To The Lighthouse – Point Reyes, California

California, Deer, Good Morning America, lighthouse, ocean, original painting, Point Reyes, realism in watercolor, rocks, sea, shore, Sztukowski, Watercolor
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Painting outside requires a lot of things. One of them is to drive sometimes to the “lands end” .. This happened to me last weekend when my sister and I joined CWA at our monthly plein-air meeting. The selected location for that weekend was Point Reyes, one and a half hours away  historical place on a shore. A gorgeous place! As the matter of fact ABC program Good Morning America named it one of the 10 most beautiful places in America. And I need to add: The Foggiest. When we drove to the Lighthouse the fog was covering the hills as a blanket. We even didn’t notice a deer until it came close enough to the road; and, if you can see the buck cared less of people presence. He was staying gracefully and posing for a picture. 
Point Reyes National Seashore is a 71,028-acre (287.44 km2) park; and, I believe its heart is in the place where they built the Lighthouse: on the rocks, in the fog, wind, and only 52 degrees F (around 11C). brrrrrr… but still beautiful! Although, we only lasted a couple hours and had to go home to finish the paintings. 

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Original Watercolor Paintings:

Point Reyes Lighthouse 10″x14″ on 140lb Arches Block Cold Pressed Paper
Deer In The Fog 9″x12″ on 140lb Arches Block Cold Pressed Paper

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Still Life With Onion Lemon And Ginger

classic, ginger, Irina, lemon, onion, original painting, Painting, realism, realism in watercolor, Red Onion, Sztukowski, Watercolor, watercolour
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This is a watercolor painting in Old Masters Still Life style. Red Onion, Lemon, and Ginger. I have carefully observed the object before painting, then drew the outlines covering with making and worked first on the background giving it a good wash of the grand mixture of Burnt Siena, Raw Amber, Ultramarine Blue, and Violet Winsor&Newton Artist grade watercolor. After the background dried I worked on the objects employing my favorite techniques: first wet-on-wet, then wet-on-dry, and at the end dry brush applications. This helped to achieve a maximum potential for this realistic painting.
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The Original Painting Still Life With Onion Lemon and Ginger is 10″x14″ on 300lb Cold Pressed Arches
In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul