Your shopping cart is empty.

Your shopping cart is empty.

Learning How to Paint or Draw from Jane

Jane M. Mason has taught painting and drawing for about 20 years. She has taught in the US at Cleveland Botanical Garden, Missouri Botanical Garden, Illinois Central College, Des Peres Community Center (St. Louis), and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. She has given lectures, watercolor demonstrations and taught all sorts of classes.

She has presented to Boy Scouts, senior citizens, professionals in the creative field, art historians, and to museum curators and conservationists. She has taught public and private school teachers. 

She finds teaching to be fun, challenging, exhilarating, enlightening, and sometimes hilarious.

"As a teacher, I learn so much from my students through their questions and their work. I want my students to develop their own style; their own voice. I don't want anyone becoming a clone of me. Your art should reflect you. It should be a culmination of your creativity, your observations, and your artistic vision.

Art gives you your own voice. It's rewarding when I see you tell your story through your art. It's absolutely the best buzz for me that you can imagine. It's a complete thrill. That's why I teach".

Currently Jane teaches online with one-on-one lessons of various lengths through

She also teaches through videos on her YouTube channel, WatchingPaintDryLLC, on her Facebook page,  on her blog at ArtInTheCenter, and on her art education website, She is so eager to share her joy of watercolor that these resources (except the  online lessons via, are free. 

Jane teaches using various methods and techniques.

Sometimes she uses a step-by-step method via photos to show you the various steps in the process. Such as with the amaryllis painting shown on this page. This would represent the first step of applying the paint in this advanced painting. She takes a section at a time and adds some text to explain what she has done. In this case, the two areas she has painted are separated by a yet-to-be-painted section. It is imperative that the artist allows one area to dry, before starting on an adjacent area. 

Often Jane will post a partial painting with a tip about how to improve your results. Notice in the little painting of the clouds that you can see the light pencil marks where she has just barely indicated the outline of the fluffy summer clouds. She may use a graphite pencil, or often uses a watercolor pencil or watercolor crayon for her initial sketch. You can see in the drawing of the sky that there are some tiny little "x's" here and there. Jane uses little pencil marks of "x" to act as a stop sign--to tell her not to paint in an area marked with an "x". When she gets humming along with her painting, it is easy for her to get "lost" in the spaces. These little alerts in the form of "x" help her to keep some of the white of the paper. 

She often shares tips such as these on her Facebook page, or in her one-on-one classes. 

On Jane's YouTube Channel, WatchingPaintdryLLC, she has travelled around the country with a film crew from Los Angeles to show you many examples of how to paint at the beach, on a rooftop, by a lake, in a garden, at a pumpkin patch, and more. Yes! She paints outside on location and takes you there. You'll see... the videos are filmed live and anything can happen during the sessions. Sometimes she and the crew have almost blown away--literally! She also has videos from her studio and some that present just one technique or two. 

Jane is planning to schedule more workshops, seminars, lectures and in-person classes at various venues in the near future. If you are interested in news about upcoming classes, please add your info on the "Contact" page. We'll keep you up to date. Thank you!! 

1c crunched snajej
1c crunched snajej

Trusted Art Seller

The presence of this badge signifies that this business has officially registered with the Art Storefronts Organization and has an established track record of selling art.

It also means that buyers can trust that they are buying from a legitimate business. Art sellers that conduct fraudulent activity or that receive numerous complaints from buyers will have this badge revoked. If you would like to file a complaint about this seller, please do so here.

2b crunched ctmrym
2b crunched ctmrym

Verified Returns & Exchanges

The Art Storefronts Organization has verified that this business has provided a returns & exchanges policy for all art purchases.

Description of Policy from Merchant:

We offer a 7-day Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your art purchase, please return it within 7 days for a full refund of the merchandise price for the art. Return shipping is at customer’s expense. Artwork must be insured by the customer for return and in original packaging. For all details, see "Returns" under FAQs.

3c crunched udpkob
3c crunched udpkob

Verified Secure Website with Safe Checkout

This website provides a secure checkout with SSL encryption.

4b crunched foaiql

Verified Archival Materials Used

The Art Storefronts Organization has verified that this Art Seller has published information about the archival materials used to create their products in an effort to provide transparency to buyers.

Description from Merchant:

I commit 100% of my creative inspiration with my decades of experience to each piece of art. It's essential to me to use the highest quality materials available. It’s worth the extra money to make sure my original art plus my fine art prints are archival. They are created to be enjoyed for a very long time. For more details, please see “Materials” under FAQs. Jane M. Mason

4b crunched foaiql
Saved Successfully.

This is only visible to you because you are logged in and are authorized to manage this website. This message is not visible to other website visitors.


Import From Instagram

Click on any Image to continue

Create a New Favorite List


Badge ar compatible

The above preview shows how to use the live preview on this website. The image displayed is just an example, and is not available for sale.

Badge ar compatible

This Website Supports Augmented Reality to Live Preview Art

This means you can use the camera on your phone or tablet and superimpose any piece of art onto a wall inside of your home or business.

To use this feature, Just look for the "Live Preview AR" button when viewing any piece of art on this website!


Manage Favorites

Below, select which favorite lists you would like to save this product into.


Email sign up for Updates


Enter your email for updates*

& we'll email you a 20% OFF Coupon right now.


*no worries :) You can unsubcribe at any time. 

= required

This offer is valid on your next order for anyone who signs up 


Act quickly. Offer ends in seven days.