Morning Glory Circle And Art Collectors Masterpieces

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My studio is now full of creative projects that directly correlate with a new Botanical Flowers Coloring Book, Volume II.

As soon as I finished painting Morning Glory flowers for the book, my imagination nagged me to create a home decor design for the interior. 
The results are above. I called this piece a Morning Glory Circle. This artwork is a flow of Morning Glory flowers forming into a beautiful wreath with its gorgeous blues and gentle greens. 

Meantime my Art Collectors are sending the results of their work on the Botanical Flowers coloring book volume I. I am so pleased to see the diversity in my dear followers approach: 

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Abstract Acrylic Interior Decor and Cool Merchandise

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Abstract Artwork in Blue and Gray Colors for Interior Decor
New additions to my Abstract Gallery, creative designs painted with acrylic paint. 
These abstract paintings fit organically any contemporary interior decor.
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Abstract Green Organic Painting for Interior Decor

And for the lovers of a cool blue and gray merchandise, there is a great amount of wonderful pillows, bags, notebooks, and even mugs:

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Cool Colors Abstract Art on Merchandise 
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Snowing In The Room

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With these new designs, I am inviting snow, wind, winter blizzard into an interior of a house. And even though the Winter Forest artworks are full of dynamics of the harsh cold season, they bring an interesting accent into a room decor.

The Winter Blue Forest Silhouette adds cool hues to the living room:
When on another hand, this Winter Purple Forest would rock an interior of a all-purple-color lover:
These and other new paintings became a great addition to my Watercolor Silhouettes Gallery on www.artirin.com
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Still Life With Garlic, Olive, and an Old Pot

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This is a watercolor painting in Old Masters Still Life style. 
Garlic, Olive and an Old Pot. In order to achieve the most realistic effect, I placed the objects in front of me; and carefully observed them before painting, then I drew the outlines, covered the Garlic and an Olive with making fluid. As in my other still life I worked first on the background using a mixture of Burnt Siena, Raw Amber, Ultramarine Blue, and Paines Gray Winsor&Newton Artist grade watercolor. And after the background was bone-dry I worked on the Garlic, and Olive with the following techniques: first wet-on-wet, then wet-on-dry, and the last touches were in dry  “thirsty” brush. This helped to achieve a maximum realism for my painting.
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The Original Painting Still Life With Garlic and Olive is 10″x14″ on 300lb Cold Pressed Arches
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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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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!
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Three Abstract Watercolor Paintings
14″X10″ Winsor&Newton on 300 lb Arches Cold Pressed Paper 

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Testing Aquabord

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I am exploring different surfaces for watercolors. Just recently I have purchased Aquabord made by Ampersand in Austin, TX. I always wanted to try something new. This board is not made of paper; however, it allows watercolor to stick to the surface. Although it was hard to move the paint around and achieve the mixing effect with the smooth edges. The surface dries very quickly so if you want wet-on-wet you better put lots of water. Also, I have noticed that this board pretty much does not allow you to use layers. The color would better look if you mix it on a pallet and place it in one touch.
It was very interesting experience to paint on this board. All what I learned painting on paper was challenged.
The good part is that the board does not need to be framed and after using fixative you can basically place it on a wall or put on the shelf. I’ve placed it on the tabletop easel. This art work can make a good gift; and, even it can play as a unique Valentine’s Card 🙂 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
5″x5″ Winsor & Newton Watercolor on Aquabord