Online! Watercolor For All Levels with Betty Carr Capturing the beauty of light in a Sedona landscape in Watercolor
Betty will focus on the “how to’s” of seeing light on the beautiful forms in and around Sedona, Arizona in this Online Workshop. Learn about temperatures of light and shadow (cool and warm) and working with hard and soft edges in creating depth for your watercolor landscape. Luminosity in your painting is a goal!
Betty will be demonstrating tricks and techniques for rendering the limited and glowing light that envelopes the Sedona landscape. You will be learning various ways to create textural effects in watercolor using impressionistic and painterly brushwork. How to paint using glazing techniques as well as incorporating frisket in your work will be covered.
The warm and cool glow that surrounds nature’s forms in a landscape will be conveyed in your work. Watercolor lends itself perfectly for capturing the unique lighting conditions which makes the Sedona landscape such a special subject to paint.
As a Master in the American Impressionist Society, Betty Carr will be emphasizing how to achieve impressionistic and dynamic paintings using loose painterly brushwork while capturing light. Suggested reading: “Seeing the Light, an artist’s guide”, North Light Pub. author, Betty Carr, Create depth, form and atmosphere with light in watercolor and oil.
Enrolled students will receive an email invitation with a link to join the Zoom meeting platform.
Betty Carr was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California and developed a love of art from visiting museums. For 23 years she taught art in public schools and did sculpture in her spare time. In 1980, she married landscape painter, Howard Carr, and they have devoted their lives to painting. They travel several months of each year, from Oregon to South Carolina in a specially equipped mobile home. In numerous locations, they teach artist workshops. She advises her students to draw continually because – drawing is critical to good painting.
From the time she was a young girl, Carr has been represented by galleries. She has been featured in numerous publications including Art of the West, Southwest Art, American Artist, Art Talk, American Artist and Vitality magazines. Betty is proud of her acceptance into the exclusive Knickerbocker Association of New York City. Energetic, brightly colored landscapes and still lifes are the signature work of this artist who is known for her skillful use of light, color and shadow. On the influence of light on her watercolors, she writes – “What catches my eye is the effect light has on form in unique situations whether fleeting, spilling over, striking, etc. I challenge myself in capturing its dramatic and/or subtle effects. I strive for confident enthusiastic brushwork, the maximizing of color’s value and intensity range and a fresh painterly approach, the result appearing effortless.”
Suggested Materials List:
Paints: Alizarin Crimson Antwerp Blue Ultramarine Blue Burnt Sienna Yellow Ochre Permanent Rose Winsor Red Cobalt Blue Manganese Blue Cadmium Orange Cadmium Yellow Light Cadmium Lemon Yellow Cobalt Violet Viridian Quinacridone Burnt Orange Cadmium Scarlet Sap Green Carr Yellow (American Journey paints) Opaque White Choose your favorite brands of paint– quality
Palette: Robert Wood, Pike, Robbie Laird, Cheap Joe’s Your preference🎨
Paper: D’Arches 140lb Cold Press, 300lb Cold Press D’Arches Your preference. Watercolor Blocks are fine but good quality.
Brushes: Incorporate your favorites. #8, #10, #12, #14 rounds. A couple smaller rounds and flats for details. 1″ – 1/2″ flats. A couple extra rounds for applying frisket. Pallet knife for scratching in details. Small fritch (Cheap Joe’s), short stiff bristle for lifting edges and lights. Black Velvet Stripper by Silver, (good quality brushes).🖌
Misc: liquid frisket, spray bottle, paper towels, salt, sponge, rubber cement pick-up, masking tape, baby toothbrush, small bar of soap. If plein air painting, umbrella and easel, (En Plein Air Pro) 🖌
Suggested Reading: “Seeing the Light, an artist’s guide”, by Betty Carr, North Light Pub.
Registration and Cancellation Policies
Each student must enroll individually
Classes must be paid in full upon registration
Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn
In-Person and Online Classes Cancellation
Students must cancel or transfer at least 7 days prior to the first day of class
If a student cancels or transfers before the 7-day cut-off, a 15% fee will be applied
If a student cancels within 7 days prior to class, there are no refunds
If Sedona Arts Center cancels the class for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full
The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.