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Painting the Light Within

Watercolor for Self-Expression

May 11, 2014 – May 16, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Jeanne Carbonetti
Member Tuition:
SM14-1205-621Jeanne Carbonetti,

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

“The key to any and all creative endeavors is to first recognize the unique artist you already are,” says Jeanne Carbonetti. “Through the looking glass of art, you will see the reflection of a beautiful self you may have never seen before.”

In this inspirational workshop, Carbonetti takes us to the heart of watercolor as self-expression by teaching us to work directly with light. As we learn the techniques of picture making (focus, composition, values, color, and texture), reading images, and watercolor glazing, we discover how to tap our natural wellspring of creative spirit and let the light from within shine.

Carbonetti offers empowering advice for artists and creators at all levels of experience, helping us discover the unique artist each of us already is. The result for every artist—including those who have never picked up a paint brush—is expressive paintings of remarkable luminosity and deep, personal meaning.


More Information

Recommended reading for the course is as follows:

  • The Tao of Watercolor: A Revolutionary Approach to the Practice of Painting by Jeanne Carbonetti
  • The Zen of Creative Painting: An Elegant Design for Revealing Your Muse by Jeanne Carbonetti
  • The Yoga of Drawing: Uniting Body, Mind and Spirit in the Art of Drawing by Jeanne Carbonetti
  • Making Pearls: Living the Creative Life by Jeanne Carbonetti
Things to Bring:

Faculty suggests that beginners purchase a basic supply kit ($100).  All others are free to use their favorite brushes, paper and paints.

The following supply list is suggested but not mandatory. If you have favorite materials of your own, please bring them.  Faculty has listed a basic supply list, a studio supply list and a complete supply list. The materials on these lists are all available from Black Horse Fine Art (800-790-2552; in Burlington, VT. They can ship anywhere. Just tell them you are a student of Jeanne Carbonetti.

If you are traveling by plane, don't worry about water containers or paper towels.


Basic Supply List

Paper: 5-7 sheets of Strathmore 500 series Gemini 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper

Brushes: Holbein Gold 110, Holbein Gold 112, Holbein Gold Writer Liner (Kielder) 1606, Holbein Black Oval Wash 1080LG


  • Naples Yellow
  • Peacock Blue
  • Hooker’s Green
  • Quinacrodone Red
  • White (Antique Watercolor)

Palette: Cover Studio Palette or Masterson Palette

Other Supplies:

  • Plexi-Board – small – half sheet 16 x 20
  • Plexi-Board – large – full sheet 24 x 36
  • Masking tape
  • Spray mister
  • POP UP
  • Sharpie – Red
  • Pencil – 2B
  • Gum eraser
  • Sponge brush
Studio Supply List

Add these to the Basic Supply List.


  • S & Y JET Swordliner
  • Series 870 Mop


  • Lavender
  • Turquoise Blue
  • Bright Rose Luminous
  • Bright Violet Luminous
  • Gold

Palette: Holbein Closed Box, plastic

Complete Supply List

Add the following to the Basic and Studio lists:


  • S & Y Series On Stroke
  • S & Y Jet Round


  • Vertider Blue
  • Compose Green
  • Brilliant Pink
  • Lilac
  • Vermilian Hue
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Permanent Yellow Orange
  • Viridian Hue
  • Permanent Green #2
  • Pyrole Rubin
  • Pyrole Red
  • Pythalo Blue-Yellow Shade
  • Pythalo Blue-Red Shade
  • Scarlet Lake
  • Sap Green
  • Leaf Green
  • Quinacrodone Magenta
  • Quinacrodone Violet (Rose Violet)
  • Isoindoline Yellow
  • Isoindoline Brown
  • Quinacrodone Scarlet (Cherry Red)
  • Brilliant Orange
  • Marine Blue
  • Royal Blue
  • Isoindoline Yellow Deep
  • Cobalt Blue
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Jeanne Carbonetti

Jeanne Carbonetti has been a watercolorist since the age of three and a teacher and lecturer for more than 30 years. She operates the Eden Center for Creative Power at the Crow Hill Gallery in Chester, Vermont. Carbonetti is the author of eight books, including The Tao of Watercolor and The Zen of Creative Painting, as well as instructional DVDs.