Intuitive Watercolor Paintings- FINE ART – Illustration
Author: Carolina Russo
Carolina Russo is the Artist behind Carolina Russo Art. She was born and raised in Italy where she studied Art and Design. A self-taught watercolor artist. She found her voice and recognizable style throughout last 25 years. She is an independent full time artist. Her Art extends to Watercolor painting, Illustration, Eco-printing, Art for Music, Digital Art and Photography, Poetry, Jewelry Design and more. She moved from Italy to US in 2002 and live in California since then.
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I have a little communication about a change in regard to this Blog! No worries, I am not going anywhere, is just that I have changed the Blog’s name! As you remember, my Blog name was “YesterdayAfter” well is not going to be it anymore. Thank you to the lovely people that are following me from years they remember. I gladly welcome the recent new followers, thank you. My Blog was born with the name “YesterdayAfter” now is changed. It was a long time that I wanted my Domain Name .com with my own name and now I have it! As an artist it is very important to be recognized by the same name. My new Blog name is Carolina Russo Art and my new URL is https://carolinarussoart.com/
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Thank you for following my journey, I appreciate you all very much!
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InkTober 2022 is coming soon!
And it means that artists around the world will participate to this great and inspiring drawing challenge. I have participated to InkTober Challenge for the past 6 years Usually I have followed the Official prompt lists combined with another of my favorite October challenges working on the two challenges in one, combining the prompts! Indeed very challenging to do it grows and test your skills. This year I am not sure I will participate I have several projects in mind! Maybe I will draw some of the prompts here and there!
Jake Parker the illustrator and creator of InkTober released the new “Official Prompt List 2022” I am happy to post it here so that you have some time until October 1st to plan your challenge and get ready!
Here is the INKTOBER Story and Rrules: 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 #inktober2022
That’s it! Now go make something beautiful. Visit Jake Parker websitefor more details, videos, inspiration and lots to learn about InkTober. If you like to join these challenges don’t forget when you post your drawing online always add the hashtags #INKTOBER2022 #INKTOBER 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!
Some of my Favorite Supplies: I use French Artists Watercolors Sennelier l’Aguarelle, Pentel Aqua Brush – Bee Paper for Watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches . Micron or COPIC pens Black, Brown, Dark Red inks #01, #005, White SAKURA Gelly Roll pen, Pentel Pocket Brush blak ink, ALVIN Mab Graves Draft/Matic Pencils , Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks.
(FYI This is not a sponsored post I have no affiliation with any of these brands. I purchase all my supplies and I am only sharing what I like and use)
Good luck to everyone joining InkTober 2022
There is plenty of time to prepare yourself! I honestly during the past 6 years I never planned or worked any sketch in advance it didn’t resonated with me because the goal of this challenge for me was to improvise and get creative and inspired day by day! I only got my supplies ready in advance! But that’s just me! Do what is the best and resonates for you and most importantly have fun and create!
Please if you do participate share your plans or ideas I would love to read! If you’re a beginner or not and have any questions leave it in the comment section I would be happy to respond!
Welcome September! This post will feature my two new paintings created during this week they are included in my new watercolor series. This is “Misty Stream” a moody landscape with beautiful colors combined with a hue of purple and a light touch of gold. I am really happy with it! I am currently working on a Collection of small intuitive watercolor paintings named “Fields and Waters” if you missed my previous blog post, you can read all about this upcoming Collection here Today I like to share an up to date little video gallery I made, where you can see all the paintings created until now but the latest seascape which I will post it down below! I hope you enjoy!
Fields and Watersis a Collection of intuitive and meditative art that soothe the soul of the viewer through delicate colors emitting feelings of harmony. This series is inspired by the calming beauty found around us in nature. I am focusing mostly on landscapes and seascapes using two very important and powerful elements Water and Earth.
This seascape is the latest I painted. The title is “Living The Now” size 3×9 inches. I like the unusual paper size, I have another paper same size ready to paint a landscape! Each Original painting of this series is unique and painted on a beautiful deckled edges 100% Cotton watercolor paper, hand cut and torn by me. In my opinion the raw edges adds a beautiful touch to this Collection. I am painting this whole series mainly with a painting palette knife and a couple round brushes. Each painting is very special to me.
❤ Upon release all the Original paintings would be available for purchase. Original paintings are size 3×4.5 and 4.5×6 and 3×9 inches If you have any question or would like to “Reserve” any of the Original paintings before the Official Release date, please send me a message for more details.
❤ Limited Edition fine art Giclee prints would be available!
I hope to find you all well and that you’re having a lovely Summer. I can’t believe we are already at the end of August!!! I am doing well, just I haven’t had time to post here on the Blog. Today I came to say hi to all my friends and followers and to give you an update on what I am doing. I am currently working on a new Collection of small watercolor paintings named “Fields and Waters” if you follow me on Instagram @carolinarussoart you already had a glimpse of it!
