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Day #22 - Lighthouse (Rhode Island) - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Lighthouse (Rhode Island) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

– Lighthouse (Rhode Island) –

Today I have a nice news to share with you!

My watercolor painting “Lighthouse – Rhode Island” was created last July 2016 during my participation to the first edition of the  World Watercolor Month  a worldwide challenge that did bring together artists from all over the world to create 31 paintings in 31 days. My Lighthouse is actually available in Limited Edition Art Prints on my Etsy Shop Carolina Russo Art  one of prints just Sold recently to a dear friend Whafflemethis part of our Community here on WordPress. I love Lighthouses and seascapes they are so beautiful bring calmness and meditative feelings! When I painted the Original watercolor, I searched for inspiration and I came across beautiful images of “Rhode Island” an US State in New England, lots of lovely views and places. I found over a Google search a beautiful photo  of a lighthouse located near the city of Newport. That was my inspiration for my painting I have posted the photo below for you to see (sorry I don’t know the photographer name to give credit).

Day #22 - Lighthouse (Rhode Island) - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

WWM Day #22 July 2016 – Lighthouse (Rhode Island) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Here is the photo that I have received this morning, the painting is beautifully framed in a cherry wood frame,  looks great in his new home in Scotland. Rich aka wafflemethis recently ordered the art print with the option upon request to have the painting mounted with a matt which I personally prepare. This is an option that I offer for a small difference of price to Limited Edition Prints, so that the print when received is ready to be framed. We decided for a blue matt because  brings out greatly the colors of the painting and match with another “Lighthouse” painting of mine that he previously purchased, and I am sure they look great together.

Lighthouse – Rhode Island – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This is the reference photo I used to create the painting in my vision and signature style.

Reference photo –  Rhode Island Lighthouse (Photo Credits Google Search).


Details about my watercolor:
watercolor painting is outlined with black ink pens. I used  French Artist grade Watercolors Sennelier, Ink pen Pigma Micron Black #01 and a Pentel Prera fountain pen. Painted over Arches watercolor paper grain fin cold pressed 300g  140lb


Limited Edition Art Prints of this painting are available on my Etsy Shop!

 

 

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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

 

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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Day 26 and Day 27 – #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Pink Seahorse –
Day #26 World Watercolor Month

This post is for two days Day #26/31 of the World Watercolor Month  Today painting is a Study of a Seahorse. I painted the same seahorse on two different papers one is on white paper with light washes of colors and outlined with a brown ink pen. The result is a delicate and ethereal Seahorse.

Day #27 - World Watercolor Month -Pink Seahorse - ©Carolina Russo

Day #27 – World Watercolor Month – Pink Seahorse – ©Carolina Russo

 

– Dark Seahorse –
Day #27 World Watercolor Month

Day #27/31 Today to do something different for my study, I painted the same seahorse on a black paper. First I painted some of the background with rich pigmented colors. The effect change dramatically. This time after the background was dry I draw the seahorse with a white gel pen. And I really like how it looks!

Day #26 - World Watercolor Month -Dark Seahorse - ©Carolina Russo

Day #27 – World Watercolor Month -Dark Seahorse – ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolors
:
 watercolors are outlined with brown and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Brown ink #01  painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook! For Day #26 I outlined with a white Signo Uni-ball Angelic  gel pen and painted over a black paper.


To see all my World Watercolors Month paintings please visit my  Gallery on this page starting on July  1st I’ll display my daily paintings for 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.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

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WorldWatercolorMonth

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Enjoy the great month!

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Day 23 and Day 24 #WorldWatercolorMonth

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

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


– Love Coffee –
Day #23 World Watercolor Month

This post is for two days Day #23 – 24/31 of the World Watercolor Month  For day 23 I painted a cup of coffee! Most of us love coffee I do anytime!  Yesterday I went to a nice Coffee place and while sipping my delicious cup of coffee  I painted this one!

