💗 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!
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.
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!
Wish you a wonderful month of August everyone
and to all my artists friends and followers keep painting!
The month of May is almost over and so the #mermay Art Challenge. I love painting mermaids and sadly this year I had no time, I was only able to create one new mermaid to include in my existing Mermaids Collection. I painted only one but I am very happy with my painting and who said that time is over for creating Mermaids? Yes the challenge is over but I can create new Mermaids whenever I want! 😉
Today I am excited to share with you my “New Release” of my Mermaid painting having the title “Exploring The Abyss” I painted in my traditional and signature style watercolor and ink. If you followed my recent posts on Instagram you remember this mermaid because I was showing my work in progress with some sneak peek, from the pencil sketch to the begin stage of watercolor, if you missed you can visit @carolinarussoart and see how this painting become alive. This watercolor mermaid had a quite long process, lots of details and layers for me to be able to obtain all the shades of colors.
A Limited Edition of #20 Fine Art Prints is now Available made to order! If you would like to order one of the beautiful twenty numbered, signed and hand embellished Prints you can they are available only in size 8×10 inches and I Offer a 10% Off discount to my Bloggers friends and anyone that place an Order here on the Blog if you like to reserve a print just read the details and fill in the order form linked in this page. I do ship Worldwide. If you have any question contact me.
Details about my painting: .I used a Draft/Matic Pencil 0.5mm by ALVIN for my sketch. I painted on BEE Paper 140lb 100% Cotton Cold Press, 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 GALLERYthere 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!
Hello friends here we are again, today is the first day of this inspiring and creative challenging month of July 2018. Day #1 of 31 days of this worldwide event that consist in daily watercolor painting 1 painting at day for 31 days, today begin the third year of the World Watercolor Month to know more please read all the details explained by the founder of this event my dear friend Charlie O’Shields at Doodlewash
I have proudly participated and completed the two previous editions of The World Watercolor Month you can see my two galleries when it all started in July 2016 and last year July 2017 in these galleries you can see all my paintings from the two previous editions.
This year I am not always following the official prompt list and I hope to be able to post my work daily. I am quite busy this month also with commissions and other illustrations I am working on, but I will do my best to post whenever possible.
Today painting is my latest commission that I have been working on, the title is “Sadie” I was requested to create a “Tribute Portrait” in loving memory. I loved to paint her so I wanted Sadie to be my first entry off prompts for this year World Watercolor Month.
Details about my watercolor paintings: 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 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 .
To see my World Watercolors Month 2018 Collection of daily paintings please visit myGallery (coming soon)
All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2018 would be available for pre-order in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’
Use hashtag #WorldWatercolorMonth
This is going to be a wonderful month stay connected and keep painting!
Much love to the artists participating around the world
and a special thanks goes to Charlie!
Today weekly photo challenge for The Daily Post theme is ““I’d Rather Be…” and my answer is Creating!
I love to create my art and express my creativity in many different ways, I am a full-time artist and I love what I do. For me there is not much of “I’d rather be” because I try to create art every day! I am a watercolor painter, an illustrator and jewelry designer, I love photography and digital photo manipulations. I also like to write poems, haiku and short stories.
My watercolor painting series are all available in Limited Edition Signed Fine Art Prints.
This is me on the beach in action with my camera trying to capture the moment…
This is one of my photos I love the ocean, sunsets and stormy skies
I love to create photo manipulations and I have created a Collection titled “When Nature Meets Humans” this Portrait title is “Proud” I like the Concept to mix Nature with Humans and create a unique One of a kind Digital Portraits. This is my evolving idea and concept to combining the beauty of Nature with Humans telling a story in the form of Visual-Art, combining and blending a number of different photos in one unique portrait. Each photo has a meaning that tell the Portrait story. You can see more of this collection here and in this Gallery.
Nature is my biggest inspiration in everything I create…
I also love to create jewelry for my “Among Nature” Jewelry Collection.
The nature is my greatest inspiration for my Jewelry Designs. I often use found in nature objects hand-picked by me in special places I visit. All my creations are made using only beautiful natural gemstones, seashells, fossils, woods, bone and crystals which I combine with precious and semi precious metals.
Sometimes I write when words are whispered to my soul…this is one of my poems
Weekly Photo Challenge! The Daily Post
The theme for this week it is beautiful and inspiring and is “Story” We all can be story tellers in many ways, as an artist I love to tell stories creating my watercolor paintings or through my designs, jewelry creations and photography.
This week “Memories From The Ocean” is the theme of my Story!
The ocean it is a wonderful place where I love to be, often I am lucky to find beautiful nature pieces to use for my Jewelry designs.
Unique one of a kind Keepsake Jewelry “Memories From the Ocean”
Today I am going to share one of my jewelry design and unique creation.
“Memories from the Ocean” Necklace
This beautiful one of a kind necklace is part of a new concept I am launching here.
This concept is about creating unique Keepsake Memories Jewelry with found objects.
I love bringing to life unique jewels created with objects found in our precious nature.
