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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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Recent Bestsellers - Art For Home Decor and On Merchandise

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for home interior decor

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 decor:



Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for home interior decor

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for home interior decor

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for home interior decor


Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for home interior decor

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for home interior decor

My Art Collectors selected different art in a different form such prints on canvases, framed art, painting on wooden board:


Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for home interior decor

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for home interior decor

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for home interior decor

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for home interior decor

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for home interior decor

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for home interior decor

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for home interior decor

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for home interior decor
But the most amazing fact that my art became so popular this Holiday season for the merchandise such yoga mats, towels, plush fleece blankets, mugs, and bags:

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for merchandise

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for merchandise

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for merchandise

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for merchandise

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for merchandise

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for merchandise

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for merchandise

Bestselling art by the artist Irina Sztukowski for merchandise
I am so glad that my art brings joy to this Holiday season in forms not only interior decorative items but as well on different kinds of merchandise!

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Published Art


My watercolor painting Dancing Fire is published on the cover of the booklet of Oncology Symposium that takes place in Kolkata, India in January 2019. 

I am glad that editors selected this specific painting for the brochure as it has dynamic force of fire presented  in the background yet with addition of feminine soft outlines of a fragile body. We become stronger when we reborn from challenges of our own fires. 

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