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:
interior decor

watercolor silhouette
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Organic Lines And Curves

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interior design

In this post I wanted to share my excitement about how great the organic curbs and lines of abstract design (that I’ve recently created) can nicely fit the room interior and bring a lovely complement to a room appearance in whole.

The Purple Rose Petals Abstract (above) is in a sweet harmony with the violet tint and cool tones of the living room interior.

In the next photo, the Vintage Rose Petals make a good statement in the hallway of a house:
Irina Sztukowski home decor idea

Organic Line On Blue highlight the strict design of a black and white interior:

home interior decor Irina Sztukowski

On another hand, the Lines On Green Abstract Painting is complementing this living room coffee table and its natural simple decor:

home decor Irina Sztukowski

And a tapestry of this Purple abstract decorative artwork brings its soothing lines into a peaceful bedroom interior decor:

home decor interior Irina Sztukowski painting

Decorative Flowers

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interior design and decor for wall
As my clients and friends are asking what I am working on these days, I will allow a sneak peek into my virtual artist studio. And, with that said, I am happy to introduce a new collection of Decorative Flowers. My idea is to place a super realistic watercolor flowers on the abstract surface. 

I have created unique earthy designs for the background using watercolor dabbing technique with different natural sponges and variety of colors. 
It allows to make the background sections “to melt” into each other, giving some point of interest; but, meantime, it does not distract from realistic floral paintings. 

This series could be called Botanical; yet, the interesting background makes it exclusive in some sense.
These decorative flowers bunch unites the body of work into a community of color, idea, technique, and style.

It is Botanical yet is is also Semi-Botanical
It is Realistic yet it is also Semi-Realistic
It is Abstract yet it is also Semi-Abstract

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I share here the first three out of a half dozen designs that have been created already. And, as always, more flowers soon will be posted into the Floral Gallery and Decor Interior Design Gallery on my website www.artirina.com 

Interior design for home and office

Abstract Ocean

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Purple abstraction

In these two artworks, which are part of my new Abstract Ocean Collection; I am sailing my artist’s imagination into exploring the ocean colors, and dramatic composition with moving waters.

The first canvas print contains the purple range of colors. The waters are rough. The waves are expressive and random.

Unlike the second abstract painting, which has the softer colors from sky blue to deep ultramarine. This artwork contains more structure. The waves are moving in a certain direction. Yet, the blue blue ocean is still quite chubby and animated:

Blue Abstraction
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Abstract Florals

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red yellow brown design
From the realistic floral (in recent post) I moved to semi-abstract ones. 
I was in search of organic lines that might imply the flowers or leaves; but, meanwhile remain the lines allowing the colors and composition speak for themselves.

I started with warmer color.
And a chosen medium for these designs was acrylic paint. It is water based color; but, the good part, it allowed me to place nice and juicy brush strokes that had some kind of body (thick, visible, and distinguished).

And that how the top design was born. One can see there a flower, some leaves, even a seed pods full of life and color.

Then I moved to a flamboyant leaves that can be an implication of the flickering game of light in a fireplace: 
red yellow home decor

acrylic abstract

yellow red brown design
After warming up my heart and getting a good warm-up with my brush, I moved to a cooler color and this whimsical forest was created: 
blue green acrylic art
 Then even cooler colors came up (ultramarine and purple). They helped me to pour the waves and wind into these abstract floral designs:
organic painting
It was interesting to switch from realism to the abstract, from watercolor to acrylic. Once in a while every artist should try this; to me it helped to “abstract” from what I was doing before and tickle my imagination. 


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Preparing For The Art Show

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Realism In Watercolor
After finishing one unusual commission (I am going to post the details just in a few days), I have received a good news from Evergreen, CO art gallery. Two of my paintings, The Dancing Shoes and In The Bookstore, were accepted into a juried art show “Watermedia: Exploration”.
Now it is time to frame, pack, and mail. I am realizing that it takes a lot of time to do so; besides, the jury was so impressed with my artworks that they offered to select a few more (of my choice) to send for the display in the matted (not framed) format. Yey!
Oh, it is hard to choose. And even though I don’t have too many originals left, I finally made my decision. The selected work will represent a floral theme.

Two were matted with the open edges of the watercolor paper. They have white background and represent botanical studies.

watercolor flowers
and Purple Flowers painting:
Watercolor Realism
Now it is time for me to select, frame, and mat the others. My studio is an Artful Mess today.
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First Daffodils Of The Season

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Fine Art realistic artwork
These gentle yellow daffodils popped-up in my backyard a couple of days ago. I couldn’t resist to pick a bunch and set up a still life.

I intentionally placed freshly picked flowers into an antique Wedgwood vase. It emphasizes the fact how small is the distance between beauty of a two-day-old flower and a century-old pottery. 

The beauty is eternal! 

And the waves and a maze of a pattern of this silk scarf adds the interest to this full of life and color still life.


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Path To The Unknown – Exploring Yupo

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abstraction art
I continue exploring a new surface for painting – Yupo. 
As I said in one of my previous posts, Yupo is a pure synthetic “paper”, which has a plastic feel yet takes watercolor. 
Yupo allows the paint to move freely. It is easy for the artist to pick up the paint if needed; or, even wipe it off completely (back to the white surface). 
I think that this “paper” is good for some abstract art as it provides interesting unpredictable results at the end.
I called this abstract series “Path To The Unknown”. The first artwork was created with Opera Rose and Violet watercolors. It reminds me some kind of magic rock, a stone with veins and minerals. 

The next one looks more like a landscape:
Watercolor On Yupo paper
Rich bushy greens could represent hills, blue for the sky; and, a beige “river” looks like a path with purple-pink flowers…

And the last one has somewhat 3D feeling. After the wet-on-wet dried, I placed a few brown dots on it and rotated the paper. This way Miss Gravity painted some unexpected lines for me:
Watercolor painting
It is fun to explore unknown path and try to find new ways with watercolors.


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Pardon "Mon" French

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decorative design
One day I was feeling like creating some abstract in yellow and purple (two complementary colors that can balance each other very well). The idea didn’t have to wait too long to come. My inspiration that day was right at my desk in the studio: a bunch of French Curves

French Curve is a special tool that artists and drafters use to create a curvy line. I love the shape of the french curve for the soft organic forms, which when applied together can create an interesting whimsical design.

And that how the above artworks got created, not mentioning the next ones: 
watercolor
and the next:
French Curve Yellow Purple
All of those and many other French Curve creations landed in my Decorative Design gallery on FAA.

But my “feeling French” mood didn’t stop at just an abstract artwork. I’ve decided to combine two of my favorite “French” paintings into one, creating a cute Hallmark style design..

And Vuola! I am happy to present:

realism in watercolor French painting
I thought that the portrait of a little girl, a daughter of my friend (whose mom, by the way, came to the U.S. from France); this girl would look very nice with the Eiffel Tower on the back and those fluffy purple clouds.
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Evening Primrose – Another Purple Flower

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Pink Lady Flower
Though this flower sometimes is called Evening Pink Primrose, I got lucky and met it in purple. 

One more painting of Bay Area Flowers series is completed. 

I was able to catch a close up of the flower in the evening Sun, which gave a good 3D effect to the painting. After the painting was finished I’ve made a little research on the flower as I didn’t want to place the post on just “Another Purple Flower“. I found out that:
Originally native only to central grasslands from Missouri and Nebraska south
through Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas to northeastern Mexico, Pink ladies or Pink
evening primrose is an upright to sprawling, 1 1/2 ft.
 perennial, which
spreads to form extensive colonies. Its large, four-petaled flowers,
 solitary from
leaf axils, range in color from dark pink to white. Nodding buds, opening into
pink or white flowers, are in the upper leaf axils on slender, downy stems. The
delicate-textured, cup-shaped blossoms are lined with pink or red veins.
Foliage is usually linear and
 pinnate, although leaves can be entire and lance-shaped depending on locality. A hardy and drought
resistant species that can form colonies of considerable size. The flowers may
be as small as 1 (2.5 cm) wide under drought conditions. The plant is
frequently grown in gardens and escapes from cultivation.
As the common name implies, most evening primrose species open
their flowers in the evening, closing them again early each morning. The
flowers of some members of the
 genus open in the evening so rapidly that the movement can almost be
observed. Pink evening primrose populations in the southern part of its natural
range, however, open their flowers in the morning and close them each evening.
To further complicate matters, populations in the northern parts of its range
tend to open in the evening. 
After the research on Evening Primrose, I’ve accidentally, but to my amazement, discovered the name of those purple flowers that I’ve recently painted, yet struggled to find the name of the species:
Purple Flower
It turned out that this plant is called Madeira Cranebill
The old post on this painting is HERE
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Original Evening Primrose Flower painting is 20″x16″ on 300lb Arches Watercolor Cold Pressed paper
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