Huntsville, Ala – The Huntsville Museum of Art is proud to offer a Master Artist Workshop with Ted Nuttall entitled Watercolor Portraits: Painting the Figure from Photographs. The class, designed for intermediate to advanced students, is scheduled for November 7-11, 2016, in the Museum Academy classrooms overlooking Big Spring Park.

“Although painting a person in watercolor may seem daunting, it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. Ted Nuttall demonstrates the techniques, and instills the confidence to enjoy painting people,” Laura Smith, Director of Education at the
Museum Academy, said.

During the workshop, 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, and he introduces the work of other artists with the objective of inspiring enriched seeing and thinking skills.

In addition to this, there will be a significant amount of time 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.

A graduate of Colorado Institute of Art, Ted Nuttall is a figurative artist whose painting expression was born out of his observation of people. 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.  Ted’s 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 also 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. Visit for more information on the artist.

To register for the workshop, visit or call 256-535-4350 ext. 222.