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VIEW with Betty Carr: Capturing Luminosity in Watercolor While Painting Venice

This workshop will focus on techniques in painting the effects of light and movement in a gorgeous desert scene. While using painterly, colorful & impressionistic brushwork, we’ll create depth, mood and limited light in this serene setting. Colorful reflections, controlling temperatures of light and shadow, understanding warm & cool colors and working edges in watercolor will be demonstrated.

Class Information

The class is live and interactive on ZOOM

Dates: Nov 6 & 7 from 10am-1pm Pacific Time (Us & Canada) 

Level: High Beginners to Intermediate

Participants: Max 16

Medium: Watercolor

Price: $178 for 6 hours. If you can’t attend, you can buy the recording only. Book the class and email us to let us know you won’t attend.

Class Format

  • A host from the VIEW Academy will facilitate the meeting, admitting you if you connect late, helping you with technical problems, etc…
  • The V.I.E.W. workshop is live, interactive and hands-on
  • Betty will demonstrate step by step,  breaking up the process in manageable steps, giving you time to paint during the live session
  • You will be able to ask questions directly to Betty
  • You will be able to show your work to Betty to get personal feedback and critique
  • You will enjoy interactivity with fellow participants
  • You can keep the recordings of the class forever.

What you will learn in this Class

  1. Compositional plans for the watercolor painting for our workshop.
  2. Establishing eye level and light direction, demonstrating the importance of a value sketch.
  3. Using painterly, impressionistic brushwork, we’ll learn glazing techniques to deepen values of color for drama in our composition.
  4. Tricks and techniques for rendering limited, glowing light and dancing shadows in watercolor.
  5. Limiting the light for the focal point to be the star of the show (Center of interest).
  6. How to use masking fluid, transparent and opaque watercolor.
  7. As a Master in the American Impressionist Society, Carr will be emphasizing how to achieve impressionistic and dynamic paintings using loose and painterly brushwork while capturing light.

Suggested reading: “Seeing the Light, an artist’s guide”, North Light Pub. by Betty Carr
Create depth, form and atmosphere with light in watercolor and oil.

Biography-Betty Carr

Betty Carr received her MFA from San Jose State University and has taught painting and sculpture for many years. She has been selected as a Master Artist in the American Impressionist Society AISM signature. As a professional artist throughout her distinguished career she has traveled extensively gathering inspirational subject matter through her plein air painting experiences. Carr is the author of acclaimed instructional book, ” Seeing the Light: An Artist’s Guide”, and her work featured in numerous books including  Creative Composition & Design,’The Painter’s Workshop;  Splash 5;  Painter’s Quick Reference; Flowers;  Landscapes,  and Flower Pocket Pal. Her work is featured in the recent book,” Sedona’s Best Artists”.

Her painting, “Autumn Vineyards” won the pesdigious award at the Sedona Plein Air Festival, Alcantara Vineyard’s new Spring blend wine lable. She has been featured in Southwest Art,  Art of the West, Workshop Magazine-American Artist, Watercolor Magazine,  American Artist, International Artist and Art Talk, cover artist Southwest Art magazine, June issue 2010. Carr is a signature member of Knickerbocker Society of Artists and Arizona Plein Air Painters. Her Painting “Morning at Jerome” will be on the cover of a new book on Arizona and Arizona artists where she and her husband Howard’s work will appear. Betty has recently been included in the new book, “Sedona’s 

Best Artist’s” by Louis Macdonal, author. Betty has taught workshops both nationally and internationaly for many years.  She has received numerous juried awards as well as exhibited in major exhibitions and galleries throughout the country along with being the juror in many fine art exhibitions  Her paintings of OIL, ACRYLIC and WATERCOLOR can be seen on her Web Site.

Samples of Betty Carr's Art

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Testimonials from our VIEWers

“The session recordings are one of the reasons these live on-line workshops are better than in-person workshops. The other reason is that we can sit comfortably and look over the shoulder of the artist during the demo. I’m so glad that you are presenting these workshops!”

Margaret W.

“Love, love love your online classes! I’ve done two so far and have really enjoyed both.  I feel my work has improved a lot thanks to your online workshops.

You do the BEST job of these workshops. I love the pace, and the instructors are all so willing to stop and help students!” 

Arlette T.

“Jackie, the courses and quality of instructors you have cultivated through French Escapade V.I.E.W. is world-class. Jackie, you do such a great job hosting the program — you are on top of your game with production quality, responsiveness with quick replay links, and also announcing upcoming events to students. A side benefit is your fun, wickedly sharp and entertaining sense of humor. Keep up the great work. I’m not surprised that V.I.E.W. is expanding and doing so well.”

Sandy G.

The Price of US $178 for 6 hours includes:

  • Documents to help prepare for the class
  • Personal feedback during the class
  • More feedback by email in-between the 2 sessions and after the class if you wish
  • The recording of all sessions for you to keep forever
  • The access to our VIEW Facebook page so you can share and communciate with the VIEW Academy community of artists and teachers.
  • If you can’t attend, you can buy the recording only.
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