Posts Tagged With: Nature

Photography – Plumeria Flower and a Painting Challenge! #worldwatercolorgroup

Plumerias ©Carolina Russo – Photography

Plumeria Flowers are in Blossom outside my window!

Aren’t they beautiful? There is noting better than to see the Nature in all her beauty! As a photography lover and amateur I couldn’t miss to take this photo. I actually took more than one photo and shared them on my Instagram @carolinarussoart.  My Artist side make me feel that this would be a perfect inspiration and photo reference for a watercolor painting…I will keep it in my long list of painting projects and maybe one day you will see this as painting! But I actually have an idea!

❤ A Watercolor Challenge!

If any of my friends Artists Bloggers from our #worldwatercolorgroup would be inspired to make a painting out of this photo, please you’re welcome to do so, just let me know, post your painting on your Blog and share it with me with a link. I would love that! Actually I guess it would be great to make a Challenge out of this for us.  Let me know if you all are interested to paint this beautiful Plumeria flowers! I will then participate too! It would be beautiful to see this in all the different watercolor styles and techniques! We have time from now until  June 30!

❤ Sorry that I haven’t posted much lately! I have been busy with some commissions and life events came on my way,  with it also some sadness because the recent loss of my loved bunny pet Grey. I am trying to get back on my routine! I also like to thank all my recent new followers thank you very much for deciding to follow my Blog!

Have a wonderful rest of the week let me know what do you think about this Challenge!

 

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Challenge, Community, Creativity, Doodlewash, Friendship, Nature, Photography, Sketchbook, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Happy Mother’s Day!

 

happy mothers day .

Rose – Photo ©Carolina Russo

❤ A beautiful rose dedicated to all the amazing moms in this special “Mother’s Day”
one rose for each day of the year ❤
And especially I like to dedicate this rose to my beautiful mamma in Italy, I am far away here in USA  and we have to deal with the long distance and no matter what the life brings she has been and is always there for me I love you mamma grazie! ❤

Happy Mother’s Day!
💝🎉much love to all the Moms out there, to be a mom isn’t easy but nothing can be compared to the LOVE of a mom! 💗🌷wish you a wonderful day!

 

 

Thank You!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth – A Blossomed California Sunset In April…

A Blossomed Sunset In April – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Today I came across the post of the weekly photo challenge at The Daily Post and also if this is the theme for last Wednesday April 19 and tomorrow would be a new theme,  I still want to participate to this one, with one of my latest photo and share the beauty of nature with you all.

From The Daily Post: The theme for this week is “Earth” celebrating the Earth Day and our planet. This week, share an image that means “earth” to you — whether it’s a panorama of a landscape that takes your breath away, a close-up revealing a detail in nature, or another scene that honors the outdoors, we welcome your takes on the theme!

The photo I am sharing today is a beautiful Southern California sunset filled with lovely yellow flowers. I took this photo some days ago during my daily evening hike. I love my walk at sunset time it give me the opportunity to take beautiful photos of sunsets and fierce colored skies. California is a wonderful place for sunset photography no matter where you are if on the hills or near the ocean. This photo was taken on the hills of a trail I love to go. The nature here is beautiful lately especially after all the rain we had a month ago, everything turned out beautifully green a joy for the eyes since here often the hills looks yellow brownish and dry.
I enjoyed my walk a lot lately with these beautiful kind of evenings, but this week is already getting too warm and everything is already changing color.

When I took this photo, I really wanted to capture all the elements that makes our earth beautiful, the orange fierce sunset sky, the clouds, the land and the flowers. I almost felt I was creating one of my paintings, I had a clear idea of how I wanted the photo to be. To get this angle for my shot I had to almost laying on the ground! Turned out exactly what I’ve envisioned! I hope that you enjoy this portrait of nature as symbol of our precious Earth as much as I do.


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Until next time I wish you a great rest of the week! ❤

 

Thank You!

Thank You!

 

Copyright ©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Challenge, Community, Creativity, Emotions, Life, Love, National Days, Nature, Photography, Seasons | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

The Ocean In Winter

Majestic Ocean - Photo ©Carolina Russo

Majestic Ocean – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Hello friends sorry I haven’t post much lately, I have been busy with some painting commissions, fullfilling some orders and organizing my new Etsy Shop. Last week I went to visit the beautiful Ocean it was an great day! Maybe some of you that follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart already had the opportunity to see these and more of my latest photos. I love the ocean in Winter the colors, the dramatic sky is a wonderful combination. When I went there I took some nice photos there were a beautiful light check my Instagram for more. These days here in California is unusually raining a lot, which is very good for the earth everything around here is now way greener and beautiful! Usually the hills where I go hiking are dry and the vegetation camouflage with the dirt and rocks at this moment it is so green like rarely I have seen, so I went to take some photos there too I will post them here next time. For today enjoy this beautiful ocean’s sunset! And you can also see me in action trying to capture the moment! ❤

me-capturing-the-moment

Until next time I wish you a great week I better go back to paint now! 😉 ❤

 

Thank You!

Thank You!

