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Breaking Roach in the O.C. news. Stay tuned for more Cartel action.

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Frankie's Receiving Sad News From Home – Big Brother USA – Big Brother Universe



The most touching video of Frankie getting love and support from the housemates after receiving sad letter from home. Subscribe for the best Big Brother …

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Cyber Games Video



In a joint collaboration, VP and La Trobe University’s Digital Engagement & Recruitment department worked to promote La Trobe’s Cyber Security course, this time to a different demographic. Taking a gaming approach, the persona of the “Hacker” is represented in the video by the Red Team and the Cyber Security expert is represented by the Blue Team.

The camera explores the interior structure of the motherboard, travelling along its alleys and crevices, plunging the viewer into the midst of a cyber war. The motherboard was one of many tron-style motion graphics and infographics that VP created to augment La Trobe’s existing edit.

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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

‘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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‘Lesson 15 – [Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’



The purpose of this series is to break down the three principal layers of this traditional method – we have already covered working with ‘thinned’ mixes in ‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 2] – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils2 and in [Series 4] will be covering ‘glazing’ and ‘tinting’.

LESSON 15 and you join Artist & Author Paul Taggart for the finishing layer and working from the back to the front of the composition, you will return to the top of the painting.

Gently does it in Lesson 15, as you seek to balance the painting for the final time. This is where the magic happens. Now you will be adding the ‘sunny’ touches and re-inforcing reflected lights; you will be adding those splashes of subtle colour that bring the painting to life.

You will be working through yellow and blue lights to the final bright, pure-white highlights, those deep lights that reflect the ambient light – this is what makes working with oil paints such an enriching experience.

In this lesson you will also come to appreciate how colours affect each other. Watch as Paul now scuffs in the purple heather – faint in the distant landscape, yet the effect of purple against the greens and yellows does so much to add depth and character to the background rocky hills and steep inclines.

Then it’s onto the trees that surround the distant cottage, where Paul wishes to introduce more contrast, to again develop greater depth and character. Watch as he brings the dark undergrowth into view, where trunks and branches intertwine and catch flecks of light.

And finally, you may feel that the grassy areas were successfully achieved up to now; but watch what happens as Paul introduces those warm oranges and yellows throughout, exploiting directional brush-strokes as he goes to define those grasses that stand tall and erect from those that are flattened out.

As always, this lesson is filmed in real-time so that you can truly work-along with Paul, so that you don’t miss any of his techniques, hints and tips, or any of his colour mixes created from his nucleus six-colour palette. Listen carefully to Paul’s running commentary for those topical tips that only come from years of experience as a professional fine artist whose passion for his craft is something that he loves to share.

The subject for this composition was chosen for its wealth of varying textures; perfect for a painting in which Paul sets out to demonstrate the role of the impasto layer in the traditional method of working with oils – the rocky outcrop, the trees and undulating land (covered in bracken, grass and so on), the sheep, the stone building in the foreground and the whitewashed building in the background, the cinder path. It is also filled with varying perspectives and vanishing points that draw the viewer’s eye. Contrasting light and shade play a strong part in creating dynamism. Here you have everything with which to practice the art of working with bristle brushes.
SEE ALSO….

‘[Series 4] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils4
‘[Series 4] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques04
‘Painting Equipment Focus for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoilequipment
‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils1
‘[Series 1] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques01
‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils2
‘[Series 2] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques02
‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils3
‘[Series 3] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques03

‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1

PLUS various other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures, Masterclasses – simply use the Search button on the VOD page within artworkshopwithpaul – type in Oils 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
‘[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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‘Lesson 17 – [Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’



LESSON 17 – now you have reached the final lesson in your journey on this painting, in which Artist & Author Paul Taggart is working with ‘impasto’ – the sole technique used to depict this highly textured scene. You will have come to appreciate how this technique can be used in its own right, not only as a painting method, but, just as importantly and the point of this series; you will now be able to fully exploit the impasto stage in the traditional method of working in layers from thin mixes to thick impasto mixes to glazes and tints.

The purpose of this series is to break down the three principal layers of this traditional method – we have already covered working with ‘thinned’ mixes in ‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart [Series 2] – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils2 and in [Series 4] will be covering ‘glazing’ and ‘tinting’.

Working in exactly the same manner as you have in previous lessons covering this final stage, you will work through to selective super-highlights; taking care to keep this final section balanced in line with the rest of the composition.

