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Friday, May 7th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

I was always fascinated by monumental statues of Easter Island, Chile. Here is the watercolor painting of a gorgeous sunset on Easter Island with their Moai Stones. 

This artwork is a part of my exploration of watercolor and research of interesting places on Earth that are now added to

Travel Around The World Gallery .

The history of the Easter Island is very interesting:

Easter Island covers roughly 64 square miles in the South Pacific Ocean, and is located some 2,300 miles from Chile’s west coast and 2,500 miles east of Tahiti. Known as Rapa Nui to its earliest inhabitants, the island was christened Paaseiland, or Easter Island, by Dutch explorers in honor of the day of their arrival in 1722. It was annexed by Chile in the late 19th century and now maintains an economy based largely on tourism. Easter Island’s most dramatic claim to fame is an array of almost 900 giant stone figures that date back many centuries. The statues reveal their creators to be master craftsmen and engineers, and are distinctive amongst other stone sculptures found in Polynesian cultures. There has been much speculation about the exact purpose of the statues, the role they played in the ancient civilization of Easter Island and the way they may have been constructed and transported.

The mythology of the Easter Island goes back close to a thousand years:

The large stone statues, or moai, for which Easter Island is famous, were carved in the period 1100–1680 CE (rectified radio-carbon dates). A total of 887 monolithic stone statues have been inventoried on the island and in museum collections. Although often identified as "Easter Island heads", the statues have torsos, most of them ending at the top of the thighs; a small number are complete figures that kneel on bent knees with their hands over their stomachs. Some upright moai have become buried up to their necks by shifting soils.

Almost all (95%) moai were carved from compressed, easily worked solidified volcanic ash or tuff, found at a single site on the side of the extinct volcano Rano Raraku. The native islanders who carved them used only stone hand chisels, mainly basalt toki, which lie in place all over the quarry. The stone chisels were sharpened by chipping off a new edge when dulled. While sculpting was going on, the volcanic stone was splashed with water to soften it. While many teams worked on different statues at the same time, a single moai took a team of five or six men approximately a year to complete. Each statue represented the deceased head of a lineage. 

Only a quarter of the statues were installed. Nearly half remained in the quarry at Rano Raraku, and the rest sat elsewhere, presumably on their way to intended locations. The largest moai raised on a platform is known as "Paro". It weighs 82 tonnes (90 short tons) and is 9.89 m (32 ft 5 in) long. Several other statues of similar weight were transported to ahu on the north and south coasts.

Possible means by which the statues were moved include employment of a miro manga erua, a Y-shaped sledge with cross pieces, pulled with ropes made from the tough bark of the hau tree[90] and tied around the statue's neck. Anywhere from 180 to 250 men were required for pulling, depending on the size of the moai. Among other researchers on moving and erecting the moai was Vince Lee, who reenacted a moai moving scenario. Some 50 of the statues were re-erected in modern times. One of the first was on Ahu Ature Huke in Anakena beach in 1956.[91] It was raised using traditional methods during a Heyerdahl expedition.

Another method that might have been used to transport the moai would be to attach ropes to the statue and rock it, tugging it forward as it rocked. This would fit the legend of the Mo'ai 'walking' to their final locations. This might have been managed by as few as 15 people, supported by the following evidence:


The heads of the moai in the quarry are sloped forward, whereas the ones moved to final locations are not. This would serve to provide a better centre of gravity for transport.


The statues found along the transport roads have wider bases than statues installed on ahu; this would facilitate more stable transport. Studies have shown fractures along the bases of the statues in transport; these could have arisen from rocking the statue back and forth and placing great pressures on the edges. The statues found mounted on ahu do not have wide bases, and stone chips found at the sites suggest they were further modified on placement.


The abandoned and fallen statues near the old roads are found (more often than would be expected from chance) face down on ascending grades and on their backs when headed uphill. Some were documented standing upright along the old roads, e.g., by a party from Captain Cook's voyage that rested in the shade of a standing statue. This would be consistent with upright transport.

There is debate regarding the effects of the monument creation process on the environment. Some believe that the process of creating the moai caused widespread deforestation and ultimately a civil war over scarce resources. 

