Watercolor For All Levels : Online!

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Betty Carr, Desert Glow, 12x16, $1,400-


Online! Watercolor For All Levels with Betty Carr
Capturing the beauty of light in a Sedona landscape in Watercolor

July 10 – 11, 2021 | Saturday & Sunday | 9:00 am – 12:00 noon AZ time

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.

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Betty Carr

Betty Carr

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
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.

Watercolor Board: For attaching watercolor paper;  gator board, foam core (double thick).

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.

Cancellation Policy

Registration Information:

Each student must register individually.  Payment in full is due upon registration.  Students may enroll 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 (M-F, 9-5 AZ time).  There are no refunds after June 26, 2021, two weeks before the first day of class. 

Cancellation Policy: 

Students may cancel through June 26, 2021. Please note: a cancellation fee of $33.00 will be withheld from the refund.  There are absolutely no refunds after the June 26th 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.  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.

Important Message

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.