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Jim Black,The Artist


Jim Black was born in London, England. He studied commercial art and engineering at the Northern Polytechnic School in London. Working as a design engineer, Jim traveled widely and diversified his work. He and his family moved to the United States where he sought out Masters of Watercolor Medium, notability, Michael Atkinson, Darrly 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 Institute in San Miguel de Allende.

Then, five years later, Jim had an opportunity to teach in the U.S.A. where he held classes and workshops year round. Jim started a web-site, Jim's Watercolor Gallery.com that he and his family put together and has become a great success with students of watercolor. He is an avid "Watercolorist", Father, Husband, Son, your friend, traveler, and a teacher of Watercolor who is always looking for, and finding, students that can be taught to paint really well. Jim has earned a reputation as a First Class Artist and Instructor.

Jim has helped many of his students turn their watercolor skills into professions and many (such as world reknown watercolorist Beatrice Uribe from Mexico) now have their work exhibited in Art Galleries across the world.

Jim also created a video-based program for watercolor students of all skill levels called "Jim's Watercolor Challenge" which he offers from his website and he is currently producing an online magazine about watercolor painting called "Watercolor for you" offered through Apple's App Store for iPad users. Both of which contain valuable lessons and techniques that Jim uses in his own watercolor paintings.



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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