Watercolor Chestnut on Migros Saison Packaging

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Realistic watercolour painting of Chestnut by the artist Irina Sztukowski Design by Allink.ch

From Artist’s Studio to a great designers team at Allink and to the shelves of the stores in Europe; what can be better for artist illustrator than to see the artwork go live!

 

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Is Watercolor Sweet?

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Watercolor Caramel and Chocolate illustrations by artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski. 

Watercolor Caramel and Chocolate illustrations by the artist illustrator Irina Sztukowski.

This is a sweet collage completed with two of my favorite things and an addition of a beautiful porcelain bowl & gentle Daisy Flower.

I painted Caramel and chocolate for two packaging designs for one of my corporate clients, and the sugar bowl was painted for another customer. This still life painting combines my work on three different packaging designs for two International clients’ commissions from two different countries.  So, the answer to the question above: Is Watercolor Sweet? the answer is: Oh Yeah!! And it also unites nations making the watercolours an international medium, which brings joy!

I have the proof 🙂

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Watercolour Illustration Fruit And Berries

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It was such a pleasure to paint those delicious fruit and berries for my client G’s Gourmet Jams.

I was able to use my favorite technique here, realistic approach in watercolor. This technique even though takes a lot of time to accomplish a painting, but it is surely rewarding. Learning from Old Masters of Dutch Still Life, I discovered the truth about my favorite medium, watercolour. The shadow behind the painted fruit and berries illustration allows 3D effect; and, the vivid colors that I used when painting those food illustrations are bringing the artworks to life. Luckily at the time I was painting those scrumptious goodies, I had most of the “models” right next to me. The strawberries and raspberries were from the local Farmers Market. The apricots, blackberries, apples, and blueberries came from my own garden.

And by the time I was ready to paint plums, my friendly neighbor brought a bunch of plums to me. When I cut the plum in half, I’ve noticed a heart shape; my watercolor brush couldn’t stay still until I’ve completed the watercolor plum. And if you notice, the shape of Strawberry was also resembling a heart shape. This can only conclude one very important thing, I do paint with love to watercolor and create food illustrations carefully observing Mother Nature allowing for the beauty of it to come on the paper.

Here are a few pictures of the products, packaging designs and food labels that show who these food illustrations in watercolor look on jams of my client’s production line:

 

 

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Watercolour Food Illustration – Fennel

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Today I am painting watercolor food illustration of Fennel for my client. The fresh green stalks with the round juicy root system:

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Watercolour Fennel Illustration Watercolour – Food

Watercolor Food Illustration Pie

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Watercolour Raspberry Blueberry Redcurrant Pie

Today I was painting food illustration for my client – delicious pie, Raspberry Blueberry Redcurrant. Oh, it was hard not to think about tea or coffee while I was painting. As food illustration of pie, its ingredients, was quite repetitious, I first painted a small piece, a slice to show my clients if that what they had in mind: the values, the sizes of the berries, the crust:

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Watercolor Food Illustration – Slice of Pie 

After client approved my watercolor slice of pie, I started fearlessly painting berry after berry a whole deliciousness in watercolour using mostly red, blue, and ochre hues as main color palette.

The clients were satisfied, and I was happy that my watercolor painting of this delicious food pretty soon will be appearing on food labels of a product.

 

Watercolor Food Illustrations – Artist Illustrator Irina Sztukowski – Tea Time

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Letters made of vegetables watercolor alphabet
Watercolor Food Illustrations made of vegetables by artist Irina Sztukowski 
My watercolor food illustrations are now not only on labels of jams, yogurts, snacks, and pastas. I am proud to show a few delicious tea packages with my creative watercolor food illustrations such veggies, herbs, and flowers.

