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Keep it simple

Start with atmospheric skies and use your brushstroke to paint boats.

Shapes and values

Simplify what you see, think of large shapes and eliminate details and color to change the feeling in a painting.

Pull it together

Be successful in your paintings with a wider range of strokes and color.

What students say

"I feel like a puppy on peanut butter... love this class!" Gail Gabriel

"I like the structure it creates allowing me to put in some concentrated time painting, "Being able to take these courses is a God send for me, otherwise life's demands can be a real distraction:)" Amanda Drope

"Birgit is such a brilliant tutor and makes learning so easy Mary Cosgrove

"I really like your approach to BOATS. The retired boat on the beach is a wonderful project. It is kind of emotional, poor old boat. You have made a beautiful painting of it and really expressed how to create a painting with very little detail and say everything that is needed" Patricia Kuncewicz

"Another thumbs up! This BOATS the painting the old boat tells its story. I especially enjoyed your almost conspiratorial whisper as you put the background in the “Three Boats” painting “...and it’s fun!” That made me smile!" Sue Warnock

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).

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