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Photography – Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast (California) – Photo ©Carolina Russo

 

 

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Photography – Plumeria Flower and a Painting Challenge! #worldwatercolorgroup

Plumerias ©Carolina Russo – Photography

Plumeria Flowers are in Blossom outside my window!

Aren’t they beautiful? There is noting better than to see the Nature in all her beauty! As a photography lover and amateur I couldn’t miss to take this photo. I actually took more than one photo and shared them on my Instagram @carolinarussoart.  My Artist side make me feel that this would be a perfect inspiration and photo reference for a watercolor painting…I will keep it in my long list of painting projects and maybe one day you will see this as painting! But I actually have an idea!

❤ A Watercolor Challenge!

If any of my friends Artists Bloggers from our #worldwatercolorgroup would be inspired to make a painting out of this photo, please you’re welcome to do so, just let me know, post your painting on your Blog and share it with me with a link. I would love that! Actually I guess it would be great to make a Challenge out of this for us.  Let me know if you all are interested to paint this beautiful Plumeria flowers! I will then participate too! It would be beautiful to see this in all the different watercolor styles and techniques! We have time from now until  June 30!

❤ Sorry that I haven’t posted much lately! I have been busy with some commissions and life events came on my way,  with it also some sadness because the recent loss of my loved bunny pet Grey. I am trying to get back on my routine! I also like to thank all my recent new followers thank you very much for deciding to follow my Blog!

Have a wonderful rest of the week let me know what do you think about this Challenge!

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth – A Blossomed California Sunset In April…

A Blossomed Sunset In April – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Today I came across the post of the weekly photo challenge at The Daily Post and also if this is the theme for last Wednesday April 19 and tomorrow would be a new theme,  I still want to participate to this one, with one of my latest photo and share the beauty of nature with you all.

From The Daily Post: The theme for this week is “Earth” celebrating the Earth Day and our planet. This week, share an image that means “earth” to you — whether it’s a panorama of a landscape that takes your breath away, a close-up revealing a detail in nature, or another scene that honors the outdoors, we welcome your takes on the theme!

The photo I am sharing today is a beautiful Southern California sunset filled with lovely yellow flowers. I took this photo some days ago during my daily evening hike. I love my walk at sunset time it give me the opportunity to take beautiful photos of sunsets and fierce colored skies. California is a wonderful place for sunset photography no matter where you are if on the hills or near the ocean. This photo was taken on the hills of a trail I love to go. The nature here is beautiful lately especially after all the rain we had a month ago, everything turned out beautifully green a joy for the eyes since here often the hills looks yellow brownish and dry.
I enjoyed my walk a lot lately with these beautiful kind of evenings, but this week is already getting too warm and everything is already changing color.

When I took this photo, I really wanted to capture all the elements that makes our earth beautiful, the orange fierce sunset sky, the clouds, the land and the flowers. I almost felt I was creating one of my paintings, I had a clear idea of how I wanted the photo to be. To get this angle for my shot I had to almost laying on the ground! Turned out exactly what I’ve envisioned! I hope that you enjoy this portrait of nature as symbol of our precious Earth as much as I do.


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Until next time I wish you a great rest of the week! ❤

 

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Happy Easter!

Easter Bunny! Not my Art! But I love this image found on Pinterest!


HAPPY EASTER!

I wish you all a wonderful day filled with joy and happiness!

My Lovely Grey!

 

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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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Digital Art Portraits Music Collection – The Twilight Sad –

The Twilight Sad - Digital Portrait - MUSIC Collection - ©Carolina Russo - Photo Credits Mauro Melis

The Twilight Sad – Digital Portraits MUSIC Collection – ©Carolina Russo


Digital Art  Portraits MUSIC Collection

– THE TWILIGHT SAD –

Today I am sharing with you my project and artwork a new Digital Portrait!

This time I am starting a new Collection of Portraits dedicated to the world of  “MUSIC” and Artists. I loved to create this portrait very much,  because is inspired and dedicated to my favorite nowadays band from Scotland “The Twilight Sad” and to their great and unique music. This year The Twilight Sad had an amazing and successful North American Tour as the opening band chosen by the iconic “The Cure” for this full-fledged 2016 World Tour together. In October they will be back on stage with The Cure Touring around Europe for the final dates of the Tour.  I attended one of the fantastic concerts last May. I have seen them in Los Angeles at The Hollywood Bowl in one of the three sold out shows, it was an amazing and wonderful concert that I never wanted to miss. If you haven’t you can read my detailed Blog Post here.

Details about my Digital Portrait

For this portrait I loved to use the beautiful photos of International Live Music Photographer, “Mauro Melis”, his work is stunning! He had the opportunity to photograph many amazing bands during the years, creating beautiful memories throughout his photography. And I am honored that he let me use his photos for create my artwork this digital portrait. I used three images of The Twilight Sad performing during two dates of the North American Tour. These below are the original photos I used before my digital intervention and creation.

Singer James Graham - Medison Square Garden New York

Singer James Graham – Concert June 18, 2016 – Madison Square Garden, New York

Guitar - Andy MacFarlane

Guitar – Andy MacFarlane  – Concert May 17, 2016 – El Paso, Texas

Drummer - Mark Devine - Concert May 17, 2016 - El Paso Texas

Drummer – Mark Devine – Concert May 17, 2016 – El Paso, Texas

I love to create these ethereal digital Portraits. They  are  my evolving  idea and concept to combining images and telling a story in the form of Visual-Art. Each photo has a meaning behind it and tell the Portrait story. During my creative process I am very selective of which photo I use and I spend lots of time researching for the right ones, with the right tones of colors, right  lighting and more details to look at it. This portrait is create with three photos but in my experience during my artistic journey I have made images with 10 and more photos. The process of creating is complex and introspective there is a lots of work and lots of myself in each final image.   I am happy the way this portrait turned out and I plan to create more of them for the Music Collection. For now The Twilight Sad are my shining stars on this special portrait!

You can see and read more of my Digital Portraits visiting my other artistic Collection “When Nature Meets Humans”

I hope that you like my Digital Art and that you will share your impressions on this portrait!
A special thanks goes to The Twilight Sad with my best wishes for their European Tour dates and a great thank you to Mauro Melis for his stunning photography and his kindness to me.

For more information or questions about my Custom Digital Portraits contact me!


Sources:
Official Website: The Twilight Sad
Photo Credits: ©Mauro Melis Photography

Important Note: I respect the Copyrights and Rights of the photos that are not my own. Credits for the photos I use to create my Portraits that are not mine goes to their respective owners. The finished “Portrait” created as result of  a digital work of art, blending, layering and manipulating the photos used, it is my own creation and Digital Artwork and has my Copyright© Carolina Russo. The photos and the digital portrait are copyrighted images. Please do not use any of those images without explicit permissions. If you share online please give credits.

 

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Categories: Art, Art For Music, Creativity, Digital Art, Digital Art Portrait Music Collection, Digital Unique Portraits, Emotions, Ethereal, Events, Limited Edition, Music, Music Concerts, One of a kind, Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Discover Challenge – Portraits

 

Portrait #5 - Light and Darkness

“WHEN NATURE MEETS HUMANS”
Digital Portraits Collection

Portrait #5
– Light and Darkness –

With today post I am participating to Discover Weekly Photo Challenge – Portraits. I am very excited to share with you one of my digital creations. This is Portrait #5  part of my experimental Digital-Art Portraits Collection. I love working on this concept “When Nature Meet Humans” it is always challenging and fascinating for me to search for the amazing photos that inspire my creations. I gave this Portrait the title of “Light and Darkness“.
I like to experiment new ideas and concepts that are helping me to evolve and grow with my art and creativity.  I always loved to work in Digital and apply my Art to this “Techno-Medium” (I just made up this definition of Art). One of my passion is Photography I like to take photos and I like to work with photos, manipulating images blending and layering them, being able to give life to a new created photo as result of many. Here if you are a new follower or you missed my older posts you can see my Digital Art .  I also made a Gallery for the “Nature Meets Humans Portraits Collection” you can see the other portraits here.
I am very inspired and happy to work on this unique Collection of Artistic one of a kind Digital Portraits. I love to thank all of you for sharing my Art and for all the great feedbacks and comments left on this Blog. Your presence means a lot to me is always encouraging and motivating to keep going on, evolving and experimenting with my creativity.

This portrait it is the #5 of this Collection, the title is “Light and Darkness” and I like to give a positive message of hope saying that “There is always light after the dark”.

I love the deep contrast and the blue color fusing in the black  darkness and the lighting created by the full moon that brings out the reality of the eyes over the other nature elements in the background. This portrait was very intriguing and inspiring to create.

To be able to create this portrait and all the other ones I used beautiful photos found on Pinterest most of the images used are not my own Photography (I apologize but I haven’t found the Photographers names to give Credits if anyone recognize their photos please let me know).

I love this idea to mix Nature with Humans and create some unique and very different kinds of portraits…This Collection is created mostly for my own Artistic purpose and to share with you some of my Digital-Art abilities.

If you’re interested in purchase a custom and unique portrait like the ones in this Collection you can. I will create one exclusively for you, using your own personal memories photos, I will create your own personal and unique custom Digital Art Portrait, for more info and details please contact me.

As always I love your comments!

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Disclaimer: I respect the Copyrights and Rights of the photos that are not mine. Credits for the photos I used to create this portrait that are not mine goes to their respective owners. The finished portrait created as result of blending, layering and manipulating the photos used, it is my own creation and Digital Artwork and has my Copyright© Carolina Russo.
Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without explicit permissions.


