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.

Art Gallery To Visit And Enjoy : Watercolor Silhouettes

 

Licensing Contract for Art Interior Decor

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A Licensing company proposed to sell my art in several venues with two year contract. 
They selected more than two hundred pieces from my Watercolor Silhouettes and Bicycles  Galleries to deliver beautiful  canvas prints, decals, and framed art to the Art Collectors all around the country with Free Shipping for over $49.00 purchases. The prices for the artworks are pretty competitive too.

I love the clean and precise presentation of my art on their website:

Cheers from 

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Bestsellers Of The Month – Watercolor Paintings – Month Of September

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seascape with girl on the beach watercolour artwork
I would like to share here what kind of paintings from my website www.artirina.com were selling in September. It was wonderful to realize that there were some distinguished themes from customers of different locations that loved purchasing artworks. Perhaps people already thinking about Christmas gifts or perhaps it is influence of the upcoming change of the season, but the paintings that my Art Collectors loved and purchased in September were quite diverse and sometimes unexpected.

The girl and the ocean painting long time is my very favorite bestseller. Many art collectors, including the one from Ottawa, IL that purchased large print in September enjoying this artwork in their homes.

Local customer from Martinez, CA decided to purchase my painting of Martinez Marina Bridge. It was so nice to imagine that this artwork will be hanging in the same town that it was painted

Bridge over Marina in Martinez CA artwork
International customer from Glasgow purchased romantic landscape with Golden Gate Bridge and Two Love Birds:

A couple at the Golden Gate Bridge watercolour art
Another International Art Collector from Quebec, QC, Canada purchased fresh and colorful still life with Rhubarb for the kitchen decor:

rhubarb still life painting in watercolour

It looks so nice in a white wooden frame. 

Other customers ( from Burleson, TX; Hermitage, TN; San Francisco, CA; Floyds Knobs, IN; and from Aurora, CO) were mostly interested in the landscapes and seascapes for their home interior decor:

Carmel by The Sea watercolour painting California seascapes

lake sunset girl pier reflections on the water

Watercolor of two umbrellas on the beach landscape art

Inspiration Point Orinda California landscape artwork

Lake Tahoe landscape watercolour artwork
Cheers from 


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Venice Italy – Verticals Vs Horizontals

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Italian Sketches Italy artworks
Visiting Venice on my business trip last month, I was astounded by all the vertical lines that strike the artist’s eye: tall buildings, narrow streets, long endless canals…

In my painting, San Marcos Square, I wanted to “lock” vertical tower into a horizontal frame of Doge Palazzo arches to show the controversial view point: 

On another hand, in my digital art photography, I pointed at all the verticals of tall going-into-the-sky buildings that surround peaceful canals. The buildings are like jeweled frames where canals represent emerald, turquoise, or sapphire stones. And the color of that “stones” depend on the weather and can change any second.

Each artwork contains the ancient sights with the curious tourists riding in gondolas, exploring the beauty of Venice:

Cheers from
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Bestselling Art

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travel painting sketch
It is a good time to mention bestselling art of the first quarter of this year. I will just mention here a few of them, that truly became best of the sellers from my art world collection of watercolor.
Above painting of Stockholm was purchased by an art collector, surprise, surprise, from Sweden. I am so happy that this painting print, which is already one of my bestsellers since 2010 now will decorate a house in Uddevalla, Sweden.

Another bestselling watercolor that I want to point out and I am not surprised that it was precisely in the fist quarter, the Water Lilies that I painted one day being inspired by Claude Monet .. And surprising enough, the museum Legion Of Honor was hosting the Monet exhibition this year. I loved visiting this exhibit with its bestselling art two times this year. And here are my Water Lilies bestseller, mine are painted with watercolor on a special watercolor canvas:

inspired Monet
These watercolor lilies traveled to Clayton, MO to decorate my art collector’s house.

The Art Collector from Californian town Torrance, decided to purchase White Oleander painting of mine in a beautiful gray frame. Here is this bestseller in all its beauty:

framed art watercolor flowers realism category
And I was not surprised that my bestselling Italian painting with ancient town of Siena, was purchased this quarter as  well. By the way, the second quarter of this year I am planning to visit this town for business and will paint many more beautiful paintings of its churches, streets, flowers that most likely are keen to become bestsellers of the following year 🙂 . I love Italy, and even devoted a Gallery to this country, this gallery now has more than 100 paintings.
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I am so happy that my travels help my art collectors bringing the art with beautiful places around the world into their home interior. As a good example this bestselling artwork with the view of Golden Gate Bridge through Lincoln Golf Park (the 17th Hole) which is so loved by my customers. This time  art collector from Fairfield, California purchased this art for the home decor:

Lincoln Park San Francisco by Irina Sztukowski
Another bestseller from my Travel Collection went to one International customer from Malta. This art collector was interested in a Russian Cathedral, the Blood Cathedral from Saint Petersburg (the city where are was born):

Irina Sztukowski watercolor artwork from travel series
And needless to say, my bestselling art pieces were also printed not only on canvases, paper, metal prints, and framed artworks; but as well on different merchandise. 
Such for example bestselling watercolor with dancing Ballerina was loved by the art collector from El Segundo, CA and purchased on a few blue pillows for living room decor:

art on merchandise blue pillows decor
Another International customer from Australia (Tarragindi, QLD) wanted to have my Baby Room bestseller on the cellphone cover. Ah, the ideas of the art on merchandise are truly endless, aren’t they!! 

turquoise baby blue artwork
What a great artful year I am having!!! I am so glad that so many art collectors (I’ve not even mentioned all due to the length of the article here) wanted to purchase my art from:









Spring Blossoms Pink And Purple Sunrise

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acrylic painting by Irina Sztukowski
Even though here in California, Spring is slowly moving into Summer, and many trees already dropped their blossoms while teeny tiny fruits are forming on their branches, I am still in awe with Spring Blossoms at their peak of the season.

This artwork of Cherry Blossoms is created with acrylic paint. I wanted to show how another of my favorite water medium works greatly revealing fine texture of the paint on paper:
purple artwork by Irina Sztukowski
And recently, looking at my artwork from the bird’s view point, I’ve noticed that purple is becoming one of my favorite color. I’ve created so many artworks with this hue that I felt that there is a need to collect them into a separate gallery. 
I called this Art Gallery –
It has paintings from abstract to realism with all shades of purple color from sweet gentle lilac to deep violets:

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Purple artwork fit interior decor so organically. They bring great deal of light and air into a room interior:
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New Artworks Interior Decor

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watercolor by Irina Sztukowski
I love to see how each of my artwork, no matter of the style of the painting, starts “singing” when it is placed into an interior decor. 

The abstract lines in watercolor with its vertical brushstrokes really dictated the colorful decor of that white couch. 

The next, realistic seascape looks so settled an airy above the couch in the living room. I don’t think that any other interior decor is needed here as the artwork itself is pretty informative and inviting:
watercolor interior decor
The next art piece is quite tasty and well suitable for a kitchen or dining room Rustic Chick decor, the painting of pears and green apples on the counter compete with each other in their realism and contrast values:
Kitchen Interior Decor watercolor realism
My green abstract organic lines painting below fits so well this warm interior decor of a living room:
watercolor by Irina Sztukowski
And for the lovers of all shades of gray, the muted, almost black and white organic watercolor wash on canvas is the best suitable piece for this living room interiors:

all shades of grey artwork
I love how the red-ish pillow attracts attention and adds so much interest to the surrounding grays of these two artworks:

On another hand, the colorful sunny painting with flowers in the next interior decor attracts the most attention of the viewer:
watercolor realism

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Winter Landscape Into Interior

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I found a great solution for a Winter landscape by selecting this silver frame. Cool colors of the metallic polish fit so well all the cool hues of the snowy forest with its tall trees of the Sequoia National Park. 

Later, I placed the framed painting into three different interiors. These interiors are very similar by their muted light colors. 

The painting fit all three interiors quite well. It brought rather interesting highlights into each home decor:


Whimsical Garden Decorative Design

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In my new collection Whimsical Garden, I am using some old watercolor techniques with a new approach. I decided to block the color with the help of protective medium in order to allow the watercolor to flow only in one particular area. It reminded me batik style technique but with the new trick. The possibilities of this kind of style are endless. 

Here is another one for example:
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I have selected the color pallet from light green to deep Paynes Gray thinking about departure of the Summer. 
It was fun to imagine these designs on the stretched canvas prints with mirrored sides :
stretched canvas prints
Whimsical Garden III  (above on the left)
Whimsical Garden IV (above on the right)

Also, this style of decorative watercolor was “screaming” to me to try it on pillows designs:
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Home decor

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And I wouldn’t be true to myself if I have not tried to see how these designs will look in the simple off-white and black interior. 
It was looking pretty good as the matter of fact:
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Another design that was created in the same color theme, was the Organic Decor that has softer lines and mellow edges. I used wax application in order to achieve this effect.
Here is the end result.

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This soft organic paintings looked sweet on any decorative style print and even on bags:
Irina Sztukowski Art
Yes, Summer might be almost over, but my Decorative Gallery will have the memory of this season forever 🙂 

Cheers from www.artirina.com 

Sunset And Trees Watercolor Lesson

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These three landscapes look quite similar yet they all have their own story.
The first one was painted from the photograph that my friend gave me one day. She took this picture while traveling with her husband long time ago. I loved the bright sunset and black monotone trees on the foreground. Half year ago, the same dear friend lost her beloved husband of 51 years. When recently we were talking on a phone I asked her if she might be interested in watercolor lesson to try something new in her life. I offered her to paint the same bright landscape that you see on the left. She listened to my offer in disbelieve: How can she paint if she only held a brush once in her life. When she visited my studio, I performed the lesson to her, explaining step by step how to paint this bright sunset landscape. She did a great job. We had so much fun. And she left with completed artwork and a happy feeling that she learned something new that possibly might become a new hobby. 
The third painting I created when I was teaching last weekend a retired couple. The husband was looking forward to rejuvenate his love to watercolor that he developed long time ago when he was 15 years old. But the business life kept him away from this hobby; yet, now he was trying to grab the brush again. His wife never painted in her life, but she also was curious to try it. We painted together and both of them ended up with a finished artwork to bring home. 

And now, I want to explain step by step how to paint this bright, yet quite simply executed beautiful landscape in 10 easy steps.

Materials:
Paper (better 300lb Arches Watecolor Paper)
Flat Brush (any brush is good approximately 1 inch wide)
Round Brush #8 or #9 (approximately 1/4 inch in diameter)
Round Brush #4 or #6 (approximately 1/8 in diameter)
Sponge (either natural or just torn kitchen sponge)
Container for water and couple of paper towels.
Watercolor paints (better in tubes)
Red
Yellow
Purple
Black
(yes, only four colors with make this painting shine!)

Step 1:
Water the paper with flat brush
Step 2:
Paint two horizontal strips of yellow in the middle leaving a white 1 inch stripe in between (using same flat brush)
Step 3:
Next to the yellow (while it is still wet) paint the red color in diagonal streaks above the second yellow line and horizontal streaks below (using the round brush #8 or #9) . Because paint is hitting the wet yellow color, it will melt and create a nice soft clouds like feathers.
Step 4:
Next to the red, add some purple diagonal streaks on the top (the sky area) and horizontal on the bottom (using the same round brush). Make sure that purple doesn’t touch yellow as it might create unwanted gray messy color. You can also add black color above purple to make the sky more dramatic. 
Step 5:
While paper is still wet, in the space that you left white (from the step 2) you can place a little uneven purple line that would indicate a forest line in the far background.
Step 6:
Relax and have a cup of tea as you need the wet painting to dry completely.
Step 7:
When painting is completely dry, take the round brush #4 or #6 and dip it generously in the black paint. Paint uneven vertical lines indicating the trees, and horizontal smaller lines indicating branches. 
Step 8:
With the black paint paint the waves underneath of each tree. These waves will be reflections of the trees.
Step 9:
Grab a sponge, deep it in the wet black paint and start applying with gentle dabbing motion around the tree branches. 
Step 10:
Enjoy completed artwork! 
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