From Realism to Abstract

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Flowers always fascinate me. There is such a thin line between realism and abstraction-ism when painting a flower. Sometimes when I paint petal after petal I get lost in the form; but after the work is done it looks pretty real.

I was thinking about this when dividing my Pink Rose painting (not painting, print of course) into six equal pieces.

I decided to make casters last weekend. And I wanted to step out of the box and combine puzzle idea and my painting with utilizing the artful piece into a useful one.

You can see how it turned out by clicking here: http://artgiftsfromirina.blogspot.com/

The original Rose:
Size 5″x7″ 140 Cold Press Watercolor Paper

More Art by Irina Sztukowski is presented on her website  www.artirina.com 

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