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'Painting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 3]’ - now available from artworkshopwithpaul on vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechs03

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 oils 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 fulfillment from your painting process.

Welcome to Series 3 of ‘Painting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – a box-set of eight tutorials that were inspired by the method and techniques used by Paul in ‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’; which focused on working with impasto, both as a technique in its own right and as the structural stage in the traditional layering method for oils.

First-off, this box-set introduces you to the BASICS of working with impasto through a simple study; which encourages you to concentrate on the technique, rather than the subject.

Following this you are then taken through an EXERCISE, which allows you to put the impasto technique into practice on another simple, but more structured subject – one that will help you get to grips with impasto mixes and directional brush-strokes.

Knowing how to work with IMPASTO GRADUATED COLOURS, both the mixing process and the application on your painting surface becomes second nature, when you know how. Work-along to this tutorial and you will gain confidence in making the mixes, loading your brush, applying the colour and blending.

What is the difference between CAST SHADOWS and VOLUME SHADOWS? Again, easy to determine when you know how and this tutorial will help you to recognise these in your subjects, so that you can achieve volume and depth.

IMPASTO STRUCTURAL BLENDING is another of those invaluable lessons that will furnish you with the ability to create volume and form on anything from the simples of round objects, to the subtlest of features, such as a cheek in a portrait. Mastering the art of blending in impasto will make the world of difference to your paintings.

IMPASTO VISUAL TEXTURES reveals how to achieve visual texture using ‘dry’ thin impasto layers and also how to achieve visual texture with heavy thick impasto layers. Each as different as they could be; both proving crucial additions to your everyday painting repertoire.

NEGATIVE PAINTING is so much more than many realise and has as important a role to play as ‘positive’ painting. Not forgetting the invaluable part it can play in bringing an unloved painting back on track.

Finally, REWETTING A DRIED PAINTING when working with IMPASTO. Retouching varnish is not the only option, as this tutorial will reveal and in so doing, you will gather another set of different approaches with which to bring your painting back to life.

As with all of Paul’s tutorials, these are filmed in real-time, so that can see everything that is happening on Paul’s painting surface, close-ups of the consequence of every action being crucial to give you a greater understanding of how those colour mixes are achieved, how brush-strokes work, how different pressures of application affect the outcome and so much more. All of which is accompanied by Paul’s detailed running commentary throughout.

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

SEE ALSO….

‘Painting Equipment Focus for Oils with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoilequipment '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 'Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 3] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils3
‘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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Box-set from only $1us per video - '[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart' - available now from #artworkshopwithpaul on #vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginoilsseries3

Welcome to ‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’, one of the series in which Artist & Author Paul Taggart 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.
 
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 box-set and you will find yourself on a rich and stimulating journey. Your paintings will come alive with character, every element within them imbued with texture, structure, volume and form.
 
All of which can only be achieved with impasto, all of which can be used as a stand-alone technique.
 
But just imagine these impasto layers enriched even further with subtle glazes and tints.
Imagine the results were you to work with even more graduated layers of colour, interwoven with glazes and tints.
 
As always, this entire box-set is filmed in real-time so that you can truly work-along with Paul, so that you don’t miss any of his techniques, hints and tips, or any of his colour mixes created from his nucleus six-colour palette. Listen carefully to Paul’s running commentary for those topical tips that only come from years of experience as a professional fine artist whose passion for his craft is something that he loves to share.
 
The subject for the main composition was chosen for its wealth of varying textures; perfect for a painting in which Paul sets out to demonstrate the role of the impasto layer in the traditional method of working with oils – the rocky outcrop, the trees and undulating land (covered in bracken, grass and so on), the sheep, the stone building in the foreground and the whitewashed building in the background, the cinder path. It is also filled with varying perspectives and vanishing points that draw the viewer’s eye. Contrasting light and shade play a strong part in creating dynamism. Here you have everything with which to practice the art of working with bristle brushes.
 
