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Art Magazine Publication

September 11th, 2017

Art Magazine Publication

Irina Sztukowski�s painting Poppies Garden was selected for October publication of Women In Art 278 Magazine. Editors of the magazine chose Irina's artwork appreciating a realistic approach combined with fearless impressionistic brush strokes so well suited for this Californian landscape. The magazine features female artists across the globe and art genres .

What Are Our Dreams

September 1st, 2017

What Are Our Dreams

Irina Sztukowski comments on her new released editorial illustration: 'As per request of my Art Collector, I combined two of my favorite watercolors in one creative design. DREAMING is a fantasy about our illusive thoughts that like a fresh ocean breeze can come in and away as quickly as a blink of an eye...'

Watercolor Illustrations To The Table

July 29th, 2017

Watercolor Illustrations To The Table

Irina Sztukowski's watercolors are published on tasty labels of a new products YoU by famous Swiss company Migros. The artist comments: I am so happy to be a part of the collaboration with a great team of designers at Allink. My contribution to the packaging means a lot to me. I was able to bring a beauty of the Nature into day-to-day objects by utilizing my skills and talent of watercolor artist.

Two Million Visitors At Irina Sztukowski Site

May 9th, 2017

Two Million Visitors At Irina Sztukowski Site

Irina Sztukowski is celebrating 2,000,000 plus visitors on her Fine Art America website. This great achievement happened only in cooperation with her Art Collectors who throughout last seven years bought hundreds and hundreds of her paintings. Here are just a few recent sales that happened on her websites, and the customers are all over the World and the U.S.:

International Art Collectors

Arab Emirates
Canada
Malta
Spain
Switzerland
Ireland
New Zealand
Australia

The U.S. Art Collectors

Virginia Beach, VA
West Hills, CA
Nashville, TN
Lubbock, TX
Goodyear, AZ
Floyds Knobs, IN
Blackwood, NJ
Aurora, CO
Wellington, FL
Grand Rapids, MI
North Bend, WA
Palos Heights, IL

Food Illustrations

March 1st, 2017

Food Illustrations

A new product by a famous Irish company Ballymaloe is now featuring Irina Sztukowski's illustrations.

Recent Artwork Bestseller

February 13th, 2017

Recent Artwork Bestseller

Announcement for Recently Sold Paintings, Decorative Designs and Art Photographs

The Artist Irina Sztukowski welcomes all Fine Art America's members and encourages non FAA members to explore all Galleries at Fine Art For Sale

The following painting and art design has been recently sold by the Artist Irina Sztukowski.

The artist comments:
In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

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Vivid Abstract Vibrant Sensation

February 9th, 2017

Vivid Abstract Vibrant Sensation

Recent Sales From The Galleries Of Irina Sztukowski

Announcement for Recently Sold Paintings, Decorative Designs and Art Photographs

The Artist Irina Sztukowski welcomes all Fine Art America's members and encourages non FAA members to explore all Galleries at Fine Art For Sale

The following painting has been recently sold by the Artist Irina Sztukowski.

The artist comments:
In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Gift Ideas

December 19th, 2016

Gift Ideas

Irina Sztukowski's new gallery Gift Ideas is welcoming all Art Collectors throughout the World.

The Artist comments:
While Holidays are inevitably coming, many people are thinking about gifts for their friends and relatives. What is the best gift to give for holidays? Where to buy art? What is unique gift that my friend will cherish forever? Should I buy print, buy canvas, buy original art? All these questions are understandable when we face the fact that technology and high demands of the latest trends push people to spend money for something that most likely will be overcome in foreseeable future by other tech-toys. Yet the art will be a soulful gift; and, it is very possible it will be appreciated for years to come. With all my love to the arts - Live To Create!! And to make it feeling good, please use the coupon code GVVPSS as a promotional Holiday discount at the check out point.

This gallery contains many interesting art pieces that throughout the years...

