The Field Trip

art by Irina Sztukowski, farm, farmers, field, grass, hunters, realism, summer, trees, Watercolor
watercolor realism
Two men are resting in the field. Who are they? Are they farmers or hunters? Whoever they are we know they are happy on this farm field, a Summer ranch filled with light, grass,and flowers. 
I called this painting Farmers and Hunters Heaven as in spite of hard work these people enjoy their productive day. 

St. John’s Ranch – Mt Shasta County

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Shasta Mountain County

Shasta County Landscape painting realism in watercolor

Two lovely country scenes were waiting for me when last week long trip get-away brought us to Mountain Shasta county, which is five hours drive north from San Francisco Bay Area.

We were camping in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by the fields and mountains.. Not a sound of civilization, no Internet, not even a cell phone coverage. This truly made me think about serenity and peace.. 

I was painting both artworks in plein-air style, sitting under the warm California Sun. The light breeze was helping to dry my paints that I could move on and on. And only mooing of the cows and birds tweets accompanied me while I was creating. 
I hope the peace and serenity are shown in my works; as, usually, the artist’s feeling influences the paintings
:0)

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The original painting Range Of Mountains – 10″x14″ on 140lb Cold Pressed 100% Arches Professional watercolor
The original painting Bald Mountain – 12″x16″ on on 140lb Cold Pressed 100% Arches Professional watercolor
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Watercolor Poppies – Bay Area Flowers Series

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red yellow pink poppy
Poppies field is an inspiration after visiting Blake Garden in Berkeley hills. The variety of flowers there is amazing: red, yellow, pink poppies; a beautiful quilt made by Mother Nature (with the help of people of course :0). 
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The original painting Poppies is 27″x21″ Watercolor on Hot Pressed 140lb Arches paper


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A Thousand Poppies In The Field

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Maybe because it is Fall came unexpectedly or I have re-read the Wizard Of Oz  when preparing for my Workshop illustrate-a-book; but I was thinking of poppies a lot, and as an artist I could put my imagination on the paper. The poppies in above painting are so light so red against the greed background. They  almost floating in the air.
The poppy field below is more solid. The whole field is flooded by poppies; and, we barely see the green of the grass between the red flowers. These poppies are competing with the blue of the sky and the yellow of the grass on the background:
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And of course I couldn’t omit California Poppies by all means. These cute orange heads are so attractive and Sunny. The poppies became official state flowers of California, and I believe that the Golden State couldn’t choose the better flower than a Gold Poppy for its symbol:
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