As a painting subject, flowers are wonderful! They are so full of colour, organic shape and very forgiving (after all, if a flower isn’t turning out the shape you see, you can always say it’s wilted a little, or been chewed by bugs!), and I think they lend themselves perfectly to loose, expressive painting.

"Alstromeria" watercolour by Angela Fehr

This is the reason I chose florals for my first BIG online course, “Color-Drenched Florals in Watercolor.” Building that course was a lot more work than I had anticipated, as it seemed like every time I videotaped a new demonstration, I would think of a better way to teach the material, and have to film it a second time!

Dainties 600w

Launching the course was a little frightening, too. There’s always the question of whether or not the material is as good as I think it is, and whether or not anyone will actually want to purchase the class. I really wasn’t certain I had the marketing knowhow to reach customers and keep good momentum for the long term. It was exciting to see the course numbers climb, as over 260 students have enrolled to date, and even more fun to read and participate in the lively discussions on the Student Gallery page, as students shared their work and their thoughts on the course assignments.

hothouse flowers & vase

As of January 31, 2015, the 50% off code for this course will expire, and while the course will still be available, I want to remind everyone that the $49 deal will last just a few days more. There is more than $99 worth of value in this course and it’s so much fun to create with fluid watercolor and enjoy the beauty and color of the natural world. I encourage you to sign up before the deal goes away, and invite your friends. Thank you as always for being part of my watercolor-loving community!