In 2011, a large moai statue was excavated from the ground. During the same excavation program, some larger moai were found to have complex dorsal petroglyphs, revealed by deep excavation of the torso. 

Around The World Travel Gallery

became very popular in the last year, I've sold many artworks with famous places and I am glad that my followers and art appreciators are adding my art to their home collections. 

Many thanks to the Art Collector from BRYN MAWR, PA for purchasing print of this artwork:

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Warm thanks to the Art Collector from Atlanta, GA for purchasing a lovely print with this artwork:  

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Grand thanks to the Art Collector from Stewartsville, NJ for purchasing a print with this artwork:

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My appreciation goes to  the Art Collector from Richmond, VA for purchasing a nice canvas print with this Monet House in Giverny France watercolor:

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Many many thanks to the Art Collector from Midland, GA for purchasing print with this artwork:

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As an artist I present more than five thousand paintings in different galleries on my

website

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And as a watercolor artist illustrator I have an extensive and I can now say quite impressive Artist Portfolio

HERE

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Friday, April 30th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

My new painting of Red Poppies and Wildflower in Spring Field. I created this artwork in watercolor on handmade paper.

The print of it looks so fresh and appealing not only on canvas but as well as framed art. 

After playing with this landscape I made it suitable for a pattern to be used in licensing for different merchandise, from T-Shirts and Dresses, to wall clocks and backpacks. What I love in this pattern is the freshness of the wet-on-wet technique combined with the texture of the handmade watercolor paper.

Red Poppies Pattern on Various Merchandise

All these beautiful things are available

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Tuesday, April 20th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

Once I was walking on the beach and looked down at the beach rocks under my feet. I wanted to paint them and bring home good vacation memories. Then I was wondering how would they look in different interior of home office or living room, bedroom or conference room. 

These Rocks are painted with watercolor in realistic style.

I placed these paintings into

Beach Treasures Gallery

on my

website 

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Wednesday, April 14th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

I am so happy to announce that 

my website

 was visited by more than five million people. 

I want to say Many Thanks to my art collectors and customers!! 

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Friday, April 9th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

Here are a few packaging designs with my watercolor illustrations of Chips with Bell Peppers, Garbanzo Beans, and Paprika. All are painted in hyper realistic manner. 

It was not easy to paint the hip of paprika in watercolor but it was surely fun! :)

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Friday, April 2nd 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

I am so happy to introduce my three new collections:

Impressionistic Flowers

Botanical Monochrome

Tropical Paradise Minimalism

These three collections together with other hundreds of paintings are now on

WayFair  

I am absolutely delighted that my art collectors who look for the interior décor ideas now have the choice of Floral paintings prints for their living room, home offices, and bedrooms! 

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Friday, March 26th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

As a part of my

Travel Around The World

series I want to invite my art collectors to some Northern part of the World. 

Watercolor painting landscape with snowy mountains of Alaska is above. The mountains are so grand and monumental in all their beauty. The solitude, peace and serenity comes to my mind when I look at this watercolor landscape.

And here is a little different scene. In this painting, besides the cold and solid mountains on the back, we see cute cozy and warm houses of Northern country Greenland. I love this little community, where people know what hardship of a tough weather can be yet still appreciate living in this area:

And another Northern country scene that I've recently painted is a famous Blue Lagoon in Iceland:

Here is quite interesting story about Blue Lagoon creation:

What is curious is that the Blue Lagoon is not a natural phenomenon. Iceland is a country brimming with natural hot springs, but the Blue Lagoon incidentally is not one of them as it turned out to be. The Blue Lagoon history dates back to 1976 and is formed next to the geothermal power plant. The lagoon was created by the excess water from the power plant, that is drilling for steam and hot water. The runoff is filtered straight into the Blue Lagoon, which is what heats the water. This "accidental" paradise is now attracting hundreds of people from all over the World to visit, enjoy warm waters, crisp air, and peaceful beauty of Iceland.   The waters of Blue Lagoon are clean and safe. It does not contain any chemicals, only natural minerals that have proven to be very good for people’s skin.

More similar articles from my Around The World series are

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Friday, March 19th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

I am so happy that these new products with my watercolor illustrations of Honeycomb Candy Bar, Salted Caramel, Dark and Milk Chocolate are now on the market. 

I've painted these watercolor illustrations in realistic style for one my International clients. So glad that this company selected my art for their food packaging designs.   

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Friday, March 12th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

Beautiful Aurora Borealis lights were always mystery for me as a watercolor artist, I wanted to paint them for a long time, but really wasn't sure how the light of the colorful Aurora will look against a dark northern skies. With several washes of wet on wet technique I've achieved quite successful results; and, when I painted the firsts landscape with

Aurora Borealis , I moved to the next and the next one. 

Watercolors turned out is a great medium to point the beauty of still mystical and magical for me as a person, Aurora Borealis Lights.

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Wednesday, March 10th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

Here are a few packaging designs with my watercolor of Wooden Bowls with Linsen, Bulgar, Quinoa, and Burger. All are painted in hyper realistic manner. 

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Friday, February 26th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

Beautiful Lake Como and Church San Martino watercolor painting from my series Travel Around The World. Calm peaceful waters, amazing mountains, sunny summer day are inviting the viewer to step into this amazing place and take a lovely walk. 

And here is a little bit of history about Lake Como and Chiesa di San Martino. 

Chiesa Di San Martino Griante 

The church of S. Martino was built in the 16th century. It became a venerated Marian sanctuary following the discovery of a fifteenth-century wooden statue of the Madonna and Child. Legend has it that in the seventeenth century the statue was found by a girl from the village in a mountain cave, where it had been saved a hundred years earlier by an inhabitant of Menaggio, when the village was devastated by the Grisons. When the news was brought to the village, the faithful came and transported the statue to the parish church of SS. Nabore and Felice, but from here it miraculously disappeared and was found again on the Sasso di S. Martino. This was interpreted as Mary’s desire to be venerated on the spot, so a niche was built first and then the current oratory.

Lake Como

Lake Como is of glacial origin, dating back to the last Ice Age, around 10,000 years ago. It’s famous ‘Y’ shape was formed from the movement of an enormous glacier, which also displaced the huge mounds which now form the promontory, known as Bellagio which divides the two ‘legs’ of the lake. It is Europe’s deepest lake (410 metres at its deepest) and the third largest on the continent, with a perimeter of 170km. It is fed by the icy waters of the Adda River.

The walk that leads to the church of San Martino (472 m), located in a panoramic position above the village of Griante, is suitable for all seasons and within reach of all, even if entirely uphill.

The (little) effort required will be rewarded by the breathtaking view that ranges from the village of Griante to the promontory of Bellagio and the branch of Lecco, with the mountains that slope down to the lake and the Grigna massif in the distance.

Roman Occupation

Lake Como has been home to various races dating back to historic times, but it only became of any real importance during the Roman occupation. The Romans built the Via Regina, which is still one of the two main roads running up the western shore of the lake. Under Emperor Augustus Lake Como was an important trade route between the Po and the Rhine Valleys, with tradesmen crossing the Alps into Switzerland.

In 49 BC Como town came into its own under the rule of Julius Caesar, who populated the town with its first 5,000 inhabitants and named the lake Larius (a name still seen in many guises today along the lake). Como itself was known as Novum Comum and played host to famous authors such as Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger during this time. The ‘Magistri Comacini’, a master builder’s guild made up of builders, stonecutters and decorators was formed and developed a reputation for fine craftsmanship throughout Europe.

After the Romans

Como flourished under Roman rule and became very wealthy, which encouraged invasions by jealous neighbours including the Goths and the Huns, who imposed hefty taxes on the wealthy citizens.

Milanese Rule

In 774 AD the Longobards freed the city and it continued to flourish, again leaving it open to invasion this time by the Milanese in the 12th century when power was passed between the hands of the two main families, the Visconti and the Sforza who built the Paderno Canal which connected the lake to Milan. During this time many of Como’s historic churches were built including San Carpoforo, Sant’Abbondio, San Fedele, San Giacomo, and the San Provino. The famous defensive towers, which can still be seen along the outer wall of the city, were constructed under the rule of the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick I Barbarossa, between 1158 and 1162 when Milanese rule was finally brought to an end.

Spanish, French and Austrian rule

There followed periods of decline under French and Spanish rule with harsh taxes until Como fell under Austrian rule under Charles VI. Hefty taxes were reduced, allowing Como to flourish once more. The famous Duomo designed by Fontana was constructed during this period and the world-famous physicist Alessandro Volta was born in Como in 1745.

Napoleon ruled Como for a short period between 1796-1815 until power was restored to Austrian rule after the Congress of Vienna. In 1825 Alessandro Manzoni wrote his famous novel ‘The Betrothed’ (‘I promessi Sposi’) which became one of the most famous and widely read novels of the Italian language. It is set in Lecco in 1628 during the terrible, oppressive years of Spanish rule. During the plague epidemic of 1630, which Manzoni describes in this book, the people of Bellagio avoided infection due to their isolated location on a peninsula and harvested uninfected corn, which they used to make bread to sell to the people of nearby infected Varenna. They would leave the bread on a large boulder (sasso del pane) just off the shore, where the bread was collected and replaced with money left in a jar filled with vinegar, which acted as a disinfectant.

During these and other times of hardship, the resourceful Comascans would do everything they could to survive, basing their diet on fish, polenta and homemade cheese which they also traded for money. Smuggling also formed a major part of their survival and the splendid isolation of Bellagio became a haven for hiding contraband brought in from Switzerland traveling on foot over the mountain passes.

1859 Lake Como joins the Kingdom of Italy

It wasn’t until 1859 that Lake Como became part of Italy under the House of Savoy after Giuseppe Garibaldi defeated the Austrians at the battle of San Fermo. Then for much of the 18th and 19th centuries it enjoyed a period of peace and prosperity as the area’s silk manufacturing became world-renowned. During the 18th and 19th centuries large villas and summer retreats were built along the lakeside and in the hills above Argegno, by rich Milanese, eager to escape the oppressive heat of a Milanese summer. Some of these Historic Villas of Lake Como are now world-famous and play host to thousands of visitors every year: – Villa del Balbianello, built in 1787 by Cardinal Angelo Durini, and more recently made famous by Star Wars and James Bond movies; Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo and Villa Melzi in Bellagio, famous for their stunning formal gardens; Villa Monastero in Varenna and Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio.

The stunning scenery also attracted artists such as Byron, Wordsworth and Shelley, acting as a muse to many poems including ‘The Daisy’ (Tennyson) and ‘Cadenabbia’ (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow). Great composers like Lisz and Verdi were also inspired by the lake. Many poems have been written about Lake Como both historically and more recently, but it’s not hard to see why the unrivalled beauty of the lake would inspire even the most amateur to put pen to paper.

20th Century Como

Como is still world-famous for its silk industry and has become a centre of fabric design with students traveling from all over the world to learn the art of silk-screen printing and design. It is also a leader in furniture design and manufacture with a world-famous exhibition centre at Villa Erba.

Tourism suffered a short decline after the 2nd World War, when Mussolini was captured in Dongo, at the northern end of the lake and then shot in Mezzegra (close to Tremezzo), leaving people with a sour taste for a while. Today however, Lake Como is one of Italy’s top destinations, frequented by celebrities and the wealthy as well as everyday tourists. Although its’ beauty is known to millions, ‘tourism’ is not allowed to take over, allowing Lake Como to retain its charm and sense of history.

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Friday, February 19th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

Presenting recent bestselling paintings in watercolor from

Sea And Ocean Creatures

new Art Collection. 

Though I just started painting turtles , seahorses , fish , and jellyfish just last year; these watercolor paintings are becoming quite popular among my Art Collectors.

I really grateful to the Art Collectors from 

Kerrville, TX, Edgewater, MD as well as International Art Collectors from Great Britain: 

Leatherhead and Guilford;  Surrey for purchasing prints with these artworks! 

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Friday, February 12th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

I invite you again to a northern country. The summers are there are splendid, warm, mellow, and enjoyable. 

Turku Castle

watercolor painting in Finland. It is a part of my

Travel Around The World

with arts project. 

