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Paul Taggart is so enjoying demonstrating this scene in Series 3 of 'Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart' and to ring in the new year of 2016, we have now uploaded and released Lesson 9 - filmed in real-time on Wednesday. You can just the twinkling lights on our studio Christmas tree in the background (do hope they're not too distracting) - now available from #artworkshopwithpaul on #vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginoilsseries3/150441097

LESSON 9 could be considered a workshop in it’s own right; one in which you will understand the importance of achieving correct and balanced values. You will be working on the trees that surround the distant white-washed building and the grassy slopes against which these trees stand.

You will also be introducing more ‘suggestive’ detail on the grassy section that occupies the middle distance, by way of adding rocks which lie scattered about the place.

Finally, you will watch as Paul adjusts the forefront building, which, as the focal point of this paintings matters most. This he effects through the use of negative painting.

Don’t be tempted into using small brushes; follow Paul’s lead by working with a brush that is larger than you would expect and you will be surprised at how large brushy strokes, seen in close-up, appear detailed when the camera pulls back to reveal the whole painting.

Working through from dark-to-light in graduated stages is the key, as is judging the correct values of the green paint mixes that you will be making for the various trees and grassy slopes.

As always, this lesson is filmed in real-time, to that you miss nothing of Paul’s brush-strokes, blending, colour mixes and process. And, as always you will pick up many hints and tips along the way as you listen to Paul’s running commentary throughout.

SEE ALSO THESE INVALUABLE COMPANION VIDEOS:-
Reflected Lights – from ‘[Series 1] Painting Topical Technique in Oils with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques01/112633689
Sunlight in a Landscape – from ‘[Series 1] Painting Topical Technique in Oils with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques01/113023944
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Work starts on the main composition of our current build-up course '[Series 3] learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart' - Lesson 3 now uploaded and available from on - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ltewatercolourseries3/149056965

You now join Artist & Author Paul Taggart as he starts work on the main painting around which Series 3 is structured. As with all of Paul’s tutorials, filmed in real-time, you can work along with him from the very first thumbnail, to the final stroke on the completed painting. You will get to see every colour mix and every brush-stroke used to produce this painting which will be completed in what Paul describes as his Combination Technique, in which he pulls together the techniques of Wet on Wet and Wet on Dry – previously covered in other box-sets, such as ‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart’ and ‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart’.
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulwc1
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulwc2
 
Using this method you will be working in three principal layers, the purpose of which is to exploit the individual strengths of the Wet on Wet and Wet on Dry techniques, to produce a rich, clean watercolour, full of light, colour, depth and varying focus. Getting used to handling watercolour paint in this form is really exciting, for it allows you to fully appreciate the power of painting in watercolours.
 
LESSON 1 will provide an invaluable aid to successfully establishing your own overall composition and should ensure the end of those days of haphazardly starting work on the surface. As you listen along to Paul’s running commentary you will get to share in his reasoning and selection process, as he works through his initial thumbnails produced in situ when first gathering reference photographs. Back in his studio Paul then proceeds with alternative thumbnails and through this process you will understand just how differently he might have approached the composition.
 
Having established the format and content of his composition, Paul then produces a tonal sketch which enables him to further guage the balance of the subject and through this he makes more refinements. The processes you watch here are essential in enabling you to commence work on your painting; as you watch Paul transfer the main elements of his composition from the tonal drawing to the surface of stretched watercolour paper.  
 
You can work-long with Paul on the same subjects, for which we supply free-to-download reference photographs; or you can work on your own – it is entirely up to you – https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_taggart_artist_and_author/
 
The lesson finishes with the first wet-on-wet strokes of colour applied to the sky.
 
SEE ALSO….
'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
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series1]’  – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs01
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series2]’  – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs02
 
WHAT PARTICIPATING IN THIS COURSE AS IT UNFOLDS MEANS FOR YOU – ADDED EXTRA FREE-TO-VIEW TUTORIALS : INTERACTIVE EVENT : PROBLEM SOLVERS
 
[1] TWO FREE-TO-VIEW EXTRA TUTORIALS – ‘Painting Topical Technique for Watercolours – Combination Technique (the basics)’  and ‘Painting Topical Tip for Watercolours – Combination Technique Exercise’ – NOTE these are viewable here in Vimeo and once the course is complete will be added to a complete box-set for rent or purchase.
 
[2] LESSON 1 – the first stage in this step-by-step regular online course – PAY AS YOU GO – rent this lesson for $1.00(us) or BUY IT TO OWN IT $2(us).
 
[3] PROBLEM SOLVERS – SHARE YOUR STAGES WITH US exclusively in our On-line Interactive Event ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series 3]’ - created specifically for this course in our Art Workshop With Paul Taggart Painting Companions group on Facebook. SHARE YOUR PROBLEM SO THAT WE CAN HELP YOU FURTHER either through a dedicated ‘Problem Solvers with Paul Taggart’ video, or under your shared post. THESE ‘Problem Solvers with Paul Taggart’ VIDEOS WILL BE FREE-TO-VIEW FOR THE PERIOD BETWEEN LESSONS AS NOTIFIED – after which each will be added to the growing set of lessons for rent or purchase.
 
NOT ALREADY A PAINTING COMPANION IN FACEBOOK? – NO WORRIES – simply seek us out and request an invitation to join the group and the Event – http://www.facebook.com/groups/paultaggartpaintingcompanions/
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Lesson 2 now uploaded in [Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart' - available now on #artworkshopwithpaul via #vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ltewatercolourseries3/147222830 and we will take a Problem Solvers break - so please feel free to post any queries (in the dedicated Event in our FB group Painting Companions ) relating to this course before we film Lesson 3 in which we start work on the main composition - closing date for posting problems this time around - Friday December 11th. Best wishes for your painting, from Eileen and Paul :)
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WE WILL NOW TAKE A 'Problem Solvers' break - SO PLEASE POST ANY PROBLEMS YOU WISH Paul Taggart to resolve in relation to the Course up to this point - CLOSING DATE FOR Problem Solvers query - Friday December 4th 2015 - please post problems as a Comment on the VOD Page in #artworkshopwithpaul on #vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginoilsseries3/146562986

Now available LESSON 5 for '[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart' - where the study comes to a close, with the application of luscious finishing touches to the focal points of this painting, as Paul sculpts his way over the two sheep. You will not be so much painting sheep, as exploiting your bristle brush and directional brush-strokes as you paint the slabs and ticks of light that are responsible for portraying volume and form. Watch closely as close-up shots follow Paul’s work in detail, then note how seemingly clumsy blobs of ever-lightening white mixes appear, when the camera pulls back to reveal each sheep as it develops.

Then it is on to the MAIN COMPOSITION of Series 3 – the landscape selected for its multi-textured elements; with which to fully exploit the Impasto Technique as a stand-alone method of working in oils.

First –off, working out the composition and a fail-safe way to achieve this through thumbnails, then a tonal sketch - you will find life a lot simpler using this method for deciding on your composition, one that Paul uses for all of his paintings as a Fine Artist.

As ever, a lesson packed full of hints, tips, techniques and nuggets of information that are imparted through Paul’s running commentary throughout; as you watch every aspect through these tutorials, filmed in real-time.

WHAT PARTICIPATING IN THIS COURSE AS IT UNFOLDS MEANS FOR YOU – ADDED EXTRA FREE-TO-VIEW TUTORIALS : INTERACTIVE EVENT : PROBLEM SOLVERS

[1] FREE-TO-VIEW EXTRA TUTORIAL – ‘Painting Topical Tip for Oils – Impasto Technique (the basics)’ – NOTE this is viewable here in Vimeo and once the course is complete will be transferred to a complete box-set for rent or purchase.

[2] FREE-TO-VIEW EXTRA TUTORIAL – ‘Painting Topical Tip for Oils – Impasto Technique Exercise’ – a simple study for you to practice the basics – NOTE this is viewable here in Vimeo and once the course is complete will be added to a complete box-set for rent or purchase.

[3] LESSON 1 – the first stage in your step-by-step regular online course ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils [Series 3] Impasto Technique with Paul taggart’ – PAY AS YOU GO – rent this lesson for $1.00(us) or BUY IT TO OWN IT $2(us).

[4] PROBLEM SOLVERS – SHARE YOUR STAGES WITH US exclusively in our On-line Interactive Event ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 3]’ - created specifically for this course in our Art Workshop With Paul Taggart Painting Companions group on Facebook. SHARE YOUR PROBLEM SO THAT WE CAN HELP YOU FURTHER either through a dedicated ‘Problem Solvers with Paul Taggart’ video, or under your shared post. THESE ‘Problem Solvers with Paul Taggart’ VIDEOS WILL BE FREE-TO-VIEW FOR THE PERIOD BETWEEN LESSONS AS NOTIFIED – after which each will be added to the growing set of lessons for rent or purchase.

NOT ALREADY A PAINTING COMPANION IN FACEBOOK? – NO WORRIES – simply seek us out and request an invitation to join the group and the Event – http://www.facebook.com/groups/paultaggartpaintingcompanions/

SEE ALSO….
'Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart [Series 1] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1
'Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 1] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils1
'Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 2] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils2
PAUL TAGGART core oil painting kit and how to use each element – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoilequipment
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart [Series1]’  – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques01
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart [Series2]’  – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques02
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Latest release on #artworkshopwithpaul via #vimeo   - '[Series 2] Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart' - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/acrylictechniques02

Throughout the more than forty years of his career as a Professional Fine Artist, Paul Taggart has delighted in sharing his passion for painting and drawing. Helping you to enjoy your experience of painting in acrylics is Artist & Author Paul Taggart’s aim and this can only be done if he provides you with the know-how with which to experiment and develop your repertoire.
 
All of Paul’s techniques and methods are based on the traditional techniques that he uses in his own painting; so, whether you are painting in acrylics, oils, watercolours or pastels, you can be sure they have been tried and tested.
 
Having previously broken down those methods and techniques through his fourteen published books, Paul now enthusiastically demonstrates these through his online video tutorials and this box-set is one such detailed collection of videos; each of which has much to offer in helping you get even more fulfilment from your painting process.
 
Critically, these are filmed in real-time, so that you do not miss any aspect of Paul’s process as you work-along and his running commentary throughout reveals yet more invaluable hints and tips, as well as describing what he is doing and why. You also get to see the effects of his traditional process through close-up shots, which help you understand more about how everything works and why specific techniques are used.
 
“Welcome to ‘Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ [Series 2], a collection of nine videos – in each of which Paul concentrates on one technique or process.
 
Do not think of these are paintings; forget the end result – instead, set your mind to practising the technique or process. This collection is not about the subject you are painting, it is about helping you gain a better understanding of the painting process and in so doing, you will find yourself enjoying the act of painting all the more.
 
Even if you do not wish to paint in a traditional manner, you can exploit and adapt these techniques to further develop your own particular style and painting method.
 
Click on each video title listed below – this will reveal a separate window in which you can read the full description. Even if you feel you are familiar with the technique or process featured, you might find there are a myriad hints and tips that could help – so don’t dismiss the idea of working-along with Paul. After all, each video is priced at less than a tube of branded acrylic paint and the knowledge you will gain will last a lifetime.
 
Acrylic painting is a medium that has multiple possibilities – it can be used thin or thick, transparently or opaquely; it can be used for collage and decollage and in a myriad other ways. As a fine art medium you can exploit its own unique characteristics, as well as adapt traditional oil painting and watercolour techniques.
 
Each of the videos here was prompted by the various techniques and processes Paul used in ‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’  - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics2 -  but it is not only a companion to that comprehensive box-set; everything featured here in ‘[Series 2] Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ is a stand-alone technique or process in its own right.”
 
Best wishes for your painting, from Eileen and Paul
 
OTHER USEFUL box-sets
 
'[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ - http://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulacryl
‘[Series 1] Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ - http://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylictechniques
‘Painting Equipment Focus for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ - http://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylicsequipment 'Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart [Series 1] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1  
OTHER ACRYLIC box-sets
‘Learn To Enjoy Colour Mixing - Metals with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptcolourmixingmetals 'Out and About with Paul in Acrylics using Watercolour Techniques with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/outandaboutwithpaulacry1 'Out and About with Paul in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ (Highland Landscape) - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/outandaboutwithpaulacry2 'Out and About with Paul in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ (Fishing Harbour Scene) - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/outandaboutwithpaulacry3
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This course has reached it's natural conclusion and is now available as a Box-set from $1 per video - '[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart' - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics2

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION HERE TO REVEAL ALL ......... acrylic painting is a medium that has multiple possibilities – it can be used thin or thick, transparently or opaquely, worked with medium or with water. As a fine art medium you can exploit its own unique characteristics, as well as adapt traditional oil painting and watercolour techniques.

Welcome to [Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ a box-set of fourteen videos in which you can work-along with me from start-to-finish on two different subjects.

In Series 1 of ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ I dealt with the more traditional technique of using mediums in the paint mixes; but here in Series 2 you will be WORKING WITH OPAQUE PAINT MIXES of various consistencies and the only ‘medium’ used for thinning down the paint is WATER.

Whilst Series 1 is based on another traditional method, that of working in layers from dark to light; in Series 2 you will be working in layers from LIGHT to DARK to LIGHT.

You will be introduced to a raft of different techniques within this method of working, such as working Wet on Dry and Wet on Wet, not to mention restricted wet-on-wet.

See this as an opportunity to explore this particular technique in acrylic painting and in so doing, you will be expanding your repertoire of painting methods in acrylics, so that you can enjoy your experience of working with acrylics even more.

The main composition of a view through one of our studio windows will help you to get to grips with painting transparent objects and reflections in transparency.

You will also learn how to deal with the distant view seen on the other side of the window and the foreground view that ‘frames’ the window.

And to prepare you for this, an intermediate still-life study of transparent objects. This detailed start-to-finish tutorial starts in Lesson 1 and continues in stages, through Lessons 2 & 3.

After that, we start on the main step-by-step tutorial in Lesson 4 on a lesson-by-lesson basis, until the composition reaches its natural conclusion.

As with all of our tutorials this box-set is filmed in real-time, with no editing – nothing is withheld and you get to see every brush-stroke, every colour mix, every method and technique – all of which is accompanied by Paul’s detailed running commentary throughout.

You can work along using our reference photographs; or you can opt to use your own subject – it is entirely up to you – available free-to-download from artworkshopwithpaul on Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_taggart_artist_and_author/

Click on each of the fourteen lessons listed in the index below to reveal a separate window in which you can read the full description.

Even if you feel you can jump any particular lesson, you will find that by doing so you might be missing-out on a myriad hints and tips that could help – so don’t dismiss the idea of working-along with Paul through every stage.

After all, each video is priced at less than a tube of branded acrylic paint and the knowledge you will gain will last a lifetime.

As always, this comes with best wishes for your painting, from Eileen and Paul

OTHER USEFUL box-sets

‘[Series 2] Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ - http://vimeo.com/ondemand/acrylictechniques02
'[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ - http://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulacryl
‘[Series 1] Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ - http://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylictechniques
‘Painting Equipment Focus for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ - http://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylicsequipment
'Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart [Series 1] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1

OTHER ACRYLIC box-sets
‘Learn To Enjoy Colour Mixing - Metals with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptcolourmixingmetals
'Out and About with Paul in Acrylics using Watercolour Techniques with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/outandaboutwithpaulacry1
'Out and About with Paul in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ (Highland Landscape) - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/outandaboutwithpaulacry2
'Out and About with Paul in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ (Fishing Harbour Scene) - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/outandaboutwithpaulacry3
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Now available from #artworkshopwithpaul on #vimeo - Lesson 4 in 'Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series 3]’ – Build-up Start-to-Finish Course - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ltewatercolourseries3/150195359

Please read the VOD page description, so that you understand fully how this series works; because there are benefits to participating now; such as the two FREE-TO-VIEW Painting Topical Technique videos.

The method used in this series is one that Artist & Author Paul Taggart has developed for his own Fine Artworks – comprising of three principal layers, the purpose of which is to exploit the individual strengths of the Wet on Wet and Wet on Dry techniques, to produce a rich, clean watercolour, full of light, colour, depth and varying focus. Getting used to handling watercolour paint in this form is really exciting, for it allows you to fully appreciate the power of painting in watercolours.

In LESSON 4 work continues on the first layer of wet-on-wet; the purpose of which is to establish the lightest values throughout this main composition and in doing so, placing the principal elements. This layer is not about detail, nor focus; you are imbuing the composition with the softest of lights, against which overlaid strokes of ever-strengthening values will contrast.

As you listen along to Paul’s commentary and watch his every stroke you will soon learn a comforting fact; that you can indeed change and alter and correct your watercolour paintings – all you need is to be shown how.

As always, this lesson is filmed in real-time, enabling you to see how colour mixes are achieved, how directional brush-strokes, even at this early stage, can help establish movement and flow.

Working from the back of the composition to the front, enables you to establish aerial perspective as you move forward by working from the top of the surface downwards.

You can work-long with Paul on the same subjects, for which we supply free-to-download reference photographs; or you can work on your own – it is entirely up to you – https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_taggart_artist_and_author/
 
The lesson finishes with the first strokes of the second layer of wet-on-wet worked on the distant castle.

This ‘Combination’ method used by Paul brings together the techniques of Wet on Wet and Wet on Dry, each of which has been the sole technique used for box-sets ‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart’ and ‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart’.
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulwc1
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulwc2
 
SEE ALSO….
'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
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series1]’  – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs01
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series2]’  – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs02

WHAT PARTICIPATING IN THIS COURSE AS IT UNFOLDS MEANS FOR YOU – ADDED EXTRA FREE-TO-VIEW TUTORIALS : INTERACTIVE EVENT : PROBLEM SOLVERS

[1] TWO FREE-TO-VIEW EXTRA TUTORIALS – ‘Painting Topical Technique for Watercolours – Combination Technique (the basics)’  and ‘Painting Topical Tip for Watercolours – Combination Technique Exercise’ – NOTE these are viewable here in Vimeo and once the course is complete will be added to a complete box-set for rent or purchase.

[2] LESSON 1 – the first stage in this step-by-step regular online course – PAY AS YOU GO – rent this lesson for $1.00(us) or BUY IT TO OWN IT $2(us).

[3] PROBLEM SOLVERS – SHARE YOUR STAGES WITH US exclusively in our On-line Interactive Event ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series 3]’ - created specifically for this course in our Art Workshop With Paul Taggart Painting Companions group on Facebook. SHARE YOUR PROBLEM SO THAT WE CAN HELP YOU FURTHER either through a dedicated ‘Problem Solvers with Paul Taggart’ video, or under your shared post. THESE ‘Problem Solvers with Paul Taggart’ VIDEOS WILL BE FREE-TO-VIEW FOR THE PERIOD BETWEEN LESSONS AS NOTIFIED – after which each will be added to the growing set of lessons for rent or purchase.

