Beginning Large Flowers / Independent study

Four lessons in the original format

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This is Non-interactive course.

Easy to follow step-by-step lessons designed just for you. Birgit takes you through the basics of color, color mixing, water-to-color blending, values, transferring your sketch to paper along with many other valuable lessons.The curriculum includes reference photos and line drawings.

Go at your own Pace and have access to the content at anytime for as long as you like with no time limit.

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  • Full lesson: Poppies in the Wind
  • Full lesson: Basic White Flowers
  • Full lesson: Pansy
  • Full lesson: Rose Bud
  • Full lesson: Water Drops

Covered in this course

  • Color Basics
  • Color Blending
  • Water-to-Water Blends
  • Make Color Flow
  • How to get those highlights
  • Smooth color
  • How to Paint a Simple White Flower
  • Transferring your Sketch
  • Reference Photos
  • Line Drawings
  • Values
  • Shaping a Flower
  • Shadows
  • Building color
  • Impact
  • Release the Fear
  • There are No Mistakes
  • Add the Water Back into Watercolor
  • Have FUN


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


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.
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