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Develop your own Painting Style using Reference Photos

Nov 17 - Dec 15 Full, registration is closed

What students say

"I think the personal messages are brilliant! It is like you are sitting next to me in one of your classes. You have provided me with focused, personal and private feedback that I can easily go back to. where I can re-watch when I need to recall your feedback." Shelby

"This has opened up a whole new world for me, yesterday's session drove home the point of how to turn a pleasant photo into a dramatic subject that truly tells a story. If I learn nothing else in the class (but I will 🤗), that lesson alone was worth the price of admission! A tangible AHA moment for me. Thanks for the joy" Sue Warnock

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"Thank you so much. It is amazing the dedication you gave to each of us!" Camelia Ilie


This session is Full and registration is closed


Your artistic style is what makes your work feel like you, it's essentially what distinguishes you from other artists and I'm sure you have noticed that throughout history all the greatest artists had styles that were distinct and unique. This course is designed for you to discover your personal creativity, unique painting style, and what sets you apart from everyone else, and bring you through the process to complete finished painting.

Submit up to three photographs of any kind (florals, landscapes etc.) then in a live meeting we will discuss your composition and approach, then go back to your studio to paint. After giving you enough time we'll meet again to review what you have done and problem solve. Then return to your studio to complete your painting. For those that are really speedy, within the course period you can continue to paint one of the other reviewed compositions to do another painting.



Your Instructor


Birgit O
Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O’Connor, award winning artist, judge, juror and author of the top-selling North Light books “ Watercolor in Motion” and “Watercolor Essentials” and has been included in with three other book titles. She has been included in over 40 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,. Memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's who in America and Who's who in American woman and is a signature member of LWS & CWA.

Known for her original art and inspirational teaching style, Birgit has developed numerous successful online courses and DVD programs to help students find their own creativity and build confidence within the difficult medium of watercolor.

Workshop schedule visit www.birgitoconnor.com


Class Curriculum


  Welcome
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  Class board - Meeting Schedule
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  Post your Reference Photos
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  Review of Photos
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  Paintings in Progress
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  Finished Paintings
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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.

This course is not open for enrollment.