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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

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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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New Painting – Princess Isadora – #drawthisinyourstyle Challenge

Draw This In Your Style Challenge

Princess Isadora – Watercolor ink painting ©CarolinaRusso

This month I have participated to another inspiring painting challenge the second hosted this year by Artist Annie Stegg Gerard on Instagram.
Annie challenged us for a “Draw this your style challenge, posting her oil painting “Princess Isadora”. I have participated to her first challenge painting “Princess Cordelia” and of course I wanted to participate again. I loved to paint Isadora in my style. Annie gave us no restrictions and pure freedom to re-create her beautiful painting in anyway we wanted.  Her Art is ethereal and dreamy, make you think about fantastic fairytales. I loved to paint my vision of  Princess Isadora, according to Annie she is Cordelia’s older sister, so now I have re-created the two beautiful sisters in my style and medium. I am happy with the outcome.

Princess Isadora – Original Oil Painting by ©Annie Stegg Gerard

About Annie’s art world….
Inspired by nature, folklore and mythology, her work evokes emotion and imagination in the viewer.  Annie has a special love for the 18h century Rococo painters who have had a large influence on her own method. She finds inspiration in their imagination, and the dreamlike palette and lively brushwork that combine to create a wonderful atmosphere of enchantment.” I suggest you to visit her website at Gallery Gerard

I hope that you like my watercolors and ink paintings,  let me know your impressions and feelings about it! I really would like to know!


❤ Details about my painting:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens..  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on CANSON Illustration Artists Series Paper for watercolor 150lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are available as Limited Edition Signed Prints you can order them anytime in my SHOP! 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Limited Edition Print of the painting “Princess Isadora” just Contact me and also ask me for the special duo if you like to get both Princess ” Isadora and Cordelia”

Princess Cordelia – Watercolor ink painting ©CarolinaRusso

 

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Have a great week!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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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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New Painting – #drawthisinyourstyle Challenge #4

Draw This In Your Style Challenge 2019

Draw This In Your Style Challenge by Kelogsloops – Watercolor Ink Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Hello friends,
I hope you are all well another month is ending today let’s welcome April!
I have participated to  “Draw This In Your Style” Art Challenge already 3 times during the past months and I have participated to one more, today. I am posting my new painting created for the  Challenge  hosted on Instagram, this time by a wonderful watercolor Artist known as  Kelogsloops  #idrewthiskelogs you can see more of his beautiful paintings on his Instagram account  @kelogsloops  I was so inspired to recreate  in my style this beautiful painting you see his original here below.
In my re-creation I have changed a few things like the figure angle, colors and added a dash of gold as the challenge isn’t supposed to be a true copy but your own take on it being inspired by his painting and made it your own in your style! So I hope you all like it please leave me comments I love to know! ♥️♥️♥️

©Kelogsloops – Original Watercolor Painting

 

❤ Details about my painting:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens..  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper Aquabee for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are available as Limited Edition Fine Art Signed Prints you can order them anytime in my SHOP! All the details price, sizes, shipping etc are explained in this page! 

❤ Feel free to contact me or to pre-order on the above link if you would like a Fine Art Print “Hand Enhanced” of my painting for this Challenge Contact me

Also  you can see her on my Instagram…

https://www.instagram.com/carolinarussoart/

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Have fun creating never stop dreaming!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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New Painting – Omega – #drawthisinyourstyle Challenge #3

Draw This In Your Style Challenge 2019

Omega – Watercolor Ink Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Hello friends,
first of all happy February! I hope you are all well embracing the new month!
if you followed my previous posts you know that during January I have participated to  “Draw This In Your Style” Challenge twice already and today I am posting my third painting created for the same Challenge  hosted on Instagram, this time by Artist Sam Crow #samscuriouschallenge  you can see more of her curious creatures on her art account on Instagram @samscuriouscreatures  for this challenge she selected two of her beautiful creatures I was soon inspired to recreate  in my style this one the little “Witch Omega” from Sam lovely original acrylic painting.

Witch Omega – Painting by Artist @ Sam Crow

Sam Crow is also known as “Sam’s Curious Creatures” she is an Artist based in UK we enjoy and follow each other art from long time I am delighted and happy to say that she is also part of the WordPress Community! To know more about Sam you can visit her Blog / Website at  Sam Crow Art

Thank you Sam for this opportunity I loved to participate! ❤

Omega – Watercolor Ink Painting ©CarolinaRussoAbout my painting I have re-created Sam’s  “Witch Omega” in my own signature style painted in watercolor in a limited palette. The painting is outlined with ink and I decided to have Omega standing out from an oval frame that instead to be black or dark color like the original painting is filled in gold ink, not easy to photograph gold I hope is ok on these photos.  I really like how Omega turned out I am very pleased with this painting and I hope you like her too!

❤ Details about my painting:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens..  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper Aquabee for watercolor 140lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are available as Limited Edition Fine Art Signed Prints you can order them anytime in my SHOP! All the details price, sizes, shipping etc are explained in this page! 

❤ Feel free to contact me or to pre-order on the above link if you would like a Fine Art Print “Hand Enhanced” of my painting  “Omega” Contact me

And you can see her on my Instagram…

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🖤It’s finished! Sam I hope you like her! My dear friend Sam Crow aka @samscuriouscreatures is hosting a #drawthisinyourstyle Challenge of her little “Witch Omega” and this is my entry and recreation of Omega in my Style! Swipe to see more…🖤 ♥️Limited Edition Prints “Hand Enhanced” would be available for Pre-Order DM me! . . . . . #carolinarussoart #drawthisinyourstylechallenge #samcrow #drawitinyourstyle #illustration #watercolorart #art #creepycute #creepycreatures #viralart #popsurrealism #samscuriouschallenge #witch #originalart #beautifulbizarremagazine #goldink #inkdrawing #badappleartistscollective #worldwatercolorgroup #lowbrowart #illustration #lowbrowpopsurrealism #sennelier1887 #beepaper #artgallery #tafeature

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New Painting – Butterfly Child – #drawitinyourstyle Challenge #2

Draw It In Your Style Challenge 2019

Butterfly Child – Watercolor Ink Painting ©CarolinaRusso

I have participated to another inspiring painting “Draw It Your Style” Challenge hosted on Instagram this time by Artist Raul Guerra  #butterflychildren you can see his art on Instagram @_raul_guerra  he challenged us posting one of his beautiful pastel drawings his signature “Butterfly Children” I was very inspired to create my own take on this. I hope you like it!

Butterfly Child – Pastel by Artist Raul Guerra #drawityourstylechallenge

Raul Guerra is an Artist based in Spain I follow his art from some years and at the moment he is having a Mini Solo Show “Sanctuary” from January 26th – February 17th, 2019 at the Haven Gallery in New York   if you are in the area in New York you will have the chance to see his beautiful paintings and drawings!


❤ Details about my painting:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens..  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on CANSON Illustration Artists Series Paper for watercolor 150lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are available as Limited Edition Signed Prints you can order them anytime in my SHOP! 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Fine Art Print of my painting  “Butterfly Child” just Contact me.

 

Follow me on  Instagram on my account dedicated to my Art @carolinarussoart

 

Have fun creating!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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New Painting – Princess Cordelia – #drawitinyourstyle Challenge #1

Draw It In Your Style Challenge

Princess Cordelia – Watercolor ink painting ©CarolinaRusso

This month I have participated to a very inspiring painting challenge hosted on Instagram by Artist Annie Stegg Gerard
she challenged us posting her first 2019 oil painting “Princess Cordelia” for a “Draw It Your Style Challenge!” To enter we had to draw Cordelia in our own style being free to change anything we wanted. Annie’s painting is stunning just as it is all her Art.  Ethereal, fantastic and dreamy. I was so enchanted by this beautiful painting it gave me feelings of peace, serenity and love for animals and nature very inspiring to me that of course I didn’t think twice I wanted to recreate it in my own signature style. I loved to paint her and I like the outcome.

Princess Cordelia – Oil Painting by Artist ©Annie Stegg Gerard

Annie’s art world is….
Inspired by nature, folklore and mythology, her work evokes emotion and imagination in the viewer.  Annie has a special love for the 18h century Rococo painters who have had a large influence on her own method. She finds inspiration in their imagination, and the dreamlike palette and lively brushwork that combine to create a wonderful atmosphere of enchantment.” I suggest you to visit her website at Gallery Gerard

I hope that you like how I have recreated mine in watercolors and ink and please leave me comments let me know your impressions and feelings about it! I really would like to know!

I have to tell you that it was a bit intimidating at first, because Annie is an amazing Artist some of her clients just to name a few are in the movie and gaming industry Warner Bros, Disney, Dreamworks and more… but Annie has been so lovely and commented on my work in progress and again when I posted on Instagram the finished painting, she said that it is beautiful and that means so much to me. What do you think?


❤ Details about my painting:
 My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens..  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Fountain Pen Pilot Prera Fine Nib.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  A dash of watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on CANSON Illustration Artists Series Paper for watercolor 150lb, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

❤ All my watercolor paintings and drawings are available as Limited Edition Signed Prints you can order them anytime in my SHOP! 

❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Fine Art Print of my painting  “Princess Cordelia” just Contact me.

 

Follow me on  Instagram on my account dedicated to my Art @carolinarussoart

 

Have fun creating!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com