Lovely gifts from one of my students and another successful art workshop watercolor session Summer Daisies

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Beautiful 🌸 gifts from one of my talented art students.

I am so grateful to have such incredible students curious about exploring – and making – their own art with me and helping me learn more in the process with them.


thank you to all of you who inspire me to continue making and sharing and teaching art❤️

Why it is important to tell a story with your artworks? Tips for artists

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Another productive path is adding a story to your artwork. Painting Peonies as an example

Telling a story with your artwork is invitation for a dialogue with a viewer, asking some questions might help to describe feelings or mood. There are seven emotional expressions universal to people over the words – happiness, sadness, surprise, fear, anger, disgust, contempt. Which one you would like to receive from a spectator?

Example of painting that telling a happy story🙂

Do you like reading and flowers? Would you like to add some fresh and relaxing look to your room? This painting Red peony will accommodate your needs. Imagine a peaceful comfy evening, a cap of warm cappuccino as a friendly hug, adding fluffy peonies to your room and do not forget your favorite book. Voilà 🙂

A series of images are often indicating your moments in a story, or by choosing a personal moment to stand for the whole narrative. Narrative art works often demonstrate well-known or historical, sometimes mythic tales or your imaginary story 🙂

Making a name for your art and releasing an emotion. Tips for artists

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One of the creative paths is making a name to your artwork.

According thinker Aristotle there are five main senses. They are hearing, seeing, touching, smelling and tasting… and poets add one more, a sense of beauty.

Well, let’s start from a name for an artwork. It should activate one sense or imaginary few of them:) Example is one of my painting’s name Floral Jewels, associated with flowers’ beauty, treasure, joy, dream or maybe plum?:)

or my next watercolour artwork named Waltz of flowers, that releasing emotions as swirling couple at the ballroom, rhythm, ballet or maybe lace?

The influence of the art name and picture itself on the emotional mood of a viewer helps releasing an emotion.

The visionary path to paintings

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For my artist colleagues and students. Workshops. Innovative approach to describe artwork. Trademark:)

How do you describe and prepare paints for your artworks? For example if you need a bright or light yellow colour, a brand, a particular paint? I usually do test paints from my selected colors before painting . All artists would agree that watercolors from different brands with the same names for paints give us various colour’s views. Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish and choose a paint even with the same name

For example, PWC watercolor yellow ochre and Winsor yellow ochre paints look differently. Paint of yellow ochre you would describe as something in between from yellow to brown, opaque and raw sienna is mostly yellowish brown, transparent. At the same time, using yellow ochre or raw sienna, they might look very similar for a viewer, who does not care about a name of paint and a brand. They need emotion.

And if you describe a bright yellow color in your artwork as a juicy banana – it would give a clue and bring a memory about a ripe fruit that brings you to summer and you might feel energized. So I created my own cool way to describe colors with names from nature and food, berries, veggies and fruits colors TM 🙂

I pick paint from my watercolour collection of paints and choose the name of one of my favourite berries or fruit, depending on the season and time of year. Some examples of artworks from my recent series of Iris flowers.

… juicy plum, blueberry and peach colors, long stems of mustard colors with background of corn and turmeric colors, little red ladybugs with dripping raindrops are on leaves of colour of green apples …

https://travelartblog.home.blog/portfolio/dewy-morning-blue-eyes-irises/

… of juicy banana, strawberry and blueberry, long stems of colors of cappuccino and kiwi with vanilla background  of ripe corn, little red ladybug with dripping raindrops are on milky leaves

https://travelartblog.home.blog/portfolio/waltz-of-the-flowers-irises/

Are you feeling the taste and smell of juicy bananas?:)

Summer Pink peony, closed bud

Pink peony, watercolor painted, impressionism ,20 x16 cm, 7×6 in

Floral modern home decor. This print makes the perfect gift for the summer and Europe’s lovers. Now available in 3 sizes. Fine art print of original watercolour painting. Ultra smooth,non-glare,heavy weight paper for long lasting and professional paper, smudge resistant, water resistant, fade resistant.frame is not included. You might order Fine art print of original watercolour painting. 13″ x 19″ print, matte paper- $25, 8.5″ x 11″ for $20 glossy paper or Art card , matter paper for $5

Summer flower fantasy

Red and pink peonies are in a straw basket on a wood door, watercolour painted, impressionism, 45 x 30 cm, 17 x 11 in

Floral modern home decor. This print makes the perfect gift for the summer and Europe’s lovers. Now available in 3 sizes. Fine art print of original watercolour painting. Ultra smooth,non-glare,heavy weight paper for long lasting and professional paper, smudge resistant, water resistant, fade resistant.frame is not included. You might order Fine art print of original watercolour painting. 13″ x 19″ print, matte paper- $25, 8.5″ x 11″ for $20 glossy paper or Art card , matter paper for $5

Cappuccino, red peonies and a book

Red peonies are on the book, glasses and a cup of cappuccino, watercolour painted, impressionism, 30 x 23 cm, 11 x 9 inches

Do you like reading and flowers? Would you like to add some fresh and relaxing look to your room? This painting Red peonies will accommodate your needs. Imagine a peaceful comfy evening, a cap of warm cappuccino as a friendly hug, adding fluffy peonies to your room and do not forget your favorite book.

Voilà 🙂


Red peonies, the book, glasses and a cup of cappuccino, watercolor painted, impressionism, 30 x 23 cm, 11 x 9 in.

#goodmood paintings

Floral modern home decor. This print makes the perfect gift for the summer and Europe’s lovers. Now available in 3 sizes. Fine art print of original watercolour painting. Ultra smooth,non-glare,heavy weight paper for long lasting and professional paper, smudge resistant, water resistant, fade resistant.frame is not included. You might order Fine art print of original watercolour painting. 13″ x 19″ print, matte paper- $25, 8.5″ x 11″ for $20 glossy paper or Art card , matter paper for $5

Orchid flower. Impressionism

Impressionist watercolour painting of orchid, the delicate and exotic

#goodmood paintings

Floral modern home decor. This print makes the perfect gift for the summer and Europe’s lovers. Now available in 3 sizes. Fine art print of original watercolour painting. Ultra smooth,non-glare,heavy weight paper for long lasting and professional paper, smudge resistant, water resistant, fade resistant.frame is not included. You might order Fine art print of original watercolour painting. 13″ x 19″ print, matte paper- $25, 8.5″ x 11″ for $20 glossy paper or Art card , matter paper for $5

Blooming branch with cherry flowers

Beautiful spring cherry flowers with drops of water are painted in an impressionism style watercolor floral fantasy for your enjoyment, 35 x25 cm, 13″x10″, $75

Floral modern home decor. This print makes the perfect gift for the summer and Europe’s lovers. Now available in 3 sizes. Fine art print of original watercolour painting. Ultra smooth,non-glare,heavy weight paper for long lasting and professional paper, smudge resistant, water resistant, fade resistant.frame is not included. You might order Fine art print of original watercolour painting. 13″ x 19″ print, matte paper- $25, 8.5″ x 11″ for $20 glossy paper or Art card , matter paper for $5

Watercolor landscape fantasy

France, Vaux le Vicomte chateau, for your enjoyment is painted in an impressionism style

A view to stunning Vaux le Vicomte château that later inspired the famous Versailles. I imagined that beautiful ladies with little coloured umbrellas from 17th century are walking at the park. It was 1 day trip from Paris.On summer evenings, costume candles are held here by candlelight, we will definitely return to the Chalet. 13x 18, 5″x7″, $75

Floral modern home decor. This print makes the perfect gift for the summer and Europe’s lovers. Now available in 3 sizes. Fine art print of original watercolour painting. Ultra smooth,non-glare,heavy weight paper for long lasting and professional paper, smudge resistant, water resistant, fade resistant.frame is not included. You might order Fine art print of original watercolour painting. 13″ x 19″ print, matte paper- $25, 8.5″ x 11″ for $20 glossy paper or Art card , matter paper for $5

Summer in a lovely city

Impressionist fantasy. Bridge above river gives romantic view with reflections of city’s building and people on street. The original painting was done in France, Strasbourg. 30 X 40 OIL.

