Art That Liked To Find A Good Home

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It is becoming a great tradition to post some pictures from my customers with framed artworks placed in their environment. Sometimes they send me a photo, and sometime I take photo before sending the artwork. Each year I select a dozen or so to present in the blog post.

Above painting is from the customer that ordered commission artwork with the Iris Flowers for her husband. The painting is now proudly hanging in Avinger, Texas.

One local customer from Martinez, California got the painting of Garlic And Olive right from the walls of my solo artshow in the historical downtown:
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Another lucky art collector chose to purchase painting from the same art show, the Old Barn of Eugene O’Neil in Danville, California:
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A client from Oakland, California decorated his office space with the painting of Lake Tahoe:

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My dear art collector that keeps decorating her house in San Leandro, California with my artworks purchased these beach Summary paintings and sent me the photos in the interior:
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A customer from Overland Park, Kansas will decorate her remodeled house with this paining of a Garden Rose:
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And one customer from Spanaway of Washington state selected the painting of Japanese Tea Garden from my San Francisco plein-air painting collection: 

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Yet one San Francisco customer decided to decorate his restaurant with my original painting of Paris street with Eiffel Tower view:

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But not only originals are popular these days.

My dear art collector and long time art appreciator from American Canyon, California purchased the painting of Carmel By The Sea in print format and selected this framing option, which I liked very much:
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International art collector from Brussels, Belgium wanted to invite home a print of my abstract painting of Waterfall:
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An original commission painting of Eiffel Tower traveled to Vancouver, Canada to find a new home in my customer’s dining room:
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Interesting framing choice of my art appreciator from Russia, who sent me this photograph:

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Another international art collector invited a painting-print of my artwork of Orchid to her house in Cuneo, Italy:

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The blog post length is not enough to post all paintings and framing choices that I wished; but, I thank ALL my customers and collectors for appreciating my art!!! 



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Farmers Market Treasures Jam Relish and Marmalade Labels Project

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What Color Are The Vitamins?!

realism in watercolor jam labels
My Jam, Relish, and Marmalade Gallery is growing. Several new paintings and designs were born in the last month. And with enough water and plenty of colors on my palette, it keeps growing as if I opened a “Farmers Market” in my studio. 

I’ve looked at my previous and new paintings of vegetables, berries and fruits and combined them into a color themes.
The above one calls for some cool colors. This group is for Blue and Black Vitamins, and it contains blueberry, blackberry, blackcurrant, and grape paintings.

The next bunch is so so red. The mixture of cranberries, raspberries, redcurrant, strawberries and even rhubarb would water any mouth:

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Unusual combination of berries, fruit, veggies, and even herbs is in my Green collection. Gooseberries, cucumbers, green apple and mint leaves are here in Green Vitamins collage:

realism in watercolor jam labels
All shades of yellow and orange are in this Citrus Quartet, a Vitamin C in all its glory. It contains ruby red grapefruit, oranges, and lemons:

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And not so well coming together in one dish, but oh so well came together by color into a collection of Purple fruits, berries, and vegetables.
It contains plums, eggplant, purple onion, and freshly picked blackberries that certainly have a purple tint to them:

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It was fun to combine so many different creation of mine into a colored vitamins series.
Thanks to my Jam Labels project, which allowed me to generate so many different designs!

Best Christmas Story Contest

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As an artist and illustrator I paint artworks that usually tell a story. 

In the month of November I am running a contest for the Best Christmas Story that would apply to the above painting.

Three winners will be selected:
1st Prize
Quality Print of this Christmas painting 10″x8″ on watercolor paper (signed by the artist, front and back)
2nd Prize
A dozen of cards from the Artist’s collection that includes one hand-painted card.
3rd Prize
Half of a dozen greeting cards selected by the Artist.

Just e-mail me the story. 
It doesn’t have to be too long (a half of printed page or a page will do good). Look at the painting of this Christmas Scene, imagine, create your own Christmas story

Please indicate if you want your name published when I place the story online between the 1st of December 1st and the 10th. The winner story will be next to the painting on my website; and, who knows maybe some day it will be in a book.
:0)
Live To Create!! 
Cheers from Irina Sztukowski

American Art Award Winner – Celebrate With Me!

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Yesterday I received a notification that my Still Life Light Love Lemon won an American Art Award in 2012 Competition Realism Category 

It was judged by 25 famous art galleries across the U.S. and earned 5th place in a tough competition between numerous artists from America, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Mexico, New Zealand, North Korea, Poland, Romania, South Korea, and Taiwan. 

Please celebrate with me. The first 5 people that send me congratulations by e-mail (please include mailing address) will get one of my handmade greeting cards with floral print) :0)


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There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul


Quiet Moment – Reading in The Garden

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A quiet moment. The girl is reading her book
in a geranium garden. She is there but she is also with her characters from a
book fully involved with the story. Yet soon, she will stop reading and
look around at the beauty of the garden, sun spots on the ground, fresh summer
morning.
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Original Painting is 12″x16″ Watercolor on 300 lb Cold Pressed Arches

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

Writer’s Desk – Eugene O’Neill – Tao House

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Detailed Image HERE
Here is the Eugene O’Neill desk. The bright metal Ink Bottle and a Ink Blotter caught my attention when I’ve visited Tao House Museum last weekend. Although, one detail on this painting was actually not on the desk, one pretty significant detail. Can you guess what?
Here is the interesting fact: Eugene O’Neill actually did not use neither ink nor a typewriter to create his plays. He used a simple pencil. And later on, his wife Carlotta would transform his handwritten notes using a  typewriter.
I’ve decided to paint a pencil here in order complete the story of this still life. And even composition wise the third non-flat object asked to be there…
This original and another one on Tao House ( Barn and Old Wagon) will be presented at Village Theatre Art Gallery in Danville at Tao House – Through Artists’ Eyes exhibition until September 22, 2012.
10″x14″ Watercolor on 300lb Cold Pressed Paper 
In Every Piece Of My Art
There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul