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A Tribute to Tigger – Pet’s Portrait

Tigger Tribute and Daisy Mae

Hello friends,

Today I am happy to finally share this lovely watercolor painting I recently created!
This is one of my latest commissions I have been working on. About a month ago I was kindly requested to create a “Pet’s Tribute Portrait” in loving memory of Tigger, the adorable gray Tabby cat you see in foreground of my painting. The sweet lady that contacted me is a follower Blogger Crystal she loves my art since last year she was the winner of one of my Giveaways. She requested this painting because this year on September 11th was the five years anniversary since Tigger crossed the rainbow bridge.  Crystal followed my World watercolor month during the month of July and saw several animals I have painted. The Squirrel, the Owl,  they lead her asking me if I do paint cats and of course I do! I said yes!
I am not new to custom Pet’s Tribute paintings. I asked her to send me some photos and she explained to me her request. She sent two photos of her cats, the ones you see here below.  

Tigger

Tigger and Daisy Mae (his sister from different parents), the two cats grow up together.  Crystal at first requested two paintings, one for each cat, then during our talking ideas via email exchange, she thought that would have been great to have one painting featuring the two cats laying together. I agreed, that was the best idea as I could envision it already in my mind, we agreed on everything and that was it! From these two simple photos, my only references I was able to reunite the two cats in my painting. Crystal loved it!  I am so glad and happy that I I was able to make her happy. I love animals very much their love to us is unconditional and amazing.  I lost several loved pets myself,  I carry them all in my heart.
I am always open to commissions requests like this one, to honor the memory and life of a loved pet.

Daisy Mae

I loved to paint Tigger and Daisy Mae and once again I want to thank Crystal for loving my work and wanted me to create this painting! Thank you!

If you would like a Tribute pet’s portrait in loving memory of your lost pet or a portrait of your living pet for questions, details and price Contact me here on my Blog or send a custom request on my ETSY Shop  I would be happy to discuss your idea!

Here you can see only few of many other pets tributes and portraits I made throughout the years.

 

Artist  supplies and details about my watercolor painting
The Original watercolors is outlined with black and white ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Ink pens used MICRON Black ink #01 and 005 . A Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Pencil.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Canson Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 8×10 inches . For Highlights and Stars I have used gold and silver ink.

 

Have a wonderful weekend!

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ETSY Shop – LABOR DAY SALE!

 

Hello friends,
HAPPY SEPTEMBER ♥️

I invite you all to my ETSY Shop LABOR DAY SALE! Today is last day! Don’t miss it!
I have updated my ETSY Shop added more fun Halloween theme drawings and not. There are also some Original watercolor paintings and about 85 prints of my paintings are available as Limited and Open Edition, hand enhanced by me and signed. Now everything in my ETSY Shop is 15% Off today is last day! Free Shipping within US eligible on $35 Orders! I do ship internationally for a very small fee! If you make a purchase the discount it’s directly applied at checkout  and is valid for a “Limited Time” Sale ends September 7 (Today) this is a great opportunity for you to get my Art Limited Edition Prints or more the more economic Open Edition Signed 5×7 prints!

For this special update I have listed “New Work” and some favorites less recent work!

♥️ Hurry if you like something! Support your Artist your love is very much appreciated ❤

You find Limited and Open Edition high quality Prints, Hand Enhanced and Signed by me Prints are available in two sizes and prizes to choose which is best for you, it is a great opportunity if you had your eyes on my work! Please check out now before is late my CarolinaRusso Art  ETSY Shop!

My CarolinaRusso Art ETSY Shop!

I hope that you find something you love! If my art brings you happiness and you would like to support me to keep going it means the world to me!

Reminder: In case you don’t see listed what you had your eyes on, you can make me a custom request, just contact me!

 

Thank you so much for following and sharing my work! ❤

Wish you a wonderful weekend!

Thank You!

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New Shop Opening! Celebrate with me

Hello Everyone,

today I have an announcement my REDBUBBLE Shop is finally OPEN! ♥️

It was a long time that I was planning to open a second online shop and I am happy that after a lots of hard work I made it happen! Redbubble  is a global online marketplace for print-on-demand products based on user-submitted artwork. It is a nice platform for independent artists to have a shop and submit their art made available on an array of beautiful products.   My Shop goes by my name CarolinaRusso.redbubble.com  you all are invited to visit. I have selected some of my artwork and created few nice Collections. I uploaded some work in different mediums watercolor paintings, digital Art and my Photography. I will keep adding more, this is just to begin.

You will see my art on T-shirts, I suggest you to check out all the products!
Home Decor,

and lots more great items, you need to see it!

I am sure you will find some of your favorites of my paintings and if you don’t find the one you had in mind you can always contact me and I can make it available in the shop!

I will keep uploading more design! Please give it a visit, my Shop is new and lonely and if you visit leave likes and favorites, some love would be very much appreciated and will help with exposure. With this shop I  earn  commissions any purchase, will support me and my art!

