So masterful! I always tell people that taking your class was the best gift I ever gave myself as a new artist. It’s time for me to revisit it. I did enter my first juried show - and one of my floral paintings was picked as the favorite by visitors. It was a huge moment for me! I owe that to your teaching and mentoring.
Laurie Stoff Worth, January 2022 Course
I found every part of it to be incredibly useful. And don’t discontinue using the prior students step by step paintings, with your periodic critiques, to teach us. Their paintings & your critiques of them were extremely important & useful. I also love using single pigment paints. That’s brand new for me. All your written material is so thought out, comprehensive and applicable to every painting.
The knowledge you’ve given us is so much more than any other teacher has. It was an honor & privilege to be able to take your class. Thank you very very much!!
Katie Walsh, January 2022 Course
Your student critique has been very valuable to me as it suddenly opens my eyes, to be able to see what you see.
Ingrid Klingenberg , September 2021 course
I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying your class. You give so much helpful information and I am trying to absorb as much as I can. I am not a real experienced watercolor painter... have only been at it not quite four years, but your class is invaluable for things I need to learn. Was only starting to practice wet into wet for soft edges and your tips are appreciated. I almost have my background done and am currently reading four of the books you recommended. Thank you again. You are a great teacher and I will try to be a great learner.
Gail Jones, September 2021 course
Took your course last January and It was all good. Just wanted to say to you that your page on Titles has been so useful. I pull it out every time I’m looking to title a painting and it always gives me a way to look at my paintings and come up with a title. Inspirational. I’m putting it on the fridge door. Thank you.
Pat Thorson, January 2020 course
Thank you for the very comprehensive, informative and inspiring water colour course. I thoroughly enjoyed your suggestions and seeing the progression in the students art. That format was very useful for me as a new student. I’m still learning the basics of water colour. Lesson two of your course has been very helpful for colour blending. I will continue to paint, paint, paint! I’m hooked!
Shelagh, 2020 Spring Course
I want to thank you so much for your wonderful course. I am trying to find my "voice" as you say, instead of copying others, as I've done in the past. When I feel lost, I take out your course and re-read your words. I am finding it so helpful. A most grateful student,
Betty Haines, 2019 Fall Course
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your own videos. I learned so much watching you paint and describe what you were doing and why. I have watched quite a few YouTube videos on watercolour instruction but I must say I really learned a lot more from watching you!
Susie Sinclair, 2019 Fall Course
This course was excellent and very beneficial! Thank you so much for sharing your skills and knowledge - I definitely learned a lot. From making my own reference photo with strong values, to cropping the pictures to get the best composition, making soft edges and increasing the intensity of colours and contrasts, all your advises were amazing! I am sure I will come back to your lessons again and again as I grow as an artist. I would definitely recommend this course to others!
Irina Valentin, 2019 Fall Course
It has been such a pleasure to take your course. Each week I looked forward to your tutorials. Thank-you for sharing your passion, talent and instruction. Your paintings are absolutely stunning and will keep me motivated to keep practising and learning. Thanks for sharing the videos and thank your students for allowing you to share their progress and paintings. It was all very inspirational. Many thanks,
Verna, 2019 Fall Course
I loved the course, have it all printed out and it's on my shelf with my flower books because I do consider it as a book filled with most valuable information that I will be referring to again and again! And I believe you should write a book, it would be a smash hit! Thank you for your gorgeous flower paintings, something for me to aspire to!
JoAnne Magnan Welch, 2019 Fall Course
This was a wonderful class. I could not be happier with the content and how in depth it was. You are encouraging and I take heart in your words that we will develop our own style if we keep on painting. I had high expectations coming from you - but it really exceeded my hopes. Thank you Marney!
Laurie Stoff Worth, 2018 Fall Course
Your course is really well-organized, thoughtfully planned and thorough. . . . You were incredibly observant of your student’s work, and provided helpful and thorough advice in your weekly critiques. You chose good examples of the various kinds of problems that students encounter, and provided concrete solutions. It was fun to watch them develop.
While your paintings overall are incredible, I think that in addition your careful attention to backgrounds puts you a cut above others. . . .Finally, your wise words on critiquing yourself and on expressing your voice were exceptionally thought-provoking and well-stated. A wonderful closure to the course.
Jane, 2018 January Course
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