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03-17-2013, 10:25 AM
It is easy to paint a dramatic flower close-up with help from Birgit O'Connor's (https://artistsnetwork.tv/c-2-workshops.aspx?fcat=artist&Artist=Birgit%20O'Connor) video on painting Wild Iris in Watercolor (https://artistsnetwork.tv/p-481-watercolor-with-birgit-oconnor-wild-iris.aspx), playing now on http://ArtistsNetwork.tv. Learn how to get started painting with Birgit's tips for utilizing reference photos when working with flowers and how to choose and mix color. You'll then learn watercolor techniques for painting wet-into wet, establishing form with shadow and highlight, glazing, drybrush, edges and more as you complete this finished painting that pops with strong contrast from a subtle, out-of-focus background.

Preview Watercolor with Birgit O'Connor: Wild Iris (https://artistsnetwork.tv/p-481-watercolor-with-birgit-oconnor-wild-iris.aspx) here as Birgit shares watercolor brush tips for painting realistic veins and smooth passages in flower petals, and how to control and move you watercolors on the surface. Then visit http://ArtistsNetwork.tv for access to the full-length version of this video tutorial.

Kay F. Gorringe
03-28-2013, 09:12 PM
I loved this video very helpful

03-29-2013, 12:45 PM
Glad you enjoyed this video! We just put two new videos from Birgit onto the www.ArtistsNetwork.tv site. Will post the previews here soon. One is on Framing Without Glass (https://artistsnetwork.tv/p-483-watercolor-with-birgit-oconnor-framing-without-glass.aspx) and the other on painting a Pansy in Watercolor (https://artistsnetwork.tv/p-484-watercolor-with-birgit-oconnor-the-pansy.aspx) with a focus on using complementary colors.