November 28th, 2019
Warm thanks to the International Art Collectors from Australia North Ward, Queensland; and from Tiverton Devon, England - United Kingdom, for purchasing prints with this watercolor artwork Girl And The Ocean that features #beach #girl #ocean #seascape #boat #sailboat #shells #landscape ! Irina
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November 28th, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving! I've created this watercolor still life and landscape thinking about his wonderful Holiday!
Here a few interesting facts about Thanksgiving:
Thanksgiving is a United States holiday that is celebrated nationally. It is celebrated usually on the fourth Thursday of November. Officially it was created as a harvest festival since 1789, with a proclamation by George Washington after a request by Congress.
Historically the event was called by Americans the "First Thanksgiving" and it was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. This feast lasted three days, and—as recounted by Edward Winslow - it was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. Later on the New England colonists were regularly celebrating "thanksgivings" days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.
When Thomas Jefferson came to power in 1801 he decided not to give much attention to Thanksgiving holiday, and its celebration was irregular for almost 60 years, until the Abraham Lincoln became president in 1860. And then in 1863 Thanksgiving became a federal holiday. The time was during American Civil War, and Lincoln announced a National day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens," to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November. But from 1942 and going forward, Thanksgiving has been proclaimed by Congress to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Thanksgiving is regarded as being the beginning of the fall–winter holiday season, along with Christmas and the New Year, in American culture.
November 25th, 2019
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June 12th, 2019
Today I am celebrating Three Million Views milestone! I am so happy that millions of visitors came to look at my art. Since 2010 I've created more than 3000 artworks from hyper realism to abstract pieces, from watercolor to acrylic and gouache.
Grand thanks to thousands of visitors that left lovely inspiring comments for my paintings!
And I am so grateful that hundreds and hundreds of prints on paper, canvas, wood, acrylic and metal boards, framed art; as well as decorative pieces such pillows, stationary goodies such notebooks and greeting cards, yoga mats, household items such tote-bags, curtains, towels, coffee mugs, duvets and clothes with my art on them went to my customers and Art Collectors throughout the World: The U.S., Europe, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Arab Emirates, Canada, Spain, and Netherlands.
Warm Heartfelt Gratitude to All!!!
Many Many Thanks!!
December 14th, 2018
Here is a Few Recent Bestsellers of Art by Irina Sztukowski
October 12th, 2018
Horses Coloring & Activity Book is published worldwide. Amazon and Barnes&Noble Book Stores make it incredibly easy for customers from different countries to be able to order the books online.
October 7th, 2018
My Sunflowers Painting slowly but surely is taking a position of the bestselling art Gallery for the Fall 2018 for merchandise such bags, pillows, towels and cellphone cases. Celebrate with me a great Season!!!
August 13th, 2018
Horses Coloring & Activity Book is published worldwide. Amazon makes it incredibly easy for customers from different countries to be able to order the books online.
When I was working on the illustrations for this book I wanted to make it suitable for all ages. As I previously mentioned, children have very little fear when it comes to coloring. They grab the brush or pencil and start creating. Adults, on another hand, sometimes hesitate before jumping into to the creative process. So, my book has two kinds of drawings in it. I placed a dozen of farm scenes and horses in the natures in quite realistic style. But another dozen of drawings were created from my childhood memories about Merry-Go-Round carousel. The horses are imaginary; but they do not follow the carousel circle in my book. They are surrounded by hearts. Yes, right in the middle of this coloring book creation about horses, the very same horses didn’t want to be “attached” to the carousel; instead, they wanted to do what they LOVE to do, run happy. So, the heart symbols came into my book as simple as could be. And I am so happy it did. Now I can certainly test the colors on the horse drawings and hearts. I love to work with pencil and dry-on-dry technique with slight watercolor touch.
The two kinds of drawings for coloring in this book are placed one after another in order to keep a nice entertaining flow such mix of complex and easy. And some of the complex drawings actually derived from my watercolor paintings of the horses.
It was so much fun to come back to my memories of traveling and drawing the horses.
