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Monday, March 31, 2014

Painting Competition Hahnemühle

Painting Competition "contrasts" for the 2015 Hahnemühle Calendar
Enter Hahnemühle´s annual art contest! Create the 2015 Hahnemühle Art Calendar with the topic "Contrasts". We will be looking for the interplay of light and dark, colour and monochromatic or any other contrasting effects, with different materials and painting techniques to create the ultimate atmospheric artwork.
Entry is open to all individuals. The only requirement: Your image must be created on a paper by Hahnemühle or Lana. We look forward to receiving your high-contrast favourites. The closing date is June, 30 2014. The up-load portal and entry rules are online. The flyer is linked here.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Fresh and Bright

Peto Poghosyan. Above. 56x76 cm

Ping Long

Ping Long

Ping Long

Endre Penovac

JoanCochRey. Peniscola

Can Zhui Wei

IWS Young Artists Contest Results

International Watercolour Society, Turkey has hold a contest for young artists of age before 35 years old. Here I am sharing with you the results. As one of the jurors I am happy that some of the major winners match the same that I have selected.

 1 Place. Li Jia, 26 year old (CHINA). Swim. 52x98 cm

2 Place.Li Chao 24 years old, (CHINA). The Memory Of That Time. 76x110

3 Place Cai Ya Ming, 23years old (CHINA) Thinking Of Tomorrow. 120x80 sm

4 Place. Yang Di Jun, 24 years old (CHINA). The Peace Moment, 100x70sm

5 Place. Lin Chin Che, 27 years old (Taiwan). Memory Lane

6 Place. Lin Wei Xin, 35 years old (Taiwan) Lying Quietly

7 Place. Alexis Le Borgne, 18 years old (France). 61x48 sm

8 Place. Tian Yuan, 27 years old (CHINA) Golden Symphony. 106x75 sm

9 Place. Silvia Cusinato, 35 years old (Italy) New Year Day, 30x40sm

10 Place. Keiran Chang, 20 years old (Taiwan) When Pine Goes Nuts. 20x40 sm

I also would like to announce that International Watercolor Society is represented now in Russia. It is not considered yet who is going to represent the RU-brand of it but it will be shortly...

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Zbukvic, Castagnet and Pekel Painting Together!

Best entertaining for watercolorists!!! Must watch! Z + Alvaro + Herman = Big Picture! 
Check a brand new BIG PICTURE for downloading here

You will like another 2 BIG PICTURES at

Friday, February 14, 2014

Guangxi International Exhibition Seminar, Oct. 2013

Guangxi international exhibition seminar and painting session in October, 2013.
For those who were not following the news of watercolor on FB here is a review of a great art trip of renown artists. Enjoy! The photos have been taken from pages of Liu Yi, Igor Sava, Joseph Zbukvic and Chin Li. Here we come...

 Liu Yi, Joseph Zbukvic

 Ong Kim Seng, Liu Yi

 International group of painters

Liu Yi is painting a portrait of Ong Kim Seng

 John Salminen

 John and Cathy Salminen

 Joseph Zbukvic

 John Salminen and Liu Yi

 Joseph Zbukvic, Liu Yi

 Ong Kim Seng, Liu Yi, Igor Sava

 Joseph Zbukvic

 Ong Kim Seng

 A little break

 International group of artists

 Mary White

 John Salminen

 Ong Kim Seng

 Ong Kim Seng, Liu Yi

Igor Sava

Some Random Paintings

There is always something to inspire...!

Anders Zorn (Sweden)

Alvaro Castagnet. Downtown Melbourne.

Joseph Zbukvic. New York City.

Linda Baker. Standing Along.

Kathleen Conover

Thomas w. Schaller. Somewhere Summer.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Coming soon! Masters of Watercolor II

Expected in April...

Creative World, Frankfurt

New meetings, new agreements, new perspectives...

 Meeting Escoda (Spain)

 New set of signature brushes - David Taylor

 New set of signature brushes - Robert Wade

New set of signature brushes - John Yardley

The Nevskaya Palitra (St.Petersburg) booth - my paints!

Hahnemuhle - watercolor paper from Germany since 1490!

St. Cuthberts Mill (UK) - they make Saunders Waterford! My favorite!

Daniel Smith (USA) - watercolor paints that represented by Zbukvic, Castagnet, Taylor , Stewart and Andersson. Good company, isn`t it?

At my booth, brushes by Roubloff who makes my signature brushes, St.Cuthberts Mill manager is attending my demo.

 K. Sterkhov. Demo on Lilia Holding paper "Palazzo" with White Nights paints.

 K. Sterkhov. Demo on Lilia Holding paper "Palazzo" with Schminke paints.