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#MerMay Art Challenge

Eclipse Mermaid 

MerMay Art Challenge second week!

💗 Today I am sharing the Mermaid painting I made for this week for Day 16 my mermaid name is “Eclipse” I was inspired by the wonderful Flower Blood Moon and total Lunar Eclipse we had on May 15,  here where I am in Southern California I was very lucky to be able to see one of the most mesmerizing lunar eclipse it was perfectly visible! How about you did you see it?

💗 If you would like a Print of my mermaid Eclipse, Open Edition Prints hand enhanced are available in size 8×10 inches. You can purchase this print right here at the bottom of this post. If you have any question or request please send me a message 

Art supplies used:
 I painted with French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  AquaBee Watercolor Paper 90lb 200gsm 100% Cotton cold pressed by BeePaper Company, Micron fine line ink pen 0.1 Black.

Join, create, share and use hashtags  #mermay  #mermay2022

Have a great weekend! 

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Eclipse Mermaid – MerMay2022

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May The Mermaid’s Month

 

Ezra The Timeline Shifter

Welcome May and Happy Mother’s Day! 
Hope you all are having a wonderful day. During this month there is a lovely painting and drawing Art challenge it is MerMay the theme is Mermaids! This is a 31 days daily painting or drawing challenge, a great way to be creative. Art Challenges are good to test your skills, experiment new techniques and also to get out of block if you are in a moment of lack of inspiration. Join is fun and allow you to get in a serious every day painting routine or just to create a mermaid once a week or whenever you are able to.  Every year I am looking forward to a few Art Challenges and one of them is this one! An inspiring challenge to paint a few new mermaids to add to my “Mermaids Collection Series”. This year I am not planning to do the daily 31 days challenge but I will create some new mermaids weekly throughout this month. Last year I started a Mermaid Spiritual Series on the theme of “Awakening” I will continue on this theme this year too. I do create my own mermaids freely without follow any prompt list but if you would like to join and need a prompt list search for mermay2022 prompt list and you will find many. #MerMay is very popular between the artists community on Instagram you can also follow me there @carolinarussoart

💗 Today I am sharing the watercolor painting I made for this week for Day 5 my mermaid name is:  “Ezra The Timeline Shifter”  
I love how it turned out and I hope you do too! If you would like a Print of her, Open Edition Fine Art Prints hand enhanced are available in size 8×10 inches. I added a new feature that allow you to purchase this print right now, right here at the bottom of this post. If you have any question or request please send me a message 

Art supplies used:
 I painted with French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  AquaBee Watercolor Paper 90lb 200gsm 100% Cotton cold pressed by BeePaper Company, Micron fine line ink pen 0.1 Black, Gold ink.

Join, create, share and use hashtags  #mermay  #mermay2022

Have a great weekend! See you soon when I create my next mermaid!

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Ezra The Timeline Shifter – MerMay2022

Open Edition Fine Art Print Signed and hand enhanced with black and gold ink. Print size: 8×10 inches Free Shipping within US

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ART SALE in my Etsy Shop!

 

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– Huntress ©CarolinaRusso

 

Hello dear friends,
I am having a quick ART SALE in my Etsy Shop 15% Off Storewide! Mother’s Day is coming are you in need of some gift ideas? Check out my
ETSY Shop!
My Sale just started today April 21 ends Tomorrow April 22nd! 

This is a FLASH two Days Sale it ends tomorrow! Hurry if you would like to visit! I have restocked the Shop, my watercolor Fine Art prints are available in two sizes 8×10 or 5×7 Consider that all my prints have my last hand touch on it they are “Hand Enhanced” one by one. You receive not a normal print, but it has my hand work on it with black ink and subtle highlights with gold or silver! 
 Also you get Free Shipping within US with $35 orders! 
❤ 15% Off Discount would be automatically applied during checkout! 
I ship everything with USPS First Class.

 

Thank you always for following my Art and choose to support me as an artist and my work I am so grateful for you! ETSY Shop CarolinaRussoArt

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Wishing you all a wonderful week shine your light!

Thank You!


