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Upcoming interactive e-courses
  • Fearless Flowers Master Class 1   
  • Atmospheric Landscapes 1
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
  • Interactive e-course
May 9 - Jun 20



Interactive version
  • 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
Limited offer Fearless Flowers Interactive e-course - Save 30%
Atmospheric Landscapes 1
  • Interactive e-course
May 9 - June 20


  • Learn how to simplify what you see
  • Learn to capture the essence of the landscape and paint rain, mist, fog and wind and much more...
  • Learn about layering and glazing, brushstrokes, water to color blending and more...
  • Over 14 different easy to follow step-by-step painting lessons
  • Release your fear of watercolor, learn to build confidence and be successful
  • Easily create your own compositions
  • Over 18 hrs of Bonus content
  • Skill Level: Artists of all levels are encouraged to participate in this course
Atmospheric Landscapes Interactive e-course Save 15%
If you just want the basic course content, without meetings and would rather, keep yourself motivated this special offer is for you. Apply code at checkout.

April Student offer any non-interactive e-course 
  • Save 15% Apply Code: April19
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In person workshop
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.
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Jane's Ultimate Mixing Set - now available from Daniel Smith :
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 info  Find out more
New watercolors from Poland that Jane is trying Roman Szmal Aquarius watercolours
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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 

Stay tuned...

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/birgit-oconnor-watercolors/id1447409057?mt=2

https://birgitoconnor.podbean.com/




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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.
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Join me as I interview one of my previous students Eva Nicholas about her journey, who has gone on to enter shows, travel and teach and show her work in galleries
 
YouTube Channel: Eva Nichols Art
Website: https://www.beautyonlocation.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eva.s.nichols
Instagram: http://instagram.com/evanicholskunst
Twitter: http://twitter.com/@EvaNichols
 
 
Contact information
Eva Stramer Nichols
16127 Wellington Way
Truckee, CA 96161
530-414-1289
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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.
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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

 
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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.

In February we have three interactive courses starting to view the schedule go to https://birgitoconnor.com/online-courses Happy painting Birgit

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