Cherries – Aquabord Study

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One more study of Aquabord. I love the texture, but it is not easy to paint on this surface; yet the decorative effect wins the prize and I think this small thick square boards will make a very good affordable gift for the art collectors that do not want to spend a fortune but still want to make a unique gifts to their friends and family. I especially love how it looks on the easel. More pictures are here

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5″x5″ Winsor & Newton Watercolors on Aquabord 1/8 thick

In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Curious Eyes

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It is amazing how two curious eyes can make us happy and smile. My client found me on Etsy and purchased this Sniffer for her mom in Canada. I painted this dog from memory, I don’t know his name or where he lives. I don’t even know if it is HE or SHE. But I am very happy that these two curious eyes and one wet sniffer will make happy one old sweet lady in a different country 🙂

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3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ Watercolor on Paper

In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Gifts That Don’t Hurt Your Wallet

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In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

From Realism to Abstract

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Flowers always fascinate me. There is such a thin line between realism and abstraction-ism when painting a flower. Sometimes when I paint petal after petal I get lost in the form; but after the work is done it looks pretty real.

I was thinking about this when dividing my Pink Rose painting (not painting, print of course) into six equal pieces.

I decided to make casters last weekend. And I wanted to step out of the box and combine puzzle idea and my painting with utilizing the artful piece into a useful one.

You can see how it turned out by clicking here: http://artgiftsfromirina.blogspot.com/

The original Rose:
Size 5″x7″ 140 Cold Press Watercolor Paper

More Art by Irina Sztukowski is presented on her website  www.artirina.com