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New Release! Watercolor Painting “All Is Not Lost” – Tribute Series

Not All Is Lost – Watercolor, Ink Painting ©Carolina Russo  – Painting #2 Scott Hutchison Tribute Series

NEW PAINTING RELEASE!

Today post is to Officially Release my new watercolor painting
” ALL IS NOT LOST”

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints – Edition of #60 Prints

I am very happy today to finally be able to reveal and officially release my new painting. The Original was just delivered to its new home. The painting was a Commission, requested by a dear friend and a Fan of Scott Hutchison. I was asked by Mick to create a second tribute painting dedicated to Scott Hutchison but in a different way. Mick had a starting idea and gave me the freedom to develop the idea artistically creating my vision and work following my inspirations.
This is my second painting dedicated to Scott Hutchison after my Tribute Portrait released 20 June, 2018.

Scott-Hutchison – Photo by Ross Gilmore/Redferns

I am sure you remember but for who is new, my #1 painting is the “Tribute Portrait dedicated to Scottish music artist “Scott Hutchison”  a very emotional piece created In Loving Memory of Scott (20/11/81 – 10/5/18) R.I.P
Scott Hutchison was a wonderful music artist founding and primary songwriter of indie rock band Frightened Rabbit   The first painting is my humble contribution honoring Scott soul and to  raise awareness on a very important issue right now in Scotland and in the World. Mental Health and suicide prevention. Scott Hutchison sadly and suddenly left our world last May 10, 2018  at age of 36. Struggling with depression”.

My New Release is the painting #2 title “All Is Not Lost” each of my two paintings has strong meanings, including very emotional elements, familiar to whom followed Scott life and music. This painting also have a double meaning and very personal to me because is related to my own life. (I will probably explain in the future}. The first painting, is the Tribute to Scott and his wonderful soul that is alive and will shine to us forever. The painting carries a message of “Legacy”. My second painting is dedicated to who is left, family, friends, fans and carries a message of “Hope”. Please highly  advise you to read my painting meaning to fully understand it especially if you’re struggling with your emotions.

Painting Meaning: My painting is an emotional piece that carries messages of Hope. There are a lots of different emotions into this creation. The title “All Is Not Lost” gives an indirect Tribute to Scott Hutchison, these are his words and I want these words to resonate within all of us. The view of Scotland “Port Edgar”, such a beautiful and peaceful view and now with a strong reminder. The girl standing in the water is touched by the blowing wind, she is a soul that represents who is left, she is all of us. She is looking still and fearless to the horizon for answers and looking to the future. She also represents “Hope” and “Life”, that “All Is Not Lost”. We have to keep going onward! And find the answers inside our self! Next to her, emerging from the water, there is the FR double cross, that represents Scott presence and that he would be always there in our heart, with family, friends, fans.

Note: My first painting is a Tribute to Scott, this is my second painting as follows and legacy to the first is a Tribute to who Scott left his legacy.

At this moment I have created two paintings that are a perfect match to one another, they complete each other beautifully as the feelings of the meaningful messages. I have used the same color palette and gold ink as enhancement touches in the #1 painting on the double cross and in #2 painting on the girl hair moved by the wind. I love both paintings dearly. I loved each minute and hours spent painting such emotional pieces. They looks beautiful on a wall together. I was thinking maybe to create a third painting and close the “Scott Hutchison Tribute Series as a Trilogy”. So far we have two messages: Legacy and Hope I am thinking at the third message. For now it’s only an idea, let’s see what you all think and if will come true!

My Message to whom will get this print: Thank you once again!  I hope that you love this second painting as much as I do and I hope that it will speak to you and reach your heart and soul deeply. You’re not alone, do not despair, keep going onward, “All Is Not Lost” we still have hope – Carolina

  • When the painting was delivered to Mick, I had one of the most beautiful and heartfelt feedback message sent me on Facebook. I am so thankful, grateful and for the given opportunity to create this piece and I am humbled that my art was heart-felt so deeply, from someone who loves Scott so much is more than I could ever imagine. I love to share this beautiful feedback message with you:
Alba Mick to Carolina Russo  September 25 at 12:01 PM
I have received the most Amazing Painting today from Carolina Russo.

