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Wander In The Abyss #MerMay2017

  

Wander In The Abyss – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

– Wander In The Abyss Mermaid #MerMay2017!

The month of May is over in few days and so the #MerMay2017 challenge, I loved to participate and during the month I re-posted some of my mermaids I previously painted and I made this new mermaid painting.
I am sorry I haven’t post much lately, it was because I had to fix a problem with my computer, thankfully right now is all working and fixed! I haven’t been writing here on my Blog but I did post my work on Instagram and if you follow me there you know I have been pretty busy drawing and painting!

Wander In The Abyss – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today I am excited about my  ” New Release” and  to share with you my finished  “Wander In The Abyss – Mermaid” a watercolor and ink painting. If you came across my previous post you remember this mermaid and that I was showing my work in progress, from the pencil sketch to the begin stage of watercolor, if you missed that post, maybe you like to read it and see how this painting come alive. This watercolor mermaid had a pretty long process, lots of patience and layers for me to be able to obtain this look and all the shades of colors on a “not watercolor paper” like the gray toned paper sketchbook that I used. This time, I really wanted to try something different using a toned paper for background and I wanted to see how  I could use watercolors and inks on a paper for dry media.  I can say that It’s pretty tricky! I am happy with the way the painting turned out!

A Limited Edition of 20 Art Prints is now available only hand embellished
I will add by hand the gold ink to embellish each print and turn it in one of a kind and special. It is very difficult to print the gold ink from an original painting because the scanner and printer aren’t able to give the real gold pigments and spark, that’s why I decided to do only a very small run of special prints hand embellished. When the 20 prints are sold out I won’t print them again and with time they will increase in value!  Prints are size 8×10 inches, I offer a special discounted price for  my friends and for anyone that  place an order here on the Blog Price is $45 + $8 Shipping via USPS Priority Mail within US if you like to reserve a print just fill in the form linked.

Wander In The Abyss – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Details about my painting:
 I Sketched on a Strathmore 400 Series medium surface 80 lb – gray toned paper large sketchbook size 9 x 12 inches for dry media.  I used a  Draft/Matic Pencil  0.5mm by Mab Graves Limited Edition for ALVIN for my sketch  and I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle and Artist’s Loft watercolor pan set I used this set for a opaque- chalk effect. Ink pen COPIC Multiliner #0.03 and a SAKURA  Metallic gold Gelly Roll pen.

 


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 

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup #mermay2017 #CarolinaRussoArt

 

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New Mermaid – Work in Progress! #MerMay2017

  

Mermaid – WIP Stage 2 Begin Watercoloring – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

– May new watercolor month challenge :  MerMay2017!

This month of May I have several creative projects going on and one of them is that I am participating whenever possible to the #mermay2017 Challenge. I came across this inspiring challenge following artists friends on Instagram! As you know I love mermaids they are fascinating ,and I have painted several which I have reposted for the first few days of this challenge! Today I am sharing my latest and new Mermaid drawing isn’t finish and  still a work in progress. I am already working on stage two “Watercolor”. I am also sharing the pencil sketch that I begin with. This time I decided to do something different and use “Gray Toned Paper” I love toned paper you can create beautiful effects with it! I especially love the white and black ink effect on toned tan and gray paper, but I also like to experiment and I wanted to see how my watercolor style works with this paper. Toned paper is not made for watercolor is a paper for dry media, but it’s not a super thin paper and if you use watercolors you have to find the right balance between color and water, painting more dry than wet. I like it so far and looking forward to see this piece how turn out when I am done! ❤

Mermaid – WIP Stage 1 Pencil Sketch – Original ©Carolina Russo

***A note: excuse if the photos quality in this post isn’t  as my usual.  I am dealing with a problem on my computer that is annoying me a lot and at the moment I am using a backup computer! Windows 10 decided to reboot and stay in Safe Mode and lock me out of my desktop :-((( without option to get to login, is crazy and I am trying to figure out what to do to get off the safe mode, I read that many Windows 10 users had this problem if any of you ever experienced this and solved the problem, please let me know! Hope to get back to normal soon!

Waiting for Mermaids – Malibu California – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Waiting for Mermaids….<3 while working on my new watercolor mermaid, I keep nurture the inspiration looking at this photo I took a month ago in beautiful Malibu. I love to share it with you and maybe inspire you a little…

Details about my Sketch and Watercolor:
 I Sketched on a Strathmore 400 Series medium surface 80 lb – gray toned paper large sketchbook size 9 x 12 inches for dry media.  I used a  Draft/Matic Pencil  0.5mm  Mab Graves Limited Edition by ALVIN for my sketch  and I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle.

