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Barns & Ranches Free online course

Be successful and keep it simple

This Free watercolor mini course is designed for you to release the fear of this challenging media, keep things simple and have fun. Have a better understanding of much water to use, drying time and when to paint, surface and creating texture and how to use those so called accidents, to your advantage. Start with simple 5x7 paintings, then later if you like increase the size using the same techniques.

Go at your own Pace and have access to the content at anytime with no time limit.

What is covered in this course

  • Paint wood & texture
  • Whats important in a composition
  • Paint simple barns & buildings
  • Grassland, bushes and trees
  • Keep your colors clean
  • Minimize details
  • Use watercolor blooms to your advantage
  • How much water should you use
  • Understand more about types of brushes
  • Get an idea of what an online course is like
  • Keep it simple

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Your Instructor


Birgit O
Birgit O'Connor

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, the New York Times, SF Gate,Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine INK in New Mexico, in the United States, Dobry Zank, (publication in Poland) "L'Art de l'Aquarelle in France,. 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


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Having problems viewing a course?
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How do I join?
Here is a quick video https://goo.gl/gPL1KQ

Dear Birgit I want to thank you (among all the other teachers) for sharing your knowledge. I think that you are extremely good at explaining what you are doing in a pedagogical way and also extremely good at creating something beautiful by selecting the basic things which by the brain will make a scene complete without unnecessary details. I know that it is a skill that is hard to achieve. I have learned a lot from you! Thank you! /Erik

HI Birgit, THANK YOU THANK YOU......Every time I watch one of your demos I can't wait to get painting. Those quick easy expressions get me jump started when I'm putting off starting a "project" painting.. Elaine Valdini

These courses are so down to earth and easy to understand. I think that even I, a beginner, will be able to learn and do with practice. Elma Kitch

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