Watercolor Painting

Watercolor Painting

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About the Artist


Internationally Award Winning Artist and Author

 Birgit O’Connor CWA-M, LWS-M, NWWS 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, along with being the author of 3 best selling books, Watercolor in MotionWatercolor EssentialsPaint Watercolor Flowers. Birgit’s memberships include, California Watercolor Society, Louisiana Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society, Who's who in America, and Who's Who in American Woman.


Online Watercolor Courses

After years of traveling and  teaching in person workshops, along with writing books on watercolor. Birgit is now offering her proven instruction methods online in both interactive and non-interactive courses. 

Choose from a wide variety of online watercolor paintings courses,Flowers, Landscapes, Boats and more, in both interactive with live meetings and non-interactive options. It's like having your own private workshop in your home. 


Join an in person workshop

As an artist I'm quite content just staying in my studio, but my love is sharing with others  to help them improve their skills or realize their dreams.


" Birgit's painting courses, are a wonderful experience. Birgit is a very talented artist and her course videos are so well prepared so easy to follow. In her interactive courses she was there to offer advise and encouragement, online meeting also taught additional techniques. Another bonus is your lifetime access to the course you can watch videos over and retry the painting as you gain experience. I absolutely love her online courses. I only wish someday I could complete a face to face workshop with Birgit, that would be amazing." Kathie Bevin

"Your comment gave me my first aha moment of learning watercolors. I absolutely loved it " Sandra Hurley

"I can't believe how much I am learning, and am so amazed at how much you have packed into this class. The class has exceeded my expectationsThank you for all your input this has been amazing!" Lisa Oliver

"I have struggled with watercolor for years and FINALLY, thanks to you, feel that I have a better grasp of the techniques. Your the only instructor to explain it throughly. This has been a FANTASTIC course - thanks so much for offering it! I really like the online courses (this is my second) & will definitely be taking more! Thanks again, Karen Schmidt

"This has opened up a whole new world for me, yesterday's session drove home the point of how to turn a pleasant photo into a dramatic subject that truly tells a story. If I learn nothing else in the class (but I will), that lesson alone was worth the price of admission! A tangible AHA moment for me. Thanks for the joy" Sue Warnock

"As a school district administrator I have been in thousands of classrooms over the past 30 years. I want to complement you on your teaching style, your access though technology, and of course your art work. I would highly recommend you to anyone be they a beginner or advanced watercolorist." Linda Denton

"I was so surprised I was able to paint it without a drawing. It’s so different -Love this style of painting. As you said it’s gives use more chance to be creative." Margaret Murphy

" I am very left brained which helps me make color charts of my palette and read tons of books on watercolor, but doesn’t actually create many paintings. Birgit has helped me unlock the inner creative self who loves to “play” with paint. I can’t believe the number of paintings that she has helped me create that could actually be hung on a wall. Thanks Birgit! I look forward to many more discoveries with you." Carol Cox


Get in Touch!

Birgit O'Connor Watercolors

P.O. Box 828, Bolinas, CA 94924, US

(415) 868-0105