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Making Art From Nature Finds

Ink Drawing on Eucalyptus Bark – ©Carolina Russo

Today I am happy to share one of my latest work. I have been busy with some interesting commissions that I will reveal very soon in my next coming posts.

In the mean time, today I like to share what I have created out of a beautiful nature find, a unique piece of “Eucalyptus Tree Bark” I have found this piece near the tree where it belonged, it did speak to me and I took it.  I love the shape is not a flat piece it is curved and is about 13 inches long and 4.5 inches wide in the widest part. This piece is in perfect conditions the grain has a lovely natural white patina.  I did nothing to it than just passing a soft cloth to brush off eventual dust. Sorry I haven’t taken a photo of the natural bark before drawing, I guess I was too excited and inspired to start working on it.
What turned out is a mysterious face and ethereal portrait, created with only a black and a white Ink pens. I loved and enjoyed drawing this piece very much.  Following the natural grain of the wood  and letting the curves lead my drawing allowing this face to come alive and out to us. It is a one of a kind piece, I don’t have a title yet but you all can help me to find one, you can tell me  in the comments what do you see in her expression? What she is telling you? Your help is very much appreciated and together we can find a title for her.

Ink Drawing on Eucalyptus Bark – ©Carolina Russo

Nature is a great source of inspiration in many ways and especially in Art because it stimulates your creativity helping you to relax and feel grounded. When you are able to feel connected with the earth,  you are and feel centered and balanced letting go negativity no matter what’s going on around you. I love nature in all the aspects and benefits it give us. I based my life on nature and natural remedies to take care myself health wise and successfully. I enjoy always time spent outdoor it is so precious walking in the wood or enjoying a walk on the shore near the ocean, I like hiking and exploring places in appreciation of what often we take for granted.

Ink Drawing on Eucalyptus Bark – ©Carolina Russo

Nature is precious and inspire me in many ways and in all the mediums I work with. I am always on the look out to find interesting things that I can create with. I also have based my whole Jewelry Collection on nature. I am so happy when I can find interesting and inspiring pieces as gift of nature to collect and create with.
I love leaves, tree bark, gemstones, fossils, sea shells, driftwood, flowers, branches and more. I love to salvage these precious finds and give them a new life and purpose through my art.

Ink Drawing on Eucalyptus Bark – ©Carolina Russo

 

Details about my drawing:
Ink drawing supplies used: ink pens Micron Black ink #03 and #05,  UniBall Signo Angelic Colour White pen, Eucalyptus Tree Bark approx. size 13 × 4.5 inches.

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Wish you a wonderful day!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Wintmas 2017 – Christmas Love Angels ©CarolinaRusso

 

LOVE – Love is the light at the center of everything.  ©CR

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year

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New painting release! Mystical Multitude

 

Mystical Multitude – Original Watercolor Graphite ©Carolina Russo


New painting release!  “Mystical Multitude” 

Today post feature the release of my new watercolor-graphite painting having the title of “Mystical Multitude”. This is the finished piece of the work in progress that who is following me on Instagram @carolinarussoart already has seen this painting progressing through my latest posts. I am happy how it turned out and If you missed the stages,  you can see here the pencil sketch where my inspiration and work begin, actually my starting sketch was the face in the center. This time I wanted to do something different and combine two mediums together and the use of different skills in one painting.   I love graphite for the soft tone and shades of grey with the possibility to build up the color with more depth as needed. I felt that would’ve been beautiful combined with the transparency of watercolor using a delicate color palette.

Mystical Multitude – Original Watercolor Graphite ©Carolina Russo

This is the beginning of the watercolor layering stage. I truly enjoyed to create this painting for the variety of expressions in the beautiful faces and for the mixed media technique. I did work for several days on it, there are lots of details and the layering in between watercolors and graphite. The paper I used it is a large size pad it is 9 x 12 inches, approx. 22.9 x 30.5 centimeters.

 

Mystical Multitude – Original Watercolor Graphite ©Carolina Russo

Painting Meaning

“For this portrait I gave the title “Mystical Multitude” the meaning behind the painting is inspired by how our emotions are flowing together in our reality, how feelings can transport us in many directions and how much we emotionally change. This portrait shows three different faces of women, but in a mystical and dreamy way it represents one person, the same woman in different moments and emotional state of her life, going through, transformation and changes”.

Mystical Multitude – Original Watercolor Graphite ©Carolina Russo

I love the softness and transparency of the watercolors and  I left it as pure watercolor without the ink outline that usually distinguish most of my paintings but using graphite and colored pencils for more definition.

Release of Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #25 prints of this painting in size 8×10 inches are available for preorder purchase here on my Blog shop Limited Edition Prints

Details about my sketch and watercolor painting:
 I Sketched on a mixed media large sketchbook size 9 x 12 inches and I used Draft/Matic Pencils  #0.3mm, #o.5mm and #0.7mm “Mab Graves Limited Edition” by ALVIN, a Carmine Red Pencil THINEX 425T (Vintage) – I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle and Jane Davenport Magic Wand colored pencils.

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

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Have a great and happy week stay creative!

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Venice Italy in Watercolors!

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Venezia Italy – Original Watercolor – Copyright ©Carolina Russo

An oldie watercolor painting of Venice….