Floral modern home decor. This print makes the perfect gift for the summer and Europe’s lovers. Now available in 3 sizes. Fine art print of original watercolour painting. Ultra smooth,non-glare,heavy weight paper for long lasting and professional paper, smudge resistant, water resistant, fade resistant.frame is not included. You might order Fine art print of original watercolour painting. 13″ x 19″ print, matte paper- $25, 8.5″ x 11″ for $20 glossy paper or Art card , matter paper for $5

Flower fantasy

Watercolor floral fantasy for your enjoyment is painted in an impressionism style. Unopened bud of orchid, the delicate and exotic at the same time:)

Floral modern home decor. This print makes the perfect gift for the summer and Europe’s lovers. Now available in 3 sizes. Fine art print of original watercolour painting. Ultra smooth,non-glare,heavy weight paper for long lasting and professional paper, smudge resistant, water resistant, fade resistant.frame is not included. You might order Fine art print of original watercolour painting. 13″ x 19″ print, matte paper- $25, 8.5″ x 11″ for $20 glossy paper or Art card , matter paper for $5

Waltz of the flowers. Irises

Original watercolour and ink, impressionism

Beautiful summer irises of colours of juicy banana, strawberry and blueberry, long stems of colors of cappuccino and kiwi with vanilla background  of ripe corn, little red ladybug with dripping raindrops are on leaves of milky colour are painted in an impressionism style watercolor floral fantasy for your enjoyment, size 14×30 cm, 5″x11″, $100

#goodmood paintings

Summer’s heat. Irises

Original watercolour and ink, impressionism

Beautiful summer irises of yellow canary’, cherry and raspberry colours, long stems of orange and celery with citric background  of juicy peas and sea depth, little red ladybugs with dripping lilaceous raindrops are on milky leaves are painted in an impressionism style watercolor floral fantasy for your enjoyment, size 17 x30 cm,6″x11″, $100

Floral modern home decor. This print makes the perfect gift for the summer and Europe’s lovers. Now available in 3 sizes. Fine art print of original watercolour painting. Ultra smooth,non-glare,heavy weight paper for long lasting and professional paper, smudge resistant, water resistant, fade resistant.frame is not included. You might order Fine art print of original watercolour painting. 13″ x 19″ print, matte paper- $25, 8.5″ x 11″ for $20 glossy paper or Art card , matter paper for $5

#goodmood paintings

Spring gems. Irises

Beautiful summer irises of juicy pomegranate, lemon and ocean colors, long stems of burgundy colors, terrarium moss and raisins figs with wine background of cappuccino, little red ladybug with dripping raindrops are on olive leaves are painted in an impressionism style watercolor floral fantasy for your enjoyment, size 17 x 30 cm, 6″X 11″, $100

Floral modern home decor. This print makes the perfect gift for the summer and Europe’s lovers. Now available in 3 sizes. Fine art print of original watercolour painting. Ultra smooth,non-glare,heavy weight paper for long lasting and professional paper, smudge resistant, water resistant, fade resistant.frame is not included. You might order Fine art print of original watercolour painting. 13″ x 19″ print, matte paper- $25, 8.5″ x 11″ for $20 glossy paper or Art card , matter paper for $5

#goodmood paintings

Summer blooming. Irises   

Beautiful summer irises of juicy eggplant, ripe watermelon pulp, beetroot and blueberry colors, long stems of celery colors with background of smoke lilac and mustard, little red ladybug and blue butterfly with dripping raindrops are on leaves of broccoli’s color are painted in an impressionism style watercolor floral fantasy for your enjoyment, size 14 x28 cm, 5″x 11″, $100

Floral modern home decor. This print makes the perfect gift for the summer and Europe’s lovers. Now available in 3 sizes. Fine art print of original watercolour painting. Ultra smooth,non-glare,heavy weight paper for long lasting and professional paper, smudge resistant, water resistant, fade resistant.frame is not included. You might order Fine art print of original watercolour painting. 13″ x 19″ print, matte paper- $25, 8.5″ x 11″ for $20 glossy paper or Art card , matter paper for $5