NOT ALREADY A PAINTING COMPANION IN FACEBOOK? – NO WORRIES – simply seek us out and request an invitation to join the group and the Event – https://www.facebook.com/groups/paultaggartpaintingcompanions/
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We're up to Lesson 7 in our on-going build-up course '[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart' - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginoilsseries3/148773013

'Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 3]’ – Build-up Start-to-Finish Course Lesson 7
 
Please read the VOD page description, so that you understand fully how this series works; because there are benefits to participating now and working along with Artist & Author Paul Taggart as he moves through the main composition in this build-up series – all filmed in real-time, so that you get to see every colour mix, every stroke and every blend, not to mention pick up on a host of invaluable hints and tips through Paul’s running commentary throughout.
 
LESSON 7 – consider this as not only a stage in the progression of this main painting; look at it as a stand-alone lesson in how to effectively render a rocky outcrop in a loose impressionistic style, without the need to fuss at detail. Successfully achieving detail is not about capturing the minutiae within an element, it is about identifying the components that form the characteristics of that element.
 
Follow this stage and you will be surprised at how little effort is required to create the illusion of detail. Watch as Paul sculpts his way around the rocky hill that acts as a distinctive backdrop to the composition. This he does with nothing more than one or two round brushes (larger than you might suppose is required), directional brush-strokes, selective blending and slabs of colour.
 
See for yourself how negative painting plays an essential role in discovering those distinctive jagged cracks that slash through rock faces; how loosely applied slabs of colour interpret the mosaic of light and dark that forms this stone massif. Now you will appreciate the importance of the previously applied dark underpainting, the importance of working gradually through from the darkest values to the lightest.
 
Although aerial perspective is not obvious in the photographs, it nevertheless exists and as such, this massif rocky outcrop is crucial to the successful outcome of the overall painting – it requires close attention whilst bearing in mind how the rest of the painting is yet to develop.
 
WHAT PARTICIPATING IN THIS COURSE AS IT UNFOLDS MEANS FOR YOU – ADDED EXTRA FREE-TO-VIEW TUTORIALS : INTERACTIVE EVENT : PROBLEM SOLVERS
 
[1] FREE-TO-VIEW EXTRA TUTORIAL – ‘Painting Topical Tip for Oils – Impasto Technique (the basics)’ – NOTE this is viewable here in Vimeo and once the course is complete will be transferred to a complete box-set for rent or purchase.
 
[2] FREE-TO-VIEW EXTRA TUTORIAL – ‘Painting Topical Tip for Oils – Impasto Technique Exercise’ – a simple study for you to practice the basics – NOTE this is viewable here in Vimeo and once the course is complete will be added to a complete box-set for rent or purchase.
 
[3] LESSON 1 – the first stage in your step-by-step regular online course ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils [Series 3] Impasto Technique with Paul taggart’ – PAY AS YOU GO – rent this lesson for $1.00(us) or BUY IT TO OWN IT $2(us).
 
[4] PROBLEM SOLVERS – SHARE YOUR STAGES WITH US exclusively in our On-line Interactive Event ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 3]’ - created specifically for this course in our Art Workshop With Paul Taggart Painting Companions group on Facebook. SHARE YOUR PROBLEM SO THAT WE CAN HELP YOU FURTHER either through a dedicated ‘Problem Solvers with Paul Taggart’ video, or under your shared post. THESE ‘Problem Solvers with Paul Taggart’ VIDEOS WILL BE FREE-TO-VIEW FOR THE PERIOD BETWEEN LESSONS AS NOTIFIED – after which each will be added to the growing set of lessons for rent or purchase.
 
NOT ALREADY A PAINTING COMPANION IN FACEBOOK? – NO WORRIES – simply seek us out and request an invitation to join the group and the Event – http://www.facebook.com/groups/paultaggartpaintingcompanions/
 
SEE ALSO….
'Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart [Series 1] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1
'Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 1] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils1
'Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 2] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils2
PAUL TAGGART core oil painting kit and how to use each element – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoilequipment
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart [Series1]’  – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques01
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart [Series2]’  – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques02
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VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE - PLEASE READ and CLICK THE 'LIKE' BUTTON to show your support. VERY IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT THE PRICES OF OUR VIDEOS and how, with your help, we can keep our prices as low as possible; because over the past year, governments around the world have come to realise the fast-growing trend towards ‘digital’ entertainment. Which in essence means that with the advent of digital download/streaming of films/video-on-demand on Netflix. Amazon and the likes of YouTube moving towards paid-for content, there is money to be made in digital sales – which translates into the imposition of VAT and Sales Taxes on all digital content that the consumer purchases online (and these taxes are not small).

