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A Rare Red Owl #DrawABirdDay #WorldWatercolorGroup

Red Owl - Original watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Red Blue Eyed Owl – Original watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today I like to share with you my new watercolor, I made it last night before go to bed and it made me happy! I love Owls I find them to be so beautiful there are many species and rare ones. Time ago I was pinning on my boards on Pinterest and I came across this amazing photo of a blue eyed half red Owl I don’t know what species is and if isn’t an edited photo I’ve heard that people do edit animals photos to change their colors, but whatever it is it looks amazingly beautiful and that inspired me to paint as soon I have seen it weeks ago. Last night finally I painted him thinking that today following our Community tradition here in our circle of friends artists it is the 8th of the month is #DrawABirdDay . Here below I will add the original photo that inspired my painting for you all to see this beauty!

Rare Red Owl - Photo Source   Pinterest
Rare Red Owl – Photo Source Pinterest

Today I am  also happy to join my friend Laura with  my “Red Owl” this painting is my entry for the monthly  Draw-a-Bird Day, a lovely event that Laura kindly used to host on her Blog Create Art Everyday! I don’t know if  Laura still doing this her Blog to not be updated but in any case let’s keep this lovely event going on #DrawABirdDay


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 #05. Painted on watercolor paper Cold Press  140 lb  fine grain size 7.5 x 9 inches!

I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #WorldWatercolorGroup  

 

 

Wish you a wonderful day or night and…don’t let the inspiration go away!
Keep up with your Happy Doodles!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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COLLECT Day #3 – #INKTOBER2016

Day #3 - COLLECT InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo
Day #3 – COLLECT InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo


Day 3: COLLECT

Ylia love to be free in the nature of this Earth. She is inspired, amused and amazed by the oceans and seas, she feel in her element walking on the shore in every season listening the beautiful sound of the breaking weaves and breathing the restoring air. She collect seashells and listen to their stories of millions of years.

“Her name is ©Ylia and she is the Character I created for this InkTober 2016″

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Today I am late to post Day 3 I wasn’t at home.  I was able to finish my drawing on time earlier just unable to post it and also if right now is late at night I post it anyway. I enjoyed very much to create Day 3 “Collect” another creative image for my character Ylia and because I love seashells! I hope that you like it too I will post Day #4 later on today! This challenge is amazing I have read from Jake Parker Instagram that there is a great response more that 200,000 of artists are posting every day! I am happy and proud to be part of this ❤

Visit my GALLERY  and follow Ylia every day new adventures!

I made a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart

Have a happy InkTober!

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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!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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White Dove #DrawABirdDay #WorldWatercolorGroup

White Dove - Original Watercolor © Carolina Russo
White Dove – Original Watercolor © Carolina Russo

Today I like to share with you my new watercolor, I made it last night before go to bed and it made me happy. I love the white Dove is such a beautiful bird and it became a great symbol of love and peace. It is rare to see them but each time I see one flying in the sky I stop everything just to admire her beauty and feelings that she brings. Yesterday I was pinning on my boards on Pinterest and I came across a lovely photo of a Dove that inspired me to paint as soon I saw it. I had that urge to paint it right at that moment! If you paint or sketch or also if you write or create any kind of things then you know what that feeling is and means, it was just late before go to bed not really a time to paint but I didn’t wanted to miss that  magic moment of inspiration that strike you unexpected so I did! I actually made it pretty quickly and I like it 😉 there is a beautiful quote that I want to share with you today and is from an Italian artist from Tuscany he was trained under the influence of  Giotto is part of the Art history, long time ago we are talking of the year 1390! Is dear to me because is from an artist  that contribute to the beautiful art in my native country Italy. But no matter the long time passed the words of this artist are very inspiring and motivating today! I wrote this quote on the first page of one of my sketchbooks I can read it all the time and will keep motivate and inspiring me.

“DAY AFTER DAY
NEVER FAIL TO DRAW SOMETHING
WHICH, HOWEVER LITTLE IT MAY BE,
WILL YET IN THE END BE MUCH”

Cennino Cennini
c. 1390

White Dove - Original Watercolor © Carolina Russo
White Dove – Original Watercolor © Carolina Russo

Today I am  also very happy to join my friend Laura with  my “White Dove” this painting is my entry for the monthly  Draw-a-Bird Day, a lovely event that Laura kindly host on her Blog Create Art Everyday! #DrawABirdDay


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 #01. Painted on watercolor paper Cold Press  140 lb  fine grain size 7.5 x 9 inches!

This was the photo that inspired me I loved to see the movement of the flying Dove!

Photo source Pinterest
Photo source Pinterest

I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #WorldWatercolorGroup  not following September theme list!

 

 

Wish you a wonderful day or night and…don’t let the inspiration go away!
Happy Doodles!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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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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Day 9 and Day 10 #WorldWatercolorMonth

Lighthouse - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Lighthouse – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 
– Lighthouse –
Day #10 World Watercolor Month

 

This post is for Day #9 and Day#10 of the World Watercolor Month  sorry I had to catch up and I posted the two watercolors together and a bit late because I was busy during the weekend.

 

Dragonfly - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Dragonfly – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

– Dragonfly –
Day #9 World Watercolor Month


Details about my watercolors:

The “Dragonfly” watercolor is 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 watercolor paper pad Cold Press 140lb!

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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Girl With Koi – Day 7 #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day #7 - Girl With Koi - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Day #7 – Girl With Koi – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 
– Girl With Koi –
Day #7 World Watercolor Month

 

This is Day #7 of the World Watercolor Month  today I was debating deciding what to paint.  I also wanted to paint something different and combine a girl face with an animal, I love to do that lately. Today painting is titled “Girl With Koi” I love the Japanese Koi fish their colors are beautiful. I was inspired to combine a Koi and a colorful and glamourous girl together in a vortex of blue water.

” Koi or more specifically nishikigoi, are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp that are kept for decorative purposes in outdoor koi ponds or water gardens. Koi varieties are distinguished by coloration, patterning, and scalation. Wikipedia

Day #7 - Girl With Koi - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Day #7 – Girl With Koi – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolor:

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 #005 and a Blue Pilot Pen G-2 07. Painted over a Watercolor cold press 140 lb 7.5 in x 9 in 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 ! ❤ 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

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Join Us!

Enjoy this great month!

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