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Abstract Bliss

Hi, we’re Mati McDonough and Faith Evans-Sills, Friends, co-teachers, authors, retreat leaders, art collaborators and painters. We each have over 20 years of personal painting experience, along with years of working in the art worlds of New York City and San Francisco. We draw from these experiences as we create our popular online classes and retreats. We offer art retreats for women in some of the most beautiful & inspiring places in the world. Together we share a love of inspiring women to explore their creative dreams through making art. Our co-authored book Painting the Sacred Within has become a beloved resource of inspiration for woman world wide as they explore their creative and art making dreams. We're happy that you're here with us!

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About this course

Watercolor Reverie :: Painting Nature's Beauty & Flow

Don't miss our Sweet Deal Price: $249

  • available until September 17, 2023

  • $50 Savings off of the Full Price!

  • Use Checkout Code: SWEETDEAL

WHEN: Begins on SEPTEMBER 18, 2023 for 6 weeks of live class with a group of creatives all over the world! Classes release each morning in your time zone so you'll be able to access them on your schedule.
WHERE: Online in our private password protected classroom, Self Paced for 6 weeks, you'll have access forever.
COST: We are offering a variety of special offers, so get in early before they DISAPPEAR!

Special Offers!  

Sweet Deal Price: $249

  • available until September 17, 2023

  • $50 Savings off of the Full Price!

  • Use Checkout Code: SWEETDEAL


  • Class begins SEPTEMBER 18, 2023 and registration will stay open for a week after that when doors close for good

Register now to take advantage of these special offers! 

You must enter your applicable coupon code on our e-course host Ruzuku’s checkout page, where it says "Apply a coupon". 


Find your creative flow with us in this BRAND NEW 6 week watercolor journey! Full of all new lush inspiring lessons, new videos releasing everyday M-F, and sumptuous photos shot on location with us in Costa Rica. In this class you'll harness your creativity, we'll lead you through lessons to soothe your spirit with beauty and creative inspiration gathered from nature. It will be a true watercolor reverie!

We'll expand our unconventional approach to painting with watercolor in this romp through all of our favorite techniques, discoveries, favorite supplies and lessons that we've created since the 2019 release of our hugely popular debut watercolor class In the Flow: Unconventional Watercolor Adventures!

This is our follow up to In the Flow, taking those lesson even further, if you loved that class then this one will be your favorite new place to hang out with us! Come dive deeply into your painting practice again, developing your authentic voice in your work and connecting with a group of other artists! Join teachers & professional artists Mati McDonough and Faith Evans-Sills in this Brand NEW Watercolor E-Course, a 6 week deep dive adventure into the world of Unconventional Watercolor Painting. We'll journey each week through a new topic, a new way of working and seeing through paint. 

Here's a peek at some of the new lessons that we'll explore together:

  • Gem Stone Paintings
  • Color Collecting and Color Weavings
  • Stacked Landscapes, Jungle Landscapes
  • Animals in the Jungle, Wild Gardens
  • Abstract Color Explorations
  • Ocean Flow
  • Impressionistic Sunsets, Big Suns and Gold Leaf Sunsets
  • Abstract Botanicals, Constrast Botanicals and Loose Florals
  • Doorways, Sense of Place
  • Creating an Intuitive Series, and so much more!!

Click HEREto watch our video trailer to give you taste of all the beauty!

In this E-Course We'll explore:

  • Our tried and true favorite watercolor supplies! We've made so many new discoveries that we can't wait to share with you!

  • Palette explorations, choosing your colors, Creating Color Maps:  ways to play with colors, creating unique combinations. Developing your personal color palette plus lots of ways to begin a painting!

  • Finding Inspiration, where to look and how to use what inspires you to create paintings that you love!

  • Develop new imagery and grow new ideas through fun and playful lessons!

  • Playing with the paint: how to use the organic elements of watercolor to your advantage to create successful paintings.

  • Beginning a Painting: overcoming that "white paper" paralysis, there are so many ways to dive in!

  • Creating limitations:  set your self up for success through creating a few guidelines to follow in the studio!

  • Finding Your Personal Subject Matter.

  • Using a Sense of Place: develop your personal iconography from your surroundings. We’ll take you along on our travel adventures as we show you how we’ve gathered inspiration on location to create paintings that spark joy and intention for us, exploring local symbols.

  • Using watercolor to create a Personal Vocabulary of Marks & Symbols that you can turn to again and again in your studio, making your work uniquely you.

  • Using Contrast in your paintings to create compositions that sing!

  • Exploring the Language of Shape to develop your own style & personal iconography.

  • Creating Luscious painted Layers with drawing and watercolor: yes you can layer watercolor for amazing effects!

  • Creating an Intuitive Series.

  • Bringing it all Together, we'll show you how to combine everything that we learn into a beautiful whole!

  • and so much more!!!

We'll walk you through each weekly topic with start to finish painting videos, inspirational prompts, guided activities, along with lots of interaction in our private online classroom. Mati & Faith with be very active in the group, providing support, feedback & guidance throughout our 6 weeks together. This class is open to all skill levels and all creative spirits looking to deepen their painting practice, broaden their painting skills, work their bravery muscles in the studio and expand their personal voice in their paintings. 

We can't wait to dive in together!

Here's your invitation to dive deeply into your paintings, exploring abstraction while having fun in our nurturing community of artists all over the world.....