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.
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.
“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”.
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 GALLERYthere are several Galleries you find them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.
today I am celebrating a special day for me, something that I would’ve imagined was ever possible! Two years ago I started this Blog in connection with the opening of my first Etsy shop for the launch of my Jewelry designs collections. Yes today is “YesterdayAfter two Years Blog Anniversary!” ❤ So much has happened during these two years lots of new experiences, lots of art, lots of amazing connections only possible because this Blog. So much appreciation and encouragement I have received from all of you that follow me and so much encouragement I have the opportunity to give to support, inspire and motivate others that crossed my path here, it is so beautiful! Having this Blog became part of daily life there is so much work behind it but I love every minute. This is my open window to the world, the opportunity to fly and share my art , my photography, my poetry and everything I am doing in all my creative ways.
today I have a happy news, something nice to share with you. I am announcing the launch and opening of my second ETSY Shop “CAROLINARUSSOART“ where you can find most of my visual Art especially my paintings and illustrations, digital art, photography and more…I have listed at the moment a nice selection of my latest work. I invite you to visit and if you own a Etsy Shop please follow me there and add me to your favorite, I will do the same for you.
A gift to celebrate the Grand Opening of my new shop, I am offering a Coupon Discount of 15% Off on everything listed in the shop at this moment! ❤
If you ever would like one of my Limited Edition Art Prints now is a good moment! If you do ever think to make a purchase, please you are invited to use
>>>>Code OPENING15 during your Checkout! This discount is valid only for purchases made on the new ETSY Shop!
As most of you know I already have one Etsy shop dedicated to my Jewelry Designs and is “YESTERDAYAFTER” where you find most of my Jewelry creations for an artist is good to have an online presence in different platform art need to be seen and shared. ❤
I also remind you that my main Store Online is here on my Blog! ❤
Here you can straight purchase all my Art that you see in my Portfolios and in all the Galleries, everything. You can also order custom and personalized creations. I accept commission, you can interact and connect directly with me in real-time. If you like my art style get in touch if there is an idea or something you would like Custom-made, we can discuss it, if you are a writer I can create your book cover or if you are a musician I can create your album cover and so on I love to create unique art and touch the life of others with it! Please visit my Custom Art page for prices and details.
As an Independent Artist when you make a purchase here on my Blog you have the direct connection with me and you fully support my Art.
With much love and appreciation wish you a great week!
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I am very happy and so excited because few days ago I have received an email
indicating that I have been nominated for the First Annual Spillwords Press Award 2017
under the Category Original Artwork (Artists) of Spillwords.com
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During the 2016 my Poetry illustrated with my Digital Art and Photography has been Published on Spillwords Press four times.
I loved to contribute and I am looking forward for new submission this year.
Here there are my published poems
Emotions – Poem – First published on Spillwords.comPress on 5/8/2016 Deep Water – Short Story – First Published on Spillwords.com Press on 6/3/2016 Open Your Wings – Poem – First Published on Spillwords.com Press on 6/22/2016 Overwhelming Beauty – Poem – First Published on Spillwords.com Press on 12/27/2016
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My interview with Musician, Composer, AudioVideo and independent Artist EWIAN CHRISTENSEN.
Today I am very happy to introduce you with my dear friend musician and composer EWIAN from Germany. Some of you that follow my Blog remember last year when I have Featured Ewian. I love his music and often I shared his videos and the release of his latest Album “We Need Monsters”. I also used Ewian’s photos last year to create a first Digital Art Portrait part of my Art concept “When Nature Meet Humans ” Ewian was the portrait #6. A couple of months ago I asked Ewian if he would’ve have been open to do an interview with me. And he kindly accepted! I am thrilled about this and I am very happy to be able to let you know him better through this interesting interview and if you don’t know him and his music, this is an opportunity for you to discover a very talented, unique Artist that has a wonderful soul and a kind heart. His music is not so common and maybe not for everyone but if you like it… you love it! The sound he produce in his music is a sort of unique amazing dreamy music combined with beautiful words in his lyrics that definitely show Ewian intrigued inner soul.