To learn the Basics and work on a practice Exercise, you might find the two tutorials in ‘[Series 3] Painting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ of value.
 
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/
 
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 them individually, or as a box-set, 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.
 
SEE ALSO….
 
‘Painting Equipment Focus for Oils with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoilequipment
'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
‘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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Texture paste is so much more than a mere ‘craft’ medium, as you will soon discover in this series - LATEST RELEASE - available from #artworkshopwithpaul on #vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics3/161986791

'Lesson 3 - [Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting  in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ - you join Artist & Author Paul Taggart as he continues to build the impasto underlying textural structure for this composition, in which he demonstrates the impact and painterly manner in which texture paste can be dynamically exploited. Texture paste is so much more than a mere ‘craft’ medium, as you will soon discover in this series.
 
The method and technique used in this Series is EQUALLY SUITABLE FOR WORKING IN OILS – building up the impasto layers with acrylics and texture paste, over which you can subsequently apply layers of oil paints, glazes and tints. Perfect for those who wish to work quickly and dynamically, as this method speeds up drying time.
 
Even if you are working-along with Paul, your approach to the impasto stage in which YOU WILL BE CREATING THE TEXTURAL LAYER can be unique to you, for the manner in which you apply this textural layer can be as expressive and imaginative as you wish it to be – there is nothing to hold you back. THE PURPOSE OF THIS LAYER is to lay down the structural texture, using different tools, exploiting directional strokes and varying pressures of application. Let loose – let your imagination fly.
 
Follow Paul’s lead and create your own tools for applying the texture paste – you will soon see how off-cuts of card can be exploited as ‘painting knives’ or ‘spatulas’.
 
In this layer Paul adds a subtle tint to the texture paste into delineate each area as he works – although this is primarily so that you can see it on camera; you could in fact use this as a tip to help you establish how you approach each area.
 
Having created texture across the entire surface and left the textural layer to dry thoroughly, Paul then moves on to apply the underpainting layer, using thinned paint mixes. However, he continues to use a textural brush to do so, in order to exploit the arbitrary texture that this achieves from the brush-strokes themselves.
 
As ever, filmed in real-time, accompanied by Paul’s detailed running commentary, in which he shares his thought process on how he sees this composition working for him. As ever, packed full of invaluable hints and tips, for as those who follow Paul know, he does not hold anything back.
 
You don’t need to work at the same size as Paul, for everything demonstrated in this main composition can be applied to a smaller, or indeed a larger, surface size. What matters is the method of working with impasto to create varied textures, in this underlying textural layer and in subsequent impasto paint layers.
 
The point of working to this size for Paul is to demonstrate the method in an exciting and expressive way.
 
How does this build-up series work and what are the FREE-TO-VIEW Bonus Features all about?
 
This on-going course is filmed in real-time, with each lesson released as it is filmed. You are taken through every step from start-to-finish, until the main composition comes to its natural conclusion, at which point it will be converted to a box-set.
 
There are benefits to working along with Paul whilst this course is on-going, for there are four ‘added extra’ Painting Topical Technique tutorials which are FREE-TO-VIEW -  so do take advantage of these Bonus Features which amount to four hours of free tuition.
 
You can choose to work-along with Paul on the same subject, or you may wish to try something different – the choice is entirely up to you. We supply FREE-TO-DOWNLOAD reference photographs for the main composition and the exercise – so please feel free to pop over to our artworkshopwithpaul account on Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_taggart_artist_and_author/
 
Check out ‘Painting Equipment Focus for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ for more information on Texture Paste – http://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylicsequipment
 
If you would like to share your experience of working-along with Paul, then please join our on-line event for this series, exclusively available in our Painting Companions group on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/groups/paultaggartpaintingcompanions/
 
We look forward to your company and hope that in sharing Paul’s passion for painting and drawing, we can help you enjoy yours all the more.
 
