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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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Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas Eve! – Elf ©Carolina Russo

 

Wish you all, A Wonderful and Merry Christmas may this day bring you happiness and joy! Happy Holidays!

❤ ❤ ❤

Thank you so much for following my artistic journey and for supporting my Art!
Your support is precious!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Pre-Order – My Holidays ART Series: Prints and Cards

HOLIDAYS ART SERIES
– Now Available! Open Edition Signed Mini Prints, Christmas Cards and Sets –

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Hello dear friends,
I can’t believe October days are passing very fast and I am very busy creating with the Inktober challenge!
But…It’s time now to post my “Holidays ART Series” this is the best time to Pre-Order my Christmas Prints and cards!
My Winter Holidays Art Collections are right now available as “Open Edition Signed  Mini Prints” and again this year I will have some Christmas Cards.
I have created two Series of Holidays themed watercolor paintings one in 2017 and one created last December 2018 which is available for purchase only right now!
To make it easy for you I have created a Gallery here in this post, is  for you to see all that I have available so you can find  your favorites prints. To pre-order you don’t even have to leave this page it’s all here make sure to read this post until the end!
Right now the time is right, if you’re interested in Pre-Order any of these prints for yourself or for gifts, please order them asap now, or I wont have enough time to prepare them and ship on time to you! Prints are available for purchase as “Single Mini Print in size 5×7 inches” you can get one or as a Special deal a “Set of 3 Mini Prints” of your choice for a discounted price, you save more!

I have also available again from last year my Christmas Cards Set of 5 Cards (see photos in the gallery). ♥️🎄🎊
These cards are perfect to send greetings or to complete your gifts, also they are great for yourself to display them around your house they are collectible and looks great framed!

> PRE-ORDER right here at the bottom of this Post you find the >>> Order Form!

❤ Price and Details:   
Each Open Edition Print would be Hand Embellished with gold and silver inks and hand signed front and back!
They are printed on quality heavy paper by me in my studio.
❤ Open Edition Mini Prints:  Size 5 x 7 inches (approx. 13 x 18 cm) Price is $18 Free Shipping within USA and International! (This price is only if you order here on my Blog!)
❤ ❤ ❤ SPECIAL 3 Prints Set:  3 Prints of your choice Set size 5×7 inches Special Price is $48 + $3 Shipping domestic and $5 International.
❤ SPECIAL 5 Christmas Cards Set: Each Set includes 5 cards and 5 envelopes Price is $20 Free Shipping within USA and and $5 International
❤ How to Order:  Fill in the order form, each prints you see here in the Gallery has a title, please leave your prints selection  in the order form at the specific comment box.

Important: When you purchase Prints here in my Blog Shop you “Fully Support My Art” there are not hidden fees or middlemen, as an Independent Artist I am on my own and your support means everything to me! If you have any question or special request prior place your order please don’t hesitate to contact me.

❤ ❤ ❤ HOLIDAYS ART SERIES GALLERY > select your Single Print or the Special 3 Prints Sets or 5 Cards Set (choose the 3 prints you want for your 3 Prints Set)!
Click on the images to see them enlarged!

These mini Prints are beautiful and a collectible series that will bring the magic of Christmas and Holidays in any home, some of them are beautiful displayed all year round not just for Christmas I have my “Christmas Love Angel”  framed beautifully on my wall all year, you see it in the photo below! ❤

Ready to Order? Follow these 4 steps:
1) Fill in the Order Form
2) I will send you via email a PayPal Invoice as order confirmation
3) When you receive the Invoice proceed with your payment on PayPal
4) When payment is cleared and Print is ready I will ship and notify you.

ORDER Form (required)

Thank you for your Order and your support!

