Paint a Peony by Irina Kuksova

Learn to paint flowers

Unleash your romantic side! Paint a flower :-)

Rarely do I paint landscapes, let alone flowers! The only flowers I painted were peonies and roses from my grandparents’ garden. I was 4 or 5!

Decades later, I got presented with a lovely bunch of peonies to celebrate the completion of my first Greystones Art Class season. With my renewed interest in oils, I felt inspired to keep these flowers forever – their painted version that is! If you are into painting yourself, here is a tutorial in pictures.

Hope your summer is going great and you get inspired to paint the some amazing beauty we are blessed with this season!

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Carole Nash ‘Classic Car & Motorcycle Live’ 2014 at Mondello Park

We did it – the first appearance at Mondello Classic Live!

Irina Kuksova Mondello Park Classic Show 2014Artwork purchased and a can of beer won! A couple of visitors had a bet regarding how long it took me to paint the E-Type Jaguar. I told them the answer (one month) and said I want half of whatever they bet on. So if it was a pint of Guinness – I want a glass of it. A minute later they brought over… a can of beer. Class.

All of my artwork was wind-proofed by tying all paintings and easels to the car. So if one decides to get blown off… they’ll all go!

Irina Kuksova Art stand at Mondello 2014Knowing that the artwork is secure, I could happily wander around. There were many classic beauties on show,  from rusty hybrids…

Rusty buggy at Mondello Show 2014to gleaming color-assorted MGs!
Amazing MG Classic CarsBig thanks to all visitors who took time to browse my stand and say very kind words about the artwork. The cherry on top was to see this in my Facebook News Feed the day after the show:

Limited Edition Print Irina Kuksova Purchase

 

Thanks from me, one very grateful artist :-)

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GRAPE interview

Something entirely new happened yesterday – we recorded a short interview for the Garden County Radio. Just a couple of words about the Vintage & Classic Car artwork, painting commission process, Limited Edition Prints and – very valuable notes on name spelling, haha. Should definitely think of some fun stories to tell you next time I’m ‘on air’!

https://www.facebook.com/gardencountyradio

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4 years of Irina Kuksova Art at Classic Car & Art Shows!

Every so often I get asked whether I exhibit my artwork at Art Shows or Classic & Vintage Car Shows.

Well, I have pocketed a few shows…

Merrion Square ‘Sunday Art’ and Stephen’s Green ‘People’s Art’ throughout 2010…  Mosney, Terenure and Dunboyne Vintage & Classic Car shows in 2011… The mecca of Vintage Car lovers – Goodwood Revival in the UK in 2012…

Took a break in 2013 - was injured in a car accident and had to take almost a year off all work… Yet, I still had my first Solo Show in Ireland in Ocotber 2013 (click to see photos and the TV3 feature on my artwork):

My next open air show is GRAPE (Greystones Harbour) on 15th June.

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Mosney Classic & Vintage Car Show, 8th June 2014

If you are one of the lovely visitors who chatted to me during Mosney show, you’d recognize this straight away:
Irina_Kuksova_Mosney_Classic_Car_Show_2014Yep, that’s my random humble set up for the day! Was planning to have a beautiful tent, hang all the paintings and Limited Edition Prints properly, have a table for the cards and a chair to catch the rays in… create a small Car Art Gallery for the day!.. Yet, so strong was the wind that i HAD to take the tent down. And then keep covering the paintings with plastic/tent fabric to save them from getting drenched… Life seemed pretty tough for the first couple of hours :-/

Thankfully, the weather picked up and the afternoon was absolutely fantastic (that’s Ireland for you in case you are a faraway reader). Sounds like more commissions are coming my way… Even got a request to paint a rare breed doggie?!..

Big thanks to all the lovely folks who helped me with the tent, the rain cover and the overall support. Classic Car Show crowd is par none!

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GRAPE Art & Photography Exhibition, 1st of June 2014

Got some fresh air at GRAPE in Greystones, Co. Wicklow… Thanks to all the folks who came over.

I was only 98% ready (1% accounting for the missing wind&rain protection, another 1% – for the missing painting fixtures). A trip to Woodies is in order before the next GRAPE art show. Being an artist is so much more than just painting!

There will be some of my new paintings on show at GRAPE on 15th of June  2014… Come over to say hi and get yourself some beautiful artwork!

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‘RACING GREEN E-TYPE JAGUAR’ Limited Edition Print

Racing Green E-Type Jaguar Limited Edition Print by Irina Kuksova…Was _URGENTLY_ asked to frame a giclee print: it is a gift and it is to be delivered ASAP.

IKEA frames are no substitute for a custom-built frame, yet, look! – the print is well protected and shamelessly exudes E-Type awesomeness :->

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Original Art and Art Prints for sale at Enniskerry Art Fest!

First ‘open air’ art exhibition this year for Irina Kuksova Art on 17th and 18th of May 2014.

One in Spain:

Irina Kuksova Art at Enniskerry Art Fest 2014

And one in Ireland:

Irina Kuksova Art at Enniskerry Art Fest 2014

Only kidding, both days were spent in the “Garden of Ireland” aka County Wicklow – despite the weather being so dramatically different. Teddy’s Ice Cream were in great demand as well as as my Limited Edition Giclee prints of Racing Green E-Type Jaguar and Sandycove Find paintings  :-)

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Vintage & Classic Car * Portrait * Irish Seascape * original paintings * commissions