Welcome flower friends to the first edition of Painting Brilliant Colors. Please make sure your palettes are loaded and your painting visors are securely positioned, prior to takeoff and landing! I’m delighted to bring you five weeks of online classes and your first taste of the Brilliant Color experience. Each week we’ll stretch our wings and dive into full-length painting lessons, studio tips and inspirational images. You can take each step in this journey at your own pace, you can paint along weekly, or you can save up your videos and lessons to enjoy for an entire year. As I write this greeting to you, I am sitting in a cafe in Italy, following an afternoon walk through a field of sunflowers, a journey I would never before have believed I would take. While each lesson is designed to give you practical tools to grow in your journey, I would encourage you to remember that when you choose the path of an artist, you have already placed your feet firmly in the direction of joy. It is your decision to keep moving forward, and keep creating. Welcome to your new online studio, a place to encourage, blossom and grow. Let the blooming – and dreaming – begin!