Join Nancy's new online painting class to learn...
How to Create Impressionistic Paintings in Acrylic Color
Registration closes October 23 at midnight!
After years of testing and refining...
I've unlocked the secret to blending color-rich acrylics for impressionistic painters like you.
Even more of what you’ll get in Paint Brilliant Acrylics...
A toxin-free studio - no cadmiums, no cobalts
Six full-length lessons in heavy body acrylics
The benefits of acrylics with the blending power of oils
All lessons to download and keep
Nancy's “secret sauce” medium
Make acrylics blend beautifully
How to extend acrylics without stickiness
How to create breathtaking florals
How to paint impressionistically in acrylics
Cleanup that’s a breeze
An easy to navigate class website
A teacher who loves her students!
Paint Brilliant Acrylics
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Six full-length lessons
You'll receive six full-length painting lessons in heavy body acrylics to download and keep, studio tips, and more. No humming, no background music, Nancy never skips a step in teaching!
Paintings for all levels
With over 1500 online students, Nancy teaches to all levels, whether you're just starting, you're switching from oils, or you're a seasoned acrylic artist. You get a loose, bright approach in every moment of class.
A Private Facebook group
You'll have your own private group on Facebook where you can share your excitement, your paintings, and feel the genuine care and encouragement of your acrylic flower family members. This is your safe space to shine!
An instructor who cares
Nancy is super responsive, always helpful, and has a support team that is on hand 24-7 to assist you. Whether by email or social media, you won't hear crickets chirping when you need assistance!
Floral & botanical paintings
Learn why acrylics are just as exciting as oils in impressionistic works, and how they make your floral and botanical paintings the brightest they can be. Acrylics are by nature some of the most powerful colors!
Access from any device
With a website for your class, all of your content is housed on a secure space - not just a social media platform. Access lessons from your tablet, phone, or desktop with a top-notch support team for you!
A resource library of video tips
Access to all course materials for a full year
I can’t register now - can I join the class later in the year? Once registration closes October 23 at midnight CT, we will not be accepting new students in Paint Brilliant Acrylics. Seats will be limited for this one-of-a-kind painting experience, so don’t delay, flower friend!
Will I have enough time? You can download and keep all of your full-length painting lessons. If you’re also a member of the monthly Joyful Brush online class, your access to your lessons will remain available for as long as your membership in Joyful Brush is active! I encourage you to watch the videos first, and then dive into the materials with paint brushes loaded. All of the lessons and experiences are arranged in a way that guides you through the beauty, the color, and the creative energy of painting impressionistically in acrylics.
New to acrylic painting? All of my classes are designed step by step, sharing each tool, how I use the tools, and detailed information on each color and color mix I use. My classes are designed for beginning painters on up, with an emphasis on loosening up and learning to take joy in the painting process itself. Whether you're switching from oils to acrylics, or learning acrylics for the first time, this space is reserved for you!
Switching to acrylics from oils? If you’ve been longing for a new approach and you have no fear of color, acrylics are an exciting addition to your art journey. Acrylics catch the eye from across the room, but have historically been more difficult to blend. This course is the answer to how to make your acrylics perform like oils with a rich, impressionistic approach. Nancy completes every lesson with you step by step, never skipping a color, never drifting off in mid-thought, and always remaining fully present for you. Paint Brilliant Acrylics gives you permission to break the bonds of super realism and gives your creative muse permission to fly! You are the boss of your flower paintings!