For this necklace I used beautiful founds from the Ocean. Drift wood, fossil seashells, red coral. Pieces of seashells smoothed and shaped from years and years of ocean’s erosion. The uniquely shaped piece of driftwood, was, what inspired me to make this statement necklace right at the moment I found it on a beautiful California beach. I left the wood natural just like I found it, I didn’t want to add any oil or wax because the wind and waves did their beautiful work of natural art.
Whenever I go, I am always looking out for interesting pieces of nature, treasures to keepsake and add to my collection and use them later for my art and creations. This way every design it is One of a Kind and has his own story behind it and I love that!
For this necklace I used Copper wire left natural and not oxidized, so that the time will create the natural patina on it. I have created three hanging pendants with pieces of natural gemstones, Red Coral, Amazonite and Agate, three faceted Crystals, yellow Citrine, Smoky and Clear, a Fossil Seashell piece with a natural hole and an Abalone piece. This combination of pieces is beautiful and the gemstones colors perfectly remind the ocean water. I wrapped the copper wire to the driftwood following the natural curves and holding the pendants. A tan color flat suede adjustable leather cord is the finishing touch for this unique necklace.
All my Jewelry Designs are single pieces created to have a life and standing on their own beautifully in their unique and unexpected combination of natural elements. My work is made as Custom Order can be purchased and Ordered here on this Blog or if is listed on my Etsy Shop.
I also accept custom orders creating a “Keepsake Memories Jewelry” a design piece with your own special memories or found objects in nature, or not I can create your own story. If you are interested in a special piece don’t hesitate to Contact me.
I hope that you enjoyed reading this post and as always I love to read your comments! ❤
Thank you for sharing my Art!
I am excited to announce that is now available a Open Edition Mini Art Prints of my “Original Watercolor Painting” titled “Ethereal Mermaid” is the beautiful portrait of a mermaid underwater sit over a seaweed leaf. I have painted this watercolor Mermaid last year for the World Watercolor Month event and re-posted this year for the Mermay challenge event. I am sure that some of you remember this painting!
The Mini Prints are signed and ready to be framed, is the perfect addition to your art collection, or a lovely little gift to all the “Mermaids Lovers”.
This is a Quality Mini Art Print on acid free heavy weight semi-glossy card stock paper with smooth surface. It is a different paper than my Matte Fine Art Limited Edition Prints. It is more economical and very beautiful available until quantity last is made in a small postcard size! And ready to ship!
Title: “Ethereal Mermaid”
Size: 4.21 x 5.47 inches ( approx. 10.5 x 14 cm)
Edition: Open Edition Signed
Free Shipping: Ready To Ship
All Prints are released as Open Edition, hand signed with my Initials on the front and signature on the back. Prints are placed in a protective cellophane sleeve and mailed safely in a envelope as greetings card to keep shipping cost “FREE” for you on this special little print, if you like it you can purchase it here
Think Christmas gifts early shopping this is a great opportunity to get a small piece of my art!
Visit my Etsy Shop for more ideas! There is lots of new work listed, as Limited Edition Signed Prints of my original watercolor paintings. Prints are available in two sizes at different prices! I have added almost all of my October paintings created for Inktober and Drawlloween challenges! In case you don’t see what you had your eyes on, just contact me! If you are shopping for Christmas keep in consideration shipping time, is always better to do not shop at last minute!
Aug 25 UPDATE: The Flash Sale mentioned below in this post is now ended! 💙
This unique Mermaid still available and is now back full price +shipping and listed on my ETSY Shop!
I have ONE print ready of my watercolor painting “Floating Mermaid”and Today I wanted to create something very special for you that love and follow my Art journey! This morning I have been working on it! I have “Hand Embellished” this print with gold ink and I added a new element, the “Crown” to the mermaid, which you don’t find it on the original painting!
This print would be a One Of A Kind!!! For One lucky Collector!
❤️It is available only Today and Tomorrow until 12 pm pacific time here on my Blog! It is also posted on my Instagram @carolinarussoart for the special price of $30 and Free Shipping within USA! I don’t usually sell my hand embellished prints at this price so if you really would like to have one of my artworks, this is your opportunity!
If is not sold after tomorrow night it would be listed on my Etsy shop at the price of $45 + shipping.
I do ship Internationally upon request shipping price is $13
🤗❤️ Claim this unique Print before is gone forever! Only one like this!!! The first to arrive and claim it here or on Instagram will get it! ❤
Shipping: Free in USA
International Shipping: $13
Hand Embellished Print
One Of A Kind ✨
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This is the Original watercolor painting before my Hand Embellished work on the Print!
Details about my watercolor paintings: My watercolors are outlined with black, white and dark red ink pens, sometimes blue ink. Gold pen Gelly Roll by Sakura. 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. Painted on a large mixed media paper Sketchbook.
For more great paintings please visit my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection check myGallery
– By The Pool –
Day #19 World Watercolor Month 2017
Today post is for yesterday painting Day 19 official prompt is “By The Pool” these days it is really hot pretty much all around so water in my painting is a must have! ❤
Details about my watercolor paintings: My watercolors is outlined with black, white and dark red ink pens. 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 .
To see my World Watercolors Month 2017 Collection of daily paintings please visit myGallery
All my watercolor paintings for the World Watercolor Month 2017 are available for preorder in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints only #31numbered and hand signed Prints. For details visit the Gallery page linked above’
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