“Light | Composition | Emotion – Painting the Still Life”
Although primarily a figurative painter, Ted has always been enamored with 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. To this end he is presenting “Light | Composition | Emotion – Painting the Still Life” an approach to painting the still life from photographs.
In Ted’s daily demonstrations and presentations, he shares his personal approach to painting. He introduces the work of other artists with the objective of inspiring enriched seeing and thinking skills. 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. www.tednuttall.com