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February LOVE Month – Flash Sale 3 Days Only!

 

Love – Watercolor Painting by ©CarolinaRusso

♥️ Hello everyone,
I am having a Flash SaleTo Celebrate February The Month Of Love 

The SALE Start >>Today Feb 5 until Feb 8!  “A Special FLASH SALE” I am offering $10 Off on $35 purchases of my Fine Art Prints!!!
Don’t miss this opportunity!

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my recent paintings are up for grab during the next 3 days!
❤ Important Discount Details:  a $10 Off Discount would be applied when you order a Print value of $35 at regular price usually my 8×10 inches prints or when you purchase two prints size 5×7 inches.  Right now is a great time to shop if you like some of my pieces don’t miss this Sale, please visit my Galleries to find your favorite painting!

❤ Hint: Valentine’s Day is coming soon! ❤ How about a love gift to someone or to just treat yourself with loving Art?
If you have any questions I am here just a message away  Contact  me!

There are lots of new and older collections of my watercolor paintings that I have created during the year and the past years my paintings are available as “Limited Edition Signed Prints”. Prints are high quality,  beautiful and “Hand Enhanced ” most prints are available in two sizes at different price + a small shipping fee I do ship Internationally.  Here below there is a selection I made for you of my paintings representing ❤ LOVE ❤ click on the images to see them enlarged they are available to order if you like one of these Prints complete the >> ORDER FORM (All the details are explained in the order page) and if you want to search for a different one just visit my Galleries

Thank you so much for following my Art,

your support is great and means a lot to me!

I wish you a wonderful Month of Love! ❤

Thank You!

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Inspired by a Song – Haiku 5.7.5 – I Don’t Know

Summer Skies – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


I Don’t Know

And now I climbed clouds
I stole the moon because of you
Oh I am nowhere now

-CR

Haiku 5.7.5
Inspired by the words of the song “Harlem River” by ©Kevin Morby

This is my second Haiku of the 2019 inspired by one of my favorite song lyrics. Last week I posted my first one title “Dark” Inspired by a song of The Cure. I started this “Favorite SongHaiku Series”  inspired by my friend at  Cyranny’s Cove!  and I have seen others getting inspired to do this as my dear  friend Syl  he posted his beautiful Haiku “When The Wind Blows”  inspired  by one of his favorite songs. I like to do this very much and thank everyone that join in!  Today I was inspired to write a second Haiku by one of my favorite songs “Harlem River” by Kevin Morby l love the sound of this song and especially this specific version of 9 minutes long I love the long instrumental part in the final of the song. I often listen this song on repeat while painting! I am sure you will enjoy the song and if you are brave enough try to write your Haiku pick your favorite song!

Try to write your Haiku from your favorite song it’s fun, a great practice and very challenging…
How to do it?  Go through the lyrics and use the words that more speaks to you to create your Haiku be careful to keep the words in a way that combined in your Haiku will remain the song! Yes I know isn’t easy but you would be surprised!

I am thinking to make this as a weekly or monthly Challenge where we can all post a link to our song’s inspired Haiku!
What do you think will you be interested to participate?
Let me know and I will think how to create the event here on my Blog! Any suggestion is welcome 😉
Leave me a comment if you like the idea  so that I know I wont be alone…. ❤

Thank You!

 

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Inspired by a Song – Haiku 5.7.5 – Dark

Wind In The Trees – Original Watercolor Painting ©Carolina Russo


Dark

There is a dark Forest
Run into the trees following my eyes
I hear a girl voice…

-CR

Haiku 5.7.5
Inspired by the words of the song “A Forest” Written by ©Robert Smith -THE CURE

 

Hope the New Year found you all well!
Today post is my first Haiku of the 2019 and I have to say that I wrote this Haiku in a whim right after I read the Haiku posted by my dear friend Cyranny, you can read it at her Blog Cyranny’s Cove!  She inspired me to create my Haiku using the words of one of my favorite songs, I also illustrated the Haiku with  one of my older watercolor paintings (Prints available in my Shop!)  I loved to do this and to write my Haiku I actually played a bit with the words and I have changed the sequence from the official lyrics but I was able to keep the sense and meaning of the words in the original song!   Check it out this is the beautiful song “A Forest”  of The Cure…I found a video that has the lyric on screen!

I think this is a great idea if you love music and love to write Haiku it is pretty challenging to create a Haiku from the words of a song…Sure it is a good practice I suggest you to pick your favorite song and try!  What do you think?

Thank You!

 

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Merry Christmas!

Day 4 – Snow Globe – Presents ©CarolinaRusso

 

♥️Merry Christmas ♥️✨

I wish you all dear friends and followers a wonderful Christmas Day and Holidays!


