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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Meet Dasha Rybina!

Just 2 weeks ago we had an opportunity to enjoy these innovative works by young artists Dasha Rybina. The series of monochrome paintings inspired by Saint-Petersburg was executed with Chinese black ink on paper and exhibited in Molbert Gallery, St.Petersburg. Here I am sharing some of her beautiful paintings.

Dasha Rybina. St. Petersburg seires. 100x100 cm

Dasha Rybina. St. Petersburg seires. 100x100 cm

Dasha Rybina. St. Petersburg seires. 100x100 cm

Dasha Rybina. St. Petersburg seires. 100x100 cm

Looking through the Dasha`s works after her exhibition. 
At the moment it is the Alexander Votsmush`s show.

Dasha Rybina, Alexander Votsmush, myself and 
my book Masters Of Watercolor featuring A. Votsmush

Friday, May 23, 2014

Last Month FB Impressions

Bijay Biswaal

Bjorn Bernstrom

Endre Penovac

Javid Tabatabaii

Joan Coch Rey

Angel Penuala

Joëlle Krupa Astruc


La Fe

Maximilian Voloshin (beginning XX c)

Megha Handa Kapoor

Li Limin

Michael Readon

Palmaerts Roland

Paul Talbot-Greaves

Peto Poghosyan

Sergey Kurbatov

Simonida Filipova Kitanovska

Monday, May 12, 2014

Watercolor Course in Finland

There are still 3 places left for my watercolor course in Hartola, Finland at Ita-hameen opisto 
on 14.07 – 18.07 booking at 

5 days of fun, learning and painting in the most picturesque environment! 
This time I will focus on watercolor techniques, demonstrating all possible tricks! 
The college is organizing everything. 

So, 5 days of painting from morning till late evening, nice food, nature and ALL SECRETS OF WATERCOLOR!

Students` works exhibition open to all other courses participants and local people after the course.

Apart from painting - picturesque sights, golf club near by, wonderful kitchen, sauna and swim every day!
Booking at 

Call For Entries

Call For Entries
This second International Watercolour exhibition welcomes artists from around the world toThessaloniki, Greece, in 2014. The exhibition will showcase an extensive range of different painting styles, methods and approaches. From this open call for entries, 30 artists will be selected to participate alongside major names from the world of watercolour.
Emphasis is given to the quality of works shown; the creativity of artists and versatility of the medium.

Where will the exhibition take place
The exhibition will take place in the Gallery of the Society of Macedonian Studies, Thessaloniki, Greece.

What to submit
Paintings on paper or paper based support using water-soluble media (watercolour, gouache, acrylics…) and executed in a style sympathetic to the idea and techniques of watercolour painting.
Collage is allowed but should not exceed 30% of the surface of the painting.
Artists' original work only, no digital art, photographs, prints or reproductions.
Each artist will present up to two (2) works for the selection.

Size of paintings
The size of the submitted watercolours must be 11x15 inches (around 30x40 cm - quarter watercolour sheet).

Deadline for submission
All entries must be received by May 30th 2014. No submissions will be accepted after that date.

Paintings may be for sale, but this is not a requirement. Commission on sales is set at 20%.

Read more information here:

K. Sterkhov. White Rose. 30x40 cm

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Watercolor International II in Greece

I am grateful to George Politis for including me in the Jury board of Watercolor International II in Greece among those briliany artists:

Xidan Chen (China), Catherine De Ryck (Belgium), Lorraine Dietrich (Canada), Atanur Dogan (Turkey), Ong Kim Seng (Singapore), Elli Kokkini (Greece), George Politis (Greece), Richard Price (USA), Thomas W Schaller (USA), Konstantin Sterkhov (Russia), Zhou Tianya (China), Andy Wood (UK).

Open Call for Artists.

K. Sterkhov. Lost in Light and Shadow. 26x36 cm

White Flowers

Some contrast paintings featuring the white flowers done as workshops demo. The theme is still attractive for me... more to come. Paper Saunders Waterford, CP, size 1/2 imperial - 35x56 cm.

My Stairway Series

Recently I came back to my Stairway series. I am fascinated by the incoming light rays slipping along the stairs, intriguing highlights on the stairs and lost edges. Perhaps there are more to come...
Paper - Saunders Waterford 50x35 cm, paints - Daniel Smith, including metallic colors.

New Visit to Lars Lerin`s Museum

You can visit Lars Museum as many times as you like, and you will find always different works exhibited. Enormous productiveness of the artists and a huge museum always give you new impressions and a kick for your inspiration.