“Nancy I've been quietly enjoying my wonderful online lessons in Painting Brilliant Colors and the Painting Brilliant Colors Facebook community is the best. I can't say enough...you are a great teacher. This is a new world for me (painting) and as a beginner in acrylics, your lessons bring a daily smile to my face and my life. I've learned so much from you, Nancy. I can't thank you enough for sharing your bliss. By doing so, you encourage me to follow my own.” ~ Valerie B
“I just watched your online class. You can't know but you have succeeded in opening me up and helping me through my journey. I take care of my mother and she and my two girls are my only family. They found cancer in her kidneys and I am terrified. But this is such a happy place for me. I am overwhelmed and feel like I am under water sometimes. But I have this escape and it is like meditation. All I see when I paint is this. Thank you so much, Nancy, for giving me permission to say I am an artist.” ~ Elizabeth M
“I've been with Nancy since her first online class and I love painting with her. Until Nancy, I was basically a failure to launch, always studying but rarely painting, so basically a dreamer. Thanks to Nancy, I paint now. Vivid color is something totally new to me, so I just try to follow Nancy's lead. Little did I understand at this phase of my life how much I needed vivid color, the colors over a period of time permeate your soul. I want to see the world like Monet meeting Disney and Nancy is spreading her magic across the globe. Newcomers, you are going to find her color healing and addictive.” ~ Patricia W
“This is my second online class with Nancy and I am hooked. I find her use of color to make every painting come alive fascinating. I am learning a lot and can see myself improving after every lesson.
For one thing, my brush strokes are looser (weaned from a 2-hair brush to 3/4"), and I blend less. I wish you a wonderful experience from this class” ~ Kathy L
How will the course be structured? You’ll get full-length painting lessons to download and keep, resource videos, and inspiring images. You can share your experiences, encourage fellow students, and find inspiration from new painting friends in your private Facebook group during this exciting journey workshop.
I’m an oil painter just learning acrylics - is this for me? In Flower Mound Studio, Nancy works in both acrylics and oils regularly. Transitioning fully to acrylics is a way to embrace the brightest colors in your work - you get easier cleanup, brighter color, and fewer chemicals in the studio compared with oils - there are no solvents used with acrylic paints. Nancy teaches to all levels in the online class, so it's the perfect way to ease into a new medium - she gradually takes students each week step by step in lessons on how to use your tools, care for your brushes, set up your Sta Wet Masterson palette, and more.
What will we be painting? We’ll be painting florals filled with color. These are not tiny paintings! We're going to use larger canvases, averaging 20X16, to give you room to stretch your color wings. You’ll get to paint and experience your lessons from the comfort of your own studio. Included will be poppies, peonies, daisies, irises, sunflowers, and more! Nancy uses the same basic palette for everything she creates, with a few exceptions that are shared in each painting exercise.
Do I need high-speed internet? Yes – it will help alleviate frustration. We have the best support team you'll find in e-course instruction, so you’ll always have prompt responses to help you every step of the way.
What supplies will I need? You can find the supply list by clicking here. The acrylic heavy body supply list is provided here. Any professional brand or equivalent is good! Nancy uses: Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Red (Utrecht), Quinacridone Magenta, Cobalt Violet Hue (Golden) or Quinacridone Violet (Utrecht), Light and Medium Violet by Sennelier, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red Hue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Dioxazine Purple, Turquoise, Parchment (Sennelier), Neutral Gray N8 (Golden), Titanium White, Alizarin Crimson, Indian Yellow, Yellow Iron Oxide or Yellow Ochre, Green Gold, Chromium Oxide Green, Hookers Green Hue, Ultramarine Blue, Nickel Azo Gold (Golden) or Red Iron Oxide. Optional colors are Cadmium Orange Hue, Quinacridone Pink (Sennelier), and Phthalo Green. Nancy uses stretched cotton canvases: 14X14, 20X16, and 20X20. The SG 700 Royal soft grip brush costs about $2, so keep four or five of these next to your palette, and she also uses the Royal Sabletek Langickel No. 14.
Can I sell and exhibit the work I create in this workshop? One of my intentions in this course is to help you develop your powerful and personal connection with painting from life. Your own style will show when you work from your own flower setups and photos. I’m happy for you to show and sell your own original, innovative work created. However, if your work is more similar to the original paintings in my copyrighted lesson videos, I would ask that you don’t put those pieces out to exhibit or sell, if they are close copies of my work. I trust that your heart will tell you what is too close.
A resource library of video tips
Access to all course materials for a full year