Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Interview - Konstantin Sterkhov blog

Last December I was interviewed by Russian watercolorist Konstantin Sterkhov, for publication on his fine blog, Art of Watercolor. Konstantin is not only a great painter himself, he has generously provided space to feature many of the world's best watercolorists. Check out, for example, his interviews with the incredible Lars Lerin, and Barbara Nechis, one of my early mentors. A big "spasibo" to Kostya, and I look forward to crossing paths someday, perhaps on a return visit to wonderful St. Petersburg. Pokah!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

2012 Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial

There is one more month to enter the 2012 Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial, the world's largest watercolor exhibition. Please read the Biennial website for complete information. No entry fee. The Quanhua Watercolour Art Gallery will frame all accepted paintings at no cost to the artists, and will pay return shipping of unsold work. Fantastic prizes, expense-paid trips to Shanghai, and an amazing venue! This year the judges will be Janine Gallizia, Alvaro Castagnet, Ong Kim Seng, Xidan Chen, Nicholas Simmons, and the Chinese judges. 

  2012 Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial website.

  Photos from 2010 judging.

  Photos from 2010 opening.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Watercolor Critique - Facebook

I've been back on Facebook for quite a while now and noticed there wasn't a critique group for watercolorists. Lots of watercolor groups, but not a critique group. So I started one. In a couple weeks we got 200 members, many of them among the best watercolorists out there. Some are even participating! Hopefully more and more people will post work and contribute opinions, and the page will continue to generate useful discussion. With so many fantastic painters to choose from, I'm thinking of having a Guest Critique every so often  - let people submit paintings, and have a name pro choose one to critique. The page is open to all seeking serious discussion about their work. It will also be a welcome relief for people tired of other forums run by inept moderators/administration. No absurd rules, no community threads, no nonsense - just art!

Watercolor Critique Facebook Group