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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Artist Of The Day - Sergey Temerev

Sergey Temerev is an artist from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Sergey Temerev
He is saying about himself:
"Watercolor for me is chalenge, passion, trial and rest."

Sergey Temerev  
He is graduated from Repin Academy of Fine Arts.
His main activity is painting and teaching in Stieglits Academy of Industry and Arts, specialization architecture and design.

Sergey Temerev

Enjoy my post, I find these works beyond good and bad, they are so delicious!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dog Painting in Watercolor - 7 Steps

Combination of wet and dry approach - it is very easy! A watercolor dog portrait from my new tutorial video.
Konstantin Sterkhov. Gray Dog. 25x35 cm

1. Wash the whole sheet with thin burnt umber mixture.
2. Wash the gray mass of the dog in wet.
3. Modelling the shapes with darker gray in wet.
4. Lifting up the high lights while the painting is still wet.
5. Dry up all with a hairdryer.
6. Final modelling with dry brush.
7. Details with dry brush.

That`s it briefly. The whole painting takes about 20 min. Video in DVD will provide the details.
Also it will be one of the topics in my course in Akvarellcenter, Sweden in August, 18-22,
contact Akvarellcenter)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Akvarellcenter" - Art Gallery from Sweden

Maria Ginsburg is an aquarellist, a participant of numerous exhibitions, the author of 6 books on watercolor painting in Swedish printed in over 200 000 copies by the “Semic” publishing house.

Maria Ginsburg. Landscape.

I was net surfing for some watercolor art and coincidentally found the site representing her works. I was very impressed. Then I also discovered that she teaches art in an Art Gallery in Stockholm.

Maria Ginsburg. Winter Landscape.

The “Akvarellcenter” is an Art Gallery and a place for watercolor courses. It was found in 2003. The aim of the gallery is to represent the art of the best world aquarellists to the Swedish audience. The exhibitions are arranged 2-3 times a year. Usually they are being opened by Council of the country where the artist comes from. There have been exhibitions and art courses by the artists from US, Australia, India, Belgium, France, UK, Latvia, Italy and Sweden (amang them Milind Mulik and David Taylor). In the nearest future there are planned the exhibitions and courses by artists from Austria, Lithuania, Spain and India.

There are also summer courses held in the “Akvarellcenter” in Dalarna, 190 km from Stockholm in a beautiful place near the lake. All the teachers from different countries will have an opportunity to have an exhibition before and while teaching. I am one of the artist invited to teach on 18-22, August. The topic is Portrait painting and Animals painting.

Konstantin Sterkhov. Girl With A Cat. 30x40 cm

Welcome to the course! Contact the “Akvarellcenter” for details.

Friday, April 1, 2011

I am on a long trip...

Dear friends, please wait a bit longer... I hadn`t had access to my computer for 2 weeks 2 weeks ago, now I am on a trip with some difficulties with Internet access. I hope to be with you again after 8th of April.

I am sharing with you some Russian Watercolors by an artist from St.Petersburg Elena Bazanova. I promiss to publish an interview with her in a week or so.

 Elena Bazanova. Cat itching.

  Elena Bazanova. Still Life.