Here is a little bit of history:

Turku Castle is a medieval building in the city with the same name in Finland. This ancient construction is one of the oldest buildings; and, it is still in use. Also, it is worth noting that this castle is the largest surviving medieval building in whole Finland. It was founded in the late 13th century. Its location is strategic, right on the banks of theAura River. Turku Castle was a bastion and administrative center in Sweden province called Eastland, when it was still belonging to Sweden. Finland was known during its time as a province of Sweden. The sad part of the history for this castle was when Russian occupants invaded from Novgorod and tried to destroy Turku in 1318. Thankfully the castle survived. It also struggled for power between Sweden and Kalmar Union. The castle's prime time was in the middle of 16th century during the reign of Duke John of Finland. Those days the Renaissance part of the building , the Floor and King's and Queen's hall were built, along with other features. Turku Castle later on lost its status as an administrative center in the 17th century. Today, the castle is most visited museum in Finland, somewhat 200 thousands of people see this beautiful medieval building each year. As this castle is well utilized not only as a museum but as well a cultural events place, many of its larger rooms are now used for municipal functions.

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Friday, February 5th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

I am so glad that my

Artist Illustrator Portfolio

is growing exponentially. This year three new products with my watercolor food illustrations came on market:

Watercolor illustration of dark chocolate and honeycomb painted in realistic style, delicious watercolor of salted caramel honeycomb candies, and watercolor illustration of milk chocolate on sweet treat as well painted in watercolor. Find artist illustrator that paints diverse foods in such precision is not an easy task. 

It was so much fun for me not only painting porous airy honeycomb candies in watercolor, but as well a small pieces of caramel, salt grains, and chunks of delicious chocolate. 

I am thrilled that my new International client from Great Britain, Mighty Fine, loved my watercolor food illustrations for their packaging designs! 

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Thursday, January 28th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

I am so happy that Travel In Style Series with Hot Air Balloon watercolor paintings is taking off so well and selling so great on WayFair website under Licensing Agreement.

These two comments of my lovely Art Collectors truly made my day:

“I was very pleased with this purchase…the quality and fast delivery was outstanding”

Annette

“The sea re spectacular, the color is vibrant and the floating frame is wonderful, ready to hang."

Susan

Here is the Hot Air Balloon Travel

collection :

And here the link to some other paintings of mine on WayFair: LINK 

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Friday, January 22nd 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

This watercolor painting of tropical paradise that I’ve recently painted craving warm leisurely vacation features a sailboat, coconut palm trees and cozy gazebo is full of sunshine and color. I traveled there with my brush and paints on my virtual plein-air trip. And it was so great to feel warm air and imagine myself having a nice chilled coconut water sitting in that pretty gazebo.

The painting is the part of my

Travel Around The World

series. 

This place is about Cebu island, Philippines. 

Cebu island is the center of Visayan-Cebuano culture. It well-preserved Spanish tradition in its cultural life. It is an interesting fact that Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan was attracted by the island’s central position. Magellan sailed there and landed at the island to introduce Christianity, which actually costed him his life. Cebu remained the primary Spanish bastion of the southern part of the Philippines. The cultural and commercial core of the central Visayan region, Cebu was opened to foreign trade in 1860. It was named as a city in 1936.

The island has the city with the same name, and this city is the second biggest city in the Philippines.

People say that the best time to visit Cebu is in the winter.  The climate those days is sunny, the nights are cool; and, it is much less humid than in the summer. Especially this time is marked by one of the famous and vivid festivals, the Sinulog Festival, which happens right in January.

Cebu island is one of the province with the same name. Cebu province belongs to the Visayas region. And it has 168 islands and islets. But Cebu is a main beach vacation destination for many people for its beauty, sea view, and white sandy beaches. 

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Tuesday, January 12th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

I want to say many thanks to the Art Collectors who selected these paintings for children room interior décor.

Art Collectors from: 

Huston, TX; Lansing, MI; Kerrville, TX; Shirley, NY; Garfield Heights, OH; Jersey City, NJ; Peoria, IL; Pepper Pike, OH; Missoula, MT; Pinehurst, NC; Blue Island, IL; Dana Point, CA; Chambersburg, PA; Mooresville, NC; San Francisco, CA; 

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Thursday, January 7th 2021   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

Here is the painting of a small cozy town

Mo i Rana in Norway . It is a part of my series Travel Around The World . 

