Three Suns – Work In Process

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Sunflowers became my recent love. The story behind is very simple yet mysterious a little. Let me know if this or similar things ever happened to you.
I was going through the recent Watercolor Artist magazine and it was advertising page with the girl painting sunflowers. The flowers were so beautiful that I kept admiring them for minutes thinking I’d love to paint them some time.. But like a lot of time happens the idea never gets to the paper due to different excuses (not enough time is the one of them) am I right?………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Couple of hours later I received the request from the client if I could paint some Sunflowers for her daughter (she wanted to give her a notebook with my painting on the front to her daughter for Christmas). Wow, that made me get to work pretty fast. I found incredible image of Sunflowers and started creating the same day………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

The watercolor painting of sunflowers that is attached is the work in process. The finished painting will have dark background. But I was thinking that this in-process one is also pretty sufficient. It would look super cute on the postcards, thank you notes, coasters.. I am saving this image in my library before I get to the background. And tell you the truth I am a little frightened now to even start the background. Usually I paint surroundings first and the main subject less. What a challenge!! :)………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Sunflower painting, Watercolor on paper, 140 Cold Press Arches,

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More than a thousand artworks ranging from realism to a decorative abstract and detailed botanical painting by Irina Sztukowski are presented now on her website  www.artirina.com 

15 thoughts on “Three Suns – Work In Process

  1. Dear Irina,
    The work looks wonderful!! Great and poetic. Regarding a background, I know your feeling very much, exactly what you mean!! A background is tricky. You'll find my same say on Twenty Minutes Challenge right now. I'm still looking at the young boy and thinking of put it or not.
    Kind regards, Sadami

  2. You are soooo right with this post! I put off projects too- often! I love what you've come up with and am anxious to see the finished work. -Joe

  3. This commission for a painting of sunflowers seems actually a sign (of the sky, of the creative force that drives us?) to push you to overcome fears and achieve your vision … and thank goodness, because these sunflowers are wonderful! And I agree with you, they are already so beautiful, so much so that I wouldn't even add the dark background … but if you keep both images, with and without a dark background, then even better! A hug!

  4. Beautiful Sunflowers. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished painting. I think a dark background will make the flowers pop…

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