I am very thankful for your support and for following my journey my art couldn’t be known around the world without you!  Your beautiful comments and encouragement ongoing is precious. Thank you beyond words to everyone that wanted to Collaborate with me during this year and to the ones that has decided to own one of my paintings or any of my artwork pieces I am honored to have my art in your house it means everything to me! ✨

What makes me happy
is to give happiness and inspire people through my Art
give feelings to the heart and deep to the soul!
” ©CR

Being a full-time independent artist is everything but easy and your help and support is the most precious you can give to an artist!

Thank y ou so much! ♥️✨
May the 2019 bring peace, love and lots of beautiful Art! 🎄✨

 

Holy Night

STILLNESS – Be Still And Feel The Light Within You….  ©CR

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Have a wonderful Christmas!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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Art For Music Series! New Release: Robert Smith “THE CURE” Portrait

 

Robert Smith – Art For Music Series – ©CarolinaRusso

ART FOR MUSIC Series!

New Release
– Robert Smith “THE CURE” Watercolor Painting Portrait –

Today post feature the release of my new watercolor painting a Fan Art portrait for my Collection “ART FOR MUSIC” a series inspired by music artists and by my passion for music. In this series I like to create artworks using several media, traditional watercolor paintings, ink drawings, digital art, photo manipulation and any other media that will inspire my creations.

The New Release of my watercolor painting is the  Portrait of Robert Smith the musician lead singer, guitarist, lyricist, songwriter  and the only consistent member of the iconic UK band “THE CURE” co-founded with Lol Tolhurst in 1976.  I am a lifelong fan of this amazing band, their music has been and still the soundtrack of most of my life. From a long time I wanted to paint a portrait of Robert Smith but it didn’t happen until yesterday. For some bizarre reasons I felt the wish and urge to paint since I haven’t painted much during this week. I wanted to paint, I was searching online for inspiration and I got inspired to paint Robert portrait right after I came across a nice photo  shared in one of the various Fan Groups of The Cure that I’ve joined on Facebook. That was the magic moment when I came across the color photo posted down below. I said to myself “today I am going to paint him!” I sat down and started to paint peacefully for hours listening my favorite albums of the band until the portrait was done! Isn’t amazing how creativity and inspiration works? Most of the time it strikes when you don’t even expect it! It’s fantastic! If ever Robert see my portrait I hope he likes it! ❤

Robert Smith “THE CURE” – Photo Credits ©Mauro Melis

The 2018 is a great year and a milestone for The Cure band because they are “Celebrating the 40 Years Anniversary 1978 – 2018” last July in Hyde Park,  London, UK they celebrated with a great concert and more to come in 2019! They are such a wonderful band is great that they are playing better than ever and still together! I am so happy that I was able to  paint my portrait during this milestone and commemorative year. I have attended their Concert in 2016  they came to US, Los Angeles during their North American Tour and I wrote a very detailed Blog post about that unforgettable and magic 3 hours concert I can’t wait to see them again. If you like you can read my wonderful experience of that day at The Hollywood Bowl read it > Here

This is the photo of “Robert Smith” that inspired my Portrait! What I loved is that he look you straight in the eyes!

Robert Smith ” The Cure”

My Painting Details: The portrait is a watercolor and ink  painting in my signature style. I am very pleased and happy I really love how the portrait turned out. I think I was able to capture Robert Smith essence and especially his charismatic eyes expression as it is one of the focal points in my portrait. I love to hear what do you think? Leave me comments! ❤

Artist Details an supplies used:
The Original Portrait is painted on a watercolor paper size 6 x 9 inches (approx 15×22 cm) I used Bee Paper Aquabee 100% Cotton, Cold Pressed Acid free Archival quality. French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush. My Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens.  Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05, Micron dark red ink #1. Sakura white Gelly Roll pen #08.  A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.


>>>>PRE-ORDER PRINTS<<<<
the Special Collectors Limited Edition Prints “Hand Enhanced” you can only order it here!


Portrait Prints are now available in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints “Special Collectors” edition run of #60 Prints, size 5×7 inches (approx.12x17cm) Price is $39 plus shipping.  Each print is  “Hand Enhanced” numbered, dated and hand signed, printed by me in my studio on heavy acid free paper, a Certificate of Authenticity is included.  On the back of the prints I will hand write “Robert Smith “The Cure” 40 Year Anniversary 1978 – 2018″. 

If you would like to Pre-Order one of these exclusive and unique prints please complete the “Order Form” you find down below.  If you have any question or request don’t hesitate to contact me.

***When the “Special Collectors” run of #60 Prints is sold out, there would never be another “Hand Enhanced” run of this painting! Don’t miss it be one of the lucky 60 in the World ❤

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Prints Price and Size:

Size 5×7 inches (approx.12x17cm) Price $39
Shipping: Via USPS First Class Mail prices USA $4 – International $6
Payment PayPal: An invoice would be sent via email as order confirmation.