How does this affect our video-on-demand, online tutorials? Simple really ................ you are supposed to pay an additional VAT/Sales Tax on every one of our videos that you purchase via Vimeo; just as you are on any digital purchase you make online (although you may not be aware of it or the rise in prices over the past year).

WE ARE WILLING TO ABSORB these VAT/Sales Taxes, for the time being, so that YOU DON’T PAY EXTRA ON OUR VIDEOS purchased through Vimeo; because we have always been sensitive to your pocket. But we need your help to help us keep these prices as low as we do, so that you can ultimately benefit. HOW CAN YOU HELP? Again it’s simple – let folk know about our work, for the more people find our videos on Vimeo, the less likely we will need to increase our prices, so that you don’t have to pay more.

With our very best wishes, as always, from Eileen and Paul :)

https://vimeo.com/artworkshopwithpaul/vod_pages
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With profuse apologies for the delay in getting this build-up course filmed and published - we're delighted to have released '[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart' available now on #artworkshopwithpaul via #vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ltewatercolourseries3

Please read the VOD page description, so that you understand fully how this series works; because there are benefits to participating now; such as the opportunity to post problems which Artist & Author Paul Taggart can help to resolve.

“Welcome to ‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart’ in which we are pulling together the techniques of Wet on Wet and Wet on Dry – previously covered in other box-sets, such as ‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart’ and ‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart’.
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulwc1
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulwc2

I refer to this method of working in three principal layers as the Combination Technique; the purpose of this method being to exploit the individual strengths of the Wet on Wet and Wet on Dry techniques, to produce a rich, clean watercolour, full of light, colour, depth and varying focus.

The first layer of wet-on-wet is applied thinly and loosely to block in the lightest lights that appear in our subject; on which we will be building ever-darkening colours.

The second layer of wet-on-wet offers us the chance to exploit the rich dark colours which can only be achieved with this exciting technique.

The third layer of wet-on-dry is where focus and accents are manipulated to lead the viewer in the direction that you wish their journey through your landscape to take.  

Getting used to handling watercolour paint in this form is really exciting, for it allows you to fully appreciate the power of painting in watercolours.
 
Use the two, free-to-view, comprehensive, Basics and Exercise Topical Technique tutorials as your introduction to my Combination Technique. These can be viewed here in Vimeo, as Bonus Features, until the main composition of this series reaches its natural conclusion.

From Lesson 1 onwards, this series will build as we film each lesson in real-time on a regular basis; so that you get to work-along with me from start-to-finish on a couple of paintings; the first being a study to prepare you for the main composition, a landscape in which varying focus is the key.

You can work-long with me on the same subjects, for which we supply free-to-download reference photographs; or you can work on your own – it is entirely up to you - https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_taggart_artist_and_author/

Value-for-money is our philosophy, which is why we keep our prices as low as possible; so that you can either rent each lesson, or buy it to own it, for working along whenever you want.

We look forward to your company and as always, send you best wishes for your painting, from Eileen and myself.”

WHAT PARTICIPATING IN THIS COURSE AS IT UNFOLDS MEANS FOR YOU – ADDED EXTRA FREE-TO-VIEW TUTORIALS : INTERACTIVE EVENT : PROBLEM SOLVERS

[1] TWO FREE-TO-VIEW EXTRA TUTORIALS – ‘Painting Topical Technique for Watercolours – Combination Technique (the basics)’  and ‘Painting Topical Tip for Watercolours – Combination Technique Exercise’ – NOTE these are viewable here in Vimeo and once the course is complete will be added to a complete box-set for rent or purchase.

[2] LESSON 1 – the first stage in this step-by-step regular online course – PAY AS YOU GO – rent this lesson for $1.00(us) or BUY IT TO OWN IT $2(us).

[3] PROBLEM SOLVERS – SHARE YOUR STAGES WITH US exclusively in our On-line Interactive Event ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series 3]’ - created specifically for this course in our Art Workshop With Paul Taggart Painting Companions group on Facebook. SHARE YOUR PROBLEM SO THAT WE CAN HELP YOU FURTHER either through a dedicated ‘Problem Solvers with Paul Taggart’ video, or under your shared post. THESE ‘Problem Solvers with Paul Taggart’ VIDEOS WILL BE FREE-TO-VIEW FOR THE PERIOD BETWEEN LESSONS AS NOTIFIED – after which each will be added to the growing set of lessons for rent or purchase.

NOT ALREADY A PAINTING COMPANION IN FACEBOOK? – NO WORRIES – simply seek us out and request an invitation to join the group and the Event – http://www.facebook.com/groups/paultaggartpaintingcompanions/

SEE ALSO….
'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
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series1]’  – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs01
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Watercolours with Paul Taggart [Series2]’  – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs02
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We look forward to your company in our latest online course, ‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’, and as always, send you best wishes for your painting, from Eileen and Paul - now available from ‪#‎artworkshopwithpaul‬ on ‪#‎vimeo‬ -
http://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginoilsseries3

Welcome to one of the series in which Paul is breaking down the traditional oil painting method into its three principal layers, so that you can fully understand their respective qualities and roles and thereby extend your painting repertoire.

