Watercolor Poppy Flower in Interior Decor

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Today I want to say thank you to the DesignersPrint Company for ordering a nice large wooden print of Orange California Poppy for an interior decor for their clients!

This artwork looks great by its simplicity and bright warm colors.

Many Thanks!

Prints of thousands of designs on canvas, paper, wood, metal and acrylic board are HERE

 

 

 

Watercolor Illustrations For Client – On Product and Packaging

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It was a great pleasure to paint watercolor illustrations of berries, flowers, and fruit for my client Forster Molkerei 

Many more food illustration in my Portfolio here:


To request commission watercolor illustrations from the artist, please contact for the quote:

irinasztukowski@yahoo.com


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Botanical Flowers Coloring Book Volume II

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Photo of a new Botanical Flowers Book Back and Front Covers
Botanical Flowers Coloring Book has been published. 
I am very happy to incorporate there thirty of my customers favorite flowers:
 
Camellia 
Water Lily
Clover 
Poinsettia
Fuchsia
Crocus
Ranunculus 
Bird Of Paradise
Tiger Lily 
Clivia
Morning Glory
Foxgloves 
Sweet Pea 
Lupine
Cornflower
Marigold 
Zinnia 
Peony
Geranium 
Chinese Hibiscus
Daisy
Gladiolus 
Marshmallow Flower
Queen Elizabeth Rose
Wisteria 
Aloe Vera
Rhododendron
Purple Magnoia
Protea
Gerbera Daisy 
 
 
Here is a “little” description of my work 🙂
 
This book contains thirty unique flower drawings with their botanical names and the same drawings with their common names. 
 
Use your imagination with the help of pencils, markers, or watercolors to bring these drawings to life. Make sure to either detach the page you are working on or place an extra clear page behind the drawing when using watercolors or markers. A bonus is waiting for you at the back of this book: half dozen designs suitable for handmade greeting cards. Also, this book has helpful tips on framing your art. Stepping away from worries of the day is easy with this book! Relax, enjoy, and create! 
 
This coloring book is suitable for adults and kids. Whole family fun. Its unique designs have different levels of complexity. Today world becomes busier and busier every single day. Technology separates family members by distracting with emails and social media. It becomes difficult to fine peace with blinking screens of laptops, cellphones, and other electronic devices. This constant rush creates stress and makes people burnt out and brings them away from present moment, from joy and happiness. 
 
Features: 
• 30 beautiful, stress-relieving Flowers with their common names, designed to occupy your mind and unleash your creativity. 
• 30 flowers with their scientific name. Same designs; but, more science for you to learn. 
• Half dozen unique Greeting Cards designs. 
• Different levels of detail, from easy drawn flowers to more intricate ones. Pick any picture from anywhere in the book; and, depending on your mood of the day, start your creative journey. 
• Printed on large 8.5×11 high quality paper with plenty of space for you to be creative and work on the details. And if you use black ink, you can always add more details around each flower. 
• As each drawing is printed with the reverse side blank, when you are done coloring, you can detach your unique artwork and frame it. This book has helpful tips on how to frame your beautiful art.
 • These flowers are perfect for decorating with colored pencils, markers, gel pens, watercolors, or crayons. 
• When you think about creative gift, feel free to share your passion for coloring and give your friend a gift of relaxation. Or, enjoy a good time of coloring session with family. 
• Coloring alone is also beneficial. It is calming, stress revealing, and meditative. 
 
Add the color to your life! 
 
Many people now finding out that coloring is great activity for anyone who wants to rejuvenate their thought process, relax by releasing mind from overwhelming stress. And the rising popularity of adult coloring books certainly shows that the genius is in the secret of its simplicity. It is easy to dive into the world of creativity suitable for both, children and adults, anyone who is not afraid to try new things, new experiences, and eager to learn anything new. There are no rules or special instructions. You can’t be right or wrong. The only things that you will need are few coloring tools and your imagination. 
Live to create! 
Bring the designs of this book to life! 
Relax and enjoy being in present moment!
 
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Botanical Flowers Drawing & Watercolor Meditative Process

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Painting of Sweet Pea flower and Clover
Today, when I was painting wildflowers for a new coloring book, Botanical Flowers Volume II, I understood how the thoughts and the process of creation influence the mood of the painting and later on will influence the person who colors my art. 

