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Plumeria Flower Painting Challenge!

Plumeria Flowers – Original Watercolor Ink ©Carolina Russo

From my Photo to a Watercolor Painting Challenge! Plumeria Flowers

Today I am happy to post my just finished  “Plumeria Flowers” watercolor painting! I loved to create this piece in one of my signature styles: Watercolor and Ink.
I like how it turned out and I hope you like it too! Be inspired by this if you like painting or drawing, go, get paper and brushes and paint it! 🙂 this is a Challenge!

On June 14 I posted one of my photos, it was a beautiful “Plumeria Flower while writing the post, I had the inspiration and the wish to paint it and turn my photo in a painting. What a beautiful idea to share it with other artists and giving a painting Challenge to the friends of the #worldwatercolorgroup and not it is open to anyone that want to participate, it still time if you’re inspired by this Challenge, the deadline is June 30, you have few more days if you would like to participate! On June 30, If there are more paintings I will post a Gallery with the participating to this challenge!

Plumeria Flowers – Original Watercolor Ink ©Carolina Russo

To participate just make sure to let me know, post your painting on your Blog and share it with me with a link. I would love that!  ❤
As today friend Miriam from the Blog The Shower Of Blessings already made her painting and shared with me yesterday, she was very excited and inspired by the challenge since she is taking watercolor classes, she is the first one to share with me, I am happy to post her post link, she made her watercolor  Plumeria beautifully  you can see it here visit her blog and leave a comment, I am sure she would love it!

Plumerias ©Carolina Russo – Photography

My Plumeria watercolor painting is available for purchase as Limited Edition Prints.

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors usually are outlined with black and white ink pens. 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 .


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 available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints   here on my Blog!
Some of them are also available on my Etsy Shop CarolinaRussoArt.

Please follow me on my Instagram account dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart

 

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I hope that reading this post inspired, helped and motivated someone!
Keep creating!

 

Thank You!

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My Lighthouse painting found home in Scotland!

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Day #22 - Lighthouse (Rhode Island) - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Lighthouse (Rhode Island) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

– Lighthouse (Rhode Island) –

Today I have a nice news to share with you!

My watercolor painting “Lighthouse – Rhode Island” was created last July 2016 during my participation to the first edition of the  World Watercolor Month  a worldwide challenge that did bring together artists from all over the world to create 31 paintings in 31 days. My Lighthouse is actually available in Limited Edition Art Prints on my Etsy Shop Carolina Russo Art  one of prints just Sold recently to a dear friend Whafflemethis part of our Community here on WordPress. I love Lighthouses and seascapes they are so beautiful bring calmness and meditative feelings! When I painted the Original watercolor, I searched for inspiration and I came across beautiful images of “Rhode Island” an US State in New England, lots of lovely views and places. I found over a Google search a beautiful photo  of a lighthouse located near the city of Newport. That was my inspiration for my painting I have posted the photo below for you to see (sorry I don’t know the photographer name to give credit).

Day #22 - Lighthouse (Rhode Island) - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
WWM Day #22 July 2016 – Lighthouse (Rhode Island) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Here is the photo that I have received this morning, the painting is beautifully framed in a cherry wood frame,  looks great in his new home in Scotland. Rich aka wafflemethis recently ordered the art print with the option upon request to have the painting mounted with a matt which I personally prepare. This is an option that I offer for a small difference of price to Limited Edition Prints, so that the print when received is ready to be framed. We decided for a blue matt because  brings out greatly the colors of the painting and match with another “Lighthouse” painting of mine that he previously purchased, and I am sure they look great together.

Lighthouse – Rhode Island – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This is the reference photo I used to create the painting in my vision and signature style.

Reference photo –  Rhode Island Lighthouse (Photo Credits Google Search).


Details about my watercolor:
watercolor painting is outlined with black ink pens. I used  French Artist grade Watercolors Sennelier, Ink pen Pigma Micron Black #01 and a Pentel Prera fountain pen. Painted over Arches watercolor paper grain fin cold pressed 300g  140lb


Limited Edition Art Prints of this painting are available on my Etsy Shop!

 

 

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Have a great week!

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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!

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And The Featured of the Month is…

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And FEATURED is… Jodi McKinney!

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THE CREATIVE LIFE IN BETWEEN is….

YesterdayAfter  – Featured of the Month –  September 2016

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First Fall Leaves The Old Dogwood Tree

 Hello dear friends  and new followers, welcome once again to The Featured of the Month, during this year I made a lots of new connections with very inspiring bloggers and creative people.  Thanks everyone for the participation to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays. Because this event that I started in 2015 I had the opportunity  to discover and connect with numerous great Blogs. I had the pleasure and honor to Feature many and still is not easy for me to choose only one of you each month. Sorry this month I am a little  late but I was able to made  my pick for September and finally write this post.