Recent Sales From The Galleries Of Irina Sztukowski

August 6th, 2016

Recent Sales From The Galleries Of Irina Sztukowski

Announcement for Recently Sold Paintings, Decorative Designs and Art Photographs

The Artist Irina Sztukowski welcomes all Fine Art America's members and encourages non FAA members to explore all Galleries at Fine Art For Sale

The following paintings and art designs have been recently sold by the Artist Irina Sztukowski.

The artist comments:
In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

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Solo Artshow

March 3rd, 2016

Solo Artshow

Irina Sztukowski’s new painting “In The Garden,” as well as seven other paintings with landscapes and flowers, are presented in the Solo Exhibition
in the Art Room of a famous Martinez Courtyard CS. The exhibited paintings are completed in realistic manner with variety of techniques from wet-on-wet to detailed dry brush applications
Take a nice walk in historical downtown Martinez; stop by, enjoy breakfast or lunch and have a great
time.
811 Ferry Street Martinez, California.
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Recent Sales From The Galleries Of Irina Sztukowski

February 27th, 2016

Recent Sales From The Galleries Of Irina Sztukowski

Recent Sales From The Galleries Of Irina Sztukowski

Announcement for Recently Sold Paintings, Decorative Designs and Art Photographs

The Artist Irina Sztukowski welcomes all Fine Art America's members and encourages non FAA members to explore all Galleries at Fine Art For Sale

The following paintings and art designs have been recently sold by the Artist Irina Sztukowski.

The artist comments:
In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Recent Sales From The Galleries Of Irina Sztukowski

February 22nd, 2016

Recent Sales From The Galleries Of Irina Sztukowski

Recent Sales From The Galleries Of Irina Sztukowski

Announcement for Recently Sold Paintings, Decorative Designs and Art Photographs

The Artist Irina Sztukowski welcomes all Fine Art America's members and encourages non FAA members to explore all Galleries at Fine Art For Sale

The following paintings and art designs have been recently sold by the Artist Irina Sztukowski.

The artist comments:
In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

Recent Sales From The Galleries Of Irina Sztukowski

February 13th, 2016

Recent Sales From The Galleries Of Irina Sztukowski

Announcement for Recently Sold Paintings, Decorative Designs and Art Photographs.

The Artist Irina Sztukowski welcomes all Fine Art America's members and encourages non FAA members to explore all Galleries at Fine Art For Sale

The following paintings and art designs have been recently sold by the Artist Irina Sztukowski.

The artist comments:
In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul




One Million Views

January 20th, 2016

One Million Views

Artist Irina Sztukowski celebrates today One Million Views on her Fine Art America website!

French Bakery

January 9th, 2016

French Bakery

Irina Sztukowski's painting French Bakery won the first prize in the contest Countryside.

The artist comments:

This painting is a part of my new collection Sweet Country. This full of sunlight artwork tells the viewer a simple story. In front of us a the evidence of a nice bicycle trip from the farmers market to the bakery one lovely Sunday. The rider is ready to bring home warm freshly baked loafs of bread and sunflowers. This country style French Bakery, is a favorite place for many. The proud owners rising up early to serve delicious bread and pastries to the locals and to all the guest of that sweet vintage village.

Magazine Cover Pink Poinsettia

December 15th, 2015

Magazine Cover Pink Poinsettia

Irina Sztukowski's artwork Pink Poinsettia was selected by editorial commission for a cover of The Showcase Magazine. The magazine circulation will be in December

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Eiffel Tower Tote Bags

November 12th, 2015

Eiffel Tower Tote Bags

Irina Sztukowski's Eiffel Tower new designs were selected for a series of tote bags of various sizes.

Published In Australia

September 23rd, 2015

Published In Australia

Irina Sztukowski's image of Calm Quiet Morning Abstract Collage has been chosen as a hero image for the upcoming September St Michael's Day celebrations. Each year, St Michael’s UC presents two people with The St Michael’s Medallions in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the community. The award is designed to recognize their work in the prevention of violence, trauma and destructiveness, and promoting growth, health and well-being.


The theme for 2015 awards was Quietness.

