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
‘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