Last month was very busy not only with two new books publishing on Amazon; but as well in sales through different venues. Here I want to share some (not all of course) paintings that were the best hit and sold several times making my Art Collectors homes cozy and bright 🙂
The licensing company that I signed contract with; sold several pieces of landscapes. The most popular among them were Golden Gate Bridge and Japanese Garden watercolor landscape. Here these bestselling watercolors in all their glory:
My website www.artirina.com was blooming in sales not only paintings but as well as some merchandise such bags and shower curtains.
The winning bestsellers were a few landscapes:
several Still Life paintings from my Still Life Gallery were also quite popular. Here are the bestselling watercolors with flowers, fruit, and berries:
I want to thank not only Art Collectors that appreciated my art through licensing company, but as well the following selected:
Live To Create!!!
|Art by Irina Sztukowski. Bestselling art pieces from http://www.artirina.com/|
Last month of sales was predictably successful. After all, many people were buying gifts for friends and family. And, I am so happy to admit that many of them were focusing on buying artworks as gifts and home interior decor.
But I was also up to a little surprise there. Some of the clients bought many pieces, such for example merchandise, with my art on them.
Here are just a few of them.
Towels with my Sunflowers Painting:
|Bestselling Sunflowers Painting on Towel|
Duvet Covers with my art:
|Bestselling Watercolor of Whimsical Tree and bird by Irina Sztukowski. Duvet Cover.|
Needless to say, many Christmas Cards. But I was really surprised that minimalism was in style this season:
|Bestselling Christmas Card of the season by the artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski.|
Many artworks prints were sold through venues such Overstock and JCPenney under my Licensing agreement:
Here are just a few of them to see a visual presentation of my bestselling watercolors:
|Watercolor Bestsellers of the season by the artist and illustrator Irina Sztukowski|
I placed my Bestselling art pieces into a special Gallery online:
I would like to share here what kind of paintings from my website www.artirina.com were selling in September. It was wonderful to realize that there were some distinguished themes from customers of different locations that loved purchasing artworks. Perhaps people already thinking about Christmas gifts or perhaps it is influence of the upcoming change of the season, but the paintings that my Art Collectors loved and purchased in September were quite diverse and sometimes unexpected.
The girl and the ocean painting long time is my very favorite bestseller. Many art collectors, including the one from Ottawa, IL that purchased large print in September enjoying this artwork in their homes.
Local customer from Martinez, CA decided to purchase my painting of Martinez Marina Bridge. It was so nice to imagine that this artwork will be hanging in the same town that it was painted
International customer from Glasgow purchased romantic landscape with Golden Gate Bridge and Two Love Birds:
Another International Art Collector from Quebec, QC, Canada purchased fresh and colorful still life with Rhubarb for the kitchen decor:
It looks so nice in a white wooden frame.
Other customers ( from Burleson, TX; Hermitage, TN; San Francisco, CA; Floyds Knobs, IN; and from Aurora, CO) were mostly interested in the landscapes and seascapes for their home interior decor:
I would like to share here what kind of paintings from my website www.artirina.com were selling in August. I was curious to discover that there were some distinguished themes from customers of different locations that loved purchasing artworks. Maybe it is influence of the Summer and sunshine, but the paintings that my Art Collectors loved and purchased in August can be surely divided into a four or five subject matters; and most of them are kind of sun-shiny :).
I was glad to see that Floral Art from my Gallery was very popular among the month of August Bestsellers:
It seems that Sunflowers Art was surely dominating. Maybe it is because those gorgeous flowers are started to be seen in the fields in the month of August.
The next group of bestselling art I wanted to talk about is the one that I call Delicious. Art Collectors from different states picked up my fruits and berries from my garden Gallery:
Travel series were also popular. My customers were traveling from San Francisco Bay Area, to Russia and to Italy:
And I am surely glad that art for children was also quite popular in the month of August, especially my series of Wizard Of Oz paintings. I am so glad that they will decorate some child’s room and bring light and happy feelings into the interior:
Many thanks to my Art Collectors who bought the art. Here are just a few locations where my art traveled in the month of August:
Ponca City, OK;
San Francisco, CA;
Ottawa, ON Canada;
Gerrards Criss, Bucks,UK;
Newport Beach, CA;
Floyds Knobs, IN;
Jersey City; NJ
Thank you for making my art bestselling art! :0)
It is a good time to mention bestselling art of the first quarter of this year. I will just mention here a few of them, that truly became best of the sellers from my art world collection of watercolor.
