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Monday, August 29, 2016

Workshop in MISA, USA

Welcome to my workshop in USA! 
It is taking place in MISA - Madeline Island School of Art 18-22, June 2017. 

During this five day workshop, you will learn how to use the Alla Prima approach to create expressive works in watercolor.  I will share my knowledge of this classic approach while utilizing contemporary techniques including wet-on-wet, dry brush, glazing, splashing, masking, and many others. You will also learn how to create convincing works without needing advanced drawing skills.
The class schedule will include 2-3 painting demonstrations per day and opportunities to paint a variety of subjects. You will learn distinct approaches for florals, landscapes, seascapes, interiors and portraits. This class will be mainly studio based with some opportunities to paint en Plein Air throughout the week, using Madeline Island’s amazing landscapes and seascapes as inspiration.

You can choose to bring two or three of your own paintings for personal critique, or specific objects of interest to receive feedback on the right approach to use, and mistakes to avoid when painting the chosen subject matter. Class will conclude with a critique exhibition of student and teacher’s works at week’s end.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My New Video On Demand "Cool Summer"

Dear reader,
you can examine all stages of my new landscape study "Cool Summer".

I have shot 3 videos based on my impressions from the distant island in Finland called Tammio. This is the first one. I will show how to make an illusion of distance, how to mix complicated and balanced greens and how to use various textures with your tools.

Konstantin Sterkhov. Cool Summer. Tammio Island. 26x36 cm (15"x22") 2016

Preview of my new video available on Vimeo now.
First 18 downloads of full version (31 minutes) will get 30 % off with promo code "18colors". See the preview, For the full video go to Vimeo on demand.
I am sure you will learn new tricks and approaches! Enjoy!)