Thursday, January 24, 2019

Food Identity Article

Persoenlich Magazine Article Watercolor illustrations by Irina Sztukowski


My watercolor illustrations on a new brand YoU by Migros company were published in Persoenlich Magazine in the article interview where the Food Identity and branding are discussed. 


Packaging Watercolor Food illustrations by artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski
Packaging Watercolor Food illustrations by artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski

Packaging Watercolor Food illustrations by artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski

Packaging Watercolor Food illustrations by artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski

Packaging Watercolor Food illustrations by artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski


For inquiries of commission painting of watercolor food illustrations or watercolours for packaging designs please visit http://www.sztukowski.art/ 


Friday, January 18, 2019

Flowers Impressionism - New Collection For Home Decor and Merchandise

Painting of Flowers in Impressionism Style for home decor Artist Irina Sztukowski

If in the last year I focused more on precisely painted botanical flowers for my Coloring Books Collection, this year I am exploring quite different style of painting; and, I am introducing an interesting water medium into my watercolor, gouache. Gouache is a pretty much opaque watercolor that allows to paint thicker, well pronounced layers on on a top of each other. I love an Impressionistic feeling when I paint with gouache.

In the first group of paintings of my Impressionistic Flowers I explored cool and warm tones of a simple beauty painting flowers bouquets in free loose brush strokes:


Painting of Flowers in Impressionism Style for home decor Artist Irina Sztukowski

Painting of Flowers in Impressionism Style for home decor Artist Irina Sztukowski

Painting of Flowers in Impressionism Style for home decor Artist Irina Sztukowski

Part of the collection includes my art on merchandise such pillows, dresses from my RedBubble Gallery; as well as from my website Flowers Impressionism Gallery 

Pillows with Impressionistic Floral Designs Artist Irina Sztukowski

Clothes with Impressionistic Floral Designs Artist Irina Sztukowski



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Friday, January 11, 2019

State Of Washington Fall Impressionistic Watercolor Landscape

State Of Washington Landscape in Watercolor by Irina Sztukowski


I was recently painting En Plein-Air style (outside) in the state of Washington. Right in the middle of my painting two deers, a buck and a doe, came to visit. 

Surely, I had to paint them too:

Buck And Doe Deers In The Woods Watercolor Painting

It was great to capture Nature's motion and vivid life of the hills and meadows. 




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Friday, January 4, 2019

Fruits Of Midi Renoir Still Life Study

Fruits Of Midi Renoir Still Life Study


When it is cold outside, plein-air painting is close to impossible. But I found a great solution while recently visiting Chicago Art Institute Museum. I started drawing right in the museum, and then finished my so to speak "Plein-Air" painting in the hotel room by checking with my photograph that I took in the museum for photo-reference:



When I do studies of Old Masters I feel I am knocking through the time wall, feel the artist's mood and practically paint with him brush stroke by brush stroke. 

The museum plaque says:

Fruits of the Midi
1881
Pierre-Auguste Renoir probably painted this unpretentious still life of peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, pomegranates, citrons, lemons, and oranges while traveling along the Mediterranean coast (known as the Midi) on his way to Italy. In this work, the artist stressed the three-dimensional physicality of the fruits and vegetables by emphasizing their contours and using long, diagonal brushstrokes.
Fruit of the Midi represents a significant attempt on Renoir's part to bring a classical sense of pictorial structure and balance to the fleeting luminosity of Impressionism -- a goal that was pursued even more avidly by Paul Cezanne, with whom Renoir shared some fundamental aims. 



Fruits Of Midi Renoir Still Life Study

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Fruits Of Midi Renoir Still Life Study


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