Birgit O’Connor, award winning artist, judge, juror and author of the top-selling North Light books “Watercolor in Motion” and “Watercolor Essentials” and has been included in with three other book titles. She has been included in over 40 national and international publications. Her most current publications include INK in New Mexico, Florida, Dobry Zank, (publication in Poland) "L'Art de l'Aquarelle in France, Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine in the United States. Memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's who in America and Who's who in American woman and is a signature member of LWS & CWA.
Known for her original art and inspirational teaching style, Birgit has developed numerous successful online courses and DVD programs to help students find their own creativity and build confidence within the difficult medium of watercolor.
Workshop schedule visit www.birgitoconnor.com
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Course dates June 3 - July 1
Go at your own Pace
Interaction is optional and not required
Ask questions, upload paintings for review & more
Reference photos & line drawings available
When it comes to backgrounds, do you paint the background first, or leave it for last, keep it the white of the paper or add lots detail and color. These are just of a few of the questions we will be covering. In this course, I’ll help you find new ideas and different approaches to apply into your paintings using a push-pull affect to create more depth,
Course includes two full step-by-step paintings "Apple Blossom" & "Quince" and how to how to change and rearrange reference photos to transform it into a more pleasing composition.
Once registered you will have immediate access to the material list and getting started portion, other assignments open after the start date.
During the 4 weeks ask questions; upload your paintings (optional) for personal help & review
Birgit, I just wanted to thank you for all the time and effort it took to put together this online course. You did a fabulous job and your passion for teaching is obvious. I appreciated the clear, detailed instructions and the demonstrations were invaluable. I watched each demo no less than ten times before attempting each, and, for me, having that advantage beats any workshop I could attend. I am amazed how much I have learned and am looking forward to another course in the future. I am grateful also that I don't feel quite so intimidated now to get that paint brush out. Thank you again for all your help. C. Stahl
Working with Birgit has increased my understanding about watercolor and creating great art to a new level. Specifically I learned 1. How to use water to move and mingle pigments in the paper. This is the technique that Birgit uses in her fantastic florals 2. How to work with natural hair and blend brushed to create bold and delicate representation. 3. How to edit photographs to create wow paintings and eliminate distracting details. I highly recommend my fellow artist to take more workshops with Birgit. And now to get my paper wet!!!! Happy painting day! - Elia
Hi Birgit, I really like watching you paint… Your courses are amazing! Cheryl F. Canada
Thank you Birgit..... I am much encouraged. I have all the right equipment and am learning a lot. IT IS INCREDIBLE to be able to get advice from an accomplished artist. I shall persevere! Pat
Hi Birgit Your courses are 100 percent effective. Thanks, Fay
Hi Birgit... I'm thrilled with your extensive comments. :-) I'm really enjoying the course and to have such a valuable critique is such a wonderful addition to this course. Its as good, or possibly even better than being in a class with you. Feel like I'm on the right track with the right tutor to help me. Kind regards from Jude. :-)