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Day 11 – Summer Views (Naples – Italy) #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Summer Views (Naples – Italy) –
Day #11 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 11 – Summer Views (Naples – Italy) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today prompt is  “Summer Views” I had not much time but I managed to paint a view of my native hometown Napoli (Naples) where I was born in my native country Italy!  I painted this by memory of a view so familiar to me and in my treasured memories. I haven’t visit back in a while but I am sure it all still the same. This is a beautiful view of the Naples Gulf and of the ancient Castle in the sea  named Castel Dell’Ovo, one of the symbols of the City, on the background there is the Volcano  Mount Vesuvius very well know for the history  of Pompeii. in Italian is called Vesuvio luckly is sleeping! 😉 ❤

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05 . A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .

To see my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

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Wish you a wonderful month everyone and to my artists friends keep painting! ❤

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Venice Italy in Watercolors!

Venezia - Italy
Venezia Italy – Original Watercolor – Copyright ©Carolina Russo

An oldie watercolor painting of Venice….

Time after time I like to look back at my old watercolor paintings.  I like to see how much my art change and my skills grow during the years!  Recently I came across this painting that I made in 2013 around this time of the year. It is almost four years ago and I like to re-share it with you all. This painting is very dear to me because is a view of “Venice” Venezia in Italian,  it is one beautiful city  in Italy, my native country! 
It is a view of Venice that I just painted out of my visual memory without any photo reference. It is a loose watercolor, I remember I was practicing the loose technique so hard to master! I know there is a lot that I could’ve done better, it was a fast painting and somehow, I am pleased with how this painting turned out!  I think I was able to capture the feeling and essence of Venice. If you have been to Venice then maybe you recognize this view. I wasn’t born in Venice it’s not my hometown. I was born in Naples another beautiful city on the sea. That’s why I love the ocean so much and  I love to paint water, there is something about water that it is so inspiring to me in many ways, artistically and not. I like the reflections and the colors. I often base my palette on the beautiful range of colors of the sea.  The sea and the ocean are very often captured also in my photography!

Details about Watercolor:
 I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle and I painted on a Canson watercolor paper 140 lb cold press. 

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 

 

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Wish you a great rest of the week stay creative!

Thank You!

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A Photo A Week Challenge: Glowing

Glowing Beach
Glowing Beach

Today post is for  “A Photo A Week Challenge”  hosted by Nancy Merrill Photography  the theme of this week is “Glowing” these photos were taken in different places at different time and they are all glowing!

Be like Water
Be like Water

 

 

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Wish you a great week!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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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 ! ❤ 

 

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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 ! ❤ 

 

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Enjoy this great month!

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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!
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©Carolina Russo
©Carolina Russo

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Some of my Watercolor Paintings….

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Cabin on the Lake

 

Godly Sunset
Godly Sunset

 

Venezia- Italy
Venezia- Italy

 

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Original Watercolors ©Carolina Russo