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All Elphen Happiness for 2017 from Paul and Eileen

Greetings from our studio in the Highlands of Scotland, from where Eileen and I send you our best wishes for 2017 expressed in a ‘wee’ little animated card - https://vimeo.com/203155232

As many folk know, a little over twenty years ago we embarked on the first phase of a special project, Book 1 in my ‘Elphen Chronicles’. Now, after working intensely over the past five years on a substantial collection of large oil paintings, we are looking forward to sharing the second phase of this project, which centres on Book 2.

All will be gradually revealed over the coming months through our occasional newsletter and FB etc.

Meanwhile, do take care and thankyou for watching. If you are wondering about our online tutorials, be assured, we have made a commitment to continue with these and have no current plans to drop them. It is just that my Fine Art work continues to be concentrated on my Elphen Chronicles.

We also wish to extend our grateful thanks to Sunita Gahir, who, as our Design Director & Co-Producer is enabling us to proceed with this project and is responsible for the new look for the Elphen Chronicles.

And finally, a special thankyou to the talented Musician and Composer Liza Mulholland, who generously gave permission for her beautiful piece ‘Cadal Sàmhach’ – Track 3 on her solo CD Fine’n’Rosy.

Paul and Eileen

Paul Taggart
Artist, Author, Presenter, Producer
Oils : Watercolours : Acrylics : Pastels : Drawing
Official Website http://www.artworkshopwithpaul.com


All Rights Reserved for ‘Cadal Sàmhach’ – Track 3 on Liza Mulholland’s CD Fine’n’Rosy – https://lizamulholland.com/release-of-new-album-fine-n-rosy/
Liza’s own word from her CD sleeve notes.
“Is there anything more beautiful for a new parent than to gaze on your sleeping child? To study your baby’s face, watch their little movements and the gentle whisper of their breath, knowing they are safe, secure and at restful ease; in such moments all seems well with the world. This was how I felt when my son, Roddy, was small, and loved those quiet times when I could simply watch him as he slept – indeed I still do! This is a tune I wrote for him and those precious, dream-like, end-of-day moments.”

Original track recorded in Gaelic – translating as follows:-
Quiet sleep, tranquil sleep
Dreams without dread
Quiet sleep, tranquil sleep
Let your head down, my babe.


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FREE-TO-VIEW - ArtBytes from Paul (Number 069) – Watercolour Painting Techniques – Wet on Wet ….. MORE DETAILED & INFORMATIVE Watercolour Painting with Paul Taggart tutorials from #artworkshopwithpaul on #Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs01
Paul Taggart’s Official Website – http://www.artworkshopwithpaul.com
Paul Taggart’s Official Vimeo account - https://vimeo.com/artworkshopwithpaul
Paul Taggart’s Official FB page - https://www.facebook.com/PaulTaggart.Artist.Author.Presenter.Producer

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FREE-TO-VIEW - ArtBytes from Paul (Number 068) – Watercolour Painting Techniques – Wet on Dry ….. MORE DETAILED & INFORMATIVE Watercolour Painting with Paul Taggart tutorials from #artworkshopwithpaul on #Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs01
Paul Taggart’s Official Website – http://www.artworkshopwithpaul.com
Paul Taggart’s Official Vimeo account - https://vimeo.com/artworkshopwithpaul
Paul Taggart’s Official FB page - https://www.facebook.com/PaulTaggart.Artist.Author.Presenter.Producer

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Just completed a week of intensive plans for Paul Taggart's 'Elphen Chronicles' - enjoyable creative sessions on the design and music front with wonderful friends and professional collaborators Sunita Gahir and Liza Mulholland - all will be gradually shared with our long-standing worldwide supporters and collectors of Paul's work, not forgetting our amazing FB community. Meanwhile, you can join Paul at his easel in his studio as he continues to work on one of the final large oil paintings for Book 2 of his 'Elphen Chronicles' - more to come on that front too. Part 3 is up and running on his official #vimeo account #paultaggartartistauthor - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/elphenchronicles/204416200

Eileen & Paul are just off to the studio to start filming the first in a suite of oil painting sketches for this project, more news on that soon! E&P :)

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Thankyou, thankyou, we are absolutely amazed at the generosity of spirit of many of our worldwide supporters and audience, who have eschewed our offer of a unique code and instead, have purchased all four of our first episodes in 'Watch & Wander through the Elphen Chronicles by Paul Taggart' - we really didn't expect that - so, so much appreciated, truly it is! All best from Eileen and Paul :) Wondering what we're talking about? Click here for Part 2 - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/elphenchronicles/204010949

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FREE-TO-VIEW - ArtBytes from Paul (Number 067) – Watercolour Painting Techniques - Line & Wash ….. MORE DETAILED & INFORMATIVE Watercolour Painting with Paul Taggart tutorials from #artworkshopwithpaul on #Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs01
Paul Taggart’s Official Website – http://www.artworkshopwithpaul.com
Paul Taggart’s Official Vimeo account - https://vimeo.com/artworkshopwithpaul
Paul Taggart’s Official FB page - https://www.facebook.com/PaulTaggart.Artist.Author.Presenter.Producer

