Monday, June 27, 2016

new class watercolor blooms and a GIVEAWAY!

Hi Friends! My next online class Watercolor Blooms goes live next Monday, July 4th and today I have a tiny peek and I am giving away 5 free spots in the class. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a chance to win!

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You can head on over the shop HERE for all class details and registration



ENTER TO WIN A FREE SPOT IN WATERCOLOR BLOOMS!

Leave me a comment
Tell me your favorite flower
I will randomly select 5 winners and announce them at the bottom of this post later this week 


UPDATE WITH WINNERS!
Congrats! Email me at alisaburke@gmail.com and we will get you access to class!








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Sue said...

I love the smell of Lily of the Valley flowers. I am instantly transported back to when I was a girl and had powder that smelled like that. I also love their tiny bell-shaped heads that jiggle when picked.

Dagmar said...

Hydrangeas are wonderful - I would love being able to paint them.
As always your pictures are amazing. Sooo beautiful.

Melissa M (Lagaz) said...

My favourite flowers are lilies!!

Jann said...

Peonies are my fav and your classes are The Best. Hoping to win a spot, thanks!

Jami said...

I love so many but I feel like hydrangeas might be my favorite because they just set off a bouquet! Bouquets are my favorite but I guess that's not a flower lol

Domonique Wojciechowski said...

My favorite flowers are tulips! Love your work.

Laine said...

I love allium.

Jennifer Lemke said...

My favorites are peonies by far!

Stacey said...

I love gerbera daisies. They're just so happy. But I love all flowers; it's hard to choose just one. This looks like an awesome class Alisa!

Dorothee Bechtloff said...

Poppies - they are so delicate and have such vibrant colours....

Heather T said...

I love cornflowers because of their pretty blues and pinks.

Sarah Scott said...

I have a large back tattoo that's of state flowers-4 states ( CA,IA,WI,SC) for each of my 4 kids and a sunflower for my home state-KS. But I love zinnias - so bright and cheery!

Kathleen said...

my favorite flower is the hydrangea...I just love it...and thank you for a chance to win a spot in one of your classes.

Anna said...

Probably a tie between a peony and a hydrangea! Thanks for the opportunity!

Beth said...

Poppies! I love Poppies!!!!!

Shelley Yoshiwara said...

Sunflowers have always been my fav, but I grew sweet peas for the first time this year and they've stolen my heart!! #musthaveflowerseveryday#summertime#floweraddict

Ken and Dot said...

The daylily!

Gail said...

My favorite flower is Lily of the Valley and I really hope I win a spot, thanks

Beth O'Brien said...

My favorites to come across while hiking are bluets. They're quite small and simple but add a precious pop of color to mossy patches and creek banks :))) We're in the SE, unsure if they grow in Oregon? Thanks always for your wonderful blog!

May Pennington said...

I live in Texas and I love bluebonnets!

Linda said...

The new class sounds wonderful! I love nasturtiums...such friendly flowers. 😊

Susan Clark said...

My favorite flower is the peony. Cause my Mom grew the most amazing Peony and she would cut them and put a small vase on my bedside table when I was growing up. I remember going to sleep and smelling their wonderful fragrance.

Kristina said...

Flowers, they are so beautiful and unique each of them, I have a red rose garden and love them, but I also love all the wild ones, especially the blue ones. Forget-me-not must be my favourite among them.

Robbie Kline said...

I love them all!! Too many colors, textures, and shapes to pick just one. I saw a black petunia for the first time this year and it looked like velvet!

Joely Ann said...

Hi Alisa! My favourite one would be bougainvillea which reminds me of my childhood in my grandma's garden in the Philippines. We users to add that to bubbles solution, believing it would make the bubble bigger!

mb-RI said...

I love all flowers but my favorite is the hydrangea!! Your classes look wonderful! Thank's for the giveaway!

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Brenda Carter said...

Daisies! My favorite flowers are daisies! Thanks for the chance to win!

Gloribel Irizarry said...

My favourite is the maga. Maga flower is the official national flower of Puerto Rico.

denise in wnc said...

My favorite flowers is Chicory! Pale blue, grows in the most unlikely places.

Kashuen said...

I definitely love peonies and lupine.

Pineapple Street said...

So excited for this class! My favorite are bright coral peonies!

Aliogator said...

My favorite flower is a rose, bevause of its complexity!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Kathleen said...

I love wisteria.

Allison said...

My favorite flower is the daisy!

Emily said...

I love sweet peas!

morningdove said...

my favorite flower is a gardenia which are in bloom right now. my hubby, at time was fiancee would pick them when we visited his home for the weekend. now they grow in my yard.

Kathleen said...

sunflowers are my favorite. thanks for the giveaway

Terri said...

Such a wonderful class! My favorite flower is anything in the daisy family, dahlias and sunflowers included.

Heidi Johnson said...

right now I am totally in love with these coral pinkish poppies we found at our new house! I've never seen poppies this shade - I'm going to harvest the seeds and plant more!

Thanks for doing the give away :)

Sherrinda Ketchersid said...

My favorite flower is the daisy. It is simple, pure, and so happy.

Helena said...

Magnolias are my favorite flowers, although I love most.
Thanks for the giveaway 😃

Janet O'Connor said...

My favorite summer flowers are Lantana. I love that there are usually two colors on each bloom.

Paul Headley said...

Choosing one is not easy but I think I would have to pick Freesia, their fragrance is so wonderful, thank you for the opportunity.

Lisa K said...

I love so many different flowers, but I'm new to watercolor painting (at 52 !)and I've been trying to paint roses. I need help! You make it look so effortless! I would live the opportunity to paint some pretty posies!!

Kathy Cockrum said...

Sunflowers the grand talll ones, no no zinnias they have such a fast growing life from seed to flower, no no no poppies the soft lacy orange ones, I can't decide....

Alice Regan said...

Daisies ...now and, forever my favorite!

Kathy said...

Plumbago, bougainvillea, purslane - to name a few...

stephanie barket said...

Hibiscus❤️

Krista said...

Sunflowers!!

Rebecca said...

This class looks like so much fun! My favorite flowers are poppies.

Karen said...

I absolutely love poppies and tulips!!

I'm Sara. said...

I love sunflowers! :)

tf said...

peonies! I planted two last year and I've been watching them every day just waiting for the buds to open

JoAnn S. said...

This is actually a tough question! I love flowers (maybe all of them)! But, if I had to pick it would be ranunculus.... Such gorgeous flowers in do many beautiful colors!
Thanks Alisa!
JoAnn

Missy said...

Orange blossoms. They take over the entire city in the spring, and smell amazing. :)

Leanne said...

Definitely Hydrangeas. All of those beautiful little blooms hugging tightly together and ohh - the colours!

Caranam said...

I've always been a huge fan of lilacs. Nothing smells quite so good!

Anna Ostendorf said...

Just one?! Alstromeria are one of my favorites and bright daisies are a close second.

Maggie said...

My favorite flower is Daisies! They're so simple and fun!

Christine Holmes said...

I would love to do your watercolour flower class...favourite flower would have to be a peony!

loverofnewfs said...

I love peonies.

Joanna said...

It's a close tie between dahlias and star gazer lilies.

Gloria Carrico said...

Zinnias!!!!

Esther Bloch said...

I love all kind of flowers especially the summer flowers!

linda said...

favorite flower for fragrance: gardenia
favorite flower for appearance: ranunculus
favorite childhood memory flower: dogwood blossoms
favorite chinese brush painting flower: cherry blossoms

it's impossible to pick just one! :)

Faith said...

I love anemones!! They are so elegant.

Jeanne Orr said...

Hi Alisa, love your website! Not sure I have an absolute favourite. Love roses, tulips, lilies, irises, hibiscus, frangipanies... 😊

Dara Lynn said...

My favorites are hot pink hibiscus and blue hydrangeas :)

Dora K said...

