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Frida Kahlo Tribute Portrait

– Frida Kahlo Portrait  –

 

Frida Kahlo – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Hello friends,
welcome to a warm August!

My post today is the official release of my new painting dedicated to historic Surrealist artist  “Frida Kahlo” the month of July celebrate the anniversaries of her Birthday and end of her life,  (6 July 1907 – 13 July 1954) she was a Mexican painter recognized as one of the most revolutionary Latin American artist, best known for her bright color paintings and especially for her self-portraits. She made many portraits telling her own life story dramatically painted. Her paintings were inspired by her culture using symbolism and mythology in her surrealistic style inspired by the nature and artifacts of her native country Mexico. She is also one of the most painted artist around the world, I have seen tribute paintings of her in any creative style and medium. Artists worldwide love to recreate her bold character identified by her eyebrows recon as unibrow iconic shape. This is my second painting dedicated to her. I made my first one two years ago in July 2017 it was a half figure of her inspired by some of her own famous paintings you can see my painting here.

This July 2019 I painted a tribute portrait in my style watercolor and ink which portrays her face with the typical braided hair up do ornate by colorful rose flowers, she wore flowers in her hair most of the time and that’s how she appear in most of the existing photos throughout her life. I am happy overall with this painting especially with the expression I was able to capture in her eyes.

Frida Kahlo – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

The Moth I painted with black ink and gold is just symbolic in a good way. I love moths and I just thought it will complete this tribute portrait to Frida as you see the Moth has a cross on her chest as symbol of “Faith” and two heart shape in her wings they symbolize “Love” the gold means  “Light”. There isn’t any superstitious or dark meanings behind my moth. Moths are “Nocturnal Spirit Animal” they are attracted to light and their meaning resonates with truth, faith and determination you can see a little video I took of this painting to show the shiny gold and I posted on my Instagram!

Sadly Frida Kahlo discovered the art of painting while in bed severely injured from a terrible accident. To take her mind away from the pain and to find a way to pass time she discovered her art and started paint self-portraits one of her famous quotes says: “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best” there are many of her own quotes which her words clearly describe her character like this one “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” Or “I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality”  and how she describe herself  “I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint” – Frida Khalo


Details about my watercolor painting:
 My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03. A Alvin Draft/Matic  pencil #03.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches. Enhanced with gold ink.

My Frida Kahlo Prints are now available for pre-order here on my Blog Shop
Limited Edition Fine Art Prints, only 30 prints available, numbered, signed and hand enhanced with gold one by one!
♥️Print price Is $35 free shipping within USA I do ship Internationally for only $6
♥️Print size 8×10 inches numbered edition!
♥️Size 5×7 inches price $25 is an Open Edition not numbered!

🖤♥️🖤I really hope that someone of you out there will adopt her!
Prints are also available on my ETSY Shop

All my watercolor paintings are always available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand enhanced and signed  To order prints check Here!

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Wish you a wonderful month of August everyone
and to all my artists friends and followers keep painting!

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Day 4 – Happy 4th July USA #worldwatercolormonth2019

HAPPY 4th July!
Day #4 World Watercolor Month 2019

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

Today I am join Charlie at Doodlewash for the World Watercolor Month 2019  Art Challenge this is Day 4 painting prompt is “Family Fun” and here in USA we are celebrating the 4th of July “Independence Day”  also if USA is not my native Country because I was born and raised in Italy I celebrate this day since I live here from 15 years.  Today I like to share again  a painting I made time ago to celebrate this holiday! I have created this painting with a limited palette of two watercolors just blue and red and a touch of gold on her lips!

❤ To all my USA followers and friends and to anyone like me that celebrate this day I wish you  a wonderful day! ❤

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. Gold Jelly Roll pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05 . A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

All my watercolor paintings are always available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand enhanced and signed  To order check this page Here!

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth2019 #WorldWatercolorGroup #CarolinaRussoArt

This is going to be an amazing month keep painting!
Much love to everyone around the world!

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Exploring The Abyss #MerMay2019 – New Release

Exploring The Abyss – #mermay2019 Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso


Exploring The Abyss #mermay2019

The month of May is almost over and so the #mermay Art Challenge.  I love painting mermaids and sadly this year I had no time, I was only able to create one new mermaid to include in my existing Mermaids Collection.  I painted only one but I am very happy with my painting and who said that time is over for creating Mermaids? Yes the challenge is over but I can create new Mermaids whenever I want! 😉

Today I am excited to share with you myNew Release” of my Mermaid painting having the title  “Exploring The Abyss”  I painted in my traditional and signature style watercolor and ink. If you followed my recent posts on Instagram you remember this mermaid because I was showing my work in progress with some sneak peek,  from the pencil sketch to the begin stage of watercolor, if you missed you can visit @carolinarussoart  and see how this painting become alive. This watercolor mermaid had a quite long process, lots of details and layers for me to be able to obtain all the shades of colors.