The artist says, "I am glad my abstract design was chosen to be published on the cover of the event booklet; and, it was serving a good cause."

Teaching At Disney Family Museum Open Studio

September 23rd, 2015

Teaching At Disney Family Museum Open Studio

On September 14, Irina Sztukowski is participating in Open Studio event with Disney Family Museum in San Francisco. Everyone who wants to see the demos and try to paint in watercolor is invited! September 14, Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm , 104 Montgomery St San Francisco, CA 94129

Art Show In Evergreen Colorado

May 30th, 2014

Art Show In Evergreen Colorado

Irina Sztukowski's painting Dancing Pearls and In The Bookstore has been accepted into a juried art show in Evergreen, CO.
Address: INGWOOD TRAIL, EVERGREEN, CO 8043
Dates of the show: June 27 - July 25

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Water On Color Series

May 22nd, 2014

Water On Color Series

Six of Irina Sztukowski’s abstract paintings from the series Water On Color, are going to be on display in Rochester, NY. The international art show 6x6 at RoCo, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, will be open for the public review on June 7; and, it will run through July 16, 2014.

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Feeling Blue Art Show

May 22nd, 2014

Feeling Blue Art Show

Irina Sztukowski’s painting Spring In The Mountains has been juried into Arterie Fine Arts Gallery in Naperville, IL. The art show Feeling Blue will take place at 190 East 5th Avenue during the month of March with Opening Reception on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

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People Magazine Feature

May 22nd, 2014

People Magazine Feature

Irina Sztukowski’s miniature painting, An Apple, from the series ArtZ Vitamins, was chosen by a lifestyle editor of People magazine to accompany an article about decorative design and home décor ideas. The article “Get the Look” was published on PEOPLE.com in March, 2014 issue

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Art Show In San Ramon

November 10th, 2013

Art Show In San Ramon

Irina Sztukowski presents two of her new festive paintings in the Art Show at Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery in San Ramon California.

Running from November 9 through November 30 this Art Show brings a holiday spirit in the viewers life.

Lindsay Dirkx Brown Gallery
12501 Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583

Published In Spirit Seeker Magazine

November 7th, 2013

Published In Spirit Seeker Magazine

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Irina Sztukowski painting Autumn Harvest-Fall Delight was published on the cover of a popular magazine Spirit Seeker.

With headquarters located in St. Louis, MO; "Spirit Seeker Magazine is a comprehensive, inspirational, holistic publication for the mind, body and spirit. In its’ 17th year, the magazine is recognized for its’ rich content and thought-provoking features, consistently showcasing the work of cutting edge authors, musicians and leaders in health, wellness, and spirituality. In this age of uncertainty, people are now, more than ever, looking for ways to connect with something bigger. Spirit Seeker Magazine has always been ahead of the curve, providing a tool for optimized living and enlightenment....

CWA Outstanding Outreach

October 30th, 2013

CWA Outstanding Outreach

Irina Sztukowski, CWA Board Of Directors member, who was working for Outreach program in 2013, reports:
Outstanding Outreach
September of this year had perhaps the most fruitful Outreach program in whole history of California Watercolor Association. More than hundred art lovers were introduced to the various watercolor techniques in total of seven Outreach sessions in three different cities in one month!
Besides the ongoing semiweekly outreach for VA recreation therapy department in Martinez; a team of eight artists collaborated for an Open Studio event at Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.
On September 27, Irina Sztukowski organized a watercolor lesson for 36 students of Western Christian School in Hanford, CA. Irina instructed young artists how to paint a colorful landscape with the water reflections in watercolor.

For a complete article, which is published in CWA November Newsletter on CWA website click More Information button below.

How To Illustrate Your Own Book Workshop

October 23rd, 2013

How To Illustrate Your Own Book Workshop

On October 23, Irina Sztukowski presents a workshop on How To Paint A Tree.

The workshop will be taught to a Book Club members of Danville Public Library.
Before creating an artworks, the participants will be given a book called Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Claire A. Nivola. It tells the story of the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Wangari Maathai who returned to her home country of Kenya and helped to save the farmland by planting trees.
After reading this book the young artists will be able to create their own story. Irina Sztukowski will teach them how to paint different kind of threes to illustrate their own book, their own story.

Date of the workshop:
10/23/2013

Address:
Contra Costa County Library
Danville Library | ccclib.org
400 Front St | Danville, CA 94526
925-837-4889 | jbradley@ccclib.org

Bestsellers Gallery Open

October 22nd, 2013

Bestsellers Gallery Open

Irina Sztukowski opened a new Bestsellers gallery on her Fine Art America website http://irina-sztukowski.artistwebsites.com/art/all/bestsellers/all

A Christmas Gift

October 11th, 2013

A Christmas Gift

Irina Sztukowski's artwork Woof Merry Christmas was featured in the famous FAA group Cards For All Occasions.. Enjoy the humor, a lovely composition, and upcoming holiday season. http://fineartamerica.com/groups/cards-for-all-occasions--2-per-day.html

Plein-Air Gallery

October 8th, 2013

Plein-Air Gallery

Irina Sztukowski is presenting the Plein-Air Gallery. This beautiful place contains the artist's paintings that are made outside, in the Nature or at the famous view points. Visit this new gallery by clicking the More Information button below.

Judging An Art Show

September 19th, 2013

Judging An Art Show

On September 20 artist and a juror Irina Sztukowski is selecting the best paintings for the Children Art Show, which opens on 09/21/2013 at 3578 Clayton Rd , Concord CA 94521.

Old Barn And Carriage

August 24th, 2013

Old Barn And Carriage

Irina Sztukowski's sold artwork Old Barn And Carriage was featured not only in the famous FAA group Artists Best Five Artworks but as well in Eugene O'Neills festival Newsletter. http://fineartamerica.com/groups/artists-best-five-artwork-group.html

Travel Series

August 6th, 2013

Travel Series

Irina Sztukowski presents two collections of her paintings Georgia O'Keeffe Tribute and Travel Series are on permanent display on Geary Blvd in San Francisco. Stop by, have a cup of coffee or a delicious lunch; and, enjoy the art at Café Coco - 4201 Geary Blvd., (between 7th Ave & 6th Ave)
San Francisco, CA 94118

Bestseller

July 29th, 2013

Bestseller

Irina Sztukowski's bold painting Sunflowers became her official Bestseller on FineArtAmerica in 2012 and 2013. "The simple colors Yellow and Ultramarine with the touch of Purple that what made this painting attractive and desirable" - said Irina in the recent interview.

Rose And The Glass Rocks

May 27th, 2013

Rose And The Glass Rocks

Irina Sztukowski's painting Rose And The Glass Rocks was accepted into a juried Art Show at Elk Grove Art Center in Sacramento, California. The art show will run through 06/27/2013. The address is Elk Grove Blvd., Sacramento CA 95624

Art In Cafe Coco San Francisco

May 1st, 2013

Art In Cafe Coco San Francisco

Irina Sztukowski presents two collections of her paintings at Café Coco, San Francisco. Paintings from Georgia O'Keeffe Tribute collection and Travel Series are on display until May 11, 2013. Stop by, have a cup of coffee or a delicious lunch; and, enjoy the art at Café Coco.

Art Show In San Francisco

April 22nd, 2013

Art Show In San Francisco

Cafe Break in San Francisco opened their doors introducing a new Art Collection called Colors Of Russia by Bay Area artists Irina Sztukowski and Vera Lysenko. Please come and enjoy a cup of coffee, have nice lunch, explore the colors; and, make sure to stop by to learn how to paint in watercolors. The Free Demo is on 05/11/2013 between 2:30PM and 4:30pm.

4601 Geary Blvd, San Francisco

PACO Art Show

April 5th, 2013

PACO Art Show

Two of Irina Sztukowski's paintings Light, Love, Lemon and Point Reyes Lighthouse were accepted into a juried show at PACO Impulse Gallery, Pittsburgh California. The art show will be running through April 20th. The Impulse Gallery is entered at Railroad Avenue, in the last block before the marina. The door is second storefront past the California Theater and across from the New Mecca Cafe. The gallery is entered by walking through the front area to the rear of the building. Address: 329 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg, Ca 94565 Gallery Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8a.m. - 5 p.m.

