I have been enjoying my second go-round in Birgit O’Connor’s online course, Atmospheric Landscapes. I’m grateful that Birgit is one of the many successful artists and instructors who has also mastered the technology of online teaching.
If you haven’t seen her website, I encourage you to visit. She offers many different ways for students of watercolor to study at their own pace. You can purchase a course for a very reasonable fee and not have any fear of using it because you are guaranteed lifetime access. If you sign up for her newsletter, you will receive periodic offers to sign up at a discount.
With my busy schedule, I originally opted for working completely on my own. However, I found that I tended not to do it until I signed up for one of the courses where we actually all meet online every few weeks for live discussion and feedback. I found that having that deadline to submit paintings in time for the bi-weekly review finally got me painting more regularly.
I’ve even been able to finish the Landscapes class while on vacation. I’ll post some of my paintings completed for the course so you can see what is involved.
Not one of my successful lessons since I let the purple color get “stuck” with not enough water to float in the sky. A useful exercise in the proper amount of water plus a meadow foreground where one tried not to paint every single blade of grass.