Above painting of Stockholm was purchased by an art collector, surprise, surprise, from Sweden. I am so happy that this painting print, which is already one of my bestsellers since 2010 now will decorate a house in Uddevalla, Sweden.
Another bestselling watercolor that I want to point out and I am not surprised that it was precisely in the fist quarter, the Water Lilies that I painted one day being inspired by Claude Monet .. And surprising enough, the museum Legion Of Honor was hosting the Monet exhibition this year. I loved visiting this exhibit with its bestselling art two times this year. And here are my Water Lilies bestseller, mine are painted with watercolor on a special watercolor canvas:
These watercolor lilies traveled to Clayton, MO to decorate my art collector’s house.
The Art Collector from Californian town Torrance, decided to purchase White Oleander painting of mine in a beautiful gray frame. Here is this bestseller in all its beauty:
And I was not surprised that my bestselling Italian painting with ancient town of Siena, was purchased this quarter as well. By the way, the second quarter of this year I am planning to visit this town for business and will paint many more beautiful paintings of its churches, streets, flowers that most likely are keen to become bestsellers of the following year 🙂 . I love Italy, and even devoted a Gallery to this country, this gallery now has more than 100 paintings.
I am so happy that my travels help my art collectors bringing the art with beautiful places around the world into their home interior. As a good example this bestselling artwork with the view of Golden Gate Bridge through Lincoln Golf Park (the 17th Hole) which is so loved by my customers. This time art collector from Fairfield, California purchased this art for the home decor:
Another bestseller from my Travel Collection went to one International customer from Malta. This art collector was interested in a Russian Cathedral, the Blood Cathedral from Saint Petersburg (the city where are was born):
And needless to say, my bestselling art pieces were also printed not only on canvases, paper, metal prints, and framed artworks; but as well on different merchandise.
Such for example bestselling watercolor with dancing Ballerina was loved by the art collector from El Segundo, CA and purchased on a few blue pillows for living room decor:
Another International customer from Australia (Tarragindi, QLD) wanted to have my Baby Room bestseller on the cellphone cover. Ah, the ideas of the art on merchandise are truly endless, aren’t they!!
What a great artful year I am having!!! I am so glad that so many art collectors (I’ve not even mentioned all due to the length of the article here) wanted to purchase my art from:
Continuing my research of the bestselling watercolor paintings, I want to focus this time on what was selling in May and June of this year. Surprising enough more than 70 percent of the painting that were sold from my website www.artirina.com were all about food! Fruits, berries, vegetables were the Kings and the Queens of the sales on my little watercolor Farmers Market those months. The quartet of the bestselling watercolor illustrations above is quite bright and informative. It pretty much has all what a good housewife might want to have on her kitchen walls to inspire the members of the family to eat right :).
On another hand, the single apples and pears group was liked by my Art Collector from Chandler, Arizona probably for its simplicity:
This painting quartet contains some of my bestsellers that were part of the Marmalade Labels project and Jam Labels project. The Red Apple painting was even featured once in People Magazine one day! No wonder the art collectors choice was given to this watercolor bestselling combination.
A couple more edible bestselling paintings that I want to include here were as sweet as the first two above, yet they do have different feeling to them as the fruit and vegetables are so diverse here. Even now these little bestsellers water my mouth just looking at them:
One Art Collector didn’t want to buy whole bunch of Farmers Market watercolor produce and stopped his choice at just one Eggplant. but it does look so great on the plain white canvas! Thank you so much to a dear customer from Idaho Falls, ID !!
But not only clear white background for the bestselling watercolor illustrations was popular that period. One of my best selling classical still life paintings, Onion Ginger And Lemon, went to the state of Idaho to an absolutely different customer the same month:
There were just a few sales with flowers from my Floral Gallery that month. The rest of the bestsellers were quite romantic watercolor landscape paintings.
I guess the beginning of the Summer brought that kind of feeling and customers decided to get more romantic 🙂
Besides one of my absolutely favorite landscapes with Italian small town of Positano (thanks to the Art Collector from Flamingham, Massachusetts for adding bestselling points to this popular watercolor) :
…the art collectors from Georgia and Colorado decided to purchase some beautiful landscapes to add to their home decor.
The spontaneous impresionistic bestseller with Carmel By The Sea watercolor paining:
And romantic bestselling watercolor (from different websites of mine) with the Bridge and Bicycle at the Marina:
The last but not least bestseller in my analytical research of the monthly sales is one of my most favorite and romantic ones that has Golden Gate Bridge on the background.
I called this bestselling watercolor Two Love Birds.
The art collector from Nesconset, state of New York chose classical black frame and white mat to garnish it:
And if you missed last two reports, here the links:
As I promised to my art followers, I continue to analyse the art sales and place a few bestsellers of the month on my blog. January and February sales report was placed a week ago, and if you are interested it can be found here ( Art That Sells post)
Now it is time to talk about bestsellers of the month for March and April. To my surprise there were plenty of abstract paintings sold those months. The one above, Dancing Watercolor, was the bestselling abstract on my RedBubble website.
Here are just a few of them:
I am so happy that Art Collectors appreciate the abstract art for decorating their houses. I was also pleased that the abstract bestselling watercolor found a good home in the form of pillows.
Here is one of the bestsellers:
Yet the portraits were not left behind. When I researched the bestselling art of those months, I realized, that quite a few portraits were purchased by art collectors.
Here are is one, for example, from the RedBubble Gallery:
And needless to say, I was not surprised at all that the same website sold again The Girl And The Ocean famous watercolor bestseller of mine 🙂
Another portrait in the seascape setting was sold by my ImageKind Gallery:
And another, this time silly portrait of Chameleon was purchased by the Art Collector from Williston, North Dakota. This cute curious animal became such a bestseller in the last few years:
So, concluding that most of the sales were abstract and portraits bestsellers, I also want to add that Italian theme, e.g. Italian landscapes and even digital artworks were also quite popular those months.
For example, Siena Italy painting hits the sales records again:
As well as my bestselling photograph of Venice which I touched with the digital brush, was looking so nice in the new frame selected by the Art Collector from Orlando, Florida:
My followers often ask me which paintings ( e.g what format or what themes) are selling the best. They are also interested if I have mostly sold art locally or internationally.
To explain all of that I decided to share just a few sales of the first months of this year. I will try to analyse what art is preferred by the local public; and, what art mostly goes to international art collectors. Though, it is quite random. For example, the Iris painting above was sold quite a bit, and geography of the sales is from Florida to California in the US, to Abu Dabi (Arab Emirats) the art collector who bought this artwork of Iris on the stretched canvas this February for example.
Another International Art Collector purchased this bestselling artwork of Inspiration Point, Orinda CA in January of this year:
I am glad that our local beauty is now exposed in the house of Auckland city in New Zealand!
Although, the local Art Collectors of mine, specifically from California ( towns: West Hills, Sunnyvalle, and Dana Point) made me very happy purchasing the following bestselling watercolors:
Siena, Italy watercolor painting
Poppy Field – Elongated Format Painting
Red Poppy Field – decorative landscape painting.
Most of my customers were purchasing landscape paintings from my Landscape Gallery. However, some still life bestselling paintings were not left behind.
For example my famous Blueberry artwork that became last year bestseller Number One in many departments such Licensing Art, Art Collections, Jam Labels illustrations and more, found its home this time in Nashville, TN:
And another bestselling still life of mine, Two Pears, went to a new home in Goodyear, AZ:
The Art Collector purchased this artwork on the stretched canvas. And, coincidentally, the original was also painted on watercolor canvas as well. I am glad the realistic approach and the Old Masters style is appreciated by my customers.
I am also so happy that the floral compositions became bestselling artworks in those two months.
