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Dragons And Castles – Behind the scene of a commission painting!

Dragons And Castles - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo
Dragons And Castles – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Today post is about one of my latest commission work!

I loved to create this painting title “Dragons and Castles”  it was very inspiring and it goes to another kind and talented Fantasy Author, she is part of our Community her Blog is A.S.Akkalon  I am sure some of you came across her Blog already!

Life is always a surprise!

Awhile ago I made the painting “Katie The Writer”   you that follow my Blog maybe remember that post! And because a kind comment left me then, I got to know better Alecia aka A.S.Akkalon she left me a very nice comment telling me how much she loved my painting for Katie and the story behind it!

I responded to her comment:  “Thank you very much in a way I am sure you can relate with it! You’re a writer I could’have portrait you with castle and dragon 😉 Thank you for stopping by my Blog and I love your comment!” ❤

The comments are what did bring us closer together and the beautiful surprise of her decision to custom order to me this painting. A Fantasy Portrait representing her with her cat and what she love to write about it in her fantasy stories. So a Dragon and a Castle were a must to paint! As part of my creative process we started to exchange emails and talk about her own idea and my vision of the painting and here there is the beautiful and interesting outcome! Alecia purchased the Original Watercolor Painting and a digital image to use on her Blog. At this moment her painting is in the hands of the postal service, is in transit going overseas all the way to beautiful  New Zealand! Today Alecia couldn’t wait to receive the “Original” and she used the digital image to share a post about it, you can read it here it is “A dragon, a castle and an audiobook”  visit her Blog there are lots of good and fun reading!

Thank you Alecia so much for supporting my art with your commission and for the opportunity to create this painting for you and have my Art in another beautiful part of the world!

I hope that you all enjoyed reading this post and to know more about behind the scenes of my paintings!

Artist Details about the Original Painting:
My original watercolor painting  is size 8×10 inches painted on acid free cold press 300gm archival watercolor paper.
and is outlined with black ink pens. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier.  I used  Pigma Micron pen Black ink #03 and a black ink  Pilot Prera fountain pen with  fine nib. The dragon scales and other parts are outlined with gold ink and white ink.
If you like my Art and would like to have a Custom Painting or Illustration from me, I am open to commission work if you have an idea
just Contact me and we can talk about it! 🙂

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

All my watercolors are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Art Prints  

Please follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart

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



Wish you a great weekend!

Thank You!
Thank You!

©Copiright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com



26 thoughts on “Dragons And Castles – Behind the scene of a commission painting!”

      1. Just so you know, when I posted your painting yesterday my blog had the highest number of views I’ve ever had in a day. 🙂

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  1. Carolina, this would make the perfect cover for a storybook! Was it meant that way? It was my first thought!! It is again such a prove how important and inspiring the interaction her on WP is. We develop so much from that! Blogging is such a blessing. Keep up your great work and I hope that I can soon frame and hang your beautiful painting! I am looking so forward to it 😘

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    1. Thank you Erika, the painting is born as a “Fantasy Portrait” of Alecia she is the girl sit writing and she is a writer of Fantasy Stories! This portrait represent her and her dreams and stories that she writes. For now I know she wants to hang it on the wall of her library! This type of paintings can be a book cover! This one is made for her own inspiration! 😉 ❤ I am looking forward to know and see where you will place my painting "Broken" ❤

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      1. I also went back to that others post of yours. I love that idea about Alicia. I wonder if it is to find on a cover once! So amazing that you painted it for your friend. It is so beautiful and inspiring. I cannot wait to post a photo of your painting as soon as all fits together!

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      2. Yes Erika, it really is! There is an amazing feeling and you can feel it during the whole creative process and when you hold that finished piece of art, or when you see it placed on someone wall! That’s why I always love to see the photos! You can relate In a similar way as writer, when your book is in someone hands on the other side of the world (btw, I have your books just right here close) 😉 ❤

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      3. Awh… I am very happy, thankful, and proud that you have my book and it is comparable indeed wheneven it is not written for one particular person like that one piece of art is which you created. So I absolutely understand how special that feels!

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  2. Wow what a magical painting and such a wonderful moment that brought you both together to produce a ooak creation. I love this story, an inspiration to us all of what could happen around the corner, inspiration is everywhere…well done for you both 😀

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    1. Thank you Becky glad you like the painting it is very magical and different like you said ooak! 😉 It is great what can happen here in our community and is beautiful look at you and me I love our friendship! I agree that inspiration is everywhere and in everything! ❤

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