And most of all, you’ll be able to enjoy the process...without worrying about messing up or not getting it perfect!
"I was unsure about how successful my results would be, but In the Watercolor Portrait Academy Miriam does a fine job of explaining her process. I would recommend this class to a friend. It's a great class."
~Victoria Freeman from Otisville, MI
Taking photos could be a course all onto itself but to take a photo for a portrait, you need only to learn the essentials without a fancy camera. That's why learning how to POSE your subjects is critical
"Learning with you has opened up a new world for me. I like YOUR classes the BEST...period. I stopped investing in any others because there is no comparison."
~Georgy Rock from Kirkwood, MO
"After years of searching for a course that resembled the style I desire to paint in, I am excited to find the Inspiration Place.
Before taking this class, I struggled with flesh colors, and I wanted to improve my skills in portrait painting. Now, they have greatly improved. I think the main thing I liked about the class is what I painted!! I took what I learned and applied it to my portraits. I think Miriam covered everything very well and the course was easy to follow."
~Debbie Myers from Oxford, MS
“I really didn’t have a lot experience in watercolor. I was worried that I'd spend this money and wouldn’t enjoy it. I was also kind of afraid of actually painting portraits, because if you paint something, you expect it to look like what you're painting. With Miriam's tips, it wasn't as scary as I expected it to be. She makes it look like anybody can do it. And if you if you make a little mistake, it's not the end of the world. And I finally have the confidence to paint them. I’ve actually sold a couple of pieces, and that’s been an inspiration for me.”
~Barbara White from Long Beach, CA
"I hadn’t done watercolor for almost 30 years. I usually did landscapes and florals, but I didn’t think I had the skill set to do portraits.
Miriam's right. This can be taught.
I discovered that when I painted the little ones, they made a connection with my own soul. And as I painted, it was almost like touching their face with them. Nothing touches the heart more than painting a portrait."
~Jill Spriggs, Salt Lake City, UT
"I must say that you have exceeded my expections for online courses or for that matter the courses I have taken at my local college. You explained how to scale the photograph better than any of my past instructors. While each hit on the topic no one put the package together.
I loved the way you show us how to paint loosely."
~Phyllis Green from Graham, NC
"Even though I have taken a few courses with at The Inspiration Place, this course is stunningly filled with so much info and technique that it is totally top drawer.
I also enjoyed watching Miriam "fix" different areas of the painting. Makes it a much more realistic lesson by a human teacher. And it shows that you can fix a watercolor painting as well. I had never tried to do a portrait prior to this course and I’m very pleased with the outcome!"
~Carole Jurack from Chardon, OH
"The Inspiration Place classes are different than other online classes. Each class is divided in a way that gives you plenty of time to take the full class. Miriam is motivating and fun to watch, and she's the only teacher I've been exposed to that gives permission and encourages you to make your painting your own.
I really feel confident and proud to say I am taking these classes."
~Ginny Naegeli from Franklin, MI