Just a note on the side: My ETSY Shop continue to be open and I just made an update. There is the place where I can have a direct contact with you. When you order my Limited Edition Prints which I personally print, hand enhance them with my hand drawing work on it, I pack and ship them to you in this shop I do 100% of the work by myself ❤

If you have a Redbubble  shop, please Follow me I will Follow back!

Thank you let me know what you think about my new shop!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thank You!

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Coming Soon The World Watercolor Month 2020

Hello dear friends,
I  hope to find you all well whenever you are in the world!
I am sorry, I haven’t posted much lately, life got in the way and I took a break from blogging for a while. I like to thank all my new followers.  I have been active posting my work not much here but more on my  Instagram. During these months I have been experimenting Ecoprinting on paper which I love to do very much and other interesting things beside my watercolor paintings. This year the 2020 started in a weird way and did bring things in the world that we wouldn’t expect to face and deal with!  But here we are time goes fast and it is the end of June already, which means for my watercolor artists friends that July is coming soon and it will bring some fun! The 5th Edition of The World Watercolor Month a wonderful and inspiring art challenge that brings together watercolor artists from all over the world creating daily for one entire month 31 Watercolors in 31 Days to know more and all the details visit my friend Charlie O’Shields at Doodlewash he is the founder of this great event. The World Watercolor Month first started in July 2016, since then every year this is a successful art challenge. This is also a charitable event that support a great cause, raise awareness help and support young artists to know more and how you can help please visit Charlie Blog.

Anyone can join the challenge no matter what level of watercolor painting you are “simply add the hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth whenever you post ANY art that features watercolors or gouache on social media during the month of July!” Join the fun and share your work!

This is a great opportunity for improve your skills and get the habit to paint daily, be inspired and inspire others, I will do my best this month to participate hopefully every day or whenever I can!
Here below there is the Official Prompt List if you need ideas, it is not mandatory to follow, you are free to create your own list or your own project,  be free to paint what you want just don’t forget to use the hashtag when you  share on social media.

World Watercolor Month 2020 Prompt List

See you all in July take these days before the World Watercolor Month begin to plan your ideas and gather your painting materials! So let me know if you will participate and if you have already a plan for what you like to paint, leave me comments I love to know!

Until my next post stay safe and Take Care!

Thank You!

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Watercolor – Queen Flower

Queen Flower – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso


Exploring a new idea 

Today I am excited to share with you one of my latest watercolor painting having the title  ” Queen Flower”.
I painted in my traditional signature style in watercolor and ink but this time not on the usual watercolor paper. I came across this 10 inches diameter paper lace doily at home and my first thought was to make a ink drawing on it! I love to explore new artistic and creative ways to paint, testing papers or surfaces and see how watercolor works especially on unusual ones! I am always driven to try new techniques and materials. I have to say that the combination of watercolor and ink pen did work really well without any bleeding through the paper! I am happy and pleased with the outcome! The watercolor looks great on this paper doily, the original painting is lovely and would look great with a floating frame.  I will sure create more paintings on paper doilies in the future.

Queen Flower – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

The Original Painting is Available for sale!
If you are interested in this Original Watercolor painting or if you have any question please Contact me.

Queen Flower – Original Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso

 

Artist’s details about the painting:
 .I used a  Draft/Matic Pencil  0.5mm by ALVIN for my sketch. I painted on a 10 inch Paper Doily, I used  French Artists Watercolor by  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle. Ink pen COPIC Multiliner #01 and a SAKURA White Gelly Roll pen.


You can see more of my Paintings visiting my  GALLERY  there are several Galleries here on my Blog you find  them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.

All my collections of watercolors paintings and illustrations are always available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints  here on my Blog!

❤ Please follow me on my Instagram dedicated to my Art! @carolinarussoart 

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Have a great weekend!

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Tears In The Fire

Tears In The Fire – Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a great start of the year!
I know lately I have been pretty quiet and didn’t post here on the Blog as much I’d like to. I took a break to recharge my creativity.  I didn’t know how to feel in this beginning of the year, there is so much going on in the world.

Today post is about the release of my new watercolor painting with the title Tears In The Fire this is my first painting of the 2020 and it is very special to me.
I feel so much sadness for the heartbreaking situation affecting Australia from months under the catastrophic wildfires that is destroying, animals, wildlife, natural habitats, and people.  Sidney University experts estimated that over 1 billion of animals has tragically perished it’s heartbreaking!

I gave the title Tears In The Fire because I can only imagine how much, tears, pain and suffering these beautiful animals are going through. My painting is dedicated to the wonderful Koalas 🐨 and to all the rescuers that are helping and caring daily for them to heal painful burnt paws and injuries and to all the other animals in desperate need of care surviving this horrific fire.

I hope that my painting can rise awareness and give a tiny contribution to support the wonderful Koalas and wildlife victims in this terrible time for them. I love all the animals and now they needs our help, together we can make a little difference in their recovery. Since I was a child I dream to one day being able to hold a lovely Koala in my arms! I hope I will one day! ♥️

Prints of my painting are now available for purchase as Open Edition signed and hand enhanced in size 5×7 and 8×10 inches please visit my >>  ETSY Shop

Tears In The Fire – Open Edition Prints from Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Fundraiser for Australia Koalas Rescue Bushfire relief I will donate
70% of the proceeds from the sale of this print! (The 30% left would be for supplies to make the prints I wont make any profit!).

