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And The Giveaway Winners are….

 

 

And The Giveaway Winner is…

Hi everyone,
A week has passed since I was kindly invited for an interview by Esme at Esme Salon Blog and we partnered together for a very Special Giveaway of two of my Art pieces!

We hope that you enjoyed reading the Interview and if you followed all the steps required to enter the Giveaway  then maybe you would be one of the two lucky Winners! If you won you will receive for “FREE” one of my Limited Edition hand enhanced and signed prints made from my latest original watercolor paintings:

>> Prize #1 “Gaia’s Anemones” (on the left)
>> Prize #2 “Ectoplasm”

AND THE WINNERS ARE……..

To know head over >>> Esme’s Blog and read her post!
Congratulations to the winners please Contact me with your address!

Thank you so much for your participation!
Wish you a great weekend!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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My Interview by Esme Salon With Giveaway!

Hi everyone,
I was kindly invited by Esme at Esme Salon Blog for an Interview and we partnered together for a Giveaway of my Art!
We hope that you will enjoy this Interview and yes, did we say “GIVEAWAY” – sure we did, so sit back and relax, read to the very very end of her post, and then please follow all the steps required and get yourself entered for this awesome GiveAway!  We decided that we will have two Winners and each will receive one of my Limited Edition hand enhanced and signed prints of my original watercolor paintings as you see in the image here above are Prize #1 “Gaia’s Anemones” on the left and Prize #2 “Ectoplasm” on the right read all the details on her post!

❤ Now head over >>> Esme’s Blog read everything and get to action if you would love to participate to the chance to be a lucky Winner!
Comments here would be closed I will respond over there! Do not miss this great opportunity!

Thank you all for the participation! Please share!
Wish you a great weekend!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Art For Music Series! AURORA Portrait – New Release!

 ART FOR MUSIC Series!

AURORA – Art For Music Series – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

NEW RELEASE
– AURORA Watercolor Painting Portrait –

AURORA

Today post feature the release of my new Music Artist Painting Portrait!

My new watercolor painting is a “Fan Art” Portrait of  “AURORA”  included in my ongoing project and Collection “ART FOR MUSIC”   my series inspired by music artists I love and by my passion for music. In this series I like to create artworks using several media, traditional watercolor paintings, ink drawings, digital art, photo manipulation and any other media that will inspire my creations.

Today Release is for my New Watercolor Painting a Portrait dedicated to beautiful and unique AURORA her dreamy and pure emotional music stands out from the music artists crowd in today music world showing something different and unique. Her live shows are very emotional as all her songs are and made you feel like travelling through a tunnel of changing emotions from sad and dark to happy and joyful tunes throughout the whole show! Aurora started to write songs secretly at very early age following her own path and what she has produced and released is wonderful as in her songs she explores feelings and emotions in-depth mastering her own creative ways to communicate what pulses inside her soul not just with words as you can feel it in her gorgeous sound of her voice and see it in her body language. She is so expressive through her blue eyes and facial mimic to her hands and arms movements. She has the ability to turn one with the music while singing and dancing over her notes she is free to be authentically herself also wearing unique and artfully created outfits. She has a great way to perform in her live shows she connects deeply with who receive her message…her fans that she call her Tribe and warriors of light. She has an ethereal look with white platinum hair and pale skin she is like a walking tiny fairy stepped out of a fairy tale for a moment and ready to take you back in with her. Her uniqueness in all her aspects is why I like her so much and why I decided to create this painting dedicated to her and all her fans.

AURORA On Stage

Aurora Aksnes is her birth name as she kept it as her name AURORA she is a Norwegian singer, songwriter, producer. I think Aurora was a prodigy child as she started composing melodies on a piano at the age of 6 and writing songs in her own world at the age of 9 as she still very young now she is already Internationally recognized Award winner and very much loved.  She became active to share her songs and music in 2012 until her  debut in 2015 with her beautiful and successful  EP “Running With The Wolves” the same year one of her single “Runaway” in UK received over 1 millions of streams on Spotify just in the first 6 weeks since the debut release.  During the year 2016 she released worldwide her studio album  “All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend“, in  2018 AURORA released her first half of her second EP album title “Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1)”, while she plans to release the second half “Step 2” to follow in 2019 or 2020. At this moment she is here in US for her North America Tour.

