Develop your own Painting Style using Reference Photos

Nov 17 - Dec 15 2018 Session

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

"Love, love, love this personal response." Sue Warnock

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

"This class taught me something about having courage. I really liked that you said every painting is an experiment. I have enjoyed learning from you! Thank you" Barbara Nelson

This session is Full and registration is closed

Class size is limited

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, is a signature member of NWWS, CWA, LWS and is an award winning artist, judge, juror and author of the top-selling North Light books “ Watercolor in Motion” (which has also been translated into Hebrew and Chinese), "Paint Watercolor Flowers" and “Watercolor Essentials” along with being included in three other titles. Known for her original paintings and inspirational teaching style. Currently in 2019, she is expanding into portraits and with this painting style, many have been included into international shows. Along with her traveling schedule, Birgit has developed very successful online courses that allow her to reach students from around the world. In 2018 she launched a Podcast "The World of Watercolor Painting" to help encourage and support all artists (available on your favorite podcast app). Additionally 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 www.birgitoconnor.com

Class Curriculum

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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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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.