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

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

– Beach –
Day #24 World Watercolor Month

Day #24/31 For today here in California is really hot these days so a nice isolated beach was in my day-dreams a perfect subject for today painting! ❤

Day #24 World Watercolor Month - Beach - ©Carolina Russo

Day #24 World Watercolor Month – Beach – ©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  painted over a Mixed Media  Sketchbook!


To see all my World Watercolor Month paintings please visit my  Gallery on this page starting on July  1st I’ll display my daily paintings for 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.
to help children !
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

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Day 22 #WorldWatercolorMonth

 

Day #22 - Lighthouse (Rhode Island) - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #22 – Lighthouse (Rhode Island) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


– Lighthouse (Rhode Island) –
Day #22 World Watercolor Month

This is Day #22/31 of the World Watercolor Month  I love Lighthouses seascapes are so beautiful! Today I searched for inspiration and I came across beautiful images of Rhode Island a US State in New England lots of lovely views and places. I found a beautiful photo of a lighthouse located near Newport. That was my inspiration for today painting.

Day #22 - Lighthouse (Rhode Island) - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #22 – Lighthouse (Rhode Island) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolor:

watercolor outlined with  black pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #01 pen. Painted over Arches  watercolor paper  grain fin cold pressed 300g 140lb

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.
to help children !
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

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Day 21 #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day #21 - Plumeria and Jewelry - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #21 – Plumeria and Jewelry – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 
– Plumeria and Jewelry –
Day #21 World Watercolor Month

Day #21 - Plumeria and Jewelry - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #21 – Plumeria and Jewelry – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

This is Day #21/31 of the World Watercolor Month  today I attempted to paint one of my own creation and Jewelry Design. I love the “Fossil Seashell Necklace” and when I created the design for the launch  I took this photo with the plumeria flower, this photo is pretty much everywhere over my social media profiles picture as symbol of my Jewelry  Collections and of yesterdayafter.com today I took it as reference photo for my watercolor painting!  The Fossil Seashell Necklace is available in Limited Edition on my Etsy Shop.

Fossil Seashells Necklace

Fossil Seashells Necklace


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 pen. Painted over a cold press 140lb watercolor paper pad!

Day #21 - Plumeria and Jewelry - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #21 – Plumeria and Jewelry – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

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.
to help children !
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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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Ocean Blue – Day 20 #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day #20 - Ocean Blue - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #20 – Ocean Blue – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 
– Ocean Blue –
Day #20 World Watercolor Month

 

This is Day #20/31 of the World Watercolor Month  today I am posting a seascape an ocean view that exist in my creative imagination.  I made it without any photo reference I just let the brush be free and fluid on the paper. I often like to create without any reference I find it to be a great creative exercise.


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 #005 a Blue Pilot G 07 pen. Painted over a cold press 140lb watercolor paper pad!

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.
to help children !
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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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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#DoodlewashDinner at the Beach

Seashore - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Seashore – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today to join Charlie for our “Doodlewash Dinner” I decided to bring the idea of the place where we will have our dinner! 😉
And I bring the beach to you! A dinner with a front view of the blue ocean…isn’t it great?

Sorry no food from me today. I was thinking what to paint and since my time today is not much I decided that was a good idea to include the idea of a place and what is better than an ocean view. What do you think?

I like to share this watercolor painting a seascape that I made some time ago. I have the original here framed on the wall. I kept this one for myself and it is just in front of me on my desk! I love to look at it every day when I am seat at my computer. I purposely placed it there a bit high than my 24″ screen, because I feel that is a relaxing view to rest my eyes on it, the color palette is very delicate I feel peace when I look at it. I wanted to have an imaginary  open window on the ocean inside the room.

I also wanted one of my painting to be the inspirational motivator for my daily artworks and doodlewashes  or inspirer for other watercolor paintings it is a constant reminder to be creative and enjoy what I do. It is actually a great idea to try, surround yourself from your beautiful creations or choose a single one to focus on it, enjoy them every day and let them inspire you for more. ❤

Details about my doodlewash:
I used a basic watercolor palette Artist’s Loft Fundamental watercolor pan set  this pan set is considered for beginners but I enjoy use it for the variety of colors. The paper used is a Watercolor Cold Press  pad 140 lb size 11 x 15 inches.

