Watercolor Painting Of Orange – Artful Vitamins Series

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Painting half orange
Watercolor Painting of Cut Orange by the artist Irina Sztukowski

 Original was SOLD
Prints are available HERE


When I painted these oranges my biggest challenge was those little veins and the highlights on the cut. The main idea was to make everything without a drop of white paint; just by leaving white of the paper.
My favorite part was the orange flower in the corner. I really wanted it to glow and give a good contrast to the orange color.

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Tao House Through Artists’ Eyes Art Show

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Village Theatre Art Gallery opens its doors for visitors of Tao House Through Artists’ Eyes Art Show. The reception is on Saturday, August 25. Everyone who is close to Danville, California, is welcome. 
I am honored to show two of my paintings there:
The Author’s Desk (click on the title to see the details)

White Barn and Old Wagon 
(click on the title to see the details) 

Spread the word about this art show, which is a part of Eugene O’Neill Festival. The Art Show is running through September 22d.
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Small Art From Heart Expo

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Last night I
was contacted by Small Art From Heart exhibition coordinator and got
invited to participate. This exhibition is featuring the artists from around 40
different countries and will be hosted in Newaygo, Michigan in August –
September of this year (www.SAFTH.com). The artists are given the opportunity
to present their small art pieces, ACEO paintings. I chose three originals from
my miniatures collection.  What I liked
the most researching the website and the Exhibit statement that it oriented to
small school children who will be exposed to the art, get inspired, and try to
make their own. Therefore, with my absolute pleasure, I am placing my three
artworks for a donation to benefit a children’s charity. It always feels good
to apply your talent for a good cause.
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2.5″ x 3.5″ Paintings. Winsor & Newton Watercolor on 140 Cold Pressed Arches watercolor paper

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Step-by-Step Painting Video – Boys And The Ocean

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It is time to place some step by step pix in one place; and, I thought a short video shot will really serve me well. Here is one more video created today:
https://youtu.be/Lv-3vTgK7EU 

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Ranunculus Painting – Final Phase

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My Ranunculus commission art piece is completed. I am glad my client is happy. And the fact that she was going to give this original painting to her mom for Mother’s Day gave me an idea to create a cute Happy Mother’s Day card as well. These flowers look so good in any composition. I played with the few close-up’s and was very happy with the results (here is the link for cards if you wonder )
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Original Art was 8″x10″ Watercolor on 140lb Arches Cold Pressed Paper

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Ranunculus Painting – Phase V

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My flowers are starting look like flowers. One more day to work and  I will finish them. The bottom picture shows how I protect the painting background when painting main subject.
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10″x8″ Watercolor on Paper (Step-by-Step Project,, Art Commission)
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Ranunculus Painting – Phase IV

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Today I continue working on flowers. There are two hundred more petals to paint. I call it Meditation. This weekend it should be finished. Just keep painting :0)

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10″x8″ Watercolor Painting.

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Amazing Discovery

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Amazing discovery for me of course. I was uploading my recent watercolor miniatures to one of the Artists’ web site ( I have gallery on www.IrinaSztukowski.NoBullART.com great site by the way, and free for artists, check it out)
And I just realized that I’ve made more than 25 miniatures for the last couple of months. Not a big deal for someone maybe, but a good one for me.
But the greatest discovery was that I all of a sudden understood that I live MY life. You know how it usually goes, you think that this is just a day, the life is somewhere there. It is hard to be in the moment. So last night I was in that MOMENT. What a great discovery 🙂 !!!

LIVE YOUR LIFE Friends!

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Butterfly Watercolor Painting

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SOLD
It was only a few seconds that this butterfly allowed me to take pictures; and it was only twenty minutes that I allowed myself to paint it today.
This happy butterfly lives in glass dome of Academy of Science Museum in San Francisco. I find that painting butterflies gives these beauties a second lives as we all know they don’t live long.
The challenge for me was to paint background (wet on dry) using not too much wetness in order to continue the flower and the butterfly itself with minimal bleeding. After I was done with the first washes I happily realized that there are only 10 minutes passed. So I had whole 10 more minutes to focus on the details of that little creature.
Size 8 ½ x 7 ½ “, Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Windsor & Newton Artist Watercolor

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An Egg Watercolor Painting

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SOLDI have made this painting a couple years ago. My friend was telling me about her experience of painting an egg in one of San Francisco State College art classes. She said her teacher was so precise and so critical about eggs painting that she was sweating very much on her painting. We decided to try painting an egg right away and half hour later there are two beautiful eggs were born. Today I looked at this painting and thought: How could I make it? there is not even direct light from one spot! I guess it was just inspiration. Ah, and the paper is under the egg is the piece from the grocery store bag..One day I should try it again!

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