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One of the final large oil paintings for Book 2 is underway on Paul's easel and we're releasing real-time video footage of it being created from the first drawing-out stage - so why not join Paul at his ease to see him at work here in Part 1 of 'Watch & Wander through the Elphen Chronicles by Paul Taggart' - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/elphenchronicles/203155646

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As with all of the subjects specifically selected to demonstrate specific techniques in his tutorials; this was chosen by Artist & Author Paul Taggart as particularly appropriate for demonstrating the technique of working with resists with watercolours - the basis of '[Series 4] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart' - Lesson 7 now released and available from Paul's official account on #Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ltewatercolourseries4/207260371

Many folk avoid subjects where white elements come into play, as painting ‘white’ can often be seen as a challenge. This is where resists prove invaluable; but more than that, they can also be exploited to introduce ‘visual’ texture to a subject. Added to which, they help in protecting areas where bright colours are required, such as in this composition, petals on a flower-head, sun-dappled grasses, super-white highlights. Underlying colours can also be protected to work against subsequently laid darker mixes.

Now you get to see Paul exploiting a simple piece of household candle as his ‘shaped’ tool for applying wax to the surface. First to get his attention, the highly textured stone wall in the background, topped with upright stones that form a highly irregular profile that is made more interesting by the way in which sunlight strikes across the various edges and planes.

Then it is on to the two beasts – a stand-alone lesson in its own right, as you work on describing their forms and coloration.

Finally, the lesson is completed with work on the grassy field inn which they graze.

As with all of Paul’s tutorials this is filmed in real-time, nothing is edited out; as evident by the fact that when Paul steps back from the painting he spots aspects that are not to his satisfaction. The segment in which he corrects and adjusts these is crucial in showing how a watercolour painting can be altered as the work progresses – so not the frightening prospect that some are led to believe. Forget those that say you can’t change, or correct, a watercolour – Paul shows otherwise, it is all a matter of knowing how with the help of some vital little hints and tips.

TO ENABLE YOU TO WORK-ALONG AT A PACE TO SUIT YOU this landscape painting will be worked through in segments – whereas the normal process would be to work through the entire composition applying the first layer of masking fluid, followed by the first pass through with wet-on-wet watercolours.

FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON HOW TO HANDLE MASKING FLUID, care of your brushes when working with masking fluid, plus more invaluable hints and tips see ‘Painting Equipment Focus for Watercolours with Paul Taggart’ and ‘Painting Topical Techniques for Watercolours with Paul Taggar [Series 2] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourequip/103953505 and https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs02/122629437

You can work-along with Paul on the same subjects, or choose one of your own – it is entirely up to you - for which we supply free-to-download reference photographs https://www.flickr.com/phot…/paul_taggart_artist_and_author/

Do make sure to watch the two FREE-TO-VIEW Painting Topical Technique tutorials - each Bonus Feature tutorial is a comprehensive practice piece for you to work-along with; one of which uses masking fluid, the other using candle wax - both of which use the same subject, so that you can compare the effects of each ‘resist’ – the Bonus Feature films are only currently available whilst this build-up box-set is in progress (please watch the trailer and read the VOD page description, so that you understand how this build-up series works as you work-along with me).

This [Series 4] is converted to a box-set only once the painting has reached its natural conclusion - at which point the two currently FREE-TO-VIEW Painting Topical Technique tutorials are transferred to the upcoming box-set [Series 4] of ‘Painting Topical Techniques for Watercolours with Paul Taggart’.

MORE USEFUL BOX-SETS ….
'Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart [Series 1] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1
‘Equipment Focus for Watercolours with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourequip
‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series 1] –
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulwc1
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series 1]’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs01
‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series 1] –
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulwc2
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series 2]’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs02
‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series 3] –
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulwc32
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series 3]’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs03

TWO FURTHER ‘COMBINATION METHOD’ TUTORIALS ….
‘Out and About with Paul – Foulis Castle with Paul Taggart - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/outandaboutwithpaulwc1

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'Following' Paul Taggart on #Vimeo? Please check your private in-box (not G+) to read about our 'wee' special offer on the first four videos in our now-released VOD series - closing redemption date March 31 2017 - click on this link to read full details of how to let us know if you have not received your PM - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/elphenchronicles Looking forward to your company, as we welcome you to join us as Paul works away on one of his final paintings for Book 2 in his 'Elphen Chronicles by Paul Taggart'. E&P :)

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ArtBytes from Paul (Number 066) – Watercolour Painting using Combination Technique
FREE-TO-VIEW - ArtBytes from Paul (Number 066) – Watercolour Painting using Combination Technique ….. MORE DETAILED & INFORMATIVE Acrylic Painting with Paul Taggart tutorials from #artworkshopwithpaul on #Vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/outandaboutwithpaulwc1
Paul Taggart’s Official Website – http://www.artworkshopwithpaul.com
Paul Taggart’s Official Vimeo account - https://vimeo.com/artworkshopwithpaul
Paul Taggart’s Official FB page - https://www.facebook.com/PaulTaggart.Artist.Author.Presenter.Producer

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