Realistic Watercolour Illustration On Packaging

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Nectaflor Pastries Watercolour Illustrations Artist Irina Sztukowski

 

Realistic watercolour is now on packaging containers of delicious pastries of Nectaflor Company: half of a Pear and fluffy tasty pastry watercolour painting illustration.

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Pink Rose with the Dew Drops

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Realism in Watercolor

This rose was another commission painting for the Notebooks collection. I loved to paint the dew drops as it’s been a while since I did them. The challenge was to melt them into the painting in order that the eye will see the beauty of the rose fist and the little drops a moment later.
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8 x 10″ Watercolor on Paper, 140 Cold Press Arches

Since then there were so many roses created in my Flower Gallery (click HERE to see all)

Here is just a few of them.
The Morning Rose watercolor painting:

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A Lovely Rose Bud lit by the Sun:
PInk Bloom Extreme Realism
Watercolor Realistic painting
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More than a thousand artworks ranging from realism to a decorative abstract and detailed botanical painting by Irina Sztukowski are presented now on her website  www.artirina.com

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Seashells Seascapes And Artist’s Inspirations

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I was approached by a Great Britain college student who explored my art for a research paper. It is great that young generation is interested in realistic watercolor paintings. This particular person was interested in my Seashells and Seascapes paintings.

I answered a few questions for this little interview; and, I am happy to share them here.



1. How did you start to make these paintings? What got you into it?

Seashells and beach treasures always fascinated my artist’s soul. Since the childhood I would be sketching my findings at the beach. My dad told me that each seashell holds a sound of the sea; and, as a kid I would be placing the large seashells, listening for a long time, imagining where it came from. At home, we had a large collection of seashells, which friends of the family brought from all over the world. Needless to say, my favorite book those days was Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid fairy-tale. My favorite jewelry was a little string of pearls that my grandma gave me. 

2. What do these pieces say/express about you?

Later on in life, I was fascinated with Old Masters Dutch Still Life paintings and Renaissance realism. I’ve research the symbolism of seashells, pearls and water in paintings. I found out that the seashells represented the world of exploration, power and wealth, scientific discovery, and brief passing of time on the planet Earth. Opened seashell suggested vanitas overtones of the brevity of life, or could be interpreted as having erotic implications. And a different shell might represent each continent as visual tribute to the exploratory travel and scientific discoveries of the day. I also learned that Pearls symbolize prosperity and vanity, wisdom and Imperial authority. Both pearls and water have long been symbols of purity and femininity. I started painting seashells, pearls and seascape artworks challenging myself to realism in watercolor when learning from oil masterpieces. I think, all this fascination and thorough research express my love to the history of art, painting techniques, and endless desire to succeed. 

3. What motivated you to create your pieces?

My motivation in creating seashells and other beach treasures paintings was to present not only beauty of Nature but the realistic approach in watercolor that can brings together history and contemporary times, classic oils versus fluid properties of only century and half old medium.

4. Describe your creative process?

When painting still life with shells and pearls, I carefully research the subject. I usually have my models right in front of me. I make a sketch. I take a few photographs. Then I draw detailed drawing but very lightly that the pencil does not overwhelm future watercolor transparency. I never use white (opaque) paint; I leave the white of paper shine through. Sometimes, for the background I use sea salt to make the water and color “curl” and “spread” in unpredictable ways. 
When I create semi-realistic decorative paintings with seashells and water, I marry realistic approach with abstraction. The watercolor is an amazing medium, it can do it all. 
When painting seascapes I follow two types of techniques. One is spontaneous Impressionistic style painting En-Plein-Air, e.g. painting in Nature at the spot. Or, I paint from memory and multiple photographs that I take on my travels. The studio paintings turn out usually more detailed as I invest more time not being tied up by weather condition and sun moving fast.

5. What are the messages/feelings are you trying to get across or expect people to have when interacting with your artwork?

I convey my love to the Nature, timeless beauty of the seashells, pearls, and water into my artworks with a strong desire for my Art Collectors feel my fascination of what the World can offer. A small finding from the beach, a seascape painting inspired by a walk along the shore with my husband, documenting the beauty in my art are priceless. I feel that no treasure of the World can be compared with these simple things. 



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Watercolor Food Illustrations – Delicious Bowls With Veggies And Grains

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Realistic Watercolor Food Illustration by the artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski
I am blessed by amount of commissioned artworks that I had to paint for this project.
Delicious and healthy wooden bowls of steamed veggies and different grains and beans are speaking for themselves. 
Above artwork is of Lentil Bowl with bell peppers, carrots, and zucchini pieces, all painted in watercolor in realistic technique. 

