When looking at a reference photo most often we can get trapped into painting all that we see, which can result with not leaving much to the imagination. If realism is what you want, that's fine, but if it's not perfect, it can really be distracting. Allow yourself to be a bit looser with your brush, play with your water-to-color blend, allow colors to mingle on the paper and make those so called mistakes look intentional. Here we completely transform what you see in a reference photo. Without using a value sketch or overthinking it, using loose strokes and with a limited palette, be more creative, free and just have fun.
Hi, I’m Birgit
Birgit O’Connor, is a signature member of NWWS, MCWA, LWS 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