A Cindy Briggs Online Watercolor Program
Let your colors flow!
“Life inspires art. And sometimes, art inspires life.” – Cindy Briggs
Imagine painting in translucent watercolors
Shells from the sea,
Waves from Carmel-by-the-Sea
Beach Scenes from Portugal, Santa Barbara, and Puerto Rico
Sparkling colors on Italian and French Fishing Boats
White sunlit buildings in a Spanish Village
Palm Trees blowing in the breeze
Lighthouses from the East Coast
Dreamy Sunsets and more
As you discover how to capture sparkling light and enhance your colors as you paint scenes from California to the coasts of Italy,
I’ll help you free up your creativity and find new ways to paint your own journey.
Two Options to Choose From
In This Online Course You Will Learn
Cindy shares her methods through step-by-step video lessons and colorful reference material downloads in this online video program. As soon as we get your access information to you you’ll have access to 20+ videos that you can watch and rewatch anytime on your own schedule.
You’ll learn techniques that you can apply towards other by-the-sea subjects and paint from your own photographs too such as:
How to fill your journals with flowing lines and flowing colors
How to easily see and draw shapes
How to make your colors glow
How to capture sunlight with your paintbrush
How to create with captivating color
How to mingle colors for exciting color transitions
How to mix colors more confidently
How to loosen up your brushwork
How to simplify complex scenes
How to make values work for you
How to infuse your paintings with unexpected color
This online program is open to everyone. From watercolor basics to more advanced projects so you can start from wherever you are.
Awaiting you is anytime access to easy-to-follow video lessons, bonus webinar recordings, our friendly Facebook group and tutorials on watercolor basics. We’ll also have new bonus paint-along webinars that you can attend or wait for the recording.
Paint By-The-Sea ALL YEAR LONG!
Cindy brings the sea to you in this online program with online access for a FULL YEAR.
You will build your portfolio of skills and confidence in approaching new subjects as you paint a wide range of scenes from the coasts of California to Maine and Portugal to Greece. You’ll discover how you can fill your travel journals with illuminating watercolors that share your own journey.
12+ Video Watercolor Lessons from Start to Finish.
Included in the Watercolors-by-the-Sea VIP Package
Bonus: FREE One Month of All About Watercolors Membership Program
Bonus: Two Plein Air Bonus Videos plus PDF printouts
Bonus: 3-4 Bonus "LIVE" Zoom Paint Along Workshops in one year. We’ll start with a meet and greet then follow up with a fun paint-along and have live Q&A. Recordings will be added to the site for you to watch at your convenience.
Bonus 12 Paint-Along Webinar Recordings: Easy Light House – how to paint shapes and values, Stormy Sea – cool colors on the Italian Coast, Quick Sketch Sunset in Camogli, Italy, California Watercolor Waves, Santorini-by-the-Sea, Umbrellas-by-the-Sea, Caribbean Sky, Monterosso Doorway, Carmel Beach Figures-by-the-Sea, Brazilian Beach Portrait, Costa Brava View, and Peggy's Cove
Bonus: Watercolor Demonstrations from my travels
Bonus: Reference Images for you to paint from
Quotes by Cindy's Students
Wow! Cindy brings to life sketching as art form! She has a light touch with her sketching and painting, and with her instruction. The on-line Facebook closed group of others in the class really is motivating. There is a sense of community; it is fun to share and see how others approach a particular subject. I’ve really enjoyed this class!
I feel more free to be myself in this online class, where I don’t have to look anyone in the eye (I am pathetically self-critical) …. And I learn so much from other classmates’ comments and from others’ work, because I am relaxed. The material is fun and Cindy is inspiring. I haven’t painted this often, Ever!!
Cindy is a delightful guide to artists of all levels, and her videos are easy to follow. I’ve enjoyed the quick-draw projects and have applied many of her techniques to my other paintings.
Loving this online course-no pressure, good , clear instruction and lots of positive, constructive feedback..it’s all good!
Why discover how to paint watercolors with me?
“Who is Cindy Briggs and why would I want to learn watercolor painting from her?” That’s probably the question you’ve got in mind at this point.
To answer that question,... I am excited about teaching, and I love to help my students discover the joy of painting. I am:
✓ A master of translucent watercolors with Signature Status with the (NWS) National Watercolor Society and (NWWS) NorthWest Watercolor Society. I’m known for my sun-drenched landscapes, luminous flowers, and striking portraits,
✓ An internationally recognized artist whose work has been displayed in several galleries across the US and in publications like Splash 24, Watercolor Magazine, Outdoor Painting, American Watercolor Magazine, and Plein Air Magazine,
✓ A Daniel Smith showcased artist and Brand Ambassador with over 20 years of conducting demonstrations using Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
✓ A faculty member of Watercolor Live 2023
✓ A featured instructor for the Smithsonian Studio Arts Programs
✓ A featured instructor with many Art Centers and Watercolor Societies, the University of Utah, French Escapade, Terracotta.art and Art School Live with Eric Rhoads.
✓ An international workshop instructor for over 20 years teaching plein air in locations like Spain, France, Italy, Sicily with more workshops on my schedule.
✓ Additionally, my work has been juried into several regional and international exhibitions. I have also served as a juror for numerous shows. Prior to teaching, I worked as an Art Director for National Advertising agencies in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle learning about the power of design.
✓ During my classes I share my skills and stories to help you on your own creative journey.
To help you progress, Our VIP Members Facebook Group is a place where you can post your work in progress and get feedback.
Periodically we’ll have a live Facebook or Zoom Open Session where Cindy can answer questions and give live feedback.
Nurturing you through the process, with a simple, easy to follow plan will make it a fun learning experience.