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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!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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A Wild Sunflower #WorldWatercolorGroup

A Wild Sunflower - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

A Wild Sunflower – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

The Season is changing and so the colors in nature we are getting close to the Autumnal equinox  2016, which would be on September 22.
The Fall season will bring us new enjoyable things of different kinds during the transition from Summer to Winter. Here in California I wont feel much that transition which I would love it!
Yesterday I was inspired to paint a Sunflower thinking to the beautiful nature in the wilderness. I wanted to paint in autumnal colors and add some character to the composition.
I painted the sunflower directly with the watercolors without trace it with pencil before. I loved letting the water flow and blend with the colors. This time I also wanted to create a different effect leaving some of the leafs in white and just outline them with the black ink pen, the white leafs are the only thing that I traced in pencil I really like how it turned out and I hope that you do too let me know your impressions! ❤


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black and blue ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #01 and a Blue Pentel ink pen. Painted over a cold press 140 lb watercolor paper pad size 7.5 x 9 inches!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #WorldWatercolorGroup



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Have a great day!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Travel Memories #WorldWatercolorGroup

Travel From Italy To USA - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Travel From Italy To USA – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today my watercolor illustration is for #SeptemberAdventure  I am playing along with  Charlie at doodlewash  for the theme of this month which is “Travel Memories”. This post put together several of the inspiring prompts and ideas that Charlie listed for the 30 days of painting. This beautiful September is a month dear to me because my Birthday is coming up sometime soon.
My watercolor  today is about travels. In my past years I have been travelling around Europe visiting beautiful places and creating great memories in my life. Today my illustration doesn’t just bring back my travelling memories  but is especially in memory of the day I traveled from the other side of the ocean where is my country Italy to USA. I already mentioned in another post that last August 22nd has been 14 years that I live here in California. My illustration is a way to remember that long day I traveled from Naples my City, via London to Los Angeles, it took approximately 20 hour it was an adventure for sure! 😉

 

Details about my doodlewash:
 watercolor is outlined with black, blue and brown ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black and Brown ink #01 and a Blue Pentel ink pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

If you like to join Charlie visit him on the Blog doodlewash  for more of #SeptemberAdventure  #WorldWatercolorGroup

 

 

Happy Doodles!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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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!

Photo source Pinterest

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!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Draw A Bird Day, Draw A Bird Day, Drawings, Emotions, Events, Illustration, Indie, Life, Limited Edition, Love, My Paintings, Nature, Quotes, Sketch Book, Uncategorized, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

My Favorite Bird #WorldWatercolorGroup

Bluebird - ©Carolina Russo

Bluebird – ©Carolina Russo

Today for my #AugustAdventure  this post is for August 8, I am supposed to share my favorite bird  it was a joy to make this one.  A portrait of a “Bluebird a California Bird“!
I have been always fascinated by blue birds. The color blue is one of my favorite  in every shade and when I see a blue bird is always a magical moment they are so precious!

I am also joining Laura and this lovely bird is my entry for the monthly Draw-a-Bird Day, that Laura kindly host on her Blog Create Art Everyday!

BlueBird (California) ©Carolina Russo

BlueBird (California) ©Carolina Russo


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black and blue ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #01 and a Blue Pentel ink pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #AugustAdventure  #WorldWatercolorGroup

 

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Draw A Bird Day, Draw A Bird Day, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Life, Love, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch Book, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Miss Summer – #WorldWatercolorMonth

Miss Summer - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Miss Summer – July 1st WWM – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Happening Now!!!

It’s July 1st and we have the start jump of a great event going on Worldwide!
A month of watercolors! A great challenge, 31 days 31 watercolor paintings! I am participating joining Charlie at Doodlewash and many other artists worldwide!
Charlie is the creator of this magical event and of  “The World Watercolor Month”  from now on each year in July will be celebrated! Yay thanks to Charlie!

This event will unite Artists around the World joining together this Ultimate Challenge! I am so happy and honored to participate and be part of this! This is the first year! You can learn all about it here!

July 1st – Miss Summer

For this first day of the World Watercolor Month I painted a girl adorned with flowers as symbol of this beautiful Season that is “Summer” I titled this watercolor “Miss Summer” I live in California and here it’s Summer right now!  I know in other parts of the world is Winter but you can always enjoy memories of Summer!

Miss_Summer
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 #005 . Painted over a large 8.5 in x 11 in – 21.5 cm x 27.9 cm Pentalic  Hardbound Sketchbook!

 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

WorldWatercolorMonth

Join Us!

Happy July wish you all a great month!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Life, My Paintings, Nature, Seasons, Sketch Book, Watercolors, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Ocean Treasures – #NatureDoodlewash

Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo -

Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo –

Today for my #NatureDoodlewash  “hike”  I enjoyed a walk on the beach 😉 it is very hot these days the beach seems to be the place to go.  I am going to share my watercolor of some beautiful ocean treasures “Seashells”.  I love everything that has to do with ocean you already know that by now! Seashells are fascinating to me , they are beautiful and great finds, I collect pieces of seashells and fossil seashells that I find in special places I go, or if they are interesting fragments. I use them for my one of a kind or limited edition jewelry that I create inspired by nature. I like to think that these seashells had a long life under water and that the ocean, wind and sand shaped them year after year. I enjoyed very much to paint these beauty.


