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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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New Work in Progress! Stage 2 Watercoloring!

 

WIP Stage 2 Watercoloring the butterfly ©CarolinaRusso

 

– April new watercolor month challenge:  Spring Things!

Today I am sharing stage two “Watercolor” of my new painting. This is a work in progress! In my previous post I shared the pencil sketch. If you missed my post, I am creating a “Blythe Art Doll Portrait” this portrait feature  “Butterflies and Flowers”,  they represent life and transformation. Still work to do for this painting.

WIP Stage 2 Begin Watercoloring the face ©CarolinaRusso

 

***I still don’t have a title for this  painting, I am thinking about things and meanings, your suggestions are always welcome!

Details about my Sketch and watercolor:
 I Sketched on a mixed media large sketchbook size 9 x 11 inches and I used a  Draft/Matic Pencil  0.3mm  Mab Graves Limited Edition by ALVIN, a Carmine Red Pencil THINEX 425T (Vintage) – 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 follow me on Instagram account dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup 

Have a great and creative month! ❤

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New Work in Progress! Sketch – #WorldWatercolorGroup

 

WIP Stage1 Pencil Sketch ©CarolinaRusso

   
– April new watercolor month challenge:  Spring Things!

Today I am not following Charlie official prompt list but my drawing and watercolor painting to be is inspired by the theme Spring Things.

Today I am sharing the stage one “The Sketch” of my new work in progress! I am creating another of my “Blythe Art Doll Portrait” this portrait feature
“butterflies and flowers”  they represent life.

***I don’t have a title for this coming painting yet, will you help me to find one? I would love to ear from you add your title suggestions in the comments!

Details about my Sketch:
 I Sketched on a mixed media large sketckbook size 9 x 11 inches and I used a  Draft/Matic Pencil  0.3mm  Mab Graves Limited Edition by ALVIN, a Carmine Red Pencil THINEX 425T (Vintage)

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

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup

Have a great and creative month! ❤

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Hummingbird – #WorldWatercolorGroup #DrawABirdDay

Hummingbird – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

   
– April new watercolor month challenge:  Spring Things

Today’s word prompt for the monthly challenge at doodlewash  is  “Hummingbird”.

I see beautiful hummingbirds green color with red head, I see them daily flying around the backyard and posing on flowers and tree’s  branches! They are so tiny like two inches and they fly super fast! They make a very cute sound. Today my painting portrays a colorful hummingbird. I made this painting without my usual ink outlines but just watercolor. Today  I mean tomorrow is #DrawABirdDay I think that in our #worldwatercolorgroup we still celebrating this each 8th of the month, if we still do my Hummingbird join that event too. ❤

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors usually are outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used  Pigma Micron Black ink #02 and a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib. I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

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 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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#DrawABirdDay

 

Have a great and creative weekend ❤ 😉

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Nest – #WorldWatercolorGroup

   

Nest – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso


– April new watercolor month challenge:  Spring Things!

Yesterday prompt list for the monthly challenge at doodlewash was  “NEST”  I am joining in this month whenever is possible.

Yesterday prompt was “Nest”  sorry I have posted this late for yesterday but is good for today.  Also if my day was busy, I am happy I managed to paint. I love “Nests” I think they are so precious and beautiful almost magical when it happens to came across one. I painted an illustration of a traditional nest but with blue eggs.

I have read some interesting facts about blue eggs: “The eastern bluebird lays the smallest blue egg – approximately 4/5 of an inch – of all the songbirds that lay blue eggs. The eggs of western and mountain bluebirds are slightly larger than the eastern bluebirds, but smaller than the eggs of robins, blue jays, starlings, thrushes and catbirds.” (Source:  sialis.org)

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black, white pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used  Pigma Micron Black and Dark Red ink #02 and a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib. Traced with a vintage Thinex Carmine Red 425T pencil. I painted on a mixed media sketckbook.

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 paintings and illustrations are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints   here on my Blog!

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

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup

 

Have a great and creative day ❤ 😉

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Umbrella – #WorldWatercolorGroup

Umbrella – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

   
– April new watercolor month challenge:  Spring Things!