 

Copyright ©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Community, Creativity, Emotions, Etsy, Life, Love, Nature, Ocean, Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Poetry – Crystals

 

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz

 

Crystals

translucent surface
of an inner energy

powerful light
radiating rays of depth
in the history of nature

sun reflection and donation
of universal love
for the humanity to hold

a cosmic revelation
sometimes unknown
like puzzle pieces to find
within our soul

awareness will come
with perception and feelings
love is power
light will shine.

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Creativity, Emotions, Ethereal, Indie, Life, Love, Nature, Photography, Poems, Poetry, Uncategorized, Writings | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

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

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Draw A Bird Day, Draw A Bird Day, Drawings, Ethereal, Events, Illustration, Indie, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, Love, My Paintings, Nature, One of a kind, Sketch Book, Uncategorized, Watercolors | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Haiku – 5.7.5 – New Year

 

The Prayer by ©bubug - DeviantArt

The Prayer by ©bubug – DeviantArt


New Year


The time is flowing away

rain drops are slowly falling like tears

new beginning the New Year

©CR

Haiku 5.7.5

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: Art, Creativity, Digital Art, Emotions, Ethereal, Haiku, Holidays, Life, Nature, Poetry, Seasons, Senryu, Writings | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

One Happy Turkey #WorldWatercolorGroup

One Happy Turkey - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

One Happy Turkey – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


– One Happy “TURKEY”  –

Today in USA is “Thanksgiving Day” I wish a wonderful day to everyone!

And on November watercolor prompt list today is “TURKEY”  I am joining Charlie at doodlewash for  November Adventure!
I  loved to paint my turkey here with all his Royalty and colors in all his beauty and “Alive” 🙂 I titled my post as “One Happy Turkey” and he is in between the flowers, sunflower and cranberries, bringing a message of happiness, joy and life to all and sharing this Thanksgiving Day with us out of a plate! I personally won’t eat a turkey today  or any meat, there are beautiful and plenty of other wonderful dishes that I will eat to celebrate this day! But this is just me! ❤ I wish everyone a wonderful and great Thanksgiving Day and I am sending love to all!

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black, white  and gold 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 #05 and Brown ink #01, white Uni-ball Signo gel pen and a black ink  Pentel Prera fountain pen fine nib . I painted over a handmade watercolor paper pad cold press 140 lb size 7.5 x 9 inches!

 

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

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

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup

For all the friends in US wish you a great Thanksgiving Day!

Enjoy November Adventure! And keep painting ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Events, Health, Illustration, Indie, Ink, Ink Drawing, Life, Limited Edition, Love, My Paintings, Nature, One of a kind, Seasons, Sketchbook, Uncategorized, Watercolors, wellness | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

CRANBERRIES #WorldWatercolorGroup

Cranberriess - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Cranberries – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


– CRANBERRIES –

Today following November watercolor prompt list is “CRANBERRIES”  I am joining whenever I can  doodlewash for  November Adventure!
Today is also celebrated as  “Cranberry Relish Day” I didn’t really know about this one until now! No much time to write today but I managed to paint my Cranberries! ❤

Details about my watercolors:
 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 #05  white Uni-ball Signo gel pen and a black ink  Pentel Prera fountain pen fine nib . I painted over Arches!

 

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

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

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup
#CranberryRelishDay

Enjoy November Adventure! Keep painting ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Events, Illustration, Indie, Ink, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, One of a kind, Seasons, Sketchbook, Uncategorized, Watercolors, wellness | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

MUSHROOMS #WorldWatercolorGroup

Mushrooms- Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Mushrooms- Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


– MUSHROOMS –

Today following November watercolor prompt list is “MUSHROOMS”  I am joining whenever I can  doodlewash for  November Adventure!
I was very happy to paint this one,  because I love mushrooms not just to look at their colors and beautiful shapes, there are so many kinds I love to look at some wonderful botanical illustrations. Mushrooms are a very beautiful subject for  nature inspired watercolor paintings. My painting has the colors of the Fall Season. I directly painted with the watercolors without previously tracing with pencil, I just painted the shapes straight on the paper. I combined the mushrooms with leaves and acorns. I loved the after washes ink drawing, like in a second layer I created the leaves and the acorns.

Editable mushrooms also are filled with lots of nutrients and are a great source of vitamins and minerals very good for our health in a daily diet. I eat them a lot and mostly raw in a variety of salads and also I love to eat the big Portobello Mushrooms. I used to cook them in many delicious ways, but right now that I follow a raw vegetarian-vegan diet,  the big Portobello ones are amazing raw topped with some avocados, chopped tomatoes, hummus and more there are lots of tasty options for a wonderful Mushroom sandwich! ❤

Details about my watercolors:
 watercolors are outlined with black, brown 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 #05 and Brown ink #01, white Uni-ball Signo gel pen and a black ink  Pentel Prera fountain pen fine nib . I painted over a handmade watercolor paper pad cold press 140 lb size 7.5 x 9 inches!

 

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

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

 

#WorldWatercolorGroup

Enjoy November Adventure! Keep painting ❤

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Categories: #WorldWatercolorGroup, Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Events, Health, Illustration, Indie, Ink, Ink Drawing, Limited Edition, My Paintings, Nature, One of a kind, Seasons, Sketchbook, Uncategorized, Watercolors, wellness | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

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