Irina Sztukowski. Solo Art Show

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I am glad to announce a few new additions to my Solo Art Show that is held in the Art Room of a famous Martinez restaurant Courtyard – Copper Skillet.
More than a dozen of paintings, ranging from florals to classic still lifes and landscapes are on display. 

Stop by, enjoy breakfast or lunch and have a great time! 
811 Ferry Street Martinez, CA 94553 

Water On Color

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realism in waterolor
I am in the process of preparing a few paintings for one international art show in Rochester, NY.  The theme that I chose this time is about the water. Since I paint mostly in watercolor, I called it Water On Color series, where the realism in watercolor is mixed with the abstract pattern. 
The six paintings that I made helped me to create some of these collages. 
The above collage has a cool feeling with just a few splashes of yellow, when the collage below is full of “fire-like” strikes and hot washes:

Abstract and Realism in watercolor
The art show is taking place in July 2014, so I will post more details later on.

For now, I am just “splashing” some Water On Color 🙂 


In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

An Eggplant and In-a-Nutshell Update

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Yesterday, at one party somebody asked me:”So, Irina, what are you up to?”.. and I couldn’t really put in one sentence what’s going on in my life. So, I said: “Oh, I am fine and all is good”.. in order not to bore the person with all exiting stuff that recently happened. But here, in my blog, I can talk and talk and talk. 
Here is a brief update.
Our garden this season was generous with tomatoes, bell peppers, squash, and even an eggplant:
Last Saturday Art Show at the Retirement community brought lots of smiles and great conversations over the  art works and incoming Holidays. The prints of flowers, scarves, and Holiday cards were the most popular there:
This Thursday I taught Brownie Troop from Elementary School in Clayton how to paint a Still-Life painting and Abstract Paintings. The photos of the results will be posted in CWA Newsletter later, and  here are the photo of supplies that I prepared. I took the print of my Sunflowers painting as an example for the realistic art, and we used leftover colors for a loose fast abstract. After the paintings of the still life was completed we placed them on blank greeting cards and into plastic sleeves. The girls had a blast. I loved teaching and seeing stunning results:
My studio remodeling is progressing. Last night we installed two new tables. Love them! They are wide and long, yet I am still hesitating to splash the paint over them :0)
The reception at the Art Passage Gallery in Martinez where I show ten of my larger art pieces is going to be on November 7th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm ( 651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA)
And the last but not least news for the last week, we put our puppies “for sale”. See the picture below and guess why… ;0) .. We sell them for only $650,000 and will through the house together with them:
Oh.. NO.. we will not apart with our Silly Pups for any money in a World!!! :0)

In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Tao House Through Artists’ Eyes Art Show

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Village Theatre Art Gallery opens its doors for visitors of Tao House Through Artists’ Eyes Art Show. The reception is on Saturday, August 25. Everyone who is close to Danville, California, is welcome. 
I am honored to show two of my paintings there:
The Author’s Desk (click on the title to see the details)

White Barn and Old Wagon 
(click on the title to see the details) 

Spread the word about this art show, which is a part of Eugene O’Neill Festival. The Art Show is running through September 22d.
In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul