I'm taking an online watercolor class from Alisa Burke. If you haven't been to her blog, run, don't walk to see all her spectacular art. She's huge on color and since I am as well, I really like what she does. I've never really done any watercolor. I've always felt it was rather unforgiving, but I decided to try it. Her classes are certainly reasonable enough. Here are my first crude attempts to "loosen up" and "create shapes".
Online classes are the way to go. I like that I can be in my "jams" at midnight, I can always see the instructor (videos). I don't have someone in front of me blocking my view. Also most classes allow me to go at my own pace. I like it when they give me continued access to videos, so that I can return at any time and refresh my memory. Some wonderful watercolorists to visit: Lin at View from the Oak and Karen from A Scrapbook of Inspiration . There's also Jane LaFazio of Janeville . So go and be inspired by these wonderful artist/bloggers. Have a full of wonder day!