Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Morning Glory Circle And Art Collectors Masterpieces


My studio is now full of creative projects that directly correlate with a new Botanical Flowers Coloring Book, Volume II.

As soon as I finished painting Morning Glory flowers for the book, my imagination nagged me to create a home decor design for the interior. 
The results are above. I called this piece a Morning Glory Circle. This artwork is a flow of Morning Glory flowers forming into a beautiful wreath with its gorgeous blues and gentle greens. 

Meantime my Art Collectors are sending the results of their work on the Botanical Flowers coloring book volume I. I am so pleased to see the diversity in my dear followers approach: 




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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Coloring Book Back Cover Sneak Peek


Here is the sneak peek to the back cover of the new Coloring Book Volume II - Botanical Flowers series. 

The creative process is taking up a lot of time; but, organizing and publishing is also quite important in the book creation. 

:)


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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Botanical Flowers Drawing & Watercolor Meditative Process

Painting of Sweet Pea flower and Clover

Today, when I was painting wildflowers for a new coloring book, Botanical Flowers Volume II, I understood how the thoughts and the process of creation influence the mood of the painting and later on will influence the person who colors my art. 

The music was playing in the background. The thoughts were drifting to a wildflowers field, to my childhood, to the place where are no worries or concerns. 

How lovely.

It was a true meditative, serene, peaceful process! 

Can't wait to share my book with my followers. Just a few weeks between today and the time when it hits the shelves of the book stores :)

My next step is to work on the cover page images. 



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Friday, June 8, 2018

Sneak Peek To Coloring Book Process Of Creation

drawings of botanical flowers colored

Welcome to the kitchen of a new coloring book, Flowers Botanical Drawing, Volume II, creation. Here is a sneak peek of the drawing and coloring process. 

The first book is, slowly but surely, becoming bestseller on Amazon. And I believe it is because the authors, Irina Sztukowski ( yours truly) and Masha Batkova, not only put all their love into it; but, as well tested each and every flower from the book themselves:
Book with botanical drawings for coloring
http://www.amazon.com/Flowers-Coloring-Book-Botanical-Drawing/dp/1717053475/ 

And now it is turn to my dear Followers and Art Collectors.

I've received many photos from them to show me how they color the book, and what results they achieved. 
One recent e-mail says: 
"Irina, I started coloring the pages of your book; and, all of a sudden I realized, IT IS a very peaceful and relaxing process!"

Bingo!!!

That's exactly what I was targeting :). I wanted my followers to enjoy the co-creation with me, to feel the love and compassion from my drawings. And it seems the results are amazing.
Here are a few recent artworks by my dear customers that were very brave and happy to share. I organized them into a special gallery of art in my heart, my Art Collection, My Gratitude "folder":




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Monday, June 4, 2018

New YoU Products With Watercolor Food Illustrations On Packaging

Food watercolor vegetables realistic watercolour

I am glad to announce that new products of YoU brand by Migros company with my watercolor illustrations of veggies, seeds, and bowls are now on the shelves of the stores of European supermarkets. It is so great to see a hard work looking so good and bright on the colorful labels and packaging. When I was painting the food illustration such carrots, corn, leaves of kale and beans I had to follow customers request to make them in style between realistic to minimalistic. However, for the bowl of food I was given a very clear photographs with ingredients such grains, beans, cut vegetables and I had to paint it in more realistic style in order to add a depth and interest to the painting. I was glad I could use my classical education and paint those food illustration in watercolor with diverse approach. The job is certainly well done. 

My Portfolio with watercolour food illustrations is here:


Clients can make an inquiry for the quote by sending me a brief to
irinasztukowski@yahoo.com 


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Pink Rose with the Dew Drops

Realism in Watercolor

This rose was another commission painting for the Notebooks collection. I loved to paint the dew drops as it's been a while since I did them. The challenge was to melt them into the painting in order that the eye will see the beauty of the rose fist and the little drops a moment later. ..................................................................................................................................................................... 8 x 10" Watercolor on Paper, 140 Cold Press Arches

Since then there were so many roses created in my Flower Gallery (click HERE to see all)

Here is just a few of them.
The Morning Rose watercolor painting:
original art
http://irina-sztukowski.artistwebsites.com/featured/morning-rose-irina-sztukowski.html

A Lovely Rose Bud lit by the Sun:
PInk Bloom Extreme Realism


Watercolor Realistic painting


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More than a thousand artworks ranging from realism to a decorative abstract and detailed botanical painting by Irina Sztukowski are presented now on her website  www.artirina.com
Original Paintings


realism in watercolor



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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Watercolor Flowers Paintings Interior Decor Ideas

painting of watercolor flowers and butterflies in interior decor

After successful launch of my coloring books for adults and children many customers of mine are enjoying decorating the houses with beautiful paintings of Botanical Flowers.

In this article I wanted to share the interior decor ideas for botanical flowers from children room to living room and beyond.

Colorful garden of watercolor flowers above shows how bright precise flowers with butterflies bring so much joy into a kids' room decor.

Beautiful purple Moth Orchid  watercolor botanical painting is looking lovely in the dining room area:


painting of orchid in dining room interior

Sweet fragrance of Lilac watercolor botanical painting is sensed in this bedroom interior decor:

Lilac watercolor artwork framed in bedroom environment

A trio of gorgeous botanical watercolor paintings of Tulips Hyacinth and Lotus is looking so good together bringing nice fresh touch into a plain decor of living room: 

watercolour paintings in interior decor of living room

And certainly Red Poppies botanical watercolor artwork is a king of the living room here:

Red poppies watercolour painting framed in living room


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Coloring Book - Great Party Gift And Entertainment


One of my dear followers mentioned to me that my coloring books:


will be a great party favor gift at the events like weddings or celebrations, or Birthday Party entertainment. And yesterday, I was a witness myself how true that statement was. 
My friend and I had an art field trip to a De Young Museum. It was educational and wonderful day. After driving in traffic back home, I realized how tired I was. When we landed resting after our productive "rest" in the city; I pulled my coloring books stacks and we started coloring, while listening to a nice relaxing music, talking and truly enjoy the end of the lovely day with all our hearts and souls. 

I am so glad that all my customers and followers can get a simple joy by just coloring the drawings, and be a part of a creative Team :)

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Bestselling Watercolor Cover Journals with Eiffel Tower


Last month had many successful sales. But the winners were certainly my Watercolor Cover journals' series From Paris With Love:


My customers use these publications as Gratitude Journals, Notebooks, Travel Journals, Diaries, and Memoirs. 

I am so happy my creations help people to express their thoughts, document their memories, and make great plans!

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Bestselling Watercolor Paintings Of The Month


Last month was very busy not only with two new books publishing on Amazon; but as well in sales through different venues. Here I want to share some (not all of course) paintings that were the best hit and sold several times making my Art Collectors homes cozy and bright :)

The licensing company that I signed contract with; sold several pieces of landscapes. The most popular among them were Golden Gate Bridge and Japanese Garden watercolor landscape. Here these bestselling watercolors in all their glory:



My website www.artirina.com was blooming in sales not only paintings but as well as some merchandise such bags and shower curtains. 

The winning bestsellers were a few landscapes:




several Still Life paintings from my Still Life Gallery were also quite popular. Here are the bestselling watercolors with flowers, fruit, and berries:



I want to thank not only Art Collectors that appreciated my art through licensing company, but as well the following selected:

Northport, NY
Gainesville, GA
Columbus, NC
Keene, NH
Landcaster, PA
Hattiesburg, MS
Middlebury, VT
Boston, MA
Condova, TN

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Coloring Book With Flowers Butterflies and Dragonflies Update


I am so happy that the Coloring Book for children that is full of flowers, butterflies, and dragonflies is so popular among my followers. Many thanks to all who purchased this book.





A free appreciation gift is waiting for all here:



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Morning Glory Circle And Art Collectors Masterpieces

My studio is now full of creative projects that directly correlate with a new Botanical Flowers Coloring Book , Volume II. As soon...