Please read the VOD page description, so that you understand fully how this series works; because there are benefits to participating now; such as the opportunity to post problems which Artist & Author Paul Taggart can help to resolve.

The first lean layer has been covered in ‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ along with its companion box-set ‘[Series 2] Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – which is to work with thinners - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils2  -  https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques02

Here, in [Series 3], Paul helps you to understand how to exploit the Impasto Technique as a painting technique in its own right – most commonly the middle ‘layer’, through which you would build structure and texture, working from dark to light.

Now you will learn how to exploit the middle impasto layer, where you will be working with stiff, tube-consistency paint; which Paul describes as the “…essence of oil painting itself.”

“Getting used to handling oil paint in this form is really essential for you to get the full benefit of what oil painting can actually give to you.”
This is an exciting technique - get to grips with it through this build-up course and you will find yourself on a rich and stimulating journey.
Use the two, free-to-view, hour-long, Basics and Exercise Topical Technique tutorials as your introduction to working with Impasto.

These can be viewed here in Vimeo, as Bonus Features, until the main composition of this series reaches its natural conclusion.

From Lesson 1 onwards, this series will build as we film each lesson in real-time on a regular basis; so that you get to work-along with Paul from start-to-finish on a couple of paintings; the first being a study to prepare you for the main composition, a landscape in which texture is the key.

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

Value-for-money is our philosophy, which is why we keep our prices as low as possible; so that you can either rent each lesson, or buy it to own it, for working along whenever you want.

We look forward to your company and as always, send you best wishes for your painting, from Eileen and Paul.

WHAT PARTICIPATING IN THIS COURSE AS IT UNFOLDS MEANS FOR YOU – ADDED EXTRA FREE-TO-VIEW TUTORIALS : INTERACTIVE EVENT : PROBLEM SOLVERS

[1] FREE-TO-VIEW EXTRA TUTORIAL – ‘Painting Topical Tip for Oils – Impasto Technique (the basics)’ – NOTE this is viewable here in Vimeo and once the course is complete will be transferred to a complete box-set for rent or purchase.

[2] FREE-TO-VIEW EXTRA TUTORIAL – ‘Painting Topical Tip for Oils – Impasto Technique Exercise’ – a simple study for you to practice the basics – NOTE this is viewable here in Vimeo and once the course is complete will be added to a complete box-set for rent or purchase.

[3] LESSON 1 – the first stage in your step-by-step regular online course ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils [Series 3] Impasto Technique with Paul taggart’ – PAY AS YOU GO – rent this lesson for $1.00(us) or BUY IT TO OWN IT $2(us).

[4] PROBLEM SOLVERS – SHARE YOUR STAGES WITH US exclusively in our On-line Interactive Event ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 3]’ - created specifically for this course in our Art Workshop With Paul Taggart Painting Companions group on Facebook. SHARE YOUR PROBLEM SO THAT WE CAN HELP YOU FURTHER either through a dedicated ‘Problem Solvers with Paul Taggart’ video, or under your shared post. THESE ‘Problem Solvers with Paul Taggart’ VIDEOS WILL BE FREE-TO-VIEW FOR THE PERIOD BETWEEN LESSONS AS NOTIFIED – after which each will be added to the growing set of lessons for rent or purchase.

NOT ALREADY A PAINTING COMPANION IN FACEBOOK? – NO WORRIES – simply seek us out and request an invitation to join the group and the Event – http://www.facebook.com/grou…/paultaggartpaintingcompanions/

SEE ALSO….
'Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart [Series 1] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1 'Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 1] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils1 'Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 2] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils2
PAUL TAGGART core oil painting kit and how to use each element – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoilequipment
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart [Series1]’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques01
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart [Series2]’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques02
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This course has reached it's natural conclusion and is now available as a Box-set from $1 per video - '[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart' - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics2

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE DESCRIPTION HERE TO REVEAL ALL ......... acrylic painting is a medium that has multiple possibilities – it can be used thin or thick, transparently or opaquely, worked with medium or with water. As a fine art medium you can exploit its own unique characteristics, as well as adapt traditional oil painting and watercolour techniques.

Welcome to [Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ a box-set of fourteen videos in which you can work-along with me from start-to-finish on two different subjects.

In Series 1 of ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ I dealt with the more traditional technique of using mediums in the paint mixes; but here in Series 2 you will be WORKING WITH OPAQUE PAINT MIXES of various consistencies and the only ‘medium’ used for thinning down the paint is WATER.

