Painting Sedona

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Howard Carr


Howard Carr is considered a master of color and an outstanding teacher who emphasizes the simplicity of how a painting works and how you can do it. Pure, clean, luminous results in your landscapes are taught step-by-step, from beginning to end, with daily demonstrations and individual instruction. Each day will begin with a question-and -answer session followed by a one-hour full painting demonstration. Students will spend the remainder of the day painting with personalized instruction. The subject matter we will be working from will be landscape painting from life in beautiful Sedona.

TUITION: $475.00

Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

Class meets 10–5 on the first day. Instructor will arrange hours and meeting for the duration of the week.

Howard Carr

Howard Carr

Howard Carr earned an art degree at Chouinard Art School and a fine arts degree from the California College of arts and crafts.

Nothing inspires me more than light, says Carr. That could mean any kind of light on any subject or scene; Capturing the effect of light is what it’s all about-thus creating a mood people can relate to. In his paintings this does not always mean dramatic, bright contrast; it could just as well mean a dull fog across a valley. Carr tries to study the hidden colors and values present in nature (and may add a few from his own imagination), but rather than doing that in a complex way, he tries to present the color and mood simply by focusing on the important parts of the painting; the essence of the light and color.

  • Plein Air Easel
  • Paints
    Cad. Yellow Lemon Cad. Yellow lt. Cad. Red Light Rose (optional) Alizarin Crimson Cerulean Blue Ultra Marine Blue Sap Green (Gamblin) Viridian Yellow Ochre White (titanium) Black of your choice
  • Brushes
    Hog Hair Bristle; Flats and Filberts #4 #6 #8 (try, Silver Grand Prix & Silver Bristlon brushes)
  • Canvas
    pre-stretched cotton, linen, or panels, sizes: 11x14, 12x16, 16x20
  • Medium
    Arts Center will supply Mona Lisa odorless solvent. Try;Gamblin solvent-free gel.(will mix these up in class if needed)Cups:1 cup for cleaning brushes and 1 cup for medium
  • Palette
    Wood, Paper, Glass, Whatever
  • Other Supplies
    Paper Towels, etc. We will paint from various Landscape Photos (supplied) as well as from life. Feel free to bring your own favorites. Hope to see you in class it will be an exciting, relaxed and learning experience for all.