The main square is pictured in the best sunny day of a short warm Norway Summer. I loved painting these cute café with a red bicycle parked nearby. A lovely gazebo invites the viewers to rest and enjoy a nice day. The square is empty, but as soon as you step into it in your imagination, you can hear the birds in the tree, amazing smell of the coffee and pastries, and kids voices from a playground. 

A little bit of history:

Mo i Rana is a little town in Nordland county, Norway. Local people just called this town Mo, and there are only around twenty thousand people in this cute town. Yet in Nordland county it is a largest town of  whole Helgeland region. The main ways of peoples’ lives there is mining, building boats, fishing and hunting. The ways of life are simple and calm. The town started back in 1730 as a small village when local church organized famous in that area market and trade center. Merchants that came from Meyer traded flour, meats, fish, and tobacco. Because this area is abundant with iron ores, Mo i Rana became an important spot for industry at the beginning of 20th century. And, in 1955, the first steel was produced to Norway and other countries. And almost in the turn of a few years the little village Mo i Rana changed into industrial city, which attracted a lot of people seeking new lives and new jobs. From the end of the Second World War until the early 1990s, Mo i Rana was dependent upon metal industry. But following the decline of heavy industry, new service industries have now grown in the town. 

I loved one day painting Norway's Fjord, the grandiose of the mountains and cool lake in contrast with small cozy colorful town of Mo i Rana brings understanding of simple lives and appreciation to the nature of a northern country:

This painting above became one of my

bestsellers

in the last decade

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Wednesday, December 30th 2020   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

In the last decade I developed a great realistic style for

food paintings and illustrations . From my academical studies, I was mostly painting still life artworks; yet, my recent clients love the food illustrations on white.  My Food Illustrations Portfolio of watercolor illustrations on packaging designs that are sold all around the world is

HERE


However, in this article I would like personally express my gratitude to the Art Collectors who selected these painting prints for their home décor. 

Many thanks to the customers from Vancouver, WA;Titusville, FL; Santa Monica, CA; Goodyear, AZ; Montreal, QC; Wetherby, UK; Santa Barbara, CA; Anchorage, AK; Lexington, KY; Chandler, AZ; Gillam, MB; Collinsville, IL for recently purchasing prints with the following delicious still life paintings and food illustrations:

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Monday, December 28th 2020   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

Bicycles paintings and painting with Dancing Silhouettes are quite popular this year. Huge thanks to the customers from

WayFair

website that sell lots of these themes paintings. I am very grateful to all of them! 

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Tuesday, December 15th 2020   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

I am excited this year painting  Sea Ocean Creatures

and

Botanical Paintings

related to the ocean. I think that the seaweed, algae, is so graceful and beautiful in its motion under the sea. Maybe it is because the peaceful movement of the seaweed brings some calmness to my Soul. 

And I believe that watercolor paintings of seaweed would make a wonderful interior décor of a hallway, living room, beach house, bathroom, or bedroom. 

Here is the proof how lovely these watercolors from my new collection look in various interiors and different surfaces such framed paper prints or canvas prints.

Seaweed Flow Watercolor I

Seaweed Flow Watercolor II

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Sunday, December 13th 2020   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

Today I want to invite everyone to one of my favorite cities, Stockholm, and specifically to a unique island called Skansen. I've been there several times back in 90s and I loved the little streets full of historical monuments made of wood with love to Swedish culture. 

In this painting you can see the old made by hands from timber wood building on the right and historical windmill. On warm Summer days singers and dancers present wonderful concerts there near this windmill.

The painting of Skansen windmill is a part of my

Travel Around The World series.

Here is a little bit of information on Skansen.

Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum located on of the islands of Stockholm. This museum shows the whole of Sweden with houses and farmsteads from history of the country and from every part of the country.

At Skansen, you people discover Sweden’s history and learn how Swedes once lived conquering the changing seasons or this northern country. Tourists can discover many interesting things  through the customs and traditions, work, celebrations and everyday life of old times.

