Ted Head Fine Art & Pet Portraits

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Ted Head Fine Art & Pet Portraits

OIL PAINTINGS • WATERCOLORS • PET PORTRAITS

GALLERY

SWEET DREAMS

Oil on Panel

BLUE PLATE SPECIAL

Transparent Watercolor

THE HAITIAN

Transparent Watercolor

MILLER TIME

Transparent Watercolor

JOSEPHINA

Transparent Watercolor

EGRET IN FLIGHT

Oil on Canvas

MAMA'S CHAIR

Transparent Watercolor

SUGAR CANE VENDOR

Transparent Watercolor

MORE WORK

Originals are available of some of my oils and watercolors, as well as Gicleé Reproductions. Watercolor prints are printed on textured fine art paper with Epson UltraChrome inks rated 100 years+.  Oils are reproduced on canvas with the same inks, textured brush stokes are added and then coated with a satin laminate. They are then fitted on stretcher bars and are ready for hanging. Email me for pricing and if you are interested in purchasing. Thank you.

MY STORY

My love of drawing began when I could hold a crayon.  A yellow-green one I remember distinctly.  Not only did it have a pleasing color, it tasted pretty good too.  Even as a child, my enjoyment of nature’s beauty was never ending.  The intricacy and hues of colors, patterns, light and shadow has always fascinated me.

 

In 2001 I was fortunate to travel to Paris and Vienna. Up to then I had only drawn with pen and ink, but had not ventured into painting. Inspired in Vienna by a beautiful outdoor flower shop, I shot a blurry photo and decided to try my hand at painting. Pouring over art books when I returned, I decided to give watercolor a go. It was love at first stroke and it has been a love affair ever since. After a few years of experimenting and growing as an artist, I started entering art shows. Encouraged by winning several awards, I decided it was time to try the art show circuit, and I continue doing several shows a year around Florida.

 

In 2008 I expanded into oils, and have enjoyed the challenges they bring. I have painted pet portraits in both watercolor and oils, but I now prefer to use oils on masonite panel because of the life-like effect of the fur I can achieve. That, and it's the "medium of the masters" as they say, and they are a lot of fun.

 

I am blessed to do what I enjoy, and am grateful for the many wonderful folks I've encountered on this journey. I look forward especially to the many paintings the future holds.

VIENNA BLOOMS

Watercolor

PUBLICATIONS

AMERICAN ARTIST
MAGAZINE

SPLASH 11

NEW DIRECTIONS

BEST OF AMERICA

WATERCOLOR ARTISTS

BEST OF AMERICA

WATERMEDIA

JAX BUSINESS JNL

BOOK OF LISTS COVER

LAKE CITY YP

DIRECTOR COVER

ST AUGUSTINE YP

DIRECTORY COVER

BEST IN SHOW – ST. AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION ART FESTIVAL – 2013

 

1ST PLACE – JACKSONVILLE WATERCOLOR SOCIETY FALL EXHIBITION – 2013

 

1ST PLACE – JACKSONVILLE WATERCOLOR SOCIETY SPRING EXHIBITION – 2013

RECENT AWARDS

May 2009

2010

2007

2010

2010

2011

2011

PET PORTRAITS

Treasure your precious cat or dog with

a pet portrait painted in oils that will be cherished for years

SKYE

Oil on Panel

16 x 20

Oil on Panel

16 x 20

Oil on Panel

16 x 20

CHOCOLATE LAB

Oil on Panel

16 x 20

OAKLY

Oil on Panel

16 x 20

BENTLEY & HAMPTON-GRACE

Oil onCanvas

24 x 30

SWEET DREAMS

Oil on Panel

16 x 20

I've had the priveledge of painting commissioned pet portraits for several folks over the years. Some were of pets still enjoying their too short a time here, and others who had passed away but still lived on in the hearts of their families. I'm often asked, am I a dog or cat person? Neither – I honestly love both, though I do believe the saying, "Dogs have masters and cats have staff".

 

One of the challenges in painting a portrait is portraying the animal's personality. That is why the photos I paint from are so important, as well as hearing stories about the pet. If you commission me to paint a portrait, I will need at least one photo that shows your pet in a good pose. Look at some of the example paintings for ideas. I can change the background and lighting as necessary. Contact me today and let's get started.

PRICES

Oil on Panel Portraits:

 

8" x 10"              $325.00

11" x 14"            $535.00

16" x 20"            $870.00

each addl' pet  $50.00

Oil on Panel

18 x 24

GOLDEN RETREIVER

WHITE KITTEN

BONO KITTY

ART SHOWS

Santa Fe College Art Festival

Mainsail Art Festival

Isle of Flags Shrimp Festival

REDDI ARTS

April 16-17, 2016

St. Petersburg, FL

April 20-May 1, 2016

Fernandina, FL

April 2-3, 2016

Gainesville, FL

Weekend Watercolor Workshop

 

"Out on a Limp"

We will paint amazing banyan trees, focusing on creating beautiful textures and light. All level of experience will benefit from this exciting and fun class.

March 19-20, 2016

Cost: $110

1037 Hendricks Ave.

Jacksonville, FL 32207

(904) 398-3161

WORKSHOPS

AMELIA ISLAND

Weekend Watercolor Workshop

 

Saturday, May 14, 10:00 – 5:00

Sunday, May 15, 1:00 – 4:00

Cost: $125

 

"Fish Tales"

We will paint a dramatic portrait of a fisherman, utilizing techniques of masking, lifting, negative painting and much more. We will discuss how to paint from a photograph, learning how to go beyond the obvious. We will also focus on 5 steps to creating dramatic watercolors. This class is suitable for all levels. All that is required is a willingness to learn and to have fun! Contact Ted directly to register, and for a list of materials, at ted@tedheadfineart.com, or call 904-504-7711.

 A $50 deposit is required. Class size is limited.

 

GET IN TOUCH

GET IN TOUCH

If you are interested in a pet portrait, a painting, a reproduction, workshops, or just have a question, please feel free to contact me. Email is probably the best way to reach me. Thanks!

Address: Jacksonville, Florida

Phone: 904-504-7711

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TED HEAD FINE ART & PET PORTRAITS

Thank you for visiting my site. Please feel free to contact me about commissioning a pet portrait, purchasing a painting or reproduction, or for taking a watercolor workshop.

GET IN TOUCH

5425 N. Autumnbrook Trl • Jacksonville, FL 32258

E-mail: ted@tedheadfineart.com

Phone: 904-504-7711

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