About the mini-course

This mini-course course offers 4 main lessons with information on basics and simple ways to get started in watercolor.

Learn to Paint wood & texture, simple barns, and simplify what you see, how much water to use, and more

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

Let's have fun and keep it simple

As you can see from the studio I love to paint many different subjects. This mini-course is meant to teach you how to be successful with simple barns.

Who This is For

  • Anyone who loves to paint in watercolor.
  • Perfect for self-paced painting and activities with friends.
  • Fun for experts who want to unwind and anyone looking to dive into the wonderful world of watercolors!
  • Anyone who wants to improve their painting skills and become the artist they have always dreamed of.
  • Great for all levels.

Old Barn

Focus on wood texture and lost edges.


Keep it simple and focus on shadows and brushstrokes.

Barn in the Snow

Learn how to paint snow and keep it easy.

Let's Get Started

About Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O’Connor is a Master artist and a signature member of M-NWWS, (Northwest Watercolor Society) M-CWA, (California Watercolor Association) M-LWS (Louisiana Watercolor Society).

She is an award winning artist, judge, juror and author of the top-selling North Light books “ Watercolor in Motion”"Paint Watercolor Flowers" and “Watercolor Essentials” along with being included in three other titles. Known for her original paintings and inspirational teaching style.

Publications include the New York Times, SF Gate,Artist Magazine, and Watercolor Artist Magazine INK in New Mexico, in the United States, Dobry Zank, (Poland) "L'Art de l'Aquarelle (France). Her memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in American Women.