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All images, original paintings, illustrations and fine art prints are Copyright by ©Carolina Russo All Rights Reserved. Cannot be reproduced, redistributed, modified, duplicated, or otherwise used for any purpose without the artist permission. Copyright does not transfer with the sale of the art piece and infringement is against the Copyright Law.
You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries find them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Thank You!

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Published Art – Magazine Cover Design – Razur Cuts VI Just Released!

 

Razur Cuts VI – Magazine Cover Artwork by ©CarolinaRusso

 

An International Collaboration for “RAZUR CUTS” MagaZINE!

All the way from beautiful Scotland, UK 🇬🇧 to USA 🇺🇸 California a great indie publication  “Razur Cuts VI” by Editor Derek Steel is now available it was just released yesterday 12/19/2018! This is the issue number VI! Razur Cuts is a magazine that carries underground and punk style inspired feelings, it is a new version of what could be a traditional “Zine” publication but even more as a real magazine and it looks beautiful! It is published out of Falkirk, Scotland by the kindness of Editor Derek Steel this magazine goes alive with few very interesting issues several times throughout the year having great content. Feature local and international contributors that submit their work of art, photography, music interviews, reviews and literature, it  is locally distributed in cool places and it is sold online by contacting directly the “Editor” via email, I will post the details down below. I love what Derek Steel is doing with this publication, he loves to discover and highlight new talents giving the opportunity to publish and give exposure to their work being discovered by a bigger and international audience.  I really appreciate Derek and all his effort doing this it’s precious for an independent artist like me. I came across Derek months ago, we connected and he discovered my Art inviting me to this collaboration and to create the Magazine  Front Cover for this issue #VI. I loved the opportunity and here we are today. I feel so honored and proud to be part of such a wonderful project as Razur Cuts contributor and to be one of the Artists invited to create the Cover for this issue!

Razur Cuts VI – Magazine Cover by ©CarolinaRusso – Photo ©Derek Steel

My artwork is the Punk red hair girl and the razor with the name razur cuts spelled backwards. I loved to create this watercolor and ink painting as it represents greatly the street style which is what the magazine is about. I am happy that with my contribution I help to make this Zine publication shine to the world and through my art bring it to USA!

♥️ Thank you so much to the Editor Derek Steel and to all the other contributors that made this possible!

❤ Limited Edition Prints of my Cover artwork are now available in my Shop on my page  SHOP PRINTS 

Razur Cuts VI – Magazine Cover by ©CarolinaRusso – Photo ©Derek Steel

The Editor message
“Razur Cuts VI is now available. Released today. Packed with 56 pages of creative love for you all. Stories, poetry, artwork, photography, album reviews & 3 cracking interviews with John RObb Paul Mackie/Suky Goodfellow (Voicex) & Raymond Gorman.

Razur Cuts VI – Magazine Cover by ©CarolinaRusso – Photo ©Derek Steel


If you’d like a copy we’ll be available locally in The Graeme Hotel, Noise Noise Noise – Vicar St &Coffee on Wooer – Falkirk (Scotland).
Or post outs – please pay £4 through PayPal using the friends & family option to email: 
deeko1963@googlemail.com

All contributor copies are in today’s post. May I thank you one and all for all the encouragement, support, feedback and love since we started in September ‘16. This is an amazing time, when creativity has exploded from all generations. I can’t remember it being so vibrant…and we’re ecstatic to be a part.
Razur Cuts will be at Skids/Big Country Friday coming and Voicex the next night – at The Mash House, Edinburgh. Then catching Bladdered !!
Falkirk the same evening (well, that’s the plan!).

Front cover art by the talented lady Carolina Russo.

Back cover art by the talented lady Suky Goodfellow.

Love & Best Wishes for the festive season.

X Derek S. X”

 

In conclusion of this post I hope that you all enjoyed to discover Razur Cuts and if you’re interested to support them for a small fee get a copy, if you would like your work checked out try a Submission get in touch with Derek Steel. Down below you find his links!

Follow  Razur Cuts on social media:

Facebook Razur Cuts

Twitter @razurcutsmag

As Blogger rule I have to make the statement that my work was freely submitted. I have not being paid to create the front cover and to be published and not to write this review, these are my own words and thoughts about Razur Cuts.

Wish you a great day and let me know your thoughts!

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Art For Music – Album Cover Design and Album Release

 

Nu-San Album “Nu Nostalgia”  Cover Artwork by ©CarolinaRusso – Photo ©Nu-San

ART FOR MUSIC 

Collaboration Album Cover Design and Album Release!

