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Happy FALL 2018

A Wild Sunflower - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
A Wild Sunflower – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

The Season is changing the Autumnal Equinox  2018 is here HAPPY FALL everyone!

Let’s celebrate this beautiful Season ❤

I leave you with my Wild Sunflower watercolor painting I made time ago.  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!



All my watercolors paintings are available for Sale in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints, for more info to order  contact me or…..did you gave a visit to my new Shop?

 

HAPPY FALL
Have a wonderful day or evening!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

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New Redesign BLOG Launch Party with Giveaway! You’re Invited….

Yesterday After – Digital Collage of Watercolor Paintings ©CarolinaRusso

Hello everyone,

today I am very happy to announce and welcome you to the “Launch Party” of my new redesign Blog and Shop here on YesterdayAfter! ❤
I hope you will love the new look! And please keep reading because in the end you will find a little surprise!

I first launched this Blog three years ago my first post went live on March 24, 2015, I had three wonderful years here blogging and launching my Art. Amazing accomplishments were made throughout the years. My Blog had grown beautifully and so my dear Followers and supporters. I am so thankful for all the wonderful connections made worldwide with inspiring people. I thank all my Bloggers friends that still here in this community from our beginning. I am so thankful for all the new followers that recently visited here and decided to stay. I am so grateful for all the ones that aren’t here yet but they are coming to this path! Thank you everyone!

It was a while now that I had in mind to redesign my Blog!
After three years I felt the need to start fresh, change the look and make it more mine using my own Artworks. I have been working on this project from the past weeks and right now I think is ready!  I also wanted to create a new way to navigate through the pages, I hope you find it easy. and I wanted to include my New Shop. I no longer will sell any of my Art and Jewelry Designs on ETSY. As an independent Artist I like to be on my own in pretty much everything. I have decided to include my Shop here, to make shopping easier for you and to be able to have direct contact with me. I also wanted to be able to give you a better price on my Art, cutting all the “hidden fees” of a third-party involved with an external shop, and I have reduced shipping price for International . What you will experience is not an ordinary and classic e-commerce shop with the traditional cart system, no, you don’t find that here. The Shop has more of a website layout and, it is linked to my Blog. Just make sure to follow the menu and to read my guide that you find in each page and you can order and purchase my art in few easy steps.  During the redesign stage, I have created my own system and made it very easy for you to follow and to shop. If you ever have questions or find any problem don’t hesitate to contact me!

❤ FREE Shipping on any print purchased during this weekend!<3

Now to celebrate the launch of the new Shop I offer “Free Shipping” on any order of any of my Limited Edition Fine Art Prints, placed within today Friday 8/17/2018 and during the whole weekend until Monday 8/20/2018! 

I will also have my first GIVEAWAY here on the Blog!
The prize is a surprise Limited Edition Fine Art Print from one of my Collections that I will pick for you the winner will only see it when he receive it. To participate please follow few rules:
1) Like this post and make sure to leave me a comment it would be your entry for the Giveaway!
2) Follow this Blog
3) Like my Facebook Page
4) And follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart

On Monday I will randomly pick the Winner between all the people who left comments and did follow all the rules! So make sure to come back to check!
Winner will receive a surprise Limited Edition signed Print! Cheers ❤

Enjoy the visit and let me know what do you think about the new Blog! Leave comments they are your main entry for the Giveaway, Likes only doesn’t enter you! Good luck!

I am looking forward to see who would be the lucky winner! ❤

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Happy Mother’s Day!

 

happy mothers day .

 

Ectoplasma – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

 

❤ I love to dedicated my watercolor painting “Ectoplasma” to all the Moms in this “Mother’s Day”

And especially I wish Happy Mother’s Day from far away to my wonderful Mamma in Italy,  I love you Mamma! ❤

Happy Mother’s Day!

💝🎉 Love to all the Moms around the World celebrating this day,
to be a mom is amazing and one of the most difficult job
but nothing can be compared to the deeply LOVE of a mom! 💗🌷

Wish you all a wonderful day!

 

 

Thank You!

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Flash Sale on my Etsy Shop 3 Days only!

Wonder In The Abyss-  Mermaid – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

FLASH SALE!

♥️ I am having a 3 Days Flash Sale on my ETSY Shop

To Celebrate Mother’s Day  Starting May 10 until May 13, I am having a 3 Days “Special SALE” on my Etsy Shop 10% Off on anything available in the store!!!  Don’t miss it!

