In Person Workshop in May, Mendocino CA New Article in Watercolor Artist Magazine "Finding Just the Right Brush" New Video Podcast All about color with Guest Artist Jane Blundell Coming Soon Guest instructors
Fearless Flowers Master Class 1
May 9 - Jun 20
How an e-course works lessons are on-demand video lessons that are downloadable so you can paint when it works for you.
Live meetings are optional and are not required, you will be able to see and meet other students as we review selected submissions, problem solve, with demonstrations, to improve your skills.
When are Live meetings scheduled? bi-weekly meeting will be during the week. If you can’t make a meeting you can always watch the recording.
When does class start? Once you enroll you have immediate access, assignments and submission option open after the course begins.
How an interactive e-course compares to a in-person class Instead of rushing to complete your assignments within a few days, traveling expenses, time off work, feeling frustrated that you can't see the demonstration, I'm right on your desk with you, and surprisingly many students feel they get more individual attention in and interactive e-course compared to an in person workshop.
Includes updates, have access to new content, future demonstration and meetings
Lifetime access, interactive students to this course continue to get updated information and access to future sessions and painting reviews.
Skill Level Artists: this course but this is designed more for intermediate to advanced students, but all levels are encouraged to participate
In personworkshop Mendocino Art Center - SPRING FLOWERS Instructor: Birgit O’Connor May 16–19, 2019 (Thursday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm) SP19FA513 • All levels
ONLY ONE SPACE AVAILABLE! To register for the class, please call the Mendocino Art Center Registrar: 707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10 (e-course discounts do not apply)
CLASS DESCRIPTION With spring in the air lets focus on large dramatic colorful flowers. Bring your own reference material or follow along with the provided sketches. As an instructor my goal is to help you simplify the composition and expand your skills in watercolor. The painting size we’ll be working on will range from a half to full sheet paintings. The composition choice will be determined by the class skill level. Release your fears, expand your confidence and grow as an artist. Create large washes of color, layer color, understand values a little better and how to get the depth in the painting that you want.
Jane: "I have often been asked what colours I recommend for people to buy to get started in watercolour or to upgrade to artist quality watercolours so I created this palette to address that question. It is intended as a universal palette, suitable for any subject. It is also suitable for anyone from a beginner to an experienced artist. It is rather a Goldilocks palette - not so few colours that you have to spend the whole time mixing everything together, nor so many that you lose track of what you have and how to mix them. Too many colours in a painting leads to a lack of colour harmony.
My goal was to find single pigment colours that would mix together efficiently so that most colours could be produced by mixing just two pigments. Many people find that if they mix too many pigments, they end up creating 'mud'. With this set, generally two, but at most three colours may be needed to create any hue you want. The palette colours are also useful alone. The set is painted out using Daniel Smith professional watercolours. Alternative brands are given below.
The Ultimate Mixing Palette is not intended as a limited palette but as a basic set to work with. You only need to buy 14 tubes of paint. You may wish to buy other colours for convenience, or you may choose to create you own custom-mixes of convenience colours with these original tubes by making up an orange or a purple or some greens if you work with them a lot. You should find you can make pretty much any hue you choose. " More infoFind out more
Later this week on Thursday, I have a guest artist on my Podcast "The World of Watercolor Painting" the Queen of color herself, Australian artist Jane Blundell.
We had so much fun and there was so much to talk about, I decided to turn it into a Video Podcast.
Jane and I will be discussing everything about color, different brands, transparency, color triads, her new Daniel Smith set, Jane's Grey, and so much more. She also has a special offer for the month of April on her new book that I'll tell you about soon.
You won't want to miss this, so make sure to subscribe to it, on itunes, Podbean, or your favorite Podcast app (The World of Watercolor Painting" with Birgit O'Connor my YouTube Channel,(Birgit O'Connor) or blog, website and perhaps I'll post here too (or just part of it) make sure to subscribe to the podcast channel. Let me know if you would like to see it posted on FB too
Review paintings and demonstration, meet a few of the students, see what you can do to make paintings have a little more depth and watch a demonstration on how to build color intensity. View non-interactive course Website
Learn what Rocks Sand & Sea Glass course is about, and the easy to follow step-by-step lessons. Paint realistic Rocks, Sand and Sea Glass, float leaves on water with water drops and paint rocks underwater and so much more. Many of my students that have taken this course have gone on to be very successful profitable artists, showing and selling their work.
I'm so excited to say that one of my latest paintings has been accepted into the Louisiana Watercolor Society's 49th Annual International Exhibition May 4-24, 2019, I am so very honored and feel supported in exploring this newer painting style thank you Michael Holter
Thank you to all of those of you that joined me today at our Valentines Day demonstration and paint along.
We had students from all around the world, Ireland, Canada, Lebanon, Mexico and of coarse the USA, if your interested in our next one, or to become a student visit https://birgitoconnor.com/online-courses try a free mini course, or just enroll to get the most current updates.