PO Box 3676, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3676 225/926-4220 fax 225/926-4220 judibettsaws.com
Judi Betts AWS, NWS has attained an international reputation for her transparent watercolor paintings. Her paintings have won over 100 awards in major competitions i.e. The National Academy of Design, American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society and Watercolor USA. Paintings by Judi appear on national TV, wine labels (5 International Awards in label competition), CDs, DVDs and in over 35 books. Invitational exhibitions include State of the Art, Taiwan Art Education Institute, Federation of Canadian Artists, Walt Disney's EPCOT Center, Allied Artists of America at the Butler Institute, Pogan Galleries (CA), "Masters of Watercolor", and Selected Artists of the National Arts Club. Judi's paintings were selected to be exhibited in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Invitational Exhibitions of Contemporary International Water-Media Masters, sponsored by the Jiangsu Watercolor Research Institute in Nanjing, China. Another of her paintings was selected for inclusion in the Inaugural Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolor Biennial in Shanghai. Her work is included in the E Gene Crain Collection (Newport Beach, CA). Two of her paintings were selected for viewing when portions of the collection were displayed at the Oceanside (CA) Museum of Art. The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association featured CATTLE CALL on the June 2012 cover of their internationally circulated publication. Judi's painting, COALIE and JAKE, was selected by the Springfield Art Museum to receive their Purchase Award from WATERCOLOR USA'S 50th Anniversary Exhibition in 2011. Judi's painting FRESH START was selected to be exhibited in the 2009-2010 Exchange Exhibition between the Japan Watercolor Federation and Watercolor USA Honor Society. The exhibit was displayed in Tokyo in the Japanese National Art Center in April 2010. Senator and Mrs. Long commissioned Judi to paint the RUSSELL B LONG Federal Building and Court House for their private collection. Her painting of the Louisiana Old State Capital hung in the Rotunda of the Governor's Mansion during the Foster Administration. Judi's paintings are also in the Permanent Collections of the States of Arkansas and Louisiana, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Springfield (MO) Art Museum.
Judi has received the Louisiana Governor's Award for Professional Artist, the state's most prestigious award; the Transparent Watercolor Society of America awarded her their "Master of Watercolor" designation. Judi was selected for a special award for "Contributions to the medium of Watercolor" by Watercolor USA Honor Society and in 2012 received their Lifetime Achievement Award, their highest honor. Judi is the author of the award winning books WATERCOLOR...Let's Think About It! (5th printing) and PAINTING...a QUEST toward XTRAORD!NARY (5 awards) and is also a contributor to many prominent art magazines. The ARTIST'S MAGAZINE selected Judi to be a juror for their 2002 International Art Competition which drew over 15,000 entries. She judged the Experimental Art Category. Over her career, she has been juror/judge for over 150 national/international and regional competitions. In 2009, she served on the Awards Jury for the American Watercolor Society's 142nd International Competition. More than 425 workshops have been presented by Judi; and she has given invitational sessions for watercolor societies in Norway, Puerto Rico, Sweden and Canada.
Judi is a signature member of the American and National Watercolor Societies. She also holds memberships in both the National 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.
The following list of supplies is recommended. If you have been painting, you may use the tools with which you are comfortable.
Tube Watercolors: LUCAS 1862 is one of my recommended brands
Cadmium yellow light
Permanent yellow light
English red light (Indian red)
Cadmium red light
Any additional colors you especially enjoy
Judi uses three triads:
Transparent: genuine rose, aureolin yellow, cobalt blue
Desert: english red light (indian red), yellow ochre (raw sienna), cerulean blue
Staining: permanent yellow light, permanent red, permanent blue
#6 or #8 Round
½", 1", and 2" Flat
Judi designed an inexpensive, synthetic, double ended SHAPE-MAKER brush (round #8 and a flat 1") which she uses extensively. These brushes will be available at the workshop or order from Aquarelle Press ($22.00)
Watercolor paper: 140 pound d'Arches cold press
Tracing paper: 9"x12" or larger (a few sheets)
Palette: white, non-staining - with a good-sized mixing area
Colored pencils: SOHO by Cretacolor or similar
Fine line permanent pens: i.e. Pigma pens in black and brown (additional colors if you wish)
Felt-tipped drawing pens: light gray, midtone gray, and black
Soft drawing pencil
Board-Easel: Judi uses a durable laminated board which is 18"x23".
Stool: small folding camp type for outdoors
Clips: large metal (to fasten paper to board)
Sponge: small, natural
Water container: unbreakable, short, wide-mouth
Small equipment box
WATERCOLOR ... LET'S THINK ABOUT IT! (Fifth Printing)
Judi Betts' award winning book, soft cover, 116 pages
$25.00 plus $3.00 shipping/handling
PAINTING ... a QUEST toward XTRAORD!NARY
by Judi Betts and Charlotte Huntley
Judi's newest award winning book (5 Awards!)
A delightful adventure designed to take a fresh look at originality, life and the creative process. Two talented designers and colorists share their imaginative approaches to thinking beyond ordinary. Two very different routes to the same goal.
Hard cover, 200 pages in FULL COLOR with die cuts and fold out pages.
$45.00 plus $4.50 shipping/handling
A 9" x 6" sketch-book designed by Judi for her personal use. 60 heavy weight colored pages, of varying weights and textures, with three mats for editing and viewfinding. It's used to emphasize color dominance.
$15.00 plus $3.50 shipping/handling
SEE-THROUGH! ... to Strong Design
Spiral bound 8" X 11", 100 page workbook
An organized, easy to use transparent overlay sketch system utilizing a three-value approach to simplifying design problems.
$18.00 plus $3.50 shipping/handling
TO STALK THE OOMINGMAK ... AN ARTIST'S ARCTIC JOURNAL (Czajkowski)
Layout and design by Judi Betts
Sketching is so important. This book is an excellent example of an artist/writer who does an outstanding job of sketching on location.
Hard cover, 112 pages
$20.00 plus $3.50 shipping/handling
DVDs: EXTRAORDINARY WATERCOLORS by Judi Betts
$25.00 plus $3.50 shipping/handling
These books are available through:
Aquarelle Press PO Box 3676 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3676
Multiple books shipped to the same address can result in lower shipping costs. Contact Aquarelle Press for rates.