Exotic Orchids in Watercolor / Independent Study

Full course, step-by-step lessons with new ways to approach backgrounds,includes E-Book Bonus with over 53 reference photos

Paint 7 different designs using different techniques that can also be applied to your own paintings. Learn to paint these exotic flowers and work with complementary colors without getting muddy, learn blending techniques for smooth transitional backgrounds of color, and how to separate petals and eliminate pencil lines.

Paint at your own pace, anytime you want when the time is right, with recorded lessons that can easily fit into your life schedule.

Once purchased simply stream online at anytime or download and save to your computer and watch the lessons even without the internet.

Join the optional Private Facebook study group option for additional support it is a great way to stay connected with other students and share ideas.

Lifetime access if life gets in the way you can always pick up where you left off or retake and start from the beginning.

Bonus includes 53 different reference photos so even after the lessons you can continue painting

Course Curriculum

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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

What students say

"Thanks so much for your generosity I am a high school art teacher and ave been painting for years your classes are incredibly well developed and clear." Heather Ayris

"Thanks so much for your teaching these incredible online workshops...they are magic!" :) Debra Laurie

"the best online course I have ever taken". Debra Prat

This is maybe sixth course with Birgit, I've lost track. So happy to be here. I've tried other teachers on line, and I think that Birgit is the best as far as real guidance and feedback. Beatrice Horowitz

"Thank you so much. I LOVE this course!" Lynn

" I'm soooo impressed with the technology being used, and of course, seeing all the paintings! Great job, Birgit!". Lana Ledet

"Thank you, Birgit. YOU make learning fun, accessible, a DREAM come true! Your fine instruction makes it possible", Frances Gill-Turano

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

"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 Your courses are 100 percent effective". Thanks, Fay

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. :-)

"WOW!!! You are such a real professional!!! I love how you are instructing...quiet, confident voice, SAYING exactly what you are doing and why, SHOWING exactly what you are doing and why, USING the reference photo as a guide and REFERRING to the practice sample as a reminder that "you can do it"!! And then GIVING the students time to put into practice what you've just taught with your comments and suggestions ready to help! WOW! Not only a first-class instructor, but an excellent and beautiful artist. I LOVE YOUR WORK!" Cheryl Feragen

"I can't tell you how much I enjoy your courses, Birgit, you are a very generous and skilled teacher". LInda Read

"Birgit! You are amazing master of painting enriching our minds, hearts and imagination with your art. Thank you," Zlatica Stauder

"Birgit is an excellent instructor who is organized, informative and thorough in her presentations. Also she is very supportive and helpful in her comments on the painting submissions. I felt strongly that she really wanted me to learn and improve and produce a painting that would make me feel that I had achieved a result that would be worthwhile. I would take another class from her in a heartbeat. Sincerely," Trish Kuncewicz

"I wanted you to know that I really appreciate your calm teaching voice. It was one of the main reasons I chose your class. You speak very thoughtfully, slowly, and clearly. While watching the videos, I picked up a lot of helpful instruction, before of working on the actual painting. Using the sweeping upstroke to avoid spreading at the end of the stroke, and softening the edges of lines with a larger brush both worked beautifully, much improving my first attempts! I'll be starting to paint the poppy tomorrow – so excited!" Thanks in advance, Laurie

"Wow!!! Looks great!!! You are tireless!!!! I love the video courses. Thank you for sharing your expertise with the rest of us". Mary Louise

Dear Birgit "you are my all-time favorite artist and I have purchased your some of your courses as well as a copy of the watercolor magic magazine you are featured in Australian Artist Magazine". H. Merchant AUSTRALIA

Hi Birgit "I am a retired art, elementary, and Montessori teacher with over 30 years of experience. I tried other classes but I think I've learned the most from Birgit's online courses. I love the feedback she gives, it's way more than I have received before. I find it so valuable. I look forward to doing more." Jann Clare

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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.