🖤 DONATIONS WILL GO TO:
I have decided to split the 70% between two great not for profit organizations they are doing an amazing job to save Koalas and wildlife animals and will continue to do so.
🖤 50% goes to Port Stephens Koalas   NSW – Australia
🖤 20% goes to WIRES Wildlife Rescue

NOTE: Each print is “Hand Enhanced” with inks is like a semi original you don’t receive just a normal print but it has my hand work on it!
Print is signed and printed one by one in studio by me on a beautiful paper, and looks great framed, the one in the photo below is mine I had to have it on my wall!
Prints are unframed but ready for you to add one.

Thank you in advance to anyone that decide to purchase this print your support for the cause is precious. I need your help or I can’t do this by myself! 🖤
So far only one print sold thanks to  Christiane a wonderful soul in Germany! 

Tears In The Fire – ©Carolina Russo

❤ Details about my painting:
Watercolor painting,  Ink drawing is outlined with ink pens. Fountain pen Pilot Prera fine nib.  Ink pens used PIGMA Micron Black ink #01 and 03, Micron dark red ink #1,  Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves Pencil.  I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle,  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed.

Please visit my ETSY Shop if you would love to have a print of my painting and join me to help save these magnificent creatures!
❤ Feel free to contact me if you have any question Contact

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

To all my friends and followers in Australia please be safe!
Have a great weekend everyone I will post updates, always thank you for sharing ❤

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Happy New Year 2020!

 

Have a wonderful and Happy New Year 2020!

New Year CAKE Italian Panettone – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

Thank You!

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End of Year Art SALE!

 

END of YEAR SALE!

Hello dear friends, I am having a Sale visit my
ETSY Shop! My Sale just started on December 28, 2019 — December 31, 2019. 30% Off on everything in my Shop. This is my bigger Sale of the year!  I also offer Free Shipping within USA for $35 orders it cannot get better than this! ♥️ Don’t miss out if you have your eyes on something that I have created! Visit my Shop I hope that you find something you love! 

If you like to purchase any of my Limited and Open Edition Prints during the next days the 30% Off discount would be automatically applied during checkout until last day of sale on December 31! In my Shop you find listed lots of work a variety of  Limited and Open Edition hand enhanced Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Most prints are available in two sizes Limited Edition 8×10 inches or the Open Edition are 5×7 inches. In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, contact me!

 

Thank you so much for following my Art your support means the world to me! ❤
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Wish you all a Happy New Year!

Thank You!

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ART SALE! Cyber2019 20% Off in my Etsy Shop!

Day 4 Freeze – Candelabra ©CarolinaRusso

THANKSGIVING is Coming Soon this Thursday! It’s Holidays Time!!! ❤

ART SALE Cyber2019: I am having a 8 Days Early Black Friday, Cyber Monday Sale visit my
ETSY Shop! My Sale just started tonight November 25, 2019 9:00 PM—December 3, 2019 9:00 PM Last Day of Sale is December 3. Don’t miss out if you have your eyes on something that I have created! Sale includes my collection of prints from Inktober – Mabsdrawlloweenclub Series I have created in October! Check out my Shop hope you find something you love!

If you like to purchase any of my Limited and Open Edition Fine Art Prints during the next 8 days the 20% Off discount would be automatically applied during checkout until last day sale on December 3!  These days are the best time now to shop my art for the Holidays, shop for early Christmas gifts to your loved ones or for yourself! ❤ Always think at shipping time don’t shop too late remember I do “hand enhance each print” to make them unique and very special for you! A little extra time is needed! The Best ideaORDER NOW” for timely Christmas deliveries! ❤

IMPORTANT CUTOFF DATES:  Holiday Orders November 30 would be my last shipping date for my Holidays Christmas Prints for “International Orders”.
Within USA last day to order Prints would be December 15 earlier the best!
Holiday 2019 Shipping Cutoff Dates United States Postal Service Domestic shipments (continental US) USPS First Class Service: December 20 USPS Priority Mail: December 21

 

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Day 15 – Weak Owl ©CarolinaRusso

In my Shop there are listed lots of recent work and not, you find a variety of  Limited and Open Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are available often in two sizes 8×10 inches or the Open Edition are 5×7 inches  including my October paintings created daily for Inktober and Mabsdrawlloweenclub challenges. In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, just contact me!

Thank you so much for following my Art and choose to support me and my small business, if you do, know that your support is truly precious and means the world to me! ❤
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Wish you all the friends in USA and not a wonderful and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
No matter where you are is always great to Give Thanks!

Thank You!

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Christmas Arrived…

A special thanks goes to my dear friend Erika Kind for loving my art and for this beautiful post! ❤

Share Your Light

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… or at least the first vibes in the form of a beautiful painting of our lovely and so very talented Carolina of YesterdayAfter.

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