Botanical Flowers Coloring Book Volume II

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Photo of a new Botanical Flowers Book Back and Front Covers
Botanical Flowers Coloring Book has been published. 
I am very happy to incorporate there thirty of my customers favorite flowers:
 
Camellia 
Water Lily
Clover 
Poinsettia
Fuchsia
Crocus
Ranunculus 
Bird Of Paradise
Tiger Lily 
Clivia
Morning Glory
Foxgloves 
Sweet Pea 
Lupine
Cornflower
Marigold 
Zinnia 
Peony
Geranium 
Chinese Hibiscus
Daisy
Gladiolus 
Marshmallow Flower
Queen Elizabeth Rose
Wisteria 
Aloe Vera
Rhododendron
Purple Magnoia
Protea
Gerbera Daisy 
 
 
Here is a “little” description of my work 🙂
 
This book contains thirty unique flower drawings with their botanical names and the same drawings with their common names. 
 
Use your imagination with the help of pencils, markers, or watercolors to bring these drawings to life. Make sure to either detach the page you are working on or place an extra clear page behind the drawing when using watercolors or markers. A bonus is waiting for you at the back of this book: half dozen designs suitable for handmade greeting cards. Also, this book has helpful tips on framing your art. Stepping away from worries of the day is easy with this book! Relax, enjoy, and create! 
 
This coloring book is suitable for adults and kids. Whole family fun. Its unique designs have different levels of complexity. Today world becomes busier and busier every single day. Technology separates family members by distracting with emails and social media. It becomes difficult to fine peace with blinking screens of laptops, cellphones, and other electronic devices. This constant rush creates stress and makes people burnt out and brings them away from present moment, from joy and happiness. 
 
Features: 
• 30 beautiful, stress-relieving Flowers with their common names, designed to occupy your mind and unleash your creativity. 
• 30 flowers with their scientific name. Same designs; but, more science for you to learn. 
• Half dozen unique Greeting Cards designs. 
• Different levels of detail, from easy drawn flowers to more intricate ones. Pick any picture from anywhere in the book; and, depending on your mood of the day, start your creative journey. 
• Printed on large 8.5×11 high quality paper with plenty of space for you to be creative and work on the details. And if you use black ink, you can always add more details around each flower. 
• As each drawing is printed with the reverse side blank, when you are done coloring, you can detach your unique artwork and frame it. This book has helpful tips on how to frame your beautiful art.
 • These flowers are perfect for decorating with colored pencils, markers, gel pens, watercolors, or crayons. 
• When you think about creative gift, feel free to share your passion for coloring and give your friend a gift of relaxation. Or, enjoy a good time of coloring session with family. 
• Coloring alone is also beneficial. It is calming, stress revealing, and meditative. 
 
Add the color to your life! 
 
Many people now finding out that coloring is great activity for anyone who wants to rejuvenate their thought process, relax by releasing mind from overwhelming stress. And the rising popularity of adult coloring books certainly shows that the genius is in the secret of its simplicity. It is easy to dive into the world of creativity suitable for both, children and adults, anyone who is not afraid to try new things, new experiences, and eager to learn anything new. There are no rules or special instructions. You can’t be right or wrong. The only things that you will need are few coloring tools and your imagination. 
Live to create! 
Bring the designs of this book to life! 
Relax and enjoy being in present moment!
 
Cheers from 
 
 

 

Botanical Flowers Drawing & Watercolor Meditative Process

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Painting of Sweet Pea flower and Clover
Today, when I was painting wildflowers for a new coloring book, Botanical Flowers Volume II, I understood how the thoughts and the process of creation influence the mood of the painting and later on will influence the person who colors my art. 

The music was playing in the background. The thoughts were drifting to a wildflowers field, to my childhood, to the place where are no worries or concerns. 

How lovely.

It was a true meditative, serene, peaceful process! 

Can’t wait to share my book with my followers. Just a few weeks between today and the time when it hits the shelves of the book stores 🙂

My next step is to work on the cover page images. 


Cheers from 

Live To Create!!!


Coloring Book – Great Party Gift And Entertainment

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One of my dear followers mentioned to me that my coloring books:


will be a great party favor gift at the events like weddings or celebrations, or Birthday Party entertainment. And yesterday, I was a witness myself how true that statement was. 
My friend and I had an art field trip to a De Young Museum. It was educational and wonderful day. After driving in traffic back home, I realized how tired I was. When we landed resting after our productive “rest” in the city; I pulled my coloring books stacks and we started coloring, while listening to a nice relaxing music, talking and truly enjoy the end of the lovely day with all our hearts and souls. 

I am so glad that all my customers and followers can get a simple joy by just coloring the drawings, and be a part of a creative Team 🙂
Cheers from 

Live To Create!!!