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 

Please to stay up to date also follow me on Instagram account dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart

 

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#mermay2017

Happy mermaids month! ❤

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Creativity, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Fantasy Art, Illustration, Indie, Limited Edition, MerMay, My Paintings, Nature, Ocean, Sketch, Sketchbook, Uncategorized, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Into The Deep Sea – Digital Art

Into The Deep Sea - Digital Art watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Into The Deep Sea – Digital Art watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Hello everyone I hope the New Year found you all well!

After I have painted daily for last 31 days and met my Challenge I wanted to take a short break to recharge but as you know I love to experiment new ways in my creativity and I love Digital Art so when I leave my brushes to rest, I love to work in digital. Today I wanted to share with you one of my latest Digital Art painting I made it yesterday. This digital painting is created out of the fusion of two of my original watercolor paintings that I made awhile ago, some of you may remember this Mermaid I painted in July Day 17  for #The WorldWatercolorMonth  I also used another one of my paintings created in July month which is this one July Day 30 Fish and Bubbles

As you can see from my two paintings I have created one new. I gave it more color and depth and give it the feeling that the mermaid is under water! I think this digital watercolor turned out really nice I love the colors, shades and lighting that I was able to obtain. I did print it out on heavy weight watercolor paper just like my paintings and it looks fantastic! But this is my opinion! 🙂 What do you think? I really would like to know your insight!

Details about my original watercolor paintings:
 watercolors are outlined with black 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 and a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen fine nib .  I painted on a large  8.5 x 11 inches  sketchbook.

Digital Art: my original watercolor paintings are edited with the latest version of Photoshop and other software to create the final digital painting.

❤ This painting is available now in Limited Edition and can be Pre-Ordered here for a limited time!
For this first Release I will only make #10 Fine Art Prints in size 8×10 inches!

Title of the print is “ Into The Deep Sea

If you like it don’t miss it!

For order and all the info price etc…go to my  > Shop Art Prints Page

 

Have a wonderful day or night!

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Copyright ©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Day 30 and Day 31 – #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Bubbles  –
Day #30 World Watercolor Month

This post is for the last two days of this great month of July Day #30/31 of the World Watercolor Month  Today painting is a playful fish, he is happy and play with his bubbles! Don’t ask me what kind of fish he is because I created without references.

Day #30 -  World Watercolor Month  - Fish and Bubbles - ©Carolina Russo

Day #30 – World Watercolor Month – Fish and Bubbles – ©Carolina Russo

 

– Ethereal Mermaid –
Day #31 World Watercolor Month

Day #31/31 Today is last day I can’t believe it I made all the 31 paintings and meet this great worldwide challenge! For the last day I painted another pose of the same Ethereal Mermaid I painted for the Day#17 this one is floating in the water.

Day #31 -  World Watercolor Month - Ethereal Mermaid - ©Carolina Russo

Day #31 – World Watercolor Month – Ethereal Mermaid – ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolors
:
 watercolors are outlined with black, blue and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black and Blue ink #01 pens and white Signo Uni-ball Angelic  gel pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!


To see my Collection for the World Watercolors Month July 2016 31 paintings please visit my  Gallery


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

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This was an amazing month keep painting!
Much love to everyone that participated and a special Thanks to Charlie!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Illustration, Indie, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, Ocean, Sketch Book, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Mermaid – Day 17 #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day #17 - Marmaid - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #17 – Mermaid – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 
– Mermaid –
Day #17 World Watercolor Month

 

This is Day #17/31 of the World Watercolor Month  these days I choose the theme of the “Ocean” for some of my paintings and today I painted a Mermaid

Day #17 - Marmaid - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #17 – Mermaid – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolor:

watercolor outlined with black and blu  ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #01 and a Pilot Precise V5 in Turquoise ink pens. Painted over a mixed media sketchbook!

Visit my World Watercolor Month  Gallery

On this page there is my Gallery starting on July  1st to display all my daily paintings for the July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.

From the Sale 15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth

 

WorldWatercolorMonth

Join Us!

Enjoy this great month!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Challenge, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Illustration, Indie, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch Book, Uncategorized, Watercolors, World Watercolor Month, World Watercolor Month | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 42 Comments

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