My favourites are roses... but I loved spending time most in the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Azalea Lawn :-)

MerMarty said...

I love roses and hydrangeas and orchids. How could you ever choose just one flower? mer(dot)marty(at)yahoo(dot)com

Melody said...

My favorite flower is the rose.

Nancy said...

Peonies but I could also add roses, dahlias, lilacs. I could go on and on ..:)

anja said...

My favourite flower is the rose, but I love peonies too! it would be great to win a spot in this course; it would be a nice birthday treat for my 60 today!!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Love seeing your new offerings. My favourite flowers are roses - all stages - bud, full bloom, rose hip. Divine.

Lesley said...

Peonies and Gerber Daisies. I know that's not one but I couldn't decide.

Tezzcan said...

My favourite is the simple field poppy.

Katarina said...

My favourite flower is wild poppy.

dawn said...

Thank you so much for a chance to win!! Love this so much! My favorite flower are wildflowers!

Emilie said...

Thank you for this giveaway, my favorite flower is the peony :)

Kristen said...

Right now m favorite is my hanging fushia. Its full of blooms and just gorgeous! Thanks for this give away.

Alicia Marquez said...

I love all the flowers! But if I have to choose one I go with the peony.

Alicia Marquez said...

My favorite is the peony

jobi said...

I love lilacs

Pat said...

This contest is perfect timing as I am just starting to paint florals. My favorite flower is the old-fashioned Chrysler Imperial Red Rose. It is beautiful and very fragrant. I am looking forward to this wonderful class.

Pat said...

My favorite flower is the Chrysler Imperial Red Rose. It is a beautiful red and very fragrant. I am looking forward to taking this next class. Thank you. You are a wonderful teacher.

Holley Downs said...

Oh, my, I think if I have to choose just one that it would be a zinnia.

Chris said...

Thank you for sharing your skills. Love hydrangeas!!

nkjohnston said...

Peonies are my fav's. Just cut off the last of mine this week here in Michigan.
I'd LOVE to do this class with you.

S. Palmentiero said...

Love the red tulip!

crafty-sally said...

I like Gerber daisies and geraniums.

Peggy Festerling said...

I love hibiscus flowers!

Mary W said...

Favorite is whichever one I look at for however long I look. I used to say Lily of the Valley but since moving to Florida I haven't seen one in 50 years. I can almost remember their delightful fragrance.

Kathy W said...

Now that I've finally managed to keep some alive in my garden, I'm in love with pansies. Thanks for the chance to win a place in your class.

CDL said...

What a lovely thing to wake up to. This and daffodils.

Donna Wynn (Yogiknitgirl) said...

It definitely has to be the Hydrangea! They are so full of life and color! Would love to take this class and learn from you again! I'll keep my fingers crossed!!!

Anonymous said...

I love pansies! They make me think happy thoughts!

Donna Wynn (Yogiknitgirl) said...

Definitely the Hydrangea - full of beautiful colors! Always has been my favorite - wedding and all!!!!

Gizala said...

I love dahlias. Thanks!

april dawn said...

Sweet Peas, Pansy, Peony, anything pink, ...! Well I love flowers!

Sea Dean said...

Your work is amazing and I'm impressed how you keep coming up with fresh ideas. I look forward to your blog and love the inspiration at the start of my day. I often encourage my blog readers to visit yours. My favorite flower is the stargazer lily, isn't that a wonderful name? I don't just like them for their looks, which are spectacular, but their scent is out of this world. It would be a great honor to be chosen for your class. Thank you.

Kimi W said...

My favorites are poppies and violets!

Suzanne O'Mullan said...

my favorite flower is a dandelion

Colleayn said...

My favorite flower is the Peony. I wish I could plant them everywhere! This class would be so fun to win!

Consie @ AtopSerenityHill.com said...

Definitely the tulip!

Analog Girl said...

I love this giveaways so much! I'm not sure which flowers I prefer, but I can tell I have an everlasting love for tulips and daffodils. I love them and always will! :)

Analog Girl said...

Not sure my last comment was published. I have an everlasting love for tulips and daffodils. Thank you for this. :)
Have a nice day.

Unknown said...

Hydrangeas appeal to my every sense. Oh, how I wish I could grow them but I live in the high desert where flowers are impossible to grow and the wild ones are few and far between. I envy you girls who live in more hospitable climates.

Cathy Nicholson said...

My favorite flowers are the ones that are currently in bloom. When it's peony time, I love peonies. When it's daylily time, it's my favorite. When it's sunflower time, I can't get enough of them. Yep, I love them all.

ronee said...

I never met a flower that I did not like, however one of my favorite is the hydrangea.

Pottery by Aleta Priebe said...

Always my favorite flower is the SNAPDRAGON! Thanks so much for offering this contest.

Deb @ inner compass designs said...

I love tulips and irises !

Cat Athena Louise said...

I adore the summery simplicity of daisies… C xo

Cat Athena Louise said...

I adore the summery simplicity of daisies.. C xo

Judes said...

Ok. I know it's not necessarily a flower....but I love orange and lemon blossoms when my trees bloom. They smell like what I believe heaven must smell like!

Cat Athena Louise said...

I adore the summery simplicity of daisies… C xo

Brandi said...

My favorite flowers are morning glories.

Rosanne said...

Roses of every color!!
Happy Tuesday and thanks for your sweet contest.

darla said...

My favorite flower is the yellow daisy

~ Donna Peter said...

I LOVE all flowers,I used to be a florist before having kids,,I miss working with them.
If I have to pick one flower, I'd pick the Gerbera Daisy,many happy colors! ��
Thank you

robin metzler said...

I love Ranunculus! and Lilacs!

Janet said...

I love the hydrangea and the peony!!!

artist14evr said...

I love Gerbera daisies! They make me smile! :-)

artist14evr said...

Gerbera daisies make me smile! :-))

Marie said...

Ooh, flower! Love them all! But columbine are my favorites.

Mina said...

Hi Alisa, thanks for the chance of winning! My favorite flower is the blue and purple hydrangea - so, so dreamy!!...

Sue Allemand said...

I love all the beautiful colors - and looseness of watercolor! Ranunculus are my favorite!!!

Carol said...

Daisies! Definitely daisies! Wore a wreath of them in my hair when I got married 44 years ago. Well my mother insisted I put some roses in there also to make it more "proper" but daisies were all I needed!

Maria Peters said...

Peonies! This class looks wonderful!

Maria Peters said...

Peonies! This class looks wonderful!

Joyce said...

Ooooh I love so any flowers but my favorite is the coneflower. My husband can never remember the name of them so he just calls them upside down daisies.

svitlana.blogspot.com said...

I love roses.

Natalie said...

My favorite flower is probably a peony! But I love tulips and magnolias.

Natalie said...

My favorite flower is probably a peony! But I love tulips and magnolias.

Alex said...

I love every flowers...if I have too pick one...it will be daisy's!!!

Debbie said...

My favourite flower is the lily - I even named my daughter after them!

LOVEY kaye said...

Love it!!!

Prof.VanNess said...

Peony!

Becki said...

I love sunflowers! Thank you!

Cris G said...

Thank you for the chance to win a free spot in your class. It's very difficult to choose just one flower, but I love hydrangeas and fuchsias (aka princess earrings... of course I've used them frequently) since I was a child, as they were the two types flowers my grandmother had the most in her backyard... they always bring me happy memories. However, I didn't know there was such flower as peony, because I had never seen those in my country (Portugal). I know now that it is possible to find them in good (usually meaning expensive) florists for a brief period of time in the year. It is an extremely beautiful flower and I love it, although I'd never felt one in my hands. You take extraordinary photos of those flowers, and flowers in general... and photos in general :), that makes me wish to have a backyard and live in the countryside (in fact I wish it for a long time :)).

molly meng said...

