Post Office Box 4631
Walnut Creek, CA 94596  USA

Workshops - Ted Nuttall

Ted Nuttall

Ted Nuttall - Painting the Figure from Photographs
August 14-17, 2018 - 4 Days, Advanced Beginner to Advanced

Ted Nuttall graduated from Colorado Institute of Art as a figurative artist whose painting was born out of his observation of people. He had been a fascinated spectator of human behavior and naturally seek the unique character in everyone he encounters. He looks for a gesture or expression combined with the play of light and shadow, a contemplative smile, hands cradling a book or carefully tying a shoe and there reveals a story. To him, that is a reward. Ted's paintings are his attempt to compose and thoughtfully record these moments, these stories.

Ted is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, and enjoys Master Status with the Transparent Watercolor Society of America. His paintings continue to win awards in juried exhibitions throughout the country and his work has been featured in numerous national and international art publications. Most recently, he was a featured artist in both the 2014 Russian publication "Masters of Watercolor" and in the 2013 French publication “Pratique Des Arts.” Ted was the featured cover artist for the February 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine. Ted’s work has been published in North Light Books', Splash 8 and Splash 10, and his painting "Whispering Smith" appeared on the cover of Splash 12.

Although painting a person in watercolor may seem daunting, Ted Nuttall believes that it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. In his workshop, Ted will demonstrate the techniques, and instill the confidence to enjoy painting people. Ted will discuss the benefits of photographic reference, as well as how to interpret a photo in order to give life and energy to the subject. In Ted’s daily demonstrations and presentations, he shares his personal approach to painting, plus he introduces the work of other artists with the objective of inspiring enriched seeing and thinking skills. What’s more, significant time is allowed for one-on-one instruction. In an atmosphere that’s both creative and supportive, Ted encourages, in each participant, a renewed enthusiasm for his or her art – regardless of their skill level.

To learn more about Ted, see his website at

Workshop location is east of San Francisco, on the Walnut Creek/Concord border, at Cal State East Bay. Details.

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Non Members Fee: $655.00 Members Fee: $595.00

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