Search This Blog


Thursday, October 2, 2014

FB Impressions of September

 Arnold Lawrey

Chin Li

 Dmitry Zhizhin

 Dmitry Zhizhin

 Ekaterina Zyuzina

 Endre Penovac

Endre Penovac

Water Surface, Reflection

Latest sketches on water subject - demo at my workshop in Yakutia, extreme Siberia...

 K. Sterkhov. Ladoga, 38x27 cm. 2014

K. Sterkhov. Stones and Ripples. 27x38 cm. 2014

Candle Flames - Demo

Konstantin Sterkhov. Candles Flame in a Temple, Sichuan, China. 50x32 cm

Friday, September 12, 2014

Step-by-step Demo 12.09.2014

Konstantin Sterkhov. Let The World Wait... and I`ll Be Reading. 54x75 cm
Saunders Waterford, 300 gm, CP, Daniel Smith paints.

 1. Masking and some texture.

 2. Background wet-in-wet. Wet from behind too.

3. Painting in the figure on wet.

4. Removing the masking. Fixing with tape on sides to continue on dry.

 5. Defining the focal area.

6. Working through the whole painting. Texture and values.

7. Final definition.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Very Special.. 2 Masters of Watercolor

Ong Kim Seng: Hi Brother I think I can prove .whether its an Original Z or a fake ! You add in something very personal and original that no one else can imitate ! Even when the painting is hundred years old it can be proven!
Joseph Zbukvic: I remember that spot...we waited for ages for the bus to take us up the mountain ... But we obviously did not mind...we had a great time then 007... Thanks, Z
Chien Chung Wei: Just like two kids never grow up, very peaceful and warm ...

Ong Kim Seng (Singapore) and Joseph Zbukvic (Australia)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Helsinki, All Colors Of The Autumn

Dear watercolour-friends near Helsinki!
I am happy to announce my new series of master-classes
on 15th and 16th of September in AKVART gallery,
Humalistonkatu, 1, Helsinki.

K. Sterkhov. Helsinki. 15x15 cm

These 2 days will consist of 4 blocks.
1 day:
11.00 – 13.30 Wet approach in painting Autumn
14.30 – 17.00 Masking effects in painting Autumn
2 day:
11.00 – 13.30 Combination of wet and dry techniques with miscellaneous in painting Autumn
14.30 – 17.00 Autumn cityscape
1 block – 7 euro, 2 blocks – 10 euro, 4 blocks – 18 euro without practice, just demo. If you decide to participate in practical workshop the fee will be announced later or you can ask Maikki Happala in AKVART.

K. Sterkhov. Raw Boat. Autumn. 38x27 cm

Also you can see my latest demo works which will be available for sale and get acquainting with my video courses and books. Also the signature brushes will be there available.
Book Masters Of Watercolor, vol I
Book Masters Of Watercolor, vol II
DVD Seascapes, 6 subjects
DVD Spring Flowers, 5 subjects
DVD Animals, 6 subjects
DVD Portrait, 2 subjects
DVD + brochure (on Seascape, Landscape, Portrait, subjects of demo are different from other DVD)
Signature watercolor brushes
Mop squirrel-mix # 14
Calligraphy sable-mix # 10
Calligraphy sable-mix # 8
Liner sable #1
Flat poni #40 and #25 

K. Sterkhov. Autumn in Finland. 15x25 cm

All demo paintings made during master-class are available
Some works will be exhibited
It is high time we thought of Christmas presents!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Did I show my latest painting?

Konstantin Sterkhov. Cafe. Cleaning. 55x61 cm

Cats by Japanese Master

I made a mistake in a previous post. The cat painting was made by a Japanese master, not Chinese. I have found some more paintings by that watercolor artists, as you can see on the signed paintings his name should be

 Yutaka. 27x38 cm

 Yutaka. 27x38 cm

 Yutaka. 27x38 cm

Yutaka. 27x38 cm

Sunday, August 31, 2014

All My Books

All my books and Instructional watercolor DVDs published so far are available at

Those are 2 hard cover full colour books with my interviews with top watercolor artists "Masters of Watercolor" featuring Alvaro Castagnet, Joseph Zbukvic, Robert Wade, John Yardley, David Taylor, Ong Kim Seng, Barbara Nechis, Nicholas Simmons, Thomas Schaller, Keiko Tanabe, Stanislaw Zoladz, Ted Nuttal, Cheng-Khee Chee, David Poxon, Samir Mondal, Charles Reid, Lars Lerin, Liu Yi, Zhou Tianyz, Janine Gallizia and many more...

Also 3 of my brochures with 2 hour DVDs with instructional material on watercolor.
1. Seascapes. 2 hrs, 5 different subjects, English/Rus
2. Landscapes. 2 hrs, 5 different subjects, Engl/Rus
3. Portraits. 2 hours, 3 different models, Engl/Rus

Russlania is a Finnish on-line shop where you can order your copies of my books and videos.
Here is the link again

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Source of Inspiration

Alexander Karpan

Bhargavkumar Kulkarni

Chinese Master

Eugen Chisnicean

Eric Michaels

Corneliu Dragan-Targoviste

Hisham Zakir

Javid Tabatabaii

Kristi Grussendorf

Prashant Prabhu

Riaz Samafhan

Riaz Samafhan

Xavier Swolfs

Xavier Swolfs

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My Painting in I Quindao International Salon

I am proud and honored to have 3 of my paintings exhibited in The Ist Quindao International Salon in China. The company of the artists there is great - Linda Baker, Kathlene Conover, Janine Gallizia, Ma Baiqi, Atanas Matsoureff, Laurin McCracken, Angus McEvan, Dean Mitchel, Ros Patersson, Ping Long, George Politis, David Poxon, John Salminene, Keiko Tanabe, David Taylor, Frank Webb, Joseph Zbukvic, Zhou Tianya, Stanislaw Zoladz...

Konstantin Sterkhov. Cool Spring. 55x75 cm. 2012

Konstantin Sterkhov. Cleaning Girl. India. 50x34 cm. 2013

Konstantin Sterkhov. Red Dress. 64x44 cm. 2011

Stipes Of Light - step-by-step

K. Sterkhov. Stripes Of Light. 42x55cm. 2014