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Monday, November 24, 2014

Elena Bazanova Exhibition

Last week I was invited to the opening of the Elena Bazanova`s exhibition at the Mokhovaya 18 gallery. It named "Living Space of Still Life". Amazing works, amazing people! Elena has surprised us again!

 Elena Bazanova

Elena Bazanova

 Elena Bazanova, artist and Anatoliy Knop, publisher

 The audience coudn`t fit in

Elena Bazanova and Konstantin Sterkhov

Elena Bazanova

Bookwang Noncharoeng

It was so unforgettable to get to the last day of the exhibition of Thai master of watercolor Boonkwang Noncharoen. Actually he made his exhibition 1 day longer to let us see it. We were a group of more than 20 International artists who participated the World Watermedia Exposition Thailand in May 2014 organized and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Modern Art of Thailand. Her I am sharing my impressions!

Igor Sava (Italy) and Bookwang Noncharoen (Thailand)

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