known as  Kelogsloops  #idrewthiskelogs you can see more of his beautiful paintings on his Instagram account  @kelogsloops  I was so inspired to recreate  in my style this beautiful painting you see his original here below.
In my re-creation I have changed a few things like the figure angle, colors and added a dash of gold as the challenge isn’t supposed to be a true copy but your own take on it being inspired by his painting and made it your own in your style! So I hope you all like it please leave me comments I love to know! ♥️♥️♥️

©Kelogsloops – Original Watercolor Painting

 

❤ 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 Bee Paper Aquabee for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are 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 this page! 

❤ Feel free to contact me or to pre-order on the above link if you would like a Fine Art Print “Hand Enhanced” of my painting for this Challenge Contact me

Also  you can see her on my Instagram…

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Have fun creating never stop dreaming!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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New Painting – Omega – #drawthisinyourstyle Challenge #3

Draw This In Your Style Challenge 2019

Omega – Watercolor Ink Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Hello friends,
first of all happy February! I hope you are all well embracing the new month!
if you followed my previous posts you know that during January I have participated to  “Draw This In Your Style” Challenge twice already and today I am posting my third painting created for the same Challenge  hosted on Instagram, this time by Artist Sam Crow #samscuriouschallenge  you can see more of her curious creatures on her art account on Instagram @samscuriouscreatures  for this challenge she selected two of her beautiful creatures I was soon inspired to recreate  in my style this one the little “Witch Omega” from Sam lovely original acrylic painting.

Witch Omega – Painting by Artist @ Sam Crow

Sam Crow is also known as “Sam’s Curious Creatures” she is an Artist based in UK we enjoy and follow each other art from long time I am delighted and happy to say that she is also part of the WordPress Community! To know more about Sam you can visit her Blog / Website at  Sam Crow Art

Thank you Sam for this opportunity I loved to participate! ❤

Omega – Watercolor Ink Painting ©CarolinaRussoAbout my painting I have re-created Sam’s  “Witch Omega” in my own signature style painted in watercolor in a limited palette. The painting is outlined with ink and I decided to have Omega standing out from an oval frame that instead to be black or dark color like the original painting is filled in gold ink, not easy to photograph gold I hope is ok on these photos.  I really like how Omega turned out I am very pleased with this painting and I hope you like her too!

❤ 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 Bee Paper Aquabee for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are 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 this page! 

❤ Feel free to contact me or to pre-order on the above link if you would like a Fine Art Print “Hand Enhanced” of my painting  “Omega” Contact me

And you can see her on my Instagram…

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🖤It’s finished! Sam I hope you like her! My dear friend Sam Crow aka @samscuriouscreatures is hosting a #drawthisinyourstyle Challenge of her little “Witch Omega” and this is my entry and recreation of Omega in my Style! Swipe to see more…🖤 ♥️Limited Edition Prints “Hand Enhanced” would be available for Pre-Order DM me! . . . . . #carolinarussoart #drawthisinyourstylechallenge #samcrow #drawitinyourstyle #illustration #watercolorart #art #creepycute #creepycreatures #viralart #popsurrealism #samscuriouschallenge #witch #originalart #beautifulbizarremagazine #goldink #inkdrawing #badappleartistscollective #worldwatercolorgroup #lowbrowart #illustration #lowbrowpopsurrealism #sennelier1887 #beepaper #artgallery #tafeature

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Merry Christmas!

Day 4 – Snow Globe – Presents ©CarolinaRusso

 

♥️Merry Christmas ♥️✨

I wish you all dear friends and followers a wonderful Christmas Day and Holidays!


I am very thankful for your support and for following my journey my art couldn’t be known around the world without you!  Your beautiful comments and encouragement ongoing is precious. Thank you beyond words to everyone that wanted to Collaborate with me during this year and to the ones that has decided to own one of my paintings or any of my artwork pieces I am honored to have my art in your house it means everything to me! ✨

What makes me happy
is to give happiness and inspire people through my Art
give feelings to the heart and deep to the soul!
” ©CR

Being a full-time independent artist is everything but easy and your help and support is the most precious you can give to an artist!

Thank y ou so much! ♥️✨
May the 2019 bring peace, love and lots of beautiful Art! 🎄✨

 

Holy Night

STILLNESS – Be Still And Feel The Light Within You….  ©CR

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Have a wonderful Christmas!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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Characters Illustration – A Collaboration with Author MJ Mallon – 1st Stop Blog Tour! #ABRSC

Watercolor Illustrations ©CarolinaRusso

Hello everyone I hope that you all are enjoying Spring!
Today I have a nice announcement to do…

time has arrived and today I am very happy to post again about one of my latest collaboration and special commission done during the past months. This has been a great and interesting project that I have been working on!
During last Summer I was contacted by British Author  MJ Mallon for the creation of some character illustrations for her new book.   We have had a wonderful collaboration developed in the coming soon publication of the book in paperback edition, including my character illustrations.  MJ Mallon is a novel’s writer and a dear  friend in our Blog-World Community. To get to know more about her,  please  visit her Blog at MJ Mallon Author!

