Portraits in Watercolor
Different than many traditional portrait painting courses, learn to use a looser painting style, to create expression and personality.
Work with skin tones, brushstrokes and eliminate excessive details and build skill to confidently paint your own portraits.
Focus on skill building, skin tone, eyes, mouth, lips, and personality
Includes, three in depth lessons
Go through the entire process step-by-step, along with worksheets, reference photos, and scale line drawing.
Continue the story with more skill building
- Focus on darker skin tones, hands, shadows, instrument and background
- Change and work on shadows, create a different mood than what you see, learn where to draw attention and keep the focus.
Sunshine & Eggs
- Our focus is to work with the hands and face and action of a task, and in the background create soft yet still dramatic light.
Birgit O’Connor, is a signature member of CWA-M, LWS-M, NWWS, and is an award winning artist, judge, juror and author of the top-selling North Light books “ Watercolor in Motion”"Paint Watercolor Flowers" and “Watercolor Essentials” along with being included in three other titles. Known for her original paintings and inspirational teaching style. In 2019, she is expanded into portraits which have been well received into international shows. Currently Birgit has reduced here busy traveling schedule so she can continue to develop and build her online courses. 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. In 2018 she launched a Podcast "The World of Watercolor Painting" to help support and encourage artists from around the world (available on your favorite podcast app). www.birgitoconnor.com
StartWorksheet / Trumpet man
Start15x22 line drawing
StartTrumpet player introduction (2:03)
StartTrumpet player 1 (1:31)
StartTrumpet player 2 (34:51)
StartTrumpet player 3 (11:05)
StartTrumpet player 4 (30:02)
StartPost questions here
StartPost your best attempt, one final painting
Frequently Asked Questions
What Students say
"Every course is so rich in learning experiences as well as being just so much fun to see what a brush and paint can do in my hands. :-) ;-) " Gail Gabriel
"This is my 6th course with Birgit in 6 months. What does that say about her instruction? Incredible, as I have been painting for only 14 months and she has brought me so far in just 6." Tina Mewhinney TX
"Your classes are addicting!! LOL" Gay Weston San Diego CA
"The way you teach, I feel I can paint anything...thank you" Gudrun Johnson