Oil painting is a medium that excites Artist & Author Paul Taggart – which is why it forms the nucleus of his own selling collection and Masterworks.
The experience of painting in oils can vary considerably - from working in one layer right through to maximising the traditional technique of working in layers to exploit the full potential of richness that can only be achieved in this medium.
This series of lessons would suit complete beginners and those seeking to understand the traditional layering technique in oils.
Series 1 is a start-to-finish set of lessons filmed in real-time – in which Paul Taggart will guide you gently and in detail through the various stages, from beginning to end.
No speed-painting here, you are watching every stroke as it is applied in real-time and at such close quarters that you can clearly see how the strokes work on the canvas.
The traditional oil painting technique of working through from dark to light forms the basis of this project.
You can either work along with him on the same subject, or select one of your own - whatever you choose to do, you are encouraged to treat it as an exercise – a practice project - rather than a painting composition.
Trees, rocks and water are some of the most commonly requested subjects for demonstration – which is why Paul has included these elements in this landscape study.
You will not only gain an understanding of the traditional layering technique – you will also learn …
… how to paint trees
… how to paint water
… how to paint rocks
… how to get to grips with light and shade
… how to get to grips with aerial perspective
… how to get to grips with reflections
… how to get to grips with reflected lights and sunlight
… how to get to grips with colour mixing
… about glazing
… about tinting
… about tonking
…. and much much more besides, in this series packed full of handy hints, tips and techniques.