Showing posts with label watercolor cards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label watercolor cards. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Best Christmas Story Contest

holiday story

As an artist and illustrator I paint artworks that usually tell a story. 

In the month of November I am running a contest for the Best Christmas Story that would apply to the above painting.

Three winners will be selected:
1st Prize
Quality Print of this Christmas painting 10"x8" on watercolor paper (signed by the artist, front and back)
2nd Prize
A dozen of cards from the Artist's collection that includes one hand-painted card.
3rd Prize
Half of a dozen greeting cards selected by the Artist.

Just e-mail me the story. 
It doesn't have to be too long (a half of printed page or a page will do good). Look at the painting of this Christmas Scene, imagine, create your own Christmas story

Please indicate if you want your name published when I place the story online between the 1st of December 1st and the 10th. The winner story will be next to the painting on my website; and, who knows maybe some day it will be in a book.
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Live To Create!! 
Cheers from Irina Sztukowski


Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Light Through The Roses

watercolor still life

In this semi realistic and impressionistic still life painting I wanted to point out the contrast of the light and dark. The sun rays are moving from the window directly to the rose bouquet penetrating the rose petals and leaving a bunch of whimsical shadows and reflections on the antique table.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Botanical Impressionism On Baby Blue

painted cards


My Botanical Impressionism series is continuing; and, now I feel like going to a Baby Blue mood. It started with painting on handmade paper when I created a few little handmade watercolor cards. 
I placed one card against a blue canvas and instantly fell in love  with the idea:
a handmade paper edges with the baby-blue canvas bring somewhat vintage feeling into the artwork. Yet the flowers, that are painted spontaneously, give a good impressionistic feeling.

Here are a few more recent designs:
Botanical Card

Botanical Impressionism

Watercolor Cards

A true burst of flowers is now in the Decor Gallery : tulips, daisies, daffodils, and many others! Yet it still growing just like a good gardener is using water to grow his plants, I use the watercolor and imagination to "grow" my watercolor flower bouquets.
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Happy Birthday - Again?!!

Happy Birthday

It is becoming a good tradition now to give myself a Gift of Art every year. 
This year in the month of my Birthday, I created Happy Birthday designs with the flowers from my virtual garden, most of them are the images of the paintings that were already sold. And now, they get a new, also very Happy, appearance in my Happy Birthday designs.

For example these lovely Sunflowers:
 I thought that blue and green background with yellow highlights will give them a good contrast:  


floral design   watercolor


 The gentle purple of the orchid called for lilac and purple shades:

Happy BD watercolor

Rich royal blue helped the Poppies and Purple Iris to be "framed" in a simple, yet romantic design:

Happy Birthday   Happy Birthday

As well as those Impressionistic Water Lilies, which are "floating" in the blue, water-like, surrounding:

watercolor design

 Juicy pink made my Hibiscus and the Rose with the Dew Drops even more gentle:

Happy Birthday Card   Happy


And a sweet miniature Tulips on the window were just a right size for this vintage feeling Birthday card:

Watercolor cards

Overall, I shell say, I went overboard with my Happy Birthday designs this year as I created dozens of floral Birthday cards.
 But what a great gift to myself!! 
Besides, I surely had lots of fun!
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More designs are in my Cards Gallery here

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Love Is All Around - Looking Back

Valentine's Card

Only one month is left before Valentine's Day; and, I am working on Valentine's designs. This season I've started with a few images from my collection.
All of them, in my opinion, are well suited for this heart-full holiday.
The Tulips On Fire above were so good for warming up any heart; and the reach background might be loved by a person, who (like me) appreciates green.

Next design is definitely for purple color lovers. 
The Stripy Purple Orchid was a good match:

Happy Valentine Day Card

A written Love Note looks great on this still life with the Pen and A Red Heart:
Happy Valentine's Day card

An antique doll is inviting her Valentine for a Tea Party:
Be My Valentine

A Sweet Valentine note to her mom from a cute baby in a Heart shaped dream:
Be My Valentine watercolor card

And a few giggles from a Red Hat holding a colorful heart-balloons bouquet:

Red Hat With Sunglasses

And now, I am off to paint new artworks for new Valentine cards' designs.

Love Is All Around!!!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Watercolor Cards

Decorative Style in Watercolors One of my printing companies screwed my printing order sending me 100 Note Cards with the images that I have not ordered. The back side was blank with the cute red and black outline. I've decided to utilize the back side by painting flowers and making greeting cards ... Doesn't take too long for an Artist to use the Creativity ;).. SOLD
Someones mistake will be turned into a pleasure of painting and potentially into a profit. I'll eventually place them into my Etsy Shop.
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As they say: Everything is happening for a reason!


SOLD
watercolor cards

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Watercolor

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botanical painting

SOLD
Botanical watercolors

SOLD
Round glass vase

SOLD
watercolors

SOLD
Watercolor cards decorative botanical style

SOLD
Original Watercolor on Paper, 4" x 5.5"

For more Flowers, please see my Floral Gallery HERE

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Orchid



A small 4"x6" painting with which I am opening my Thank-You Card series. A simple thank you is so important and sometimes is incredibly essential not only for the person who's done a good deed but as well for the person who thanks.. yes..a little bit too philosophical but it's just my thought...
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