My Fall class is coming soon! Open your heart to a world of brilliant color!

My fall class is coming soon! Welcome to Painting Brilliant Colors, my new online workshop. Imagine painting with me from the comfort of your home studio, without leaving your summer gardens behind!

In my fall online class, I’ll be sharing my favorite tips for a joyful, loose approach to color, with behind the scenes peeks at my studio and gardens, weekly color inspirations, and all new, full length painting lessons packed with energy and life.

  • Floral and landscape painting lessons
  • Superpower palette tips (say that really fast!)
  • Tools to build dynamic composition
  • Tips for nurturing your inner flower child
  • Lessons open for a full year, at your own pace and speed
  • Open for all levels

Sign up down below and be the first to hear everything about my Fall 2016 class for Painting Brilliant Colors. I'll be sharing this only with people who have requested this information, so don't miss out!

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I could hear you, talking to the daffodils and tulips,
whispering to the fairies that lived inside their petals...

Lucy Christopher, Stolen: A Letter to My Captor


What you get in my new ecourse

Five all new, full length painting videos

Secrets for dramatically beautiful color combinations

My “must have” Superpower Colors

Weekly tips for rekindling pure joy in the studio

What you will take home to your own studio

  • Eye catching color in all your paintings
  • Tips for transitioning from painting from photos to fresh flowers
  • Freedom to paint more quickly and confidently
  • Ways to reimagine your color combinations
  • All my favorite color recipes

What you get each week

Each week I'll share a full-length painting with you step by step. Week 1 begins with tips on boosting your palette with superpower colors and how to mix all my favorite color recipes. Let's see just how bright your future can be! Studio tips, joyful leanings and an introduction to a life in bloom starts off Painting Brilliant Colors.
Are you ready to make some color waves? In Week 2, we’re going to tickle the muse and get strategic! I’ll share some simple ways to set up your paintings for a powerful color punch before you ever pick up the brush. Small studio space? No problem! We’ll talk about how to make small, creative spaces super practical with all the very best tips from Flower Mound Studio.
Did you know there are thousands of color ideas right at your fingertips? Wrap your brush around some fun ways to build color themes in your work and discover the key to taking the next step in your art journey. What is the number one most important thing in the studio? If you think the answer is color, you’ll want to tune in to Week 3!
Ever feel yourself getting trapped by detail and super realism? In Week 4, we’ll talk about why it’s important to build the structure before we hang the kitchen curtains. Don’t get tripped up by the little things and precious bits. If you’re ready to take the next step in your art journey toward loose, bold paintings, here’s a glimpse at the daily journey from a gal who quit the corporate life, took the leap, and found her wings!
It’s okay to run when you get to your happy place! Warm up your brushes, immerse yourself in a field of lavender, and enjoy a trip to Southern France from the comfort of your own garden. In Week 5, I’ll be sharing my favorite photos from my journey workshops with you. Ever wonder how to travel with paint, study art in an exotic locale, and manage all the moving parts? I saved the best for last, especially for you.

Empower Your Flowers With

  • Five full length painting videos

  • Class access for a full year at your own pace and speed

  • How temperature shift gives delightful nuance in your shadow and highlights

  • Tips on traveling with paints

  • Low cost ways to economize space and time in the studio

  • The beauty and savings of “found objects” for your toolkit

  • Designing dynamic compositions to keep the eye excited and engaged

  • Building strong light and shadow in nature

  • The secret to nurturing artistic intuition

  • Membership in a private Facebook community

A little about me

I’m a gal who quit the corporate life, took the leap, and found her color wings! I left behind a job as the director of a national magazine to become a full time artist and art teacher. One morning I had an epiphany – Life is too short not to follow your bliss!

Today life is very busy in my little studio in Flower Mound, Texas, where I have the able assistance of my pugs and hubby (he loves to cook, we love to eat, it’s Kismet!). I teach in France, Italy, and across the US, and am a master signature artist and instructor for the Dallas Arboretum in oils and acrylics. I’ve been painting every day for eight years, so I’m officially at the point where intervention or medication could be required, but no one has taken my brushes yet!

Most importantly, I wake up each and every day excited. I’m an artist and a teacher. Everything I paint, all that I know, I share with my students. My joy is in helping you be the best artist you can be. Navigating this journey of color and discovery is not just a job description, it is a dream come true. What a joy, and an honor it is, to share it with you!

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How The Course Unfolds

Once you sign up you'll receive

  • Five weekly modules, delivered each Thursday morning
  • A wholehearted experience of weekly painting lessons, studio tips, color inspirations and more
  • Membership in a private Facebook flower friend fan club
  • Email confirmation of your course details
  • Notification (and ticklers!) of the course open date
  • Instructions and help tips on how to access the web site
  • Access to the course web site and lessons for a full year

Going through the course

  • You’ll learn how temperature shifts can give delightful nuance in your petal shadows and highlights
  • How to fill your studio with low cost ways of economizing space and time
  • The beauty and savings of “found objects” for your artist toolkit
  • Tips on traveling with paints and how to use your tools
  • Step by step instruction on how to build strong light and shadow in nature
  • The secret to nurturing artistic intuition

Sign up down below and be the first to hear everything about my Fall 2016 class for Painting Brilliant Colors. I'll be sharing this only with people who have requested this information, so don't miss out!

Join the color journey!

Painting Brilliant Colors - $395

  • Exclusive access to the course content
  • Five weekly classes
  • Floral and landscape painting lessons
  • Weekly studio tips and tricks
  • Color inspiration and superpower color tips
  • Membership in a private Facebook community with Nancy
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What supplies will I need to participate?

A link to the Painting Brilliant Colors supply list is provided by clicking here. I’m not fussy about the type of surface I paint on, I use stretched cotton canvas, linen panels, or ampersand gessoboards depending on what mood I’m in that day! The brush I use costs about $2, so keep four or five of these next to your palette. I do recommend saving your pennies on your surfaces and brushes and choosing professional quality paints.

I’m an acrylic painter just learning oils, is this for me?

In Flower Mound Studio, I work in acrylics and oils regularly. While the ecourse lessons for Painting Brilliant Colors are all in oils, I can provide guidance for you in our Facebook fan page chats on how to convert acrylic color recipes to match the colors we will use in our videos, and the best approach to creating that loose, beautifully blendy oil technique with your awesomely fabulous acrylic paints.

What will we be painting?

I am saving each of the painting lessons as a surprise for you, so you have a fun, colorful gift to unwrap and anticipate each week. I will say, you will not just be painting flowers in this course, expect some landscape exercises in brilliant color on the menu! I use the same basic palette for everything I create, whether it’s flowers, landscapes, or chickens, so you’ll find that the combinations become comfortable and familiar with each new painting lesson in the series.

Is the ecourse the same as your videos and live workshops

All the content in Painting Brilliant Colors is fresh and new, created especially for you with love, care by a team of professional videographers and photographers, smart computer type people, and one super busy artist who had a lot of caffeine on hand.

Do I need high speed internet

Yes – it will help alleviate frustration.

Can I share?

Please be mindful that is a private course for those who have registered and paid. Please do not share the ecourse content, videos, links, worksheets, photographs, slideshows, and materials. This is not fair play and I know you will respect that. You can, however, share snippets of your work and excitement on your blog and other social network sites!

Can I sell and exhibit the work I create in this workshop?

One of my intentions in this course is to help you develop your powerful and personal connection with painting from life. Your own style will show if you work from your own flower setups and photos. I’m happy for you to show and sell original, innovative work created. If however your work is more closely similar to the original paintings in the ecourse videos, that is all good, but I would ask that you don’t put those pieces out to exhibit or sell if they are close copies of my work. I trust that your heart will tell you what is too close.

Is there a refund policy?

All sales are final and non-refundable. If you have any questions on if this is the right fit for you, please send an email before purchasing to


I just got back from taking three days of oil painting lessons from this fabulous lady! I learned so much in just 3 days. If you think her art is beautiful, you should meet her....she is kind, patient, funny, and most of all very knowledgeable about her art. She explains how to mix paints, how to apply them, and give your artwork a glow all its own. Her classes are organized and fun. Thank you, Nancy! I can't wait until I can take another class!

Jackie A


Nancy your workshop was absolutely marvelous. It was a very, very special for me. Total joy and peace! Thanks for the inspiration. I have studied all over the world and you are the best instructor I have ever had. You are something else;



I am so pleased I had the opportunity to attend Nancy's workshop. It was one of the best workshops I ever attended. Nancy is an excellent teacher, very organized, patient and experienced. Surrounded by beautiful fresh flowers, she easily taught the workshop in oil and acrylic, I learned so much. In addition to being a fantastic artist she is truly a lovely person. I highly recommend her workshops!



Best workshop in America - thanks so much to Nancy for teaching, and for pampering us!



I woke up this morning with this unexplained urge for a donut and to get my palette set up and see what I could paint today! I started out very intimidated joining your class, but finished by being inspired. I'm no longer focusing in how inexperienced I am or how amateur my painting looks, but just enjoying the pleasure of the experience. I'm going to try not to focus on how things are supposed to look, but rather how I see them. Going to practice, practice, practice! Thank you for all the goodies and making the workshop an unforgettable experience!



