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Photography – Pacific Coast

Pacific Coast (California) – Photo ©Carolina Russo

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth – A Blossomed California Sunset In April…

A Blossomed Sunset In April – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Today I came across the post of the weekly photo challenge at The Daily Post and also if this is the theme for last Wednesday April 19 and tomorrow would be a new theme,  I still want to participate to this one, with one of my latest photo and share the beauty of nature with you all.

From The Daily Post: The theme for this week is “Earth” celebrating the Earth Day and our planet. This week, share an image that means “earth” to you — whether it’s a panorama of a landscape that takes your breath away, a close-up revealing a detail in nature, or another scene that honors the outdoors, we welcome your takes on the theme!

The photo I am sharing today is a beautiful Southern California sunset filled with lovely yellow flowers. I took this photo some days ago during my daily evening hike. I love my walk at sunset time it give me the opportunity to take beautiful photos of sunsets and fierce colored skies. California is a wonderful place for sunset photography no matter where you are if on the hills or near the ocean. This photo was taken on the hills of a trail I love to go. The nature here is beautiful lately especially after all the rain we had a month ago, everything turned out beautifully green a joy for the eyes since here often the hills looks yellow brownish and dry.
I enjoyed my walk a lot lately with these beautiful kind of evenings, but this week is already getting too warm and everything is already changing color.

When I took this photo, I really wanted to capture all the elements that makes our earth beautiful, the orange fierce sunset sky, the clouds, the land and the flowers. I almost felt I was creating one of my paintings, I had a clear idea of how I wanted the photo to be. To get this angle for my shot I had to almost laying on the ground! Turned out exactly what I’ve envisioned! I hope that you enjoy this portrait of nature as symbol of our precious Earth as much as I do.


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Until next time I wish you a great rest of the week! ❤

 

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The Ocean In Winter

Majestic Ocean - Photo ©Carolina Russo

Majestic Ocean – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Hello friends sorry I haven’t post much lately, I have been busy with some painting commissions, fullfilling some orders and organizing my new Etsy Shop. Last week I went to visit the beautiful Ocean it was an great day! Maybe some of you that follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart already had the opportunity to see these and more of my latest photos. I love the ocean in Winter the colors, the dramatic sky is a wonderful combination. When I went there I took some nice photos there were a beautiful light check my Instagram for more. These days here in California is unusually raining a lot, which is very good for the earth everything around here is now way greener and beautiful! Usually the hills where I go hiking are dry and the vegetation camouflage with the dirt and rocks at this moment it is so green like rarely I have seen, so I went to take some photos there too I will post them here next time. For today enjoy this beautiful ocean’s sunset! And you can also see me in action trying to capture the moment! ❤

me-capturing-the-moment

Until next time I wish you a great week I better go back to paint now! 😉 ❤

 

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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

 

 

#postaday

Wish you a great week!

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A Wild Sunflower #WorldWatercolorGroup

A Wild Sunflower - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

A Wild Sunflower – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

The Season is changing and so the colors in nature we are getting close to the Autumnal equinox  2016, which would be on September 22.
The Fall season will bring us new enjoyable things of different kinds during the transition from Summer to Winter. Here in California I wont feel much that transition which I would love it!
Yesterday I was inspired to paint a Sunflower thinking to the beautiful nature in the wilderness. I wanted to paint in autumnal colors and add some character to the composition.
I painted the sunflower directly with the watercolors without trace it with pencil before. I loved letting the water flow and blend with the colors. This time I also wanted to create a different effect leaving some of the leafs in white and just outline them with the black ink pen, the white leafs are the only thing that I traced in pencil I really like how it turned out and I hope that you do too let me know your impressions! ❤


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 cold press 140 lb watercolor paper pad size 7.5 x 9 inches!

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



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©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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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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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Challenge, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Emotions, Events, Illustration, Indie, Life, My Paintings, Ocean, Sketch Book, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

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

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Draw A Bird Day, Draw A Bird Day, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Life, Love, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch Book, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

A Photo A Week Challenge: Out in the Country

Over the Hills

Over the Hills  (California) – Photo ©Carolina Russo

 

Green Hills after the  rain - Photo ©Carolina Russo

Green Hills after the rain (California) – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Today Photography Challenge “A Photo A Week Challenge”  hosted by Nancy Merrill Photography  the theme of this week is “Out in the Country” these photos were taken in two different times and seasons, during my hike on a trail over the hills here in California. Difference between the photos, the first one taken at the end of the Summer, the hills were pretty dry and all was of a rich brown color, the second photo is on the same trail just a different spot in Spring a day or two after the rain all is beautifully green!

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Wish you a great week!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

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Look Up! – Daily Post Photo Challenge

Peaceful Sunset

This week the  Photo Challenge at The Daily Post is “Look Up” it’s all about spending some time during your day to look up and see what there is above you!

On the Daily Post I found these words to be very true in our busy daily life “Going about our day, we often don’t pay attention to what’s directly above us. We’re more likely to focus on what’s in front of us rather than what’s overhead”.

I am an artist and I love to look at the sky, the movement of the clouds, the changing lights and amazing colors during the day until the sunset. If you paint then you know that you will never look at the sky the same way you did before. During my day I always spend few minutes looking up! I find it to be very calming and I get great inspirations for my paintings and photography!

My Photo was taken during a hike and at sunset I was overwhelmed from such beauty all over above me!

Wish you all a great week!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Miss Summer – #WorldWatercolorMonth

Miss Summer - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Miss Summer – July 1st WWM – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Happening Now!!!

It’s July 1st and we have the start jump of a great event going on Worldwide!
A month of watercolors! A great challenge, 31 days 31 watercolor paintings! I am participating joining Charlie at Doodlewash and many other artists worldwide!
Charlie is the creator of this magical event and of  “The World Watercolor Month”  from now on each year in July will be celebrated! Yay thanks to Charlie!

This event will unite Artists around the World joining together this Ultimate Challenge! I am so happy and honored to participate and be part of this! This is the first year! You can learn all about it here!

July 1st – Miss Summer

For this first day of the World Watercolor Month I painted a girl adorned with flowers as symbol of this beautiful Season that is “Summer” I titled this watercolor “Miss Summer” I live in California and here it’s Summer right now!  I know in other parts of the world is Winter but you can always enjoy memories of Summer!

Miss_Summer
Details about my
doodlewash:

 watercolor outlined with black ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 . Painted over a large 8.5 in x 11 in – 21.5 cm x 27.9 cm Pentalic  Hardbound Sketchbook!

 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

WorldWatercolorMonth

Join Us!

Happy July wish you all a great month!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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