Today is also the start of MJ  blog tour for the release of her  paperback – The Curse of Time Book One Bloodstone. There will be a celebration on her blog, everyone is invited!
This post is the  first stop  on the #ABRSC tour, other blogs will follow in the next coming days.

The beautiful book  is a fantasy novel for young adults, inspired by supernatural, magic and paranormal. Many themes are touched into the intriguing and captivating story of Amelina Scott, a fifteen years old girl that lives in Cambridge,  England. With some magic help, Amelina discovers the truth of a shocking curse that destroyed her family happiness. If you like magic and supernatural you would love this novel. This is the first book and according to author MJ Mallon it would be a sequel and so a series.

The title is “The Curse Of Time” #1 Bloodstone  first published as Kindle Edition “Not Illustrated” launched August 2017.

Today I am very  happy to announce that the book would be released soon  in paperback edition during April 2018. I have created the Illustrations of two characters “Esme and the Creature Eruterac” I loved to create these watercolor paintings as portraits of the intriguing characters, MJ described them to me so well that I was able to bring them alive on paper.  I am so honored and very happy that my illustrations are included in black and white into the paperback edition, it is a great accomplishment and means a lot to me. This year you will see other great collaborations and very interesting projects that I am working on. Keep following!

Character’s Portraits – Esme and the Creature – Original Watercolor Paintings ©CarolinaRusso

I have previously wrote another post where I explain most of the behind the scene about the start of this project and details about my creation of the character’s portrait, if you’re a new follower or if you have missed it, you can read my post dedicated to the character Esme:  New Release: Esme – Bringing alive a character with a painting! Collaboration with Author MJ Mallon

you can also read MJ Mallon post about our collaboration and my illustration for the character the Creature :

A Wonderful Collaboration With Talented Artist Carolina Russo

Character’s Portraits – Esme – Original Watercolor Paintings ©CarolinaRusso

Isn’t it beautiful to see the portraits published? I love them! MJ was so kind to send me a preview copy of the paperback and everything looks great!

Character’s Portraits – The Creature – Original Watercolor Paintings ©CarolinaRusso

I have created the watercolor painting for two characters “Esme” the girl trapped in the mirror and ” The Creature” a scary entity and creepy guardian.
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I want to give a special thanks to MJ Mallon for loving my art and for thinking of me for this project and great collaboration, hopefully we can collaborate again in the future. Thank you so much Marjorie!

Character’s Portraits – Esme and the Creature – Original Watercolor Paintings ©CarolinaRusso

*** Paperback Release date is April 2nd and can be purchased on Amazon 

Paintings Release: The images of my paintings are included inside the paperback book in black and white. If you are interested you can purchase the color version available in two sizes as “Limited Edition Fine Art Print” only #20 Prints for each character are available for fans and collectors. Fine art prints include a certificate of authenticity, are numbered and hand signed by me!
If you like one for yourself or for a wonderful gift, prints are beautiful almost like the original paintings! You can fully support my Art with your purchases for the character  “Esme” visit my Etsy Shop

***If you’re interested in a Fine Art Print of “The Creature” please order here on the Blog at  Shop My Art Prints

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Artist details about the Original Paintings:
My watercolor is outlined with black, white and brown ink pens. Gold pen Gelly Roll by Sakura. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle, Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05 . A Alvin Draft/Matic Pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves.  Pentel Aqua Brushes – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .
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If you like my Art
and would like to have a Custom Painting or Illustration from me, I am open to commission work if you have an idea
just Contact me and we can talk about it! 🙂

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

All my watercolor paintings are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints!

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What makes me happy is to give happiness and inspire people through my Art, give feelings to the heart and deep to the soul!”  – CR

 

I hope that you enjoyed this post and suggest you to read the book!
Wish you all a great week!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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Etsy Shop Flash Sale 5 Days only! 20% Off

Etsy Shop Flash Sale!

 

♥️ I am having a 5 Days Flash Sale on my ETSY Shop! 

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my paintings and recent work is up for grab during the next 5 days 20% Off when you spend $18, starting January 10 until January 15.  Right now is  good time to shop if you like some of my pieces don’t miss this sale!

Hint: Valentine’s Day is coming pretty soon ❤ how about a love gift to your loved one, or to yourself…why not? 😉 ❤

There are lots of new work that I have created during the past months.  There are about 50 paintings listed as Limited Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are beautiful and available in two sizes at different prices, there is also available a “Set of Three Prints of your Choice” for a special price.

Thank you so much for following my Art your support is great and means a lot to me! ❤

Thank You!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Wintmas 2017 – Christmas Love Angels ©CarolinaRusso

 

LOVE – Love is the light at the center of everything.  ©CR

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year

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Thank you so much for following my artistic journey and for supporting my Art!
Your support is precious!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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