Nancy Medina’s classes are so popular here at the Dallas Arboretum we have scheduled additional classes for her students after our regular teaching season is over. Her classes often sell out and so we have a waiting list for her, she is a wonderful teacher!

Joy Matthews, Director, Adult Education The Dallas Arboretum


Nancy, your class exceeded my expectations! You are an awesome teacher, an amazing artist, and such a sweet person! I’m so blessed to have met you!



Nancy’s workshop was the best I’ve ever attended. I learned so much just in the first day about how to properly use transparent paint versus opaques, lifting paint, paint types, focal points and framing. As an intermediate artist, I didn’t know how to make the jump from painting from a photograph or copying someone else’s work in my quest to learn. Nancy teaches that beautifully and she teaches to al levels! I’d encourage any artist who wants to learn new skills, get inspired, or just have fun to sign up for one of Nancy’s workshops. She is a treasure!

Sheryl S


For my acrylic friends, Nancy is a great introduction to oils. Her impressionistic style is a super way to break out of the realistic shell. You will learn so much from just watching her...and listening, not to mention the hands-on painting. Do it!



Taking Nancy’s workshop was a dream come true! She is not only a very talented painter, but also an extremely good teacher. The technique she taught not only makes sense, it also allows your painting to be so vivid with bright color! I’m planning on taking another workshop, I have been practicing with the aid of her videos and can already see a great improvement.



Wow! What can I say? I had the most amazing time in Nancy’s workshop! It exceeded all of my expectations on every level and then some! I can’t wait to put into practice all the awesome techniques and tips she taught me. I hope to paint with her many more times in the future!

Sandy M


What a great time getting to know Nancy. If you’re ever looking for a GREAT class and awesome teacher, I can tell you she is excellent!

Nancy H


I wouldn’t take anything for the classes I took from Nancy. She is amazing. She opened up a painting ability that I had given up on. Thank you Nancy. You are truly one of a kind, that is so needed in this world of art by people that have that deep desire to create!



Nancy you have no idea how much of an inspiration you have been to me since I attended your workshop. I don’t attend many workshops and yours was a real splurge for me, but the returns were amazing. I learned so much about oil painting and handling oils, that alone would have been worth the price of admission. I re-read the notes I took during the workshop over and over again. I never realized how much I loved painting flowers and creating beautiful paintings. Thank you so very much for your sharing, your wisdom and your generosity of spirit. It has meant the world to me and been a tremendous gift to my work.



I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed yourworkshop and how it has improved and affected by being able to see form and color as strokes of paint, instead of obsessing over the minutia of detail that often intimidated me so much. I also finished another painting since the workshop. It was started in my “old style” and I finished it appropriately, but it was definitely informed by the wonderful quality of sight you taught me in just a few hours. I am also investigating a couple ways to market my work more effectively, as a result of your discussion during the workshop. Mostly, it is just a joy to paint and I thank you for sharing your talent and fun personality.



I was fortunate to take a workshop with the amazing artist, Nancy Medina, this summer. Kudos to you Nancy, on how you are bringing your talent, style and personality to so many workshops this year. You’ve made a lot of painters very happy. It amazes me how you can paint impressionistically and still have it look so real and spot on. Your color matching is always amazing. To those of you who do not realize it, Nancy goes directly to the canvas without any preparatory drawing, just her paint and a little glaze, and look how well she captures her subjects. Nancy you are the real thing.



Nancy, I just have to tell you how much your workshops have meant to me. I haven’t been painting exactly your subject matter or how you set it up but when those elements are in my paintings, like foliage, flowers, tabletops, it’s always the best part of my painting. I’ll paint as often as I can at home and when I take it into class, my teacher will tell me where I need work. The pattern I’ve noticed is that when she looks at the flowers or foliage, she’ll say, Leave that part alone - don’t touch it! When that happens, I always think to myself, Nancy taught me that. I just wanted to give you a big shout out and let you know how much you’ve helped me. Also, whenever I can, I plan to take another workshop!



This was the most incredible workshop I have ever attended. Nancy is not only an amazing artist, but her instructional techniques and style are unmatched as far as I am concerned. I have attended many workshops and Nancy’s far exceeded my expectations. If you are on the fence about taking her workshop I promise you, you won’t regret it. It was not only a fabulous learning experience but Nancy makes it fun.



I just absolutely loved the workshop. I’ve been wanting to paint a certain way for years. Thanks to you, I’m on the brink of achieving that illusive goal - you are a delight!



Thank you for the great teaching skills - this is the very BEST present I’ve received in a long while!