Fields and Waters is a Collection of intuitive and meditative art that soothe the soul of the viewer through delicate colors emitting feelings of harmony. I think at this time we all need peace and serenity in our lives. This new series is inspired by the calming beauty found around us in nature, I am focusing mostly on landscapes and seascapes using two very important and powerful elements Water and Earth. I have been painting places that appear in my memory or a representation of places I like near where I live here in Southern California. The ocean or a path where I go for my walks.
Sometimes I paint what is created intuitively by my soul, I don’t know the location but I am sure they are somewhere in the Universe. When I paint without any reference is what I love the most it is a form of meditation where all is quite and calm, I let my soul and intuition guide my brush strokes… the water and color freely blends together, taking precious shapes that become alive on the paper creating together the outcome I love.
Each painting is painted on a beautiful deckled edges cotton watercolor paper hand torn by me adding a beautiful extra touch. These are small paintings size 4.5×3 and 6×4.5 inches, they look beautiful framed. Since today I have created eight painting so far. I am planning to paint a few more and then release the whole collection by the end of August or beginning of September. This painting title is “Perpetual” the ocean, the water movement and fluidity, water is conscious and carries information supporting life on Earth. I am painting this whole series mainly with a painting knife and a couple round brushes. I love to paint with the knife it creates beautiful shapes and effects with watercolor.
❤ Upon release all the Original paintings from this Collection would be available. I will also have Limited Edition fine art Giclee prints available! If you have any question or would like to “Reserve” one of the Original paintings before the official release date send me a message for more details.
I hope you loved to see a glimpse of this Collection, more paintings are coming soon!
💗 Today I am sharing the Mermaid painting I made for this week for Day 16 my mermaid name is “Eclipse” I was inspired by the wonderful Flower Blood Moon and total Lunar Eclipse we had on May 15, here where I am in Southern California I was very lucky to be able to see one of the most mesmerizing lunar eclipse it was perfectly visible! How about you did you see it?
💗 If you would like a Print of my mermaid Eclipse, Open Edition Prints hand enhanced are available in size 8×10 inches. You can purchase this print right here at the bottom of this post. If you have any question or request please send me a message
Art supplies used: I painted with French Artists Watercolors Sennelier l’Aguarelle, AquaBee Watercolor Paper 90lb 200gsm 100% Cotton cold pressed by BeePaper Company, Micron fine line ink pen 0.1 Black.
❤ Join, create, share and use hashtags #mermay #mermay2022
Welcome May and Happy Mother’s Day! Hope you all are having a wonderful day. During this month there is a lovely painting and drawing Art challenge it is MerMay the theme is Mermaids! This is a 31 days daily painting or drawing challenge, a great way to be creative. Art Challenges are good to test your skills, experiment new techniques and also to get out of block if you are in a moment of lack of inspiration. Join is fun and allow you to get in a serious every day painting routine or just to create a mermaid once a week or whenever you are able to. Every year I am looking forward to a few Art Challenges and one of them is this one! An inspiring challenge to paint a few new mermaids to add to my “Mermaids Collection Series”. This year I am not planning to do the daily 31 days challenge but I will create some new mermaids weekly throughout this month. Last year I started a Mermaid Spiritual Series on the theme of “Awakening” I will continue on this theme this year too. I do create my own mermaids freely without follow any prompt list but if you would like to join and need a prompt list search for mermay2022 prompt list and you will find many. #MerMay is very popular between the artists community on Instagram you can also follow me there @carolinarussoart
💗 Today I am sharing the watercolor painting I made for this week for Day 5 my mermaid name is: “Ezra The Timeline Shifter” I love how it turned out and I hope you do too! If you would like a Print of her, Open Edition Fine Art Prints hand enhanced are available in size 8×10 inches. I added a new feature that allow you to purchase this print right now, right here at the bottom of this post. If you have any question or request please send me a message
Art supplies used: I painted with French Artists Watercolors Sennelier l’Aguarelle, AquaBee Watercolor Paper 90lb 200gsm 100% Cotton cold pressed by BeePaper Company, Micron fine line ink pen 0.1 Black, Gold ink.
❤ Join, create, share and use hashtags #mermay #mermay2022
Have a great weekend! See you soon when I create my next mermaid!
Hello dear friends, I am having a quick ART SALE in my Etsy Shop 15% Off Storewide! Mother’s Day is coming are you in need of some gift ideas? Check out myETSY Shop! My Sale just started today April 21 ends Tomorrow April 22nd!
❤ This is a FLASH two Days Sale it ends tomorrow! Hurry if you would like to visit! I have restocked the Shop, my watercolor Fine Art prints are available in two sizes 8×10 or 5×7 Consider that all my prints have my last hand touch on it they are “Hand Enhanced” one by one. You receive not a normal print, but it has my hand work on it with black ink and subtle highlights with gold or silver! ❤ Also you get Free Shipping within US with $35 orders! ❤ 15% Off Discount would be automatically applied during checkout! I ship everything with USPS First Class.
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Wishing you all a wonderful week shine your light!
Time ago I came across this beautiful and intense short film by Charles Eisenstein and I love to share it with you here. If you haven’t seen it already please take ten minutes of your day and watch it. It’s very powerful it will touch your heart and emotions! ❤