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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Bear 

Wishing you all a Wonderful and Merry Christmas may this day bringing you the light in your heart may it be filled with happiness and joy! This is a strange time we’re living just enjoy the moment Happy Holidays!
Thank you always for following my journey I am very grateful for you all!
Much Love,

Thank You!
Thank You!

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ART SALE in my Etsy Shop!

 

Cyber Week Sale 2021

Hello dear friends, I love to share my early birds Sale with you!
ART SALE I am having a Sale 20% Off Shop – wise! If you love my Art don’t miss it, please visit my
ETSY Shop! My Sale just started November 17 to December 1

This is a rare two weeks long Sale! I have updated and restocked the Shop, includes beautiful New Christmas Art and Cards, lots of my watercolor art prints are available in two sizes 8×10 or 5×7 inches you find new and older work!
If you would like something arriving on time for Christmas, “Now” is the time to order and save! Also you get Free Shipping within US with $35 orders! Consider that all my prints have my last touch on it they are “Hand Enhanced” one by one you receive not a normal print, but it has my hand work on it and a subtle highlight with gold or silver! 
20% Off Discount would be automatically applied during checkout until last day sale on December 1!  These days are the best time to shop my art for the Holidays, shop online for early Christmas gifts to your loved ones or to treat yourself! In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, just contact me!
Always think at shipping time don’t shop too late remember also the Postal Service possible delays.

IMPORTANT CUTOFF DATES:  Holiday Orders December 1 would be my last shipping date for my Holidays Christmas Prints for “International Orders” I hope they will arrive on time I suggest to shop as early as possible.
Within USA last day to order Prints would be December 12 earlier the best!
I ship everything with USPS First Class Service

Christmas Cake Cards

I like to highlight my Official Christmas Card 2021 available now in my Shop!

Thank you so much for following my Art and choose to support me as an artist and my small business, if you do, share or purchase know that your support is truly precious and means the world to me! 
ETSY Shop CarolinaRussoArt

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Wishing you all a wonderful and Happy Holiday Season!
No matter what’s happening in the World always remember to listen your intuition and to shine your light!

Thank You!


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INKTOBER 2020 – October Drawing Challenges Official Prompt Lists

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October Challenge

COMING SOON!
“INKTOBER 2020 
31 Days 31 Drawings”

Since 2009 in  October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

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October is coming soon! And it means that artists around the world will participate to this great and inspiring drawing challenge.  This is my 5th year of InkTober, I will do all my best to create as much as possible and I hope to be able to complete the 31 days.  This year honestly I have no idea how I will approach the two challenges! Usually in the past few years I have followed the Official prompt lists and to make it more challenging and intriguing I combined the two challenges in one, combining the prompts! Not easy to do. Sometimes the two prompts aren’t a good match but that’s were creativity do the magic! Right now, I am navigating ideas  trying to make plans, not sure I want to combine the two challenges together. If not, I need to pick one, or not follow the official prompts and make my own list….lots to think for me! Your suggestions are welcome! ❤

Jake Parker the illustrator and creator of Inktober  released the new “Official Prompt List 2020” and I love to post it here so that you have some time until October 1st to plan and get ready!

Inktober 2020 Official Prompt List

My Inktober history:

2016  following the “Official Prompt List” I have created a “Fantasy Character Design”  which I love, her name is ©Ylia.  I have illustrated her adventures inspired by the daily prompts and developed her character and story throughout the month. If you follow me from the last 4 years, then you should remember my character Ylia,  the pic below shows one of my entry and you can see her. If you like to see more check all the other entries about her on my InkTober 2016  Gallery:

Day #12 – WORRIED – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

I had fun to create ©Ylia, she is a futuristic kind of “Superhero Warrior” with a nod to the past, she is a Messenger of “Love and Peace” and a creature of the universe that fight for the universal love. Most of my drawings were accompanied by quotes and Haiku poems that I wrote. Maybe one day I will publish an illustrated book of @Ylia Adventures! I would love that!  We will see what the future brings!

