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Welcome to Jim's Watercolor Gallery

Jim moved from England to the United States where he sought out Masters of Watercolor, notabily, Michael Atkinson, Darryl Trott, Tom Lynch, and Nita Engle, studying with them in workshops. For several years, he lived in southern Mexico where he taught at the Art Instituto in San Miguel de Allende. He now holds Watercolor classes and workshops the year round in the USA. Jim has earned the reputation of a first class Watercolor artist and instructor.

In 2007, Jim created this website, "Jim's Watercolor Gallery", to offer his expertise as a professional watercolor painter and teacher to art students interested in learning watercolor painting. He wanted to be able to reach as many watercolor enthusiasts as possible and the website afforded him that opportunity.

When he made public his "Watercolor Challenge Program" it was a huge success and helped many, many students to not only improve their watercolor skills, but also helped a few students to do so well that their paintings are now hanging in Galleries all over the world. Beatrice Uribe, one such former students, who was asked to display her artwork in a gallery in Madrid, Spain.

Then, trying his best to keep up with today's technology trends, in 2014 Jim created and published his "Watercolor for you" online magazine which is still available through iTunes Newstand and Google Play, as well as Magzter. Each magazine is full of important Tips & Techniques, as well as video demonstrations, to help subscribers create professional looking paintings. Just download the issues to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, as well as any Android device, and you have "watercolor to go".

Jim wanted everyone, not just those with smart phones and Apple or Android Devices, to be able to access his "Watercolor for you" magazine issues, so he now offers PC users downloadable pdf versions of the issues of the magazine right from his website - just click on the "Magazine" tab on the top navigation bar.


Do your watercolor paintings look a bit "amateurish"?

Would you like to learn how to make your watercolor paintings look more "Professional"?





Watercolor Basics

One of the biggest reasons that students fail in painting Watercolor is................. JUDGING YOUR EARLY ARTISTIC EFFORTS.



Watercolor for Beginners

Learn the basics of watercolor painting... from choosing the right paper and brushes to learning basic techniques of glazing and how to frame your work.



Watercolor Techniques

Learn just a few of the various techniques used most often by professional watercolorists to bring interest, texture and "life" to their watercolor paintings.

Each technique is fully demonstrated.


Painting Trees

Although trees are made up of many parts and endless textures don't let them become overwhelming, you cannot fall out of these painted trees. I know you can paint good looking trees with a little help. So lets see how you are going to do this without getting bent out of shape, irritated or what-ever you do when those Green Balls on sticks appear.......been there...done that.

Painting Landscapes

I am going to present to you a "non encyclopedia" approach and give you a no fuss, logical way to paint a watercolor landscape and have fun doing it. Before we start, get comfortable maybe a favorite beverage would be in order.Make your mistakes, goofs and failures work to help you in painting a watercolor landscape.

  • Four Seasons
  • Working With Fresh Transparent Glazes
  • Watercolor Painting in the Great Outdoors
  • Painting Clouds in Watercolor
  • Step by step Demonstration on Watercolor Winter Scenes
  • Demonstration of Painting Trees Trunks
  • Demonstration of Rocks and Sea
  • Demonstration of Watercolor Skies
  • Watercolor Landscape Painting Tips

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