Monday, April 3, 2017

Pop + Palette Event

  What a fantastic group of watercolor enthusiasts participated in the POP + PALETTE
  EVENT on Saturday.  So proud of everyone's work!

Monday, May 2, 2016


"Fun with Watercolor"

And fun it was!  A great group of 60+ watercolor enthusiastis were present to learn some of the basic techniques of watercolor and created some beautiful paintings.  

Monday, April 11, 2016

Color Study Workshop

Understanding color relationships is the key to successful painting.  Through your own unique color usage you can reveal to your audience your feelings about the subject and make a powerful and unforgettable connection.  This awesome group of watercolor artists learned just that in this workshop on mixing and applying color simplified.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

New Spring 2016 Watercolor Workshop

Mixing and Applying COLOR Simplified

Saturday, April 9, 2016


Class size is limited.  Pre-reqistration is required.

For detailed information and to register click the link below:


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Watercolor Demonstration

On Monday, October 26th at 7:00pm, I will be doing a watercolor demonstration for the Edmond Arts Association at the Fine Arts Institute. So mark your calendars, it's open to the public.
Fine Arts Institute of Edmond
Art GalleryEdmond, OK
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Saturday, October 17, 2015


The October 31st class has filled and due to an overwhelming response for this workshop, I have opened another class. 

Simplified Watercolor Value Study Workshop

“The Road Map to a Masterpiece”

Who wants to do value Studies?  Although I am known for using vibrant colors to create what appears to be playful, spontaneous images in my watercolor paintings, the key to the success of these paintings is the value structure of the compositions.

In this workshop, I teach an easy simplified approach to understanding the value, removing the guesswork and eliminating the stress.  No matter what level painter you are this class is designed to help you improve your success and make painting more enjoyable.

Don't miss out on this value packed workshop!  REGISTER TODAY!

Saturday, November 7, 2015
(Lunch break 12:30pm-1:30pm)

Class size is limited.  First come, first serve basis.

Pre-registration is required.

For more detailed information click on the link below:


Thursday, September 3, 2015


"Watercolor painting can be difficult, demanding, and unforgiving, but that hasn’t discouraged Jim Pourtorkan, a popular local watercolor artist whose love of the medium shows in his bright, dreamy, and skillfully painted works depicting flowers, houses, animals, and more."
"Just Watercolors" Exhibit is currently on display in the front atrium at Edmond Library 10 S. Blvd., Edmond, OK throughout September.  Please stop by and check it out!  For purchasing and/or commission work, please contact me at Jim Pourtorkan

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


Watercolor Workshop

Simplified Watercolor Value Study

“The Road Map to a Masterpiece”

       Jim Pourtorkan
   Watercolor Artist & Instructor

Saturday, October 31, 2015
(Lunch break 12:30pm-1:30pm)

Class size is limited.  First come, first serve basis.

Pre-registration is required.

For more detailed information click on:

Monday, July 20, 2015


9" x 7.5" Unmated

"No one ever discovered anything new by coloring inside the lines" -- Thomas Vasquez

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Oh how I love summer and the beautiful colors it brings!

  Matted 8 x 10 original watercolor