Faces Art Show

January 22nd, 2013

Faces Art Show

Irina Sztukowski is presenting 6 of her portrait paintings in downtown Martinez, Art Passages Gallery, 651 Pine Street. The show is running trough 02/04/2013. Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

California Watercolor Association News

January 2nd, 2013

California Watercolor Association News

Irina Sztukowski was voted a Co-Director for Outreach Program by CWA - California Watercolor Association. Irina will be coordinating events and teaching young artists and veterans how to paint with watercolors.

Art Room At CS Courtyard

December 12th, 2012

Art Room At CS Courtyard

The Art Room at CS Courtyard opened its doors to customers welcoming them with Irina Sztukowski’s Solo Exhibition. Dozens of paintings, ranging from florals to classic still lifes and landscapes are on display. The exhibit is running through February 1, 2013. The address is 811 Ferry Street Martinez, CA 94553

San Francisco Solo

December 5th, 2012

San Francisco Solo

Irina Sztukowski is exhibiting her art work on 4201 Geary Blvd in San Francisco. Everyone is welcome! Warm cozy atmosphere and great art will make your day!

Poinsettia History

November 23rd, 2012

Poinsettia History

Artist Irina Sztukowski gives the tour into Poinsettia plant history and its Symbolic Meaning:

Poinsettias are beautiful plant that originally came from Mexico. They were named in honor of America’s first ambassador to Mexico, Joel Poinsett who brought the plants to America in 1828. Look carefully at this plant: what does it remind you? The Mexicans in the eighteenth century identified this plant with the religious symbol, the Star of Bethlehem. That is how the Poinsettia became associated with the Christmas season. The red that you see is not a flower itself. The actual flower of the poinsettia is in the middle; it is quite small and has almost not noticeable yellow drops of color. But look at the surrounding the flower leaves. They are large, and bright, and as the dress of the actor that gives us ability to perceive his role the poinsettia red leaves dress up the flowers giving them a new festive meaning.

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Art Passages Gallery Reception

November 7th, 2012

Art Passages Gallery Reception

Art Passages Gallery invites everyone for a Grand Reception in Martinez, Califronia

Art Show Reception November 7

October 16th, 2012

Art Show Reception November 7

Art Passages Gallery art show, which presents Irina Sztukowski's paintings will run through November 30, 2012. The Reception is on Wednesday November 7. Please RSVP to ac5@ac5.org.
Located in the historical downtown Martinez the show attracts a lot of art lovers. 651 Pine Street, Martinez, CA. This wonderful exhibit is Supported by Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County (www.ac5.org)

Art Show California

October 14th, 2012

Art Show California

Lake Tahoe and Japanese Garden in San Francisco paintings by Irina Sztukowski were accepted into an Art Passage Gallery art show in downtown Martinez, California. The show will run from October 11 through November 30.

Why Pumpkin Is Yellow Inside

October 12th, 2012

Why Pumpkin Is Yellow Inside

Irina Sztukowski's painting Why Pumpkin is Yellow inside not only won the fist place in amount of visitors of http://www.artforkidsroom.blogspot.com/ but was featured in two popular FAA groups Cards For All Occasions and For Children

American Art Award Winner

October 6th, 2012

American Art Award Winner

Irina Sztukowski's painting Love Light Lemon became an American Art Award winner in 2012 competition in Realism Category (http://www.americanartawards.com). Judged by 25 famous galleries across the country and competing with more than a thousand 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.

Red Poppies

September 29th, 2012

Red Poppies

Irina Sztukowski presents her inspiration after re-reading Wizard Of Oz story, the Red Poppies.

Red Poppies are common image that inspired a lot of artists. But did you know that there are hundreds of other uses of the Red Poppies?
Here are just a few of them (courtesy of Wiki):

Most species of poppies are attractive and are cultivated as ornamental plants.

Papaver somniferum poppy is so widely used in medicine.

Poppy seeds for use in cooking and baking, and poppyseed oil for culinary and other uses, and is also cultivated as an ornamental plant.

The California poppy, Eschscholzia californica, is the state flower of California.

In Mexico, Grupo Modelo, the makers of Corona beer, used red poppy flowers in most of its advertising images until the 1960s.

A poppy flower is depicted on the reverse of the Macedonian 500 denars banknote, issued in 1996 and 2003. The poppy is also part of the coat of arms of the...

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

Kids Room

July 16th, 2012

Kids Room

Kids Room design should be bright not only in colors but as well in story tale; and, in Irina Sztukowski art she proves it with her new Nursery Series. The latest paintings are about Winnie-The-Pooh and his curious lunch where parents can discuss and make up the story together with their kids...

You Need Little To Make People Happy

July 9th, 2012

You Need Little To Make People Happy

When Irina Sztukowski started her Nursery Series with the few paintings that continued Peter Rabbit story she did not expect that a small paintings like that can make people so happy. The latest couple of paintings show two little dogs dressed up as the Nurse and Firefighter. The original paintings found a home in the family that is now expecting a little boy. A future happy mom work as a paramedic, and a proud dad is the firefighter. There are no doubts that a little boy will learn about these two very important professions from his first days of his life!

Facebook A Book Of Faces

June 1st, 2012

Facebook A Book Of Faces

When people say Facebook they for some reason imaging a Blue Curvy F instead of real faces. Irina Sztukowski presents a real book of faces; her Artist's vision of the Face-Book.. Click More Details to read Irina's Art Diary

Dancing Fire Group Abstract

May 26th, 2012

Dancing Fire Group Abstract

Irina Sztukowski is exploring the tricks of the cold wet watercolors that are transforming to a hot powerful fire. Just in a few brushstrokes the energy of a dramatic composition will move the viewers' eyes from one figure to another generating a new Dance of Fire.

Irina is currently sending her new Art-e-Book with more than 80 artworks to each new e-mail subscriber of her blog: http://www.irinasztukowski.blogspot.com/ Click More Details button to check it out..



What Color Is The Tango

May 17th, 2012

What Color Is The Tango

…or Flamenco?

Irina Sztukowski thinks that certain dances definitely apply to the questions above as well as certain colors.

For instance, Tango and Flamenco are just begging for Scarlet Red, Electric Yellow, and Burned Siena. One of the legends about the origins of Tango is that it came from Buenos Aires, Argentina; which at the end of the 19th century had quite a diverse place. A good mix of immigrants from Italy, Spain, Britain, Poland, Russia, Germany and other European countries brought their touch to the creation of this pulsating dance. Between 1910 – 1913, Tango was introduced to Paris and later spread across the Atlantic quickly becoming an international phenomena.

On another hand, Flamenco dance is pure Spanish and has a long history going back to 1700s. One legend states that it was named after a gracious bird flamingo. As that bird Flamenco resembles a beautiful dance of exotic creature. Different legend claims that Flamenco is the traditional...

Is Abstract Real

May 9th, 2012

Is Abstract Real

Is Abstract Real? Watercolor artist Irina Sztukowski is placing this question to discuss Realism Vs Abstract on her blog http://www.IrinaSztukowski.blogspot.com/

Step-by-Step Watercolor Tutorial

May 2nd, 2012

Step-by-Step Watercolor Tutorial

In this video Irina Sztukowski presents step-by-step application of the painting Boys And The Ocean.

Please click Read More and then More Information button to go to the video

Learn To Paint Portraits

April 19th, 2012

Learn To Paint Portraits

In these few posts Irina Sztukowski explains how she approached the painting of the Little Girl: http://irinasztukowski.blogspot.com/2011_12_01_archive.html

Dogs Christmas

December 12th, 2011

Dogs Christmas

Caught in the moment, this cute dog had no idea that the Christmas is around the corner!

Angel Of Christmas

November 29th, 2011

Angel Of Christmas

In this painting Irina Sztukowski is reaching a photo effect by creating a different layers in watercolor. This artwork will make a unique Holiday Greeting Card and home decoration.

Nude Pear

November 16th, 2011

Nude Pear

Don't you think that each pear is different and each of them has its own personality?

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...

Poinsettia Dress - Christmas Carnival

November 16th, 2011

Poinsettia Dress - Christmas Carnival

Artist Irina Sztukowski gives the tour into Poinsettia plant history and its Symbolic Meaning:

Poinsettias are beautiful plant that originally came from Mexico. They were named in honor of America’s first ambassador to Mexico, Joel Poinsett who brought the plants to America in 1828. Look carefully at this plant: what does it remind you? The Mexicans in the eighteenth century identified this plant with the religious symbol, the Star of Bethlehem. That is how the Poinsettia became associated with the Christmas season. The red that you see is not a flower itself. The actual flower of the poinsettia is in the middle; it is quite small and has almost not noticeable yellow drops of color. But look at the surrounding the flower leaves. They are large, and bright, and as the dress of the actor that gives us ability to perceive his role the poinsettia red leaves dress up the flowers giving them a new festive meaning.

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Christmas Poinsettia

November 16th, 2011

Christmas Poinsettia

Poinsettia became a well known Christmas Symbol around the Globe. Its beautiful leaves remind us about upcoming Holiday Season

Snow And Flowers

November 6th, 2011

Snow And Flowers

Irina Sztukowski painting shows how Sequoia National Forest is great in any season; yet it has snow in the mountains even there are flowers blooming here; and a wild life is hiding behind every bush...

Simple Use Of Primary Colors

November 5th, 2011

Simple Use Of Primary Colors

Irina Sztukowski achieves a realistic effect just using primary color palette in this Tomatoes Still Life

Artist Gives An Explanation For Symbolic Meaning

November 2nd, 2011

Artist Gives An Explanation For Symbolic Meaning

Throughout a time Dutch Still Life remains the most researched art for the symbolic meaning of different subjects. In this painting artist Irina Sztukowski reveals the meaning of the simple lemon:

• lemon is a symbol of luxury which alienates man from God
• a peeled lemon, as well as accompanying seafood was, like life, attractive to look at, but bitter to taste
• Lemon is linked in Christian tradition to fidelity and, therefore, to the figure of the Virgin. the lemon was an imported fruit, thus connoting luxury.
• lemon may be seen as a symbol of time passing
• Half-peeled Lemon stands for casual excess, and so serves as a call for moderation, warning that life is not only sweet, but sour as well.

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Lilac Bouquet - Impressionism Style

October 31st, 2011

Lilac Bouquet - Impressionism Style

The artist is achieving great Impressionism Style in watercolors by using Rough 300 lb Cold Pressed Paper.

Such Familiar And Such Unknown Tower

October 29th, 2011

Such Familiar And Such Unknown Tower

Here are some interesting facts about Eiffel Tower

· Completed in 1889 for the Paris world exhibition, it was built in two years by 132 workers and 50 engineers.
· The Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world when it was completed in 1889 (that was the case until 1930).
· It took a team of 25 painters to paint the Eiffel Tower.
· Protecting the Eiffel Tower from rust requires the application of 50 tons of paint every seven years.
· The Eiffel Tower shrinks 6 inches in winter
· Solar heating can causes the Eiffel Tower to expand up to 3.25 in.
· Strong winds can sway Eiffel Tower slightly. During the storm of 1999, it moved approximately 13 centimeters from its initial position
· In 1925, a con artist sold the Eiffel Tower for scrap - twice! But, this never happened.

Symbols Of Life

October 29th, 2011

Symbols Of Life


Did you know that:
- Pearls will always stand for Beauty and Life, in this art work they symbolize how Rich Our Lives are.
- Sea Shell is the symbol of Pilgrimage and Travel - Aren't we all just Travelers in this World?
Those symbols of life come to us from Renaissance period and remain their meanings through the centuries.