Thursday, September 27, 2018

Botanical Watercolor Flowers In Interior Decor

A new series of Botanical Flowers on black background was inspired by my new book that was recently published on Amazon and now is in the book stores.

These flowers look so great and classy on the black with white or off white mat and a simple black frame. I love the clean and decorative look of them. Here are a few ideas with interior decor that included my botanical watercolor flowers in them:

Lavender Botanical Watercolor Flower painting in interior decor

Lilac Botanical Watercolor Flower painting in interior decor

Morning Glory Botanical Watercolor Flower painting in interior decor

Camellia Botanical Watercolor Flower painting in interior decor

Sweet Pea Botanical Watercolor Flower painting in interior decor

Waterlily Botanical Watercolor Flower painting in interior decor

Miniature Daffodil Botanical Watercolor Flower painting in interior decor

Zinnia Botanical Watercolor Flower painting in interior decor

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Activity Book - Horses Hearts And Unicorn - Fun For All

Horses Hearts And Unicorns Coloring And Activity Book

Get your pencils, markers, and brushes ready: the book on Horses, Hearts, and Unicorns is fresh out of the print!!  :)

I am so glad that I was able to work this season with two wonderful artists for my Volume I book on Horses and this one, Volume II. Details on Volume one coloring and activity book is HERE, but in this article I want to share how exiting it was to work on the volume II.

In this book I decided to combine Horses, their beauty in Nature with some mystical creatures like Unicorns. The hearts came to mind since the book one, I wanted to keep them in the book two as well. And what is the best way to go than combine Hearts and Unicorns. This book certainly has some girly feel to it. It is all about love to the Nature, animals, and yes, hearts. I also included many pages of landscapes from my travels and from the travels of my friends. There are barns and California ranches, there are hills of Virginia forests, there are horses from the state of Washington farms. I also went far away from the U.S. as I placed there windmills of Hollands, palms of Bahamas, and castles of Italy:

Horses Hearts And Unicorns Coloring Book Pages artist Irina Sztukowski

And here are few examples of Unicorns and Rainbows in the sky:

The activity pages include some challenging tasks but not too difficult to accomplish.
Here are a few examples of the Unicorn Challenge:
Activity Pages from Horses Hearts And Unicorns Coloring And Activity Book

In one you will be asked to find which unicorn doesn't have a pair, and another on is made all with dots so when connecting them, you will get a beautiful Unicorn that can be colored later.

Activity Pages from Horses Hearts And Unicorns Coloring And Activity Book

It the example above the "blury" lines of Unicorn in the heart can be traced and colored. In another example, resolving the maze will help the Unicorn find the morning sun.

The book is now not only on Amazon worldwide:

Coloring Book Horses on Amazon
Click on the image to see the book on Amazon

It is also sold through Barnes & Noble bookstores:

Coloring Book About Horses in Barnes And Noble store
Click on the image to see the book on Barnes & Noble website

I am so glad that I can share my art with my followers, art collectors, and lovely customers :)

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

All About Hearts And Unicorns?

Unicorn in the Heart Illustration by the artist Irina Sztukowski

I got so many customers asking me to paint Unicorns that I've decided to incorporate two, no, three of my favorite subjects: Horses, Hearts, And Unicorns; into a new coloring book that I started working on last month. The book is going to be published in October, right for the times of holidays. 
I am planning to include there magical scenes with unicorns, rainbows, and yes, hearts; as well I am drawing a good  dozen of  landscapes from my travels. 
I am also expanding the section with activities in this book such:
Connect The Dots
Solve The Maze
Find The Differences
etc. etc. etc. 
It will be more than 70 page book and a lot of work is ahead. I am also bringing on board a new artist illustrator that is collaborating with me on this book. 

This year is becoming a great success as for me as an artist illustrator personally, as well for the art community and my happy Art Collectors and Clients. 

Love them All!! :)

Here is a sneak peek to one page of the book that I am preparing in color for the cover:

Grazing Horses at Fort Valley Ranch Watercolor Pencils by Irina Sztukowski

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Lake Tahoe Watercolor Painting

Lake Tahoe Watercolor Painting by Irina Sztukowski

Five years ago brought my mom to see Lake Tahoe. It was my first visit there too. I always thought that people just used to say it is the great place to go, to see, to stay; and I was sure it is just another "tourist trap" as we say. But when I saw this place with my own eyes I understood that all "Awe" moments that I've heard of were true. This place is amazing, peaceful and really makes you feel serene, still and happy from inside..

Here are a few facts about this lake:
Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada range of the U.S. It is located along the border between California and Nevada. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America. And it is the USA's second-deepest lake after Crater Lake in Oregon. Lake Tahoe was formed about 2 million years ago. It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Edgar Degas - Blue Dancers - Study

Edgar Degas Blue Dancers painting Study by Irina Sztukowski

Many years ago, for sure more than 20, I've visited a beautiful museum in Moscow, Pushkin Art Museum Gallery, and I was impressed with a great collection of Impressionists' paintings. 
One of them was by Edgar Degas, Blue Dancers
The ballerinas were so fragile and light even thought this pastel painting was quite contrasted. The movement of the dancers' arms created a vortex of the painting that keeps viewer's eye "locked" in one dancing circle. 

This week I studied this painting carefully (this time online  at the Museum's website) and I painted my own version of Degas Blue Dancers (above). The study of the Old Masters helps me to understand how they painted and what rules they followed vs what rules they bent. 

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Orchid Flowers Watercolor Paintings

I want to share a few paintings that I made in watercolor. All of them are about Orchid flowers, yet each of them is painted in different style, some realistic, and other Impressionistic, some in Botanical old masters style, and other are for a contemporary decor:

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Watercolor Mandarin On Packaging of Saison Yogurt

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