This course is perfect for you if:

  • You want to know the best materials and techniques for painting loose watercolor flowers

  • You want to learn how to develop your own style, and not just copy other artists

  • You've always wondered how to paint different flowers, and finally want to learn how to do it

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Let’s Get Started
    • Snapshot
    • Supplies - Paper, Brushes, and Paint
    • Materials Shopping Guide
    • Setting Up Your Palette
    • Getting Started With Your Paint
    • Essential Techniques for Painting Flowers
    • Essential Brush Strokes for Painting Flowers
    • Flower Reference Photos
    • Private Facebook Group
  • 2
    Leaves & Greenery
    • Basic Leaves
    • Sprigs
    • Ferns
    • Ruffled Leaves
    • Vines
    • Assignment - Leaves & Greenery
  • 3
    Filler Flowers
    • Tiny Filler Flowers
    • Long Filler Flowers
    • Berries & Round Fillers
    • Compound Filler Flowers
    • Assignment - Filler Flowers
  • 4
    Focal Flowers - Part I
    • Anemone
    • Poppy
    • Ranunculus
    • Tulip
    • Rose
    • Foxglove
    • Grape Hyacinth
    • Assignment - Focal Flowers: Part I
  • 5
    Focal Flowers - Part II
    • Lilac
    • Snapdragon
    • Daffodil
    • Freesia
    • Lisianthus
    • Assignment - Focal Flowers: Part II
  • 6
    Focal Flowers - Part III
    • Gerbera Daisy
    • Sunflower
    • Coneflower
    • Peony
    • Fuji and Football Mums
    • Dahlia
    • Zinnia
    • Assignment - Focal Flowers: Part III
  • 7
    Focal Flowers - Part IV
    • Hydrangea
    • Delphinium
    • Iris
    • Pansy
    • Assignment - Focal Flowers: Part IV
  • 8
    Next Steps and Moving Forward
    • Common Mistakes - Troubleshooting
    • Reminders
    • Before You Go...


  • What if I don’t have time to do the work? You said we need to put in time to practice.

    I did say that, but don’t worry! You have lifetime access to the course, and can work through it at your own pace. You only need to dedicate a few minutes at a time to excel at painting watercolor flowers.

  • What makes Watercolor Flower Academy different from your YouTube channel? Why should I purchase the course when I can just watch your YouTube videos for free?

    In Loose Watercolor Flower Academy, I walk you through each flower in real-time, step-by-step. My YouTube videos are only meant to give you a taste. They are sped up, and only zoom in every once in awhile. The videos in Loose Watercolor Academy are in real time, and I show you close up 90% of the time so you can really see what’s happening. Loose Watercolor Flower Academy will teach you to think like an artist.

  • Are the modules released all at once, or one at a time?

    You will have instant access to all the modules. You can binge-watch the course, or you can take it slow. It’s completely up to you!

  • What if I do everything right and still don’t see results?

    Although I highly doubt that will happen, I do offer a 30-day no questions asked refund policy. Simply send a message to within 30 days of purchasing to receive a full refund.

  • How do I know if Watercolor Flower Academy is right for me?

    Watercolor Flower Academy is perfect for you if you're just getting started painting flowers and want to learn how to do it right the first time, OR you’ve been painting flowers and struggling to finally figure it out

  • Will I learn how to mix colors in this course?

    In this course, I share the exact colors I have on my palette so that you can see what I'm mixing as I go, but this is NOT a color mixing course. We will be focusing primarily on the flowers we will be painting. Color mixing will be fully covered in my course, The Complete Guide to Watercolor Flower Composition (launching Summer 2019).

  • Does this course cover composition?

    In this course, we will be focusing primarily on painting each flower individually. Composition will be fully covered in my course, The Complete Guide to Watercolor Flower Composition (launching Summer 2019).

What's Included?

Here’s everything you’re getting when you join the Loose Watercolor Flower Academy today:

  • Private Facebook Group

    As soon as you join the course, you’ll become a member of our private Facebook community, where you’ll meet dozens of other like-minded learners who understand what you’re going through and who will cheer you on and help answer questions. Your success is my success. When you join Loose Watercolor Flower Academy and start to paint loose watercolor flowers, I’ll be cheering you on every step of the way.

  • Guides & Cheat Sheets

    Guides, Reference Photos, & More to help you along the way.

  • Finally learn how to paint individual flowers

    7 Core Modules to help you learn how to paint over 30 loose watercolor flowers, with lifetime access.


  • Erin Nielson

    Erin Nielson


    Erin is a watercolor artist and educator dedicated to helping you learn the art of painting loose watercolor flowers. You can find her on Instagram @snowberrydesignco, and follow her weekly watercolor flower tutorials on YouTube.