Sunday, March 25, 2018

Watercolor Cover Journal - Evening In Paris


I have designed a new Journal for people who believe that a written note is a powerful tool in gaining peace of mind and confidence. There are 160 pages. The pages are lined and have intricate ink design that I first painted by hand and then applied to every page using publishing tools. 
I've selected one of my favorite watercolor paintings: Evening In Paris for a cover of this journal. Two girls walking towards the Eiffel Tower symbolize a friendship and traveling: two things that I cherish and adore (not mentioning the dogs of course ;)...

This Evening In Paris Journal is available HERE

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Watercolor Flowers Close Up - Flowers To Art Inspiration

Close Up Paintings of Watercolor Flowers
Watercolor Flowers Close Up Paintings by the artist Irina Sztukowski 
The inspiration to create a special gallery with watercolor Flowers Close Up came after visiting an exceptionally beautiful exhibition at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The organizers of the exhibition placed gorgeous ikebana compositions next to the pieces of art. These wonderful still life creations correlated with the artworks by color, mood, expression. I loved it to my bones; and, it certainly inspired me to paint more flowers with my medium of choice, watercolors.

Here is a sneak peak to the expo. It was only there for four short days, and I want as many people as could be to see this stunning artful show













   
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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Watercolor Painting Of Orange - Artful Vitamins Series


Painting half orange
Watercolor Painting of Cut Orange by the artist Irina Sztukowski



 Original was SOLD
Prints are available HERE


When I painted these oranges my biggest challenge was those little veins and the highlights on the cut. The main idea was to make everything without a drop of white paint; just by leaving white of the paper. My favorite part was the orange flower in the corner. I really wanted it to glow and give a good contrast to the orange color.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Watercolor Cover Planner Journal Diary - Unleashed Creativity

Picture of Planner Journal Diary with watercolor Splashes Silhouette Cover
Bright Watercolor Splashes Artful Planner by the artist Irina Sztukowski . Link to Amazon is HERE 

How often do we think: Oh, I need to remember that! or: Gosh! I had this idea a while ago, why I didn't write it down?! or: Man! It is hard to explain in words; but I can draw a sketch how I visualize this project. And wouldn't be it wonderful to keep all ideas in one specific place rather than in your head or any electronic device?! 
For me it turned out that I'd rather write and doodle on a paper than trust an electronic device with my creative ideas. 
Some people like to write, others like to scribble. I like to do both. It helps me to think when I doodle, sketch my thoughts.
I made a mental note one day when discussing my business plan with an artist friend. When the conversation was over, I rushed to the notebook to write my idea, and then I started drawing right on the edges of the same page. While doing so, I realized that page was not enough and I moved to another page to finish sketching. Later on, when I returned to my doodles, it was hard to find which sketch belonged to which idea. A usual artistic mess, I thought! I'll get back to it later. But it never happened. Then, I started placing carefully my thoughts and my visual "thoughts" on one spread of the notebook and realized it was much more convenient planning. 
Wow, how simple! 
Any creative person might benefit from such type of journal. Why don't I make it into an Artful Planner. And I did.
I published my new designs on Amazon for people around the world to enjoy and take action. It helped me, it will certainly help other people to keep their diaries, plans, thoughts, and visual pictures in one place. 
Artful Planner on Amazon Watercolor Bright Splashes
Artful Planner on Amazon . Link is HERE
The planner has Year-At-A-Glance section in two convenient formats, the table and the lines for each month:
And the main part of the planner has dozens of pages for Monthly Notes and blank pages for Visual thoughts:


My books and Planners are available on Amazon .
Here is my 

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Ink And Watecolour Town Streets - Sketching the City of San Francisco

interior with ink watercolor painting on the wall
Ink And Watercolor Town Scene Paintings in Interior Decor . Artist Irina Sztukowski 
In preparation for one exciting publishing project, I looked at my ink paintings of San Francisco with a different point of view. These illustrations of town scenes were completed on separate pieces of paper. But, now combining them together in one print, allows the viewer to get a feeling of the historical sights of the city with its beautiful buildings, decorative gates, tall towers, and streets perspective. A lovely presentation of Black & White or Monochrome decor for interior design. 

The print of this painting is available HERE

The Black & White Gallery on my website contains dozens of artworks in monochrome pallet.

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Recent Bestsellers - Art For Home Decor and On Merchandise

The last few weeks were very busy at my Online Gallery . Many art pieces from abstract to hyper realism were sold for a home interior ...