Jul 28 - 30 2021


9:30 am - 1:30 pm



728TH-O: Fur, Feathers, and Fun in Oil with Ted Head


Please note workshop times:
July 28: 9:30 – 4:30
July 29: 9:30 – 4:30
July 30: 9:30 – 1:30
Level: Experienced Beginners
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This oil painting workshop will be fun and informative, as you learn how to paint from the heart, using Ted’s five “C’s” to achieve dramatic paintings. You’ll explore creating detailed textures such as fur by painting a curious raccoon in a tree, using natural light and shadows to create interest and form. You’ll also learn to paint feathers by painting a songbird in its natural habitat. Drawing skills lacking? Not a problem, as you’ll be tracing your subjects onto the canvas, allowing for more time to work on some wonderful new techniques.

Workshop Teacher

  • Ted Head

    Inspired by a trip to Vienna, Ted Head began painting in 2001. In May, 2006, American Artist magazine featured Ted’s work and the story of his successfully launching into watercolor. He was later published in the best of watercolor series, SPLASH 11 and SPLASH 16, the Best of America Watercolor Artists & Artisians, as well as several other publications, and is a Signature member of the Florida Watercolor Society.
    Ted has also won over 60 awards and a dozen “Best of” and 1st place awards for his oils and watercolors, and has become a popular workshop instructor and show judge. An avid kayaker, his paintings show a fascination with light and color, depicting nature’s beauty, wildlife, pets, and people.

    Artist Statement:
    I like to believe that when my brush dances between imagination and reality, something magical can happen. When it does, the emotional connection between me and my subject says it all. Design, values and color are the means to express a moment in time, captured in dramatic watercolor or oils. I’m blessed beyond measure to be an artist, and treasure every step in this journey.