The music was playing in the background. The thoughts were drifting to a wildflowers field, to my childhood, to the place where are no worries or concerns. 

How lovely.

It was a true meditative, serene, peaceful process! 

Can’t wait to share my book with my followers. Just a few weeks between today and the time when it hits the shelves of the book stores 🙂

My next step is to work on the cover page images. 


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Coloring Book With Flowers Butterflies and Dragonflies Update

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I am so happy that the Coloring Book for children that is full of flowers, butterflies, and dragonflies is so popular among my followers. Many thanks to all who purchased this book.

A free appreciation gift is waiting for all here:

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Seashells Seascapes And Artist’s Inspirations

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I was approached by a Great Britain college student who explored my art for a research paper. It is great that young generation is interested in realistic watercolor paintings. This particular person was interested in my Seashells and Seascapes paintings.

I answered a few questions for this little interview; and, I am happy to share them here.



1. How did you start to make these paintings? What got you into it?

Seashells and beach treasures always fascinated my artist’s soul. Since the childhood I would be sketching my findings at the beach. My dad told me that each seashell holds a sound of the sea; and, as a kid I would be placing the large seashells, listening for a long time, imagining where it came from. At home, we had a large collection of seashells, which friends of the family brought from all over the world. Needless to say, my favorite book those days was Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid fairy-tale. My favorite jewelry was a little string of pearls that my grandma gave me. 

2. What do these pieces say/express about you?

Later on in life, I was fascinated with Old Masters Dutch Still Life paintings and Renaissance realism. I’ve research the symbolism of seashells, pearls and water in paintings. I found out that the seashells represented the world of exploration, power and wealth, scientific discovery, and brief passing of time on the planet Earth. Opened seashell suggested vanitas overtones of the brevity of life, or could be interpreted as having erotic implications. And a different shell might represent each continent as visual tribute to the exploratory travel and scientific discoveries of the day. I also learned that Pearls symbolize prosperity and vanity, wisdom and Imperial authority. Both pearls and water have long been symbols of purity and femininity. I started painting seashells, pearls and seascape artworks challenging myself to realism in watercolor when learning from oil masterpieces. I think, all this fascination and thorough research express my love to the history of art, painting techniques, and endless desire to succeed. 

3. What motivated you to create your pieces?

My motivation in creating seashells and other beach treasures paintings was to present not only beauty of Nature but the realistic approach in watercolor that can brings together history and contemporary times, classic oils versus fluid properties of only century and half old medium.

4. Describe your creative process?

When painting still life with shells and pearls, I carefully research the subject. I usually have my models right in front of me. I make a sketch. I take a few photographs. Then I draw detailed drawing but very lightly that the pencil does not overwhelm future watercolor transparency. I never use white (opaque) paint; I leave the white of paper shine through. Sometimes, for the background I use sea salt to make the water and color “curl” and “spread” in unpredictable ways. 
When I create semi-realistic decorative paintings with seashells and water, I marry realistic approach with abstraction. The watercolor is an amazing medium, it can do it all. 
When painting seascapes I follow two types of techniques. One is spontaneous Impressionistic style painting En-Plein-Air, e.g. painting in Nature at the spot. Or, I paint from memory and multiple photographs that I take on my travels. The studio paintings turn out usually more detailed as I invest more time not being tied up by weather condition and sun moving fast.

5. What are the messages/feelings are you trying to get across or expect people to have when interacting with your artwork?

I convey my love to the Nature, timeless beauty of the seashells, pearls, and water into my artworks with a strong desire for my Art Collectors feel my fascination of what the World can offer. A small finding from the beach, a seascape painting inspired by a walk along the shore with my husband, documenting the beauty in my art are priceless. I feel that no treasure of the World can be compared with these simple things. 



