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, Fall 2019 Audit 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, Fall 2019 Audit 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, Fall 2019 Audit 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 Audit 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 Audit 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.
One of my big take aways from this course was to learn to really look at my images and my painting. (Which seems obvious, but I can see where I wasn't doing it enough.) I spent the weekend painting and photographing and adjusting my image for you, but I can't find a way to get the greens and the warm pinks to photograph accurately unless the sun is shining. This morning, I finally had a sunny moment and got my most accurate image.
Thank you for this wonderful course, your generosity with all the detailed suggestions, and giving me an eye into how you create your beautiful work. I'm inspired and excited to move on to my next paintings and apply all I've learned. This is a life changing course!
I haven't forgotten you or your wonderful course Marney. I was thrilled to take it and I learned a lot! I was an art major in undergraduate school and I learned more from your course in two months than I did in years of taking courses!
I thought that sending photos to you for cropping was brilliant….The Grid System is a winner….I loved looking at the other students work….Your weekly Subject Lessons are brilliant. Those General Points can stand alone. I've got them in a folder and I read them often. They are terrific reference material. I enjoyed the videos too. The critiques about color mixing and glazing were invaluable…. I enjoyed watching your painting progress.
You are VERY generous with your time, lessons, and your critiques. I think that your first online course was a huge success. It was well thought out and complete. You should be proud of yourself.
Ellen Crimmins, USA
Regarding the course, I am more than happy with the content and with your feedback…. It has been a very pleasurable experience and I wish to thank you for your help.
Dale Hack, Australia
I just want to thank you so much for this wonderful course.… I will definitely tell my artist friends about your online endeavour. You've put it together beautifully and I think it will be an enormous success for you!
Janice Blore, Canada
Again, many thanks for the information you shared and I would love to do this course again in about a year’s time.
Ngaire Magalotti, Australia
I am more than happy to be part of this class. I appreciate your patience with each of us. You show us through your comments, how much you care about us as your students and how much you love what you do. There is so much information in all of your comments, the general mails and the individual mails. I have read all the general mails and some of the comments to individual students. I will certainly go through them again, comparing them with the paintings….There are a lot of valuable comments in all of your letters. You might want to publish your course - or part of it - in a book.
Andrea Snuggs, Germany
The course was fantastic. You did an excellent job of providing materials and guidance! Before I took your course, I had not painted in the wet into wet technique but now it is my favorite way to paint! I feel ready for new challenges. Thank you for everything!
Bridget Geiger, USA
I've really enjoyed the course and I've learnt loads so thank you very much.
Jacquie Finney, England
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