What is Watercolor in Motion?


All levels, the curriculum helps beginners to understand how the watercolor medium works, water to color ratio, color blending, brushes along with and simple lessons to help to get the results that you want.

For the intermediate artist this reinforces what you think you already know, plus much more, dive into composition, color theory values, depth and how to take your paintings to the next level on your creative journey.



No matter your skill level

You can do this

Watercolor in Motion is a subscription based course that is great for any skill level, to help support you, keep you motivated and inspired as you journey down your creative path. It offers a broad curriculum that includes weekly meetings where we review selected paintings, problem solve, along with demonstrations.


Your instructor, Birgit O'Connor

About the artist

Birgit O'Connor is respected international judge and juror, known for her original paintings and inspirational teaching style. She is an award winning master artist with signature status at M-CWA, M-NWWS, M-LWS.

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, and is one of the top bestselling authors of North Light books, titles inlcude Watercolor in Motion”, "Paint Watercolor Flowers" and “Watercolor Essentials”


Watercolor in Motion


Do you want to learn more about watercolor but don't know where to start?

Do you feel as if your paintings aren't any good, or judged by others?

Is it hard get motivated, find time, or do you feel stuck?

Do wonder how you can improve on your paintings?

Would you like to have a supportive community of artist's just like you?

Then this is for you 


Curriculum

Watercolor in Motion is based on my three bestselling books on watercolor, "Watercolor in Motion", "Watercolor Essentials", and "Paint Watercolor Flowers".

Includes, line drawings, reference photos & over 100 video lessons. The course does not include all standalone courses, rather it offers selected content to help you grow your skills to build confidence to lead you to the more intensive workshops and courses.

Example Curriculum

  Introduction
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  Meeting Link - Friday's
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  FAQ
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  Studio basics
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  Materials - getting started
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  Water
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  Keep it simple
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  Easy Landscapes
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  Sunflowers
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  Fins, Fur, Feathers
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  Sweet Pea
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  Edges and texture
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  Shape & Shadow
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  Lighthouse
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  Color theroy - Let's keep this simple
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  Pansy and working with complimentary color
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  Water drops
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  Canna & Water drops
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  Landscapes
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  Loose Poppies
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  Loose Vineyard
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  The shore
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  Sunset & Egret
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  Polar Bears
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  Matilija poppy
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  Tips & strategies
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  Composition
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  Open Tulip
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  Boat in calm water
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  Tomales Bay Boat House
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  Noyo Harbor
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  San Francisco church
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  Road in Italy
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  NWWS Rhododendron
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  Rocks underwater
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  Cala Lily
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  White chair
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  Loose Flowers
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  Poppy
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  Wild Iris
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  White Tulips
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  Bold Hibiscus
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  Figures - the Boys
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  Figures
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  Bonus deomstrations
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  Casablanca Lily
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  2022 Meeting archive Jan - April
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  Lost & Found edges
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  Featured lesson - Loose landscape
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  Wet & Wild Poppies
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  Commonweal overlook
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  Loose painting desert
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What students say:

"Once you discover Birgit she is the best instructor out there and from whom you learn the most - well you stick with her! Tina Mewhinney TX

"I feel like this is the first painting I’m actually proud of … something seems to be clicking. Thank you Birgit" Jane Andel

"I can't praise Birgit O'Connor enough , been buying her books for years and now I get to be a part of her Watercolor In Motion group too , pinch me I think I'm dreaming !" Tracy Lustick

"As one of those who longed to be able to call myself a watercolor artist, I am now on my way to fulfilling that dream, thanks to Birgit O’Connor’s courses. She is a gifted, encouraging teacher who cares so much about her students that her generosity is unlimited, as demonstrated by the amazing amount you’ll learn by studying with her. I am so grateful to her for opening a joyful, creative new world to me." Lee Sorenson CA

"Birgit is a fantastic teacher. You feel like you are part of an in-person class that is very professional. Just. Sign. Up." Terry Woods

"I started in February with this amazing teacher...I'm having a blast, learning skills and feeling confident with my brushes again after many years!!" Merri Chester TX

"I am still awed by Birgit's 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! Birgit is taking us deep into her creative process" Sue Warnock MI

"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

Frequently Asked Questions


When does it start and how long do I have access?

It starts as soon as you enroll with access as long as your subscription is active.

Is this a replacement for other courses?

No, this is a skill building subscription, that includes selected lessons and focuses on student development and is not a one on one course.

What if I cancel my subscription will I still have access to the lessons?

No, access is only granted to active members.

What if I have time left on my membership and want to cancel, will I still have access?

If you cancel within your account, you have access to the course content until the renewal date, but once the cancelation trigger happens you will immediately be removed from the Facebook community or if you request that the admin cancels your account all access ends as soon as you are canceled.

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