2017 I have Joined the two challenges InkTober and MabsDrawlloweenClub this one is a little more spoocky – Halloween theme prompts are created by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves!  My daily drawings were inspired by the combination of the two challenges daily prompt words creating my own hybrid challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this was my idea to enable me to join both challenges daily creating one drawing. And well it was pretty challenging, not easy but I wanted to make it harder to stimulate creativity in a different way and I made it! The outcome was a lovely collection of dark themed spooky drawings which I am very pleased!

My drawing “Frankenstein Bride” of this series become my first Die Cut Sticker

And if you like see more click the link of my  Gallery Inktober+ MabsDrawlloweenClub 2017

Day #2 Goblin Divided – Supplies

2018 I have joined again the two challenges, I really love both and the community of artists around these two challenges. I didn’t want to miss them so I’ve participated with my hybrid mixing the prompts and my own hashtag is  #drawlloweentober  you can see my Gallery Inktober+ MabsDrawlloweenClub 2018

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Day 29 – Double, Mary Shelley ©CarolinaRusso

2019 Once again last year I have combined the prompts of the two challenges here you can see some of my drawings! To see all the drawings visit my Drawlloweentober 2019 Gallery

InKtober – Mabsdrawlloween club 2019

Settember 1st 2020  both challenges Official Prompt Lists were released on September 1st. Here there is also the MadsDrawlloweenClub2020 Prompt List  artist Mab Graves list is always inspired and dedicated to the Halloween theme.

Mabsdrawlloween 2020 Official Prompt List

My Favorite Supplies:
I use  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – Bee Paper for Watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches . Micron or COPIC pens Black, Brown, Dark Red inks #01, #005, White SAKURA Gelly Roll pen, Pentel Pocket Brush blak ink, ALVIN Mab Graves Draft/Matic Pencils , Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks.
(FYI This is not a sponsored post I purchase all my supplies and I am sharing what I like and use)

My Supplies!

Join us: these Challenges are open to anyone that love sketching with ink pens and if you’re member of the #worldwatercolorgroup you’re free to add a dash of watercolor. I hope that some of you will try this and join me and thousands of other artists around the world. You don’t have to be drawing every day if you don’t have time. You can drawing every other day, or every few days, or one entry a week! Doesn’t has to be a complicate drawing, it can be a small sketch, it will help you to develop a habit and refine your skills. Btw if you’re not crazy like me you don’t have to participate to both challenges just pick one! 😉 Good luck everyone hope to see you in October!

Here is the INKTOBER Story and Rrules:
Illustrator Jake Parker is the creator of this great challenge and initiative started in October 2009. Jake created InkTober as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Here are the Official Rules:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it*
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019
4) Repeat
That’s it! Now go make something beautiful.

I am very excited to join once again and participate to the challenges! I would be sharing my progress here on the Blog and daily on Instagram @carolinarussoart  Visit Jake Parker website for more details, videos, inspiration and lots to learn about Inktober.  If you like to join these challenges don’t forget when you post your drawing online always add the hashtags #INKTOBER2020  #INKTOBER  if you choose Mab Graves challenge add #mabsdrawlloweenclub2020 and if you add watercolor hashtag  #worldwatercolorgroup2020 post your ink drawing online on your Blog and/or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…add all the tags to any place you share your drawings online! Phew….I made it to the end of this long post! ❤

You can find some of my past Inktober drawings available as Open Edition Signed Prints in my ETSY Shop

#carolinarussoart 

I hope that artists here on WordPress will join this challenge with me,
There is time to get organized and prepare yourself for for October! Please share your plans or ideas I would love to know!

Thank You!

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ETSY Shop – LABOR DAY SALE!

 

Hello friends,
HAPPY SEPTEMBER ♥️

I invite you all to my ETSY Shop LABOR DAY SALE! Today is last day! Don’t miss it!
I have updated my ETSY Shop added more fun Halloween theme drawings and not. There are also some Original watercolor paintings and about 85 prints of my paintings are available as Limited and Open Edition, hand enhanced by me and signed. Now everything in my ETSY Shop is 15% Off today is last day! Free Shipping within US eligible on $35 Orders! I do ship internationally for a very small fee! If you make a purchase the discount it’s directly applied at checkout  and is valid for a “Limited Time” Sale ends September 7 (Today) this is a great opportunity for you to get my Art Limited Edition Prints or more the more economic Open Edition Signed 5×7 prints!

