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Venice Italy in Watercolors!

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Venezia Italy – Original Watercolor – Copyright ©Carolina Russo

An oldie watercolor painting of Venice….

Time after time I like to look back at my old watercolor paintings.  I like to see how much my art change and my skills grow during the years!  Recently I came across this painting that I made in 2013 around this time of the year. It is almost four years ago and I like to re-share it with you all. This painting is very dear to me because is a view of “Venice” Venezia in Italian,  it is one beautiful city  in Italy, my native country! 
It is a view of Venice that I just painted out of my visual memory without any photo reference. It is a loose watercolor, I remember I was practicing the loose technique so hard to master! I know there is a lot that I could’ve done better, it was a fast painting and somehow, I am pleased with how this painting turned out!  I think I was able to capture the feeling and essence of Venice. If you have been to Venice then maybe you recognize this view. I wasn’t born in Venice it’s not my hometown. I was born in Naples another beautiful city on the sea. That’s why I love the ocean so much and  I love to paint water, there is something about water that it is so inspiring to me in many ways, artistically and not. I like the reflections and the colors. I often base my palette on the beautiful range of colors of the sea.  The sea and the ocean are very often captured also in my photography!

Details about Watercolor:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle and I painted on a Canson watercolor paper 140 lb cold press. 

You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries you find  them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

All my watercolors are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 

 

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Wish you a great rest of the week stay creative!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Cake Day 12 – #WorldWatercolorGroup

CAKE - Panettone Day 12 - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
CAKE – Panettone Day 12 – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


– Winter Wonderland – Day 12  CAKE

Winter Wonderland 31 Days 31 Paintings Challenge!!!

Today is day 12/31 Charlie’s  prompt list says  “CAKE”  I am joining  doodlewash  if you like to do watercolor painting or ink-wash or sketches you can still join in to this December Challenge, you’re invited! Check the doodlewash link!

For today painting a cake I decided to paint a Panettone which  is a traditional dessert for Christmas in Italy my native country!  I painted the two most common. The one on the left is called “Traditional Panettone” let’s say it is the classic original, in the past existed only that one, made in a dome shape it is very good and soft with a touch of candied raisins and citrus inside! Delicious I love both of them. The second on the right side of my painting is called “Pandoro” the name translation means gold bread  it takes the name from the beautiful soft feeling and the color, this one also is served with powder sugar sprinkled on top and looks like a snowy mountain! The best way to serve them is to warm the up a little in the oven before serving, they are great anytime with coffee, champagne or a sweet wine  every house in Italy have panettone during the Holidays until the New Year which people have it a midnight with champagne celebrating the new year. I made sure this year to have found them both of the known brand I used to have with my family in Italy. 🙂 Buon Natale! ❤

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  Ink pens used  Pigma Micron Black ink #02, white Uni-ball Signo gel pen and a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib . I painted on a small 3.5 x 5.5 inches mixed media sketchbook.

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The first 10 paintings of December challenge and all my other watercolors are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints 

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Enjoy December Adventure! And Keep painting everyday ❤

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Cappuccino Day #WorldWatercolorGroup

Day #23 WorldWatercolor Month - Love Coffee - ©Carolina Russo
– Love Coffee – ©Carolina Russo


– CAPPUCCINO Day! –

Today I love to celebrate the Cappuccino Day and I am joining Charlie at doodlewash for this day of November Adventure!
I haven’t made a new watercolor because I am still recovering from InkTober  lol 😉 kidding!  I love this one very much.  I painted it on last July for the wonderful #WorldWatercolorMonth  I remember that was a very loved painting. So I decided to repost it as much I wanted to paint a new one!
I was born in Italy how I cannot love coffee and cappuccino, nonetheless espresso and all the kinds! It’s always time for a cup of coffee! 🙂
Today I had to celebrate while sipping a wonderful cup with all of you! ❤

Day #23 WorldWatercolor Month - Love Coffee - ©Carolina Russo
Day #23 WorldWatercolor Month – Love Coffee – ©Carolina Russo

 

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black , Blue, Brown and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005  and Pentel Prera fountain pen fine nib I painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

 

 

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Enjoy November Adventure!

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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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A unique cover – Sweet Child O’ Mine by Luca Stricagnoli and his amazing guitars

This is a beautiful cover of Guns N Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” I like everything of it! I had to share it!

Great Music  and talent from Italy my native country! ❤

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Have a wonderful Day!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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National Amaretto Day!

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Amaretto – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Today for April month celebrations I celebrate National Amaretto Day!

I didn’t know until today that was existing an unofficial National holiday dedicated to the Amaretto liqueur and absolutely couldn’t miss this one since the Amaretto antique origins are from my beautiful native country Italy! Ciao mia Bella Italia!!!

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Amaretto Italy – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

The word Amaretto means “little bitter” is created infusing almonds or apricots seeds or both together in brandy or pure alcohol obtaining a delicious almond a little bitter natural flavored liqueur mostly served after dinner in a pretty old-fashioned glass it pair very well, served with holiday foods and desserts, that have nutty and warm spice undertones of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Amaretto it is also used as base to prepare a variety of cold and hot cocktails. Also well-known are the Amaretto cookies.

Amaretto is a very antique liqueur  there is an old Italian legend saying that was created from a woman living in the Italian city of Saronno in the 1525 she prepared the Amaretto in appreciation giving it as modest gift to a Church commissioned Artist one of Leonardo da Vinci’s pupils that had to paint the Sanctuary frescoes. The woman was the muse that inspired the Artist when he had to paint the Virgin Mary.

My watercolor shows the bottle of a well-known Italian Amaretto brand but for creativity I wanted to write “Amaretto Italy” I haven’t written the brands name I just left that out to the imagination! LOL
A nice old-fashioned glass and some good Amaretto cookies!
It was fun to doodle this I hope that you enjoy!

Details about my doodlewash:
 watercolor with black ink finish. I used one of my favorite French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron black Ink pen #005 and #05 over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this Celebration of National Amaretto Day, I am also join Charlie at doodlewash celebrating a National or International Day with a doodlewash!  You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!  Tag your image#doodlewashaday.

 

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Happy doodles and have a great day or evening!

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Featured Blogger: Carolina Russo

I am the Featured Blogger on ART by Rob Goldstein!!!
I am so honored, thankful and very happy to be the first Featured Blogger on Rob Blog I love his work and always he does an amazing job! Rob had great questions for my interview I suggest you to check it out!
Thank you Rob!!!

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Art by Rob Goldstein

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I decided to experiment and interviewed Carolina Russo of YesterdayAfter.

Carolina was born and raised in Italy.

Her creative interests include makingjewelry, photography, writing poetry, and painting with watercolors and acrylics, mixed media.

Carolina is also passionate for antiques, vintage, and founds objects.

She uses her blog, in part, to market limited edition garments, jewelry and accessories.

Carolina moved to the United States from Italy in 2002 and lives in California.

Thank you for giving me the interview, Carolina!

I may make interviews a monthly event.

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1.Did you begin blogging with the idea of blogging as a professional?

First of all I truly want to thank you Robert for this beautiful “Feature” and for all your great questions. I started this Blog almost one year ago with the intent and primary focus to launch my Jewelry Design Collections and the…

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