Semi Abstracted Seascapes / Independent study

Capture the essence of the ocean, get loose, paint free, and play.

What Students say

"Painting without a brush definitely loosened me up. Thank you for the guidance. It was fun." Barbara McCurdy

"Having studied with Birgit for 2 years, I am still awed by her passion for watercolor, her willingness to experiment, and her dedication to meeting the needs of her students. I have enjoyed every minute spent watching her paint. Such painless learning! I am excited about this new class for 3 main reasons: Birgit is taking us deep into her creative process; we get to play with paint and water without “investment” in the outcomes" Sue Warnock

"What a privilege to be in this class! I LOVE your demos! It is SO helpful to watch you mix the paint, how much water you used, how to get the water onto the palette. "Thanks to you! Just to be able to use the photo as a reference and put paint on the paper that sort of resembles the photo, is something I have never ever done before! THANK YOU!" Agnes NM

"This is my third course with Birgit because once you discover the best instructor from whom you learn the most - well you stick with her! Tina Mewhinney TX

Different than my other courses

The foundation of this particular course is based in waves and water level one, since so many students have asked me to continue to a level two, this should be a lot of fun.

This particular course is not limited to only those that have taken waves and water one, it is meant for anyone that wants to jump in and have some fun.

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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

Course Curriculum

  Week 1 - Paint without a brush
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  Week 2 - Abstract forms
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  Week 3 - Crashing Wave - Getting loose
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  Week 3 - Use your imagination
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  Bonus, Wet Sand Reflections, optional
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  Bonus, Drakes Beach optional
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"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 cannot thank you enough for teaching. I hope there is some way to continue this format. it is very fun". Bettina

Dear Birgit, I've watched a lot of videos over the last year and yours are by far the BEST!!!! Your presentation is clear, very informative, and beautiful. Carol Jakubow

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. H. Merchant AUSTRALIA

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
There will be specific dates to show the session date.
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.