Best wishes for your painting, from Eileen and Paul
 
TO KEEP UPDATED on our growing index of video tutorials here in Vimeo click the Follow button on this VOD Page AND register on the Official Website for artworkshopwithpaul – http://www.artworkshopwithpaul.com
 
Best wishes for your painting, from Eileen and Paul
 
OTHER USEFUL Acrylic Painting tutorials such as the following can be found by browsing through our VOD titles – LOOK OUT also for Oil painting tutorials which state that they are Suitable for Acrylics.
 
‘[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
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'[Series 1]Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing for all Media, making YELLOW work for you, with Paul Taggart' - available from artworkshopwithpaul on vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingyellow

Although Artist & Author Paul Taggart uses watercolours for the mixes and diagrammatic demonstrations in some of these videos THE PRINCIPLES FOR COLOUR MIXING ARE COMMON TO ALL MEDIA – watercolours are used here simply on practical grounds in relation to showing the colours.

Welcome to ‘Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart’ – A COLLECTION OF BUILD-UP SERIES that will grow into a comprehensive index of colour mixing tutorials intended to cover everything from the basic principles of the colour circle and colour mixing, through to series dedicated to practical colour mixing tutorials in each of the three principal wet media plus one dedicated to the dry media of pastels.

YOU WILL DEFINITELY FIND YOURSELF WANTING TO WORK ALONG WITH Artist & Author Paul Taggart as he helps you discover the delight in achieving ninety-five percent of the colours you will ever need from A CORE PALETTE OF SIX COLOURS – see https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1

This box-set is about MAKING YELLOW WORK FOR YOU in a simple, easy-to-follow set of tutorials; the purpose of which is to show you how YOU can learn to CONTROL COLOUR MIXES, rather than all of those tubes of colour being in control of you.

YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT the Nature of the principal primary yellows. Then you move on to the secondary mixes where yellow is the principle primary. Thirdly you are shown how to manipulate your mixes to effectively introduce light and shade into your paintings.

Finally you are taken through two detailed step-by-step colour mixing practice studies of a subject where yellow is the principal primary.

PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTIONS FOR EACH VIDEO.  

NOTE - colours will vary across the various devices on which this video is watched – so please do not despair if your colours are not exactly as those shown in these tutorials.

"Every artist develops their own palette of preferred colours, but to arrive at this selection requires knowledge of not only the available colours, but how colours work with each other to produce successful mixes.

Colour Mixing is every bit as important in making a composition work as thumbnails and perspective. With colour control you can communicate with your viewer, tell a story or evoke a mood - hence the phrase 'to paint a picture'.

You would not be alone in thinking that colour mixing is a daunting prospect; every artist has been through this at some point - even professional artists such as myself. I guarantee however that it needn't be so - for colour mixing is actually about some basic and simple principles”

As with all of Paul’s tutorials, these are filmed in real time and you not only get to watch every colour mix, but you are gently guided through the entire process with Paul’s running commentary explaining each and every aspect of the basic colour circle and nucleus palette of six colours.

See this series as a step-by-step guide that will take you on the first steps of your new journey into the wonderful world of colour mixing – one that will definitely enhance your painting experience as you come to understand the nature of colour, how to exploit it and how to manipulate your colour mixes to enrich and enliven your artworks.

PRACTICE THE BASICS LEARNT IN EACH TUTORIAL AND YOU WILL FIND THAT YOU ARE PREPARED FOR THE NEXT STAGE.
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Latest release from ‪#‎artworkshopwithpaul‬ on ‪#‎vimeo‬ - Lesson 15 in the build-up '[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart' - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginoilsseries3/160589201

Now you have reached the final stage on your journey in this painting in which ‘impasto’ is the sole technique used to depict this highly textured scene. You will have come to appreciate how this technique can be used in its own right, not only as a painting method, but, just as importantly and the point of this series; you will now be able to fully exploit the impasto stage in the traditional method of working in layers from thin mixes to thick impasto mixes to glazes and tints.

