You deserve a beautiful escape!
Now Open Again! ~ Return to Monet's Garden
Your destination to garden landscapes and breathtaking florals...
Space to breathe, space to create, all in the magical world of Monet.
Return to Monet’s Garden
~ includes ~
7 full-length lessons
You'll receive 7 full-length online painting lessons in oils to download and keep. No humming, no background music, Nancy never skips a step! Nancy will take you step by step through each lesson, sharing every color recipe.
Paintings for all levels
With over 1800 online students, Nancy teaches to all levels, whether you're working in oils or acrylics. All lessons are in oils, with conversions for acrylics. You get a loose, bright approach in every moment of class.
A Private Facebook group
For those who are on Facebook, you will have access to a private group where you can share your excitement, your paintings, and feel the genuine care from flower family members.
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 or have questions!
Florals, landscapes and figurative paintings
Florals, landscapes and figurative paintings in brilliant color, all new lessons! Learn how to loosen your approach to painting and create artwork you will be excited to share.
Access from any device
With a website for your online 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.
Even more of what you’ll get in Return to Monet’s Garden...
Enjoy seven full-length lessons ~ all new
Whip up all of Nancy's favorite color recipes
Get all lessons to download and keep
Give yourself permission to play - loosen your approach and let your creativity take wing
Paint at your own pace, no homework or deadlines
Learn the keys to building beautiful compositions
Get all of Nancy's superpower colors
Navigate a classroom space that's easy to get around in!
Learn to make your florals and botanicals the brightest they can be
Color maps, palette guides to download and keep
A teacher who loves her students!
No Facebook or social media required!
“Your online classes are just wonderful, and I'm so happy I signed up. I needed a little renewal to jump start my spirit...particularly in this pandemic time. Each lesson was jammed with great instruction and each project was just beautiful. You have given us so many tools to take on our adventures with painting. I'm so very grateful for all you have done for us, thanks a million!” ~ Carole Aubrey
“Dear Nancy, What can I say, thank you, thank you, thank you! This has been the best experience.
You are the perfect artist and teacher, easy to follow and I learned so many things. A big bold thank you to you!” ~ Lia
“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 immediately receive seven full-length oil painting lessons to download. 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.
Can I paint in acrylics in this class? Absolutely! Nancy provides conversions for acrylic painters throughout, including a palette map with conversions for acrylics to download. Keep in mind, however, that all the lessons are taught in oils.
Is this course different from Painting Monet's Garden, Nancy's first oil painting class? Yes, every moment of Return to Monet's Garden is a completely new experience, with different lessons that have never before been shared, and images to download and keep that are all brand new.
What will we be painting? We’ll be painting florals, a woman in a garden, and landscapes filled with color. You’ll get to paint and experience your lessons from the comfort of your own studio. 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.
Will I have enough time? You can download and keep all of your full-length painting lessons, and the class web site is open for a full year. You are encouraged 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 guide you through the beauty, the color, and the creative energy of painting impressionistically from the gardens of Giverny.
What supplies will I need*? You can find the supply list by clicking here. Nancy will share every color she uses and every combination throughout each online oil painting lesson. Nancy uses stretched cotton canvases. 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 and an occasional filbert brush in sizes 12 or 8, any brand. *Keep in mind that joining this class does not guarantee that all supplies listed will be available to you in your location, since we have students from around the world. We are happy to help with any supply questions!
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 to a loose, impressionistic style. You may donate or gift the paintings from this course, but each of the paintings is copyright protected. 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. You are always welcome to share your work on social media, as long as you give attribution to the teacher. I trust that your heart will tell you what is too close.
New to 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 working in oils or acrylics, or learning to paint for the first time, this space is reserved for you!