This month we have the opportunity to visit the creative world of Jodi exploring all the beautiful things that she does with her creativity!

Today I am very happy and honored to introduce you my dear friend and Featured of the  MonthJodi McKinney  and her beautiful  Blog THE CREATIVE LIFE IN BETWEEN   Jodi says “I enjoy writing immensely…  painting pictures with words…  expressing emotions through words…    telling stories…  sharing my thoughts and my escapades…  musing from mars…”

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Watercolor Landscape by ©Jodi McKinney

Several months ago I happily connected with Jodi through the Blog of our dear friend Charlie from doodlewash.com.  We came across each other blogs because our passion for watercolor painting. I loved to discover her Blog and what she share, she love to craft and sell her creations on Etsy. Jodi has lots of creativity, from painting, to writing, to photography to cooking…and lots more. Her beautiful and positive energy shows in everything she does.  I love to be connected with Jodi and I love to read her comments on my Blog. We have many things and passion in common that we love and can relate. And today I am very happy to share her Blog with you!


This is an excerpt of her About Page…

People have been telling me for a while that I should write a blog….  Okay – a few people….  Maybe just a couple….   Oh well – I want to try a blog and one or two people might have encouraged me….  So here I go.  I have a very full and blessed life.  First and foremost, I am a wife to a wonderful (most of the time) man I met when I was 16 years old, married when I was 19, and still tell I love every day 32 33 years later (you do the math – yep – I’m 51 52 years old!  Where did the time go?!)  Truly – it is he who puts up with me!  I am mom to two of the most amazing young men in the entire world and mother-in-law to the sweetest young lady any mom could wish for her son to find.  My full-time job is director of corporate communications for a hospice and home health agency (shameless plug for http://www.celtichealthcare.com :)), where my husband tells me I get paid to talk for a living.  Of course I do a few more things… but I am truly blessed to work for an amazing company.  (Please also note:  the views expressed on this blog are my own and are in no way related to Celtic Healthcare.)

This blog is going to be about all that stuff that is in between that… the things I love to do…. (Continue reading)


I hope that you enjoyed this new Feature of the Month and want to know more about Jodi’s life and adventures please give her Blog a visit!

 

(Please Jodi grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog linked to this post!) ❤

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Stay Connected! Participate to the Meet and Greet Fridays weekly event leaving your Blog link, Follow here and on my other social media be active! Inspire!
You never know…maybe next Month I will choose YOU!

 

 

 

Wish you all a wonderful Sunday and a great week!

Congratulations to Jodi McKinney to be the Featured of the Month of September 2016

Stay connected for the next month feature!!!

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Digital Art Portraits Music Collection – The Twilight Sad –

The Twilight Sad - Digital Portrait - MUSIC Collection - ©Carolina Russo - Photo Credits Mauro Melis
The Twilight Sad – Digital Portraits MUSIC Collection – ©Carolina Russo


Digital Art  Portraits MUSIC Collection

– THE TWILIGHT SAD –

Today I am sharing with you my project and artwork a new Digital Portrait!

This time I am starting a new Collection of Portraits dedicated to the world of  “MUSIC” and Artists. I loved to create this portrait very much,  because is inspired and dedicated to my favorite nowadays band from Scotland “The Twilight Sad” and to their great and unique music. This year The Twilight Sad had an amazing and successful North American Tour as the opening band chosen by the iconic “The Cure” for this full-fledged 2016 World Tour together. In October they will be back on stage with The Cure Touring around Europe for the final dates of the Tour.  I attended one of the fantastic concerts last May. I have seen them in Los Angeles at The Hollywood Bowl in one of the three sold out shows, it was an amazing and wonderful concert that I never wanted to miss. If you haven’t you can read my detailed Blog Post here.

Details about my Digital Portrait

For this portrait I loved to use the beautiful photos of International Live Music Photographer, “Mauro Melis”, his work is stunning! He had the opportunity to photograph many amazing bands during the years, creating beautiful memories throughout his photography. And I am honored that he let me use his photos for create my artwork this digital portrait. I used three images of The Twilight Sad performing during two dates of the North American Tour. These below are the original photos I used before my digital intervention and creation.

