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Blue Owl #WorldWotercolorgroup

Blue Owl - Original Watercolor Ink Sketch ©Carolina Russo
Blue Owl – Original Watercolor Ink Sketch ©Carolina Russo

       
Today I went out for a coffee at Barnes and Nobles I like the book store. After walking around looking at books I got to sit down to relax while enjoying sipping my coffee and looking at some interesting art magazines. I got that moment called “Inspiration” it can come anytime and anything can trigger my creativity that’s why I always bring a sketchbook with me in my bag, in case I get inspired and feel to sketch or paint. I had a page in my sketchbook where few days ago I tested this Blue watercolor shade that I really like. I then started sketching this in “Surrealism Style” an Owl with antlers”. I quickly traced it with my Carmine Red pencil and I used over a Copic multiliner and a fountain pen Pilot Prera I like how it turned out a simple fast sketch can turn in perfection.

Blue Owl - Original Watercolor Ink Sketch ©Carolina Russo
Blue Owl – Original Watercolor Ink Sketch ©Carolina Russo

Work in progress on this photo I took the photo when I just started inking with the pen. This painting is another limited palette one color splashed on the page for background and the Ink sketch over it! A very fast sketch! Give it a try and if you do let me know!

Details about my watercolors:
 This watercolor painting is outlined with a black ink Copic Multiliner #003 pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  Ink fountain pen used is a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib  .  I painted on a  6 x 8 inches mixed media sketchbook.


This watercolor – Ink Sketch is available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 
Commission available Contact me for details.

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Blue -A Lovely Portrait #WorldWotercolorGroup

Blue - Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso
Blue – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

       
Today watercolor painting is the portrait of “Blue” a lovely and delicate creature, she has beautiful and intense big blue eyes. When I painted Blue I was inspired by the unique and beautiful  “Art Dolls” custom-made for collectors. Better known as “Blythe Dolls” they are really pretty and one of the characteristics is that they have an over sized head and large eyes over a smaller body, they are really cute. Blythe dolls acquired a cult following of collectors and eventually, photographers and artists around the world, you can read more about them here on Wikipedia.

My painting is another limited palette, only three colors Blue Ultramarine, Grey Payne and Vermilion Red.

Blue - Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso
Blue – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

Details about my watercolors:
 This watercolor painting is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  Ink pens used are a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib  and a Pigma Micron #05.  I painted on a  8 x 11 inches mixed media sketchbook.


This watercolor painting is available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 
Custom Portraits like this one, are available for Commission Contact me for details.

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

 

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Into The Deep Sea – Digital Art

Into The Deep Sea - Digital Art watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Into The Deep Sea – Digital Art watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Hello everyone I hope the New Year found you all well!

After I have painted daily for last 31 days and met my Challenge I wanted to take a short break to recharge but as you know I love to experiment new ways in my creativity and I love Digital Art so when I leave my brushes to rest, I love to work in digital. Today I wanted to share with you one of my latest Digital Art painting I made it yesterday. This digital painting is created out of the fusion of two of my original watercolor paintings that I made awhile ago, some of you may remember this Mermaid I painted in July Day 17  for #The WorldWatercolorMonth  I also used another one of my paintings created in July month which is this one July Day 30 Fish and Bubbles

As you can see from my two paintings I have created one new. I gave it more color and depth and give it the feeling that the mermaid is under water! I think this digital watercolor turned out really nice I love the colors, shades and lighting that I was able to obtain. I did print it out on heavy weight watercolor paper just like my paintings and it looks fantastic! But this is my opinion! 🙂 What do you think? I really would like to know your insight!

Details about my original watercolor paintings:
 watercolors are outlined with black ink 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 large  8.5 x 11 inches  sketchbook.

Digital Art: my original watercolor paintings are edited with the latest version of Photoshop and other software to create the final digital painting.

❤ This painting is available now in Limited Edition and can be Pre-Ordered here for a limited time!
For this first Release I will only make #10 Fine Art Prints in size 8×10 inches!

Title of the print is “ Into The Deep Sea

If you like it don’t miss it!

For order and all the info price etc…go to my  > Shop Art Prints Page

 

Have a wonderful day or night!

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A Photo A Week Challenge: Glowing

Glowing Beach
Glowing Beach

Today post is for  “A Photo A Week Challenge”  hosted by Nancy Merrill Photography  the theme of this week is “Glowing” these photos were taken in different places at different time and they are all glowing!

Be like Water
Be like Water

 

 

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Wish you a great week!

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Thank You!

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Travel Memories #WorldWatercolorGroup

Travel From Italy To USA - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Travel From Italy To USA – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today my watercolor illustration is for #SeptemberAdventure  I am playing along with  Charlie at doodlewash  for the theme of this month which is “Travel Memories”. This post put together several of the inspiring prompts and ideas that Charlie listed for the 30 days of painting. This beautiful September is a month dear to me because my Birthday is coming up sometime soon.
My watercolor  today is about travels. In my past years I have been travelling around Europe visiting beautiful places and creating great memories in my life. Today my illustration doesn’t just bring back my travelling memories  but is especially in memory of the day I traveled from the other side of the ocean where is my country Italy to USA. I already mentioned in another post that last August 22nd has been 14 years that I live here in California. My illustration is a way to remember that long day I traveled from Naples my City, via London to Los Angeles, it took approximately 20 hour it was an adventure for sure! 😉

 

Details about my doodlewash:
 watercolor is outlined with black, blue and brown ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black and Brown ink #01 and a Blue Pentel ink pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

If you like to join Charlie visit him on the Blog doodlewash  for more of #SeptemberAdventure  #WorldWatercolorGroup

 

 

Happy Doodles!

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My Favorite Bird #WorldWatercolorGroup

Bluebird - ©Carolina Russo
Bluebird – ©Carolina Russo

Today for my #AugustAdventure  this post is for August 8, I am supposed to share my favorite bird  it was a joy to make this one.  A portrait of a “Bluebird a California Bird“!
I have been always fascinated by blue birds. The color blue is one of my favorite  in every shade and when I see a blue bird is always a magical moment they are so precious!

I am also joining Laura and this lovely bird is my entry for the monthly Draw-a-Bird Day, that Laura kindly host on her Blog Create Art Everyday!

BlueBird (California) ©Carolina Russo
BlueBird (California) ©Carolina Russo


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 Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #AugustAdventure  #WorldWatercolorGroup

 

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

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Ocean Blue – Day 20 #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day #20 - Ocean Blue - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Day #20 – Ocean Blue – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 
– Ocean Blue –
Day #20 World Watercolor Month

 

This is Day #20/31 of the World Watercolor Month  today I am posting a seascape an ocean view that exist in my creative imagination.  I made it without any photo reference I just let the brush be free and fluid on the paper. I often like to create without any reference I find it to be a great creative exercise.


Details about my watercolor:

watercolor outlined with black and blu  ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 a Blue Pilot G 07 pen. Painted over a cold press 140lb watercolor paper pad!

Visit my World Watercolor Month  Gallery

On this page there is my Gallery starting on July  1st to display all my daily paintings for the July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

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