First to get Paul’s attention is the garden in front of the stone building, then the stone wall in the garden and finally the foreground grasses.

Again you may have felt that these had been completed in the previous stage, but wait until you see how these final graduated mixes of colour affect these areas and bring them to life.

The entire painting is now richer and every element in it comes alive with texture, structure, volume and form. It has body and character.

All of which can only be achieved with impasto, all of which can be used as a stand-alone technique.

But just imagine these impasto layers enriched even further with subtle glazes and tints.
Imagine the results were you to work with even more graduated layers of colour, interwoven with glazes and tints.

As always, this lesson is filmed in real-time so that you can truly work-along with Paul, so that you don’t miss any of his techniques, hints and tips, or any of his colour mixes created from his nucleus six-colour palette. Listen carefully to Paul’s running commentary for those topical tips that only come from years of experience as a professional fine artist whose passion for his craft is something that he loves to share.

The subject for this composition was chosen for its wealth of varying textures; perfect for a painting in which Paul sets out to demonstrate the role of the impasto layer in the traditional method of working with oils – the rocky outcrop, the trees and undulating land (covered in bracken, grass and so on), the sheep, the stone building in the foreground and the whitewashed building in the background, the cinder path. It is also filled with varying perspectives and vanishing points that draw the viewer’s eye. Contrasting light and shade play a strong part in creating dynamism. Here you have everything with which to practice the art of working with bristle brushes.

MORE TECHNIQUES in ‘[Series 3] Painting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechs03
SEE ALSO….

‘[Series 4] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils4
‘[Series 4] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques04
‘Painting Equipment Focus for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoilequipment
‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils1
‘[Series 1] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques01
‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils2
‘[Series 2] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques02
‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils3
‘[Series 3] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques03

‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1

PLUS various other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures, Masterclasses – simply use the Search button on the VOD page within artworkshopwithpaul – type in Oils 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
‘[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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Mixing Specific Colours for Watercolours – ‘Learn To Enjoy Colour Mixing’ with Paul Taggart



THIS TUTORIAL IS AN INVALUABLE COMPANION to the wet-on-dry watercolour painting demonstrated here in this ‘Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours Series 1’ boxed-set.

Paul Taggart shows how from A CORE PALETTE OF SIX COLOURS, a limitless array of colour mixes can be achieved through EXPLOITING PRIMARY, SECONDARY, AND COMPLEMENTARY COLOUR MIXING.

In this ‘Learn To Enjoy Colour Mixing’ lesson you are guided clearly and simply through achieving three different Specific Colour Mixes – taking three different areas of the scene that is produced in ‘Learn To Enjoy Painting in Watercolours Series 1’.

Having reprised the basic colour circle, Paul turns his attention to the three ways in which a colour is influenced – the intensity/chroma; the hue and lastly, the value. Using simplified diagrams and examples, he explains the various aspects of colour mixing in detail.

Moving to his watercolour palette Paul proceeds to MIX THE FIRST OF THE THREE COLOURS – a ‘COOL’ MIX of dull blue, seen in the sky; but not before he has helped you to identify the ‘hue’ on this occasion – which is a blue-green. The first mix is painted as a square onto his watercolour paper – this being the ‘control’ mix.

Once the ‘hue’ is established, you are helped to identify the ‘value’ of the colour mix and once again this is painted as a square – through this process of painting one square after another in a line downwards, you will easily see how the colour mix moves through its various transitions; until the desired result is achieved.

Thirdly Paul attends to the ‘intensity/chroma’ – which is affected by the complementary colour added to the mix.

An interesting exercise in how ‘local’ colours influence any colour that is laid next to them will leave you with a greater understanding of how to approach colour mixing.

THE SECOND MIX that Paul demonstrates is a WARM COLOUR seen on the beach. Again he follows the same process as before, then moves on to the THIRD MIX – a DARK GREEN.

AS USUAL, THIS TUTORIAL IS PACKED FULL OF HANDY HINTS and TIPS and Paul’s enthusiasm for ‘colour mixing’ being part of the painting process shines through; for he believes that creating your own colour mixes enhances your experience of painting and teaches you to really look at your subject.

ALTHOUGH DEMONSTRATED USING WATERCOLOUR PAINTS, THE TECHNIQUES SHOWN WORK ACROSS ALL WET MEDIA – oils, watercolours, acrylics, gouache and so on – the difference being that for opaque media such as oils, white is used in the mixes, for transparent media such as watercolours, water is used in the mixes.

