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Welcome December!

 

Hello everyone today is the first day of December and it is snowing on my Blog!

I love snow but living in Southern California is quite impossible from my location ito have snow unless I go up to the mountains when it’s snowing there.
So… I have to pretend to enjoy a peaceful snowfall and have it on my Blog! ❤ LOL

This month there are some nice watercolor painting challenges starting today! I hope to find the time to join one of them like I did last year, I am thinking at the   “12 Days” Challenge hosted on Instagram and Facebook  by The Bad Apple Artists Collective

Bad Apple 12 Days Challenge Official Prompt List 2018

If you want to play along check the above link, or just join me doing this challenge you can follow along and show me if you create anything! These  Art challenges are a great way to create new work, I love to create new series for my collections of Limited Edition Prints, challenges are great to spice up your creativity and to work on your skills and habits to paint or drawing daily and to have ideas if you’re scared to the blank paper! 😉

For now I wish you all a wonderful Day and a Happy December!

Let it Snow!

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Universal Love – Day 13 #worldwatercolormonth


– Universal Love  –
Day #13 World Watercolor Month 2018

Day 13 – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Hello friends,
I am so sorry that I have been quite and I haven’t posted lately. Not even for this beautiful event this year I am going to create one painting at week I have been very busy lately fulfilling orders for my Scott Hutchison Tribute Portrait.  I also had some very sad days I have lost two pets in the last 10 days so my heart is grieving!

Today painting it is off of the official prompt list.  The title I gave is “Universal Love”  is a watercolor enhanced with gold and fine line work with ink. I love the contrast of the raw sketch style in addition to the watercolor.

Day 13 – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

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 #02 and 03 . 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 .

About The event:

#worldwatercolormonth

The World Watercolor Month is a worldwide event that consist in daily watercolor painting 1 painting at day for 31 days, this is the third year of the  World Watercolor Month to know more please read all the details explained by the founder my dear friend Charlie O’Shields at Doodlewash

I have proudly participated and completed the two previous editions of The World Watercolor Month you can see my two galleries when it all started in July 2016 and last year July 2017 in these galleries you can see all my paintings from the two previous editions.

 

To see my World Watercolors Month 2018 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery (coming soon)


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2018 would be available for pre-order in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

Use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

 

I hope you like this new painting let me know what you think and have a wonderful weekend!

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The World Watercolor Month 2018 Begin! Day 1 Sadie


– Sadie  –
Day #1 World Watercolor Month 2018

WWM18 Day 1 – Sadie – ©CarolinaRusso

The World Watercolor Month 2018 Begin today!

Hello friends here we are again, today is the first day of this inspiring and creative challenging month of July 2018. Day #1 of 31 days of this worldwide event that consist in daily watercolor painting 1 painting at day for 31 days, today begin the third year of the  World Watercolor Month to know more please read all the details explained by the founder of this event my dear friend Charlie O’Shields at Doodlewash

I have proudly participated and completed the two previous editions of The World Watercolor Month you can see my two galleries when it all started in July 2016 and last year July 2017 in these galleries you can see all my paintings from the two previous editions.

This year I am not always following the official prompt list and I hope to be able to post my work daily. I am quite busy this month also with commissions and other illustrations I am working on, but I will do my best to post whenever possible.

Today painting is my latest commission that I have been working on, the title is “Sadie” I was requested to create a “Tribute Portrait” in loving memory. I loved to paint her so I wanted Sadie to be my first entry off prompts for this year World Watercolor Month.

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 2018 Collection of daily  paintings please visit my  Gallery (coming soon)


All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2018 would be available for pre-order in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31 numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’

 

Use hashtag  #WorldWatercolorMonth

 

This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected and keep painting!
Much love to the artists participating  around the world
and a special thanks goes to Charlie!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 13 – Unseen (Off Prompt) #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Unseen  –
Day #13 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 13 – Unseen (Off Prompt) – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today painting is an off prompt and my title is “Unseen” I hope that you like this piece it was one of those days where I had to deal with not being greatly satisfied with what I was painting! But in the end I am ok with the way it turned out! Maybe it is just me today having an odd day or being too critical to myself. I started this painting having not idea of what to paint, then I wanted to stay on my path for this series of portraits that I am making! Then I just started to put colors quickly on the paper and let the water flow and here it is…that’s art life!

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. Gold Jelly Roll pen. 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’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Keep being inspired!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 12 – Golden Evenings #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Golden Evenings –
Day #12 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 12 – Golden Evenings – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today prompt is  “Golden Evenings” I painted a semi- abstract  portrait in a soft and delicate color palette. The girl is looking dreamy at beauty of the sky and it is surrounded by golden spheres which they represent her dreams. The gold it is always difficult to photograph, so I took two photos, hopefully in the second one you can see the the gold sparkle! I haven’t used gold ink this time because I wanted obtain a almost transparent effect, not so bold for this I used the Japanese watercolors Kuretake Gansai the 36 color set which include some metallic. I am happy with the result I like the lightness of the gold and how the portrait turned out!

Day 12 – Golden Evenings – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Details about my watercolor paintings:
 My watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle, the gold is Kuretake Gansai watercolors (Japan),   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’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

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

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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’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup
#drawabirdday

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

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Day 10 – Beach Days #WorldWatercolorMonth


– Beach Days  –
Day #10 World Watercolor Month 2017

Day 10 – Beach Days – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today  prompt is “Beach Days” I can’t believe I made day 10 these paintings are not sketches they have lots of pen work and details they take a lot of time but this  year I wanted to set my goal pretty high for myself, it is a challenge inside the challenge that I am doing daily. I really want to have a great collection of paintings at the end of the month. For today painting I wanted to create an underwater vision,  I love the world under the ocean. In my past I got scuba diving certified and had beautiful visions and experiences under the sea!

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’

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth #WorldWatercolorGroup

Have a wonderful week everyone! ❤

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com