Russian Salad – Editorial Illustration – Recipe Book – Page 10

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Recipe of Russian Salad with Editorial illustration of foods
This is Page #10 of a new mini-book that I’ve recently created. It is filled with my editorial illustrations. In order to make this illustrative art, I’ve painted first all illustrations in watercolor, and then Iorganized them one page at the time adding a brief description of each salad. 

Every day before Christmas, as a gift to my followers, I am posting one page of this book (from p.10 to p.1).

If you want to add some creativity to your table, please feel free to use the recipes from this book of mine. 

Enjoy!

More Watercolor Food Illustrations are in this gallery:


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The book 10 Russian Salads Recipes For A Creative Chef is
written by Irina Sztukowski in unusual to a recipe book presentation. It is a
collection of her Family recipes, a visual guide that allows readers to use
their imagination. There are no particular measurements in comparison to a
common recipe book. Person can follow the guidelines, but make the salads to
the taste; e.g. add more oil, reduce the mayo, or substitute sour cream with
any other sauce. Use salt! Don’t use salt! Enhance with favorite veggies. Spice
it up!
The previous post on these editorial illustrations book is here:

Russian Salads Recipe Book – Introduction – Editorial Illustrations

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I am introducing a new mini-book that I’ve created with editorial illustrations. First, I’ve painted watercolor illustrations, and then organized them on each page with fun description of each salad. 

This is the cover page of the book with my editorial illustrations. Each day before Christmas I will post one more page of the book. 

If you want to add your creativity of a chef to your table, please feel free to use the recipes from this book of mine. 

Enjoy!

More Watercolor Food Illustrations are in this gallery:


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California Landscapes – Fort Ross

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A couple of weeks ago I pointed my brushes North and went to explore some new (for me) places.

One of the stops was at Fort Ross, California

For my painting, I’ve picked up this historical landmark. I liked the scene with Old Windmill against a blue sky and the ocean.

The history of this place is interesting and rich.
(I’ve found a few interesting facts online)

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Fort Ross, originally Fortress Ross is a former Russian establishment on the west coast of North America in what is now Sonoma County, California, in the United States. It was the hub of the southernmost Russian settlements in North America between 1812 to 1842. It has been the subject of archaeological investigation and is a California Historical Landmark, a National Historic Landmark, and on the National Register of Historic Places. Nowadays, Fort Ross is a part of California State Historic Park. 
Fort Ross is a landmark in the history of European imperialism. The Spanish expansion went west across the Atlantic Ocean, and the Russian expansion went east across Siberia and the Pacific Ocean. 

For many years following the Russian presence, Fort Ross was preserved and maintained as a single large holding by its successive owners. The site was operated as a rancho through the Sutter and Benitz periods (1841-67), as a logging operation during the Dixon/Fairfax years (1867-73), and as a ranch, port and social center during 1873-1979. 

Although land use changed over time, its continuous status as a large holding helped to bridge the transition from a ranching community to the 3,386 acre state historic park we have today.

In the 19th century Fort Ross had a port in the northwest cove which was used extensively by ranchers in the surrounding community. There was a store, a post office and a telegraph station; the old Russian buildings housed a hotel, a dance hall and a saloon.

 It was one of several social centers for residents of the area. Fort Ross continues to be important to local residents, and many have volunteered their time, resources and expertise to assist in the park’s development and growth.

These days, Fort Ross has changed from a ranching community in the 19th and early 20th centuries, to the popular state historic park of today.

(courtesy to WiKi and FortRoss.org)  
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Back To The Future

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watercolor miniature
It is interesting how things are turning in my life. 
While I was chatting online about visiting Tyrus Wong exhibition at Disney Family Museum, and teaching the guests how to paint dramatic skies by wet-on-wet technique (in the previous post) ; something from the past came to my Inbox. 

My friend sent me photos of the miniatures that I’ve painted almost 20 years ago… I’ve looked at them and recognized the Tyrus Wong style of painting.. 

Hm.. maybe, I looked into the future when I painted these two little pieces back in Russia? 

Who knows! 

But, speaking about my friend’s e-mail, the timing was just right! :0)

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