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NEWLY RELEASED - '[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Pastels (Sketching) with Paul Taggart' - available from #artworkshopwithpaul on #vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginpastels3/171146046

Unlike Artists’ Quality Soft Pastels, which Artist & Author Paul Taggart describe as ‘painting’ pastels; these somewhat harder Sketching Pastels can be somewhat limiting. However there are ways to work around these limitations, one of which is to work them over an underpainting to provide the darker accents and contrasting base, which has the benefit of also providing a firmer ‘tooth’.

"Welcome to ‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Pastels with Paul Taggart’ – together we are going to be exploring the possibilities of using SKETCHING PASTELS with a watercolour underpainting.

In ‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Pastels with Paul Taggart’ – we looked at a similar technique, again using watercolour underpainting. However, the difference between these two types of pastels, is such that it is more difficult to build up layers with the harder sketching pastels; which require a much bolder approach – vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginpastels2

So where to start?

Well …. first off … work-along with me, using the first Bonus Feature; one of two FREE-TO-VIEW Painting Topical Technique tutorials, in which I explain the pastels and demonstrate the technique. This tutorial allows you to concentrate on the technique, rather than worrying about the subject.

Then move on to the second Bonus Feature; the Painting Topical Technique Exercise, a simple flower study that will help you exploit the more limited palette and nature of these sketching pastels. Through this you will learn about surface colour mixing, the importance of directional pastel strokes, directional and selective blending, not to mention other hints and tips, such as how to use an erasing knife.

Then it is on to Lesson 1 of the main composition in this series; a series that is released one lesson at a time, until the final highlights strokes are applied.

As ever, these tutorials are filmed in real-time, accompanied by running commentary throughout; so that you can truly work-along with me at your own pace, without the fear of missing anything.

One this series comes to an end, it will be converted to a box-set and the TWO FREE-TO-VIEW Painting Topical Techniques will be moved over to head up the upcoming ‘[Series 3] Painting Topical Techniques for Pastels with Paul Taggart’.

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 – download these reference photographs for free from artworkshopwithpaul on Flickr - 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."

PS 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 – facebook.com/groups/paultaggartpaintingcompanions/

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 – artworkshopwithpaul.com

MORE USEFUL BOX-SETS from Artist & Author Paul Taggart…

‘Equipment Focus for Soft Pastels with Paul Taggart [Series 1]’ – vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptpastelsequipment
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Soft Pastels with Paul Taggart [Series 1]’ - vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptpasteltechniques
‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Soft Pastels with Paul Taggart [Series 1]’ – vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulpast1
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Soft Pastels with Paul Taggart [Series 2]’ - vimeo.com/ondemand/pastelstechniques2
‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Soft Pastels with Paul Taggart [Series 2]’ – vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginpastels2
‘Out and About with Paul – Soft Pastels with Acrylic Underpainting’ - vimeo.com/ondemand/outandaboutwithpaulpast1
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To HELP YOU FIND YOUR WAY AROUND our 400+ PAINTING TUTORIALS on ‪#‎artworkshopwithpaul‬ via ‪#‎vimeo‬ - https://vimeo.com/artworkshopwithpaul/channels - we've now created seven dedicated channels featuring trailers for each VOD box-sets in our ever-growing catalogue of comprehensive tutorials. So now you can select what interests you most - Colour Mixing : Acrylics : Oils : Pastels : Watercolours OR you can browse through the full index of trailers showing every VOD box-set.

OR SIMPLY visit our VOD Page to browse through our current list of 46 box-sets/series - https://vimeo.com/artworkshopwithpaul/vod_pages

And Paul's Masterworks can be found in our Masterworks channel - https://vimeo.com/channels/paultaggartmasterworks

All this comes with best wishes for your painting, from Eileen and Paul :)
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Greetings from our studio in the Highlands of Scotland,

Painting is my life and my passion and it has been my pleasure to share that passion throughout the forty five years of my life as a Professional Fine Artist. The act of painting is every bit as meaningful to me, as is the end result and part of that process is the sheer joy that comes from analysing the colour of any specific subject or element within it.

I describe the process of creating an artwork as painting with light; for you need light and shade to achieve volume, depth and form. What is common in all aspects of this?

Colour is the answer and the myriad graduations of hues, values and intensity which occur in any single object, however simple.

