Watercolor sketching without a pencil

Learn to paint with watercolors without a preliminary sketch and create 9 paintings with bright and diverse subjects on the author's course by Konstantin Sterkhov

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On our course, you will learn to paint with watercolors freely and uninhibitedly, feel this wonderful material, and not be afraid to experiment! Pencil drawing often limits us, preventing us from truly creating and utilizing all the advantages of watercolor.

With Konstantin Sterkhov, you will paint a variety of subjects in watercolor without pencil outlines. Creating each of these 9 bright, appealing, and not at all complicated works will take no more than 15 minutes and will give you a wealth of creative skills and positive emotions.

You will learn to determine the right amount of water for each task, plan the composition on the paper, combine soft and hard edges to achieve depth, and use the white color of the paper. Grab a brush and start painting with us!

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Konstantin Sterkhov

Course author

  • Over 30 years of drawing experience
  • Over 20 years of teaching experience, with 3000+ students worldwide
  • Co-founder of the 'Watercolor Masters' project, author of the 'Watercolor Planet' magazine, and the 'Watercolor Masters' book series
  • Participant in more than 200 international and all-Russian exhibitions, with 8 solo exhibitions and serving as a judge in international competitions
  • Artworks in museums, private, and corporate collections in Russia, Europe, Asia, America, and Australia
  • Member of the Union of Artists, the St. Petersburg Watercolor Society, and the Watercolorists Society of Finland
  • Laureate of the Hermitage Museum's independent commission award at the Watercolor Biennale Art-Bridge, and recipient of a first-degree diploma at the Watercolor Biennale Art-Bridge
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Certificate of completion (in Elite Plan)

Upon completion of the course for the students of Elite plan we issue a certificate. The certificate could be used as a proof of your qualification's upgrade at work (if it is related to arts) and for your private affairs as a recognition of your mastery in painting. 

  • Olga is a practicing artist specializing in drawing, watercolor, and acrylic.
  • After graduating from the St Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Olga has been working as an architect in St Petersburg and has founded a school of aesthetic education for children.
  • Olga came to Sweden in 1993, she is self-employed and manages art courses in Karlstad and all over Sweden (online).
  • Olga participated in national and international exhibitions and competitions such as IWS Fabriano Acquarello (2019, 2022), IWS Bulgaria (2019), and IWS Malaysia (2021).


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Which materials do you need for the course?

  • Watercolor paper with a density of 300 gsm;
  • Board and tape for fixing the paper;
  • Watercolor paints;
  • Brushes: flat brush #35, large round squirrel or squirrel imitation (#10 to #14), medium with a pointed tip (#6 to #8), and a rigger (liner) #2;
  • Paper towel;
  • Water container;
  • Masking pencil, wax pencil.
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