My  ETSY Shop!

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my recent paintings are up for grab during the next 3 days including a 10% Off discount would be applied at checkout.  Right now is  great time to shop if you like some of my pieces don’t miss this Sale, visit my Shop to find your favorite!

❤ Hint: Mother’s Day is coming soon ❤ how about a love gift to your Mom, or to just treat yourself? Also remember that since there is very little time  “Gift Cards” are an option always available for purchase in my Shop  😉 ❤

 

There is some new and old work that I have created during the past months.  There are 43 paintings listed as “Limited Edition Signed Prints” of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are beautiful, you find also “Hand Embellished” ones and most of the prints  are available in two sizes at different price. There is  available also a “Set of Three Mini Prints of your Choice” for a special price, there are lots of options to choose from, Don’t miss the Sale!

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

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Inspired by the Old Masters – Girl With a Pearl Earring

Girl With a Pearl Earring – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso – Painting Inspired by the Original Oil Painting, (c 1665) created by ©Johannes Vermeer


 

 Inspired by Classic Art and the Old Masters

“Girl With a Pearl Earring”  Original Oil Painting, (c 1665) created by Golden Age, Dutch Painter ©Johannes Vermeer

Girl With a Pearl Earring (Oil Painting, c 1665) ©Johannes Vermeer

Today post is to talk about “Inspiration” in any creative mind there is inspiration that comes from something. As an artist I get inspired by everything, just simple things like a color, a word, the shape of a cloud, the rain  just to mention a few can inspire my imagination to create.

Many times I got asked where do you get your inspiration from? My answer is always the same “from everything”!

Sometimes not just visual things, but also intangible things can inspire, like a sound,  music can inspire, the wind can inspire and it is from that starting point that magically trigger your mind to be inspired to create, develop and evolve your work in a  beautiful creation. Often artists takes inspiration from the work of others, especially the “Old Masters” from the Classic Art as a learning process that helps to try new visions, techniques and skills. The best way to be inspired from another artwork is to change things and transform it in your own. Do not copy exactly! Just take the inspiration and add your own language, give your  transformation and a new vision in order to grow your own art and identity as an artist, learn from the process. This is a great suggestion for beginners, a  way to practice and challenge yourself to evolve in your work finding your own voice. This is not only for visual artists but it can be applied to writers, designers and any type of creative that use inspiration.


Inspired by Classic Art, this is my watercolor version of this famous oil painting “Girl With a Pearl Earring” (c 1665) painted by Dutch Golden Age Painter  Johannes Vermeer. I always got inspired by the original painting and I have seen many other artists inspired.  This painting has  several things that captures my attention: the lighting, the innocent expression of the girl face, the colors and intense contrast, all these things  inspired me to paint my own watercolor version of the “Girl With a Pearl Earring”.  In my portrait, I left a white background, not a dark one, I focused on the light on her face, her eyes and lips. I wanted to change and give her a slightly different expression to do not copy her, but instead giving her a new soul. As you can see if you compare the two paintings, you see my inspiration from the original, but I changed her in my own style. This time I haven’t used any ink outline, is just watercolor.  I also gave her an extra touch with my signature long lashes! 😉

I hope that you enjoyed this post and that will help someone to feel inspired to try this and look into “Inspiration and Transformation” as a form of learning and growth in your art!

If you do please comment below I would love to know!


❤ Details about my painting:
 Pencil sketch with Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Mab Graves automatic Pencil.  Painted with  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle Artist grade,  Pentel Aqua Brush  –  Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed.

 

Fine Art Prints are available at this moment upon direct request to me:
❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Limited Edition Signed Print of this paintings,  you can order yours right here on the Blog just Contact me let me know that you want it and you can pay directly here on the PayPal button on my side bar, very easy!

Details: Fine Art Prints sizes available is 5 x 7  and 8×10 inches,  Special Price $25 and $35 + shipping (contact me) !  ❤

 

More Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my paintings are listed on my Etsy Shop!

 

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

 

Have a wonderful week and stay tuned for more Art!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Holidays ART – Last paintings for the 15 Days Of Wintmas!

Day #12 – The Shiniest Star – Robin

These are my last three paintings for my Holidays Art Collection and Wintmas Challenges! Today I am posting Days #12, 13 and 14

I am so happy about this collection of mini Christmas themed watercolor paintings and how they turned out I had great 15 days of creativity. I am thankful for  the response I got from the people that follow my journey and love my art. I had beautiful comments and encouragement. Thank you all for following this month challenges. After Christmas I will start some new and very interesting projects I will talk about it later on.

