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Colour Mixing in Practice
|EXCLUSIVE TO PAINTING COMPANIONS|
|‘FROM SCRATCH’ SERIES OF 4 BOOKS|
By Paul Taggart
With over thirty years experience of working with people who paint for pleasure, professional fine artist Paul Taggart makes no assumptions on behalf of those approaching him for guidance.
As always, Paul Taggart demonstrates the subject from a different angle, knowing that the best way to help someone learn a new skill, is through alternative approaches. Each book tackles the basic materials, putting them into practice, getting to grips with colour and colour mixing, before moving onto a series of projects.
Through his unique Artstrips©, Paul Taggart is able to impart detailed instructions on materials and demonstrate the most basic of techniques, as well as those that can only be passed on visually. When combined with exercises and stage-by-stage compositions these amount to substantial tutorials.
“I conceived this From Scratch series to provide the grounding people should have when starting out in painting and each book is based on the questions most frequently asked of me.
Tutorials demonstrate what can be achieved with a basic kit of six paints, a few brushes, and a palette and watercolour paper.
A successful introduction to watercolour painting can only be achieved through understanding the basics of these materials, putting them into practice and exploiting their characteristics.
Comprehensive tutorials demonstrate what can be achieved with a basic kit of seven paints, a few brushes, a palette and a variety of surfaces.
To successfully work with acrylics, a painter needs to fully understand the nature of these materials, put them into practice and develop a repertoire of techniques.
Tutorials in Oils From Scratch demonstrate what can be achieved with a starter kit of six primary paints plus some whites, a handful of mediums, along with a few brushes and a painting knife, a palette and the simplest of painting surfaces.
It is only through understanding the basics of these materials, putting them into practice and exploiting their characteristics, that a successful introduction to oil painting can be achieved.
Tutorials demonstrate what can be achieved with a starter kit based on a boxed set of sketching pastels, some do-it-yourself blenders and the simplest of painting surfaces. Full, stage-by-stage paintings show how the painter can develop quickly into working with Artists’ Quality soft pastels, the ultimate experience in pastel painting.
It is only through understanding the basics of these materials, putting them into practice and exploiting their characteristics, that a successful introduction to pastel painting can be achieved.
By Paul Taggart(English Language Version)
REPRINTED WITHIN 12 MONTHS TO MEET DEMAND.
Published Autumn 2001-
Reprinted Autumn 2002 : 2003 : 2004
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Published Autumn 2001-
Reprinted Autumn 2002 : 2003 : 2004
448 Page Large Format Hardback containing:
"I am a beginner and would like to learn to draw and paint watercolours and have discovered your book (EPG) which is very good. Watercolour pencils have recently provided some much needed relaxation doing some of the small study sketches at the front of the book". (JC from the UK)
"We were very impressed about how clear and basic you explain the different kind of techniques." (EV from GERMANY)"
"I would like to let you know that I have found your book to be one of the best that I have read. I am a children's art teacher and have found it to be extremely practical and with some excellent information. I also recently spotted it in my painting teacher's studio". (OM from AUSTRALIA)
"I have bought in Germany a book by Paul Taggart and I am inspired by its style and would like to learn more." (AH from GERMANY).
"I am trying to buy Paul's book, Art Workshop With Paul Taggart - Your Painting Companion. Could you tell me if it is still available? I got this copy from the library and I am just learning to paint. I would like to thank Paul for being so helpful in supplying books like this. Thank you. (RM from AUSTRALIA)
"I keep borrowing your Watercolour Workshop from the library. What a shame it is out of print. I would very much like my own copy" (PB from the UK)
"I find your way of teaching is great. Is there more about mixing colours? I found it in your book DuMonts Grosses Handbuch Malerei." (AW from GERMANY)
|ART TECHNIQUES FROM PENCIL TO PAINT|
By Paul Taggart
112 page hardback books for would-be and existing painters containing Paul Taggart's unique Artstrips.
Based on techniques, this series of books takes readers through the natural progression from drawing to painting and shows the common effects that can be achieved by each of the principal media, using a variety of techniques.
Each book features six principal sections comprising exercises and tutorials worked in the principal media. Supportive sections on materials and tips, plus colour mixing complete these workshop-style books.
|BOOK 1 -
LINE TO STROKE
Here are tips on mixing colours, and stroke-by-stroke guidance on drawing and painting everything from flowers and animals to people and landscapes. Even the relaxed pleasures of scribbling can yield wonderful results, with loosely drawn lines gradually assuming the shape of a tree. Work with silhouettes; sketch with watercolours, brush pens, and soft pastels; and understand how a stroke's direction draws the eye into the painting. From picking up the pen to creating a fine composition in a variety of drawing and painting media, it's everything an artist needs to know!
|BOOK 2 -
LINE & WASH
Adding a wash of colour to a simple scribble is the first step in painting -and this book shows how to exploit this technique, using most media at any artist's disposal. Exercises and step-by-step compositions show how successful results can be easily achieved across a range of subjects to suit every taste. Even those who already paint will discover new ideas to help them develop their painting abilities further, whether it is in investigating other media such as watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels, inks and gouache, or in manipulating familiar painting tools in a completely different way.
|BOOK 3 -
TEXTURES & EFFECTS
Every artist seeks to portray texture and effects-and will be well equipped with this detailed guide, which not only covers techniques, but sets out to show what can be achieved across the full range of media. In seeking to maximise the possibilities in achieving texture and effect, other ideas are also introduced, including the use of easily obtained materials such as children's wax crayons and an alternative use for liquid soap! With subjects to inspire all abilities and tastes, exciting and stimulating effects will soon become a natural process in every drawing and painting produced in years to come.
|BOOK 4 -
LIGHT & SHADE
Light and shade playing across the surface adds substance and magic into any painting -and all artists will be entranced and stimulated by the variety of techniques demonstrated, which concentrate on the use of light and its reflective qualities. Line and tone shading, the creation of volume and depth, not to mention sunlight and shadow, are fundamental to producing successful drawings and paintings. These techniques are brought into play in a range of subjects that best demonstrate the effect being sought, in conjunction with the most appropriate media, from the simplest of drawings to the delights of layering in oils. A comprehensive section on colour mixing demonstrates the importance of understanding colour in order to manipulate light and shade to maximum effect.
|BOOK 5 -
SKETCH & COLOUR
The simplest of sketches is a work of art that leads ultimately to a better understanding of drawing and painting -and this progressive course provides the inspirational route from sketching with coloured pencils right through pastels and inks, to paint. From a simple still-life study to on the spot sketches, including a charming study of a goat herder feeding his animals, start-to-finish demonstrations covering a wide-ranging base of subjects provide the inspiration to get started in painting, or further develop existing skills.
|BOOK 6 -
BRUSH & COLOUR
Somewhere along the route to learning all aspiring artists wish to make a statement through their first complete painting -and this volume provides the knowledge and skills required to produce a finished piece. Subjects include still-life compositions, landscape elements and whole compositions, flower and figurative studies and an introduction to including the human form in a composition. No artist ceases to learn and improve, but what is important is the work produced at any stage, as it represents the knowledge acquired up to that point. Through these workshops, beginners will move forward and those who already paint will gain additional insight into other possibilities.
COMPANION VIDEO PACKS.
"ART WORKSHOP WITH PAUL TAGGART
TWO SEPARATE WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOPS
EACH WORKSHOP PRESENTED IN A DOUBLE TAPE VIDEO PACK
|LINE & WASH WATERCOLOUR PAINTING|
|WET-ON-WET WATERCOLOUR PAINTING|
featuring Materials, Colour Mixing, Brush Marks, Tips & Hints and more plus
START-TO-FINISH STEP- BY-STEP TUTORIALS.
WITH PAUL TAGGART - WATERCOLOUR PAINTING"
"ART WORKSHOP WITH PAUL TAGGART -
YOUR PAINTING COMPANION"
Enquiries continue to come in for Paul's first two books from around the world. Whilst each book is currently out of print both are widely available in libraries throughout the UK and in some libraries in Australia.
Publisher Ebury Press / Random House UK
128 Pages Hardback - Featuring
"Next time you look up into the royal blue of an evening sky and spy a falling star, think of the Elphen. Somewhere, not so far away, they are gathering their numbers to follow that star until it reaches the earth. There hidden in the undergrowth they will find their treasure, an Elphen Egg, which has traversed the starfields themselves to reach its destination.
A few years ago, Paul took up brush and palette to work on a series of watercolours that soon took him over. As he painted, Paul found a book writing itself in his head, so that once the light had gone from the day he would swap brush and palette for pen and paper. For the months Paul Taggart was engaged in painting these new creatures, he became so engrossed that all other paintings were forsaken and other work put aside in order to free his mind to concentrate on completing the creation of these creatures. Finally seventeen chapters and eighteen full plate Watercolour illustrations had been completed and the Elphen Chronicles was ready for publishing.
Welcome to the world of the Elphen, a new 'genre' of mythical folk dreamt up by Paul Taggart. A world inhabited by Lacewing who leads the Elphen Swarm in their search for the precious Elphen Eggs. Sirensong, the Nest Mother, a queen whom all Elphen will follow until death. Her 'song' can facilitate 'dream speaking' or act as a guide to Elphen travellers. Starfire, the mathematician and wizard of the Swarm, who can predict the coming of 'Starfall' through his intimate knowledge of the heavens. He is able to spontaneously ignite a wall of flame, a fire 'aura' which both protects and creates 'Flame Pictures'. With Artimus Glin, their human hero, they set out on a quest, one that affects their very existence.
The right of Paul W. Taggart to be identified as the author and illustrator of this work has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act. All rights reserved. No part of the work may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of the copyright owners (Paul W. Taggart & Eileen M. Tunnell).