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Together from home…Meet And Greet!

California Sunset Photo ©Carolina Russo

Meet And Greet!

Hello everyone,
hope to find you well during this very weird time. How is your Summer going? How are you coping? Are you still here on the Blogosphere?
After a long time, today I have decided to host a Meet and Greet event, why not? I love to hear from my old blogger friends and welcome new ones to introduce their blogs. I hope that you like the idea to reconnect or get to know new bloggers, especially if you’re new to the community don’t be shy! Please join in, leave a comment and your Blog link! If you already follow me then you know that I am an artist and lately I am busy participating to the World Watercolor Month Challenge 31 days 31 painting! This month I have posted almost every day you can see my paintings for the challenge here in my WWM Gallery

At times, I miss the weekly Meet and Greet sessions that I used to host a few years back regularly on Friday, at that time we enjoyed the event ongoing for more than two years straight! Great connections were made. My long time followers and friends sure remember about that nice and successful event!

  • How to make today a successful  “Meet and Greet” I need everyone help here there are few rules: 
    Whenever you see this post I invite you to leave a comment and your Blog link. “Not just a like”,
    be interactive, otherwise there is not purpose on doing this!
    I am giving the opportunity to help bloggers to connect and have some new followers!
    Please tell us what are you up to, or leave the link of one of your latest blog posts! And if you’re new here, please briefly introduce yourself and your Blog, leave the link, so that we can visit you! Please Read through the comments, engage and visit blogs and meet other awesome bloggers, leave comments and a follows, share on social media it will help!
    I am sure everyone will appreciate it! This is a great way to help each other to grow our blogs, meet new friends and share what you love!
    Follow me I will follow back!

❤ About me lately I have been busy creating my Art and I am focused on developing new ideas! Working on my watercolor paintings and  Illustrations and I am experimenting work in Ecoprinting. My door is open, I love to collaborate with writers for illustrations and working on commissions!

I have updated my Etsy Shop  with more recent and older work you can find my Limited Edition Hand Enhanced Prints and some of my Jewelry designs check it out! ❤

I am very happy that today you found your way here if you are an old friend I am so grateful for you! And welcome if it’s your first time visiting my Blog thank you so much for stopping by I hope you enjoy my art feel free to browse around and come back to visit!

Summer

Meet and Greet is a great time to connect with new and old Blogs!
I like to give thank to all my “New Followers” and to the ones that are still here from long time following my journey!
Thank You! ❤

Stay safe during these shifting times, stay balanced, grounded and always seek the real truth! ❤
Take care!
Please Share, Reblog, Twitt, Pin, anything is great!

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© Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 9


– Peonias  –
Day #9 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 9 – Peonias – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

#WorldWatercolorMonth2020 Day 9

Today I like to talk a little bit about the creative process of this painting and how evolved. The painting started just as pure energy, I had no plan of what to paint so I was free. I started with a wash of colors on wet paper, I just let the colors bleed with the water, you can see my work in progress in the photo below. Until then I didn’t know yet what would be the end result, I took time observing the colors and the soft shapes then I started working with my ink pen creating  fine lines, free hand no pencil sketch and a beautiful Peonias flower appeared.

Day 9 – Peonias – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso


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 . Outline with Micron pen Red ink #01.

❤ If you like you can  Shop the World Watercolor Month Collection on my ETSY Shop!

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2020 would be available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand signed Prints and maybe some Originals too.

 

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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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 7


– Free  –
Day #7 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 7 – Prompt Free -Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

#WorldWatercolorMonth2020 Day 7

World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 7
Prompt: Free

Today painting started yesterday on Day 6, it was a work in progress! This painting is something a little bit different than my usual, I love to paint little seascapes or landscapes  in loose watercolor technique or style, I think I need to paint subject like this more often.
This watercolor is painted on the precious and beautiful “Arches” paper. The view is pure imagination I painted without any photo reference, it’s just as how I envisioned it in my mind. I am sure exist somewhere on Earth or else.  I just don’t know where is. I wanted to give almost an antique feel to this small painting, I have hand-cut and burned the edges of the paper on a candle flame which add a nice detail. The prompt “Free” makes me think at us surviving and overcoming the reality of our time feeling free, also makes me imagine at open spaces, the ocean and pure nature.
I love how it turned out 💗 I hope you do too!

What do you think? And what is the first thing that comes in your mind when you look at this painting?
I really would like to know! Please leave comments ❤

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Arches Watercolor Paper 140lb, 100% Cotton, cold pressed, Grain Fin. 

❤ If you like you can  Shop the World Watercolor Month Collection on my ETSY Shop!

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2020 would be available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art hand enhanced and signed Prints and maybe some Originals too.

 

Join us and use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

 

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 5


– Reflection  –
Day #5 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 5 – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

#WorldWatercolorMonth2020 Day 5

Today I made my painting in late evening!
I wanted to create a simple watercolor with ink line work. A touch of loose watercolor for a Zen- minimalistic flower. Hope it will bring you positive energy.

