Live Online Workshop - October 7

The Art of Relaxing with Washes

Take some time to relax and unwind while you explore paintings with washes of color that evoke emotion. To allow for drying time, we will create multiple paintings. This workshop includes all the skills you need to create beautiful paintings that will help give you a sense of accomplishment with ease.

Meeting Times

  • 12 PM - 4 PM / New York
  • 11 AM - 3 PM / Chicago
  • 10 AM - 2 PM / Denver
  • 9 AM - 1 PM / San Francisco

Relax and enjoy

Take the time and enjoy how to move water and color and washes of color. Learn to avoid blooms, and add elements to create your story.

Set the Mood

It's a simple idea, but knowing how much water and color to use, the type of paper, and when to stop can be challenging.

In this workshop, our goal will be to create washes of color and push beyond what you think it should look like to layer color with seamless washes, then if you like add a moon, sun, or sailboat. Use the reference photo or you can easily use your imagination as inspiration.

Begin with washes of color and exercises to help give you all the tools you need to create paintings that you will love.

Who This is For

  • Anyone who loves to paint in watercolor.
  • Perfect for self-paced painting and activities with friends.
  • Fun for experts who want to unwind and anyone looking to dive into the wonderful world of watercolors!
  • Anyone who wants to improve their painting skills and become the artist they have always dreamed of.
  • Great for all levels.

About the Live Workshop

Join the Live workshop and paint along, or sit back and paint later with the recording and step-by-step lessons.

To keep you focused on painting, the workshop will be hosted as a Webinar on Zoom. This means during the workshop, you can ask questions in real-time through the chat, or I may ask you to unmute your mic, but participants will not be able to see each other until we move to the meeting room.

After the workshop, you are welcome to join me in a Zoom group meeting room where you can ask questions and discuss your paintings live. This is where you will see the other students.

The workshop recording will be available to rewatch as long as you like, along with the segmented lessons for easier access.

Course Curriculum

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Your instructor,

Birgit O'Connor

Birgit O’Connor is a Master artist and a signature member of M-NWWS, (Northwest Watercolor Society) M-CWA, (California Watercolor Association) M-LWS (Louisiana Watercolor Society).

She 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.

Publications include the New York Times, SF Gate,Artist Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine INK in New Mexico, in the United States, Dobry Zank, (Poland) "L'Art de l'Aquarelle (France). Her memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Women.