Paul Taggart's Newsletter
Texture and impasto in your artworks
Taking time out to create is not always easy for everyone and we are truly aware that time spent doing so is precious; which is why we do our very best to ensure that the content of our online video tutorials is honest, authentic and of practical help, the sort of help that we would find of value when looking to add to our creative experience. Which is why our in-studio tutorials are filmed in real-time and you get to work-along with Paul from the very first stroke, to the very last finishing touch.
This is also where the structure of our online videos comes into play. We could simply decide on a particular subject and film a start-to-finish tutorial; but we feel that would become too samey – the same seascape, the same landscape, the same still-life.
Instead, our approach is to pass on techniques, particularly the traditional techniques which Paul has developed for his own paintings; nothing is witheld, for Paul believes in sharing his knowledge and experienced gained through his work as a Professional Fine Artist for well over forty years. This has been our philosophy from the outset, it forms the basis of Paul’s fourteen books, it formed the basis of our painting magazines which were published nearly twenty years ago, it governs the way we approach all of our various projects.
We are very aware of the affordability of being creative, which is why we do our very best to keep our online video prices as low as possible (allowing for the many different worldwide sales taxes and VAT, not to mention card handling fees, the percentage and yearly fee we pay Vimeo to use their platform and so on). Unlike many others, we are not charging ‘hard copy’ prices for our videos and our videos are not edited down to fit within limited time-frames (the limited number of exceptions being when we are Out and About with Paul, in instances where the conditions of the day may have disrupted our filming experience). Anyone can also ‘try-before-you-buy’, as we offer each video for rental at a nominal $1us – which we think is important, for after all, we wouldn’t want anyone to be disappointed with our work. All of our box-sets are available for download, although anyone can also watch them in their Vimeo account, for all purchases continue to be available in any account, as long as that account is not closed – so, unlike attending a ‘live’ class, where the tutoring is only available in that moment, these tutorials are there to be referred to time and time again.
‘[Series 4] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Pastels with Paul Taggart’, which follows not long after Series 3 is completed, will also focus on the subject of texture – so do watch out for that. Meanwhile ‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Sketching Pastels with Paul Taggart’ continues to build and has reached Lesson 6.
Our current filming schedule includes Making BLUE work for you, which will round-off the Primary Colours set in ‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart’ – we thank everybody for their patience in waiting for this set – we promise it won’t be forgotten!
As ever, this comes with best wishes for your painting, from Eileen and Paul
Artist, Author, Presenter, Producer
Oils : Watercolours : Acrylics : Pastels : Drawing
Tuition and Guidance for the Artist in Everyone
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