Bestselling Watercolor Purple Ballerinas

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Today I want to express my appreciation to an Art Collector who purchased this Purple Ballerinas Silhouettes in Watercolor from Wayfair under my licensing contract. How lovely that people can have this art-piece in their home interior decor now.

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Watercolor Painting of Silver Ballet Slippers for a Beautiful Ballerina

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Watercolor Painting Of Ballet Slippers by Irina Sztukowski
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Watercolor of Silver Ballet Slippers for a young Beautiful Ballerina.

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Waltz Of The Flowers

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Irina Sztukowski watercolor
For the artist that loves flowers and music, it was very easy for me to imagine those two together.
Besides, quite often I listen to the music while I am painting. And, quite often it is classical music. One of my favorite pieces by Tchaikovsky is the music for ballet Nutcracker
The Walt Of The Flowers and Adagio I can listen twenty times a day and never get tired. There is certain magic in each sound and a wave of that music. 
When I listen to it, my brush paints itself, or my brain “composes” the art pieces and I create new designs with previously painted flowers as if it was “by magic” :).

This little series of Walt Of The Flowers (that keeps growing of course), I have added to my Dance Gallery with different watercolor ballerina’s silhouettes.


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Waltz Of The Flowers Painting with Notes

More designs and musical pieces are available HERE.

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Dance. From Cool To Hot!

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Swan Lake Ballet art
Last weekend I have watched an outstanding performance of Smuin Ballet. They were giving only three concerts near the place I live; and, I am so glad I was able to get the tickets and enjoy their Holiday show. 

Smuin ballet is located in San Francisco. They perform all over the country. And they have great team of professional dancers from all over the world. 

I was watching precise movements of the ballerinas and caught myself on a thought that,usually, when I watch ballet, I always afraid that the dancer makes mistake; that there will be a tiny slip or break in the flow. But, this time, I was relaxed, enjoying the professional moves carefully coordinated with music tones. 

The choreography was amazing; the dancers were superb.  
My Dancing series came in mind as I could definitely see there a great friendship between music, dance, and visual arts.

As ballet started with the classical scene, I want to share a few art pieces of mine that correlate so well with the first Act of the concert.

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These watercolor ballerinas silhouettes I placed into the silver frame, to add some cool tones to the sky blue and ultramarine colors. 

Playful white ballerinas’ silhouettes from  my Dancing With The Stars series, have no need to be in color. The white of the bodies shows the movement of the dancer and the watercolor background implies the deep blue blue night:

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The second part of the Smuin Ballet performance, was as they said Cool Ballet. Yet it was really great and cool; I wanted to call it HOT. The second Act was all about Christmas and Holidays songs; and the colors were yellow, red, gold, and sparkly.

Right away, I had a vision of hot dancing ballerinas made in watercolors:

yellow red abstract dance

warm tones abstract painting


The sounds of music added so much vibrant lines into my artist imagination. I saw an abstract floral dance in my mind when watching hot movements on the stage.

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And the last art piece I want to share here, is an abstract warm fantasy of a rising from whimsical Earthy colors ballerina. 
She has tones of Mother Nature in her outfit and monumental beauty of Arabesque dance.

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By now I have around seven dozens of different figurines in my Dance Gallery that were inspired by watching Ballet and Ballroom dancing and by listening to a classical and contemporary music. 


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Healing Art of Watercolor – Published in Somatic Psychotherapy Today Magazine

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Big but pleasant surprise came my way when one of Psychological magazines asked for a permission to place my abstract painting Dancing Water on the cover of their Winter issue. 
On another hand, any abstract painting involves both, spontaneity and careful planing, either it is Artist’s intuition or years of practice, or both. And I guess, the abstract art does trigger people imagination. So, why not! Here is a pure psychology in full its glory:
The Dancing Water (made in watercolor)
Irina Sztukowski
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And here is the link for the Winter 2012 one: 
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Autumn Dance

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I jumped into a pile of raked Fallen Leaves. They flew up to the air covering the Sun for a moment. A sweet, musky smell mixed up with the fresh cold air. The colors were Burgundy, Gold Yellow, and Sap Green. And I was a few decades younger…
These childhood memories were brought by the painting Autumn Dance when I loosen myself up letting the paint dictate a composition; and, the wet watercolors to imply where I should paint the leaves.  
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Original Artwork Autumn Dance is 16″x20″ on Watercolor Arches Board
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Dancing Fire

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When I placed four of my new abstract paintings together, I was surprised myself how the cold wet watercolors could transform into a hot powerful fire. Just in a few brushstrokes the energy of a dramatic composition moves the viewers’ eyes from one figure to another generating a new Dance of Fire.
My favorite Dancing Fire painting remains this one:
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And you can see more Abstract paintings in my Abstract Gallery HERE
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Each artwork is 6″x4″ in Winsor&Newton Watercolors on 300 lb Cold Pressed paper


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What Color is The Tango?

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…or Flamenco?
These few paintings are the part of my new Dancing Collection (in Abstract– Décor – Collage gallery). It
started when I asked myself a question: what color are the dances such Tango,
or Flamenco, or classical ballet? And this question led to an idea to create a
several series of paintings:
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Dancing Fire (part of it you see now)
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Dancing Water (coming in the near future)
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Dancing Wind (need to work on color palette first)
I think that certain dances definitely apply to the descriptions
above as well as certain colors.
For instance, Tango and Flamenco are just begging for Scarlet Red,
Electric Yellow, and Burned Siena.
One of the legends about the origins of Tango is that it came from
Buenos Aires, Argentina; which at the end of the 19th century had quite
a diverse place. A good mix of immigrants from Italy, Spain, Britain, Poland,
Russia, Germany and other European countries brought their touch to the
creation of this pulsating dance. Between 1910 – 1913, Tango was introduced to
Paris and later spread across the Atlantic quickly becoming an international
phenomena.
On another hand, Flamenco dance is pure Spanish and has a long
history going back to 1700s. One legend states that it was named after a
gracious bird flamingo. As that bird Flamenco resembles a beautiful dance of
exotic creature. Different legend claims that Flamenco is the traditional dance
of Spanish Gypsies (flamencos) from Andalusia. 
Both Tango and Flamenco are hot and vibrant, just like their Fire
colors. There is no doubt that a spicy flickering fire is involved in their
music and provocative moves.
This is my color tribute to dance and music.
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6”x4” Winsor & Newton Watercolors on 140 Cold Pressed Paper


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Dancing Pearls

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One day pearls had a dream, they wanted to dance. They sneaked into ballet slippers and waited for their turn…
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I love watching ballet. My childhood city Saint Petersburg is famous by Kirov (now Mariinsky) Theater. I used to come there when I was a kid and always was curious how those tiny teeny girls can dance on their tiptoes barely touching the ground. It seemed so easy so light. When I was around ten my Dad helped the theater to pack their costumes for a business trip; and, when they learned he has two girls they presented him (oh Gosh!) two pair of cute little slippers.. My sister and I tried to dance in them and realized that it is not that easy and light. Good life lesson…
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I painted pearls and ballet slippers together as when looking at them I know how it is difficult go achieve the light flawless dance performance and it is hard to get a pearl from the deep sea. Yet I admire their beauty and loveliness with all my heart and appreciate AWE moment when I see the dancing ballerina or a great piece of jewelry.
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This painting was my first experience on Artistico Fabriano paper. I love its smooth fine surface.
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8″x10″ Winsor & Newton Watercolor on 140 Cold Press Fabriano
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