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Are you ready to knock fear out of the way and find the joy in painting?

 

Join the waitlist for Fearless Florals!  Enrollment will open again in 2021.

Learn a step-by-step approach to painting florals and replace uncertainty with confidence.

 

The course includes six modules that build on each other and 35 lesson that you can watch over and over again for a year. THIS is the course I wish I'd had access to when I first started painting florals.  I'm sharing all my secrets!

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Enrollment for Fearless Florals ended on October 6.  Join the waitlist & be the first to hear when the course opens again for enrollment in 2021.

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Is this course for me?

  • If you’re new to painting florals and you don't know where to start
  • If you used to paint but now find it hard to jump back in
  • If you're already painting but feel stuck and want to take your work up a level
  • If you're searching for your own personal style and don't have time to figure it out

Then this course is for you

Fearless Florals is a step-by-step approach to painting florals that is full of demos, insightful exercises and lots of practical tips. Each module builds upon the last increasing your confidence and equipping you to paint florals you'll love.

You will work at your own pace, with a module releasing each week for six weeks. And you will have ONE year access to the video tutorials -- to work at your own pace and to go back and review the lessons as often as you would like. 

By the end of this program,

you will have…

 

  • A step-by-step system to creating a floral painting

    You'll know how to build a painting - where to start, what direction to go and how to finish
  • Confidence that you can mix colors with ease

    You won't have to write down color formulas or buy so many different tubes of paint
  • Artful insight to design your painting from the start

    You won't rely on other people's photos but will be able to arrange a bouquet you want to paint and find just the right lighting
  • Started down the path of developing your unique style

    You'll be putting your mark on your work by mixing your own colors and developing unique compositions

"Thank you so much Melanie for your hospitality and amazing teaching!  I finally learned a method for how to paint the way that I love and I can’t wait to paint more."

Janine - Frederick, MD

Fearless Florals Workshop Participant

What You'll Find in the Course

Clear Instruction

Each module includes several demos where I'll show you all the steps plus informative slides that help fill in the blanks. 

Meaningful Exercises

In addition to creating floral paintings you'll also learn through some fun exercises that you can do over and over again.

Additional Support

Throughout the course you will find downloadable cheat sheets and guides plus I'll conduct a live Q&A each week just for course students.

Sense of Community

There is a private Facebook group just for students taking the course where you can expand your art friendships.  I'll join the group live each week to answer questions.

Join the Waitlist for Fearless Florals

The course will open for enrollment again until 2021 but you can enjoy one of the lessons from the course now.  Join the waitlist and receive a lesson all about that all important first layer of paint.   Why, what and how you tone a canvas or panel.

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I’ve been painting more…thank you for the gift of a kickstart.  It’s enriching my life.

Molly - Wausau, WI

Fearless Florals Workshop Participant

 

 

 

 

 

 

I came to your class with hopes of breaking some bad habits and learning some ways to paint faster.  I came away with much more; including a greater sense of color theory which has been very beneficial to me.  After not selling artwork for many months my paintings are now selling again!

Dorothy - Sisters, OR

Fearless Florals Workshop Participant

 

 

Your workshop helped me so much with organizing my thoughts and color it’s making my art process so much more enjoyable and relaxed.

Pamela - Atlanta, GA

Fearless Florals Workshop Participant

 

 

 

 

 

What’s Inside Fearless Florals

 

Module 1

Getting Started

You'll have access to this module as soon as you join the course.  I'll walk you through the supplies we'll be using in the course including many of my favorites. We'll talk about our path for the next several weeks and discuss the difference between oil and acrylics. You'll also hear why I always prep raw wood and see how I gesso a panel.

In This Module You'll Learn:

  • The differences between acrylic and oil
  • What supplies I always keep in the studio
  • The ins and outs of painting on wood panels
Module 2

Color 101

This module is all about color. I’ll show you how to set up your palette and share tips for making acrylic look like oil. You'll get really comfortable mixing color with some mixing exercises that are always a hit. And I’ll share so many color mixing secrets.

In This Module You'll Learn:

  • How to make your acrylic look like oil and last for weeks
  • The three questions to ask so you can mix almost any color - no formula needed
  • Why mixing your own greens is a great idea
Module 3

Ready, Get Set & Go

The secret to a good painting and where you define your style is in the prep. In this module I’ll walk you through setting up a floral still life from selecting flowers, to arranging a bouquet and lighting. We’ll also play with composition and capture the color atmosphere with mini paintings.

In This Module You'll Learn:

  • Why painting from life is so powerful
  • Tips for creating a bouquet you'll want to paint
  • The importance of getting your composition right from the start
Module 4

Become Fearless

Now it is time to become fearless by painting small and fast. You’ll learn why, what and how to tone a panel. We’ll also talk about the benefits of starting small and why timing your paintings is a good idea. We'll warm up with some focused color mixing then we'll paint timed florals. I'll demo everything first.

In This Module You'll Learn:

  • To conquer fear by painting small and fast
  • Why toning your panel makes so much sense
  • That everything is just a shape
Module 5

Going Bigger

A good way to keep a larger painting loose is to start with a small painting. In this module you will learn how to use a small painting to plan your larger paintings and keep them fresh. I'll do two demos explaining each step. We'll paint a small floral then take the small painting larger.

In This Module You'll Learn:

  • Tips for painting loosey-goosey
  • How to paint glass fearlessly
  • Why negative space is really a positive
Module 6

Finish Like a Pro

This is the information I never have time to discuss in my live workshops. We’ll talk about varnishing and I’ll demo how to varnish a painting. We’ll also discuss framing and I’ll show you how to frame and wire a painting. We’ll wrap it up by talking about personal style.

In This Module You'll Learn:

  • To varnish or not
  • Why you really should give your paintings a title
  • Steps you can take to find our voice and personal style

I can’t wait for you to join Fearless Florals

“Hundreds of students across the country have taken the in-person version of Fearless Florals. These students tell me that the course provided them a new found confidence, increased their sales and showed them a method to painting in a style they love.

THIS is the course I wish I'd had access to when I first began painting. In the six modules I share secrets I've learned along the way in my twenty year journey as an artist.

 If you are ready to paint florals without fear, join us in this course!”

- MELANIE MORRIS

Join the Waitlist for Fearless Florals

The course will open for enrollment again until 2021 but you can enjoy one of the lessons from the course now.  Join the waitlist and receive a lesson all about that all important first layer of paint.   Why, what and how you tone a canvas or panel.

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Join the Waitlist for Fearless Florals

The course will open for enrollment again until 2021 but you can enjoy one of the lessons from the course now.  Join the waitlist and receive a lesson all about that all important first layer of paint.   Why, what and how you tone a canvas or panel.

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I want you to feel good about your decision to join Fearless Florals

Fearless Florals has been built on years of teaching hundreds of students and I'm confident in the material presented. I want you to be very comfortable buying this class so I'm offering a 14 day money back guarantee. If you aren't happy with course you may receive a complete refund for up to 14 days after you purchase the course by sending me an email.

Join the Waitlist for Fearless Florals

The course will open for enrollment again until 2021 but you can enjoy one of the lessons from the course now.  Join the waitlist and receive a lesson all about that all important first layer of paint.   Why, what and how you tone a canvas or panel.

JOIN THE WAITLIST