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Singer James Graham – Concert June 18, 2016 – Madison Square Garden, New York
Guitar - Andy MacFarlane
Guitar – Andy MacFarlane  – Concert May 17, 2016 – El Paso, Texas
Drummer - Mark Devine - Concert May 17, 2016 - El Paso Texas
Drummer – Mark Devine – Concert May 17, 2016 – El Paso, Texas

I love to create these ethereal digital Portraits. They  are  my evolving  idea and concept to combining images and telling a story in the form of Visual-Art. Each photo has a meaning behind it and tell the Portrait story. During my creative process I am very selective of which photo I use and I spend lots of time researching for the right ones, with the right tones of colors, right  lighting and more details to look at it. This portrait is create with three photos but in my experience during my artistic journey I have made images with 10 and more photos. The process of creating is complex and introspective there is a lots of work and lots of myself in each final image.   I am happy the way this portrait turned out and I plan to create more of them for the Music Collection. For now The Twilight Sad are my shining stars on this special portrait!

You can see and read more of my Digital Portraits visiting my other artistic Collection “When Nature Meets Humans”

I hope that you like my Digital Art and that you will share your impressions on this portrait!
A special thanks goes to The Twilight Sad with my best wishes for their European Tour dates and a great thank you to Mauro Melis for his stunning photography and his kindness to me.

For more information or questions about my Custom Digital Portraits contact me!


Sources:
Official Website: The Twilight Sad
Photo Credits: ©Mauro Melis Photography

Important Note: I respect the Copyrights and Rights of the photos that are not my own. Credits for the photos I use to create my Portraits that are not mine goes to their respective owners. The finished “Portrait” created as result of  a digital work of art, blending, layering and manipulating the photos used, it is my own creation and Digital Artwork and has my Copyright© Carolina Russo. The photos and the digital portrait are copyrighted images. Please do not use any of those images without explicit permissions. If you share online please give credits.

 

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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!

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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!

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And The Featured of the Month is…

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And FEATURED is…Maria Jansson Photography!

 

YesterdayAfter  Featured of the Month  August 2016

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Maria Jansson Photography

 

Hello everyone during the past few months I made beautiful new connections.  Thanks to everyone for  the participation to our weekly Meet and Greet Fridays I had the opportunity  to discover and connect with numerous and inspiring Blogs and it is not easy for me to choose only one each month. Sorry I had to skip the month of July cause I have been very busy with the World Watercolor Month event. But finally I was able to made  my pick for the month of August.

This month we will have the opportunity to travel around the world of Maria and read all about it !

Today I am very pleased and honored to introduce you my new friend and Featured of the  Month and featured is…Maria Jansson  and her beautiful  Blog

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“I am passionate about; exploring the back roads, being fit, healthy food, hiking, camping, horses, wide open spaces, road trips, the joy of hearing my daughters laugh, and ending each day in peace.
My grandmother gave me my first camera when I was five years old, and I’ve been taking photos ever since.

See you soon!”
Maria

MJPhotography

 

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Love for Horses

I connected recently with Maria I came across her Blogs because my passion for photography. I loved her beautiful Photography and after visiting and following her Blog  we stayed connected, we have many things in common that we can relate and love. Maria is a lovely new friend for me here on the Bloghosphere. I am very happy I was able to connect. I love to read her comments to my posts and see her stopping by. She has a great love for nature, horses and photograph them beautifully! And I am happy to share her Blog with you!


This is an excerpt of her About Page…

My grandmother gave me my first camera when I was 5 years old. The photos on this blog represent the beauty I experience, in my not so ordinary life! It would be my greatest joy if they could serve as a source of inspiration for you!

Horses have been my passion even longer than photography, and for a while I had an Equine Photography business. I decided to travel some side roads in life, and to temporary let go of full time photography. I grew up in a small mountain village in Sweden, and I have traveled extensively in Europe, and the US. I believe in the law of attraction, in kindness, and a humble attitude to life. I have a BA in Natural Science, and Early Childhood Education. I’m genuinely interested in a sustainable lifestyle. While not working full time as a photographer I’ve been learning valuable skills connected to my goal of having a homestead on a few acres. Lately my fingers have been starting to itch to make photography a full-time business again. Right now I am learning more about the business side of photography, and collecting all the equipment I need to start out in the best possible way, when I’m ready”... (Continue reading here)


I hope that you enjoyed this new Feature of the Month and to know more about Maria life and adventures please visit her Blog!

 

(Please Maria grab this Badge and post it somewhere on your Blog linked to this post!) ❤

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How to be Featured on YesterdayAfter?

Stay Connected! Participate to the Meet and Greet Fridays weekly event leaving your Blog link, Follow here and on my other social media be active! Inspire!
You never know…maybe next Month I will choose YOU!

 

 

 

Wish you all a wonderful rest of the weekend and a great week!

Congratulations to Maria Jansson Photography to be the Featured of the Month of August 2016

Stay connected for the next month feature!!!

-Carolina

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