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Thursday, March 28, 2019

Masters Of Watercolor exhibition

It`s a flash back. Last year we organized the second exhibition Masters Of Watercolor in the exhibition hall of the Artists` Union in Saint-Petersburg. There were over 500 artists participating in that show. We had lots of demos and wotkshops and conferences on art topics. People who wanted to attend were quequeing outdoors to get in. Here are some works and some photos from that event.

 Konstantin Sterkhov

 Venue of the Artists` Union

 Some guests and organizers: Sergey Temerev, Keith Hornblower (UK),
Dmitry Volopyansky, Vikrant Shitole (India), a translator, Konstantin Sterkhov

 A venue

 Large scale painting by organizers in four hands:
Elena Bazanova, Konstantin Sterkhov, Sergey Temerev, Konstantin Kuzema

 Alvaro Castagnet (Urugway)

 Sterling Edwards (USA)

 Chien Chung-Wei (Taiwan)

 Michal Jasciewicz (Poland)

 Javid Tabatabaii (Iran)

 Joe F. Dowden (UK)

 La Fe (Tailand)

 Robert Wade (Australia)

 Amit Kapoor (India)

 Chin Li (Taiwan)

 Boonkwang Noncharoen (Tailand)

 Cheng-Khee Chee (USA)

 David Taylor (Australia)

 Huang Huazhao (China)

 Janine Gallizia (France)

 Jayson Yeoh (Malaysia)

 John Yardley (UK)

 Joseph Zbukvic (Australia)

 Laurin McCracken (USA)

 Liu Yi (China)

 Yuko Nagayama (Japan)

 Adisorn Pornsirikarn (Tailand)

 Derek Kingnok (Tailand)

 Pablo Ruben (Spain)

 Tan Suzchiang (Malaysia)

 Ze Ze (Hong Kong)

Grang opening

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

John Yardley - preview from my new book

John Yardley is included as one of the perles in my new book "Masters of Watercolor. All about Plein Air". His article on tonal painting will discover secrets of tonal vision that artist has to have when painting outdoors.

John Yardley

John Yardley

John Yardley

John Yardley

John Yardley

John Yardley

John Yardley

Liu Mu Lin, Taiwan

A part of an interview with Taiwanese artists Liu Mu Lin for my new book "Masters of Watercolor. All About Plein Air"

Have you always been painting with watercolor?
Yes,most of the time. Sometimes I also do oil painting, pencil drawing, pastel and Chinese ink wash painting.

What was your first experience of sketching outdoors?
At the student age I always went outdoors with friends using pencil, charoal pencil, color pencil and watercolor for plein air sketch. I practiced hard in the basic to build up good foundation. Now I can finish a 540x788mm watercolor painting outdoor easily.

Do you work more in studio or outdoors?
Mostly indoor. I like to paint in large size but it is not easy to carry large size for outdoor.

Do you paint full size paintings outdoors?
Depends on the subject. Small size for buildings, large size for landscape.

What colors do you use for your plein air palette?
11 colors by Winsor and Newton: Sepia, ultramarine, lamp black, emerald, Light red, cadmiumred pale hue, permanent rose, scarlet lake, Juane brilliant light, Chinese white, leaf green And one Holbein W304 horizon blue.

Read full interview when the book is released this summer...

Liu Mu Lin

Konstantin Sterkhov first time in UK - book now!

High time you considered to attend my workshop in Shropshire, UK, 12-14, May 2020. Sign up now! Subjects - portraits, cats and a lot more! It`s my first time in UK, so I am going to introduce a lot of my watercolour approaches!
Booking at watercolour2020 at gmail...

David Poxon`s workshops in Belgium