Monarch Butterflies - Independent study
How to transform a complicated composition into a stunning painting full of depth and intrigue, intermediate - advanced
Monarch Butterflies in Watercolor
Nov 30 - Jan 11
Explore the intimate world of butterflies and get ready to be challenged as I take you deep into the creative process and hot to break down of a cluster of butterflies into a painting filled with depth drama and intrigue. Intended for intermediate and advanced students, includes Monarch garden, with lifetime access. Intermediate - advanced
Inspired by the Western Monarch Butterfly fall migration along the California coastline (from Mendocino to Baja). The arrival of the monarch butterfly along the coast signals a cultural beginning to autumn. The butterflies also symbolize change, transformation, rebirth, hope, and abundance.
More than just a Zoom class, all the lessons are already included, meetings are optional and scheduled every other week to check on your progress, problem solve and review, with recordings posted. Simply login, start at the top and work your way down.
Lifetime access, everyone paints at a different pace, and with that in mind, the schedule below will be our goal and of the focus meetings.
Live Meetings are optional and scheduled every other week to check on your progress, problem solve and review, recording will be posted.
- Nov 30 - Introduction
- Dec 14 - Monarch garden
- Dec 28 - Section 2
- Jan 11 - final review
- 11 AM (PDT) San Francisco
- 12:00 PM (PDT) Denver
- 1:00 PM (CDT) Chicago
- 2:00 PM (EDT) New York
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For Beginners I suggest to starting with Monarch garden
The fragile monarch serves as a canary in the coal mine to alert us to environmental sickness.
Monarchs and other insects are pollinators. Monarchs pollinate mostly wildflowers and other flowers. As they suck out the nectar, their legs catch and transfer pollens. Bees and bumblebees are the primary workers, pollinating about 70 percent of our fruits and vegetables. Without pollinators we could be forced to hand-pollinate fruit trees, as many farmers in China do today...more
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