Love, Light, Lemon! by Irina Sztukowski

The coffee pot was brought by my extended family Great Grandpa from Poland when immigrating to America in the beginning of 20th Century. The G-Grandpa is long time gone; but the coffee pot is in our family. One day I was sitting in my studio and winter sun hit the old table with the cup of coffee on it. The light was so sudden and so inspiring that I’ve grabbed what we had in the kitchen and dining room and started setting up a still life before the sun beam disappears. Lemon, Rose and Grandpa’s coffee pot won the prize.

The dark background reminds me Dutch Still Life style. I didn’t think about symbols when setting it up, we can just have a brainstorm and come up with many. I named this still life painting Love, Light, Lemon! as it seemed to be very poetic and implies some kind of song.

Irina is award winning watercolor artist.
She is a proud member of AWS (American Watercolor Society), NWS (National Watercolor Society), and a Life Member of TWSA (Transparent Watercolor Society of America). In 2013 Irina served as the director of the Outreach Program for CWA (California Watercolor Association).
Her art has been published in Best Of Artists – Watermedia – Volume II, Somatic Psychology magazine, Spirit Seeker magazine, and People magazine online.

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