The 15 Days Of Wintmas: “For the followers that comes across this post just now, I mentioned in my previous posts, that I have participated at two challenges, following the prompts and combining them together. These challenges were hosted on Instagram one is “Wintmas” 15 days of painting lovely Christmas prompts,  #karlaswintmaschallenge hosted by artist Karla Pereira from Spain. The second challenge is hosted by a Collective of Artists  “Bad Apple Collective”  the challenge is “Bad Apples 12 Days” #badapples12days and of course I also did join my friend Charlie O’Shields of doodlewash  for the #worldwatercolorgroup”

Limited Edition Art Prints are available upon direct request to me:
❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Limited Edition Print of any of these Christmas paintings,  you can order yours right here on the Blog just Contact me, letting me know which one you want and you can pay directly here on my PayPal button on my side bar, very easy!

Details: Each Prints would be Hand Embellished with Gold and Silver ink! Size available is 5 x 7 inches (approx. 12.70 x 17.78 cm) Special Price is $16 shipping included!  ❤

Day #13 – Deer

All these are small watercolor paintings, they all have beautiful touches of silver or gold ink to it! You cannot really see it in photos because it is very difficult to photograph the sparkly glitter of the ink but the effect is beautiful! On my Instagram posts sometimes I add little videos and there you can see the gold and silver.

Day #14 Crown – Snow Queen

For day #15 instead of creating a painting I have posted a photo of my paintings collection as the prompt was “The Magic Of Wintmas”

Day #15 The Magic Of Wintmas

These mini paintings are all beautiful and a collectible series that will bring the magic of Christmas in any home ❤

Details about my paintings:
My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Pentel Pocket Brush black ink.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1, Sakura Gold and Silver Gelly Roll Pens or Gold Touch Calligrapher pen.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  I use  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, approx. size 4.5 ×5.75 inches.

Now you can see all the paintings of this Collection anytime,  visit my Wintmas 2017  GALLERY

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

Have a wonderful week!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Holidays ART – More of The 15 Days Of Wintmas!

Day 7 – Angels and Polar Bear

Hello everyone,

few more more days of paintings for the  Holidays Art Collection and Wintmas Challenges!

Today is December 16, the two challenges are ended and I have painted daily! I just haven’t had the time to post here daily, but I did on my Instagram.
For the followers that comes across this post just now, I mentioned in my previous posts, that I have participated at two challenges, following the prompts and combining them together. These challenges were hosted on Instagram one is “Wintmas” 15 days of painting lovely Christmas prompts,  #karlaswintmaschallenge hosted by artist Karla Pereira from Spain. The second challenge is hosted by a Collective of Artists  “Bad Apple Collective”  the challenge is “Bad Apples 12 Days” #badapples12days and of course I also did join my friend Charlie O’Shields of doodlewash  for the #worldwatercolorgroup.

Today I am posting four more paintings, Days #7, 8, 10 and 11 (yes I missed day #9) I have four more paintings to post later on.

Limited Edition Art Prints are available upon direct request to me:
❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Limited Edition Print of any of these Christmas paintings,  you can order yours right here on the Blog just Contact me, letting me know which one you want and you can pay directly here on my PayPal button on my side bar, very easy!

Details: Each Prints would be Hand Embellished with Gold and Silver ink! Size available is 5 x 7 inches (approx. 12.70 x 17.78 cm) Special Price is $16 shipping included!  ❤

Day 8 – Bright Snow – Bauble

I have skipped Day #9 cause I had a busy day and no time to paint.

Day 10 – Stay Warm – Drummer

All these are small watercolor paintings, they all have beautiful touches of silver or gold ink to it! You cannot really see it in photos because it is very difficult to photograph the sparkly glitter of the ink but the effect is beautiful! On my Instagram posts sometimes I add little videos and there you can see the gold and silver.

Day 11 – Chaildhood Toys – Sleigh

This one is a “Re- post” I have created this cute teddy bear last year for the Winter Wonderland challenge with the #worldwatercolorgroup it was perfect for this year prompts.

Details about my paintings:
My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Pentel Pocket Brush black ink.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1, Sakura Gold and Silver Gelly Roll Pens or Gold Touch Calligrapher pen.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  I use  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, approx. size 4.5 ×5.75 inches.

Now you can see all the paintings of this Collection anytime,  visit my Wintmas 2017  GALLERY

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

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com