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‘Lesson 6 – [Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’



As always FILMED IN REAL-TIME, so that you can see every stroke, every colour mix, every blend, every aspect of the method being used – you will miss nothing, you will be privy to everything that Artist & Author Paul Taggart carries out – seeing his every action, all accompanied by his detailed running commentary.

WORK CONTINUES ON THE MAIN COMPOSITION – a painting within a painting – a landscape within a still-life – which follows lesson by lesson until the final touches.

You can either follow along using the same reference photographs as Paul, or you are welcome to decide on your own ‘View Through My Window’ – the decision is entirely up to you.

LESSON 6 and work continues on one specific area – not as you would come to expect, working from the top of the painting down to the bottom (usually the distant background to the foreground); but, uniquely in this case, from the true distance in this painting, which is the exterior view of the tree and forest, framed within the interior view.

Having ended the last lesson with the first layers being applied to the tree and distant forest/bushes and shrubs; you now continue work on this ‘landscape’ element of the composition.

First to get worked on is that all-important sky, in which ‘negative’ painting comes into its own – watch as Paul “nibbles” into the tree, thus giving the sky a more interesting shape as well as revealing a more dynamic silhouette.

Then Paul turns to the focal point of this landscape, the structural tree – firstly working on the leaf platforms; using graduated colour mixes to work through to the ‘blue’ reflected lights and ‘yellow’ sunlit patches. Although he does hold back on going as far as highlights and super-highlights; after all, this is a distant landscape framed by the window and foreground still-life and as such is subject to aerial perspective.

The branches and trunk are worked up in the same manner, finished off with delicate slices of golden light from the setting sun.

Finally, the first laying down of lights and darks to effect the undulating surface of the grazed field.

You will discover that scuffs and dry paint strokes provide useful techniques for effecting visual texture throughout this area. You will comme to appreciate how varying brush-strokes and directional brush-strokes can be exploited, using one round brush, to depict slabs of colour, ticks of colour, slices of colour, the thinnest of strokes – no need for a raft of different brushes, when a single round brush can offer such versatility.

MORE DETAILED & INFORMATIVE Acrylic Painting with Paul Taggart tutorials

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‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulacryl
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‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics2
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‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics3
‘[Series 3] Panting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/acrylictechniques3

PLUS various other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures – simply use the Search button on Paul Taggart’s On Demand page within Paul Taggart’s official Vimeo account – type in Acrylics and all will be revealed.

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‘Lesson 11 – [Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’



You join Artist & Author Paul Taggart as he embarks on an element in this painting which at first may appear bland an uninteresting, the foreground window shelf. However it is not, for it is actually filled with myriad colours, affected as it is by many different sources of light – sunlight from the late afternoon sun that cuts a swathe through the exterior landscape and through the window; lamplight from the table lamp; reflected ‘local coloured’ lights from surrounding elements and reflective glass.

Watch the effects of surface mixing as the camera pulls back from close-up filming, required to show you the creator/painter how to subtly achieve the bigger picture that is ultimately seen by the viewer.

You will hear Paul say time and again, not to hurry the process, for the work that is required here will serve to enrich and balance painting – at one point imploring you “….don’t be panicked into spoiling this surface….”.

This is a lesson about discovering colour and light, about reading the subject and interpreting what you see.

What is more, this lesson will serve you well if ever you should work on a still-life, for the surface on which the still-life resides within this composition is no different than any other surface on which a still-life is set and is of crucial importance.

Without the work that you will now be putting into this element, your painting will appear flat, shadows will be dismal, structure and form of what is, in effect, a miniature still-life, will appear dead and lifeless.

You will learn how ‘negative’ painting of objects and their shadows is finessed through painting this window shelf. You will learn how to exploit and maximise blending, losing strokes/edges and working restricted wet-into-wet.

Now you will appreciate the importance of the dark underpainting, as it is integrated into your working through from dark to light, using transparent mixes and occasional ticks of opaque light.

Having worked through to the point at which the slabs of light need to be introduced, Paul turns to the wire base of the table lamp. Again, this needs to be worked through gradually so that it is appears deceptively simple to the viewer, but in reality without the work you will now be undertaking, it will look insubstantial; for as Paul says in his running commentary, although your are painting a metal object, this is nevertheless “… an object in light and space…”.

Your careful work will render it three-dimensional, as you introduce structure and form through blending and softening of brush-strokes, the introduction of warm and cool lights, with final ticks of highlights drawing the eye.

SUBJECT – you can either follow along using the same reference photographs as Paul, or you are welcome to decide on your own ‘View Through My Window’ – the decision is entirely up to you.

MORE DETAILED & INFORMATIVE Acrylic Painting with Paul Taggart tutorials

‘Painting Equipment Focus for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylicsequipment
‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulacryl
‘[Series 1] Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylictechniques
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‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics3
‘[Series 3] Panting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/acrylictechniques3

PLUS various other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures – simply use the Search button on Paul Taggart’s On Demand page within Paul Taggart’s official Vimeo account – type in Acrylics and all will be revealed.

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‘Lesson 5 – [Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’



As always FILMED IN REAL-TIME, so that you can see every stroke, every colour mix, every blend, every aspect of the method being used – you will miss nothing, you will be privy to everything that Artist & Author Paul Taggart carries out – seeing his every action, all accompanied by his detailed running commentary.

WORK CONTINUES ON THE MAIN COMPOSITION – which follows lesson by lesson until the final touches.

You can either follow along using the same reference photographs as Paul, or you are welcome to decide on your own ‘View Through My Window’ – the decision is entirely up to you.

In LESSON 5 you now start to establish the darker accents on which you will build forthcoming lights and highlights; as you work from light-to-dark-to-light in layers.

Now is the time to re-draw the vital elements in this composition – but as Paul stresses, this is not about being proficient in drawing; it is about being fluid and loose as you seek to re-establish these elements. Watch at how those ‘straight’ lines are executed by Paul in a suggestive manner, rather than in a rigid fashion.

Having satisfied himself on his redrawing, Paul then turns his attention to those dark colour mixes that are essential in preparing the way for those lights and highlights to work effectively – for as he constantly re-iterates, for the lights to work you first of all need the darks against which they can shine.

Firstly Paul determines the principal light and shaded areas; then he turns to specific areas for development – not as you would come to expect, working from the top of the painting down to the bottom (usually the distant background to the foreground); but, uniquely in this case, from the true distance in this painting, which is the exterior view of the tree and forest, framed within the interior view.

A painting within a painting – a landscape within a still-life.

Thus this lesson ends with the first layers being applied to the tree and distant forest/bushes and shrubs. You get the first hints of the deepest recesses, the darkest of darks; then the first hints of reflected ‘blue’ lights and sunlit ‘yellow’ lights.

MORE DETAILED & INFORMATIVE Acrylic Painting with Paul Taggart tutorials

‘Painting Equipment Focus for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylicsequipment
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‘[Series 1] Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylictechniques
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PLUS various other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures – simply use the Search button on Paul Taggart’s On Demand page within Paul Taggart’s official Vimeo account – type in Acrylics and all will be revealed.

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‘Lesson 12 – [Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’



Although you may feel that the end of this painting is coming into sight, there are some subtle, yet oh-so-important additions which will lift this to another level and you will find yourself holding your breath as Artist & Author Paul Taggart goes about these. The work done at this juncture is crucial – check for yourself how the painting changes from the beginning of this lesson to the end.

As ever, filmed in real-time so that you don’t miss out on anything, you will be able to work along with Paul at your own pace and along the way will pick up a raft of techniques and invaluable advice and information through being able to watch every brush-stroke, whilst having everything explained by Paul through his running commentary.

Firstly, Paul’s attention is firstly focussed on the window shelf; which is yet to be given that slab of light. In preparation for that, he wants to enrich and enliven the entire surface further, by exploiting colour temperatures and surface mixing. The former, to emphasise the influence of the different sources of light, which vary from the reflected lights of the exterior, to the yellow light thrown by the table lamp; this will in effect strengthen the interplay between lights and darks and shadows. Scuffs and wet-on-dry painting introduce visual texture to the overall surface of the window shelf, giving it added character.

There are two distinct views in this composition, the exterior view and the interior; one being seen through the other and to sustain the overall balance Paul now turns to tints to make the exterior view recede even further and to knock back the middle ground view of the verandah.

This is where you might catch your breath, for the tint that Paul applies may appear way too bright and intrusive; but the reason for this becomes evident soon enough. Watch as he pulls the tint away from the sharpest edges, blending it into the background. Note how in doing this it has the effect of throwing forward the interior view, particularly the table lamp, which now appears to ‘stand’ on the window shelf. This is how to exploit tinting to negatively create volume and form.

Then it is on to the left hand side of the window frame, which is now strengthened with the addition of richer and lighter colour mixes, to emphasise the light thrown by the table lamp.

Finally, to ensure that all lights and shadows are balanced, Paul turns his attention back to the lamp shade, which needs lifting to bring it in line with the enriched window frame and window shelf. This section alone is an object lesson in how to successfully achieve an area of graduated and changing colour, finished off with a central core of the lightest of lights.

SUBJECT – you can either follow along using the same reference photographs as Paul, or you are welcome to decide on your own ‘View Through My Window’ – the decision is entirely up to you.

MORE DETAILED & INFORMATIVE Acrylic Painting with Paul Taggart tutorials

‘Painting Equipment Focus for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylicsequipment
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PLUS various other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures – simply use the Search button on Paul Taggart’s On Demand page within Paul Taggart’s official Vimeo account – type in Acrylics and all will be revealed.

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‘Lesson 8 – [Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’



As with all of Artist & Author Paul Taggart’s tutorials, this is FILMED IN REAL-TIME and you will see every stroke, every colour mix, every blend, every aspect of the method being used – you will miss nothing, you will be privy to everything that Paul carries out – seeing his every action, all accompanied by his detailed running commentary.

LESSON 8 is all about the influence of the light in this composition – how the external light of the setting sun affects inernal elements and how the light give off by the table lamp influences those same ellements.

So, don’t consider this merely a stage in this painting, it is so much more than that – simple though it may seem, dealing as it does with the window frame and the beginnings of the stone walls on either side.

By understanding how this works, you will learn so much about how light is critical in bringing things to life – who would think that the mere window frame can have such an impact on this composition? Watch and you will find out and more than ikely be surprised.

This is also a stand-alone lesson in colour mixing, how to prepare a base mix and from that split off into warm and cool mixes.

YOU WILL LEARN about the influence and nature of internal and external reflected lights, about internal man-made light and external natural llight. How to prepare various colour mixes to achieve those nuanced colours in an object that appears to comprise of one single colour, but in fact is affected by the various surrounding light sources.

Having completed the window frame, you will be guided on the frist stages of the stone walls on either side of the window frame – in this composition in which there are several elements that act as ‘frames’ of the view outside and inside.

Paul himself pointed these stone walls and as he explains, painting the pointing that holds the stones together feels very much like he is ‘pointing’ them again. He uses his brush, much like he wielded his trowel – pushing the base mortar between the stones, before smoothing it off and blending it in.

Here again the base colour is lightened towards the llightest reflected lights and warmer lights.

Now you are exploiting negative painting, to sculpt individual stones by rendering the mortar pointing.

Now you are ready to model the stones themselves and move on to the stone window shelf.

As ever, this tutorial is packed full of helpful hints and tips, detailed techniques and colour mixing and so much more.

SUBJECT – you can either follow along using the same reference photographs as Paul, or you are welcome to decide on your own ‘View Through My Window’ – the decision is entirely up to you.

MORE DETAILED & INFORMATIVE Acrylic Painting with Paul Taggart tutorials

‘Painting Equipment Focus for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylicsequipment
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PLUS various other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures – simply use the Search button on Paul Taggart’s On Demand page within Paul Taggart’s official Vimeo account – type in Acrylics and all will be revealed.

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‘Lesson 4 – [Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’



As always FILMED IN REAL-TIME, so that you can see every stroke, every colour mix, every blend, every aspect of the method being used – you will miss nothing, you will be privy to everything that Artist & Author Paul Taggart carries out.

NOW YOU START WORK ON THE MAIN COMPOSITION – which will continue lesson by lesson until the final touches.

As always Paul starts off in LESSON 4 by working out his composition – you can either follow along using the same reference photographs as Paul, or you are welcome to decide on your own ‘View Through My Window’ – the decision is entirely up to you. Whatever you decide, you will find Paul’s method of working through thumbnails, transferral and initial ‘drawing out’ on your surface to be an invaluable method to prevent you from that oh-so-often bemoaned frustration of starting out in the middle of the surface with no way of knowing how your composition will turn out.

Take your time in determining the elements that you wish to include in your composition; work on those thumbnails, initial shading and transferral and you won’t go far wrong.

Paul does not rush at this stage – instead he explains every one of his decisions, his aims for this painting and how he intends to manipulate the various elements to their best advantage and that includes elements such as reflected lights and sunlit aspects, not to mention the outside landscape which can be viewed through the window.

Finally, this lesson ends with the first layer of thin colours, being applied to ‘block in’ the main components of the composition, in this painting in which you will be working from light to dark and then to light again.

MORE DETAILED & INFORMATIVE Acrylic Painting with Paul Taggart tutorials

‘Painting Equipment Focus for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylicsequipment
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PLUS various other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures – simply use the Search button on Paul Taggart’s On Demand page within Paul Taggart’s official Vimeo account – type in Acrylics and all will be revealed.

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‘Lesson 14 – [Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’



Lesson 14 and the end of this start-to-finish composition in which you have dealt with aerial perspective, a multitude of reflective surfaces and objects, various textures, differing effects of lights and darks – all of which are present in this view through a window in which the viewer has an interior and exterior scene to contemplate.

Now you will pick up a raft of hints and tips to help you successfully achieve glass objects, as you work-along with Artist & Author Paul Taggart and get to see in close-up the smallest of brush-strokes and ticks of super-highlights.

This is a stand-alone lesson in how to render glass objects, how to achieve clear transparent glass, coloured glass, iridescent lustres – volume and form, reflected lights, highlights and super-highlights.

As ever, this lesson is filmed in real-time, so you miss nothing of Paul’s colour mixes on his palette, none of his brush-strokes – nothing is left out, all is shared as you watch Paul’s demonstration and listen to his running commentary.

This is where the still-life tableau comes to life and in so doing, the rest of the composition.

SUBJECT – you can either follow along using the same reference photographs as Paul, or you are welcome to decide on your own ‘View Through My Window’ – the decision is entirely up to you.

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‘Painting Equipment Focus for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylicsequipment
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PLUS various other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures – simply use the Search button on Paul Taggart’s On Demand page within Paul Taggart’s official Vimeo account – type in Acrylics and all will be revealed.

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‘Lesson 2 – [Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’



THE PURPOSE OF LESSONS 1, 2 & 3 is to prepare you for the coming start-to-finish ‘View through a Window’ painting, by introducing you to the ‘art’ of painting transparent objects. You are gradually guided by Artist & Author Paul Taggart from the first sketching out of the subject, to the finishing sparkles of light that glint off those transparent objects.

THE LIGHT to DARK to LIGHT METHOD USED IN THIS STUDY will prepare you for the ‘View through a Window’; as will the use of technique of working solely with OPAQUE MIXES.

Detailed this subject may be – but the method is PAINTERLY which becomes evident as you follow this lesson.

THERE ARE TWO DISTINCT ASPECTS TO THIS LESSON – the first will prove a revelation in how to tackle a wooden subject; which in of itself will prove useful when depicting those textured elements in the forthcoming main composition in which stone and wood feature quite strongly. This is particularly important, given that all texture in these tutorials can only be achieved as ‘visual’ texture.

The second aspect deals with reflections on the surface – reflections in this case being on a solid object (the wooden table) and on transparent objects (the carafe and glass). Not only that, there are also the two aspects of dealing with reflections on ‘lit’ areas and quite separately within areas of ‘shadow’.

YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO EXPLOIT THE TRADITIONAL OIL PAINTING TECHNIQUE OF TINTING – in this instance, invaluable in creating visual texture and surface colour mixing. Although working with opaque paint mixes, these mixes can be of varying fluidity and YOU WILL BE EXPLOITING THESE VARYING FLUID MIXES TO CONSIDERABLE EFFECT.

CLOSE-UP SHOTS ARE CRUCIAL in this tutorial as they allow you to see ‘through’ the surface of the painting – so that YOU GET TO SEE HOW THE PROCESS and TECHNIQUES WHICH YOU WILL BE EMPLOYING TRULY AFFECT THE OVERALL RESULT – for you get to see how varying layers of colour temperatures affect each other, how directional brush-strokes are crucial and MOST IMPORTANTLY YOU GET TO SEE THE ROLE OF SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES such as BLENDING, SCUFFS, DRAGGED BRUSH-STROKES and SOFTENING OFF, FEATHERING, RESTRICTED WET-ON-WET, GRADUAL LAYERING, GRADUATED COLOUR MIXES and so much more besides.

THIS WILL BE EN EYE OPENER – AN OBJECT LESSON IN how suggestive strokes and ‘blobs’ of colour seen in close-up, appear detailed when viewed at normal viewing distance. YOU CANNOT POSSIBLY BECOME FIDDLY when using a big brush as THIS LESSON ALONE DEMONSTRATES – as you will discover when you watch how Paul manipulates his large brush into the tiniest of nooks and crannies, or adds a fine line of light across the rim of the glass.

MAGIC MOMENTS ABOUND THROUGHOUT this lesson, AS ALWAYS FILMED IN REAL-TIME, as Paul gradually works through from the first suggestive reflected lights and reflections.

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PLUS various other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures – simply use the Search button on Paul Taggart’s On Demand page within Paul Taggart’s official Vimeo account – type in Acrylics and all will be revealed.

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‘Lesson 1 – [Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’



THE PURPOSE OF LESSONS 1, 2 & 3 is to now prepare you for the coming start-to-finish ‘View through a Window’ painting, by introducing you to the ‘art’ of painting transparent objects.

You will be gradually guided by Artist & Author Paul Taggart from the first sketching out of the subject, to the finishing sparkles of light that glint off those transparent objects.

THE LIGHT to DARK to LIGHT METHOD USED IN THIS STUDY will prepare you for the ‘View through a Window’; as will the use of technique of working solely with OPAQUE MIXES.

You get to see first hand how to exploit brush-strokes and blending – even Paul himself does not see these effects in close-up as you will do. But it is important for you to understand just how significant brush-strokes are and to what degree blending comes into play. You might be forgiven for thinking that a bright sparkle on glass is achieved simply through applying a touch of super-highlight – but as you will come to appreciate as this study unfolds, blending will give it that extra zing, that ‘glint’ of light.

You get to watch every colour mix as Paul works on his palette. You get to see close-up how effective surface colour mixing is and again, you get to see this in far closer proximity than Paul; but again this is important, as you will come to appreciate, when laying colour mixes of opposite temperatures over each other – cool over warm, warm over cool – the dynamic results can only be achieved through this process.

YOU WILL ALSO LEARN that it isn’t necessary to work with a clutch of brushes – one round large is all that Paul uses throughout – which he explains is necessary to stop him fiddling and working away at detail.

Although this study seems detailed, as with the Painting Topical Technique Exercise, it is not – YOU WILL LEARN how to exploit darks and lights to effect detail, you will learn how to exploit a single brush for a wide variety of marks, you will learn how to exploit light and shade and negative painting.

Most particularly, you will learn how to gradually layer through to the desired result.

As with all of Paul’s tutorials this is packed full of handy hints and tips, filmed in real-time, this tutorial reflects Paul Taggart’s philosophy – which is to reveal all, explain all and withhold nothing; so that you can develop and enjoy your experience of working in acrylics

MORE DETAILED & INFORMATIVE Acrylic Painting with Paul Taggart tutorials

‘Painting Equipment Focus for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylicsequipment
‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulacryl
‘[Series 1] Painting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptacrylictechniques
‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics2
‘[Series 2] Panting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/acrylictechniques02
‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/paintinginacrylics3
‘[Series 3] Panting Topical Techniques for Acrylics with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/acrylictechniques3

PLUS various other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures – simply use the Search button on Paul Taggart’s On Demand page within Paul Taggart’s official Vimeo account – type in Acrylics and all will be revealed.

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‘Mediums in Use for Acrylics – Painting Equipment Focus with Paul Taggart’



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LEARN TO ENJOY PAINTING IN ACRYLICS with Paul Taggart [Series 1] – CLICK HERE – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulacryl

Watch as Paul explains how to best exploit four of the most common mediums when working with acrylic paints –the demonstration is centred on four prepared textured images created using the impasto technique. On each one you are then shown a quite separate way of manipulating one particular medium.

First, you can see how thinning paint down with water works (water is a medium).

Second, you can see how the standard acrylic medium works.

The third demonstration shows a typical gel medium in use and finally – the fourth is a typical texture paste (modelling paste).

And as a final hint and tip Paul returns with a second colour onto one of the previously completed demonstrations.

Artist and Author Paul Taggart has worked with people who paint for pleasure, whether as a pursuit or as professionals. Over the forty plus years that he has done so, it has been his policy to share as much information as possible – for he passionately believes that everyone is given the chance to develop. Each episode of ‘Painting Equipment Focus’ concentrates on one painting tool and shows how to best exploit it.

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