Bold Rich Saturated Color / Independent Learning

Independent Learning, create bold seamless washes of color in the petals in dramatic floral paintings

Independent study - non-interactive

If you have ever wanted to know how to paint large flowers that make a statement, let go of shy color, and release the fear of making a mistakes, then this is for you.

Paint from your arm and not just your finger tips with large petals and backgrounds of seamless washes that balance both positive and negative shapes. Learn the techniques I apply into my largest paintings that span 40"x120" or more, with lessons that are scaled down into manageable size paintings just for you.

Based on my 6-week online course, this independent study offer allows you paint at your own pace, anywhere, anytime, on your computer, or selected device. Includes 4 main projects, reference photos, line drawings, and step by step lessons for a proven learning experience, lifetime access, great for all skill levels, suggested for advanced beginner - advanced.


Your Instructor


Birgit O'Connor
Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O’Connor, known for her original paintings and inspirational teaching style, is an award winning artist, master artist of CWA, NWWS, LWS and respected judge and juror.

She is the author of the top-selling North Light books “ Watercolor in Motion”"Paint Watercolor Flowers" and “Watercolor Essentials”

Birgit has been included in over 60 national and international publications. Her memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's who in America and Who's who in American woman


Course Curriculum


  Paint Large Shapes
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What students say

"I am learning so much about every aspect of watercolor...materials, brand differences, techniques, etc. Your a passion for teaching comes out in each lesson. Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge and skills." Kay Pleuss Meyer

"I’m really enjoying this course on Bold, Rich, Saturated Color. I’m learning a lot and really like the self-paced format, your brushes are making a huge difference in getting much more even washes" Sally

"I never enjoyed an on line class like this before, Thank you" :) Janet DeLay, Visalia, California.

"Your courses are amazing!" Cheryl F. Canada

"I’m learning a lot and really like the self-paced format, your brushes are making a huge difference in getting much more even washes." Sally

" 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. :-)

"G'day" Birgit and class, this inland Aussie is keen and ready to learn how to make watercolours glow more, with colour saturation and hopefully luminosity, with help from Birgit's generous teaching techniques. Michael D. Australia

"Thanks for this excellent course! Thank you", Arlo

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

"you have really made me feel like I may be a painter. peace to you" Donna

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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.