The purpose of this series is to break down the three principal layers of this traditional method - we have already covered working with ‘thinned’ mixes in ‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques02
and in [Series 4] will be covering ‘glazing’ and ‘tinting’.

LESSON 15 and you join Artist & Author Paul Taggart for the finishing layer and working from the back to the front of the composition, you will return to the top of the painting.

Gently does it in Lesson 15, as you seek to balance the painting for the final time. This is where the magic happens. Now you will be adding the ‘sunny’ touches and re-inforcing reflected lights; you will be adding those splashes of subtle colour that bring the painting to life.

You will be working through yellow and blue lights to the final bright, pure-white highlights, those deep lights that reflect the ambient light – this is what makes working with oil paints such an enriching experience.

In this lesson you will also come to appreciate how colours affect each other. Watch as Paul now scuffs in the purple heather – faint in the distant landscape, yet the effect of purple against the greens and yellows does so much to add depth and character to the background rocky hills and steep inclines.

Then it’s onto the trees that surround the distant cottage, where Paul wishes to introduce more contrast, to again develop greater depth and character. Watch as he brings the dark undergrowth into view, where trunks and branches intertwine and catch flecks of light.
And finally, you may feel that the grassy areas were successfully achieved up to now; but watch what happens as Paul introduces those warm oranges and yellows throughout, exploiting directional brush-strokes as he goes to define those grasses that stand tall and erect from those that are flattened out.

As always, this lesson is filmed in real-time so that you can truly work-along with Paul, so that you don’t miss any of his techniques, hints and tips, or any of his colour mixes created from his nucleus six-colour palette. Listen carefully to Paul’s running commentary for those topical tips that only come from years of experience as a professional fine artist whose passion for his craft is something that he loves to share.

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.

The subject for this composition was chosen for its wealth of varying textures; perfect for a painting in which Paul sets out to demonstrate the role of the impasto layer in the traditional method of working with oils – the rocky outcrop, the trees and undulating land (covered in bracken, grass and so on), the sheep, the stone building in the foreground and the whitewashed building in the background, the cinder path. It is also filled with varying perspectives and vanishing points that draw the viewer’s eye. Contrasting light and shade play a strong part in creating dynamism. Here you have everything with which to practice the art of working with bristle brushes.

SEE ALSO….
‘Painting Equipment Focus for Oils with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoilequipment

'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

‘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 - 'Lesson 2 - [Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart' - also suitable for oils. Available from ‪#‎artworkshopwithpaul‬ on ‪#‎vimeo‬ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics3/160508443

Welcome to ‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ in which Artist & Author Paul Taggart introduces you to a dynamic method of achieving impasto when working with acrylic paints - which involves working with Texture Paste.

The method and technique used in this Series is EQUALLY SUITABLE FOR WORKING IN OILS – building up the impasto layers with acrylics and texture paste, over which you can subsequently apply layers of oil paints, glazes and tints. Perfect for those who wish to work quickly and dynamically, as this method speeds up drying time.

LESSON 2 and work continues on the main composition. FIRST OFF the oh-so-important redrawing stage. Don’t underestimate the value of doing so, even though the redrawing will be ‘lost’ under the ensuing layer of texture paste; for this redrawing will not only establish the overall composition and the elements within it, it will also act as a guide for the approach you take when applying the impasto layer of texture paste.

As ever, filmed in real-time, accompanied by Paul’s detailed running commentary, in which he shares his thought process on how he sees this composition working for him. As ever, packed full of invaluable hints and tips, for as those who follow Paul know, he does not hold anything back.

Then it’s on to the TEXTURAL LAYER - even if you are working-along with Paul, your approach to the impasto stage in which YOU WILL BE CREATING THE TEXTURAL LAYER can be unique to you, for the manner in which you apply this textural layer can be as expressive and imaginative as you wish it to be – there is nothing to hold you back. THE PURPOSE OF THIS LAYER is to lay down the structural texture, using different tools, exploiting directional strokes and varying pressures of application. Let loose – let your imagination fly.
Follow Paul’s lead and create your own tools for applying the texture paste – you will soon see how off-cuts of card can be exploited as ‘painting knives’ or ‘spatulas’.