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Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Digital Art, Digital Unique Portraits, Emotions, Ethereal, Indie, Life, Nature, Photography, When nature meets humans | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Black and White Sunflower

White Sunflower - Digital Art ©Carolina Russo

White Sunflower – Digital Art and Photography ©Carolina Russo

 

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Categories: Art, Creativity, Digital Art, Ethereal, Indie, Life, Nature, Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Digital Portrait – James Graham

James Graham singer of The Twilight Sad - Birthday Portrait - Photography ©Mauro Melis  - Digital Portrait ©Carolina Russo

James Graham singer of The Twilight Sad – Birthday Portrait – Photography ©Mauro Melis – Digital Portrait ©Carolina Russo

Digital Portraits Music Collection

– James Graham –

Today I am sharing with you my New Digital Portrait!

James Graham is the singer of my favorite Scotland band The Twilight Sad their great and unique music and the beautiful photos of international Music Photographer Mauro Melis , inspired me on creating this new Digital Portrait in honor and to celebrate today James Birthday!

The Twilight Sad just ended two days ago in Miami  their amazing and successful North American Tour as guest band opening for The Cure! I attended their amazing and unforgettable  concert last May in Los Angeles and I was lucky to met James, if you haven’t you can read my Blog Post here.

This is a black and white with a hue of blue portrait in connection and symbiosis, reflecting  James unique style and stage presence as mirror and shining light of The Twilight Sad  music.

For this special portrait with the courtesy and kindness of Mauro Melis I was able to use some of his stunning photos from this Tour.


Sources:
Photo Credits ©Mauro Melis Photography

Happy Birthday James!

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©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 


Categories: Creativity, Digital Art, Digital Unique Portraits, Music, Music Concerts, One of a kind, Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

DP Weekly Photo Challenge – FACE – Portrait #3 Silver Wave

When Nature Meet Humans - Portrait #3 Silver Wave

When Nature Meet Humans – Portrait #3 Silver Wave

 

“WHEN NATURE MEETS HUMANS” Digital Portraits Collection
– Portrait #3 – Silver Wave –

 

This post also is my participation of the Weekly Daily Post Photo Challenge – FACE –

Today is time for another digital creation that I want to share with you, it’s a Portrait added to this Concept-Collection. This is Portrait #3 Silver Wave.
This is  a black and white portrait created with black and white photos only for a monochrome effect, focusing on lighting and transparency. While editing and creating this portrait I was able to archive a magical golden lighting effect giving beautiful shades,  it is lovely how it turned out I am very pleased and happy with it. This was a great experiment to work on.

I like to continually evolve with my Art and creativity which I love to express with different mediums. From years I love to work in Digital finding new ways of visualize and learn while experimenting. I like to work with photos, manipulating images of any kind. I often post my Digital Art .  I made a new gallery for the  “When Nature Meets Humans Portraits Collection” you can see and read all about this great concept  here. When I am not working on my Jewelry Designs, and when I am not holding a pencil or a brush watercolor painting or sketching, I love to go Digital is an extension of my art which I love to work with very much and in this case Photoshop is my creative ally. I am using Photoshop from about 15 years, for me there are not other software to really compare with, I am so amazed all the time of what I am able to create with it that motivate and inspire me to create and experiment more and more.

I am very excited and inspired to keep working on this concept created as an experimental and evolving Collection of Artistic and one of a kind Digital Portraits this is also part of my personal creative and artistic growth and evolution. Thanks to all of you for leaving me your feedbacks and comments let me know what you think. I really appreciate all the encouragements and insights. This portrait it is the #3 of this Digital Art Collection, so far by now I created six  portraits.

The story for this one starts with the title I gave  “Silver Wave” because the reflection of the water combined with the light and the grays and white tones. I also feel that the portrait emits messages of peace and calm feelings and strength at the same time, it represent the image of a strong woman who is illuminated by rays of kindness and love with a sense of inner peace, purity and happiness.

To create this portrait I used only two beautiful and amazing photos found over internet source Pinterest  note that the images used are not my own Photography (I apologize but haven’t found any names of the photographers to give Credits for their ©Copyrights).

I came up with this idea to mix nature with humans and create a unique and very different kind of portraits…let’s say very unusual portraits that tell a story, each one I created has their own story and meanings, they are filled with all my experience, art and soul into it.

If you’re interested in purchase a custom and unique portrait like this one using your own personal photos, I can create your personal and unique story with a custom Digital Art Portrait, for more info and details please contact me.

As always thank you I love to know your opinion and I appreciate your feedback!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

 

Important Note: I respect all the Rights and Copyrights. Credits for the photos used to create this portrait goes to their respective owners. “The finished portrait” created as result of blending and layering the photos I used for this experimental Art Concept Collection it is my Digital Artwork and has my Copyright© Carolina Russo.
Please do not use this image on websites, blogs or any other media without explicit permissions
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