Fall Workshop with Birgit O’Conner

Southwest Washington Watercolor Society to host

Birgit O’Conner Workshop
“Fearless Florals”

October 2-6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Birgit O'Conner

Fall Workshop Flyer and Registration Form

Clarion Hotel Portland Airport
11518 NE Glen Widing Dr.
Portland, OR 97220
Hotel Phone: (503) 252-2222

All levels welcome.

Registration is open now! Seats are limited!
SWWS Members $400
Non-Members $500

Award winning international artist/author/instructor, Birgit O’Connor is known for her unique teaching abilities and her bold floral designs. She is a top seller for North Light books, her current titles “Watercolor in Motion” and “Watercolor Essentials” with her third book to be released late 2017. Her award-winning work has been recognized and published in over 24 national and international artist publications, including Australian Artist and International Artist Magazine. Birgit contributes regularly to Watercolor Magic, Artist Sketch, Watercolor Basics, and Artist magazine and has been featured in articles in The San Francisco Chronicle, Marin IJ, Pt. Reyes Light, and The New York Times. She is a
member of the California Watercolor Society, Northern California Chapter of the Women’s Caucus of Art, Marin Art Council, Bolinas Living Artists, Louisiana Watercolor Society, Who’s who in America, and Who’s Who in American Woman.
Untitled O'conner

In her workshop, Birgit will guide you step-by-step through the painting process, share how she studies her subject, and teach her techniques for simplifying a flower and finding the WOW factor that creates dramatic paintings. You will learn how to blend and mix color to give the illusion of depth by using a limited pallet. The techniques learned in this class are the same ones she uses for her larger 60″x120″ triptychs, but for the workshop, you will be using 1/2 sheets for manageability. Although some knowledge of watercolor is helpful, even beginners are welcome and encouraged not to be afraid.


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