You don’t need to work at the same size as Paul, for everything demonstrated in this main composition can be applied to a smaller, or indeed a larger, surface size. What matters is the method of working with impasto to create varied textures, in this underlying textural layer and in subsequent impasto paint layers.

The point of working to this size for Paul is to demonstrate the method in an exciting and expressive way.

How does this build-up series work and what are the FREE-TO-VIEW Bonus Features all about?

This on-going course is filmed in real-time, with each lesson released as it is filmed. You are taken through every step from start-to-finish, until the main composition comes to its natural conclusion, at which point it will be converted to a box-set.

There are benefits to working along with Paul whilst this course is on-going, for there are four ‘added extra’ Painting Topical Technique tutorials which are FREE-TO-VIEW - so do take advantage of these Bonus Features which amount to four hours of free tuition.

You can choose to work-along with Paul on the same subject, or you may wish to try something different – the choice is entirely up to you. We supply FREE-TO-DOWNLOAD reference photographs for the main composition and the exercise – so please feel free to pop over to our artworkshopwithpaul account on Flickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_taggart_artist_and_author/

Check out ‘Painting Equipment Focus for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ for more information on Texture Paste – http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylicsequipment

If you would like to share your experience of working-along with Paul, then please join our on-line event for this series, exclusively available in our Painting Companions group on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/grou…/paultaggartpaintingcompanions/
We look forward to your company and hope that in sharing Paul’s passion for painting and drawing, we can help you enjoy yours all the more.

Best wishes for your painting, from Eileen and Paul

TO KEEP UPDATED on our growing index of video tutorials here in Vimeo click the Follow button on this VOD Page AND register on the Official Website for artworkshopwithpaul – http://www.artworkshopwithpaul.com

OTHER USEFUL Acrylic Painting tutorials such as the following can be found by browsing through our VOD titles – LOOK OUT also for Oil painting tutorials which state that they are Suitable for Acrylics.

‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulacryl

‘[Series 1] Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylictechniques
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'Painting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 3]’ - now available from artworkshopwithpaul on vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechs03

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 oils 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 fulfillment from your painting process.

Welcome to Series 3 of ‘Painting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – a box-set of eight tutorials that were inspired by the method and techniques used by Paul in ‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’; which focused on working with impasto, both as a technique in its own right and as the structural stage in the traditional layering method for oils.

First-off, this box-set introduces you to the BASICS of working with impasto through a simple study; which encourages you to concentrate on the technique, rather than the subject.

Following this you are then taken through an EXERCISE, which allows you to put the impasto technique into practice on another simple, but more structured subject – one that will help you get to grips with impasto mixes and directional brush-strokes.

Knowing how to work with IMPASTO GRADUATED COLOURS, both the mixing process and the application on your painting surface becomes second nature, when you know how. Work-along to this tutorial and you will gain confidence in making the mixes, loading your brush, applying the colour and blending.

What is the difference between CAST SHADOWS and VOLUME SHADOWS? Again, easy to determine when you know how and this tutorial will help you to recognise these in your subjects, so that you can achieve volume and depth.

IMPASTO STRUCTURAL BLENDING is another of those invaluable lessons that will furnish you with the ability to create volume and form on anything from the simples of round objects, to the subtlest of features, such as a cheek in a portrait. Mastering the art of blending in impasto will make the world of difference to your paintings.

IMPASTO VISUAL TEXTURES reveals how to achieve visual texture using ‘dry’ thin impasto layers and also how to achieve visual texture with heavy thick impasto layers. Each as different as they could be; both proving crucial additions to your everyday painting repertoire.

NEGATIVE PAINTING is so much more than many realise and has as important a role to play as ‘positive’ painting. Not forgetting the invaluable part it can play in bringing an unloved painting back on track.