Time after time I like to look back at my old watercolor paintings.  I like to see how much my art change and my skills grow during the years!  Recently I came across this painting that I made in 2013 around this time of the year. It is almost four years ago and I like to re-share it with you all. This painting is very dear to me because is a view of “Venice” Venezia in Italian,  it is one beautiful city  in Italy, my native country! 
It is a view of Venice that I just painted out of my visual memory without any photo reference. It is a loose watercolor, I remember I was practicing the loose technique so hard to master! I know there is a lot that I could’ve done better, it was a fast painting and somehow, I am pleased with how this painting turned out!  I think I was able to capture the feeling and essence of Venice. If you have been to Venice then maybe you recognize this view. I wasn’t born in Venice it’s not my hometown. I was born in Naples another beautiful city on the sea. That’s why I love the ocean so much and  I love to paint water, there is something about water that it is so inspiring to me in many ways, artistically and not. I like the reflections and the colors. I often base my palette on the beautiful range of colors of the sea.  The sea and the ocean are very often captured also in my photography!

Details about Watercolor:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle and I painted on a Canson watercolor paper 140 lb cold press. 

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

All my watercolors are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 

 

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Wish you a great rest of the week stay creative!

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©YLIA ADVENTURES – Merry Christmas!


MERRY CHIRSTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

©YLIA ADVENTURES – Christmas

Ylia Adventures "Merry Christmas" - Watercolor ink ©Carolina Russo
Ylia Adventures “Merry Christmas” – Watercolor ink ©Carolina Russo

LIGHT – “Bring out the light within you and shine upon all…” ©CR

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 ©YLIA ADVENTURES  Fine Art Prints are available in  Limited Edition!

 For all the info, price and details please check out the dedicated Shop ©Ylia Series Page

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I will never be able to do what I love without you!

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Shop INKTOBER 1st Release – ©YLIA ADVENTURES – Fine Art Prints Limited Edition!

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1st Release Fine Art Prints – Watercolor Ink ©Carolina Russo


NEW 1st RELEASE!!!

©YLIA ADVENTURES  Fine Art Prints

 

1st Release of my Collectible InkTober Series is now available in  Limited Edition!
From October 1st until the 31st  I have been very busy and focused on creating non-stop and drawing daily, because I joined the Worldwide InkTober event.
This month has been amazing and crazy at the same time, is not easy to commit to a challenge like this, there is so much behind it, but I enjoyed every moment.  I am proud that I was able to follow my path and complete the challenge with my 31 drawings in 31 days. These drawings are very detailed and take quite long time to have one finished. They are not the kind of sketches made in 20 minutes.  The result and outcome of my intense work is a lovely creation. My character ©Ylia, that was born on October 1st 2016. I developed Ylia drawing after drawing while following the official 2016 InkTober  prompt list. Each drawing illustrate a story based on the daily prompt words. I also wrote  my own “Quotes” I wanted to turn each drawing in a positive message to share with the world. I want to thank everyone that followed this challenge and shared my journey. Thank you so much for all messages and the kind words of encouragement that I received every day, that was a huge help to keep me going! I have been receiving emails asking if after the Inktober my drawings would be available for sale. I then decided for now to launch this 1st exclusive Collectors Release of Fine Art Prints.

Today November 5, 2016  ©YLIA ADVENTURES  Fine Art Prints are available in  Limited Edition!
This is the launch of the Limited Edition Collectible Series!

Day #12 - WORRIED - InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo
Day #12 – WORRIED – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

 1st Release  Pre-Orders are accepted for a limited time.

If you would like to own one or more of my drawings please Pre-Order purchase your Art Print here on my Blog!

Pre-Orders purchases are accepted  for the exclusive 1st Collectors Release until November 30!

There would be only #31 numbered and hand-signed Fine Art Prints size 8 x10 inches of each drawing for this first edition. Visit the Gallery to choose yours!
I accept Pre-Orders from today until Sunday November 30 at midnight Pacific Time USA.

INFO & Details:
For all the info, price and all the important details please check out the dedicated Shop ©Ylia Series Page
on this page I covered all the informations necessary for the purchase but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

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New Release! Limited Edition Art Print – The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad - Original Watercolor-Ink ©Carolina Russo
The Twilight Sad – Original Watercolor-Ink ©Carolina Russo


NEW RELEASE!

From the beginning of October  I have been very busy creating and drawing daily, participating to the Worldwide InkTober event. But I also loved and found some time to create a watercolor Ink painting that is a collectible illustration, dedicated to The Twilight Sad amazing band from Scotland that I am a huge fan.  My drawing is inspired by some of their images used on album covers. I just came out with my own creative interpretation and wanted to dedicate it to The Twilight Sad and to all the fans that love them and enjoy their music. They all know what this painting is all about.

Today October 27, 2016  I am going to “Release and Debut” this Painting here on my Blog and also debuted exclusively on Fans of The Twilight Sad Facebook Group.

This Painting is a Limited Edition!

If you like it Pre-Order your Art Print soon!

There would be only #60 Art Prints for this first close number edition.
I accept Pre-Orders from today until Sunday November 6 at midnight Pacific Time USA.
After November 6 printing will begin and shipping.

For all the info and details check out the dedicated Shop Art Print Page

Thank you always for supporting my Art!

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