AURORA – Watercolor Portrait – ©CarolinaRusso

 

AURORA – Art For Music Series – Sketch ©CarolinaRusso


My Painting Details:

The portrait is a watercolor and ink  painting in my signature style. I am very happy how the portrait turned out. I think I was able to capture Robert Smith essence and especially his charismatic eyes expression as it is one of the focal points in my portrait. I love to hear what do you think? Leave me comments! ❤

Artist Details an supplies used:
The Original Portrait is painted on a watercolor paper size 6 x 9 inches (approx 15×22 cm) I used Bee Paper Aquabee 100% Cotton, Cold Pressed Acid free Archival quality. French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush. My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Sakura white Gelly Roll pen #08.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.


>>>>PRE-ORDER PRINTS<<<<
The Special Collectors Limited Edition Prints “Hand Enhanced” you can only order it here!

Portrait Fine Art Prints are now available in Limited Edition “Special 1st Release Collectors” edition run of #50 Prints,  “Hand Enhanced” numbered, dated and hand signed, printed by me one by one in my studio on heavy paper a Certificate of Authenticity is included.  

If you would like to Pre-Order one of these exclusive and unique prints you can do it here now follow the link to read all the details and please complete the>> Order Form

If you have any question or request don’t hesitate to Contact me.

***When the “Special Collectors” run of #50 Prints is sold out, there would never be another “Hand Enhanced” run of this painting! Don’t miss it be one of the lucky 50 Fan of AURORA in the World to own one<3

In conclusion of this post for the release of my painting I like to leave you with a beautiful video of AURORA! Enjoy and if you don’t know her yet discover her beautiful music visit her website and YouTube Channel<3

❤ You can find AURORA on:

AURORA Official Website
YouTube
SoundCloud
Instagram @auroramusic

Copyright Notice: Original paintings, illustrations and fine art prints are Copyright by ©Carolina Russo All Rights Reserved. Cannot be reproduced, redistributed, modified, duplicated, or otherwise used for any purpose without the artist permission. Copyright does not transfer with the sale of the art piece and infringement is against the Copyright Law. All photos used in this Blog post are Credited to their respective photographers owners All Right Reserved. Sadly I don’t know their names (contact me if you know I would be more than happy to add the photographers names)  my Aurora photo source was Pinterest. Video source Aurora YouTube.

❤ If you like to see more of my watercolor paintings visit my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries you find them in the drop down menu under Watercolors and for more of my music artists Portraits visit my Gallery ART FOR MUSIC 

❤ Please follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

#ArtForMusic #Aurora #carolinarussoart #watercolorart

❤ Much Love and Best Wishes to AURORA ❤

Wish you all a wonderful week!

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Art For Music Series! New Release: Robert Smith “THE CURE” Portrait

 

Robert Smith – Art For Music Series – ©CarolinaRusso

ART FOR MUSIC Series!

New Release
– Robert Smith “THE CURE” Watercolor Painting Portrait –

Today post feature the release of my new watercolor painting a Fan Art portrait for my Collection “ART FOR MUSIC” a series inspired by music artists and by my passion for music. In this series I like to create artworks using several media, traditional watercolor paintings, ink drawings, digital art, photo manipulation and any other media that will inspire my creations.

The New Release of my watercolor painting is the  Portrait of Robert Smith the musician lead singer, guitarist, lyricist, songwriter  and the only consistent member of the iconic UK band “THE CURE” co-founded with Lol Tolhurst in 1976.  I am a lifelong fan of this amazing band, their music has been and still the soundtrack of most of my life. From a long time I wanted to paint a portrait of Robert Smith but it didn’t happen until yesterday. For some bizarre reasons I felt the wish and urge to paint since I haven’t painted much during this week. I wanted to paint, I was searching online for inspiration and I got inspired to paint Robert portrait right after I came across a nice photo  shared in one of the various Fan Groups of The Cure that I’ve joined on Facebook. That was the magic moment when I came across the color photo posted down below. I said to myself “today I am going to paint him!” I sat down and started to paint peacefully for hours listening my favorite albums of the band until the portrait was done! Isn’t amazing how creativity and inspiration works? Most of the time it strikes when you don’t even expect it! It’s fantastic! If ever Robert see my portrait I hope he likes it! ❤

Robert Smith “THE CURE” – Photo Credits ©Mauro Melis

The 2018 is a great year and a milestone for The Cure band because they are “Celebrating the 40 Years Anniversary 1978 – 2018” last July in Hyde Park,  London, UK they celebrated with a great concert and more to come in 2019! They are such a wonderful band is great that they are playing better than ever and still together! I am so happy that I was able to  paint my portrait during this milestone and commemorative year. I have attended their Concert in 2016  they came to US, Los Angeles during their North American Tour and I wrote a very detailed Blog post about that unforgettable and magic 3 hours concert I can’t wait to see them again. If you like you can read my wonderful experience of that day at The Hollywood Bowl read it > Here

This is the photo of “Robert Smith” that inspired my Portrait! What I loved is that he look you straight in the eyes!

