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Friday, November 23, 2012

New DVD + Book

The publishing house LAN and PLANET OF MUSIC represent my new 2 hours DVD with 5 watercolor instructional videos LANDSCAPES. It comes out with a 30 pages book where I am sharing the steps of every demonstration and more... It meant to be a good help for amateur artists to get more loose and brave in watercolor media.

The DVD format might have difficulties with playing in USA. If you have Mac you will need VLC player to play those videos (I think it is free prog or ... almost free).
If you are interested to purchase it please contact me via my e-mail
The price is 30 euro.

New Perl in My Possession

Recently I became a proud owner of two paintings by outstanding contemporary watercolor masters. I am posting them here to share my joy)

  Piet Lap

Keiko Tanabe

Monday, November 19, 2012

John Salminen after the Nanjing International

A painting created after the Nanjing International (November 2012)

John Salminen. Qing Hui River.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Z-cat, Z-brush, Z-painting

Joseph Zbukvic`s cat drinks only that water... (from Facebook)

Z-cat drinks Z-water

Z-brush makes Z-painting


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Testing Escoda

I have a chance to test all the signature Escoda brushes! The full collection of signature sets has arrived. I love the very appearance of these brushes - real aesthetic perfection! Can`t wait to try them all!

Escoda signature collections - just THE PERFECTION itself!

Robert Wade`s Book

I`v just got a present from a legend of Watercolor medium Robert Wade. That is one of his early books full of humor, best instructions and his beautiful paintings those now became classical. In one word it is a treasure!

Robert Wade`s Book.

My Painting at the SDWS Show 2012

K. Sterkhov. Best Friends. 32,5x35,5 cm. 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Katherine Chang Liu

Katherine is an abstract painter and printmaker who lives in Westlake, California.

Katherine Chang Liu

Chang Liu is an internationally renowned painter, teacher, curator and juror. Born in China and raised in Taiwan, she received a full scholarship to UC Berkeley, where she received her MS in science. After moving to Virginia with her husband, she re-kindled her love of art and the brush painting she had practiced as a child. Her work has been featured in 26 books and over 70 magazine articles, and she has served as a frequent juror for national, regional, and statewide exhibitions.

Katherine Chang Liu

Since 1978, Katherine Chang Liu has taught for many museums and numerous art groups and now teaches three to four workshops a year while remaining a studio artist, showing both nationally and internationally.

Katherine Chang Liu

Chang Liu is represented by the Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco and NY; LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe; Kathleen Faletto Warner Consultancy, Rome; and other international galleries. She has had solo shows in Lyon, France; Hong Kong; Finland; Copenhagen, Denmark; as well as in the U.S. She is a recipient of grants from the NEA and Virginia Commission of Arts and Humanities, and is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Art, and Who’s Who in American Women. Her work can be found in many private and corporate art collections.

Katherine Chang Liu

California Watercolor Association Workshop with Katherine
Feb. 18 - 22 2013 /

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Nanjing International

The “Third Invitational Exhibition of contemporary International Watermedia Masters” Successfully Opened

The “Third Invitational Exhibition of contemporary International Watermedia Masters”, sponsored and organized by the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute, was opened at 10:00 am on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Nanjing City Planning Exhibition Hall. Over 70 renowned watercolorists from 5 continents attended the opening ceremony. 

Full group of artists, Nanjing

They signed the guestbook and entered the exhibition hall on red carpet.

 The Institute President Professor Chang Houxing welcomed the exhibiting artists for their support, and stated the purpose and progress of this Exhibition.

Professor Cheng Khee Chee presented a greeting message to congratulate the Institute for the success of this Exhibition and to thank the Institute, especially President Chang for working very hard to provide a platform for international artists to exchange creative ideas and establish friendships.

After the speeches, 5 artists representing 5 continents cut the ribbons to signify the official opening of the Exhibition: Americas - John Salminen, Australia - Louise Foletta, Europe - Konstantin Sterkhov, Asia - Cui Yuzhang, Africa - Alichati Mohamed.

Nicholas Simmons`s painting Jiansu Dream in the back)

K. Sterkhov (Russia) and Ev Hales (Australia), (Joseph Zbukvic`s painting in the back)

Piat Lap (Nethelands)

 Ev Hales (Australia)

 Lars Lerin (Sweden)

 Janine Gallizia (Australia-France)

 Konstantin Kuzema (Russia)

 Mark Mehhafey (USA)

 Alvaro Castagnet (Urugway)

 Konstantin Sterkhov (Russia) (with Cheng-Khee Chee, USA)

 Elena Bazanova (Russia)

 David Poxon (UK)

 Ted Nuttal (USA)

Vladimir Yackobtchuk (Russia)

 Cheng-Khee Chee (USA) (with Ev Hales, Australia)

 Ping Long (China)

 Milind Mulick (India)

 Ng Woon Lam (Singapore) (with K. Sterkhov)

 John Salminen (USA)

Luise Foletta (Australia)

During the Forum artists gave reports about situation in watercolor media in their countries.

Katherine Chang Liu helped me to interpret my report and PP presentation into Chinese.

 The members of the event had a chance to enjoy the suburbs after the official part.
The Exhibition was a great success!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Watercolors of the Week

Camilo Huescar

Chan Chun. Swamp

Deborah Walker

Eugen Chisnicean. Butuceni Moldova

Francisco Castro. 195x100

Gregorz Wrobel

Ilya Ibryaev

KosukeWat. 30x40. 2012

Thomas J. Owen

Oleg Kozak

Paul Dmoch

Ping Long