Holiday Season – Opening

Christmas, green, greeting card, holiday spirit, holidays, poinsettia, purple, red, watercolour
Needless to say the media and advertising is already skipping Thanksgiving and moved on to the Christmas promotion. And here I am, feeling like Holidays now.
This season I’ve committed to paint at least three Poinsettias for the Holiday cards. This painting is my first try. The challenge was to actually stay away from scarlet red ( I used to think that Poinsettias are only red and green; but this one was kind of purple-ish) ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
I have also made a small cards out of this painting and today I actually sold one. So, this is true then, people really do feel like Holidays already :). Thank you Media!…
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The original Painting is 9″x12″ Canson 140 lb watercolor paper. I have noticed that this particular brand is very good for decorative paintings or for illustrations due to its pretty smooth yet very absorbing surface.

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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 “Holiday Season – Opening

  1. I can't believe you painted this Irina, it's too beautiful. What a talent you have. Wonderful!
    Big Hugs June xx
    PS They also come in a lovely creamy white!

  2. Dear Irina,
    Beautiful, especially the unity of colors and the balance of values are amazing! Very careful work. Thank you for the precious information of paper.
    Cheers, Sadami

  3. Irina, you've done a terrific job! I too am working on Christmas paintings. I actually was playing Christmas music all morning while working on my painting. I'm going to have to restrain from decorating for the Holidays before Thanksgiving! You're painting will make the perfect Christmas card and your red or lack of red looks perfect.

  4. I am truly impressed with your work. I plan on coming back for a longer look around, but this pink poinsettia is staggeringly beautiful. I will have to check to see if this will be sold as a Christmas card.

  5. This is a stunning piece, Irina. You have a sure touch with watercolours. I love all colours of poinsettia.

    Thank you for visiting my blog the other day – nice to 'meet' you!

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