Robert Smith ” The Cure”

My Painting Details: The portrait is a watercolor and ink  painting in my signature style. I am very pleased and happy I really love how the portrait turned out. I think I was able to capture Robert Smith essence and especially his charismatic eyes expression as it is one of the focal points in my portrait. I love to hear what do you think? Leave me comments! ❤

Artist Details an supplies used:
The Original Portrait is painted on a watercolor paper size 6 x 9 inches (approx 15×22 cm) I used Bee Paper Aquabee 100% Cotton, Cold Pressed Acid free Archival quality. French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush. My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Sakura white Gelly Roll pen #08.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.


>>>>PRE-ORDER PRINTS<<<<
the Special Collectors Limited Edition Prints “Hand Enhanced” you can only order it here!


Portrait Prints are now available in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints “Special Collectors” edition run of #60 Prints, size 5×7 inches (approx.12x17cm) Price is $39 plus shipping.  Each print is  “Hand Enhanced” numbered, dated and hand signed, printed by me in my studio on heavy acid free paper, a Certificate of Authenticity is included.  On the back of the prints I will hand write “Robert Smith “The Cure” 40 Year Anniversary 1978 – 2018″. 

If you would like to Pre-Order one of these exclusive and unique prints please complete the “Order Form” you find down below.  If you have any question or request don’t hesitate to contact me.

***When the “Special Collectors” run of #60 Prints is sold out, there would never be another “Hand Enhanced” run of this painting! Don’t miss it be one of the lucky 60 in the World ❤

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Prints Price and Size:

Size 5×7 inches (approx.12x17cm) Price $39
Shipping: Via USPS First Class Mail prices USA $4 – International $6
Payment PayPal: An invoice would be sent via email as order confirmation.

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Copyright Notice
All images, original paintings, illustrations and fine art prints are Copyright by ©Carolina Russo All Rights Reserved. Cannot be reproduced, redistributed, modified, duplicated, or otherwise used for any purpose without the artist permission. Copyright does not transfer with the sale of the art piece and infringement is against the Copyright Law.
You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries find them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

❤ Please follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

#ArtForMusic #carolinarussoart #robertsmith #thecure

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Thank You!

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Holidays Art 15 Days Challenges 2018! Day 11: Spirit – Candies


DOUBLE CHALLENGE!

Day #11 Bad Apples12 Days ❤ Wintmas 2018
Prompts:  Spirit – Candies

Today post is for the Day #11 and I wanted to repost this drawing that fit nicely for the prompt Spirit she wears Christmas colors and hold offering a candied apple! ✨🎄✨

❤ These Art Prints are available now for a “Limited Time” upon direct request to me! (read details down below)

❤ Challenges:
These challenges are hosted on Instagram one is hosted by a Collective of Artists  “Bad Apple Collective”  the challenge is “Bad Apples 12 Days”#badapples12days  the second challenge is   “Wintmas” 15 days of painting lovely Christmas prompts #karlaswintmaschallenge hosted by artist Karla Pereira from Spain.  And of course I will share them also with the #worldwatercolorgroup.

Remember anyone can join these challenges if you do just add the proper hashtags and share your creations!

❤ Details about my paintings:
My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Pentel Pocket Brush black ink.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1, Sakura Gold Pen Touch Calligrapher.  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 for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, approx. size 4.5 ×5.75 inches.

Visit my Wintmas 2018  GALLERY (coming soon!)

Limited Edition Prints are available now for a “Limited Time” upon direct request to me:
❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Limited Edition Print of any of these Christmas paintings while the challenge last, you can order right here on the Blog just Contact me letting me know which one you want! This is my new series for the 2019 and would be available right now only for a very limited time just during the 15 days of Challenge, when is over you cannot be able to purchase any of these until next October 2019!

