Ina Shtukar
Durham, North Carolina

Ina Shtukar fills her works with small brushstrokes, turning even the simplest scene into a kaleidoscopic explosion of color. She currently lives in North Carolina, but some of her favorite places to visit include New York City, Barcelona, Spain and Rome. Ina admires the work of Claude Monet. Fun fact: She finds inspiration in places and things from her childhood, such as wild flowers she used to pick and trees she used to climb.

Artist and Customer Comments

Ina Shtukar 5/10/2014 | 9:48 PM

I am very pleased to hear that you like the painting! Thank you very much, J., for letting me know and putting a smile on my face :)

J Cooper 5/10/2014 | 7:06 PM

I purchased 'Valentine's Day' for my home. I thought it was beautiful on-line and I absolutely LOVE it now that its arrived! All of your paintings are incredible...Thank you!

Ina Shtukar 5/2/2014 | 6:48 PM

Thank you so much S. Keep painting: it's a great outlet, very good for your spirit! My great grandparents were German, so you were right about my roots :)I plan to completely devote myself to art once I retire, in the mean time - paint whenever have a chance (my two sons, who are 2 and 3, keep me pretty busy:))Once again, I greatly appreciate your comment! Have a wonderful weekend :)

S Giosio 5/2/2014 | 3:10 PM

PS the older folks LOVE it And there Familys are verry proud of THEM MY MOM DID THAt I assit THem a little some time i fram them any way Have Great Day

S Giosio 5/2/2014 | 3:07 PM

You Have Beautiful Art WORK Awsome colores I am just starting to paint how long have u been painting must Be A German thing i use a little of that style My Mom was German and duch My Fater Freanch And Irish I work in a hospital in kansas on the side i do art class es with Elderly 80 s 90 t LoVE yr WORK

Ina Shtukar 11/23/2013 | 5:01 PM

Thank you, Don! I do like bold happy colors!

don purchased this artwork. 11/23/2013 | 1:39 PM

Vibrant, happy colors!

Ina Shtukar 11/20/2013 | 2:17 PM

Thank you, nothing pleases me more than to know that people like what I do! And I am glad to be hear too :)

R Hultin 11/20/2013 | 12:50 PM

Your love for life comes through your bright colors.

R Hultin 11/20/2013 | 12:47 PM

Beautiful work. I am glad you came to America.

Ina Shtukar 10/1/2013 | 2:24 PM

Thank you so much, T Williams! I really appreciate your kind words. Big smile :)

T Williams 10/1/2013 | 9:28 AM

Love Love Love your work. Would love to see for real too. I am sure even prettier. U are making a good Splash to the Art World.

Ina Shtukar 9/21/2013 | 9:51 AM

Thank you :)

Rebecca Rousseau 9/21/2013 | 8:30 AM

Ina is masterful with a paintbrush and canvas. Her work is radiant in person!

Lavender VI

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

24" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 8 oz.


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When you see a field of lavender for the first time, the image is almost surreal. Nature is amazing in so many ways, and I try to convey its beauty through my artwork. Here is yet another way to paint a field of lavender. The canvas features rich colors, beautiful texture, and a jewel-like shine. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. It comes ready to hang.

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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