Full course - Bold Rich Saturated Color (non-interactive)

Intermediate - advanced, includes Bonus content

What students say

"I’m really enjoying my interactive 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.

Learn to be Bold, Colorful and Confidant

  • Lifetime access
  • Go at your own pace, painting anytime, day or night.
  • No set class time! course is structured to fit around your schedule
  • Post your paintings for review and suggestions.
  • Access your courses anytime, anywhere, with a computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Videos, quizzes and interactive content designed for a proven learning experience
  • Skill level: Advanced beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

As you may know, I am passionate about teaching and sharing my knowledge of watercolor with others, and as an instructor my goal is to help you to release the fear, be more creative and successful within this challenging medium

What's included

  • Layering color
  • Negative painting
  • Shadows
  • Rich brilliant color
  • How to avoid thick edges of color
  • Seamless color
  • Shadow and value
  • Release the fear of watercolor
  • Different masking techniques
  • Exercises
  • Composition
  • Clean washes
  • Unifying washes
  • Build your confidence
  • Step-by-step paintings
  • Create your own composition
  • You can be successful
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Your Instructor


Birgit O
Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O’Connor, is a signature member of CWA-M, LWS-M, NWWS, and 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. In 2019, she is expanded into portraits which have been well received into international shows. Currently Birgit has reduced here busy traveling schedule so she can continue to develop and build her online courses. She has been included in over 60 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. Her memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's who in America and Who's who in American woman. In 2018 she launched a Podcast "The World of Watercolor Painting" to help support and encourage artists from around the world (available on your favorite podcast app). www.birgitoconnor.com


Course Curriculum



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.

What people say

Hi Birgit,

"Am learning so much about every aspect of watercolor...materials, brand differences, techniques, etc. Your a passion for teaching comes out in each lesson. Greatly enjoyed the live meeting yesterday (Bold Colors course). Thank you for sharing your wealth of knowledge and skills." Kay Pleuss Meyer

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

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. :-)

Hi Birgit, I really like watching you paint… Your courses are amazing! Cheryl F. Canada

"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

Birgit, I’m really enjoying my interactive 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

Hi Birgit, 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

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

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