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New Painting Tutorials and FREE-TO-VIEW Masterworks from Paul Taggart's studio

New Painting Tutorials and FREE-TO-VIEW Masterworks from Paul Taggart's studio
Greetings from our studio, where we spent some time in April (2019) filming and producing our latest painting tutorials, the first box-set in Series 2 of ‘Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart, along with one of our FREE-TO-VIEW ‘Masterworks’ reveals.

Having broken down the Basics of Colour Mixing, into a comprehensive collection of easy-to-follow tutorials in Series 1, which cover the nucleus palette of six colours, we now move on to Series 2. Whilst nearly all the colour mixes you will ever need can be achieved with this palette of six colours, when it comes to working with opaque mediums, such as oil painting and acrylics, you will also need white for your colour mixes – the subject of our latest box-set, in which we’re making WHITES work for you.
In this box-set ‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart – making WHITE work for you’ I deal specifically with the two whites that will serve you well for oil painting
            Starting off, in Part 1, with a detailed introduction to the paints themselves and their specific function.           
            Identifying whites in your subjects, analysing their nature and their colour make-up is covered in Part 2, as is the method by which to create successful white mixes, for the nature of white varies considerably and understanding this will help you achieve better results in your artworks.
            Then I move on to using the two specific whites in a couple of exercises. Firstly, in
Parts 3 to 7, the function of Titanium White as a ‘painting white’ is covered in detail in a step-by-step study of a snow-scene … as is the process of making white-based colour  and subsequent application.
            With Zinc White and its invaluable function in the technique of tinting being the basis of the final exercise in
Part 8.

        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.
My Masterworks oil painting ‘Winter Moon’ brings myriad white colour mixes into play and inspired the start-to-finish snow-scene in the Colour Mixing box-set above, so we have also made a film about that painting in this FREE-TO-VIEW Bonus Feature, a reveal of ‘Winter Moon’; in which I discuss the painting, accompanied by a particularly evocative original piano piece, composed and played by Liza Mulholland (Musician, Producer, Writer –, personally chosen  by Liza for this video.
            We are pleased to share with you more FREE-TO-VIEW reveals of some of my Masterworks oil paintings in this dedicated channel on Vimeo –
            Painting is my passion - my life's work that encompasses the creation of Masterworks for collectors. My career as a professional Fine Artist, Author, Presenter and Producer has spanned over forty years and in that time more than one thousand principal selling works have come off the easel – some of which can be seen in my online Galleries on my official website.Traditional techniques form the basis of my particular method and process of working, which I maximise and manipulate to achieve the effect of light - the signature feature that is present in every piece.
            I am particularly partial to oil painting, for there is nothing to surpass the sheer richness of this medium and the process. It is about painting in layers to create depth and using the inherent textures in a brushstroke. In oil painting we have a medium that can be opaque or transparent; thick or thin in its application, where the surface of the painting, being physical, affects the light falling on it.

        The method of working from dark to light, building from initial dark layers through to the tiniest ticks of pure white highlights is combined with the use of traditional techniques such as glazing and tinting. Enriching and enhancing the surface quality of oil paint is the process I employ extensively to achieve the quality I seek.
        Thank you for your continued interest in our work and, as always, this comes with best wishes for your painting,
from Paul and Eileen
Paul Taggart
Artist, Author, Presenter, Producer
Oils : Watercolours : Acrylics : Pastels : Drawing
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