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New Release: Esme – Bringing alive a character with a painting! Collaboration with Author MJ Mallon

Esme And The Mirror -Original Watercolor Painting by ©Carolina Russo – Portrait of Esme Inspired by the Book – “The Curse Of Time” #1 Bloodstone by Author MJ Mallon

Today I am happy to post about one of my latest collaboration and commission done during the month of August.
I have collaborated with British Author Marjorie J Mallon,  she is a novel’s writer and  a friend in our community here on WordPress.

She Blogs at MJ Mallon Author!

I always love to write the story behind the scene of  my paintings. A while back I was contacted by MJ, she is one of my lovely long time followers from overseas. She loves my Art and followed my World Watercolor Month Collection, created in July, a challenge featuring 31 paintings in 31 days. MJ was touched by one of my paintings, inspiring the coming idea. Explained in her message to me indicating that her new book Kindle Edition “The Curse Of Time” #1 Bloodstone was close to be launched on August 26, (yes it is already happened!) and that she would’ve loved to collaborate with me, asking if I could create a painting for her. A portrait to illustrate her fiction character “Esme” and a digital image to be able to share it online! The idea was very exciting to me, I love book illustrations and of course, I wanted to create this special portrait.  MJ gave me some interesting details about Esme, and enough was said that I let soon my creativity fly. I prepared a pencil sketch with my vision, MJ approved and I was ready to paint and bring the character alive. What a beautiful opportunity for both of us to collaborate while we are in two different countries, she is in UK and I am in US this is one side of the beauty of Blogging! Great connections can be made opening the doors of possibilities. I Blog from three years now and I had amazing connections and experiences. During this year is happened to me several times to collaborate and I love it.

While having our communications MJ gave me some interesting information and detail about what was important for her to showcase  in my painting.  Esme has long blond hair, the mirror, a face reflection, tears, a pink quartz crystal, a clock, and sunflowers + few more detail that I wont reveal to do not spoil her book! Not much I needed, to let my creativity and vision of Esme taking  shape. I had my vision and MJ loved it! As you can see on my painting I added all the elements she gave me ” Esme, the crystal and  the sunflowers are in foreground painted in a light delicate watercolor color palette that is in  contrast with the images in the dark background, the clock and the mirror that are representing the unknown and the darkness.

I loved to create this intriguing painting which I gave the title “Esme And The Mirror”  Esme is the name of one of the main characters in the book.  MJ mentioned in one of her Blog posts this quote: “The tears in her eyes convey her sadness but the golden hair of the mysterious girl facing her (no spoilers!) is bright and vibrant, suggesting hope.”  What a great message isn’t it? Well my painting represent Light and Darkness, Sadness and Hope.

Thank you so much MJ  for supporting my art with our collaboration and commission! I had the opportunity to create this beautiful inspiring Portrait for you bringing alive your intriguing character Esme and have my Art connected with you and your new book! “The Curse Of Time” #1 Bloodstone to know more about it give MJ a visit on her Blog this is the link to her Book Launch Party Post

Painting Release: The image of my painting isn’t included inside the book, but I am having a “New Release” here now!
First run of Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #1/20 Prints are available for fans and collectors, fine art prints are numbered and hand signed by me!
If you like one for yourself or for a wonderful gift, the Print is beautiful, you can fully support my Art and  preorder – purchase your Print here on my Blog, read all the info about price and shipping on my page Shop Art Prints

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Artist Details about the Original Painting:
My watercolor is outlined with black, white and brown ink pens. Gold pen Gelly Roll by Sakura. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle, Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05 . A Alvin Draft/Matic Pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves.  Pentel Aqua Brushes – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .
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If you like my Art
and would like to have a Custom Painting or Illustration from me, I am open to commission work if you have an idea
just Contact me and we can talk about it! 🙂

You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries find  them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

All my watercolor paintings are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints!  

Please follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

What makes me happy is to give happiness and inspire people through my Art, give feelings to the heart and deep to the soul!”  – CR

I hope that you enjoyed this behind the scene story!
Wish you all a great week!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copiright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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What dos it take to truly live a creative life?

My friend Artist Magny Tjelta post this interesting video and book “Big Magic Creative Living Beyond Fear – by Elizabeth Gilbert it is a great message that worth to listen and be shared! ❤ Visit Magny Blog 

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A book worth reading!

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And The Featured of the Month is…

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And FEATURED is… Andy Smart!

 

YesterdayAfter  Featured of the Month  April 2016

 

Hello everyone during last 30 days I came across lots of beautiful, interesting and inspiring Blogs and I made my pick for the month of April. I choose between all the wonderful Bloggers that left their Blog links at our weekly event Meet and Greet Fridays!

This month is about exploring life travelling and discovering China!

Today I am very pleased and honored to introduce you my new  Featured of the  Month and featured is…Author Andy Smart and his Blog Just Turn Left  same title goes to his great book!

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A Book to read!

I discovered Andy only about a month ago we came across each other Blogs and we followed and stayed connected. Andy has a very friendly and great personality he seems that friend that you knew all life long and it is fun to engage with.  Andy has a great Blog dedicated to his life change, his journey going from UK to China. The Blog is filled with his beautiful street photography, travelling experiences, advice,  suggestions and daily life happening, he always bring me a good laugh while reading his posts! Andy is a Writer, Teacher, Traveler and I add Explorer too, he is the Author of the book “Just Turn Left at the Mountain multi-entry trials meandering across Chinese borders”  

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Discovering China

In 2005 Andy Smart opted for a life change and hit the road; a truly amazing three year journey across China, South East Asia, South Korea and Mongolia. After finally setting roots down in Beijing he finally found the time to write about the adventure. Andy writes with humor in mind so if you want something to put a smile on your face then grab ‘Just Turn Left at the Mountain, multi-entry trials meandering across Chinese borders’. In his down to earth streetwise style Andy writes with the sole intention of making his readers laugh out loud and brighten up their day.” 

Andy also developed his own TEFL teaching and living in China.

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Journey in China


I hope that you all enjoyed this Feature and to know more please visit Andy Smart Blog!

 

(Please Andy grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog!)

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How to be Featured on YesterdayAfter?

Stay Connected! Participate to the Meet and Greet Fridays weekly event leaving your Blog link, Follow here and on my other social media be active! Inspire!
You never know…maybe next Month I will choose YOU!

 


You can follow Andy at:

Blog >  justurnleft.com
Twitter > @AndySmart01
Facebook> Just Turn Left at the Mountain

Amazon> Just Turn Left at the Mountain  – 1st edition.
Book 5 Stars Reviews! 😉

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Have a wonderful week you all…
Congratulations to Andy for be the Featured of the Month April 2016
Stay tuned for the next month feature!!!

-Carolina

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