|The Den by Scott Waddell, oil painting, 20 x 16.
Scott Waddell: Weekend With the Masters Instructor
born and raised in Central Florida. He received his B.F.A. from Florida State
University. After college, Waddell spent the next several years studying
classical painting at The Florence Academy of Art and the Water Street Atelier
under Jacob Collins.
In 2006 Scott moved with his wife to Connecticut, where they
continue to reside with their son and many pets. Waddell divides his time
between painting portraits, fine-art narratives, and teaching at The Grand
Central Academy of Art.
He also teaches workshops at various art institutions
throughout the country. His interest in color and its application has always
been driven by the concepts he uses to interpret and model form. He believes it
is the understanding of what's physically happening in the environment around
us that keeps us out of the wilderness of bizarre coloration. It also let's us
follow a logic that is relational and not necessarily dependent on the optical.
Waddell finds this very liberating artistically.
As far as the colors on his palette, Waddell tries to have highly chromatic
representatives of each part of the color wheel so that he can maximize his mixing
range. On an average day, he has Titanium White, Yellow Ochre (as my low
chromatic yellow), Cadmium Yellow (as my high chromatic yellow), Cadmium Orange
(high chroma), Cad Red (high chroma), Alizarin Crimson, a couple flesh tones
(tubed or pre-mixed) as short cuts (bear in mind, these are clearly recognized
as low chroma, particular values of a given hue--not blindly as a flesh tone to
be used necessarily in the painting of flesh), Burnt Umber, Raw Umber and Ivory
Black. Were Waddell to paint something that had a local blue, green or violet
hue, he would undoubtedly have a high chroma representative of that particular
hue on his palette. For more information about Waddell's fine art painting and
practice, visit his website.
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