Great example on the subject was a landscape from my other travels, this time to the state of Virginia. A beautiful mountain ranch right in the middle of National Forest got my full attention.
The book is now ready to meet with its co-creators who are not afraid to color, play, and have fun
August 9th, 2018
This book contains sixty unique flower drawings . Use your imagination with the help of pencils, markers, or watercolors to bring these drawings to life. Make sure to either detach the page you are working on or place an extra clear page behind the drawing when using watercolors or markers. A bonus is waiting for you at the back of this book: half dozen designs suitable for handmade greeting cards. Also, this book has helpful tips on framing your art. Stepping away from worries of the day is easy with this book! Relax, enjoy, and create! This coloring book is suitable for adults and kids. Whole family fun. Its unique designs have different levels of complexity. Today world becomes busier and busier every single day. Technology separates family members by distracting with emails and social media. It becomes difficult to fine peace with blinking screens of laptops, cellphones, and other electronic devices. This constant rush creates stress and makes people burnt out and brings them away from present moment, from joy and happiness. Features: • 60 beautiful, stress-relieving Flowers, designed to occupy your mind and unleash your creativity. • Half dozen unique Greeting Cards designs. • Different levels of detail, from easy drawn flowers to more intricate ones. Pick any picture from anywhere in the book; and, depending on your mood of the day, start your creative journey. • Printed on large 8.5x11 high quality paper with plenty of space for you to be creative and work on the details. And if you use black ink, you can always add more details around each flower. • As each drawing is printed with the reverse side blank, when you are done coloring, you can detach your unique artwork and frame it. This book has helpful tips on how to frame your beautiful art. • These flowers are perfect for decorating with colored pencils, markers, gel pens, watercolors, or crayons. • When you think about creative gift, feel free to share your passion for coloring and give your friend a gift of relaxation. Or, enjoy a good time of coloring session with family. • Coloring alone is also beneficial. It is calming, stress revealing, and meditative. Add the color to your life! Many people now finding out that coloring is great activity for anyone who wants to rejuvenate their thought process, relax by releasing mind from overwhelming stress. And the rising popularity of adult coloring books certainly shows that the genius is in the secret of its simplicity. It is easy to dive into the world of creativity suitable for both, children and adults, anyone who is not afraid to try new things, new experiences, and eager to learn anything new. There are no rules or special instructions. You can’t be right or wrong. The only things that you will need are few coloring tools and your imagination. Live to create! Bring the designs of this book to life! Relax and enjoy being in present moment.
July 3rd, 2018
Summer is in its bloom and it seems that whole America is on the move; either for holidays, or for better place to live. Everywhere I drive these days I see the signs Open House, OPEN house, OPEN HOUSE! And with open house there are few great ideas coming to one's mind about interior decor.
A simple office with no window is transformed into a welcoming bright creation space with the Summer Garden, my painting In The Garden
The living room decorative interior has organic touch with these Cherry Blossom branches with the deep sunrise on the back.
Another idea for home interior decor in warm tones is Abstract Map Of The World, and Abstract Forest. The living rooms with these artworks are truly coming to life with those art pieces on the walls.
It will be not fair to omit the realistic pieces for bedroom interior decor. The fresh, impressionistic painting Vintage Storm adds some peaceful drama with its organic natural brush strokes vs geometrical contemporary lines of the room decor (though I personally would change the frame to a black one with white mat, if I could, just my advice).
Another great marriage of Classical Art and Nowadays Interior is this piece, The Tulip Garden. This painting I made after traveling to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. They have vintage Holland style Tulip Garden set up each spring next to a real windmill from Holland that was given to the city.
Kids' corner will come more vivid and bright with the Rainbow World Map. It is also quite educational for children to see the whole wide world in front of them and dream of the future travels, languages, new good friends, and the oneness of us all. The learning process doesn't have to be necessarily "framed" but it certainly can be COLORFUL :)
And the last but not least a beautiful Collection Of Butterflies in watercolor for the home office interior decor. No butterflies were hurt in the process!