So how do we, as artists, achieve those colours?

Well ... we could simply buy an enormous range of different tubes of paint .... or .... we could stick to just six and mix at least 95% of the colours we will ever need for any composition.

We could stop our painting and fish around in an enormous pile of tubes of paint to find the one we need, unscrew the top and squeeze out a blob of colour to add to the ever-increasing number of colours on our crowded-out palette .... or .... we could simply turn to the six colours we already have on our palette and take a little from here and a little from there and mix the exact colour we need.

Some would have you believe colour mixing is complicated – it isn’t.
Some would have you believe you need precise formulae – you don’t.
Some would have you believe colour mixing is tedious – it isn’t; far from it, it is one of the most rewarding aspects of painting.
Some would have you believe colour mixing is time consuming – it isn’t; far from it, nothing is quicker and less distracting than turning to your palette and mixing immediately.

In every tutorial in my fourteen books and nearly 400 videos I use my basic palette of six colours. Just think how boring those tutorials would be if those six colours didn’t give me the colour mix I needed for every aspect of those tutorials.

Even metallic objects are achievable with six colours – no need for a special set of colours for painting silver, gold and copper.

So let us share with you my passion for colour mixing in our growing collection ‘Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart’; in which we set out to demystify the ‘art’ of colour mixing through simple, yet comprehensive explanations and demonstrations and work-along exercises.

We have just released ‘making RED work for you’ on artworkshopwithpaul via Vimeo – http://www.vimeo.com/artworkshopwithpaul

‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart – making RED work for you’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingred
‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart – making YELLOW work for you’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingryellow
‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart – Basics & Nucleus Palette’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1
‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart – metals for oils and acrylics’ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptcolourmixingmetals

We’ll be returning soon to our easels and desks to film more new tutorials, including a ‘special gift’ from us to everyone who has registered on our official website, a FREE-FOR-YOU box-set as our way of saying ‘thank you’ for your continued support of our work.

Best wishes for your painting,

from Eileen and myself

PS If you haven’t already registered on our website, then please do so to ensure you receive your unique code, once we have completed and released this FREE-FOR-YOU gift box-set.

Paul Taggart
Artist, Author, Presenter, Producer
Oils : Watercolours : Acrylics : Pastels : Drawing
http://www.artworkshopwithpaul.com
Tuition and Guidance for the Artist in Everyone

VIDEO-ON-DEMAND TUTORIALS on Vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/artworkshopwithpaul/vod_pages
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LATEST RELEASE - 'Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing, making RED work for you, with Paul Taggart’ available from artworkshopwithpaul on vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingred

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

ALSO … making YELLOW work for you - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingyellow

This box-set is about MAKING RED 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 reds. Then you move on to the secondary mixes where red 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 red 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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FREE STUFF - DO YOU SUPPORT OUR WORK IN VIMEO?
ARE YOU REGISTERED ON OUR OFFICIAL WEBSITE? Then ... please watch this trailer and DO NOT MISS OUT on our personal gift for this FREE-FOR-YOU BOX-SET (worth $10us) now available from ‪#‎artworkshopwithpaul on ‪#‎vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/techscompositionmatters/174339251
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'Lesson 9 - [Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ now complete and released on ‪#‎artworkshopwithpaul‬ via ‪#‎vimeo‬ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics3

The method and technique used by Artist & Author Paul Taggart 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 9 is full of energy, with rhythmic strokes being applied to suggest form and structure of the many and varied plants and grasses that make up the background against which the rooster emerges. This is not about detail, it is about exploiting the colour mixes, varying strengths of paint mixes and working one single brush to its fullest extent.

Thus far there has been no blending in this composition and so that method continues; for in this series Paul is relying solely on the paint mixes, texture, colour mixing and brush-strokes to achieve everything he needs to portray the subject in as suggestive a manner as possible.

Colour mixing is not only achieved on the palette, but on the surface – relying on the use of complementary colours, variable colour temperatures and the juxtaposition of colours to excite the eye.
Paul works with transparent colour mixes for the initial middle values of green and as colours are lightened, they then naturally become more opaque.

You will find Lesson 9 invaluable on many levels, not least in working with greens and how they are affected by reflected lights and sunlight.