#goodmood paintings

Floral jewels. Irises

Original watercolour and ink, impressionism

Beautiful summer irises of juicy pumpkin, blue currant and burgundy grapes ‘colors, long stems of spring green colors and pineapple with sunny background, little red ladybugs with dripping raindrops are on violet leaves are painted in an impressionism style watercolor floral fantasy for your enjoyment, size 23×30 cm, 9″x11″, $100

Floral modern home decor. This print makes the perfect gift for the summer and Europe’s lovers. Now available in 3 sizes. Fine art print of original watercolour painting. Ultra smooth,non-glare,heavy weight paper for long lasting and professional paper, smudge resistant, water resistant, fade resistant.frame is not included. You might order Fine art print of original watercolour painting. 13″ x 19″ print, matte paper- $25, 8.5″ x 11″ for $20 glossy paper or Art card , matter paper for $5

#goodmood paintings

Dewy morning blue eyes. Irises

Beautiful summer irises of juicy plum, blueberry and peach colors, long stems of mustard colors with background of corn and turmeric colors, little red ladybugs with dripping raindrops are on leaves of colour of green apples are painted in an impressionism style watercolor floral fantasy for your enjoyment, size 20 x 15cm,7″x5″, $75

#goodmood paintings

Floral modern home decor. This print makes the perfect gift for the summer and Europe’s lovers. Now available in 3 sizes. Fine art print of original watercolour painting. Ultra smooth,non-glare,heavy weight paper for long lasting and professional paper, smudge resistant, water resistant, fade resistant.frame is not included. You might order Fine art print of original watercolour painting. 13″ x 19″ print, matte paper- $25, 8.5″ x 11″ for $20 glossy paper or Art card , matter paper for $5

Tender spring. Irises

Original watercolour and ink, impressionism

Beautiful summer irises of juicy fig’s skin, lilac and azure colours, with gold beard are painted in a cozy midday. Long stems of juicy cucumber’s color with creamy background of color of amethyst, little orange ladybug with dripping raindrops are on leaves of green grapes’ color are painted in an impressionism style watercolor floral fantasy for your enjoyment 7″ x 11″, 18 x 28 cm, $100

#goodmood paintings. Watercolour paintings. Art and Travel

Flowers above water. Still Life and urban sketching. Welcome Spring

ArtTravel, Uncategorized, Urban sketching

TAMARA VITSENKOVA’S ART AND TRAVEL CLUB

Art Painting; Sketching; Travelling; Teaching; zerotohero

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I definitely smell Spring in Air:) It is coming. How about you? I will lead you to several places around the world, just in this post. We will start with the city of Arles in France, then our next journey ‘s stop will be near Victoria in Canada and then a little town Eze near Monaco with some artworks completed in different time of year. Spring is almost here!:)

According to one of the ancient legends, the gods gave people a sunflower so that the sun never left them. After all, sunflower petals are always facing the sun, in any weather, even on the most foggy and rainy day. It is no coincidence that the sunflower has become a symbol of the sun, joy and optimism, as well as loyalty and dignity.

Visiting beautiful flowering town Arles in Provance, I did painting Sunflower bouquet in a vase, in Van Gogh style. The glass with artists brushes adding more atmosphere of the artist’s studio.

There are many interesting places with flowers in some uncommon landscapes. My painting is about the beautiful tulips that stand above the Pacific ocean’s cliff on Vancouver island.

The flower’s name is derived from the Persian word “turban”, and all the different colors of tulips have their own meaning, for example, red tulips are associated with true love.

For me personally, tulips symbolize the beginning of spring, and everything associated with it- fresh start, freedom, and pure joy in the air!

How about cactuses above Mediterrenean sea slong with beautiful women statues?

#VanGogn paper The National Gallery watercolour paper album, highly recommend it:)
To see more of my art, see link in bio.

Bon voyage! Until the next travel:) Stay healthy.

All paintings belong to the author. No image is to be copied without permission.

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You can visit my personal website pages here and find out more about the artwork I am offering in oil and watercolor paintings; purchase canvas prints, framed prints, and more artwork.

My favourite art store in Toronto is DeSerred, address is 130 Spadina ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Tools used for my painting. Watercolour brands Van Gogh and Cotman. Paper Canson Mix Media album 28×35 cm (11×14 in.) and Canson Watercolour album 25×35 cm (11 x15 in.)

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