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 . Outline with Micron pen Black ink #01.

❤If you would like to have it, you can order a Hand Enhanced Prints right here on the Blog Shop

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2020 would be available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand signed Prints and maybe some Originals too.

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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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 4


– Red, White and Blue  –
Day #4 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 4 – Red, White and Blue – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth2020 Day 4 Red, White and Blue

Today painting is not new! I like this one I painted during the World Watercolor Month 2017 and since then I have tradition to share this one every year at 4th July! I wish a safe 4th of July to all my USA friends and to everyone that observe this day. This year sure is a different one. Stay safe, stay grounded!

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 . Outline with Micron pen Black ink #01.

❤if you like you can  Shop the World Watercolor Month Collection on my ETSY Shop!

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2020 would be available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand signed Prints and maybe some Originals too.

Join us and use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

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

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 – Day 3


– Playful Squirrel  –
Day #3 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 3 Playful Squirrel – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth2020 Day 3 Prompt Playful

Today painting is inspired by an adorable and playful squirrel 🐿 that visit me every day from months. He is so cute! I leave a small plate with nuts under a tree in the backyard and he comes every day, most of the times alone, but sometimes he comes with a friend, I just love to see him, he enlightens my mornings. I hope this will bring you a smile ❤

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 .

❤If you would like to have it, you can order Hand Enhanced Prints of the Playful Squirrel Painting in my > ETSY Shop

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2020 would be available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand signed Prints and maybe some Originals too.

Join us and use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected and keep painting!
Much love to the artists participating  around the world
and a special thanks goes to Charlie!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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The World Watercolor Month 2020 Begins – Day 1


– Poppies  –
Day #1 World Watercolor Month 2020

Day 1 Poppies – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

The World Watercolor Month 2020 Begins today! 

Hello friends here we are again, today is the first day of this inspiring and challenging month of July 2020  I can’t believe this is the 5th year of this great watercolor challenge, I remember when I joined the first edition.
Day #1 of 31 days a worldwide event that consist in daily watercolor painting, to know more please read my previous post.

This year I am not always following the official prompt list and I hope to be able to post my work daily.  I will do my best to post whenever possible.

Today I wanted to paint some happy flowers and I got some Poppies, executed in loose watercolor style without ink outline.

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 .

❤ If you would like to have it you can order Prints of this Poppies Painting in my ETSY Shop

All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2020 would be available as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand signed Prints and maybe some Originals too.

 

Join us and use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected and keep painting!
Much love to the artists participating  around the world
and a special thanks goes to Charlie!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Coming Soon The World Watercolor Month 2020

Hello dear friends,
I  hope to find you all well whenever you are in the world!
I am sorry, I haven’t posted much lately, life got in the way and I took a break from blogging for a while. I like to thank all my new followers.  I have been active posting my work not much here but more on my  Instagram. During these months I have been experimenting Ecoprinting on paper which I love to do very much and other interesting things beside my watercolor paintings. This year the 2020 started in a weird way and did bring things in the world that we wouldn’t expect to face and deal with!  But here we are time goes fast and it is the end of June already, which means for my watercolor artists friends that July is coming soon and it will bring some fun! The 5th Edition of The World Watercolor Month a wonderful and inspiring art challenge that brings together watercolor artists from all over the world creating daily for one entire month 31 Watercolors in 31 Days to know more and all the details visit my friend Charlie O’Shields at Doodlewash he is the founder of this great event. The World Watercolor Month first started in July 2016, since then every year this is a successful art challenge. This is also a charitable event that support a great cause, raise awareness help and support young artists to know more and how you can help please visit Charlie Blog.

Anyone can join the challenge no matter what level of watercolor painting you are “simply add the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth whenever you post ANY art that features watercolors or gouache on social media during the month of July!” Join the fun and share your work!

This is a great opportunity for improve your skills and get the habit to paint daily, be inspired and inspire others, I will do my best this month to participate hopefully every day or whenever I can!
Here below there is the Official Prompt List if you need ideas, it is not mandatory to follow, you are free to create your own list or your own project,  be free to paint what you want just don’t forget to use the hashtag when you  share on social media.

World Watercolor Month 2020 Prompt List

See you all in July take these days before the World Watercolor Month begin to plan your ideas and gather your painting materials! So let me know if you will participate and if you have already a plan for what you like to paint, leave me comments I love to know!

Until my next post stay safe and Take Care!

Thank You!