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Flowers Coloring Book Sneak Peek To The Cover

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Photo of Pencils Brushes Markers on Coloring Book Flowers
A sneak peek to the front and back cover of a new Coloring Book devoted to Botanical Drawing of Flowers, illustrated by Masha Batkova and Irina Sztukowski.
Photos of colored flowers from coloring book Botanical names
And here are the Biography information about the illustrators of this wonderful Coloring Book of Flowers:
Irina Sztukowski is an award winning artist and illustrator. Her art has been published in Best Of Artists – Watermedia – Volume II, Somatic Psychotherapy Today magazine, Spirit Seeker magazine, and People magazine online. Her illustrated sketchbooks Travel With Me, Down My Street, and Travelogy are in one of the NY Public Library. She won her first award at age 15 during the Junior Art Show in St. Petersburg, Russia. Since then, she has been recognized by numerous organizations and galleries. A few years ago, Irina became an American Art Award Winner in Realism category. Her passion is painting with watercolors, her main style is contemporary realism and yet the abstract paintings and decorative designs are not left behind. Most of Irina Sztukowski’s original paintings are in private collections throughout the world. To name a few locations, besides the U.S., her artworks are presented in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Netherlands, Russia, and Spain. She is a proud member of AWS – American Watercolor Society and a Life Member of TWSA -Transparent Watercolor Society of America. She also served as the director of the Outreach Program for CWA – California Watercolor Association, teaching kids from 6 to 92 how to paint in watercolor.
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Watercolor Flowers Close Up – Flowers To Art Inspiration

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Close Up Paintings of Watercolor Flowers
Watercolor Flowers Close Up Paintings by the artist Irina Sztukowski 
The inspiration to create a special gallery with watercolor Flowers Close Up came after visiting an exceptionally beautiful exhibition at the De Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The organizers of the exhibition placed gorgeous ikebana compositions next to the pieces of art. These wonderful still life creations correlated with the artworks by color, mood, expression. I loved it to my bones; and, it certainly inspired me to paint more flowers with my medium of choice, watercolors.

Here is a sneak peak to the expo. It was only there for four short days, and I want as many people as could be to see this stunning artful show

   
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Watercolor Cover Planner Journal Diary – Unleashed Creativity

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Bright Watercolor Splashes Artful Planner by the artist Irina Sztukowski . Link to Amazon is HERE 
How often do we think: Oh, I need to remember that! or: Gosh! I had this idea a while ago, why I didn’t write it down?! or: Man! It is hard to explain in words; but I can draw a sketch how I visualize this project. And wouldn’t be it wonderful to keep all ideas in one specific place rather than in your head or any electronic device?! 
For me it turned out that I’d rather write and doodle on a paper than trust an electronic device with my creative ideas. 
Some people like to write, others like to scribble. I like to do both. It helps me to think when I doodle, sketch my thoughts.
I made a mental note one day when discussing my business plan with an artist friend. When the conversation was over, I rushed to the notebook to write my idea, and then I started drawing right on the edges of the same page. While doing so, I realized that page was not enough and I moved to another page to finish sketching. Later on, when I returned to my doodles, it was hard to find which sketch belonged to which idea. A usual artistic mess, I thought! I’ll get back to it later. But it never happened. Then, I started placing carefully my thoughts and my visual “thoughts” on one spread of the notebook and realized it was much more convenient planning. 
Wow, how simple! 
Any creative person might benefit from such type of journal. Why don’t I make it into an Artful Planner. And I did.
I published my new designs on Amazon for people around the world to enjoy and take action. It helped me, it will certainly help other people to keep their diaries, plans, thoughts, and visual pictures in one place. 
Artful Planner on Amazon Watercolor Bright Splashes
Artful Planner on Amazon . Link is HERE
The planner has Year-At-A-Glance section in two convenient formats, the table and the lines for each month:
And the main part of the planner has dozens of pages for Monthly Notes and blank pages for Visual thoughts:
My books and Planners are available on Amazon .
Here is my 

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Ink And Watecolour Town Streets – Sketching the City of San Francisco

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Ink And Watercolor Town Scene Paintings in Interior Decor . Artist Irina Sztukowski 
In preparation for one exciting publishing project, I looked at my ink paintings of San Francisco with a different point of view. These illustrations of town scenes were completed on separate pieces of paper. But, now combining them together in one print, allows the viewer to get a feeling of the historical sights of the city with its beautiful buildings, decorative gates, tall towers, and streets perspective. A lovely presentation of Black & White or Monochrome decor for interior design. 

The print of this painting is available HERE
The Black & White Gallery on my website contains dozens of artworks in monochrome pallet.

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