Finally, REWETTING A DRIED PAINTING when working with IMPASTO. Retouching varnish is not the only option, as this tutorial will reveal and in so doing, you will gather another set of different approaches with which to bring your painting back to life.

As with all of Paul’s tutorials, these are filmed in real-time, so that can see everything that is happening on Paul’s painting surface, close-ups of the consequence of every action being crucial to give you a greater understanding of how those colour mixes are achieved, how brush-strokes work, how different pressures of application affect the outcome and so much more. All of which is accompanied by Paul’s detailed running commentary throughout.

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

SEE ALSO….

‘Painting Equipment Focus for Oils with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoilequipment
'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
'Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 3] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils3
‘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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Final lesson in this series - now available from #artworkshopwithpaul on #vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginoilsseries3/162806231

LESSON 17 - now you have reached the final lesson in your journey on this painting, in which Artist & Author Paul Taggart is working with ‘impasto’ - the sole technique used to depict this highly textured scene. You will have come to appreciate how this technique can be used in its own right, not only as a painting method, but, just as importantly and the point of this series; you will now be able to fully exploit the impasto stage in the traditional method of working in layers from thin mixes to thick impasto mixes to glazes and tints.
 
The purpose of this series is to break down the three principal layers of this traditional method - we have already covered working with ‘thinned’ mixes in ‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ -  'Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 2] - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils2  and in [Series 4] will be covering ‘glazing’ and ‘tinting’.
 
Working in exactly the same manner as you have in previous lessons covering this final stage, you will work through to selective super-highlights; taking care to keep this final section balanced in line with the rest of the composition.
 
First to get Paul’s attention is the garden in front of the stone building, then the stone wall in the garden and finally the foreground grasses.
 
Again you may have felt that these had been completed in the previous stage, but wait until you see how these final graduated mixes of colour affect these areas and bring them to life.
 
The entire painting is now richer and every element in it comes alive with texture, structure, volume and form. It has body and character.
 
All of which can only be achieved with impasto, all of which can be used as a stand-alone technique.
 
But just imagine these impasto layers enriched even further with subtle glazes and tints.
Imagine the results were you to work with even more graduated layers of colour, interwoven with glazes and tints.
 
As always, this lesson is filmed in real-time so that you can truly work-along with Paul, so that you don’t miss any of his techniques, hints and tips, or any of his colour mixes created from his nucleus six-colour palette. Listen carefully to Paul’s running commentary for those topical tips that only come from years of experience as a professional fine artist whose passion for his craft is something that he loves to share.
 
The subject for this composition was chosen for its wealth of varying textures; perfect for a painting in which Paul sets out to demonstrate the role of the impasto layer in the traditional method of working with oils – the rocky outcrop, the trees and undulating land (covered in bracken, grass and so on), the sheep, the stone building in the foreground and the whitewashed building in the background, the cinder path. It is also filled with varying perspectives and vanishing points that draw the viewer’s eye. Contrasting light and shade play a strong part in creating dynamism. Here you have everything with which to practice the art of working with bristle brushes.
 
SEE ALSO….
 
‘Painting Equipment Focus for Oils with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoilequipment
'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
‘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 - available from #artworkshopwithpaul via #vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginoilsseries3/161606994   

LESSON 16 and you arrive at the stone building, one of the principal focal points in this composition. Having previously established the building itself and the ‘structural’ elements that make up its construction; more work is required to now ‘model’ the entire structure, to bring it into relief and to add those final sparkles of sunlight that touch this view throughout. The transformation is magical and you can apply every technique learned throughout the painting of this stone building alone to many other subjects – now you will appreciate the purpose of the Exercise in ‘Painting Topical Techniques for Oils [Series 3] with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginoilsseries3/143233608
 
This is where exploiting light and shade comes into its own, for as Paul repeatedly says, “you cannot achieve darks, without establishing the lights”.
 
First off, the roof, which, although seemingly bright enough, requires further ‘reflected’ light and of course the finishing touches to the apex roofline and discoloration over the surface of the tiles. This is achieved with drier ‘impasto’ strokes and DRY GLAZES that lightly scuff and scumble additional texture over the surface.
 
Then Paul moves on to the gable end of the building, which, although in shadow, nevertheless is touched by light glancing off the surface of individual stones. This makes for exciting manipulation of light and shade and exploitation of colour mixes, colour temperatures and brush-strokes. You may have thought the building was already complete in previous layers, but wait until you see the result of Paul’s work this time around, as the randomly sized stones come into their own, filled with character as they are modelled with ever-lightening mixes.
 
Again, balancing the composition as it develops is crucial and the front of the building, bathed in that intense sunlight, now requires more work, so that it too can be brought to relief and contrasts effectively against the fully-formed shadow gable end.
 
You could be forgiven for thinking that this too had been previously worked through to completion, but yet again, watch the effect of the final touches of warm whites and pure white ‘drip’ super-highlights are added. Not to mention the doors and door openings.
 
As always, this lesson is filmed in real-time so that you can truly work-along with Paul, so that you don’t miss any of his techniques, hints and tips, or any of his colour mixes created from his nucleus six-colour palette. Listen carefully to Paul’s running commentary for those topical tips that only come from years of experience as a professional fine artist whose passion for his craft is something that he loves to share.
 
The subject for this composition was chosen for its wealth of varying textures; perfect for a painting in which Paul sets out to demonstrate the role of the impasto layer in the traditional method of working with oils – the rocky outcrop, the trees and undulating land (covered in bracken, grass and so on), the sheep, the stone building in the foreground and the whitewashed building in the background, the cinder path. It is also filled with varying perspectives and vanishing points that draw the viewer’s eye. Contrasting light and shade play a strong part in creating dynamism. Here you have everything with which to practice the art of working with bristle brushes.
 
SEE ALSO….
 
‘Painting Equipment Focus for Oils with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoilequipment
'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
‘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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'[Series 1]Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing for all Media, making YELLOW work for you, with Paul Taggart' - available from artworkshopwithpaul on vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingyellow

Although Artist & Author Paul Taggart uses watercolours for the mixes and diagrammatic demonstrations in some of these videos THE PRINCIPLES FOR COLOUR MIXING ARE COMMON TO ALL MEDIA – watercolours are used here simply on practical grounds in relation to showing the colours.

Welcome to ‘Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart’ – A COLLECTION OF BUILD-UP SERIES that will grow into a comprehensive index of colour mixing tutorials intended to cover everything from the basic principles of the colour circle and colour mixing, through to series dedicated to practical colour mixing tutorials in each of the three principal wet media plus one dedicated to the dry media of pastels.

YOU WILL DEFINITELY FIND YOURSELF WANTING TO WORK ALONG WITH Artist & Author Paul Taggart as he helps you discover the delight in achieving ninety-five percent of the colours you will ever need from A CORE PALETTE OF SIX COLOURS – see https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1

This box-set is about MAKING YELLOW WORK FOR YOU in a simple, easy-to-follow set of tutorials; the purpose of which is to show you how YOU can learn to CONTROL COLOUR MIXES, rather than all of those tubes of colour being in control of you.

YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT the Nature of the principal primary yellows. Then you move on to the secondary mixes where yellow is the principle primary. Thirdly you are shown how to manipulate your mixes to effectively introduce light and shade into your paintings.

Finally you are taken through two detailed step-by-step colour mixing practice studies of a subject where yellow is the principal primary.

PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTIONS FOR EACH VIDEO.  

NOTE - colours will vary across the various devices on which this video is watched – so please do not despair if your colours are not exactly as those shown in these tutorials.

"Every artist develops their own palette of preferred colours, but to arrive at this selection requires knowledge of not only the available colours, but how colours work with each other to produce successful mixes.

Colour Mixing is every bit as important in making a composition work as thumbnails and perspective. With colour control you can communicate with your viewer, tell a story or evoke a mood - hence the phrase 'to paint a picture'.