For this special update I have listed “New Work” and some favorites less recent work!

♥️ Hurry if you like something! Support your Artist your love is very much appreciated ❤

You find Limited and Open Edition high quality Prints, Hand Enhanced and Signed by me Prints are available in two sizes and prizes to choose which is best for you, it is a great opportunity if you had your eyes on my work! Please check out now before is late my CarolinaRusso Art  ETSY Shop!

My CarolinaRusso Art ETSY Shop!

I hope that you find something you love! If my art brings you happiness and you would like to support me to keep going it means the world to me!

Reminder: In case you don’t see listed what you had your eyes on, you can make me a custom request, just contact me!

 

Thank you so much for following and sharing my work! ❤

Wish you a wonderful weekend!

Thank You!

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 31


– Rose –
Day #31 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 31 – Rose – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth2020

Day 31 – Rose
Prompt:  Do Over

Today was last day of this wonderful World Watercolor Month. The prompt is “Do Over” I painted this same rose already once and I did it again. A rose is a subject in painting that if you like to paint flowers you will paint it over and over! I hope that you enjoyed to follow this month challenge, I thank you very much for your support and love for my art, it means so much to me! Thank you I haven’t painted 31 paintings this year, I have been busy, but I was able to paint  a variety of subjects from landscapes, seascapes, flowers, animals, and mystic ones. I hope you resonated with them! I guess you did, from your lovely comments! Thank you, of course I am not stopping here, painting isn’t my hobby is my living!  I will keep painting, I am so grateful that I have a nice commission painting that I need to do soon. I will share it with you when Is done and received. Stay tuned for more art! ❤

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches . Outlined with Micron pen Black, dark red inks #01.

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month would be available for purchase  as Limited Edition signed Prints, hand enhanced by me with inks.
If you like you can  Shop the World Watercolor Month Collection on my ETSY Shop!

❤  You can see all my painting at the World Watercolor Month 2020 >>> Gallery

Join us and use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected and keep painting!

Wish you a wonderful day!

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Thank You!

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 30


– Meditation Pose –
Day #30 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 30 – Prompt: Pose – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

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Day 30
Prompt: Pose

Today painting is inspired by the prompt “Pose” and for me is time for a meditation 🧘‍♀️ pose! This is what instantly came to my mind while preparing for today painting. When thinking at the prompt Pose, I had a strong pull for a Meditation pose. As I mentioned already in a previous post, meditation is part of my life from long time, it is something I do daily!
I can’t believe this month of July is almost over! Tomorrow is last day of the 5th Edition of this wonderful World Watercolor Month Challenge!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches . Outlined with Micron pen Black, dark red inks #01.

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month would be available for purchase  as Limited Edition signed Prints, hand enhanced by me with inks.
If you like you can  Shop the World Watercolor Month Collection on my ETSY Shop!

❤  You can see all my painting at the World Watercolor Month 2020 >>> Gallery

Join us and use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected and keep painting!

Wish you a wonderful day!

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 28


– Complementary –
Day #28 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 28 – Prompt: Complementary -Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

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Day 28
Prompt: Complementary

Today painting is inspired by one of the beautiful birds I see once in a while here in California, is the California Scrub Jay it has a beautiful blue color and often is mistaken for the “Blue Jay” which is another specie. The Scrub Jay is a nonmigratory bird and can be seen also in urban areas. I see it sometime in my backyard, it is a pretty big bird and is always nice to watch whenever shows up! Here there is a photo of this beauty.  About today prompt “Complementary” and this painting, I think that us humans and animals are complementary we won’t be the same without animals ❤

  Southern California Scrub Jay – Photo source: BigYearBirding.com

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,   Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches . Outlined with Micron pen Black, dark red inks #01.

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month would be available for purchase  as Limited Edition signed Prints hand enhanced by me with inks.
If you like you can  Shop the World Watercolor Month Collection on my ETSY Shop!

❤  You can see all my painting at the World Watercolor Month 2020 >>> Gallery

Join us and use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected and keep painting!

Wish you a wonderful day!

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Thank You!

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