Winery in Martinez – My Travel Watercolor Palette Test

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Sketch
As this Summer I am planning on traveling to Europe, I’ve decided to practice sketching. The painting above is done outside in 90+ degrees with my new Travel Watercolor Pallet that I’ve created specifically for this trip.
It was fun to paint Viano Winery combining only limited colors, and thinking about weight and comfort on my future trip.

The new travel watercolor set weighs only 11 oz and will fit a small purse. 
(I’ve placed step-by-step instruction in the post HERE)
DIY project
More Plei-Air paintings are HERE



In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Travel Sketches Book is Published

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World Sketches
My business plan for this year included publishing one or two books with my art. 

One book is out! 
Yey!

I started with publishing a small 26 pages, 9″x6″ book that contains 70 travel sketches. Some of these sketches I made for NY Library between 2010 – 2013; and, some were created for one upcoming art show in San Francisco. 

I thought it would be great to combine all of them in one book 
country sketches
The e-book in 
PDF file
Anyone can order by clicking on this
  LINK 
The hard copy is on Blurb.com below:
Travel Sketches by Irina Sztukowski | Make Your Own Book

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2013 Sketchbook Project – California

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And here the rest of the sketches for 2013 project:









The Sketchbook is ready to travel to NY and explore the World in the Travel Library:
Today (12.21.2012) is my Mom’s Birthday, and some people said it would be the end of the World. Others mention that we are entering a beautiful time of Great Consciousness. Anyway, I am glad that we are alive and prosper. 
After calling my Mom in the morning I looked through the window and saw a gorgeous Sunrise with the Rainbow. Isn’t it a Wonderful Beginning of the day (and a possible new photo reference for a future painting) 
:0)
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2013 Sketchbook Project – California

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My 2013 Sketchbook Project with New York Art Library will be about California, the places I’ve visited and the ones I have some photo references.







Tomorrow I’ll post a few more sketches. The book is almost ready to be mailed.
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All Sketches are on 4″x6″ 90lb Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper
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My previous, 2011 and 2012 Sketchbook Projects are HERE



In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul