Unlike Artists’ Quality Soft Pastels, which Artist & Author Paul Taggart describe as ‘painting’ pastels; these somewhat harder Sketching Pastels can be somewhat limiting. However there are ways to work around these limitations, one of which is to work them over an underpainting to provide the darker accents and contrasting base, which has the benefit of also providing a firmer ‘tooth’.
“Welcome to ‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Pastels with Paul Taggart’ – together we are going to be exploring the possibilities of using SKETCHING PASTELS with a watercolour underpainting.
In ‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Pastels with Paul Taggart’ – we looked at a similar technique, again using watercolour underpainting. However, the difference between these two types of pastels, is such that it is more difficult to build up layers with the harder sketching pastels; which require a much bolder approach – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginpastels2
Because you are working with a limited palette, you don’t have the luxury of being able to work through varying values of an extensive range of colours. Because you are working with sketching pastels, you don’t have the opportunity to apply too many layers.
Which is where this method and the techniques demonstrated really will prove invaluable – for they afford you the opportunity to exploit as many techniques as possible to manipulate your pastels. The method used here is adapted by me from my own traditional painting techniques.
As ever, these tutorials are filmed in real-time, accompanied by my running commentary throughout; so that you can truly work-along at your own pace, without the fear of missing anything.
In this nine-video box-set you will learn how to exploit traditional layering techniques for use with a limited palette of pastels.
You will be working from dark-to-light and will learn how to identify light and shade as you progress.
You will learn about surface colour mixing with overlaid colours and with colours laid against each other.
You will learn how blending will help you achieve volume and form and so much more.
You will learn that there is no limit to what you can achieve with that limited palette, provided you are given the right help and are equipped with the techniques with which to work – which is what I am to do in this box-set and the companion box-set ‘[Series 3] Painting Topical Techniques for Sketching Pastels with Paul Taggart’.
You can work-long 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 – download these reference photographs for free from artworkshopwithpaul on Flickr – 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 it to own it, 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 myself.”
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MORE USEFUL BOX-SETS from Artist & Author Paul Taggart…
‘Equipment Focus for Soft Pastels with Paul Taggart [Series 1]’ – http://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptpastelsequipment
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Soft Pastels with Paul Taggart [Series 1]’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptpasteltechniques
‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Soft Pastels with Paul Taggart [Series 1]’ – http://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulpast1
‘Painting Topical Techniques for Soft Pastels with Paul Taggart [Series 2]’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/pastelstechniques2
‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Soft Pastels with Paul Taggart [Series 2]’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginpastels2
‘Out and About with Paul – Soft Pastels with Acrylic Underpainting’ – http://vimeo.com/ondemand/outandaboutwithpaulpast1