I love painting food. It is my new diet so to speak: instead of eating, I am painting. Okay, I am eating it too 🙂  

Here is another tasty addition to my art collection of watercolor food illustrations portfolio. Such popular these days Quinoa grains with snow peas, eggplant, bell peppers, and garbanzo beans:
wooden bowl of quinoa painting in watercolour
Realistic Watercolor Food Illustration by the artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski

I also loved painting Couscous bowl with tasty veggies, corn, and beans:
painting of Couscous in wooden bowl by artist Irina Sztukowski
Realistic Watercolor Food Illustration by the artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski
But my favorite one was to paint so popular these days Kale Salad with carrots and garbanzo beans:
painting of Kale salad with veggies in watercolor realism
Realistic Watercolor Food Illustration by the artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski
  
More watercolor food illustrations in my Gallery:


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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:
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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:
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Watercolor Flowers Product Line

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Here are my recent creations of I Heart Art series. These gentle watercolor flowers came together in a hidden heart shape to present my love to Nature and its perfection, combining the artist illustrator’s skills and many years of experience.
What I love about these designs that the customer can always have a choice of selecting not only products on which to place these watercolor florals, but as well as to select the size of the image and play with the background.
Here is what  I am talking about. The flower Heart can be cropped with outline of any color. Customer, as an example, can select either yellow or purple background, or any other color that fits the interior design:
realism in watercolor floral designs
I love also how the mug with this watercolor flower heart design looks different from all angles. When you have your morning coffee or tea, you can always turn it towards you with the side that you feel fits your mood for today:

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The tote bags can be also well “redecorated” by customers with simple application on the website that allows to choose which shape of the bag to select and either to keep the background clear white or add some colors to it:

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And of course the cellphone covers “play-game” can be endless and it can be suitable for pretty much all models available on the market:
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Needless to say, the main painting’s clean sweet look with watercolor flowers on a stretched canvas would be a great addition to an interior design and make the wall shine: 

interior decoration for home and office in watercolour
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Dining Room Interior Decor

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I have a blast seeing my artwork in an interior decor settings. This time I want to present how simple and really great different artwork style can decorate an interior of a dining room to either complement or highlight the spirit of the dining room area.

These flowing abstract paintings that I created practically in one day, add a cool sense and ply so well with the blue of the table settings:
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  I love how these mysterious lines like a waterfall of blue, turquoise and purple hues bring to the interior of the dining room so much fluid beauty:



wall art for home and interior
The next interior I want present is all about spring. This Daffodils Watercolor painting looks lovely framed, and bring a fresh Spring into a home:
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This floral artwork truly brings a good highlight of the season to a muted beige-gray interior with the dark furniture:
watercolor of Daffodil flowers
Simple Botanical style paintings with gooseberries fill the light dining room area with vintage charm:

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botanical watercolours
And speaking vintage, these three paintings of Garlic and Olives, Lemon and Ginger, and Sunflowers Bouquet are created in Old Masters Dutch Still Life style and add so much beauty to a classical room interior decor:

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Old Maters Dutch Still Life style artwork for classic interior
I love how the beige of the walls correlates with deep dark tones of the paintings’ background and nice brown tones of the frames:
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Next room is for a French style Art Lover.

My paintings of Eiffel Tower and Watercolor Lilies always remind me my visits to Paris:

French Style interior decor for dining room

It is certain that those two artwork made the interior decor of a dining room area more rich in colors and brought a good taste into the home sweet home:











French Impressionism Style French style artwork for interior decor
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Strawberry Serendipity – Realistic Watercolor Painting

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I was going down the Pacific Ocean coast from a nice mini-vacation with my husband. We stopped at the farmers market to get some vegetables and at the very end decided to get some delicious strawberries:
When I got home I received a new project request from my client, Swiss company, to paint strawberries in realistic manner for one of their client who produces yogurts in Europe. 

The timing could not be more right. Miss Serendipity worked quite well. I grabbed my watercolors and brush and started working on this interesting project. 
Painting realistic strawberries takes patients and lots of time. The artist needs to carefully research the object, plan the color theme, make very detailed drawing, and still keep the whole picture in mind when painting in small sections one after another.

I enjoyed it very much!

And the reward?!! Besides customer satisfaction, I got a nice desert at the end: organic yogurt with homemade honey and … strawberries!!! 🙂
These realistic paintings of watercolor strawberries (Full Realistic Watercolor Strawberry and Cut In Half Strawberry Watercolor Painting) are now available through my online gallery 

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New Artworks Interior Decor

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I love to see how each of my artwork, no matter of the style of the painting, starts “singing” when it is placed into an interior decor. 

The abstract lines in watercolor with its vertical brushstrokes really dictated the colorful decor of that white couch. 

The next, realistic seascape looks so settled an airy above the couch in the living room. I don’t think that any other interior decor is needed here as the artwork itself is pretty informative and inviting:
watercolor interior decor
The next art piece is quite tasty and well suitable for a kitchen or dining room Rustic Chick decor, the painting of pears and green apples on the counter compete with each other in their realism and contrast values:
Kitchen Interior Decor watercolor realism
My green abstract organic lines painting below fits so well this warm interior decor of a living room:
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And for the lovers of all shades of gray, the muted, almost black and white organic watercolor wash on canvas is the best suitable piece for this living room interiors:

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I love how the red-ish pillow attracts attention and adds so much interest to the surrounding grays of these two artworks:

On another hand, the colorful sunny painting with flowers in the next interior decor attracts the most attention of the viewer:
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Winter Landscape Into Interior

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I found a great solution for a Winter landscape by selecting this silver frame. Cool colors of the metallic polish fit so well all the cool hues of the snowy forest with its tall trees of the Sequoia National Park. 

Later, I placed the framed painting into three different interiors. These interiors are very similar by their muted light colors. 

The painting fit all three interiors quite well. It brought rather interesting highlights into each home decor: