Thursday, March 17, 2016

Organic Lines And Curves

interior design

In this post I wanted to share my excitement about how great the organic curbs and lines of abstract design (that I've recently created) can nicely fit the room interior and bring a lovely complement to a room appearance in whole.

The Purple Rose Petals Abstract (above) is in a sweet harmony with the violet tint and cool tones of the living room interior.

In the next photo, the Vintage Rose Petals make a good statement in the hallway of a house:

Irina Sztukowski home decor idea

Organic Line On Blue highlight the strict design of a black and white interior:

home interior decor Irina Sztukowski

On another hand, the Lines On Green Abstract Painting is complementing this living room coffee table and its natural simple decor:


home decor Irina Sztukowski

And a tapestry of this Purple abstract decorative artwork brings its soothing lines into a peaceful bedroom interior decor:

home decor interior Irina Sztukowski painting

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Art Licensing

artworks home decor

I am so happy to share a good news for my art collectors and fellow artists. Under a recently signed contract with art licensing company, my art is now widely available on line and in the brick and mortar stores. 

California Watercolor Association latest publication explains it colorfully and in great details:
licence art

The road to my Art Licensing was full of interesting surprises. 
A couple years ago I've spotted a company, that was selling artists works on Amazon and Overstock. I was wondering if I could find how to reach this company, but I really couldn't locate them on the World Wide Web. So, I continued creating my art, trying new things, polishing my skills, and selling art through my online stores. 
To my surprise, at the beginning of this year, the same company I was dreaming of, contacted me personally. They offered to license my art; and, under a specific contract sell my art at efferent venues.
Sounds like a fairy-tail! 
But I understand that my hard work was just paid of. 

What is Art Licensing? 
Basically, it is an agreement with different manufactures under which the artist's creations can be printed out on multiple surface items. It can be canvas prints, paper posters, or cards. It could be household items such kitchen decor, or home interior objects such lamps, rugs, clothes, etc.  The artist agrees to give part of the rights to those manufactures for a period of time listed in agreement in exchange of Royalty Fees. 

Advantages for the art collectors:
- Affordability. The price of the merchandise is lower as it is printed in massive quantities
- Free Shipping. Some places online offer a good deal or completely free shipping
- New Arrivals. As artist has "passed" the printing and producing responsibilities to the manufacturers, the artist is now able to create new exciting artworks

bestselling watercolor landscapes

Of course there are some drawbacks in massive art licensing production; such as, in example, when I sell artwork (print or original) directly to my art collectors from my websites (www.IrinaSztukowski.com and www.artirina.com ), I can supply the customer with the Certificate Of Authenticity with my signature. Some clients do appreciate personal communication; and, direct contact with the artist is priceless for them. 

But I am still very happy that more people who appreciate good art will now have an opportunity to decorate their houses and offices with my Licensed Art :)


And now, I feel even stronger responsibility to paint more great art, to bring joy to the art collectors, to make my dreams come true as I have many new designs in my head right now. 

To All My Fellow Artists:
If you work hard, if you have your vision, if you have dreams, and never give up; Success WILL Follow!!


It is time to create!
:0)






Friday, March 4, 2016

Fog In San Francisco

Watercolor by Irina Sztukowski

When I moved to San Francisco around 15 years ago, I was lucky to get an apartment in the most beautiful place of the city, next to the Ocean Beach, with the walking distance to Golden Gate park.

I couldn't understand the face expression of my friends when I was announcing about my new place to live... My friends just shook their heads and said: "A lot of fog!"... So what?!! I didn't get it at that time. But when the fog season came, oh, I understood that face expression clearly. The fog was milky thick, I couldn't see not even Pacific Ocean.. not even a closest street crosswalk, not even my hands.. (exaggerating, of course!! :))
But, really, if I painted the Golden Gate bridge that time, it would be more like that:


But I need to have a mercy for my Art Collectors; so, I am revealing the Bridge in all its monumental beauty, just slightly touching it with the "Fog Application".. just for the feel of those foggy days..

Welcome to the Bay Area San Francisco, one of the most beautiful places on Earth!!

Watercolor by Irina Sztukowski

  

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Breath Of Spring

Breath Of Spring Watercolor
Today, March 1st, and it is officially the first day of Spring in the country I was born. 

 I remembered it when I've received a photo from my East Coast relative showing his car completely covered with snow. Instantly, I wanted to paint something nice, fresh, and something that would give the hope reminding that the Spring is just around the corner.

I combined two techniques in this artwork: a realistic watercolor painting of Crocus Flower , which is pushing his beauty through the snow, with an abstract design at the edges. 

Just like a warm breath on the frosted window, this flower is revealing its gentle petals to the world adding color to a cold Winter and celebrating a new coming season. 

As always, more paintings with flowers are in my Floral Gallery

Published Art

My watercolor painting Dancing Fire is published on the cover of the booklet of Oncology Symposium that takes place in Kolkata, India ...