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CANCELLED: Artists’ Retreat at Boyd Ranch

March 2 @ 9:00 am - March 3 @ 5:00 pm


The Desert Caballeros Western Museum and Wickenburg Art Club present an overnight art retreat at the Museum’s Boyd Ranch facility. This retreat, hosted by the Desert Caballeros Western Museum, partnering with the Wickenburg Art Club, brings together a maximum of 20 artists who will enjoy the ambiance of bunking, camping or driving a camper or motorhome to Boyd Ranch in Wickenburg for two days of learning, exploring and enjoying the fresh air and the educational bliss of working with two accomplished artists.

Plein Air artist Betty Carr taught art and painted for many years, achieving acceptance as a Master Artist in the American Impressionist Society, AISM signature, among other distinctions.  Betty is known far and wide for her dynamic impressionist work and books she has authored.  Betty teaches at the Scottsdale Artists’ School when she isn’t traveling and teaching.

Betty is bringing along her friend Susan Kliewer, also a painter of note, as her helper.  Among Susan’s achievements is having been a selected artist in “Cowgirl Up!” for many years. Having both accomplished women to work with this small group is like striking gold at Vulture Mine!

The cost of this two-day event is $150 per student.  This includes the instruction in watercolors and/or oil both days, dinner on Wednesday night and breakfast on Thursday, both prepared by award-winning Dutch-oven cook Mark Wilkins.

Contact the Museum at 928-684-2272 or info@westernmuseum.org for more information.


Wednesday 3/2/22

8am – 9:30am                         Check-in & set-up

9:30am – 10am                       Welcome & orientation

10am – 12:30pm                     Session 1

12:30 – 1:15pm                        Lunch

1:30pm – 4:30pm                    Session 2

5pm – 6pm                               Social hour BYOB

6pm – 7:30pm                         Dinner

Thursday 3/3/22

7:30am – 9am                         Breakfast

9am – 12pm                            Session 3

12pm – 1pm                            Farewell & light lunch

This oil painting list is suggested; feel free to bring your favorites.

Paints:  Alizarin Crimson

Ultramarine Blue

Cadmium Yellow Lt.

Lemon Yellow

Cadmium Red Lt.

Cadmium Red Medium

Transparent Red Light and/or Burnt Sienna

Yellow Ochre

Cobalt Blue

Rose of choice (Quinacridone Rose)


Sap Green


Palette:  Wood, Plexiglass, Paper, Easel Pal, French Mistress, etc. (Your preference)

Brushes:  Hog Hair Bristle, flats and/or filberts; #4, #6, #8, #10, #12, etc. A couple small to medium

soft hair brushes for blending. Palette knife for mixing and scratching effects.

Suggested: Silver-Grand Prix, Princeton- Dakota, Silver- Bristlon

Pre-stretched cotton and/or linen (linen preferred), canvas panels are fine; sizes of your choice.

(8″ x 10″, 11″ x 14″, 12″ x 16″, etc.).

Mediums: Odorless mineral Spirits, Refined linseed oil. Containers to hold mediums.

Paper towels, paint cloths, various pencils (mostly soft) sketch pad and trash bag.

Bring along your favorite photos with good lighting of landscapes and floral subjects.


March 2 @ 9:00 am
March 3 @ 5:00 pm
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March 2 @ 9:00 am
March 3 @ 5:00 pm
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