Prints Details: Each Prints would be Hand Embellished with Gold and Silver ink! Size available is 5 x 7 inches (approx. 12.70 x 17.78 cm) Special Price $20 shipping included!  ❤

 

For more of what I am up to daily follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

Have a wonderful week and stay tuned daily for more Holidays Art!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Holidays Art 15 Days Challenges 2018! Day 10: Goose – Fantastic Animal

Day 10 – Goose – Fantastic Animal ©CarolinaRusso

DOUBLE CHALLENGE!

Day #10 Bad Apples12 Days ❤ Wintmas 2018
Prompts:  Goose – Fantastic Animal

Today post is for the Day #10 I had a break during the weekend without drawing so today I am posting Day 10 but it actually is the 12th and last day for the badapples12days Challenge! I will continue because the other challenge is 15 days so I will keep drawing until I complete the two challenges! Today prompts are lovely Goose and Fantastic Animal so my lovely “Goose” is sure a fantastic one! I was inspired by the beautiful breed “Sebastopol Goose”   known for their adorable long curly feathers! My fantastic goose has decorated Antlers and walk with elegance on glass spheres just as one of a kind goose!

❤ These Art Prints are available now for a “Limited Time” upon direct request to me!
(read details down below)

❤ Challenges:
These challenges are hosted on Instagram one is hosted by a Collective of Artists  “Bad Apple Collective”  the challenge is “Bad Apples 12 Days”#badapples12days  the second challenge is   “Wintmas” 15 days of painting lovely Christmas prompts #karlaswintmaschallenge hosted by artist Karla Pereira from Spain.  And of course I will share them also with the #worldwatercolorgroup.

Remember anyone can join these challenges if you do just add the proper hashtags and share your creations!

❤ Details about my paintings:
My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Pentel Pocket Brush black ink.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1, Sakura Gold Pen Touch Calligrapher.  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 for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, approx. size 4.5 ×5.75 inches.

Visit my Wintmas 2018  GALLERY (coming soon!)

Limited Edition Prints are available now for a “Limited Time” upon direct request to me:
❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Limited Edition Print of any of these Christmas paintings while the challenge last, you can order right here on the Blog just Contact me letting me know which one you want! This is my new series for the 2019 and would be available right now only for a very limited time just during the 15 days of Challenge, when is over you cannot be able to purchase any of these until next October 2019!

Prints Details: Each Prints would be Hand Embellished with Gold and Silver ink! Size available is 5 x 7 inches (approx. 12.70 x 17.78 cm) Special Price $20 shipping included!  ❤

 

For more of what I am up to daily follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

Have a wonderful week and stay tuned daily for more Holidays Art!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Holidays Art 15 Days Challenges 2018! Day 9: Frost – Bright Snow

Day 9 – Sugar Frost – Bright Snow ©CarolinaRusso


DOUBLE CHALLENGE!

Day #9 Bad Apples12 Days ❤ Wintmas 2018
Prompts:  Frost – Bright Snow

Today post is for the Day #9 prompts are Frost and Bright Snow, I’ve created something different for today painting! Instead of using watercolor paper. I’ve painted on a beautiful leaf that I have harvested in the wood. I love to use nature finds in my art. I love to paint on leafs and bark. I painted a frosty snow queen and added gold and silver spark. I am very pleased with this leaf it looks beautiful and is 3D since the leaf isn’t completely flat has a beautiful dimension! I carefully hand pick and chose my leafs to paint on it, I look especially for their shape and natural curves.

Day 9 – Sugar Frost – Bright Snow ©CarolinaRusso


❤ The Original leaf is one of a kind and is available for sale upon direct request  Contact me for details!

❤ Challenges:
These challenges are hosted on Instagram one is hosted by a Collective of Artists  “Bad Apple Collective”  the challenge is “Bad Apples 12 Days”#badapples12days  the second challenge is   “Wintmas” 15 days of painting lovely Christmas prompts #karlaswintmaschallenge hosted by artist Karla Pereira from Spain.  And of course I will share them also with the #worldwatercolorgroup.

Remember anyone can join these challenges if you do just add the proper hashtags and share your creations!

❤ Details about my paintings:
My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Pentel Pocket Brush black ink.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1, Sakura Gold Pen Touch Calligrapher, white Gelly Roll pen.  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 – Painted on a leaf approx. size 4×3 inches (4×12″ including the whole stem).

– Visit my Wintmas 2018  GALLERY  –

 

For more of what I am up to daily follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

Have a wonderful week and stay tuned daily for more Holidays Art!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com