Coming Soon Event! 
“The World Watercolor Month” you can learn all about it here!

 

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The ultimate Challenge!


Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with brown ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Pink ink gel pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #NatureDoodlewash

You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash! If you do… don’t forget to “Tag” your image.

 

#NatureDoodlewash

Have a wonderful weekend and…Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #NatureDoodlewash, Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Indie, Jewelry Design, Life, Limited Edition, Love, My Paintings, Nature, One of a kind, Sketch Book, Watercolors, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month, Writings | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Kangaroo With Girl – #NatureDoodlewash

Kangaroo with Girl - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Kangaroo with Girl – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today for my #NatureDoodlewash  hike, I had an imaginary walk across the wonderful Australia a land that I always wanted to go visit…and it didn’t happen yet! Maybe one day!  For this watercolor I was inspired by a beautiful Magazine Cover that portrait a model holding a Kangaroo. A couple of weeks ago I was visiting a Barnes and Nobles Book store and I loved that cover so much that instantly I had the urge to sketch it.

I am so glad that I had my sketchbook with me and while sipping a coffee I sketched. I followed pretty much the lines and the pose, but I changed the girl expression and colors giving her a different look.  I wanted her to have purple hair  and be a whimsical girl. She hold the cute kangaroo on her shoulder close to her neck. It is a portrait very similar to the “Girl with a Bird” I made not long ago.  I love Kangaroos and I really enjoyed to paint once again an image of love. I hope that you like it!

Kangaroo with Girl - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Kangaroo with Girl – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

I also want to dedicate this illustration as symbol of friendship to all my friends here on the Blogosphere!  And to all my Australian friends that are many!
Thank you to all for brightening my days! ❤

 

Coming Soon Event!
A month of watercolors! A great challenge, 31 days 31 watercolor paintings! I will participate joining Charlie at Doodlewash he is the creator of this magical event and of  “The World Watercolor Month”  from now on each year in July will be celebrated! Yay thanks to Charlie! 😉 This event will unite Artists around the World joining together this Ultimate Challenge! I am so honored to participate! This is the first year it just got officially approved! You can learn all about it here!

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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 #005 and a Pink gel pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for a  #NatureDoodlewash

You all are welcome to join us with your doodlewash! If you do, don’t forget to “Tag” your image.

 

#NatureDoodlewash

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #NatureDoodlewash, Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Indie, Life, Love, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch Book, Watercolors, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Diving with a Seahorse – #NatureDoodlewash

Seahorse - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Seahorse – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today for my #NatureDoodlewash  “hike”  I went diving underwater 😉  I am going to share my watercolor of a beautiful sea creature a “ Seahorse“.  I love everything that has to do with ocean, sea and water and I enjoyed very much to paint the colorful beauty of this Seahorse.

Seahorse - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Seahorse – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. “Hippocampus” comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos meaning “horse” and kampos meaning “sea monster”. The word “seahorse” is often written as two separate words, or hyphenated. Having a head and neck suggestive of a horse, seahorses also feature segmented bony armour, an upright posture and a curled prehensile tail.

Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small marine fishes in the genus Hippocampus. “Hippocampus” comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos meaning “horse” and kampos meaning “sea monster”. The word “seahorse” is often written as two separate words, or hyphenated. Having a head and neck suggestive of a horse, seahorses also feature segmented bony armour, an upright posture and a curled prehensile tail.


Coming Soon Event! 
“The World Watercolor Month” you can learn all about it here!

 

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The ultimate Challenge!


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 pen #005. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #NatureDoodlewash

You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash! If you do… don’t forget to “Tag” your image.

 

#NatureDoodlewash

Have a wonderful weekend and…Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #NatureDoodlewash, Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Life, Love, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch Book, Watercolors, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month, Writings | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Red Breasted Bird – #NatureDoodlewash

Red Breast Bird - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Red Breast Bird – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today for my #NatureDoodlewash  hike, I am going to share one of my latest watercolor it was a joy to make this one. A portrait of a “Red-Breasted California Bird” .  Here in California I don’t have to go too far of a hike to see them. When is their time, I can see them very often. I have seen many beautiful Red-Breasted birds, there are some very small size and some just a normal bird size this one I painted is the normal size. They are so beautiful to watch chirping and being busy over the tree branches, that red color pops so nicely, they totally inspired me to paint their beauty.

Today I also like to share with you that one of my short stories “Memories of Happiness” has been published yesterday on VisualVerse Anthology Press,  where Art meets Words. What they are doing is interesting and challenging if you like you can read my post and my story  here.

Red Breast Bird - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Red Breast Bird – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Coming Soon Event! 
“The World Watercolor Month” you can learn all about it here!

 

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Details about my
doodlewash:
 watercolor outlined with black and Brown ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 and Brown ink pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for  #NatureDoodlewash

You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash! If you do… don’t forget to “Tag” your image.

 

#NatureDoodlewash

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #NatureDoodlewash, Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Life, Love, My Paintings, National Days, Nature, Short Stories, Sketch Book, Watercolors, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month, Writings | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 31 Comments

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