Skansen is also a place where now some festive occasions are celebrated throughout the year. The live programs with various activities include singing, dancing and concerts in the Summer time, and festive Christmas markets in the Winter, where people are invited to dance around the Christmas tree and be part of many concerts at Seglora Church.

Ultimately, Skansen is a unique place where history meets the present, and where Swedish traditions and craftsmanship still live. It is also the only open-air museum with wild animals. The Children’s Zoo domestic baby-animals such as rabbits, cats, guinea pigs, and small wild animals.

The Skansen Aquarium and Our Africa feature exotic animals including reptiles, monkeys, birds, and exotic insects. Also Skansen has a great variety of plants, trees, and gardens. 

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More articles from this series are

HERE

 

Saturday, December 12th 2020   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

I have a huge collection of paintings with Map Of The World Silhouettes in my relatively new modern collection

WORLD MAPS WATERCOLOR  . Effective today it has more than hundred paintings. They got very popular among my Art Collectors; mostly thanks to the Licensing Company that sells my art though WayFair website. 

On that website, the location of the Art Collector in most of the cases is unknown. But sometimes a very nice Art Collector makes a comment. 

Today, I want personally thank Melissa, Lindsay, Rachel, Heather, Mirzat, Brian, Taylor, Viviana, Terry, Andrene, Joseph, Olivia, Angela, Carlene, Mary, Alexis, Kathryn, and many many more. 

Here are just a few comments that these lovely Art Collectors left, they do warm my heart:

"Looks great and fits into the blue scheme in my living room."

"Turned out perfect. I do wished I’d gotten a bigger size. Was very impressed with the packaging and quality."

"Very cute painting. Great quality. Look great in my kids playroom."

"Beautiful picture, I got the framed canvas..."

"Love it"

"Cute and colorful"

"Beautiful!!"

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Thursday, December 10th 2020   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

 

This year

Travel Around The World

series is growing. And today I want to invite my Followers and Art Collectors to Egypt. 

While I was painting this watercolor artwork of Giza Pyramids and Sphinx I placed in the painting a cute animal, a camel, to emphasize the ancient world of historical monuments with alive tree and hard working animal of this contemporary world. 

The Giza Pyramid Complex, another name for them the Giza Necropolis, is the site on the Giza Plateau in Greater Cairo, Egypt. This complex  includes the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure. It also has the Great Sphinx of Giza. These monuments were built during the Fourth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt. 

The Great Pyramid and the Pyramid of Khafre are the largest pyramids built in ancient Egypt, and they  historically became the emblems of Ancient Egypt in the Western mind. They were promoted in Hellenistic times as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. 

Here's Some Facts and  Pointers for Sphinx Of Giza Mystery:


The Great Sphinx of Giza is an enormous limestone statue of a reclining sphinx


A sphinx is a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human


It faces directly from West to East and stands on the Giza Plateau in Egypt, near the Great Pyramid of Giza


The Sphinx was cut from bedrock and measures 73 metres (240 feet) long from paw to tail


It's 20 meters (66 feet) high and 19 metres (62 feet) wide


Archaeologists are still unclear about exactly when it was built, who built it and why


Some claim it was built for the Pharaoh Khafra, who was the son of Khufu


There is evidence that it was excavated on several occasions in ancient times, including as far back as 1400 BC

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www.artirina.com

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Monday, December 7th 2020   -   By: noreply@blogger.com (irinasztukowski)   -   feedproxy.google.com

Many thanks to the art collectors from Middleburg FL; Kerrville TX; Williston, ND; Lansing, MI; Portland, OR; Seabrook, TX; Wheaton IL: and local Art collector from Washougal, WA; as well at to International Art Collector from Koo Wee Rup, VIC – Australia.

I also love sharing review from WayFair customer who bought the print with Birds:

The colours are bright and vibrant. Because I have a large wall I ordered the largest size. It looks stunning above my blue love seat ! I order large pictures when I can as they give more impact. The picture quality is just as good as the smaller ones .... they DO NOT distort as others have indicated. It came well packaged and damage free.

Dale

Many Many Thanks!!  

Live To Create!

www.artirina.com 

 




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