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INKTOBER 2022 Official Prompt Lists

Inktober 2022

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
4) Repeat

That’s it! Now go make something beautiful.
Visit Jake Parker website for 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!

Have a great weekend!

Thank You!

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Fields and Waters: Misty Stream

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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 Waters is 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. 

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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! 

  • Limited Edition to 30 prints
  • Each print is signed and numbered out of 30.
  • Include a Certificate of Authenticity.

Release date is Coming Soon! 

 To stay connected and up to date Follow me on Instagram  @carolinarussoart 

Hashtag  #fieldsandwaters

Wish you a great rest of the week! 

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Fields and Waters

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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 Series_s
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. 
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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.

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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.4b86af69-0ffc-4b94-a57f-a0406ec9caec
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.7ab0f446-2dcc-4941-b269-d80f0a7f0785
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!

❤    #fieldsandwaters

Have a great week! 

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Thank You!

 

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#MerMay Art Challenge

Eclipse Mermaid 

 

MerMay Art Challenge second week!

💗 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

Have a great weekend! 

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May The Mermaid’s Month

 

Ezra The Timeline Shifter

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!

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ART SALE in my Etsy Shop!

 

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– Huntress ©CarolinaRusso

 

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 my
ETSY 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.

 

Thank you always for following my Art and choose to support me as an artist and my work I am so grateful for you! ETSY Shop CarolinaRussoArt

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Wishing you all a wonderful week shine your light!

Thank You!


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Happy Easter!

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HAPPY EASTER!
I hope that wherever you are you’re having a peaceful Easter Day!
I like to share with you this beautiful quote:

There is a voice that
doesn’t use words.
Listen.
-R U M I

Thank You!

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A Gathering of the Tribe

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! ❤

“You Are Not Alone” 

I wish you all a great 2/22/2022

Thank You!
Thank You!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Wishing you all a Wonderful and Merry Christmas may this day bringing you the light in your heart may it be filled with happiness and joy! This is a strange time we’re living just enjoy the moment Happy Holidays!
Thank you always for following my journey I am very grateful for you all!
Much Love,

Thank You!
Thank You!

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ART SALE in my Etsy Shop!

 

Cyber Week Sale 2021

Hello dear friends, I love to share my early birds Sale with you!
ART SALE I am having a Sale 20% Off Shop – wise! If you love my Art don’t miss it, please visit my
ETSY Shop! My Sale just started November 17 to December 1

This is a rare two weeks long Sale! I have updated and restocked the Shop, includes beautiful New Christmas Art and Cards, lots of my watercolor art prints are available in two sizes 8×10 or 5×7 inches you find new and older work!
If you would like something arriving on time for Christmas, “Now” is the time to order and save! Also you get Free Shipping within US with $35 orders! Consider that all my prints have my last touch on it they are “Hand Enhanced” one by one you receive not a normal print, but it has my hand work on it and a subtle highlight with gold or silver! 
20% Off Discount would be automatically applied during checkout until last day sale on December 1!  These days are the best time to shop my art for the Holidays, shop online for early Christmas gifts to your loved ones or to treat yourself! In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, just contact me!
Always think at shipping time don’t shop too late remember also the Postal Service possible delays.

IMPORTANT CUTOFF DATES:  Holiday Orders December 1 would be my last shipping date for my Holidays Christmas Prints for “International Orders” I hope they will arrive on time I suggest to shop as early as possible.
Within USA last day to order Prints would be December 12 earlier the best!
I ship everything with USPS First Class Service

Christmas Cake Cards

I like to highlight my Official Christmas Card 2021 available now in my Shop!

Thank you so much for following my Art and choose to support me as an artist and my small business, if you do, share or purchase know that your support is truly precious and means the world to me! 
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Wishing you all a wonderful and Happy Holiday Season!
No matter what’s happening in the World always remember to listen your intuition and to shine your light!

Thank You!


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