“Every artist develops their own palette of preferred colours, but to arrive at this selection requires knowledge of not only the available colours, but how colours work with each other to produce successful mixes. 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.”

YOU WILL DEFINITELY FIND YOURSELF WANTING TO WORK ALONG WITH PAUL as he helps you discover the delight in achieving ninety-five percent of the colours you will ever need from A CORE PALETTE OF SIX COLOURS.

MORE USEFUL TUTORIALS including the COMPANION ‘Topical Techniques for Watercolours with Paul Taggart’ box-sets

‘Painting Equipment Focus for Watercolours with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourequip
‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulwc1
‘[Series 1] Panting Topical Techniques for Watercolours with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs01
‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulwc2
‘[Series 2] Panting Topical Techniques for Watercolours with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs02
‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulwc3
‘[Series 3] Panting Topical Techniques for Watercolours with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptwatercolourtechs03
‘[Series 4] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Watercolours with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpaulwc4

‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1

PLUS various other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures – simply use the Search button on the VOD page within artworkshopwithpaul – type in Watercolours and all will be revealed.

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



THIS LESSON IS ALL ABOUT THE FIGURES YOU INTEND TO FEATURE IN YOUR WORK-ALONG PAINTING – whether or not you are working from the same photographs as Paul Taggart; whether or not you are including figures in your composition – THIS LESSON WILL PROVE INVALUABLE AS A STAND-ALONE TUTORIAL ON TWO ASPECTS.

[1] How to correctly guage the positioning, heights and perspective of your figures.
[2] How to correctly portray whether the composition is viewed from a ‘level’ perspective, a ‘downhill’ perpective or an ‘uphill’ perspective.

The street scene on which this start-to-finish, step-by-step tutorial series is based; portrays a scene in which the street is not only going downhill, but is also veering off at an angle.

Thus the figures in it are ‘diminishing’ in scale in two ways – for they are not only appearing at different distances along the street, but they are also going downhill – in exactly the same manner as the buildings and other elements of the composition.

Having covered the perspective of the buildings within Lesson 2, Paul now gently explains in an easy-to-follow manner how perspective affects figures in a composition.

ONCE YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD THE PRINCIPLES EXPLAINED IN THIS LESSON you will have GREATER UNDERSTANDING and CAN BE MORE CONFIDENT of including figures.

BUT AS PREVIOUSLY STATED BY PAUL – do not let this become an obsession; this guide is not intended for you to slavishly follow – it is intended to provide you with the basis on which you can proceed. For, as you will see in the DRAWING OUT OF THE FIGURES THAT FOLLOWS in this lesson, Paul uses this method as his guiding principle, not as his ‘controlling’ principle.

In other words, do not let these principles control you, the artist – remember, you are in control of your own painting and what you choose to exploit to develop your method and unique style is what matters.

The lesson ends with Paul having chosen which figures will feature in his painting and having placed them just as he wants at this point in his painting process.

SPEND TIME PRACTISING THESE PRINCIPLES, SPEND TIME SKETECHING IN VARIOUS FIGURES IN SKETCHY EXERCISES – in this way you will have more confidence in getting to the same point as Paul and will be looking forward to the next stage of this composition.

AS WITH ALL OF Paul Taggart’s TUTORIALS – THIS LESSON IS PACKED FULL OF INFORMATION, HINTS and TIPS – for as those who already follow Paul know, he does not hold anything back and shares everything with you. Even when he changes his mind, or an unexpected result occurs, you are shown these and how to deal with changes, corrections and rescues.

Paul’s passion for his ‘craft’ comes through in everything he does and in everything he shares; just as it has always done over the past forty-plus years of his life as a Professional Fine Artist.

MORE DETAILED & INFORMATIVE Oil Painting with Paul Taggart tutorials

‘Painting Equipment Focus for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoilequipment
‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils1
‘[Series 1] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques01
‘[Series 2] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils2
‘[Series 2] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques02
‘[Series 3] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils3
‘[Series 3] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques03
‘[Series 4] Learn to Enjoy Painting in Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils4
‘[Series 4] Panting Topical Techniques for Oils with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/awwptoiltechniques04

‘[Series 1] Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing with Paul Taggart’ – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/colourmixingseries1

PLUS other WORKSHOPS, Out and About with Paul box-sets, Portraits and Figures, Masterclasses – simply use the Search button on the VOD page within artworkshopwithpaul – type in Oils and all will be revealed

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