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New Painting – Gaia’s Anemones…

Gaia’s Anemones – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso


Gaia’s Anemones…

A new painting for my “Floral Series” is ready!
If you’re a follower of my Blog you know that I have dedicated this month painting flowers honoring the beautiful Spring Season where everything in nature awakens. I am painting in “Loose Watercolor” style. This painting of the series is a little less “loose” because I wanted to add some more details. (Read below if you don’t know about this painting technique).
My new painting title is  “Gaia’s Anemones…” which is different from my previous two paintings Just A Rose… and Wildflowers… in this one I was inspired by the Greek Mythology and I wanted to include a face between the flowers, she represents “Gaia Mother Earth Goddess” the ancestral mother of all life found in the early Greek Mythology. I love the Anemone flowers especially the beautiful variety of colors.  Also the word Anemone comes from the Greek and means “the wind’s daughter”.  The combination of anemos, the word for wind, and the suffix -one, which indicates a female offspring or daughter. It gained this name because of myths involving the Greek gods of the four winds. The Anemone flowers also has several  interesting meanings given by different cultures. In the Western culture it symbolize “Protection”.  I like to dedicate this painting to my lovely Mother she loves Anemones I remember growing up she always had some in our house during Spring time ❤

I hope that you like my new painting and found the meanings and facts behind it interesting! Let me know I always love your comments!

What is Loose Watercolor?
I got this question a lot lately. And this is a quick explanation, “Loose Watercolor” it is a very inspiring way to paint but not easy to master. It seems effortless and quick but actually isn’t and needs confidence, the artist has to embrace a different approach and way to think from the start when attempting this technique.  Each artist has to find his own way and shift thinking to explore it. The quote “Less is more” is really true while painting this way, details and overwork is left out! And instead there is the careful placement of brushstrokes that are just like a magic guide for the colors to fill the water and blend with each other creating shapes in such a beautiful softness that make it perfect for painting flowers or amazing skies and any other subject.

❤ Details about my painting:
Loose watercolor technique. I used only 3 colors palette – French Artists Watercolors Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on BeePaper watercolor paper 140lb, cold pressed,  size 6×9 inches.

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are always 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 the linked page! 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you’re interested in an Original Painting” or if you have an idea  Contact me!

 

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Have a wonderful day!

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Thank You!

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New Painting – Wildflowers…

Wildflowers – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso


Wildflowers…

this month I am loving to paint flowers in “Loose Watercolor” style and I am creating a Floral Series.  Today post is my new painting for this week, the title is “Wildflowers” I love the delicate beauty and colors of the wildflowers, they bring joy and happiness this is the perfect time to see them around I see them everyday when I go out for my walk. Last week I have posted my painting  “Just A Rose” check this link in case you missed my post. My Rose was very well received and I like to take chance to thank everyone for the beautiful comments and for sharing it on the Facebook Art groups and on Pinterest were received over 22K  (thousands) of impressions and was pinned 35 times! I am very happy Thank You!

I hope that you like this new painting! Let me know I love your comments!

❤ Details about my painting:
Loose watercolor technique. I used only 3 colors palette – French Artists Watercolors Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on BeePaper watercolor paper 140lb, cold pressed,  size 6×9 inches.

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are always 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 if you have any questions or if you’re interested in an Original Painting”  Contact me!

 

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Have a wonderful day!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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New Painting – Just A Rose…

Just A Rose… – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso


JUST A ROSE…

Today my new painting is inspired by the Spring Season and beautiful roses.  This painting is different from my usual style, there is no ink outline work, I painted this rose in loose watercolor style. I love loose watercolor it is a very inspiring way to paint but not easy to master. It seems effortless and quick but actually isn’t and needs confidence, the artist has to embrace a different approach and way to think from the start when attempting this technique.  Each artist has to find his own way and shift thinking to explore it. The quote “Less is more” is really true while painting this way, details and overwork is left out! And instead there is the careful placement of brushstrokes that are just like a magic guide for the colors to fill the water and blend with each other creating shapes in such a beautiful softness that make it perfect for painting flowers or amazing skies and any other subject. I  loved to paint this rose, first I have skipped the pencil sketch and I had no reference of a real rose or a photo it is all out of my own imagination. I only had the white paper the pure emptiness without lines and without limitations. I loved seeing the colors taking their shapes while carefully and strategically placing my brushstrokes. The rose formed almost by itself in the water. I have used a limited palette of only three colors “Alizarin crimson red, Lemon yellow and Payne’s grey” painted over a cold pressed paper not smooth,  hand cut paper because I wanted the raw edges I think adds a lovely touch.

