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Learn about the World of Watercolor Painting tips, techniques, interviews and student meetings.

Birgit O'Connor and The World of Watercolor Paintin‪g‬ Birgit O'Connor

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.5 • 13 Ratings

Learn about the World of Watercolor Painting tips, techniques, interviews and student meetings.

    • video
    #044 Let's talk watercolor, with Guest artist Sterling Edwards

    #044 Let's talk watercolor, with Guest artist Sterling Edwards

    If you have ever wanted to know more about what it's like to be a successful professional watercolor artist, come and join me and Sterling Edwards in the studio. We will be discussing how we got started, what inspired us, can you make a living as an artist, should you be in a gallery, workshops, art markets, shipping ideas, art shipping companies, building creates, and is art now disposable? Contact Sterling Edwards here at https://www.sterlingedwards.com/ or visit me Birgit O'Connor on my website https://birgitoconnor.com/

    • 59 min
    • video
    #043 Painting on Yupo paper / Guest Tamra Sheline

    #043 Painting on Yupo paper / Guest Tamra Sheline

    Today we visit Tamra in her studio in Camas, Washington to discuss her work and techniques on Yupo Paper. When designing she uses a watercolor pencil instead of lead, and many different kinds of salt hymalaian, pink, table, kosher, rock, epson salt, basically any kind you can imagine.
    To get really interesting effects she also uses red paper flakes, hydrogen peroxide, sea sponges, regular sponges, make up sponges, you name it, she uses Viva paper towels to lift color out, we discuss translucent and opegue yup and what the difference is and the weight she prefers is 144lb.
    Tamar suggests for beginners another wonderful surface to try is mineral paper and for the finer details try any kind of scratch tools, Tamar likes the dental tools that she gets from her dentist. Another option is a Probe/Pick Set - Double Ended, Stainless Steel. For more information about upcoming workshops visit her website
    About Tamar
    Tamra Sheline, Artist  (FB)
    Fine Artist · Camas, Washington / Smile. inspire. create.
    Website https://www.tamrasheline.com/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/the_happy_artist_/
    Currenty illustrating for PEPTalk Publishing
    Illustrating for Today I Will... an inspiring gift book for women =]
    G2 Fit
    Illustrator, package design, graphics · 2009 to 2012 · Long Beach, California. illustrating exercises for various mats, mouse pads, core balls, etc. Package design working with printers in Taiwan and Finland. Graphics for marketing and photo touch ups for Paula Abdul and Natalie Gulbis
    About Yupo paper: Yupo USA website  https://yupousa.com/
    Cheap Joes Art supplier
    Quick Overview Yupo Synthetic Paper is 100% recyclable, waterproof and tree-free. It is incredibly durable and stain-resistant. This extraordinary surface also resists tearing and buckling and it remains perfectly flat.
    Dick Blick Art supplier:
    Description and sales page
    Yupo is a compelling and unique alternative to traditional art papers. It's a synthetic paper, machine-made in the USA of 100% polypropylene. It is waterproof, stain-resistant, and extremely strong and durable.
    This extraordinary, non-absorbent surface resists tearing and buckling and remains perfectly flat, eliminating the need for soaking, stretching, or taping.
    Watercolor professionals have found Yupo to be receptive to a variety of aqueous techniques, but it is also ideal for offset printing, silkscreen, debossing, drawing, acrylic painting, and more.
    Pigments applied to the Bright White sheet retain their true clarity and brilliance.
    Yupo is pH-neutral, flawlessly smooth, and recyclable.
    Because of the unique qualities of this paper, dirt and oils hinder its performance. We recommend removing spots and fingerprints with soap and water before use.

    • 57 min
    • video
    #042 How to Paint a Desert Path in Watercolor

    #042 How to Paint a Desert Path in Watercolor

    Website: www.birgitoconnor.com Join us as we take a look at how to simplify a desert path using the learned techniques then applying them into a students photograph. For the full demonstration join us in the Desert Landscape course or view as a premium download (from one of our live meetings in the "Desert landscape course,")

    • 9 min
    • video
    #041 Guest interview with Ingrid Butler / The Business of Art

    #041 Guest interview with Ingrid Butler / The Business of Art

    Join me as I sit down with Ingrid Butler of Moth Mablers and discuss a little about the business of art. Even though she isn't a watercolor artist her papers and designs are internationally recognized. Her work has been included in many museums and collections throughout the world. For more information visit her website http://www.ingridbutler.com
    View some of her Youtube videos

    • 14 min
    • video
    #040 Guest interview with Tony White Watercolor Artist from Tasmania

    #040 Guest interview with Tony White Watercolor Artist from Tasmania

    Join me as I interview with Tony White from Tasmania, about his beautiful watercolor paintings, we will discuss his artistic journey and the leap of faith of leaving a 9-5 job as a banker to become a successful watercolor artist that now travels the world and teaches. Tony was a lot of fun to talk to, down and see how he transformed a painting with staining colors into an amazing piece of art (and sold it). 
    Tony's Website
    Tony's YouTube channel 
    Material list
    Paper: Arches or Saunders Rough 300gsmBrushes:  Mops, Fans, Rounds, Hakes, Flats, Riggers.  Variety of sizes. Just a couple of riggers for fine lines.
    Colours: Cobalt Blue, French Ultramarine, Verditer or Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Turquoise, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow, Pyrol Red, Alizarin Crimson (or Carmine), Lavender (Holbien is great), Indigo, Juane Brilliante (Holbein),White Gouache.
    Gel Pens: White and Black* Towels* Tissues* Spray Bottle* Old card or palette knife for scraping
    Website: Birgit O'Connor Watercolors 

    • 56 min
    • video
    #039 Video painting review - Students getting loose

    #039 Video painting review - Students getting loose

    When it come to painting loose, it seems much easier than it really is. We are all so use to painting everything that we see and all the little details, so letting those blooms happen and loosing edges can feel a little unnerving. Come and join me and take a peek inside a live online meeting where we review student paintings. 

    • 13 min

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