2018 TBA Watercolor Workshop

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2018 TBA Watercolor Workshop


Watercolor Painting with Betty Carr
on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th, 2017

This watercolor workshop will focus on techniques in plein air painting light as it dances across the gorgeous Utah landscape. Join award-winning painter, Betty Carr, for a two day water media painting excursion to explore nature's beauty in the high desert and red rock territory through painting.  She demonstrates in watercolor an understanding of color relationships, values, edges, temperatures of light and shadow and how to apply this knowledge to a strong composition in landscape painting. Massing and organizing darks and lights, understanding atmospheric and linear perspective and the use of a value sketch will be covered. The "how to's" in achieving dynamic and impressionistic paintings using painterly brushwork will also be in focus. Tips on Plein air painting with ease, lectures and handouts will all add to this fantastic learning experience. A discussion on applying ones field studies to future studio paintings will take place during our critique sessions. Come and join this memorable, exciting workshop, all levels are welcome. You are welcome to bring acrylics as well. Students will experience exciting painting techniques, develop a personal style in artistic approaches and gain inspiration and enthusiasm for future paintings.

Keep in mind, you may be in the field most of the day. You will want to bring plenty of water, a lunch, sun screen, comfortable shoes and shade if possible!

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Supply List:

These are just suggested supplies. Bring your favorites.


  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Antwerp Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue   
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Permanent Rose
  • Winsor Red
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Maganese Blue
  • Cad. Orange
  • Cobalt Violet
  • Cad.Yellow lt.
  • Lemon Yellow   
  • Viridian
  • Cobalt Violet
  • Quinacridone Burnt Orange
  • Opaque White (Favorite Brand)
  • Cad. Scarlet
  • Sap Green
  • Carr Yellow (American Journey)    

Feel free to choose your favorite brands


  • Robert Wood, Pike, Robbie Laird, Cheap Joe's – YOUR CHOICE


  • D’Arches 140lb Cold Press
  • D’Arches watercolor blocks are fine (i prefer sheets).
  • Sketchbook for preliminary value studies. 300lb D’Arches can also be used.

Watercolor Board (2)

Gator Board

Foam Core (double thick) for stretching watercolor paper.

Suggestion-bring two boards




  • HB 
  • 2B 
  • 4B, etc.
  • a couple watercolor pencils


  • Gum 
  • Pink 
  • Pearl 
  • Magic Rub, etc.


Incorporate your favorite, preferably larger rounds, #8, #10, #12, #14 etc. Also a couple smaller round and flat brushes for details. 1” – ½” Flats for washes. Pallet knife for scratching detail and textural work, small fritch (cheap joe’s) or short, small, stiff brush to lift edges and lights.

Recommended Brushes: Joe Miller signature Series 50/50 Brushes, Silver Black Velvet stripper, Escoda Reserva Tajmyr-Kolinsky (Aquario, Barcelona).

Note: We will be using expressive, impressionist strokes; large rounds and flats work best for excellent results.

Easel: Bring your favorite


  • Liquid Frisket
  • Spray bottle
  • Paper towels
  • Salt
  • Sponge
  • Rubber cement pick-up
  • Masking tape
  • Baby toothbrush
  • Small bar of soap.  
  • Q-tips
  • Umbrella


  • “Seeing the Light an Artists’ Guide” by Betty Carr.  
  • “Hawthorne on Painting” by Mrs. Charles Hawthorne.  
  • “The Art Spirit” by Robert Henri.