"Still Life from Photographs"
Ted Nuttall (All Levels)
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.
“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.” - Ted Nuttall