Judi Betts painting

Judi Betts


Watercolor . . . Creative Design & Innovative Color Patterns

Sep. 16 - 22, 2018

Medium: Watercolor

Level: All Levels

5-Day Studio Class

Rates & Enrollment

Ways to develop your own personal painting style will be explored by this master of creativity and expression. Variation and simplification in design, influence of color, and the use of abstract images are some of the essentials which will be explored. You will learn to see and understand Judi’s concept of ‘magical shapes”; as well as discover new ways to see and capture mood and emotion. The workshop’s focus is to assist the artist in creating their own expressive paintings. In addition to planning landscapes, you may want to further develop your skills with animal and human figures.

With over 100 awards to her credit, Judi is a painter who also teaches. Her paintings are known for their luminosity, humor and sparkle. Judi’s classes are spirited and upbeat, fun and constructive. The lectures and demos are designed to encourage, expand and explore. It’s recommended that you bring many photographs to work from. Participants are encouraged to bring a few finished paintings or sketchbooks for professional review with Judi. Daily challenges are given which are personalized to each student’s level of experience!

Judi Betts, AWS, NWS, an artist from Baton Rouge, LA, is a highly respected painter, instructor, juror and author, who has attained an international reputation for her transparent watercolor paintings. She is the author of two award winning books:
WATERCOLOR…Let’s Think About It (5th printing) and PAINTING…a QUEST toward XTRAORDINARY (5 AWARDS). Her works are widely published in books and periodicals and recently the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association featured CATTLE CALL on the June, 2012, cover of their internationally circulated publication.

She has conducted over 425 workshops in 48 states and 10 foreign countries, including
invitational sessions in Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden and Canada. She has won over 125 awards in major competitions i.e. The National Academy of Design, American Watercolor Society and National Watercolor Society. She is a member of honor in both the Federation of Canadian Artists and Salmagundi Art Clubs in New York City, and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art. Her paintings are included in corporate, university, museum and private collections. Her paintings were selected to be exhibited in Invitational Exhibitions in Nanjing and Shanghai, China; Taiwan; Canada, as well as Galleries in the U.S. and at Walt Disney’s EPCOT Center. Judi has received several prestigious awards: the Louisiana Governor’s Award for Professional Artist; the Transparent Watercolor Society of America awarded her their “Master of Watercolor” designation; a special award for “Contributions to the medium of Watercolor” by Watercolor USA Honor Society and in 2012 she received their Lifetime Achievement Award.

Judi Betts painting
Judi Betts painting
Judi Betts painting

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