"Painting People from Photographs"

Ted Nuttall (Intermediate-Advanced)


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Painting the figure or portrait is something many artists aspire to but often shy away from. Yet it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. Ted’s workshop is designed to give you the tools, the confidence and the inspiration to enjoy painting people as well as show how working from photographs can be an effective and powerful approach to creating exciting figurative paintings in watercolor. Ted will discuss the benefits of photographic reference as well as how to edit, interpret and compose from a photo in order to give life and energy to the subject. His lectures, daily demonstrations, and one on one instruction will help you find new enthusiasm for your work.

“I don’t really think of my paintings as portraits; rather, I see them as representations of emotion and expression. Throughout my painting process I try to maintain an acute, intuitive awareness of what I need to see and capture to achieve this in my paintings.” - Ted Nuttall

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Ted Nuttall is a graduate of Colorado Institute of Art, Nuttall is a figurative watercolorist whose painting expression was born out of his observation of people, his experience and travels as a youth in a career Air Force family and a 25-year career in graphic design. He is a Signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Watercolor West and Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. He teaches workshops throughout the US and in Europe.  Nuttall’s art has won numerous national and regional awards in juried exhibitions and he has been published in North Light Books', Splash 8 and Splash 10, and his painting "Whispering Smith" appeared on the cover of Splash 12. He was a featured artist in the French publication Pratique Des Arts in 2013 and the featured cover artist for the February 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine.

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