(1) Develop your own Painting Style using Reference Photos

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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.) you will receive compositional ideas and possible approach for the best one, then go back to your studio to paint. After one week submit your painting with questions, for another video review and problem solving. Return to your studio to complete your painting. For those of you that are super speedy, you can continue to paint one of the other reviewed compositions until the course ends.

Please Note: this is a very popular course, so before enrolling make sure it fits into your schedule, dates are non-transferable. Student discounts do not apply to this course

No matter what your time zone is or schedule this course can work for you.

  • Personal video reviews will take the place over the live meetings with one final live optional meeting on the fourth week to review all paintings.
  • Submit weekly for reviews and problem solving
  • Receive a personal video responses
  • One time 4-week session
  • Limited enrollment

Week one

  • Submit up to three photos, then receive a personal video (asap), with compositional ideas and an approach on one that might work best, then go back to your studio to start painting.

Week two

  • Submit your in work in progress, ask questions in the comment box, then receive a personal video with a review.

Week three

  • Submit your painting in progress, ask questions, or start another painting as time allows, receive a personal video response

Week 4

  • Live meeting, review all reference photos, painting in progress, and final painting.

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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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  Week 1 - Submit your reference photos
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  Weeks 2 - Submit your paintings in progress
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  Week 3 - Submit paintings in progress and final paintings
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  Week 4 - Finished Paintings
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This is a 4 week non-revolving course
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to the information in this session 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.

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