Saturday, February 16, 2019

Watercolor Botanical Flowers In Interior Decor

Botanical Flowers in Watercolor in Home Interior Decor


Botanical Floral Collection that became so popular through my Botanical Flowers Books through the books stores such Barnes & Noble and Amazon are now available in prints. 

The above interior decor has two botanical flowers groups.
In one there are Moth Orchid, Parrot Tulips, Lilac, and Pink Rose:

Orchid Tulips Lilac Rose Botanical Watercolor Flowers painting by Irina Sztukowski

And another one has French Lavender, Pink Lotus, Miniature Yellow Daffodils, and Hyacinth Flower:

Lavender Lotus Daffodils Hyacinth Botanical Watercolor Flowers painting by Irina Sztukowski


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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

LOVE Hearts And Watercolor

Watercolor Silhouette Word LOVE sign by the artist Irina Sztukowski

LOVE is all around! 

It shall be celebrated each day of the year, in all colors and genders. With these thoughts in mind I was creating my Watercolor Silhouettes collection about Hearts & Love. 


Happy Valentines!

&

Spread the LOVE!



Watercolor Silhouette Word LOVE sign by the artist Irina Sztukowski
Watercolor Silhouette Word LOVE sign by the artist Irina Sztukowski

These designs look great in all sort of interior decor from traditional to contemporary, as well on merchandise such clothes and pillows:


In Interior Watercolor Silhouette Word LOVE sign by the artist Irina Sztukowski

Interior Decor Watercolor Silhouette Word LOVE sign by the artist Irina Sztukowski

Pillow With Watercolor Silhouette Word LOVE sign by the artist Irina Sztukowski

In Interior Decor Watercolor Silhouette Word LOVE sign by the artist Irina Sztukowski


On Dress And Top Watercolor Silhouette Word LOVE sign by the artist Irina Sztukowski

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Watercolor On The Cover


My watercolor Rose painting was published on a cover of the second addition Of Noble Character book by Carolyne Swayze.



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Friday, February 1, 2019

Floral Impressionism For Interior Decor

Interior decor with Floral Painting Impressionism Style by artist Irina Sztukowski

In the next two paintings (above and below) that I painted in loose brush strokes with watercolor and gouache, I've decided to marry two approaches, two styles Impressionism with the take on Old Dutch Masters still lives. The paintings are created in Impressionistic technique, but the subject matter and composition was learned from 16th Century painters. I mixed realism and Impressionism adding an abstract background.


Interior decor with Floral Painting Impressionism Style by artist Irina Sztukowski

My Collection and a Gallery Flowers Impressionism had also a new addition of two more paintings with the sweet pink tea roses and a bouquet of flowers in the blue vase. 


Interior decor with Floral Painting Impressionism Style by artist Irina Sztukowski


Interior decor with Floral Painting Impressionism Style by artist Irina Sztukowski


It is great to see the artworks in the interior decor of a house from living room to bedroom centerpiece. 

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Food Identity Article

Persoenlich Magazine Article Watercolor illustrations by Irina Sztukowski


My watercolor illustrations on a new brand YoU by Migros company were published in Persoenlich Magazine in the article interview where the Food Identity and branding are discussed. 


Packaging Watercolor Food illustrations by artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski
Packaging Watercolor Food illustrations by artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski

Packaging Watercolor Food illustrations by artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski

Packaging Watercolor Food illustrations by artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski

Packaging Watercolor Food illustrations by artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski


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Friday, January 18, 2019

Flowers Impressionism - New Collection For Home Decor and Merchandise

Painting of Flowers in Impressionism Style for home decor Artist Irina Sztukowski

If in the last year I focused more on precisely painted botanical flowers for my Coloring Books Collection, this year I am exploring quite different style of painting; and, I am introducing an interesting water medium into my watercolor, gouache. Gouache is a pretty much opaque watercolor that allows to paint thicker, well pronounced layers on on a top of each other. I love an Impressionistic feeling when I paint with gouache.

In the first group of paintings of my Impressionistic Flowers I explored cool and warm tones of a simple beauty painting flowers bouquets in free loose brush strokes:


Painting of Flowers in Impressionism Style for home decor Artist Irina Sztukowski

Painting of Flowers in Impressionism Style for home decor Artist Irina Sztukowski

Painting of Flowers in Impressionism Style for home decor Artist Irina Sztukowski

Part of the collection includes my art on merchandise such pillows, dresses from my RedBubble Gallery; as well as from my website Flowers Impressionism Gallery 

Pillows with Impressionistic Floral Designs Artist Irina Sztukowski

Clothes with Impressionistic Floral Designs Artist Irina Sztukowski



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Friday, January 11, 2019

State Of Washington Fall Impressionistic Watercolor Landscape

State Of Washington Landscape in Watercolor by Irina Sztukowski


I was recently painting En Plein-Air style (outside) in the state of Washington. Right in the middle of my painting two deers, a buck and a doe, came to visit. 

Surely, I had to paint them too:

Buck And Doe Deers In The Woods Watercolor Painting

It was great to capture Nature's motion and vivid life of the hills and meadows. 




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Friday, January 4, 2019

Fruits Of Midi Renoir Still Life Study

Fruits Of Midi Renoir Still Life Study


When it is cold outside, plein-air painting is close to impossible. But I found a great solution while recently visiting Chicago Art Institute Museum. I started drawing right in the museum, and then finished my so to speak "Plein-Air" painting in the hotel room by checking with my photograph that I took in the museum for photo-reference:



When I do studies of Old Masters I feel I am knocking through the time wall, feel the artist's mood and practically paint with him brush stroke by brush stroke. 

The museum plaque says:

Fruits of the Midi
1881
Pierre-Auguste Renoir probably painted this unpretentious still life of peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, pomegranates, citrons, lemons, and oranges while traveling along the Mediterranean coast (known as the Midi) on his way to Italy. In this work, the artist stressed the three-dimensional physicality of the fruits and vegetables by emphasizing their contours and using long, diagonal brushstrokes.
Fruit of the Midi represents a significant attempt on Renoir's part to bring a classical sense of pictorial structure and balance to the fleeting luminosity of Impressionism -- a goal that was pursued even more avidly by Paul Cezanne, with whom Renoir shared some fundamental aims. 



Fruits Of Midi Renoir Still Life Study

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Fruits Of Midi Renoir Still Life Study


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Monday, December 31, 2018

Beautiful Year At A Glance

Paintings for Home Decor in Interior Artist Irina Sztukowski

What a great productive year with so many beautiful things to share with my followers and art collectors!
A little collage above represents some of the bestsellers from my Licensing Agreement. These artworks are mostly sold through WayFair-website. In the year of 2018 the new collection Watercolor Silhouettes was extended into this new productive endeavor. 

I was very happy to learn that this year art on merchandise was really a great hit on my https://irina-sztukowski.pixels.com/art  website:


It is all reflected in hundreds of sales throughout the year!

Bestselling Paintings for Home Decor in Interior Artist Irina Sztukowski
Bestselling Paintings for Home Decor in Interior Artist Irina Sztukowski

Many of my completed illustrations are now on the packaging designs of the health products and bring joy to the customers throughout the World:

Watercolor Food Illustrations by the Artist Irina Sztukowski

Watercolor Food Illustrations by the Artist Irina Sztukowski
Watercolour Food Illustrations by the Artist Irina Sztukowski

I also explored the Books Market this year. This new project was resulting into twenty books from journals and planners to Coloring Books on Botanical Flowers and Horses. Even Unicorns did not escape my artist's attention:

Eiffel Tower Watercolor Journal by the artist Irina Sztukowski


Planner with Watercolor Cover by the artist Irina Sztukowski
Coloring Books On Horses And Unicorns by Irina Sztukowski

I might say that this, 2018, year was the most productive year of my life; but, I have to be careful as there are so many great productive years are ahead :)

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Watercolour Artist Irina Sztukowski In Her Art Studio





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Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas - Poinsettia Quilt



I "quilted" this little blanket with my watercolor Poinsettia paintings 

:)


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to All!! 

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Chrysanthemum Flowers Bouquet Renoir Style Study



Renoir painted this artwork in oil between 1881 and 1882. I studied it in 2018. The process actually began in the Chicago Institute Art Museum a couple of months ago. As they only allow to draw there (not to paint), I drew the sketch standing right next to the Old Master's painting absorbing each little detail and imagining how the artist came up with composition and the decisions of his brush strokes:


Then, I took a good photo reference and completed the painting at home in my art studio, still keeping the flare of all senses and feelings that came to me while I was standing in the art museum. 
Renoir painted it in oil. I challenged myself to paint in watercolor and gouache. It was not easy, but so much fun. 

Out of all Impressionists artists, I like Renoir a lot not only for his art, but as well for his personality. I've read historical essays on his life and I am amazed that the artist overcame so many difficulties on his way from financial hardship to rheumatoid arthritics. He kept paintings in spite of health problems; and, he was devoted to his Art, his Muse, wife Aline Victorine , and their three sons. 

I am lucky I had this opportunity to create live in the museum in Chicago. And when I was doing it, the time flew by so quickly, it disappeared it vanished, there were no time between me and the Old Master :)

I love what Renoir said about him painting flowers:


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Watercolor Botanical Flowers In Interior Decor

Botanical Floral Collection that became so popular through my Botanical Flowers Books through the books stores such Barnes & Nobl...