Monday, February 29, 2016

Ted Nuttall Workshop - Day 1

We had a beautiful sunrise to start off our day today, and were able to take a long walk on the beach here at the Springmaid Resort in Myrtle Beach.

At the workshop we started with a slideshow presentation about things that affect our paintings, followed by a demo by Ted. He had his figure sketched in pencil and then showed us how he works from his black and white reference using different colors. For skin tones he used peacock blue for shadows, quin gold for the lightest areas, and crimson hue for the midtowns. We were asked to bring a figure already sketched and he came around to look at our sketches and offer suggestions to improve the figures.

Here is my sketch of Lucy slightly updated from yesterday.

And here it is with the initial washes on it.

We are working on easels at a steep angle...not the way I usually work on watercolors. I will be going back into the studio tonight to work more on Lucy and if I remember I'll add the updated version at the end of this post. Stay tuned....


  1. Sounds like a great workshop to be going to Joan, look forward to seeing your work

  2. What a beautiful way to start your day. I should imagine that Ted is delighted to have your drawing skills in class. What fun!

  3. Thanks Lorraine. We are having fun!

    Thanks, Julie!

  4. Beautiful work Joan. Looks like you're having fun.