Gah! Picking a favorite flower is liking picking a favorite friend! Really, almost impossible! But, since it IS flowers and not friends, I would have to say HOLLYHOCKS (because my grandmother grew them in her garden and today I have a neighbor that grows them each year) or HYDRANGEAS (because how can you not love a bloomy, downy, multi-colored beauty that even dries well, too?!)

I love your paintings! Thanks for the opportunity!

susan fuller, fuller by design said...

Ooooh this class looks really wonderful! My very favorite flower is the tulip - so graceful and elegant!

forestwalk said...

I don't think I can choose a favorite flower. Each one has such interesting features!

Molly said...

I love blue/purple hydrangeas. I wanted to use them in my wedding bouquet, but they were out of season. My cousin looked everywhere and finally found some and they were absolutely beautiful. I now have several bushes of them in my backyard that I photograph all summer long.

irishmoss said...

I first came across your work in 2010 when you had a tutorial on painted pumpkins. I love your work and you are so inspiring :-)
My favourite flower is Ranunculus

irishmoss said...

I first came across your beautiful work in 2010 with your painted pumpkins. I love your work, it so inspiring :-)
My favourite flower is Ranunculus

Emma said...

My favorite flower would probably be roses, though it's hard to decide :) thank you so much for the chance to win this!

Megan said...

A three way tie with peonies, poppies, and ranunculus. Mmmmmmm...

NatureMama said...

Oh boy....how can I choose just one favorite? I would say lavender because it holds so many special qualities.

TheFoleyFive said...

oh goodness...how to pick just one...the orange poppy is probably my heart. The whimsical beauty of a flower that opens for the sun, always captured me as a child. but the unfurled magic of peonies, and the quickness in which they dissolve...is just as magical to me.

NW Ellipsis said...

i love poppies among many others.

Terri said...

Right this minute, my favorite flower is the hydrangea! I have six giant ones blooming in my "new to me old house"! Bright white to bright blue! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent!

Sarah Martin said...

I'm super excited about this class! My fav is Iris (my mom's name too!) and sunflowers because they are easy for me to paint over and over again!

Anonymous said...

Love your flowers! One of my favorite flowers is the iris.

Sally said...

Yarrow … which is cheating I think because the flower head looks like it's made up of many small flowers

mellowbeing said...

My all-time favorite is the daffodil - it's so cheery and happy and often overlooked.

Lately, I've been loving dinner plate dahlias and chrysanthemums :D

Susan Fay said...

My favorite flowers are pink peonies. Thanks!

ladylyn said...

My favorite type of flower is wildflowers, which is totally a cheating answer because there are thousands of varieties, but I simply can't pick just one!

Patti said...

My favorite flower is nasturtium. They look great in salads and add a bit of peppery taste!

Michelle Ramsay said...

Orchids every time

Anonymous said...

I love peonies!

Diana Adamchik said...

My favorite flower is the rose!!! Beautiful watercolour flowers I hope to win a spot in this beautiful class!!

Susan Harrington said...

I better love fragrant lavender...I grow 150 plants in a 40-foot labyrinth! Of course they're not really exciting to paint, at least for this new watercolor artist. So I thought I'd choose a second favorite, the red poppy. It looks striking when appearing in the middle of a lavender field. And who could argue about the sunflower...ooops, I know, you said "favorite flower. not flowers! Love your loose style when painting flowers. It's charming.

LINDA CALDWELL said...

I am anxiously awaiting the time when I can take one of your classes. I'm sure it will be amazing. My favorite flower is the state flower of Texas....the yellow rose...not only is it gorgeous but it also has a fabulous smell. I sincerely hope I am one of the lucky five. Linda Caldwell

Helen Fallaw said...

I love Irises!

ramsayross said...

Thank you for the chance to win the class, my favourite flower is also the Peony, I have a pink and white one in the garden,
but unfortunately with all the rain we are getting, their lives are short lived.

ramsayross said...

