Experimental Reconstruction

Do you have paintings that just don'e work? Learn to make them new and exciting again

Have you ever had paintings that you just didn't work?

Are you afraid of wasting paper?

Do you have paintings that you think are terrible?

Then this might be for you.

I was in the studio one day, looking at some of my older paintings that I just didn't know what to do with. Some had good starts, but the paintings weren't developed, most had no reference photos, I thought of running water over them, or maybe gessoing over them, I just had no idea what to do with them.

Inspired by my Seascape course, I thought why not use some of the same techniques from that course, and apply them into these landscapes paintings, sprinkle a little imagination over them, and see what happens.

To my surprise it was a revelation, and it created something entirely new, plus it is crazy fun, and allowed so much freedom.

So if you have ever had a landscape painting that you just wanted to give up on, before you throw it away or tear it up into little pieces, I can show you how to embrace the paintings that aren't working, and work through the frustration that we all face, using new ideas, tools and products, and give it a whole new look, using new ideas, tools and products.

What students say

"I just wanted to say thank you again for helping me to get started with my painting. I really appreciated you showing me how to approach the painting and for the actual demonstration itself. It is so helpful to watch you and to listen as you make decisions as to how to proceed throughout the painting process. I love the last painting that you showed us. This style of painting is the exact direction that I want to go in and seeing your marsh picture, how you changed it, how it progressed and the final painting are so awesome and exciting for me. I was so intrigued to see your painting since watercolour is my first love. I am really hoping to be able to use your techniques and to paint more freely and expressively during and after taking this course. Thanks again." Jo Wilkinson


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


Course Curriculum


  Repurpose your paintings
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  Use what is old and make it new
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  Practice the techniques
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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 closed for enrollment.