Paul’s running commentary is packed full of encouragement and reassurance, not to mention the many, many tips and hints that are shared as he works.

As ever, filmed in real-time, so that you get to watch everything, miss nothing. As ever, packed full of invaluable hints and tips, for as those who follow Paul know, he does not hold anything back
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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/grou…/paultaggartpaintingcompanions/

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
‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics2
‘[Series 2] Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/acrylictechniques02
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'[Series 2] Masterclass with Paul Taggart' now completed and available from ‪#‎artworkshopwithpaul‬ on ‪#‎vimeo‬ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paultaggartmasterclasss2

Started in 2012; brought to a halt by the illegal copyright shennanigans through YouTube in 2014; started again by Paul Taggart in 2015 and the last strokes added on Friday June 3rd 2016.

It will be our absolute pleasure now to proof and publish the fund-raising print, part of our Artist & Author Paul Taggart - 'Awash with the RNLI'...' fund-raisers project. No.2 in the edition will then be popped into its frame and on its way as our gift to Oban Lifeboat Station.

Ten detailed one-hour long videos, in which you get to watch-along with Paul and see his use of traditional techniques - packed full of hints, tips and techniques and as ever, accompanied by Paul's informative running commentary.
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'[Series 2] Masterclass with Paul Taggart' now completed and available from ‪#‎artworkshopwithpaul‬ on ‪#‎vimeo‬ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paultaggartmasterclasss2

Started in 2012; brought to a halt by the illegal copyright shennanigans through YouTube in 2014; started again by Paul Taggart in 2015 and the last strokes added on Friday June 3rd 2016.

It will be our absolute pleasure now to proof and publish the fund-raising print, part of our Artist & Author Paul Taggart - 'Awash with the RNLI'...' fund-raisers project. No.2 in the edition will then be popped into its frame and on its way as our gift to Oban Lifeboat Station.

Ten detailed one-hour long videos, in which you get to watch-along with Paul and see his use of traditional techniques - packed full of hints, tips and techniques and as ever, accompanied by Paul's informative running commentary.
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Greetings from our studio in the Highlands of Scotland; where we film all of the tutorials that make up our various video-on-demand box-sets available on #artworkshopwithpaul   via #Vimeo  - http://www.vimeo.com/artworkshopwithpaul  
Painting is my life and my passion and it has been my pleasure to share that passion throughout the forty five years of my life as a Professional Fine Artist, Author of fourteen books and Presenter/Producer of the 400plus online videos that are currently available.
 
Technique was a ‘dirty’ word when I was attending art college, because it was deemed to stifle creativity – I do not subscribe to that belief; which is why it is my philosophy to reveal all and hold nothing back.
 
Authenticity is key to our work … which is why we select subjects as dedicated tutorials and film in real-time so that you get to watch-along with me from the absolute start to the very last stroke.
 
Each tutorial is also accompanied by my running commentary throughout – so that you can work-along with me, without fear of missing any hint, tip, technique, brush-stroke or colour mix.
 
We are also mindful of our worldwide audience and the affordability of our tutorials … which is why we price them as low as possible.
 
You can either rent each video at $1 … or better still, buy our tutorials outright … to watch time and time again, at a pace to suit you – which is something you can’t do when attending a class.
 
FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND artworkshopwithpaul on Vimeo
 
When you arrive at artworkshopwithpaul on Vimeo – click on the VOD tab to reveal all of our current catalogue of box-sets.
 
Browse through the various pages and click on any of the posters to reveal the trailer … along with everything you need to know about the box-set, including a full description of the contents, plus the price and total number of tutorial hours in the box-set and the length of each video. Click on each of the video titles listed in the VOD page to reveal a detailed description of the contents of any particular video.
 
Each series of ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting with Paul Taggart’ covers specific media and techniques in oils, acrylics, watercolours and pastels.
 
These are accompanied by companion ‘Painting Topical Techniques with Paul Taggart’ – all of which are detailed tutorials to help you further.
 
For example … ‘[Series 3] of Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’, which concentrates on the method of working with impasto, features a study piece, followed by the main composition, both of which you can follow every step of the way.
 
In the companion ‘[Series 3] Painting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ you will find a tutorial on the basics of the impasto technique, followed by an Exercise tutorial. And there are more tutorials in this box-set which will prove invaluable in your painting repertoire, not just for when you’re using impasto.
 