You would not be alone in thinking that colour mixing is a daunting prospect; every artist has been through this at some point - even professional artists such as myself. I guarantee however that it needn't be so - for colour mixing is actually about some basic and simple principles”

As with all of Paul’s tutorials, these are filmed in real time and you not only get to watch every colour mix, but you are gently guided through the entire process with Paul’s running commentary explaining each and every aspect of the basic colour circle and nucleus palette of six colours.

See this series as a step-by-step guide that will take you on the first steps of your new journey into the wonderful world of colour mixing – one that will definitely enhance your painting experience as you come to understand the nature of colour, how to exploit it and how to manipulate your colour mixes to enrich and enliven your artworks.

PRACTICE THE BASICS LEARNT IN EACH TUTORIAL AND YOU WILL FIND THAT YOU ARE PREPARED FOR THE NEXT STAGE.
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For our 'arty' friends around the world, this makes for very interesting reading. The concept of painting-to-landscape-to-painting formed the videos that we worked on together with +Robert Ketchell ; a Master Gardener and dear friend, with whom we have collaborated on a few projects and videos. Sometime soon we intend to re-release these videos - which show Robert Ketchell demonstrating the art of creating miniaturised landscapes in the form of Trayscapes; accompanied by companion videos in which Paul Taggart demonstrates the art of painting these Trayscapes - one as a still-life, the other interpreted as a full-blown landscape.
Triadic Composition 三角編成 sankaku nensai In both Chinese paintings and practically all of the Japanese art forms triadic composition is the fundamental manner in which elements are organised in space. Whilst at f...
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Filmed today, uploaded and now released - Lesson 14 in '[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart' - available from #artworkshopwithpaul on #vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginoilsseries3/159998135

LESSON 14 - you join Artist & Author Paul Taggart in the final stages of the second layer of impasto; working from the back to the front of this composition – most particularly the garden in front of the stone building, the foreground and the sheep to the right within this foregound.
 
Don’t be tempted to rush through what at first may appear to be a simple area – for this is, once again, about gradually working through from the dark underpainting to the warm lights of the middle values. You will soon be working on the light and super highlights as Paul makes his final pass through the entire painting; but not quite yet, so it’s essential to hold back, otherwise you may find yourself with an unbalanced composition.
 
Watch how work on the bottom left hand corner ‘pulls’ the pathway into the painting. See how selective work on the vegetation in the garden gives it substance and definition and brings it into line with the rest of the composition. Carefully working up the lights and shadows in the sheep will bring that to life – now it has its place in the overall scene.
 
Most especially, look how Paul exploits a large brush for the first layer in the immediate foreground and works varying brush-strokes, applying different pressures and changing his brush-loading to effect a variety of textures and characteristics into the foreground.
 
This lesson is truly about exploiting your paint and painting tools to maximise the impact of those impasto paint mixes – so go for it, experiment with different ways of approaching this section and you won’t be disappointed.
 
As always, this lesson is filmed in real-time so that you can truly work-along with Paul, so that you don’t miss any of his techniques, hints and tips, or any of his colour mixes created from his nucleus six-colour palette. Listen carefully to Paul’s running commentary for those topical tips that only come from years of experience as a professional fine artist whose passion for his craft is something that he loves to share.
 
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.
 
The subject for this composition was chosen for its wealth of varying textures; perfect for a painting in which Paul sets out to demonstrate the role of the impasto layer in the traditional method of working with oils – the rocky outcrop, the trees and undulating land (covered in bracken, grass and so on), the sheep, the stone building in the foreground and the whitewashed building in the background, the cinder path. It is also filled with varying perspectives and vanishing points that draw the viewer’s eye. Contrasting light and shade play a strong part in creating dynamism. Here you have everything with which to practice the art of working with bristle brushes.
 
SEE ALSO….
 
‘Painting Equipment Focus for Oils with Paul Taggart’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoilequipment
'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
‘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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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