Decorative Flowers

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As my clients and friends are asking what I am working on these days, I will allow a sneak peek into my virtual artist studio. And, with that said, I am happy to introduce a new collection of Decorative Flowers. My idea is to place a super realistic watercolor flowers on the abstract surface. 

I have created unique earthy designs for the background using watercolor dabbing technique with different natural sponges and variety of colors. 
It allows to make the background sections “to melt” into each other, giving some point of interest; but, meantime, it does not distract from realistic floral paintings. 

This series could be called Botanical; yet, the interesting background makes it exclusive in some sense.
These decorative flowers bunch unites the body of work into a community of color, idea, technique, and style.

It is Botanical yet is is also Semi-Botanical
It is Realistic yet it is also Semi-Realistic
It is Abstract yet it is also Semi-Abstract

interior design for home and office space
I share here the first three out of a half dozen designs that have been created already. And, as always, more flowers soon will be posted into the Floral Gallery and Decor Interior Design Gallery on my website www.artirina.com 

Interior design for home and office

Path To The Unknown – Exploring Yupo

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I continue exploring a new surface for painting – Yupo. 
As I said in one of my previous posts, Yupo is a pure synthetic “paper”, which has a plastic feel yet takes watercolor. 
Yupo allows the paint to move freely. It is easy for the artist to pick up the paint if needed; or, even wipe it off completely (back to the white surface). 
I think that this “paper” is good for some abstract art as it provides interesting unpredictable results at the end.
I called this abstract series “Path To The Unknown”. The first artwork was created with Opera Rose and Violet watercolors. It reminds me some kind of magic rock, a stone with veins and minerals. 

The next one looks more like a landscape:
Watercolor On Yupo paper
Rich bushy greens could represent hills, blue for the sky; and, a beige “river” looks like a path with purple-pink flowers…

And the last one has somewhat 3D feeling. After the wet-on-wet dried, I placed a few brown dots on it and rotated the paper. This way Miss Gravity painted some unexpected lines for me:
Watercolor painting
It is fun to explore unknown path and try to find new ways with watercolors.


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Is Abstract Real?

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Is abstract
real? In terms of realism.. 

How do we name an abstract painting and how does
this apply to a viewer’s life experience? These and other questions I’ve
discussed with the Maryland artist Kimberly Goodge last week when my husband
and I were traveling to Baltimore and Washington, DC. As the artist who focuses
mostly on realistic paintings I couldn’t imagine myself to paint abstract
impressions. It just did not fit my style of careful approach to the painting,
learning the details, and thinking of composition many times before touching the
paper. Kim inspired me to look at the painting abstract process differently;
she encouraged me to try and not to be afraid. And I did. 

I’ve decided to name
my abstracts Inspiration One, Two, and Three. Abstract painting in
impressionist style does not allow thinking slow calculating each detail; especially
with watercolor abstract when paint is applied wet-on-wet. It is a great
exercise thought for the artist like me. I enjoyed it tremendously; and,
hopefully, my abstract paintings do show that.

Now back to
the question “if the abstract’s real”? Or, shell I reverse it and say: “can
Realism be Abstract?” Take a close look at the middle of the flower, the veins
of the petal, the rainbow on the bubble, or at the sand on the beach. Do you
see what I see? Let’s call it Abstract Realism, or better Real Abstract!
……………………………………………………..

Three Abstract Watercolor Paintings
14″X10″ Winsor&Newton on 300 lb Arches Cold Pressed Paper 

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