Birgit O'Connor

Background & Shadows / Independent learning

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Your Outcome

Learn to make your paintings so much more interesting and exciting, with a few simple techniques.

Course Offers

  1. 1
    Create your own reference material
  2. 2
    Change the mood of a painting with a few simple techniques
  3. 3
    Find out how to test backgrounds before calling it done
  4. 4
    Explore different ideas on how to approach your paintings

Course Info

This course includes many different ideas of how you can change and rearrange reference photos and make compositions more pleasing.

Within the course, you'll find two step-by-step paintings, in their entirety so you can better understand the ratio of water to color, and why values are important to create the results you want.

Your Instructors

  • Birgit O'Connor

    Internationally Award Winning Artist and Author

    Birgit O’Connor is an award winning master watercolor artist, best selling author and sought after instructor. Her work has been included in collections throughout the world, and has been published in over 60 national and international artist publications, including Australian Artist, International Artist Magazine, Watercolor Artist, American Artist, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times. When it comes to watercolor painting, many institutions have added Birgit’s best selling books to their curriculum which include Watercolor in Motion, Watercolor Essentials, Paint Watercolor Flowers.