Although primarily a figurative painter, Ted has always been enamored of the still life works of painters such as Paul Cezanne, Georgio Morandi, Richard Diebenkorn as well as those of contemporary artists like Jerald Silva and Gillian Peterson Krag. Painters who bring insight and emotion beyond the ordinary to the subjects they paint. It has become an aspiration for Ted to bring to still life all of the elements present in his paintings of people, i.e., light, expression, color and composition and to share this with his students. As with his figurative paintings, he 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.
About Ted Nuttall
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.
“I continue to re-discover that all the principles and objectives I find so important (and enjoyable) in my portrait and figure painting process hold true for my approach to still life. I believe overlooking one or more of these essentials in any painting can make a work ordinary and the process of painting it less challenging and therefore less enjoyable.”
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