Birgit O’Connor Atmospheric Landscapes


I subscribe to an art DVD club and get sent 3 DVDs per month.   It can be hit or miss but there’s usually one in the batch that is worth watching.   This month I received a Birgit O’Connor landscape DVD.  Birgit is probably more known for her close-cropped flower paintings but this one showed how her wet-in-wet technique lends itself to other subjects.   She works with very wet paper and large (#30) brushes to apply color.   She lifts and rotates the paper to blend colors to great effect which results in large smooth washes.

This was me following along on her first demo.   Sky and mountains look good but the foreground lost its way a little.   Good fun though.

Procrastinating with Birgit O’Connor


Another paintalong – this time with Birgit O’Connor.  Quite tricky this one as I didn’t know what she was trying to paint until I’d got to the end so it came out a bit hit and miss.  Fun though but I don’t think I’ll be doing many more like this.

Ok – enough with the procrastinating – I’ve been putting off doing some Aruba paintings for too long.