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Your Art as TATTOO? What to do when you get this request

Tattoo – Ph Credit Grace Madeline found on Unsplash.com

My Artworks as TATTOOS

Lately I have received an increased number of requests from people that like my art asking permission to use my artworks for a tattoo. I am happy that people like my Art as much to decide to have it permanently inked somewhere on their body.  I consider this request a great and wonderful honor, I am thrilled and humbled that someone is thinking to use my existing paintings or illustrations for their tattoos! Well, as visual artist this open another window into my art. I love tattoos and  this is the opportunity with this post to inform and talk about a few important things. What to do with a request like this? If you’re an artist, or, if you are the person interested to get the tattoo.  There is something very important to be aware of, and is that people cannot just save an image of an artwork over the internet and take it to the Tattoo Shop to  have it tattooed. Some Tattoo artists only works on their own custom creations and most of all they do not copy another tattoo artist work. They are a bit more open when you bring your favorite visual artist work to be recreated having the permission from the artist. So, what to do then?  There is a mutual respect of the Copyright  between a tattoo artist and a visual artist, no one wants to do a “Copyright Infringement” while recreating without permission an existing artwork that is not custom created by the tattoo artist you choose but created by another artist. Then, not everyone knows that if you’re going to bring your favorite artist artwork to have it tattooed it’s needed the artist “Permission”. All you need to do is to obtain your permission in advance, by contacting directly the artist, or find out if he/she sell a Tattoo Pass/Ticket on their website or shop. What is a Tattoo Pass or  Tattoo Ticket? Artists sell the permission letter to use their artwork as tattoo often nothing is shipped and they send a downloadable PDF for you to print. When you purchase the Pass or Ticket, it’s your kind way to pay and support the artist work and art.

About me, I have been thinking at a nice way to grant my tattoo permission to who is interested. I have created and released my TATTOO Permission Pack!
My Pack includes the personal permission letter and a beautiful hand enhanced print of my artwork you want to be tattooed.

I really appreciate if you ask permission in advance is a great act of support and kindness!
I own the Copyright of my work as Artist ©Carolina Russo any unauthorized reproduction or use without my written permission is in violation of the U.S. Copyright law.
I am happy to grant you a Tattoo Permission for my Artworks to be inked, but before you go on, there are few details that you need to know, please make sure to read my Tattoo Policy.

Tattoo Policy:
1) If you love my Art please consider to support my work by buying (prior getting the tattoo done) my TATTOO Permission Pack  price is $55 + free shipping, which includes the written Permission a 5×7 inch print of the artwork you choose to get tattooed. My prints are hand enhanced and signed by me it would be a great reference piece for the Tattoo Artist and in the end for you to have my art in your home. This is the best way to support my work in a respectable and honest way. The print pack comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, the Tattoo’s Permission that allow you to get my artwork tattooed (it includes your name) Permission and image cannot be shared with someone else for another tattoo each Permission it’s personal.

2) Please use a reputable and serious Tattoo Artist and bring my “Permission Form” with you because a serious tattoo artist will ask for it. Do not alter, transform or manipulate my image in any way, the only option I allow is to accommodate you if you want the tattoo to be in “Black Shading” instead of my original colors. In that case you have to let me know when you purchase your Permission Pack.

3) When the Tattoo is done if  you share photos on social media please Tag me on Instagram @carolinarussoart  I love to see it and share it too! Always whenever you share images of the tattoo please give me credit as the artist that created the original artwork and credit your tattoo artist too, also ask your tattoo artist to do the same if photos are shared.

BUY NOW!
TATTOO Permission PACK $55 Free shipping
For who is interested you can purchase it here on the Blog just click on the PayPal Buy Now button at bottom of this page or if you prefer  you find it also in my ETSY Shop
Please when you order let me know which artwork do you need, leave a note in the comments box during the payment transaction. If you have any questions prior your order please Contact me!  I have added a new page in the Menu here on the Blog where you can always go back easily and be able to purchase at anytime the Tattoo Permission Pack

TATTOO Permission PACK $55 

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Watercolor – Queen Flower

Queen Flower – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso


Exploring a new idea 

Today I am excited to share with you one of my latest watercolor painting having the title  ” Queen Flower”.
I painted in my traditional signature style in watercolor and ink but this time not on the usual watercolor paper. I came across this 10 inches diameter paper lace doily at home and my first thought was to make a ink drawing on it! I love to explore new artistic and creative ways to paint, testing papers or surfaces and see how watercolor works especially on unusual ones! I am always driven to try new techniques and materials. I have to say that the combination of watercolor and ink pen did work really well without any bleeding through the paper! I am happy and pleased with the outcome! The watercolor looks great on this paper doily, the original painting is lovely and would look great with a floating frame.  I will sure create more paintings on paper doilies in the future.

Queen Flower – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

The Original Painting is Available for sale!
If you are interested in this Original Watercolor painting or if you have any question please Contact me.

Queen Flower – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

 

Artist’s details about the painting:
 .I used a  Draft/Matic Pencil  0.5mm by ALVIN for my sketch. I painted on a 10 inch Paper Doily, I used  French Artists Watercolor by  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle. Ink pen COPIC Multiliner #01 and a SAKURA White Gelly Roll pen.


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

All my collections of watercolors paintings and illustrations are always available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints  here on my Blog!

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

  #CarolinaRussoArt

Have a great weekend!

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