A Limited Edition of #20 Fine Art Prints is now Available made to order!
If you would like to order one of the beautiful twenty numbered, signed and hand embellished Prints you can they are available only in size 8×10 inches and I Offer a 10% Off discount to my Bloggers friends and anyone that place an Order here on the Blog  if you like to reserve a print just read the details and fill in the order form linked in this page. I do ship Worldwide. If you have any question contact me.

Details about my painting:
 .I used a  Draft/Matic Pencil  0.5mm by ALVIN for my sketch. I painted on BEE Paper 140lb 100% Cotton Cold Press, 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 

 #mermay2019 #CarolinaRussoArt

Have a wonderful week dear friends and happy Mermaids!
I am wonder which home will adopt her?

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Preview! – My Holidays ART Cards

HOLIDAYS ART SPECIAL SERIES
– Limited Edition Christmas Cards Set – Preview!

🎄My Christmas Cards set of 5 cards is now ready!

Hello friends,
These collectible cards are from my “Holidays Art Series” I will post more photos and details soon for now enjoy this preview mini video that I ‘ve posted on Instagram and if anyone is interested let me know soon, since there is not too much time, I am accepting Pre-Orders! Contact me ♥️ or leave me a comment down in the comment section that you’re interested! 🙂

Have a wonderful day everyone!
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For more daily updates follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

If you share my art with your friends is very much appreciated!
Thank you for your support!

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Thank You!

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Special SALE! – My Holidays ART Series Prints

HOLIDAYS ART SPECIAL SERIES
– Open Edition Signed Mini Prints and Sets –

Day #3 Candies, Turtle Dove –

❤ Hello dear friends  hope this post find you all well, The Holidays Season is just behind the door! ❤

This post feature my “Holidays ART Collection” and a “Special Offer for you” please read the whole post.
I have decided to release only 6 paintings that I have carefully selected. They are beautiful to combine together as they were painted with the same color palette that’s why I also offer a “Set” of three prints for a very special price, if you have your eyes on any of these prints take vantage of this opportunity and if you purchase One Print I offer FREE Shipping within USA and International! 

I think this is the best time to release my Winter Holidays Art Collection which is now available as “Open Edition Signed Mini Prints” I am actually also preparing a set of Christmas Cards for this series, I will post them as soon they are ready!

The Magic Of Wintmas! ©Carolina Russo

Last year
I have created a Series of Holidays themed watercolor paintings participating to a wonderful Winter Art Challenge. The Series was a success and I had many compliments and lots of requests, but cause timing last year this Series has never been released or sold in any form, because by the time the challenge was completed in December was too late for selling prints. I’ve decided to postpone and plan the release earlier for this year Holidays Season!
Right now the time is right, if you’re interested in ordering any of these prints for yourself or for gifts to your loved ones order them now or it wont be enough time!
Prints are available for purchase as “Single Mini Print” or as “Set of 3 Mini Prints” of your choice, for a special price!

> Open Edition Signed  Fine Art Mini Prints is now available to order right here! Look at the bottom of this Post you find the >>> Order Form!

❤ Price and Details
Each Prints would be Hand Embellished with gold and silver inks and hand signed!
Printed on quality heavy paper by me in my studio.
❤ Prints Size:  5 x 7 inches (approx. 13 x 18 cm) Special Price is $16 Free Shipping within USA and International!
❤ ❤ ❤ SPECIAL Set: of 3 Prints size 5×7 inches Special Price is $39 + $3 Shipping domestic and International.
❤ How to Order: Each prints you see here has a title, please leave your selection in the order form comments box.

When you purchase Prints here on my Shop you “Fully Support My Art” there are not hidden fees or middlemen, as an Independent Artist I am on my own and your support means everything to me! If you have any question prior your order please don’t hesitate to contact me.

❤ ❤ ❤ HOLIDAYS ART SERIES > select your Single Print or the Special Set of 3 Prints (choose the 3 prints you want for your Set)!
Click on the images to see them enlarged!

These mini Prints are beautiful and a collectible series that will bring the magic of Christmas and Holidays in any home and some of them are beautiful out all year round not just for Christmas I have my “Christmas Love Angel”  framed beautifully on my wall all year, you see it in the photo below! ❤

Ready to Order? Follow these 4 steps:
1) Fill in the Order Form
2) I will send you via email a PayPal Invoice as order confirmation
3) When you receive the Invoice proceed with your payment on PayPal
4) When payment is cleared and Print is ready I will ship and notify you.