With this I am  joining  Charlie at doodlewash  for a #DoodlewashDinner You are welcome to join with your doodlewash!
Tag your image #DoodlewashDinner.

 

#doodlewashaday #DoodlewashDinner

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

Happy Doodles!

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National Tell A Story Day

 

Peaceful

Peaceful – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Deep Water

Surrounded by the blue deepest water. The reflections of floating emotions, loaded the mind and body in a fearless state.Tranquillity and silence flying through the broken branches of a life experience, were glowing under the warm sunlight.
Suddenly warm rain drops of happiness joined the deep water becoming one.

A 50 Words Story ©Carolina Russo

 

Today for April Celebration is National Tell A Story Day!

I hope that you enjoyed to read my little story and that did bring you some good feelings and thoughts during this day or evening. I wanted to combine two of my artistic and creative way of expression, “Watercolors and Writing”. I wanted to share one of my 50 words stories “Deep Water” and illustrate it I with one of my watercolors that I painted few years ago for my mom.

National Tell a Story Day is observed in the United States each year on April 27th.
We are all encouraged to share all kinds of stories on National Tell a Story Day. Whether it’s read from a book, one from your imagination or an actual story from a childhood memory, April 27th is the day to gather friends and family and share those stories.


Details about my
doodlewash:
 I used a basic watercolor palette Artist’s Loft Fundamental watercolor pan set  this pan set is considered for beginners but I enjoy it for the variety of colors and use it a lot for sketching. I also used a  Pigma Micron Black Ink pen #005 over a Watercolor Cold Press 140lb paper!

With this Celebration of National Tell A Story 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.

I also like to thank Teresa Ronson for adding me in her list for this month participating to the #SelfieDay

 

#doodlewashaday #NationalTellAStoryDay

©Carolina Russo

©Carolina Russo

 

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Jewels from the ocean…

Godly Sunset

Godly Sunset

When I was in Italy I grow up in a City that has a beautiful Gulf on the Mediterranean Sea. I could see the sea from my balcony at home. I have been always fascinated by the changing colors during the four Seasons.  The sea is an element that is intimately linked with my life and identity.

My watercolor paintings and Illustrations are very often inspired from beautiful  seascapes, the movement and reflection of the water, the colors I use in my Art. I love the dramatic light of oceans in  storm, beautiful beaches and sunsets,  including boats and harbours, ocean waves and rocky outcrops, misty landscapes, as well as beautiful underwaters fauna and flora. I love to search and look for natural found objects on the shore. There are many fascinating pieces, natural treasures that I collect.

Each piece bring me unique inspirations knowing they had many years, maybe thousands of years of underwater life before I found them, and use it as “Masterpieces” for my Jewelry designs. In my Portfolio several jewelry creations are made with unique natural treasures found by me walking on Earth.

Many of my designs are inspired by the ocean nature. I had a custom request to match a “Bracelet” to an existent set of Necklace and Earrings that I previously designed made with a fossil seashell, Mediterranean Red Coral and handmade enamel ceramic beads.

This is the existing set…
Red coral earrings
Earrings are made out of silver plated copper wire and Red Coral. The whole set has almost the same shape.

Coral charms necklace2
The necklace…hold  a wire work round shape and hanging charms. One is a piece of a fossil seashell found in California part of my collection.  Red Coral and an handmade enamel ceramic bead. The necklace  has an adjustable knotted waxed cord that allow different lenghts.

My new  design is the “Bracelet” created with similar elements to match the other two pieces, with the addition of Mother of pearls beads.

Coral wired bracelet1a

Coral wired bracelet2a

Coral wired bracelet3a

Red coral bracelet3x

This set all together looks beautiful and my customer was very happy!

Red coral earrings s

Coral charms necklace2

Coral wired bracelet2a

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