Whilst Series 1 is based on another traditional method, that of working in layers from dark to light; in Series 2 you will be working in layers from LIGHT to DARK to LIGHT.

You will be introduced to a raft of different techniques within this method of working, such as working Wet on Dry and Wet on Wet, not to mention restricted wet-on-wet.

See this as an opportunity to explore this particular technique in acrylic painting and in so doing, you will be expanding your repertoire of painting methods in acrylics, so that you can enjoy your experience of working with acrylics even more.

The main composition of a view through one of our studio windows will help you to get to grips with painting transparent objects and reflections in transparency.

You will also learn how to deal with the distant view seen on the other side of the window and the foreground view that ‘frames’ the window.

And to prepare you for this, an intermediate still-life study of transparent objects. This detailed start-to-finish tutorial starts in Lesson 1 and continues in stages, through Lessons 2 & 3.

After that, we start on the main step-by-step tutorial in Lesson 4 on a lesson-by-lesson basis, until the composition reaches its natural conclusion.

As with all of our tutorials this box-set is filmed in real-time, with no editing – nothing is withheld and you get to see every brush-stroke, every colour mix, every method and technique – all of which is accompanied by Paul’s detailed running commentary throughout.

You can work along using our reference photographs; or you can opt to use your own subject – it is entirely up to you – available free-to-download from artworkshopwithpaul on Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_taggart_artist_and_author/

Click on each of the fourteen lessons listed in the index below to reveal a separate window in which you can read the full description.

Even if you feel you can jump any particular lesson, you will find that by doing so you might be missing-out on a myriad hints and tips that could help – so don’t dismiss the idea of working-along with Paul through every stage.

After all, each video is priced at less than a tube of branded acrylic paint and the knowledge you will gain will last a lifetime.

As always, this comes with best wishes for your painting, from Eileen and Paul

OTHER USEFUL box-sets

‘[Series 2] Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ - http://vimeo.com/ondemand/acrylictechniques02 '[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ - http://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulacryl
‘[Series 1] Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ - http://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylictechniques
‘Painting Equipment Focus for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ - http://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylicsequipment 'Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart [Series 1] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1

OTHER ACRYLIC box-sets
‘Learn To Enjoy Colour Mixing - Metals with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptcolourmixingmetals 'Out and About with Paul in Acrylics using Watercolour Techniques with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/outandaboutwithpaulacry1 'Out and About with Paul in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ (Highland Landscape) - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/outandaboutwithpaulacry2 'Out and About with Paul in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ (Fishing Harbour Scene) - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/outandaboutwithpaulacry3
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Tuition and Guidance for the Artist in Everyone
Introduction

Paul Taggart Artist, Author, Presenter, Producer

Oils : Watercolours : Pastels : Acrylics : Drawings

Paul Taggart has a passion for painting - with more than forty years as a Professional Fine Artist to his name. For his principal selling collection, mainly comprising paintings in oil; Taggart specialises in traditional techniques that exploit a range of processes.

His work covers a wide variety of genre, including landscapes, figurative pieces, conversation works and most especially, 'living studies'.

ART WORKSHOP WITH PAUL

Paul's enthusiasm for painting is reflected in his popularity as a tutor. Having developed a step-by-step method, through fully narrated demonstrations, these were translated into the published word in the form of unique 'artstrips©' the basis of Paul's fourteen books and published tutorials on the subject of learning to paint.

NOW HIS PASSION IS SHARING WITH A WORLD-WIDE AUDIENCE, THROUGH FREE-TO-VIEW FILMS, produced for his youtube channel - artworkshopwithpaul

BROWSE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING PLAYLISTS and catch up with over 200 tutorials filmed in real-time - watch as Paul applies every stroke and creates his colour mixes; listen to his detailed commentary as he paints; work-along with Paul in the privacy of your home and at your own pace - FOR UNLIKE AN ART CLASS - YOU CAN REVISIT THESE TUTORIALS TIME AND TIME AGAIN AND NOT MISS ANY OF THE DETAILED HINTS, TIPS and TECHNIQUES.

Free-to-View Oil Painting Tutorials

Free-to-View Watercolour Painting Tutorials

Free-to-View Acrylic Painting Tutorials

Free-to-View Pastel Painting Tutorials

'Learn to Enjoy' COLOUR MIXING by Paul Taggart

PAINTING PORTRAITS & FIGURES Tutorials by Paul Taggart

General PAINTING TIPS, HINTS, TECHNIQUES by Paul Taggart

MASTERCLASS with Paul Taggart

'A Brush with Gardening' by Paul Taggart and Robert Ketchell

'OUT and ABOUT with PAUL' - painting live at events

FEATURE REVEALS - Masterwork Paintings by Paul Taggart

Free-to-View Painting & Drawing Tutorials - Paul Taggart's main YouTube channel

Paul Taggart's Official Site