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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

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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

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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

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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

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Girl With a Bird – #NatureDoodlewash

Girl With Bird - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Girl With a Bird – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today for my NatureDoodlewash  hike, I am happy to share my watercolor. A portrait that emits a message of love and protection for our animals and nature. Symbolized by the whimsical girl who hold lovingly a yellow bird on her shoulder close to her neck.  I have seen many beautiful yellow birds here in California and they inspired me. I enjoyed to paint the “Girl With a Bird” is an inspiring image of love and peace. I hope that you like it as much I do! I always love to read all your beautiful comments 😉 ❤

Coming Soon Event!
I also get the chance to announce that on the month of July we will have a great event going on Worldwide!
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 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 #01 Pink gel pen. Painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!

With this watercolor I am also  joining Charlie at doodlewash  for a  #NatureDoodlewash and Laura for Draw a Bird Day over at Create Art Everyday!

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

 

#NatureDoodlewash and #DrawABirdDay

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

Art, Creativity, Doodlewash, Drawings, Illustration, Life, Love, My Paintings, Nature, Sketch Book, Watercolors

Spring Bloom – #NatureDoodlewash

Spring Bloom - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Spring Bloom – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today I wanted to honor the Spring Season with this lovely “Cherry Blossom”.

Before Spring will say goodbye to us and we will welcome the Summer, I wanted to paint one flower that is pretty much a worldwide symbol of this beautiful season.
The Cherry Blossom is recognized to be the National flower of Japan and in Japanese is known as “Sakura”. A flower found now pretty much everywhere in the world and there are many  varieties. The flowers are pink or white.  In the Japanese culture the Cherry Blossoms symbolize clouds due to their nature and their way of blooming as group of flowers that looks like clouds. This lovely flower also holds various meanings like joy, love, hope, humility and more.


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 Canson Mixed Media  Sketchpad!

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

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Hibiscus – #NatureDoodlewash

Hibiscus - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Hibiscus – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today is a very hot day here in California!

Yes, we are having an heat wave for this weekend. And with this temperatures isn’t too much fun to go hike!
I love to hike and I usually go several time a week but not today, so I decided that  my #NatureDoodlewash hike will be close to home.

My friend has a wonderful plant of  Hibiscus outside her backyard and I love the flowers especially the color  and shape. I decided to use them for my watercolor.

Hibiscus is better known as the flower symbol of Haiti,  but with the climate here the plant grows beautifully!

Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known simply as hibiscus, or less widely known as rose mallow. The genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, as well as woody shrubs and small trees. The generic name is derived from the Greek word ἱβίσκος, which was the name Pedanius Dioscorides gave to Althaea officinalis. (Wikipedia)


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 with a pink gel pen  painted over a Canson Mixed Media  Sketchpad!

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

You all are welcome to join with your doodlewash! Tag your image.

 

 

#NatureDoodlewash

 

Happy Doodles!

©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com