Carolina Russo will have an Official release of this painting soon!!
Below is part of my message to Carolina Russo after seeing it. I feel this gives the best description on how seeing it made me feel.

Dear Carolina,
I am physically shaking with emotion. I am so overwhelmed, I am struggling to write. You have created a masterpiece. It is so beautiful. The Image in the water of the double cross, the bridge, the way she has her feet in the water, the flowing hair with the gold through it. I am blown away. It has so much depth and emotion.
You have taken a very simple idea and made it in to not just a work of art, but a real masterpiece. My heart lurched when i seen it. words cannot describe the joy i am feeling. I cannot believe you have created this beautiful piece.
I do not think there are enough words in the english language to express the way I feel. My mind is blown. You are a real genius. I feel it is one of the best paintings not only of yours, but that I have ever seen.
My gratitude to you Carolina Russo, Thank you seems so insufficient to express how I feel. Reading your hand written letter with the Meaning and the painting’s title “All is Not Lost”. Thank you so much.
Alba Mick
Michael S.


❤❤❤ LIMITED EDITION FINE ART PRINTS
Are not Available! I have decided to close the edition! (update 10/3/2018)!

Again I will Donate a portion of the proceeds of my Limited Edition Prints in “Scott Memory” to UK  SAMH  “Scottish Association for Mental Health”.
Thank you so much in advance to anyone that decide to purchase one of these unique prints of this collectors series.  Your support is a precious help to give “Tiny changes while here on Earth (©Scott words)”.

If you love this painting, please consider to Pre-Order your Print!
There are only 60 Prints available for this Edition.
I accept Pre-Orders until last print is available, after prints are sold out, this release is closed. I will probably consider a 2nd prints edition and release only if there is demand in the future, or they will not be printed again and there would be only sixty Fine Art signed and numbered Prints of “All Is Not Lost” in the World!

To PRE-Order a Fine Art Print of my watercolor painting visit my All Is Not Lost Print Page on my Shop and fill in the Order Form, there  you find all the details explained, price, shipping etc!

❤ Artist details about my painting:
 My watercolor painting is outlined with ink pens. Fountain pen Pilot Prera fine nib.  Ink pens used MICRON Black ink #03 and 05,  Sakura Gold Pen Touch Calligrapher.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  Watercolor,  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle, only one color used: Gray Payne,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed.

❤ This painting is also included in my “ART FOR MUSIC” Collection

For more of what I am up to daily, follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

Have a wonderful day  please share if you can!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

– Carolina Russo Art SHOP –

 

 

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Inktober – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 6: Black Lagoon – Sword

Day #6: Black Lagoon – Sword

– Black Lagoon . Sword –
Day #6 MabsDrawlloweenClub – InkTober 2017

Day #6  Entry double challenges Mabsdrawlloweenclub and Inktober is for the prompts “Black Lagoon and Sword

Today painting is mainly inspired by the prompt from Mabsdrawlloweenclub which is “Black Lagoon”  referred to Creature from the Black Lagoon a 1954 American black-and-white 3D monster horror film I honestly had to do my researches to know more about this old movie. I have then created my own character that you see in my painting. And the prompt for Inktober is Sword so I had to find a way to add a sword so I had my character carry it which I think did work out great for the combination of the two promps!


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

Day #6: Black Lagoon – Sword – Supplies Used

Today I wanted to post more photos, this one is to show you all my supplies for today painting! What you see in the picture it is everything I have used 3 different size and colors of Micron pens: Dark red 0.5 – Brown 0.1 – Black 0.5 – Sakura White Jelly Roll – Pilot Turquoise Precise V5 extra fine – Sennellier watercolors, Alvin Draftmatic pencil.

Day #6: Black Lagoon – Sword – Pencil Sketch

This is the photo of my starting pencil sketch just, that you can see a little of how my drawing progressed and turned in a watercolor, outlined ink painting! I hope that you enjoy to see this daily challenges and how prompts can inspire to create paintings that you never thought about it!
My first three paintings of this series are listed as Limited Edition Prints in two sizes on my Etsy Shop!

I have a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart

 

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October Challenge!

Visit my DrawlloweenTober GALLERY  and follow my daily drawings!

Have fun creating!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Inktober – MabsDrawlloweenClub Day 2: Goblin Divided

– Goblin Divided –
Day #2 Drawlloween – InkTober 2017

Day #2 Goblin Divided

Today my illustration for Day #2 challenges Mabsdrawlloweenclub and Inktober is for the prompts “Goblin and Divided” my painting is for an in love sweet goblin looking shy behind a net the girl of his dreams! 💕 I got carried away with this drawing, experimenting textures and lots of line work ink and watercolor!


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

Day #2 Goblin Divided – Supplies

I have a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart

 

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October Challenge!

Visit my DrawlloweenTober GALLERY  and follow my daily drawings!

Have fun creating!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Inktober – Drawlloween Day 1: Werewolf with a Swift

– Werewolf with a Swift –
Day #1 Drawlloween – InkTober 2017

Day #1: Werewolf with a Swift ©CRusso

Today is the first day of October and the start of InkTober 2017!

Every year in October since 2009, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge created by Illustrator Jake Parker  by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. (read my previous post) Other amazing artists have created their own challenges during October. This Year I will Join two amazing challenges InkTober and Drawlloween is a little more spoocky Halloween themed created by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves! I will create my daily drawings inspired by the combination of the two Challenges daily prompt words and I have combined the names creating my challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this is my plan to be able to join and drawing daily for both amazing challenges at the same time,  if you like to join my way, use also hashtag #drawlloweentober


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

 

I have a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart

 

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October Challenge!

Visit my DrawlloweenTober GALLERY  and follow my daily drawings!

Good luck to everyone join the challenges!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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#YliaAdventures – SUPERMOON

Ylia Adventures "Supermoon" - Watercolor ink ©Carolina Russo
Ylia Adventures:  “Supermoon” – Watercolor ink ©Carolina Russo


©Ylia Adventures: SUPERMOON

(50 words story)  – Golden Aura –

The bright golden aura was  expanding through the darkness of clouds lighting up the sky. Unconscious awareness of an awakening soul, was swimming through the thirst of truth. Climbing stairs of universal love, finding peace and happiness into a raising moon. ” – ©CR

 

About my watercolor Ink:
 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  Pigma Micron Black ink #05, a Pentel Prera fountain pen fine nib  and Gold Gellly Roll by Sakura   I painted over a Mixed Media Sketchbook!

“Her name is ©Ylia and she is the Character born from my pen created for InkTober 2016”
Ylia Collectible Series is available as Limited Edition Art Prints on Pre-Order!

 

I have a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart

#YliaAdventures

 

Visit my GALLERY  and follow ©Ylia Adventures!

Have a happy weekend!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

 

 

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#INKTOBER2016 – Day 31: FRIEND

Day #31 FRIEND - InkTober 2016  ©Carolina Russo
Day #31 FRIEND – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

Day 31: FRIEND
Ylia say:  “When you find a true friend it is a wonderful feeling!  ” – ©CR

“Her name is ©Ylia and she is the Character born from my pen created for InkTober 2016″

 

I have a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart

 

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October Challenge!

Visit my GALLERY  and follow ©Ylia new Adventures daily!

End of InkTober!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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#INKTOBER2016 – Day 30: WRECK

Day #30 WRECK - InkTober 2016  ©Carolina Russo
Day #30 WRECK – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo


Day 30: WRECK
Ylia say:  “Sometimes is needed to star over, what is broken cannot be new again, but maybe can be fixed ” – ©CR

“Her name is ©Ylia and she is the Character born from my pen created for InkTober 2016″

 

I have a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart

 

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Visit my GALLERY  and follow ©Ylia new Adventures daily!

InkTober is almost finished one more left!

Thank You!
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