Today prompt list for the monthly challenge at doodlewash is  “UMBRELLA”  I am joining in this month whenever is possible.

Today the prompt in Charlie list is “Umbrella” I painted an illustration of a traditional happy walk under the rain. I love to ear the sound of rain while I am about to sleep it is very calming, I also love the smell of the rain on the grass or near the ocean. I grow up in Italy where rains often during Winter time and I quite miss it now, because here where I live in California, the rain is like an event when it happens! But I have to say that this past month we have been pretty lucky to enjoy some days of good rain that turned the surrounding hills in a beautiful intense green color which is rare to see!

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black, whithe and dark red pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used  Pigma Micron Black and Dark Red ink #02 and a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib. I painted on a mixed media sketckbook.

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

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup

 

Have a great and creative April
and maybe sometimes during Spring we still need an umbrella! ❤ 😉

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Butterfly – #WorldWatercolorGroup

 

Butterfly – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

   


– April new watercolor month challenge:  Spring Things!

Today prompt list for the monthly challenge at doodlewash is  “BUTTERFLY”  I am joining in this month whenever is possible.

Today the prompt Butterfly couldn’t be missed!  I love butterflies so much that I have a tattoo with a Monarch on my foot.  The butterfly has elegance, beauty and gorgeous colors they are just stunning and they have a beautiful meaning:
Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life. Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. The Christian religion sees the butterfly as a symbol of resurrection. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life” ( Source gardenswithwings.com)
Today painting is a quick one that I sketched very fast. I had no much time and I am working in between several work in progress paintings, so I am glad I was able to manage my first watercolor of the month.

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used  Pigma Micron Black ink #02 and a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib. I painted on a mixed media sketckbook.

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

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup

Have a great and creative April! ❤

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Warm – #WorldWatercolorGroup

     

Warm – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


– March Challenge:  Paint What You Love!

Today prompt list for the monthly challenge at doodlewash is  “WARM”  I am joining in.

Today the word warm made me think at many of you out there that still have snow lately (you know I love snow!)  I have seen via social media lots of snow here in US, in other States than where I am, which is sunny and a little bit too much warm now for the season, over  80 degree feels like Summer during day time, especially this week. The weather has been little crazy playing hot and cool after the needed rain we had two weeks ago. Seems next week we will cool down!
Today painting is more of a cute illustration and is inspired by the latest snow, and my little girl need to keep warm! This is a quick one that I sketched very fast on my Hobonichi Planner!

Warm – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black 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 Hobonichi Planner (Japan) over Tomoe River paper a very thin, lightweight paper great for fountain pens and not so wet watercolors.

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

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup

Have a great week and stay warm! ❤

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New Release – Gooddess Of The Night – #WorldWatercolorGroup

     

Goddes Of The Night – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


– March Challenge:  Paint What You Love!

hosted by Charlie’s at doodlewash today I am not following the prompt list, but I am joining with the release of my new painting.

After all, the theme of this month is “Paint What You Love” and so I did, creating my new painting titled “Goddess Of The Night” this painting is also inspired by my character ©Ylia and the Series created during my participation to InkTober 2016.

Goddes Of The Night – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  I use the set l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box,  Ink pens used:  Pigma Micron Black ink #02, a Copic Multiliner #03, a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib and a Pentel Pocket Brush. I painted on a mixed media paper sketchbook size 8.5 x 11 inches.

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

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup

Have a great weekend!

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Ordinary Backyard And Gardening – #WorldWatercolorGroup

     

Backyard Gardening - Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

Backyard And Gardening – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso


– March Challenge:  Paint What You Love!

today  start a new month and a new challenge for March hosted by Charlie’s at doodlewash today prompt list says  “ORDINARY”  I am joining in.

This month I will join the challenge whenever is possible it wont be every day but anytime I can fit in! For today my share for “Ordinary” is a fast watercolor sketch representing a corner of a backyard garden I can say that I see this corner from my window! 😉

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black 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 mixed media sketchbook.

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

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup

Have an Happy March! ❤

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