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Take a new path to acrylic color with Nancy
After years of testing and refining...
I've unlocked the secret to painting wet-on-wet in color-rich acrylics for impressionistic painters like you.
DOWNLOAD & KEEP ALL OF YOUR LESSONS!
Take Flight With Color
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Seven full-length lessons
Start painting as soon as you sign up! You'll receive 7 full-length painting lessons - all new in acrylics to download and conversions for oil painters. Lessons are 1 to 3 hours in length with no live classes!
Paintings for all levels
Take Flight With Color is a perfect place for artists who want to try acrylics for the first time, and for acrylic painters of all levels who are ready for a new color adventure. Nancy empowers you with a loose, bright approach.
A Facebook support 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 and encouragement from flower family members.
An instructor who cares
Nancy is always there to help her students, giving the tools they need to strengthen their future art journeys. You can reach her by email or online any time. You won't hear crickets chirping when you need help!
Flower fields & container gardens
We'll paint tulip fields, arboretum paths lined with flowers, poppies, daffodils, and more! Learn why acrylics are just as exciting as oils and how they make your paintings the brightest they can be.
Access from any device
There are no live classes or schedules to worry about. These classes are professionally recorded and available for download. All of your content is housed on a secure site. You can access your lessons from your tablet, phone, or desktop.
Start painting right away!
A resource library of video tips
Access to all course materials for a full year
Even more of what you’ll get in Take Flight With Color...
Seven full-length lessons to download & keep
Nancy's “secret sauce” medium recipe
All the benefits of acrylics with the blending power of oils
A safer, healthier studio - no cadmiums, no cobalts
No live lessons, everything is pre-recorded for you
How to tackle mold on an acrylic palette
Learn about Nancy's superpower colors
How to paint impressionistically in acrylics
Cleanup and setup that’s a breeze
Patterns and guides with every lesson
A teacher who loves her students!
No Facebook or social media needed!
Are you ready to let your color take flight and fall in love with painting all over again?
Take Flight With Color gives you permission to break the bonds of super realism and bring color to life on canvas.
It's no secret that art elevates your mood, opens your heart, and gives as much to the artist as it does the viewer.
Learn the secret to nurturing artistic intuition, ban the flower police, and allow yourself to unleash joy in the studio once again.
Take Flight With Color is the new journey for which many of Nancy's 1800 online students have been patiently waiting.
“Thank you so much Nancy - this is my first time to sign up for one of your classes. I've taken one other mixed media class which was fun and interesting. I just really want to learn to paint! I love color and watching the magic of its surprise and delight.
This is the first time for me to splurge on great paints and tools. I'm learning a boatload and so grateful you are sharing your knowledge and talent. You are quite amazing!” ~ Blooming D
“I'm so happy that a friend recommended Love in Bloom Acrylics. I had lost all interest in painting because I was not improving this art. I watched one of your videos and was inspired. I then decided that I would start art classes with you in the hope I would regain my interest in painting. All I need is more self-confidence - I admire your dedication and am so glad to be here!” ~ Jacqueline F
“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
“I am so excited to be back with Nancy and taking Love in Bloom Acrylics.
If this is your first class with Nancy, get ready for a lovely, fun and informative class. I just returned to painting last year, first time in acrylics and the experience with her has been so positive.
I learned more in this time with Nancy than in undergrad and grad art classes!” ~ Deborah S
How will the course be structured?
As soon as you sign up, you start painting right away. You’ll get 7 full-length painting lessons to download and keep, resource videos, and inspiring images. Nothing is live, so you can paint at your own pace and speed. Find inspiration from new painting friends in your private Facebook group during this exciting online workshop.
Can I paint in oils in this class?
Absolutely! The class will include conversions and a palette map in both acrylics and oils. Keep in mind, however, that all the lessons are taught in acrylics, and the palette map and supply list is provided in acrylics.
I’m an oil painter wanting to learn acrylics - is this for me?
Take Flight With Color was designed especially for you. In her studio in Colorado Springs, Nancy works in both acrylics and oils regularly. Transitioning 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.
What will we be painting?
Check out the images above to see all the painting lessons in this class. We’ll be painting both florals 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 palette for everything she creates.
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?
Yes! You can download and keep all of your full-length painting lessons to paint anytime. 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.
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: Quinacridone Red (or Permanent Rose); Quinacridone Magenta, Cobalt Violet Hue by Golden (or Quinacridone Violet by Utrecht), Light and Medium Violet by Sennelier, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red Hue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Dioxazine Purple, Turquoise, Parchment by Sennelier (or Titan Buff), Neutral Gray N8 (Golden), Titanium White, Alizarin Crimson, Indian Yellow, Yellow Iron Oxide (or Yellow Ochre), Chromium Oxide, Hookers Green Hue, Ultramarine Blue, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold by Golden (or Red Iron Oxide). Optional colors are Cadmium Orange Hue, Bright Yellow Green by Sennelier and Light Ultramarine Blue by Golden. Nancy uses stretched cotton canvases and Ampersand Gessobord panels. 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 Nancy's intentions in this course is to help you develop your powerful and personal connection with painting from life. 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. We are 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 the copyrighted lesson videos, we would ask that you don’t put those pieces out to exhibit or sell, if they are close copies of Nancy's work. You are always welcome to share your work on social media, as long as you give attribution to the teacher. We trust that your heart will tell you what is too close.
I've been painting in acrylics for years - is this class a good fit?
Lessons are designed for all levels. All of Nancy's classes are designed step by step, sharing each tool, how she uses the tools, and detailed information on each color and color mix she uses. All 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, a seasoned acrylic painter, or if you're learning acrylics for the first time, this space is reserved for you!
A resource library of video tips
Access to all course materials for a full year