Thank you for the chance to win the class, my favourite flower is also the Peony, I have a pink and white one in the garden,
but unfortunately with all the rain we are getting, their lives are short lived.

Mahira Siddiqi said...

My favorite flower is the ranunculus!

Unknown said...

My favorite flower is the Iris.....but having done sumi-e painting many years ago, I developed a fondness for Wisteria and plum blossoms.

Anonymous said...

Definitely English roses and wildflowers. After a super busy year so far I've been looking for an alternative creative outlet and your class would be ideal!

Kim Macmillan said...

I love the vibrant colors in your flowers and my favorite flowers are Peonies.

Debbie Darlington said...

It's a tie between lilacs and roses. They both have such beautiful fragrances.

Kerrie said...

My favorite flower is a spider mum! Your class would be a great jump start for me and getting back into a sketchbook routine for summer! Thanks!

Toni Hinchcliffe said...

Picking a favorite flower is as difficult as picking a favorite book! So I will just say orchids because there are such a variety of them.

Leslie Ainscough said...

I love snapdragons. Reminds me of my grandmother who grew them and would pinch them so they would open like a dragon's mouth :)

Anonymous said...

I tried to post twice but couldnt...so here goes one last time.
Jen C
My favorite flower is the tiger lily! I love anything orange and these flowers are such a beautiful orange color. Thanks so much for the giveaways.

pattycakes said...

Pansies, daisies, lilacs, sunflowers,and more, I love them all.

Courtney A. said...

I would have to choose orchids for their stunning visual beauty, as well as roses and lavender for their lovely aroma! Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Bee said...

Peonies!

Jayj said...

My favourite flowers would have to be sunflowers. They bring a smile to my face and a warm feeling in my heart.

RedTwigBrownTwig said...

Summer is just getting started here on the east coast of Canada and the peonies are blooming! That's my favorite blossom. I have enjoyed your blog for many years and was delighted to listen to your podcast with Abby Glassenburg. Thanks for sharing your insights into making a living with your art.

Anonymous said...

Strelitzia - Bird of Paradise, love the exotics, and I grow them in my garden!

mb-RI said...

I love hydrangeas. All colors!! And I would love the opportunity to take one of your classes. Thanks for the giveaway!

mb-RI said...

I love hydrangeas. All colors!! And I would love the opportunity to take one of your classes. Thanks for the giveaway

mb-RI said...

I love hydrangeas. All colors!! And I would love the opportunity to take one of your classes. Thanks for the giveaway

mb-RI said...

I love hydrangeas. All colors!! And I would love the opportunity to take one of your classes. Thanks for the giveaway

mb-RI said...

I love hydrangeas. All colors!! And I would love the opportunity to take one of your classes. Thanks for the giveaway

Noelia said...

Beautiful class. My favourite flowers are gerbera daisies.

Elaine Nicholls said...

This is really difficult as I love all flowers. If I have to pick just one it would be the english bluebell- I love to see a carpet of them in the woodland in Spring. It makes me feel like the woods are waking up!

Lydia said...

omgosh, to pick just one favorite flower? Impossible! Ok,ok...Lavender. No wait...Hydrangeas. But you can't forget about golden Sunflowers! And what about lush spiky russian salvia? or lilacs? Who can leave out cornflowers or asters? Ok, just about any flower that's blue/purple in hue. But you need the white roses and the pink geraniums to set them off against each other. And not to forget euphorbia, those look quite cool. Ok, ok, got it now....it's peonies. No wait, it's zinnias and dahlias, they're so sweet. No, no, no, it's orchids, they are magnificent. That's it! that's my choice. Orchids! or maybe Christmas cactus in bloom. No....Amaryllis in bloom. sigh. you choose, I certainly can't.

urbansleekblonde said...

Tulips are my favorites

Laura from Italy said...

Wisteria speaks to me, with thwir colour and their subtle scent

Ruth said...

Peonies!

Sandi said...

My favorite flower is the Gerber daisy.

charlan29 said...

I love many but roses would be my top fav.

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