Emergency Berries

art that sells, bestseller, bestsellers, blueberries, blueberry, commission painting, illustration, jam, labels, Sztukowski, Watercolor
I’ve received a call from my customer for an extra Jam Label project. This time it was Blueberry Label. Thank Goodness I had photo reference for the berries. I just went outside and grabbed the blueberry bush leaves.. and to my absolute surprise: I’ve found that our blueberry bushes started blooming getting confused with warm weather.. Oh well, first, the apple tree surprised me, now blueberries. I guess it served me as an artist well though . And I hope the jam will be as sweet as my painted berries :0)
I was so pleased to see the photo from my customer, who is now utilizing the Jam Label Project and making a wonderful jam:
I hope my Blueberries Painting will build a Greater Pyramid. 
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The original art work Blueberries is 8″x8″ Watercolor
In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Muy Caliente! Pineapple Habanero – Jam Labels Project

artist that takes commission, commission art, habanero, Home Decor, home sweet home, jam, jam labels, orange, pineapple, red, spicy, Uncategorized, Watercolor, yellow
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My Jam Labels project is developing into very interesting and a creative venue. Not only my customer makes delicious sweet jams, she also mixes a sweet with a heat. And here is the great wild example, pineapple habanero. When I received her request to paint that spicy family my mind was wondering how to accomplish this unusual combination, how to place papers next to the pineapple in the way they compliment each other. 
I cut my pineapple and left its beautiful leaves for the contrast. The habanero peppers were placed on both sides to give a stability to the composition. Their tails are up in the air as if whole painting is smiling. I swear when I painted this piece my mouth was watering just from thinking of flavor, sweetness and richness of this combination.
 And the good part to work on such projects such Jam Labels is that my customer provided me with the sample. And oh yeah: It was delicious! 
Muy Caliente!!!
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And here is one of the labels:
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8″x10″ Watercolor on Arches 140lb Cold Pressed
In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Jam Session

apricot, art, commission, food, fruits, Home Decor, illustration, jam, labels, peach, realism, realism in watercolor, Still Life, strawberry, Uncategorized, white peach
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Just like an informal meeting where musicians play together in a Jam Session, my dear customer and I are working on a lengthy but absolutely enjoyable and creative project – A Jam Labels Session. Our first creations involve my Apricot Painting and White Peach painting. I am learning a ton of tricks with PhotoShop to clear the backgrounds and make the files appropriate for the labels. The colors for the labels should be rather bold and bright than containing an artistic realism with complimentary shadows, vanishing perspective, etc. The labels might be as small as 1″x1″ and they still should “read” the image and letters. 
Here are our fist attempts of the Jam Labels Project, which as you can see are definitely made with Love:
Yes, there is still so much to do and play with, but already, just by looking at them my mouth is watering and craving one of these delicious jams!
Stay tuned for more Jam Labels creations :0)
In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul