Delicious Still Life Paintings – Decorative and Classic

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Here are some fruits of my labor. For the last month or so I was working on watercolor paintings for one European company. The original illustrations will be used for new line of yogurt products. When the products are on the shelves of the stores, I will definitely share the photos.

But this post presents some new decorative artworks with those delicious fruits and more. I was fortunate to have an opportunity to paint also sweets this time. The still life with Chocolate and Caramel shows two of my guilty pleasures in one artwork. 

Also my recent paintings include Pear Still Life, Still Life With Plums, and Hazelnut watercolor artwork:
artist Irina Sztukowski realism in watercolour
The still life paintings above are created in decorative manner. The background is more semi-realistic and these paintings are unified with one particular stile, where I mixed up the realistic approach with “washed off” background.

Versus, for example,  collection of my classical still life paintings, where you can see that each detail of the background is organically fits into a Classic Old Masters approach:
watercolour realism
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Raspberry Peach And Other Jams Adventure

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Jam Labels
Here is my latest creation for Jam Labels and Kitchen Art designs. Many thanks to my long time customer from local town Danville, California; she, not only supplies me with delicious jams, but also gives me new ideas and helps my imagination flow :).

Meantime in Ireland, the jam labels with my creations now are being born and bring joy to their customers.
The cute jars with labels and colorful lids are shown at numerous food-shows:
They are served in restaurants and hotels:

colorful lids
Looking pretty on the stores’ shelves:

G's Gourmet
And even are delivered to the customers from different locations:
G's Gourmet

Per a newspaper article that I’ve recently read, the owner of G’s Gourmet says: 
“In terms of exposure it was a great opportunity for us to showcase our new brand labels on the nutritional and food service sides. The new labels have more color in them” Helen added. G’s are already in States, specifically in California, where they are stocked in specialty type shops and delis. They are also in Brussels and Luxembourg.” 

Irina Sztukowski jam project
I am so proud to hear these great news. My creations are really ready to be served :0).

They are even placed as the advertisement on G’s Mercedes vehicles: 
Go Jams!! 
(Many thanks to G’s Gourmet and Greenhouse for photo-references)

Jam Session

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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