‘Painting Equipment Focus with Paul Taggart’ is not about reviewing products … these box-sets are about the function of specific tools in specific media and how to use them – such as brushes for watercolours, pastels sticks, texture paste etc.
 
‘Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart’ is an on-going, build-up series in which I set out to demystify the art of colour mixing through a simplified approach – so that you can fully enjoy the experience of mixing colours for yourself, from a nucleus palette of just six colours.
 
There are also various ‘Workshops with Paul Taggart’ and ‘Out and About with Paul’ box-sets, which again, are detailed work-along tutorials – no speed-paintings, nothing is edited out, just me at my easel, sharing everything for you to follow.
 
‘Learn to Enjoy Painting Portraits and Figures with Paul Taggart’ is another on-going series, which we intend to build-up into a comprehensive index of tutorials. Starting off with a box-set in which I demonstrate the basics of features, how to draw and paint them.
 
And finally, ‘Masterclass with Paul Taggart’, in which you are invited to look over my shoulder as I work on sections of one of my own Principal Collection paintings.
 
We do hope that in sharing my passion and the traditional techniques that I use in my work, we can help you expand your repertoire of methods and enjoy your painting experience that little bit more.
 
As ever, this welcome comes with best wishes for your painting, from Eileen and myself
 
PS  To be kept up-to-date with our latest releases and activities, why not register on our official website at http://www.artworkshopwithpaul.com
 
TIP  Click on the Follow button within artworkshopwithpaul on Vimeo and you will be automatically kept up-to-date through the Vimeo Daily Update - - http://www.vimeo.com/artworkshopwithpaul
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LATEST RELEASE - 'Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing, making RED work for you, with Paul Taggart’ available from artworkshopwithpaul on vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingred

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

ALSO … making YELLOW work for you - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingyellow

This box-set is about MAKING RED 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 reds. Then you move on to the secondary mixes where red 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 red 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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This painting is not about painting in detail, but it is about ‘suggesting’ detail. Which is why this subject was chosen for this series in which Artist & Author Paul Taggart demonstrates the beauty of texture, not only its role in creating texture over which you can apply glazes, but as in this series, as a technique in its own right. For this subject relies on texture to create structure, volume and form throughout. LESSON 6 NOW AVAILABLE from #artworkshopwithpaul   on #vimeo - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics3/166176567

'Lesson 6 - [Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting  in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’
 
Now work starts again on the background, from those previously laid darks through the mid-values. This is where you will fully appreciate the nature of those previously laid textures and the arbitrary texture of the surface itself; as brush-strokes are either scuffed across the topmost surface of those textures, or deliberately pushed into the grooves. Either way, you will experience the pleasure in exploiting your brush-work and in applying the paint in a suggestive manner.
 
Close-up filming will allow you to see exactly how the arbitrary textures and structural textures applied by Paul come into play – you will see exactly how he applies the brush-strokes in this lesson and how they react over the textures. You will see how he holds the brush to exploit directional brush-strokes. Watch those stones come life; you can ‘feel’ the texture over their surface as Paul applies his paint.
 
Now you will also come to appreciate the work done to date, in creating the dark underpainting and those darker accents – for these will play a crucial role as they interweave with the mid-values and provide a dramatic foil.
 
This painting is not about painting in detail, but it is about ‘suggesting’ detail. Which is why this subject was chosen for this series in which Artist & Author Paul Taggart demonstrates the beauty of texture, not only its role in creating texture over which you can apply glazes, but as in this series, as a technique in its own right. For this subject relies on texture to create structure, volume and form throughout.
 
Look at those feathers on the cockerel. Observe the structure and movement in those many grasses and plants. All of which are suggested through the use of textured brush-strokes.
 
You can also see Lesson 6 as a stand-alone lesson in working with greens, the role of their complementaries – so consider this an object lesson in colour mixing and in creating contrast through exploiting those complementaries.
 
Follow Paul’s lead and resist the temptation to fiddle around – get those brushes working, get that texture paste onto your palette.
 
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.
 
The method and technique used by Artist & Author Paul Taggart 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.
 
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/
 
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
‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’  – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics2
‘[Series 2] Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’  – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/acrylictechniques02
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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