Morning Mist by Konstantin Sterkhov
“As soon as I started using DANIEL SMITH paints I felt a new dimension in the work with colors. Despite the unbelievable range of available colors I could limit my palette to 18 colors and that is a great thing when you constantly travel for workshops. Now I got all the paints in a small box and the tubes to fill the box also take not much space. Apart from that practical advantage I was surprised to find out that I can mix now more than 3 colors and it never looks muddy. All mixtures give a beautiful-pearly shades that can be easily turned into something great by color accents put next to them by pure colors. All DANIEL SMITH colors are perfectly balanced and create good effect when put together in painting. Another discovering was granulation. It creates new depth in painting. … not to say about all those metallic colors of wide range that create a spectacular velvet surface and can be seeing as glitter only with additional spot light or sun light! No more excuses – if you have DANIEL SMITH watercolors your work must be gorgeous!”
Agraduate from The Repin Academy of Fine Arts, Sterkhov has been serving his vocation of watercolorist for over 20 years. He is a member of Artist Union of Russia, St.Petersburg Watercolor Society and Finnish Watercolor society. Konstantin collaborates with leading world art supplies manufacturers. He has created about 50 video courses over the last 5 years, including a free series for his blog’s subscribers. Watercolor lovers all over the world appreciate his book series “Masters of Watercolor” with interviews featuring the world leading water media artists. Connoisseurs of painting think much of his psychological portraits and lyrical landscapes with water space in all its embodiments – from a vast raging sea, or sparkling reflections in a city pool, to a quite forest lake. As a watercolorist, Konstantin Sterkhov is constantly experimenting with material, finding available, simple ways of explaining how to master the water element. As a tireless traveler, Konstantin often visits different countries – sometimes as a workshop leader, a member of an exhibition or a jury board member at an International juried exhibition.
Whitestripes by Konstantin Sterkhov
Old Jazzman by Konstantin Sterkhov
Video below is Konstantin painting Old Jazzman.