For example a simple bouquet of Ranunculus flowers was sold to the customer from Renton, state of Washington:
Three Roses Bouquet watercolor was appreciated by the Art Collector from Lubbock, Texas and became bestseller in January:
And another floral painting bestseller, one of my favorite by the way, the Rose Painting, was sold to the Art Collector from West Palm Beach, Florida:
But because I sell art not only from my website www.artirina.com but through some other venues, such for example ImageKind or RedBubble; sometimes I don’t even know what bestselling art went to what customer. But I am still happy that artworks of mine find a good home. At least I know what art sells there the best.
RedBubble for example established a super new bestseller, the Ruby Slippers. Just in the last few months it was sold more than several dozens of times:
And ImageKind really started selling lots of bicycles. These few are my favorite bestsellers for example:
So speaking of the art that sells I guess the answer is that any artwork can become bestselling when the artist works hard and puts it out to the world. The World will appreciate it, and the art collectors will find you. I am certainly grateful that my customers do 🙂
Today I have two reasons to celebrate.
First of all it is a National Holiday, the 4th Of July. But also, today is precisely fifteen years since I came to the United States Of America.
So many good things had happened in that period. After all, it is a third of my entire life.
I had a great chance to explore by traveling in the U.S. and abroad.
America is a huge country and each state has its own personality, traditions, famous visiting points.
I’ve discovered and re-discovered California, South to North. I’ve visited state of Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, South Carolina, New York, Virginia, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Michigan, and Washington DC.
Many times I brought with me my color palette and enjoyed painting outside.
For example, in Portland I was stunned by the rough ocean shore, gorgeous and powerful:
In Arizona, specifically in Sedona, I felt as if I was visiting Mars not Earth. Monumental canyons caught my artist’s attention:
North of California amazed me with the peaceful Redwood trees landscapes:
Pacific shore is so rich with impressive lighthouses, and I wish I could paint them all. So far, I am only done with three.
Lighthouse at the Point Arena:
Lighthouse in the little town of Trinidad:
And, Point Reyes Lighthouse:
And, needless to say, I’ve explored the area where I live, the famous San Francisco Bay Area. I will never be tired of painting its beautiful scenery such Golden Gate Bridge:
I love painting Bay Area parks and gardens. Here is one of my favorite places, Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park:
Or, what a pretty place is hiding in Berkeley hills, Blake’s Garden with its alleys and sweet poppy fields:
I was lucky to travel abroad in the last fifteen years as well. I visited Russia many times; and, I admired gorgeous cathedrals and monuments there:
I also traveled to Paris, France; and, painted the famous Eiffel Tower multiple times afterwords:
After visiting Italy, I fell in love not only with Italian culture, but as well with Italian language. I’ve even decided to learn Italian and in the last two years earned AA in Italian language, hoping that one day I will return to this country again and be able to practice.
Here are just a few of my paintings that are devoted to Italy.
The town of Siena:
A little town of Positano:
Cozy cafe in Venice:
Speaking of education, besides studying languages, I was also earning an Accounting degree and Fine Art Diploma in these wonderful fifteen years here in the U.S.
After working half of this time for a corporate work; somewhere in 2009 I’ve decided to switch my course 180 degrees and return full time to my Life Calling. I pursued an art career and became professional artist. Little by little I built my Portfolio and my clientele.
Today, I can say that my art has been travelling more than I do. The original and copies of my art are not only throughout the U.S, they are in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Malaysia, Russia, Spain. The illustrations that I painted for my International customers are originally presented in Ireland and Switzerland. And then, they will travel the world in forms of jam labels, yogurt labels, and various sauces.
I am also exited that I was discovered by one Licensing Company and now my Fine Art is sold through venues like Overstock.com, Walmart.com, and many large brick and mortal stores.
These fifteen years were truly remarkable. I know I put a lot of hard work into them. But, I also know I would not be able to do all of it without a huge support from my family, friends and my lovely clients.
There are so many exiting projects are ahead. On one of them, I am actually working in the last three months, but it yet to be released. I will be sharing about this new project soon in the future posts.
Today, I am celebrating wonderful fifteen years in America that allowed me to open myself as an Artist, Traveler, Life Student, and a growing Spiritual Being
Cheers from www.artirina.com !!!