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Birgit O'Connor

Studio

August 3 - 7, 2015
Bend, OR
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$655

Beginning to Advanced

    BIRGIT O'CONNOR is a sought after self-taught artist / instructor that teaches many National and International
    workshops. Her work has been published in over 40 national and international publications along with being included in
    many collections throughout the world. Her most current publications include Artist Magazine, Watercolor Artist
    Magazine and "L'Art de l'Aquarelle from France.  Birgit has won numerous National and International awards and is a
    signature member of LWS & CWA, her other memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's who in America,
    Who's who in American woman.  Birgit has written two books by North Light publications “Watercolor in Motion”,
    “Watercolor Essentials” Birgit is a contributing editor to Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine and has
    also developed her own line of successful instructional DVD programs which are available on her website www.
    birgitoconnor.com

    Material List

    Brushes (Brushes I use and like are available on my website or in my workshops)

    # 30 Natural round brush
    # 8, # 14, # 20 round Sable/Synthetic blend
    # 3 round Synthetic
    2 ” Bamboo Hake brush, mop or other wash brush (if you purchase a Hake place a little
    super glue only along the edge of the bamboo and press it into the hair shaft with a tooth pick.)
    ½ sheet 300 lb. cold press Arches watercolor paper (per day) (1-2 extra sheets is a good idea)
    1 sheet 140 lb cold press Arches watercolor paper (we may only use a half sheet used for practice)
    Large 1-gallon plastic wash bucket (large Tupperware / Glad container great to store you paints in)
    # 2 office pencil or # B art pencil
    Palette - covered plastic pallet with shallow wells (I like Richeson pallets)
    Paper towels
    Old terry cloth
    Notebook
    Art Gum eraser
    Graphite or transfer paper (may or may not be used)
    Hair dryer (optional)
    Removable Masking Fluid, Drawing Gum or Frisket (optional may or may not be used)
    Favorite photos (optional keep it simple) sketches are provided
    Table light (optional only needed in dimly lit workshop locations) plus extension cord
    Ipad (optional) may allowed at times to help with instruction (great learning tool)
    Earplugs or ipod (for personal music)
    Transparent Watercolors - Basic colors –I suggest professional quality colors for the best color mixing results.
    IMPORTANT for these colors French Ultramarine Blue, Indigo, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Perm. Alizarin Crimson,
    Quinacridone Magenta I suggest that you use Winsor & Newton (other brands will give you different color mixes
    most often duller) For other colors general colors other brands may be used.

    French Ultramarine Blue (14ml)
    Cobalt Blue (5ml)
    Indigo (14ml)
    Burnt Sienna (14ml)
    Burnt Umber (14ml)
    Perm. Alizarin Crimson (14ml)
    Winsor Violet Dioxazine (or *DS Carbozole Violet) (14ml)
    Quinacridone Magenta (14ml)
    Perm. Rose (14ml)
    Perm. Sap Green (14ml)
    Green Gold (5ml)
    New Gamboge (14ml)
    Hansa Yellow Medium(* Daniel Smith color) (14ml)
    Quinacridone Gold (5ml)
    If you have favorite colors bring those too

    Problems finding a color go to http://www.birgitoconnor.com/birgitevents.html under discontinued colors.
    If you are a beginner and want to keep the cost down you may substitute colors to beginner’s watercolor
    sets (transparent colors tubes not pans). With student sets the color quality are not the same – they have
    more filler and less color and are not ground as well. Do not expect the same results with student sets as
    with the professional colors.
    go to http://www.birgitoconnor.com/birgitevents.html under discontinued colors.
    If you are a beginner and want to keep the cost down you may substitute colors to beginner’s watercolor
    sets (transparent colors tubes not pans). With student sets the color quality are not the same – they have
    more filler and less color and are not ground as well. Do not expect the same results with student sets as
    with the professional colors.

    Important: I recommend to use good paper Arches 22x30 sheets - pads react differently, (but if that is all
    you have bring it). Do not bring student grade paper – you will not get the same results.
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Since 1983
    BIRGIT O'CONNOR is a sought after self-taught artist / instructor that teaches many National and International
    workshops. Her work has been published in over 40 national and international publications along with being included in
    many collections throughout the world. Her most current publications include Artist Magazine, Watercolor Artist
    Magazine and "L'Art de l'Aquarelle from France.  Birgit has won numerous National and International awards and is a
    signature member of LWS & CWA, her other memberships include Cambridge Who’s Who, Who's who in America,
    Who's who in American woman.  Birgit has written two books by North Light publications “Watercolor in Motion”,
    “Watercolor Essentials” Birgit is a contributing editor to Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist Magazine and has
    also developed her own line of successful instructional DVD programs which are available on her website www.
    birgitoconnor.com