Christmas Gift Ideas – Live Report

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watercolor Holidays Decor
Just a week ago I created a new Gallery on my website www.artirina.com that is called Gift Ideas and as a token of my appreciation posted a little discount code for my customers ( GVVPSS at the check out point); as already my lovely customers and Art Collectors started purchasing prints from my website :).
It is so great that two Poinsettia paintings went to Palos Heights from the state of Illinois:

watercolor Holiday decor
Both of these Poinsettia paintings look so festive as Holidays interior decoration.

And the local customer from Bay Area San Francisco decided to greet the guests by placing my Christmas Angel painting in the hallway of a lovely home:watercolor holiday decor

Many thanks to all my dear Art Collectors, who purchased or going to purchase gifts from my website , for appreciating my art!
💖
Here are the galleries that are worth exploring in the spirit of Holiday Season:

and,of course, a new gallery:

Fall Leaves – Fall Decor

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Detailed Image is HERE

Detailed Image is HERE
I was always wondering how it is to be a commercial artist. 
Last week I finished an original art piece with Fall Leaves and combined four images together in some sort of Fall Kaleidoscope   . It was certainly fun and completely changed the composition of the original art.
Then I created several more “commercial” art pieces with this fall decor on my Zazzle shop
Took a lot of time and effort; but the results are impressive: 
and the list is going on and on! I think I used up all my creativity here ;0)
Full blown Thanksgiving Fall Theme is right HERE
One young music composer that I’ve recently met online told me that she likes my slogan: Live To Create! I told her that this very true; and even the slogan is not said by me originally; I really do love and live to create, am I not ? :0)
In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul



A Thousand Poppies In The Field

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Detailed Image is HERE
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:
Detailed image is HERE
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:
Detailed Image is HERE
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More info on Red Poppies is HERE
More info on California Poppies is HERE
For more beautiful artworks on Realism in Watercolors 
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In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul


Eiffel Tower – Phase V and VI

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The stage V and VI of the painting look as if I was rebuilding The Eiffel Tower from the top gradually grounding the construction, isn’t it.. In the stage V, I started placing the details high above moving slowly to the bottom in order to give the weight and to see the contrast. 
Stage VI is the most enjoyable as the tower starts looking almost completed; yet, still there is a lot of work to do. One would say, it is done, just work on the figures a little; but, I think I cared away with the lacy look of the Eiffel Tower. I caught myself while painting that I felt being in Paris that exact moment, physically! Great feeling, eh. And it’s not too expensive way to travel ;0)
And here is one more highlight from my artistic journey: the painting Apricot Blossoms won the First Place in May theme  SPRING in Yahoo Group.
Larger Image of the painting is HERE
In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Eiffel Tower – Phase I and II

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The drawing on the left and the first wash on the right.
When I drew the tower I started with the main shape going slowly into tiny details, yet did not want to place too many of them to avoid the pencil marks showing too much. 
The fist wash was made wet-on-wet. I used Alizarin Crimson and warm yellow to give the sun reflection on the clouds. The Ultramarine blues with Violet Purple fit right in for the clouds shapes. Yet it was only the beginning. The clouds would need to be touched several times here to achieve the intensity of the night Paris sky. 
At this stage of painting I was not concerned neither about Eiffel Tower construction details, no figures. The main focus was on area, which will help the Eiffel Tower to shine.
In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Rebuilding The Eiffel Tower

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Detailed Image of the Original Painting: Here
My client asked if I could paint The Eiffel Tower for her (original art was recently sold) but instead of one lady she wanted to see two young girls. The painting would be a gift to her friend who she met in Paris. When start working on the new art piece, and having the original image handy, I wanted to make a new one as if it was the only painting I ever did of The Eiffel Tower. I’ve been to Paris twice; but unfortunately pictures didn’t turn out great (a good excuse to go there again, eh :0) .. 
The day I’ve received the commission request the skies in my area were so beautiful and so dramatic that I rushed to take a good photo reference to have it for my future art:
Even though the girls’ figures on the painting were important they should not distract the attention from the main subject, The Eiffel Tower. Better, if they would be engaged in some kind of conversation, and maybe about the beauty of Paris and the Eiffel Tower itself. 
I made a few figure sketches for my client to choose. I really wanted to leave the scarf on one of the girl to show not only the style, the breeze; but more, keeping it as the romantic Paris-like piece, which by flowing with the wind would bond two figures together. And, it should be the brightest spot of the figures. The figures were supposed to be painted pretty much in one color: 
This sketch (above) was engaging but it was a little detached from the mail subject.
My client chose this sketch. It was not only showing a nice conversation, but as well the dynamics. One girl was pointing towards The Eiffel Tower as if they just discussed its grandiose beauty, which suddenly appeared from the cloudy skies. 
Stay tuned. Tomorrow I am posting first two phases of the painting.
In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul