Waves, Waves, Water, Land & Sea, Independent study

Original course, simplify what you see and work on technique, great for beginners or all level of artists.

Your Instructor

Birgit O'Connor
Birgit O'Connor

About your instructor,

Birgit O'Connor

Master artist Birgit O’Connor is an internationally known award-winning artist, judge, juror and, author, known for her original paintings and inspirational teaching style. She is signature member of M-NWWS, M-CWA, M-LWS. Her memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's who in America and Who's who in American women.

Her books “Watercolor in Motion”, “Paint Watercolor Flowers” and “Watercolor Essentials” are top selling titles in her field, along with being included in over 60 national and international publications such as the New York Times, SF Gate, Watercolor Magazine, Dobry Zank, (Poland) "L'Art de l'Aquarelle (France).


Covered in the coarse

  • Brush strokes
  • Keep your paintings simple
  • Clouds
  • Wind blow water
  • Marsh and wetlands
  • Still water
  • Wet-into-wet
  • Lagoon landscape
  • Value and distance
  • Crashing waves
  • Simple reflections
  • Wet sand reflection
  • Keep it simple
  • Have fun
  • Be successful and build your confidence
  • Let the water do the work

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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.

What people say

Thank you, Birgit. YOU make learning fun, accessible, a DREAM come true! Your fine instruction makes it possible, Frances Gill-Turano

Hi Birgit I am loving your courses! I did Apple Blossom and Quince and just did my last painting from Atmospheric Landscapes last night.....so ready to start this one. You are very thorough and generous with your teaching...thank you. Linda

Thanks, Birgit! This is the BEST class EVER! I'm So Excited. Fanna

Hi Birgit, I enjoy learning to express what impression I see onto watercolor paper. I really enjoy seeing one's personality translate into a scene & 'take your breath away in color and presentation. Painting with Birgit is challenging and fun. I admire your intuitive eye & talented skills. Beth DelGrande Capitola CA

Excellent course! Birgit presents lessons in a very engaging, logical and easy to understand manner. She presents several different aspects of clouds, waves, and water in separate lessons. Everyone who wants to paint waves and water should have this in their library. ! Agnes F.

Thank you, you do so much for everyone and Thank you for all that you do for your painting students. When you are teaching, you put it all on the table, you really do not hold back with information and techniques that you use. I am sure everyone appreciates the constant updating, the looking for a better way to share your knowledge and giving so much of yourself and your time to help people improve their skills. Thanks again, Trish

I love how you challenge your students to paint outside our comfort zones. I've incorporated all of it into my own paintings. Frances

Dear Birgit, I loved the workshop, I really learned so much, it was great to paint along with you. Lucinda Johnson

Hi Birgit, I love the pace of your instruction, and the fact that you include the little details that are so important. It's really so helpful to me that you're making no assumptions about prior experience. Judy