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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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Your Art as TATTOO? What to do when you get this request

Tattoo – Ph Credit Grace Madeline found on Unsplash.com

My Artworks as TATTOOS

Lately I have received an increased number of requests from people that like my art asking permission to use my artworks for a tattoo. I am happy that people like my Art as much to decide to have it permanently inked somewhere on their body.  I consider this request a great and wonderful honor, I am thrilled and humbled that someone is thinking to use my existing paintings or illustrations for their tattoos! Well, as visual artist this open another window into my art. I love tattoos and  this is the opportunity with this post to inform and talk about a few important things. What to do with a request like this? If you’re an artist, or, if you are the person interested to get the tattoo.  There is something very important to be aware of, and is that people cannot just save an image of an artwork over the internet and take it to the Tattoo Shop to  have it tattooed. Some Tattoo artists only works on their own custom creations and most of all they do not copy another tattoo artist work. They are a bit more open when you bring your favorite visual artist work to be recreated having the permission from the artist. So, what to do then?  There is a mutual respect of the Copyright  between a tattoo artist and a visual artist, no one wants to do a “Copyright Infringement” while recreating without permission an existing artwork that is not custom created by the tattoo artist you choose but created by another artist. Then, not everyone knows that if you’re going to bring your favorite artist artwork to have it tattooed it’s needed the artist “Permission”. All you need to do is to obtain your permission in advance, by contacting directly the artist, or find out if he/she sell a Tattoo Pass/Ticket on their website or shop. What is a Tattoo Pass or  Tattoo Ticket? Artists sell the permission letter to use their artwork as tattoo often nothing is shipped and they send a downloadable PDF for you to print. When you purchase the Pass or Ticket, it’s your kind way to pay and support the artist work and art.

About me, I have been thinking at a nice way to grant my tattoo permission to who is interested. I have created and released my TATTOO Permission Pack!
My Pack includes the personal permission letter and a beautiful hand enhanced print of my artwork you want to be tattooed.

I really appreciate if you ask permission in advance is a great act of support and kindness!
I own the Copyright of my work as Artist ©Carolina Russo any unauthorized reproduction or use without my written permission is in violation of the U.S. Copyright law.
I am happy to grant you a Tattoo Permission for my Artworks to be inked, but before you go on, there are few details that you need to know, please make sure to read my Tattoo Policy.

Tattoo Policy:
1) If you love my Art please consider to support my work by buying (prior getting the tattoo done) my TATTOO Permission Pack  price is $55 + free shipping, which includes the written Permission a 5×7 inch print of the artwork you choose to get tattooed. My prints are hand enhanced and signed by me it would be a great reference piece for the Tattoo Artist and in the end for you to have my art in your home. This is the best way to support my work in a respectable and honest way. The print pack comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, the Tattoo’s Permission that allow you to get my artwork tattooed (it includes your name) Permission and image cannot be shared with someone else for another tattoo each Permission it’s personal.

2) Please use a reputable and serious Tattoo Artist and bring my “Permission Form” with you because a serious tattoo artist will ask for it. Do not alter, transform or manipulate my image in any way, the only option I allow is to accommodate you if you want the tattoo to be in “Black Shading” instead of my original colors. In that case you have to let me know when you purchase your Permission Pack.

3) When the Tattoo is done if  you share photos on social media please Tag me on Instagram @carolinarussoart  I love to see it and share it too! Always whenever you share images of the tattoo please give me credit as the artist that created the original artwork and credit your tattoo artist too, also ask your tattoo artist to do the same if photos are shared.

BUY NOW!
TATTOO Permission PACK $55 Free shipping
For who is interested you can purchase it here on the Blog just click on the PayPal Buy Now button at bottom of this page or if you prefer  you find it also in my ETSY Shop
Please when you order let me know which artwork do you need, leave a note in the comments box during the payment transaction. If you have any questions prior your order please Contact me!  I have added a new page in the Menu here on the Blog where you can always go back easily and be able to purchase at anytime the Tattoo Permission Pack

TATTOO Permission PACK $55 

Thank You!
Thank You!

Copyright 2020 ©Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

 

 

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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 

  #CarolinaRussoArt

Have a great weekend!

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Thank You!

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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!

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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!
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🖤♥️🖤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!

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

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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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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com