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Art For Children

September 27th, 2012

Art For Children

Irina Sztukowski's painting The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz became a Pick-Of-The-Day for Children Group

Leaf On Fire

September 26th, 2012

Leaf On Fire

Stunning details are Irina Sztukowski's signature. The painting Leaf On Fire is a great example that proves it!

Dancing Water

September 22nd, 2012

Dancing Water

The word ABSTRACT per some dictionaries is art that does not attempt to represent external, recognizable reality but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.
Irina Sztukowski's series Dancing Water breaks all the rules: here you can clearly see the water itself and a implication on a dancer's figure. Yet the painting is still Abstract as anyone can imagine the music behind it, the music of art, the sound of ocean.

Plein Air What Is That

September 21st, 2012

Plein Air What Is That

Plein-Air (from French en plein air 'in the open air') helps to loosen the Artist's mind believes Irina Sztukowski, an award winning California artist. If her studio paintings reflect the academic , Old Masters, approach and take hours and hours for full completion; her plein-air paintings are fresh fast and remind us Impressionist's lovely art.
As the matter of fact, per Oxford Dictionaries online - Plein-air : denoting or in the manner of a 19th-century style of painting outdoors, or with a strong sense of the open air, that became a central feature of French Impressionism.

Sunset In Paris

September 13th, 2012

Sunset In Paris

When Irina Sztukowski visited Paris back in 1995 it was the love at first sight. Impressionists made this place famous attraction for many artists; and each artist finds her own favorite spot. For Irina Sztukowski it is Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, and numerous outside cafes lit by a morning sun.

Click on More Information button so see Irina's new gallery My Paris Mania

It Is Still Summer In California

September 12th, 2012

It Is Still Summer In California

It Is Still Summer In California! declares Irina Sztukowski's painting "California Beach" made last weekend at the prestigious Art & Wine Festival in Capitola, CA. Sun, bright colors, happy people; all that spirit of Summer was artfully transformed into a vibrant bold painting.

Old Masters Inspiration Still Life With Onion Ginger And Lemon

September 1st, 2012

Old Masters Inspiration Still Life With Onion Ginger And Lemon

Oil or Watercolor? Old Masters or Contemporary Artist? When we copy old masters paintings we hope to better understand the materials and the technique.
Irina Sztukowski never stops to explore. She carefully researched oil paintings from old masters Then she set up her own still life with Onion, Ginger, and Lemon; and, when the subjects were explored, she successfully executed an old masters style still life in unusual for old masters medium, watercolor.

Old Masters Inspiration Still Life With Garlic And Olive

August 28th, 2012

Old Masters Inspiration Still Life With Garlic And Olive

When artists copy old masters painting they hope to better understand the materials and the technique. Irina Sztukowski went much further. She carefully researched oil paintings from old masters, set up her own still life with Garlic and Olive, and executed an old masters style still life in unusual for old masters medium, watercolor.

Standing By The Sea

August 25th, 2012

Standing By The Sea

Irina Sztukowski was honored to illustrate a poem by an amazing author Carolyne Swayze:


Standing By The Sea

One day as I stood by the sea,
a sailing ship did sail towards me.
What beauty I thought,
what splendor, what grace,
when all at once my heart did race,
for as it neared, at a leisurely pace,
I saw a figure with my mother's face.
I called to her with all my might,
she turned and smiled, then sailed out of sight.
For one eternal moment I stood and stared,
before falling to my knees in motherless despair.

At just that moment I heard a sound,
through teary eyes, I looked around,
to see an Angel, hovering over the ground.
The Angel spoke in hallowed voice,
"Rejoice, dear child, for on this day
a trip to Glory is underway,
and when she reaches the arriving shore,
she'll greet loved ones gone on before.
So lament no more," the Angel scried,
"For God's Kingdom awaits her on...

Love Courage Knowledge And Dreams

July 30th, 2012

Love Courage Knowledge And Dreams

In her new Kids Room Wizard Of Oz series Irina Sztukowski implies: the good four things you really need in life are Love, Courage, Knowledge and Follow YOUR Dreams

 

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