One great example is the Relax Tea by Migros Company’s new product line YoU:

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Watercolor Food Illustrations for Relax Tea packaging design by Irina Sztukowski 
Sweet tea for Good Night of sleep is presented in mellow blue tones and soft hues:
Watercolour paintings of herbs and flowers for Good Night Tea design
Watercolor Food Illustrations for Good Night Tea packaging design by Irina Sztukowski 
I am also glad that my watercolor food illustrations were a suitable match for a Beauty Tea by the same brand:

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Watercolor Food Illustrations for Beauty Tea by the artist Irina Sztukowski 

Another great example of watercolor food illustrations that can be applied to tea packaging is this tea, After Dinner Treat:  

Waterocolours of Flowers and herbs for After Dinner Tea Treat Tea
Watercolor Food Illustrations for After Dinner Treat Tea packaging by artist Irina Sztukowski 
And one of my favorite to paint those little watercolor food illustration was for the Power Tea: 

Watercolours of Ginger Flowers and herbs for Power Tea design
Watercolor Food Illustration by the artist Irina Sztukowski 
I loved painting ginger root and onions stalks together with leaves and flower for this tea box. 

It is time for Tea Party now!! 🙂
I truly believe that watercolor is the best medium for food illustrations not only for packaging designs but as well for editorial illustrations for food magazines or newspaper articles.

Cheers from





Raspberries – Jam Labels Project

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When I was painting Raspberries for the Jam Labels Project I was remembering my Grandma’s garden, where those sweet berries were growing almost like in a wild jungle high enough for me and my baby-sister to get lost there. What could be better than to going to the Raspberry “forest” in a warm Summer morning and picking up a fuzzy, warm, glowing from inside berry! 
Later on, we would help Grandma to collect a cup or two of these berries for her kitchen magic cooking. My Grandma made yummy jams ( in Russian its called “Vareniie”) out of them; and we usually had it at winter time remembering the good Summer days.
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And here is a first trial of Raspberry Jam Labels. Ah, Ah, Yummy!! :0)
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More yummy art is in my Art For Kitchen Gallery HERE
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Nude Pear

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Watercolor Food – Painting of a Pear – Artist Illustrator Irina Sztukowski 

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Don’t you think that each pear is different and each of them has its own personality? When you look at the pear you would never say Mister, right? People refer to these fruits as Ladies all the time. Even woman shape is called a Pear Shape one. In fact, in Russian language pears carry a feminine name.
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When I looked at this Miss Green Beauty I’ve noticed the obvious nudity. She was shy but proud of her curves. It was impossible not to paint her.
I’ve challenged myself using a watercolor board again. Lots of water, lots of dabbing, but the needed effect was reached; and, I am happy about it. The advantage of the board is that you can place it on a wall or on easel without framing. The board is 2-3 mm thick, which gives the painting durability and decorative feeling. Also, the rough surface of the board brings some interesting character to the painting texture.
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And here is the small tour into the Pear History:
Pears are one of the world’s oldest cultivated and beloved fruits. In 5,000 B.C., Feng Li, a Chinese diplomat, abandoned his responsibilities when he became consumed by grafting peaches, almonds, persimmons, pears and apples as a commercial venture. In The Odyssey, the Greek poet laureate Homer lauds pears as a “gift of the gods.” Pomona, goddess of fruit, was a cherished member of the Roman Pantheon and Roman farmers documented extensive pear growing and grafting techniques. Thanks to their versatility and long storage life, pears were a valuable and much-desired commodity among the trading routes of the ancient world. Evident in the works of Renaissance Masters, pears have long been an elegant still-life muse for artists. In the 17th century a great flourishing of modern pear variety cultivation began taking place in Europe. And in popular culture, the pear tree was immortalized alongside a partridge in the 18th-century Christmas carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas.
Early colonists brought the first pear trees to America’s eastern settlements where they thrived until crop blights proved too severe to sustain widespread cultivation. Fortunately, the pear trees brought west to Oregon and Washington by pioneers in the 1800’s thrived in the unique agricultural conditions found in the Pacific Northwest. Today’s Northwest pear varieties are the same or similar to those first cultivated in France and Belgium where they were prized for their delicate flavor, buttery texture, and long storage life. (ref: http://usapears.org)
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5″x5″ Winsor & Newton Watercolor on Watercolor Board by Aquabord

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