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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

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An Update On My Journey!

 

 

California sunset – Photo ©CarolinaRusso

Hello everyone,

I am so sorry I haven’t written a Blog post in a pretty long time!
Life events kept me busy, how the Summer is going?
I hope it find you all well!

I want to thank to all the new followers that  came to this Blog lately and decided to follow my journey, thank you so much!
I hope that you enjoy my art in all the different ways I like to express my creativity. At this moment I am also redesigning the look of this Blog, soon you will see it with a new look and layout. In addition will have included a new section with my own new “Shop” where you can purchase my Art and Limited Edition Prints directly and exclusively here only. These are last days that My Etsy shop is running! I will not sell anymore over there, when my new Shop is up everything is done here! 🙂

Scott Hutchison Tribute – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

I have been very busy during the months of June and July with several interesting projects.  I have created the Tribute painting of Scottish music artist Scott Hutchison that sadly and unexpectedly left this world last May. I had a wonderful response from all the loving fans to the band Frightened Rabbit when I have released the painting available in Limited Edition Prints.  I thank them all! For who missed my previous posts about this, here there is a little recap and excerpt from one of my posts.

Scott-Hutchison – Photo by Ross Gilmore/Redferns

My painting it is a Tribute Portrait dedicated to Scottish music artist “Scott Hutchison”  this is a very emotional painting created In Loving Memory of Scott (20/11/81 – 10/5/18) R.I.P
Scott Hutchison was a wonderful music artist from Scotland founding and primary songwriter of indie rock band Frightened Rabbit

This painting is my humble contribution to honor Scott soul and to raise awareness on Mental Health and suicide prevention. Scott Hutchison left our world last May 10, 2018  at age of 36. Struggling with the demons of depression. He never hid his suffering, but translated his feelings using his alienation in words creating songs that touched the heart of many around the world. He always reassured fans who reached to him about their problems that “there’s always hope”.

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 already did, and who will decide to purchase one of these unique prints, your support means a lot and can help to give “Tiny changes while here on Earth (Scott words)”.

I loved the beautiful response of the amazing fans and they kept me really busy preparing all the Prints for their orders. I had wonderful feedbacks and  I am happy that through my painting I am able to relief a little of the sadness and pain in so many hearts and keep up the strong legacy that Scott left here.

All this kept me very busy. This year I had no time to participate to “The World Watercolor Month”  sorry Charlie doodlewash I was only able to post few paintings during July but it’s all good, The past two years I have participated and completed the challenge to paint daily for 31 days and I loved it, because gave me the opportunity to create new collections of paintings, this is a great way to create new material for your portfolio using a challenge for inspiration, especially for new artists or beginners this is an advice I can give to whom is in need of inspiration to create, follow a challenge and make it yours.

But I also have a nice news, because during July I have submitted few paintings on Instagram to the Pentalic365 challenge and I am so honored to be the Winner for the month of July see their post Pentalic365

❤ ❤ During the past months I lost two wonderful pets they went over the rainbow bridge, I was very sad to loose Rocky a rescued Chihuahua and my loved Yumi a wonderful and amazing rescued Possum!

Love You Forever R.I.P. Rocky 6/29/2018

 

Love You Forever R.I.P. Yumi 7/9/2018

This was just an update to share everything is going on and why I haven’t been active as my usual on this Blog! I actually have been very active posting on my instagram @carolinarussoart if you follow me there than you see my daily posts. At the moment beside the Scott Hutchison’s Prints I am working on some commissions and also my painting created a while ago for the album cover of  coming soon  music album Nu-Nostalgia by artist Nu-San would be released in a couple of months, is exciting time, I will keep you all informed hopefully I will post more often ❤

Wish you all a good week!

And If you are a fan of Scott Hutchison and The Frightened Rabbit band and love this Tribute painting check the Page linked down below!

To PRE-Order a Fine Art Print of my watercolor painting visit my Scott Hutchison Tribute Print Page here directly on my Blog and fill in the Order Form,  you will find all the details explained, price, shipping etc!

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

 

 

Have a wonderful week and rest of the Summer share if you can!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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New Release! Scott Hutchison “Tribute Portrait”

 

Scott Hutchison Tribute – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Hello everyone,

Today post is to Officially Release my new watercolor painting!

My painting it is a Tribute Portrait dedicated to Scottish music artist “Scott Hutchison”  this is a very emotional painting 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

This painting is my humble contribution to honor Scott soul and to raise awareness on Mental Health and suicide prevention. Scott Hutchison left our world last May 10, 2018  at age of 36. Struggling with the demons of depression. He never hid his suffering, but translated his feelings using his alienation in words creating songs that touched the heart of many around the world. He always reassured fans who reached to him about their problems that “there’s always hope”.

Scott-Hutchison – Photo by Paul Stevenson/Flickrhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode

❤❤❤
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, your support means a lot and can help to give “Tiny changes while here on Earth (
Scott words)”.

My Painting Meaning: My Painting portrays Scott surrounded by a dark cloud but half way out, doing what he loved, singing to the heart of all that connected to his songs and music . The darkness has been part of his life, sadly until the end of his days. The darkness is something that he silently tried to fight in his own way. The double cross, is a symbol that Scott created, it is one of his drawings,  that recognize the band. I wanted to paint the double cross in gold because in my painting I wanted it to symbolize Scott wonderful soul that is alive and will shine to us forever.

My Message to whom will get this print: Thank you for loving it! I hope that my painting will “Keep Yourself Warm (Scott words)“, will bring you hope, strength and love during your journey, never feel alone, there is always a light in the dark, share your feelings and always  “Hug Your Loved Ones (Scott words)” –  Carolina

If you love this painting, please consider to Pre-Order your Print soon!
There are only 60 Prints available for this first and maybe only Edition.
I accept Pre-Orders until last print is available, after prints are sold out, this 1st release is closed. I will probably consider a 2nd prints edition and release only if there is demand, or they will not be printed again and there would be only sixty Fine Art signed and numbered Prints of my Scott painting Tribute Portrait in the World! Grab yours before is too late!

Scott-Hutchison – Photo by Ross Gilmore/Redferns

To PRE-Order a Fine Art Print of my watercolor painting visit my Scott Hutchison Tribute Print Page here directly on my Blog and fill in the Order Form,  you will 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 week share if you can!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

 

 

Japanese Pond with Koi Fish – Photo ©Carolina Russo

Hello everyone,

This post is for the Daily Post  Weekly Photo Challenge, the theme for this week is “Liquid” share a photo of liquid in whatever state, shape, or color you happen to capture it in. You can go as big as the ocean or as small as a teardrop, as clear as vodka or as opaque as milk.

Here is mine, I love the reflection of the water and the lighting in this Japanese pond enlivened by the beautiful and colorful Koi fishes. I took this photo awhile ago and it also inspired me to create one of my watercolor paintings with the title “Girl With Koi” available as Limited Edition Signed Print on my Etsy Shop.

Day #7 – Girl With Koi – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 

For more of my Photography visit my Photography Gallery

Follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart  for the opportunity to see my art and more of my latest photos.

And if you love my watercolor paintings please visit my ETSY Shop

 

I hope that you enjoyed this post and until the next one I wish you a great rest of the week! ❤

 

Thank You!


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Happy Mother’s Day!

 

happy mothers day .

 

Ectoplasma – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

 

❤ I love to dedicated my watercolor painting “Ectoplasma” to all the Moms in this “Mother’s Day”

And especially I wish Happy Mother’s Day from far away to my wonderful Mamma in Italy,  I love you Mamma! ❤

Happy Mother’s Day!

💝🎉 Love to all the Moms around the World celebrating this day,
to be a mom is amazing and one of the most difficult job
but nothing can be compared to the deeply LOVE of a mom! 💗🌷

Wish you all a wonderful day!

 

 

Thank You!

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Flash Sale on my Etsy Shop 3 Days only!

Wonder In The Abyss-  Mermaid – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

FLASH SALE!

♥️ I am having a 3 Days Flash Sale on my ETSY Shop

To Celebrate Mother’s Day  Starting May 10 until May 13, I am having a 3 Days “Special SALE” on my Etsy Shop 10% Off on anything available in the store!!!  Don’t miss it!

My  ETSY Shop!

Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my recent paintings are up for grab during the next 3 days including a 10% Off discount would be applied at checkout.  Right now is  great time to shop if you like some of my pieces don’t miss this Sale, visit my Shop to find your favorite!

❤ Hint: Mother’s Day is coming soon ❤ how about a love gift to your Mom, or to just treat yourself? Also remember that since there is very little time  “Gift Cards” are an option always available for purchase in my Shop  😉 ❤

 

There is some new and old work that I have created during the past months.  There are 43 paintings listed as “Limited Edition Signed Prints” of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are beautiful, you find also “Hand Embellished” ones and most of the prints  are available in two sizes at different price. There is  available also a “Set of Three Mini Prints of your Choice” for a special price, there are lots of options to choose from, Don’t miss the Sale!

Thank you so much for following my Art, your support is great and means a lot to me! ❤

Thank You!

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Inspired by the Old Masters – Girl With a Pearl Earring

Girl With a Pearl Earring – Watercolor ©CarolinaRusso – Painting Inspired by the Original Oil Painting, (c 1665) created by ©Johannes Vermeer


 

 Inspired by Classic Art and the Old Masters

“Girl With a Pearl Earring”  Original Oil Painting, (c 1665) created by Golden Age, Dutch Painter ©Johannes Vermeer

Girl With a Pearl Earring (Oil Painting, c 1665) ©Johannes Vermeer

Today post is to talk about “Inspiration” in any creative mind there is inspiration that comes from something. As an artist I get inspired by everything, just simple things like a color, a word, the shape of a cloud, the rain  just to mention a few can inspire my imagination to create.

Many times I got asked where do you get your inspiration from? My answer is always the same “from everything”!

Sometimes not just visual things, but also intangible things can inspire, like a sound,  music can inspire, the wind can inspire and it is from that starting point that magically trigger your mind to be inspired to create, develop and evolve your work in a  beautiful creation. Often artists takes inspiration from the work of others, especially the “Old Masters” from the Classic Art as a learning process that helps to try new visions, techniques and skills. The best way to be inspired from another artwork is to change things and transform it in your own. Do not copy exactly! Just take the inspiration and add your own language, give your  transformation and a new vision in order to grow your own art and identity as an artist, learn from the process. This is a great suggestion for beginners, a  way to practice and challenge yourself to evolve in your work finding your own voice. This is not only for visual artists but it can be applied to writers, designers and any type of creative that use inspiration.


Inspired by Classic Art, this is my watercolor version of this famous oil painting “Girl With a Pearl Earring” (c 1665) painted by Dutch Golden Age Painter  Johannes Vermeer. I always got inspired by the original painting and I have seen many other artists inspired.  This painting has  several things that captures my attention: the lighting, the innocent expression of the girl face, the colors and intense contrast, all these things  inspired me to paint my own watercolor version of the “Girl With a Pearl Earring”.  In my portrait, I left a white background, not a dark one, I focused on the light on her face, her eyes and lips. I wanted to change and give her a slightly different expression to do not copy her, but instead giving her a new soul. As you can see if you compare the two paintings, you see my inspiration from the original, but I changed her in my own style. This time I haven’t used any ink outline, is just watercolor.  I also gave her an extra touch with my signature long lashes! 😉

I hope that you enjoyed this post and that will help someone to feel inspired to try this and look into “Inspiration and Transformation” as a form of learning and growth in your art!

If you do please comment below I would love to know!


❤ Details about my painting:
 Pencil sketch with Alvin Draft/Matic #03 Limited Edition Mab Graves automatic Pencil.  Painted with  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle Artist grade,  Pentel Aqua Brush  –  Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed.

 

Fine Art Prints are available at this moment upon direct request to me:
❤ Feel free to contact me if you would like a Limited Edition Signed Print of this paintings,  you can order yours right here on the Blog just Contact me let me know that you want it and you can pay directly here on the PayPal button on my side bar, very easy!

Details: Fine Art Prints sizes available is 5 x 7  and 8×10 inches,  Special Price $25 and $35 + shipping (contact me) !  ❤

 

More Limited Edition Fine Art Prints of my paintings are listed on my Etsy Shop!

 

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

 

Have a wonderful week and stay tuned for more Art!

Thank You!
Thank You!

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