 

Wintmas 2017 – Christmas Love Angels ©CarolinaRusso

For more daily updates follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

Thank you and If you share my art with your friends is very much appreciated!
Have a wonderful day!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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Pre-Order – My Holidays ART Series: Prints and Cards

HOLIDAYS ART SERIES
– Now Available! Open Edition Signed Mini Prints, Christmas Cards and Sets –

Day 1 Wren – Jingle Bells

 

Hello dear friends,
I can’t believe October days are passing very fast and I am very busy creating with the Inktober challenge!
But…It’s time now to post my “Holidays ART Series” this is the best time to Pre-Order my Christmas Prints and cards!
My Winter Holidays Art Collections are right now available as “Open Edition Signed  Mini Prints” and again this year I will have some Christmas Cards.
I have created two Series of Holidays themed watercolor paintings one in 2017 and one created last December 2018 which is available for purchase only right now!
To make it easy for you I have created a Gallery here in this post, is  for you to see all that I have available so you can find  your favorites prints. To pre-order you don’t even have to leave this page it’s all here make sure to read this post until the end!
Right now the time is right, if you’re interested in Pre-Order any of these prints for yourself or for gifts, please order them asap now, or I wont have enough time to prepare them and ship on time to you! Prints are available for purchase as “Single Mini Print in size 5×7 inches” you can get one or as a Special deal a “Set of 3 Mini Prints” of your choice for a discounted price, you save more!

I have also available again from last year my Christmas Cards Set of 5 Cards (see photos in the gallery). ♥️🎄🎊
These cards are perfect to send greetings or to complete your gifts, also they are great for yourself to display them around your house they are collectible and looks great framed!

> PRE-ORDER right here at the bottom of this Post you find the >>> Order Form!

❤ Price and Details:   
Each Open Edition Print would be Hand Embellished with gold and silver inks and hand signed front and back!
They are printed on quality heavy paper by me in my studio.
❤ Open Edition Mini Prints:  Size 5 x 7 inches (approx. 13 x 18 cm) Price is $18 Free Shipping within USA and International! (This price is only if you order here on my Blog!)
❤ ❤ ❤ SPECIAL 3 Prints Set:  3 Prints of your choice Set size 5×7 inches Special Price is $48 + $3 Shipping domestic and $5 International.
❤ SPECIAL 5 Christmas Cards Set: Each Set includes 5 cards and 5 envelopes Price is $20 Free Shipping within USA and and $5 International
❤ How to Order:  Fill in the order form, each prints you see here in the Gallery has a title, please leave your prints selection  in the order form at the specific comment box.

Important: When you purchase Prints here in my Blog Shop you “Fully Support My Art” there are not hidden fees or middlemen, as an Independent Artist I am on my own and your support means everything to me! If you have any question or special request prior place your order please don’t hesitate to contact me.

❤ ❤ ❤ HOLIDAYS ART SERIES GALLERY > select your Single Print or the Special 3 Prints Sets or 5 Cards Set (choose the 3 prints you want for your 3 Prints Set)!
Click on the images to see them enlarged!

These mini Prints are beautiful and a collectible series that will bring the magic of Christmas and Holidays in any home, some of them are beautiful displayed all year round not just for Christmas I have my “Christmas Love Angel”  framed beautifully on my wall all year, you see it in the photo below! ❤

Ready to Order? Follow these 4 steps:
1) Fill in the Order Form
2) I will send you via email a PayPal Invoice as order confirmation
3) When you receive the Invoice proceed with your payment on PayPal
4) When payment is cleared and Print is ready I will ship and notify you.

ORDER Form (required)

Thank you for your Order and your support!

 

Wintmas 2017 – Christmas Love Angels ©CarolinaRusso

For more daily updates follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

 

Thank you and If you share my art with your friends is very much appreciated!
Have a wonderful day!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

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INKTOBER 2019 – Official Prompt List!

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October Challenge

COMING SOON!
“INKTOBER 2019 
31 Days 31 Drawings”

Since 2009 in  October, artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.

InkTober 2019
Yes we are getting close to that special time of the year that gather artists all over the world together for this beautiful drawing challenge. Are you getting ready for Inktober 2019? I am brainstorming at the moment about how I like to take the challenge and plan my series.
Time goes fast and this is my 4th year of InkTober, I will do all my best to create something interesting and to be able to complete the 31 days.  This year I have been busy with my art and collaborations and accomplished nice thigs. If you are new to InkTober this is a great challenge that help to refine your sketching skills, stimulate your creativity at drawing and help to get you in a habit and routine to work daily.  This  is a great challenge for experienced artists and beginners. Anyone can participate you can choose to follow the official prompt list or make your own!

Today Jake Parker the illustrator creator of Inktober just released the new “Official Prompt List 2019” and I love to post it here so that you have some time until October 1st to plan and get ready!

My Inktober history:

2016  following the “Official Prompt List” I have created a “Fantasy Character Design”  which I love, her name is ©Ylia.  I have illustrated her adventures inspired by the daily prompts and developed her character and story throughout the month. If you follow me from the last 4 years, then you should remember my character Ylia,  the pic below shows one of my entry and you can see her. If you like to see more check all the other entries about her on my InkTober 2016  Gallery:

Day #17 – BATTLE – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

I had fun to create ©Ylia, she is a futuristic kind of “Superhero Warrior” with a nod to the past, she is a Messenger of “Love and Peace” and a creature of the universe that fight for the universal love. Most of my drawings were accompanied by quotes and Haiku poems that I wrote. Maybe one day I will publish an illustrated book of @Ylia Adventures! I would love that!  We will see what the future brings!

2017 I have Joined two amazing challenges InkTober and MabsDrawlloweenClub that is a little on a more spoocky – Halloween theme prompts created by Pop Surrealist artist Mab Graves!  My daily drawings were inspired by the combination of the two challenges daily prompt words creating my own hybrid challenge “DrawllooweenTober”  yes this was my plan idea to enable me to join daily both challenges at the same time creating one drawing. And well it was pretty challenging, not easy but I wanted to make it harder and more challenging to stimulate creativity and I made it! The outcome was a lovely collection of dark themed spooky drawings which I am very pleased! My drawing “Frankenstein Bride” of this series become my first Die Cut Sticker just launched! And if you like see more click the link of my  Gallery Inktober+ MabsDrawlloweenClub 2017

Now available on Etsy Shop Carolina Russo Art!

2018 Last year I have joined again the two challenges, I really love both and the community of participating artists around these two challenges. I didn’t want to miss them so I’ve participated with my hybrid mixing the two prompts and my own hashtag is  #drawlloweentober  you can see my Gallery Inktober+ MabsDrawlloweenClub 2018

INKTOBER-MabsDrawlloweenClub 2018
Day 1 – Poisonous Witch ©CarolinaRusso

Today Settember 1st 2019 were released both challenges Official Prompt Lists.  Right now I have time to think and plan my way to drawing for these challenges! Here there is the MadsDrawlloweenClub prompt list 2019 


These Challenges are open to anyone that love sketching with ink pens and if you’re member of the #worldwatercolorgroup you’re free to add a dash of watercolor. I hope that some of you will try this and join me and thousands of other artists around the world. You don’t have to be drawing every day if you don’t have time. You can drawing every other day, or every few days, or one entry a week! Doesn’t has to be a complicate drawing, it can be a small sketch, it will help you to develop a habit and refine your skills. Btw if you’re not crazy like me you don’t have to participate to both challenges just pick one! 😉 Good luck everyone hope to see you in October!

Here is the INKTOBER Story andRrules:
Illustrator Jake Parker is the creator of this great challenge and initiative started in October 2009. Jake created InkTober as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits. It has since grown into a worldwide endeavor with thousands of artists taking on the challenge every year. Here are the Official Rules:
1) Make a drawing in ink (you can do a pencil under-drawing if you want).
2) Post it*
3) Hashtag it with #inktober and #inktober2019
4) Repeat
That’s it! Now go make something beautiful.

I am very excited to join once again and participate to the challenge! I would be Sharing my progress on the Blog and daily on Instagram @carolinarussoart  I would be participating again to  MabsDrawlloweenClub2019 challenge like the past two years. Visit Jake Parker website for more details, videos, inspiration and lots to learn.

 

 If you like to join the challenges don’t forget when you post your drawing online always add the hashtags #INKTOBER2019  #INKTOBER  if you choose Mab Graves challenge add #mabsdrawlloweenclub2019 and if you add watercolor hashtag  #worldwatercolorgroup post your ink drawing online on your Blog and/or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…add all the tags to any place you share your drawings online! Phew….I made the end of this long post! ❤

You can find some of these drawings available in my ETSY Shop

#carolinarussoart 

I hope that artists here on WordPress will join this challenge with me,
I wanted to write this detailed post early to give you time to get organized and prepared for October!

Now let’s get the supplies ready! Choose your sketchbook,
ink pens, watercolor and all you need.
Leave a comment let me know if you intend to participate.

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Frida Kahlo Tribute Portrait

– Frida Kahlo Portrait  –

 

Frida Kahlo – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

Hello friends,
welcome to a warm August!

My post today is the official release of my new painting dedicated to historic Surrealist artist  “Frida Kahlo” the month of July celebrate the anniversaries of her Birthday and end of her life,  (6 July 1907 – 13 July 1954) she was a Mexican painter recognized as one of the most revolutionary Latin American artist, best known for her bright color paintings and especially for her self-portraits. She made many portraits telling her own life story dramatically painted. Her paintings were inspired by her culture using symbolism and mythology in her surrealistic style inspired by the nature and artifacts of her native country Mexico. She is also one of the most painted artist around the world, I have seen tribute paintings of her in any creative style and medium. Artists worldwide love to recreate her bold character identified by her eyebrows recon as unibrow iconic shape. This is my second painting dedicated to her. I made my first one two years ago in July 2017 it was a half figure of her inspired by some of her own famous paintings you can see my painting here.

This July 2019 I painted a tribute portrait in my style watercolor and ink which portrays her face with the typical braided hair up do ornate by colorful rose flowers, she wore flowers in her hair most of the time and that’s how she appear in most of the existing photos throughout her life. I am happy overall with this painting especially with the expression I was able to capture in her eyes.

Frida Kahlo – Watercolor Painting ©CarolinaRusso

The Moth I painted with black ink and gold is just symbolic in a good way. I love moths and I just thought it will complete this tribute portrait to Frida as you see the Moth has a cross on her chest as symbol of “Faith” and two heart shape in her wings they symbolize “Love” the gold means  “Light”. There isn’t any superstitious or dark meanings behind my moth. Moths are “Nocturnal Spirit Animal” they are attracted to light and their meaning resonates with truth, faith and determination you can see a little video I took of this painting to show the shiny gold and I posted on my Instagram!

Sadly Frida Kahlo discovered the art of painting while in bed severely injured from a terrible accident. To take her mind away from the pain and to find a way to pass time she discovered her art and started paint self-portraits one of her famous quotes says: “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best” there are many of her own quotes which her words clearly describe her character like this one “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” Or “I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality”  and how she describe herself  “I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint” – Frida Khalo


Details about my watercolor painting:
 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. A Alvin Draft/Matic  pencil #03.  Pentel Aqua Brush – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches. Enhanced with gold ink.

My Frida Kahlo Prints are now available for pre-order here on my Blog Shop
Limited Edition Fine Art Prints, only 30 prints available, numbered, signed and hand enhanced with gold one by one!
♥️Print price Is $35 free shipping within USA I do ship Internationally for only $6
♥️Print size 8×10 inches numbered edition!
♥️Size 5×7 inches price $25 is an Open Edition not numbered!

🖤♥️🖤I really hope that someone of you out there will adopt her!
Prints are also available on my ETSY Shop

All my watercolor paintings are always available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand enhanced and signed  To order prints check Here!

#carolinarussoart #fridakhalo

Wish you a wonderful month of August everyone
and to all my artists friends and followers keep painting!

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Thank You!

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Day 4 – Happy 4th July USA #worldwatercolormonth2019

HAPPY 4th July!
Day #4 World Watercolor Month 2019

Day 4 – Red, White and Blue – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today I am join Charlie at Doodlewash for the World Watercolor Month 2019  Art Challenge this is Day 4 painting prompt is “Family Fun” and here in USA we are celebrating the 4th of July “Independence Day”  also if USA is not my native Country because I was born and raised in Italy I celebrate this day since I live here from 15 years.  Today I like to share again  a painting I made time ago to celebrate this holiday! I have created this painting with a limited palette of two watercolors just blue and red and a touch of gold on her lips!

❤ To all my USA followers and friends and to anyone like me that celebrate this day I wish you  a wonderful day! ❤

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 .

All my watercolor paintings are always available for pre-order as Limited Edition Fine Art Prints hand enhanced and signed  To order check this page Here!

 

#WorldWatercolorMonth2019 #WorldWatercolorGroup #CarolinaRussoArt

This is going to be an amazing month keep painting!
Much love to everyone around the world!

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Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com