I hope you like it and if you paint in watercolor I hope that I have inspired you to explore and try this beautiful technique without fear! ❤

❤ Details about my painting:
Loose watercolor technique. I used only 3 colors palette – French Artists Watercolors Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Strathmore watercolor paper 140lb, cold pressed, custom size 6.5 ×7.5 inches hand cutted with raw edges.

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are always 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 if you have any questions or if you’re interested in an Original Painting”  Contact me!

 

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Have a wonderful day!

Thank You!
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…

https://www.instagram.com/carolinarussoart/

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Have fun creating never stop dreaming!

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Poetry – My Interview with Author Sylvester L. Anderson

Angels – Digital Art ©CarolinaRusso


My Interview with Author and Poet SYLVESTER L. ANDERSON

Sylvester L Anderson

Today I am very happy that I can finally share my New Interview!
I like to introduce you with my dear friend and long time follower of my Art and Blog my special guest is Author and Poet Sylvester L. Anderson also known in our Community Aka “Syl”  the name of his Syl65’s Blog I am really honored that he accepted to do this interview with me. Syl is a great soul and inspiring Author he writes beautiful poems, his flowing words are encouraging, motivating and filled with strength and positive energy. For some mysterious reasons it happens to read them just when you need them in your heart. Syl post daily on his Blog  his poetry, haiku, quotes and inspiring music he introduce his Blog with these words and verses….

Poetry, creative writing and a desire to inspire…..Isaiah 40: 31 But they who wait upon the Lord will get new strength. They will rise up with wings like eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not become weak…”

I wanted to illustrate our interview with a mystical, ethereal and powerful image as Syl creative writings are. I think that my Digital Artwork “Angels” that you see above is just right because I see Syl like the encouraging and supportive  Angel in our Blog’s community. Since the day he started to follow my art and blog years ago, he is always there leaving encouraging and beautiful heartfelt comments which I appreciate very much.

Right now here are my questions, let’s get to know Syl better let’s get started! Enjoy the interview….

1. For who doesn’t know you and your Blog, can you please introduce who Syl is?

First, thank you Carolina for having me on your blog. I have always appreciated your art and creativity. Now, who is Syl? I am a poet, blogger and author trying to inspire and help others see that they do matter in this life. Aside from writing, I enjoy music (a part of my blog), movies and I’m always open to learning.

2. When did you discover your talent and love for writing?

I would say at an early age. I use to sing out these little rhymes I had made up and my very first poem was a mother’s day poem (to my mom of course). I was very shy growing up so writing was my way to express what was going on inside of me, especially in my high school years. For as long as I can remember I have been writing, whether it was extra little notes in birthday cards, writing down my thoughts, or poetry.

3. You have a beautiful way to create your poetry expressing your words giving beautiful messages, there is a superior presence in your poetry and you often mention God? How much he inspire and influence your creative writings?

Thank you for your words. I will say that I am a born again Christian. I have no denomination, I follow Christ and He is the center of everything I do. I believe I was blessed with a gift to write and I want to use my gift to inspire others. I want to share what God does for me on a daily basis and that is love me unconditionally. I am so very happy that it comes through in my poetry. That right there is my central purpose and also to entertain. If you can smile after one of my poems, then it’s all good.

4. Can you describe your writing process? Do you plan your writings or do you write whenever words come to you?

My writing process is simple. I think the only time I plan my writings is when I am doing my Monday Thought post or when I am working on a book. I do a lot of spontaneous, whatever pops into my head writing. When the inspirational spark hits I get to writing. Sometimes the words come like a flood, line after line, or I am writing down one line and see what comes from it. Also, I find photos to go with my poetry and many times I choose the photo first and write about what I see in it. The most important part of my writing process is not forcing anything. If it’s not there I don’t write. I write because I enjoy it, not because I feel I have to.

5. You published several Poetry Collections can you tell us about it? And where we can find them?

I have published four print books and two eBooks, all self-published. I will list them in order and where you can find them.

Life through Celestial LensesAmazon (print and eBook)
The Darkness, The Light and The GloryAmazon (eBook available at smashwords)
Heartspeak, God and LoveAmazon (print and eBook)
Soul EmbersAmazon (print and eBook)
33 In The Name of Jesus – smashwords (eBook)
The Sevens – smashwords (eBook)


6. What suggestion or advice can you give to someone who wants publish their poetry for the first time?

Poetry is expression, so write what you love, be authentic and be original. Amazon Publishing Services offers free publishing tools and guides to help you get published. You will be doing the work yourself as far as formatting and editing but it is worth it if you are looking to publish your poetry. Winning Writers is a website where you can find legitimate poetry/literary contest (also a great way to get your poetry published). You can also look for poet/poetry forums or writing communities. No matter what your goal is, do your research and don’t give up.

7. What is your creative Dream Project?

Wow, that’s a great question! I would like to do some type of visual/spoken word videos and take my poetry to another level. Another dream project is to do some spoken word in whatever audio format and I definitely do not mean me reading some poetry in this robotic tone, but something with some oomph to it. I don’t think we should put limitations on our creativity. Also, I am open to doing collaborative projects with any of my fellow creatives out there.

8.  I love to ask this question to everyone I interview because is personal and introspective, If you describe or picture your inner soul how will you describe it? And what color would it be?

I picture my inner soul as an observer, standing in the background, taking notes about what is going in and around me. My favorite color is black but I believe my inner soul would be blue. Blue has a calming, tranquil affect and I hope that I bring that type of peace and calm with my everyday presence. Another thing about the color blue is that when you look up and see a clear blue sky it looks never-ending, limitless. I believe we shouldn’t put a cap on our dreams or goals, not limit ourselves.

9.  This is my last question you are one of my long time followers and I can call you my friend I know by now that you like my art and I like to ask you what do you like about my Art? What do you see in my paintings?

I believe when I first started following you, you were doing these digital portraits and I was blown away immediately. Your art is so original has such a distinctive, vintage look and quality about it which I can say is your signature style. What do I see in your paintings? I get a sense of hope,  especially within the eyes of your characters. There is this good vibe flowing beneath what you put on canvas. Lastly, I see you, maybe it your facial features that show up but I see you. You are your art.
Thank you so very much for this interview, Carolina, and for having me on your blog. It was fun and very much appreciated.

Ectoplasma – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

 

In conclusion of this Interview…. 
I am leaving you with one of Syl  latest Haiku – The Stars Are Speaking Again

A clear sky tonight
The stars are scattered just right
Speaking their language
Clasping your hand much tighter
Vivid in my mind

 

 

 


You can find  and follow Sylvester at:

WordPress Blog Syl65www.syl65.wordpress.com
Twitter@SylvesterPoetry
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/sylvester.l.anderson
LinkedInhttp://linkedin.com/in/sylvester-anderson-7536259a

 

I hope that you enjoyed the interview and to discover Sylvester L. Anderson.  I want to thank you Syl very much! I loved this opportunity and I wish all the best for you and for all your future projects!

And to you all I always love your comments, let me know what you think about this interview I know Syl  would love to read them!

❤ And if you like to read more of my previous Interviews to other talented and amazing souls check my Interviews Page

 

Until next time have a great weekend! ❤

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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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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New Painting – Butterfly Child – #drawitinyourstyle Challenge #2

Draw It In Your Style Challenge 2019

Butterfly Child – Watercolor Ink Painting ©CarolinaRusso

I have participated to another inspiring painting “Draw It Your Style” Challenge hosted on Instagram this time by Artist Raul Guerra  #butterflychildren you can see his art on Instagram @_raul_guerra  he challenged us posting one of his beautiful pastel drawings his signature “Butterfly Children” I was very inspired to create my own take on this. I hope you like it!

Butterfly Child – Pastel by Artist Raul Guerra #drawityourstylechallenge

Raul Guerra is an Artist based in Spain I follow his art from some years and at the moment he is having a Mini Solo Show “Sanctuary” from January 26th – February 17th, 2019 at the Haven Gallery in New York   if you are in the area in New York you will have the chance to see his beautiful paintings and drawings!


❤ 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 CANSON Illustration Artists Series Paper for watercolor 150lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are available as Limited Edition Signed Prints you can order them anytime in my SHOP! 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Fine Art Print of my painting  “Butterfly Child” just Contact me.

 

Follow me on  Instagram on my account dedicated to my Art @carolinarussoart

 

Have fun creating!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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