Watercolours and Waterscapes with James Koll

March 26, 2022


When: March 26th at 11:00 am (PST)

Watercolours and Waterscapes

Join local BC artist James Koll as he shares his approach to painting a waterscape subject in watercolour.  

In addition to offering tips and tricks on portraying water effectively and convincingly in any medium, this demo will guide participants through a step-by-step approach to using the unique properties of watercolour to their full advantage.  Combining the incredible sharpness achievable with wet-on-dry technique with the magic of wet-on-wet, James will demonstrate how to confidently control this unforgiving yet immensely rewarding medium. 


Participants will also be shown the use of a primary/secondary palette to achieve vibrant, natural-looking colours in their paintings. 


Materials List:

Arches (cold pressed 140 lb watercolour paper cut to 11″x15″ and taped to a board)

Winsor and Newton

– Transparent Yellow (PY150 Nickel Azo Yellow)

Transparent Orange (DPP)

Permanent Rose (PV 19 Quinacridone)

Winsor Violet (PV 23 Dioxazine)

Winsor Blue – Red Shade (PB 15 Phthalo Blue)

Winsor Green – Yellow Shade (PG 36 Phthalo Green)

Winsor & Newton Art Masking Fluid

Princeton Neptune (synthetic squirrel #16 Round)

Opus Allegro #8 Round

Bamboo Brush (Chinese Brush)

Palette (with several large wells for mixing washes)

Water container

Holbein Spray bottle

Sponge (to remove excess water from brushes)

Paper towel

Blow dryer


Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



Artists Bio:

James Koll is an artist born and raised in the lower mainland of British Columbia where his passion for drawing and painting developed at a very early age. Trained during the 80s in Commercial Art at Capilano College (now Capilano University), he is currently focused on pursuing his fine art, specializing in watercolour. 

He has become known for meticulously executed realism in watercolour and acrylic, but his love of plein air painting and recent foray into leading weekly virtual paint-along sessions are pushing him in a more spontaneous and painterly direction.

Website: jameskoll.com

Facebook: james.koll.9

Instagram: jameskoll

Youtube: James Koll

March 26, 2022
11:00 am