Cafe du Monde
This indepent study course is based on a live workshop.
I have found is that there are many common issues that we all have have so if you find yourself struggling or are not sure about how your painting compares scroll to the workshop archive on the left.
If you like, when I run this again as a course or workshop, for a small review fee you are welcome to upgrade if you like to have your paintings reviewed.
Until then - happy painting
Years ago, when I traveled to New Orleans, and had my first experience at Cafe du Monde, this woman with her huge smile and blonde hair caught my attention.
Her kindness, joy and big huge earrings really set her apart, and finally after all those years, I felt confident enough to paint her. It's been quite a journey, one I think you will enjoy too
Focus on how to work with indoor lighting and darker skin tones and capturing the joy of the experience.
Focus on a 22"x15” half sheet painting. Includes reference photos and to scale line drawing
Your instructor, Birgit O'Connor
About the artist
Over the last 21 years, through my books, articles, in person workshops and online courses, I have taught thousands of artists of all levels, beginner to advanced learn, how to paint and expand their skills in watercolor. I have met so many wonderful people, made great friendships and have had some amazing experiences.
For the last 5 years, much of my attention has been directed more towards my online courses and workshops. What I found, it has enhanced the student experience, removed the fear, and eliminated many of the problems of in person workshops of not being able to hear, see, or remembering what I had done in the demonstration, simply because, I am now right on your table, and it's a much more personal experience, plus it reduced the problem of time and travel expenses.
As an instructor, over the years, it’s been rewarding to be able to share my passion with so many others, with my goal of helping artists expand their view of traditional watercolor with new ideas, techniques, and many different courses so you the artist can feel successful, no matter what you decide to paint and reach your full potential.