Hello friends,
Today I am so excited to share with you something beautiful about this collaboration and great project I have been working on. After almost one year of collaboration with my dear friend Electronic Music Composer  “Nu-San” from Scotland, I can finally share that his  album is out now! What a great accomplishment for Nu-San and for me too! Congratulations Sandy!
I loved to be the chosen Artist and creator of a commissioned Original Painting designed to be the “Album Cover” for Nu-San new album “Nu Nostalgia”. I am sure that you remember some of my updates and previous posts about this creation and exciting project. A couple of days ago I have received some nice photos from Nu-San and I am so happy to finally be able to share them and let you see the finished product the album “Nu Nostalgia” is beautiful and alive now! My artistic part in the project “The Cover” turned out just the way I had envisioned it and  it’s a Gatefold style Cover, when it opens, you can see my whole painting! I love Nu-San choice of the colored red vinyl record it match greatly with the color of the roses in my painting. The vinyl is a unique and collectible piece available in a Limited Edition  of only #248 copies it can be Pre-Ordered now contacting Nu-San directly on his Facebook page!

Nu-San Album “Nu Nostalgia”  Cover Artwork by ©CarolinaRusso – Photo ©Nu-San

The Official Album Release date is the 1st January, 2019 !

This is a wonderful album in all the creative aspects from the beautiful music and lyrics recalling the memories of a lifelong as the songs “Past Time” to “Come With Me” the music drives you in with the hauntingly sounds of electronic darkness and hints of techno in a world of Gothic accents that creates intense atmospheres a sure experience to listen and a great album to add to your LP records collection. A CD version would be released soon too!
To Pre-Order The Album “Nu Nostalgia” Limited Edition red Vinyl record contact via DM Nu-San on his Facebook Page.

The Album Cover and Original Watercolor Painting Details: The Original artwork for the Cover is my watercolor and ink painting in my signature style. A custom request in the specific size of 12 x 24 inches. This is the result of our great collaboration a very unique custom commission for me which I am very proud. I am happy that I can reveal all the  details about this project. It all started when last November 2017 I was contacted by Electronic Music Composer  Sandy Bain aka “Nu-San” from Scotland, UK. Nu-San loves my art and owns other paintings and my Limited Edition Prints. At that time he was working on his new album and had a starting idea when he asked me to create a Painting inspired by a “Gothic haunting style” in my own style that he wanted to  use as the album cover for his  new album, the rest is now history, this is the outcome.

A wonderful project that I am so honored, grateful and thankful beyond words that Nu-San wanted my art to illustrate his music. I love music and love to support music artists with my art. I always wanted to create an artwork that would be illustrating a music album as the  “Cover ” this is a wish come true for me and for Nu-San as he has multiple albums in his discography but they are CD version, this is his first Album produced as a Vinyl record and CD.

This project and watercolor painting is also included in my Collection  “ART FOR MUSIC” a series of artworks created and inspired by music artists and collaborations.

Original Watercolor Painting by ©CarolinaRusso – Photo ©Nu-San

My Original painting: is a watercolor and ink portrait in my signature style with a hint of Gothic and a light feeling of darkness reflecting in the light tones of colors. Nu-San asked me to include ravens birds, a graveyard scene, a castle and gave me the freedom to create and develop the idea. I enjoyed painting this atmospheric portrait while listening to his music to be able to deliver the spirit of  Nu-San in my creation. We are very happy about how the painting turned out and now to see the Album as finished product is a great joy! The Original Painting is owned by Nu-San and beautifully framed and displayed in his home! I think it looks beautiful,  the painting is now available as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints signed by me!

❤ PRINTS Pre-Order the Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my painting:
This painting is available  in a very Limited and Special Edition for a small run of only #25 Fine Art Prints. Each print is numbered and hand signed by me, print size is small as 5×11 inches  centered in a A4 size paper. Quality Fine Art Prints on acid free heavy weight 210gm matte paper, semi-smooth surface, high quality inks. Printed in my studio by me. A Certificate of Authenticity is included. If you are a Nu-San fan or you like to order one of these beautiful fan art prints of my painting you can now!  Special price of $25 + Shipping $4 within USA $6 International. Just fill in the order form to purchase here on my Blog!  >>>Order Prints here!

Nu Nostalgia – Limited Edition Print ©CarolinaRusso

If you have any question please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Nu-San

Nu-San is a solo project and independent electronic music producer and composer from UK Scotland. He has composed original chill out and dance tracks and creates  unique haunting sounds and techno music, that’s the way I can best describe the sound of his hauntingly music. If you like this music genre please check out his new album “Nu Nostalgia” and watch on YouTube the video for the song “Come With Me” included in the album.

If you would like to discover Nu-San music you can visit his You Tube Channel and follow him on other social media links:

YouTube >> Nu-San Video – Song “Come With Me”

Nu-San on Soundcloud

Nu-San Facebook Page

Follow Nu San on Instagram @sandyb226

 

 

Printed Slipmat – Photo ©Nu-San

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Until the next post have great days and thank you always for sharing!

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