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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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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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Have you made the most of our FOUR FREE-TO-VIEW DETAILED TUTORIALS in ACRYLICS? Click on this link, scroll down to Bonus Features and you get to WATCH for FREE four tutorials - one explaining the Basics of texture in acrylics and the three others taking you step-by-step from start-to-finish on a simple Exercise. Filmed in real-time, with Paul's detailed running commentary throughout and close-up shots that reveal everything you need to know about the brush-strokes, colour mixes and all the rest. No secrets here, everything is shared. So go on, you have nothing to lose - not a cent, or penny - it is absolutely FREE. Best wishes for your painting, from Eileen and Paul
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics3
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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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'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 - '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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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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Recently released, the latest lesson in our build-up course '[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart' - available now from ‪#‎artworkshopwithpaul‬ on ‪#‎vimeo‬ - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics3/165198247

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.

First to get Paul’s attention in Lesson 5 – the bamboo plant, previously established in texture paste, now gets blended in with the rest of the composition with a quick covering of its complementary colour.

Then the darkest accents are re-established to establish the necessary counterfoil for upcoming layers, which are quickly applied throughout the composition.

The second half of this lesson sees work starting on the local colours, with the first hints of the darkest greens in the far left of the composition.

Then it is on to the first layer of local colours on the cockerel – which involves cool and warm colour mixes for the base layer of its plumage that relies on impasto paint mixes involving the addition of texture paste, applied with variable dry brush-strokes to ‘carve’ the form of the bird and ‘describe’ the various features, feathers, comb and beak.

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/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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We're currently filming new tutorials including 'Making RED Work for You' - to be released sometime in the next week. A companion box-set in our growing Colour Mixing series, which already comprises 'Making YELLOW Work for You' and 'Basics of Colour Mixing' - which can be found on ‪#‎artworkshopwithpaul‬ via ‪#‎vimeo‬
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingyellow

"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.”

Paul Taggart
Artist : Author : Presenter : Producer
http://www.artworkshopwithpaul.com
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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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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