ORDER Form (required)

Thank you for your Order and your support!

 

You can see all the 13 paintings of this Collection anytime,  visit my Wintmas 2017  GALLERY

Wintmas 2017 – Christmas Love Angels ©CarolinaRusso

For more daily updates follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

If you share my art with your friends is very much appreciated!
Have a wonderful day!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Special Release! Holidays ART – Open Edition Mini Prints

HOLIDAYS ART SPECIAL SERIES
– Open Edition Signed Mini Prints and Sets –

The Shiniest Star – Robin

Hello everyone,

time goes fast! Soon we would be approaching the Holidays Season! ❤

Today post is the special release of my “Holidays ART Collection” this post feature a “Special Offer” please read whole.

I think this is the best time to release the Winter Holidays Collection which is now available as “Open Edition Signed Mini Prints”. Last year I have created a Series of Holidays themed watercolor paintings. The Series was a success and I had many compliments and requests, but cause timing last year this Series has never been released or sold as prints, because by the time it was completed, was already December and late for selling prints. I decided to plan the release earlier for this year Holidays Season! Right now the time is right, if you’re interested in ordering these prints for yourself or for lovely gifts to your loved ones order them now.
I have decided to release only 6 paintings that I have carefully selected. They are beautiful to combine together as they were painted with the same color palette. Prints are available for purchase as “Single Mini Print” or as “Set of 3 Mini Prints” of your choice, for a special price!

Open Edition Signed  Fine Art Mini Prints are now available to order, right here down below this page you find the Order Form!

❤ Price and Details
Each Prints would be Hand Embellished with gold and silver inks and hand signed!
Printed on quality heavy paper by me in my studio.
❤ Prints Size:  5 x 7 inches (approx. 13 x 18 cm) Special Price is $16 Free Shipping within USA and International!
❤ ❤ ❤ SPECIAL Set: of 3 Prints size 5×7 inches Special Price is $39 + $3 Shipping domestic and International.
❤ How to Order: Each prints you see here has a title, please leave your selection in the order form comments box.

When you purchase Prints here on my Shop you “Fully Support My Art” there are not hidden fees or middlemen, as an Independent Artist I am on my own and your support means everything to me! If you have any question prior your order please don’t hesitate to contact me.

HOLIDAYS ART SERIES > select your Single Print or the Special Set of 3 Prints!
Click on the images to see them enlarged!

These mini Prints are beautiful and a collectible series that will bring the magic of Christmas and Holidays in any home ❤

Ready to Order? Follow these 4 steps:
1) Fill in the Order Form
2) I will send you via email a PayPal Invoice as order confirmation
3) When you receive the Invoice proceed with your payment on PayPal
4) When payment is cleared and Print is ready I will ship and notify you.

ORDER Form (required)

Thank you for your Order and your support!

 

You can see all the 13 paintings of this Collection anytime,  visit my Wintmas 2017  GALLERY

Wintmas 2017 – Christmas Love Angels ©CarolinaRusso

For more daily updates follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

If you share my art with your friends is very much appreciated!
Have a wonderful day!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Universal Love – Day 13 #worldwatercolormonth


– Universal Love  –
Day #13 World Watercolor Month 2018

Day 13 – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Hello friends,
I am so sorry that I have been quite and I haven’t posted lately. Not even for this beautiful event this year I am going to create one painting at week I have been very busy lately fulfilling orders for my Scott Hutchison Tribute Portrait.  I also had some very sad days I have lost two pets in the last 10 days so my heart is grieving!

Today painting it is off of the official prompt list.  The title I gave is “Universal Love”  is a watercolor enhanced with gold and fine line work with ink. I love the contrast of the raw sketch style in addition to the watercolor.

Day 13 – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Details about my watercolor paintings:

My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #02 and 03 . A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

About The event:

#worldwatercolormonth

The World Watercolor Month is a worldwide event that consist in daily watercolor painting 1 painting at day for 31 days, this is the third year of the  World Watercolor Month to know more please read all the details explained by the founder my dear friend Charlie O’Shields at Doodlewash

I have proudly participated and completed the two previous editions of The World Watercolor Month you can see my two galleries when it all started in July 2016 and last year July 2017 in these galleries you can see all my paintings from the two previous editions.

 

To see my World Watercolors Month 2018 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery (coming soon)


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2018 would be available for pre-order in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

Use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

 

I hope you like this new painting let me know what you think and have a wonderful weekend!

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