The color digital Portrait above is my latest creation dedicated to Ewian. I used some of the photos that he sent to me for this interview and I created this tri-dimensional metropolitan image that I guess in a way represent Ewian latest work.
Thank you so much Ewian for allow me to do this interview with you and give the opportunity to others to get to know your Art.
Let’s get started! Here there are my five questions:
1. For who doesn’t know can you please introduce who is EWIAN?
EWIAN was founded by me, Ewian Christensen in March 2013 by the release of my debut EP ‘We Will Never Grow Old’ The artist name is an acronym and means ‘Water of life’ in a metaphorical sense. Basically I am an independent artist, born in Latvia and grown up in Germany. Though I release my records (mostly) via Timezone records, my work is not under the influence of any record label, management, or other instances in order to guarantee the authenticity of my art to myself and all consumers. Beside my debut I published one single (‘Voices in your head’, 2013) and two albums (‘Good Old Underground’, 2014; ‘We Need Monsters’, 2015).
I compose and produce all music and videos almost entirely by myself. From time to time, I collaborate with other musicians, so far with Fifi Rong (England, song: ‘When I Was Dead’), Alien Hand Syndrome (Austria, song: ‘Zampano’), Slack Armada (U.S.A., song: ‘Looper’), and at the moment: Plike (U.S.A.,’VAST’).
2. Your music has a very unique sound and style and is categorized as “Alternative, Post-Rock”. Can you describe your creative process and what prompt and inspire you while creating?
Thanks. I already mentioned in other interviews that I just can’t help doing music. The transformation of inner cognitions, ideas, aspirations, wishes, fears and so on into art serves the maintenance of my mental healthiness. Simultaneously, I have the feeling that I can wrap these inner concepts into a shell which could be tangible for (at least a part of) my recipients. And at that point this non-egoistic part of intellectual creation comes into play, whereby I can give something back. The creative process itself rarely precedes the way I expect. Sometimes I work very methodical, sometimes I just have some kinds of scintillation, maybe one can draw a comparison to the work of a crazy scientist.
3. What are you working on right now? Any new project?
Absolutely. You and my newsletter recipients already know that the third EWIAN album is highly likely to be released in spring 2017. As I mentioned above, I am working also on a collaboration with Mad Madam Em (known as Plike) for the song VAST.
And I can say, that’s not all! You can expect more for 2017: a special project, maybe my most costly so far. I guess 2017 will be MY year? This is a screenshot of the video I produce at the moment for the song VAST:
4. What is your creative Dream Project?
To be honest… to shoot a movie.
5. This question is personal and introspective, If you describe or picture your inner soul how will you describe it? And what color would it be?
I guess I ́m a lone wolf of sorts. Furthermore peaceful, queer, and pathetic. My perception is mostly abstract, I firstly see the common features of all things and their interactions, not the differentiating ones. This helps me doing my art, but at the same time it is complicating my daily routine. I am fascinated by reoccurring patterns in nature like fractalistic structures. This mode of perception explains my spiritual vain. I always had a drive for explaining the unexplained and doing things that (apparently) no human else did before. I love to grapple with dystopias and utopias and to become lost in excessive thought experiments. If I’d be a painter, my art would be surrealistic. But I lose the thread, so: The color that would describe my soul the most is definitely a dark blue.
We Need Monsters (LP, Timezone Records, November, 2015)
Good Old Underground (LP, Timezone Records, October, 2014)
Voices In Your Head (Single, Rebeat Digital, October 2013)
We Will Never Grow Old (EP, Rebeat Digital, March 2013)
I hope that you enjoyed my interview and to get to know Ewian please visit his YouTube Channel and hisBlog. Best wishes to Ewian for his new project, can’t wait to see what he is creating! I always love your comments, let me know what you think about this interview, I am sure Ewian would love to read them too!
Have a great weekend everyone!