Welcome to ‘Learn to Enjoy Colour Mixing – Metals’ with Paul Taggart. Although the three stand-alone workshops are demonstrated in acrylics the process is identical for oils, as Paul is using the traditional layering technique of working from dark-to-light.
This set of four videos is filmed in real-time, so that you can watch every colour mix, every stroke and every technique.
Although Red, White and Yellow Metals are currently available as a set of free-to-view tutorials on our main YouTube channel, we have repackaged the original three lessons in response to enquiries from those wishing to purchase a DVD.
IN ADDITION we have filmed a dedicated fourth video to add to this boxed-set, AN INVALUABLE COMPANION to the three stand-alone workshops that demonstrate how to achieve each of the three principal metal colours –  Copper & Red Metals  Silver & White Metals  Gold, Brass & Yellow Metals – NOT AVAILABLE AS A FREE-TO-VIEW TUTORIAL on our main YouTube channel.
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.
"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.”
PAUL STARTS OFF by reprising the basics of working with a core palette of six colours and how a limitless array of colour mixes can be achieved through exploiting primary, secondary, and complementary colour mixing. He reprises the essentials that will govern a required colour mix, explaining what to look for and how to achieve it.
PAUL THEN DEMONSTRATES HOW TO MIX THE VARIATIONS REQUIRED FOR ACHIEVING ‘RED’ METALS – showing how to identify the colours that make up the ‘local’ mix; gradually moving through the various mixes achieved through the use of complementaries – all of which are filmed in real-time, so that you can see the exact mixes as he makes them, before they are shown alongside each other in a progressive series of painted squares. He explains how the mixes can go wrong and what to do to correct them.
THIS PROCESS IS THEN REPEATED FOR EACH OF ‘WHITE’ METALS AND ‘YELLOW’ METALS – accompanied by Paul’s detailed demonstrations and running commentary.
THE ACCOMPANYING THREE STAND-ALONE WORKSHOPS are given over to a start-to-finish still-life study of a different object made from each of the three different coloured metals – ‘red’, ‘white’ and ‘yellow’.
Through his accompanying running commentary you will learn how to analyze the colours reflected on each object’s surface, influenced by its surroundings.
THESE ARE NOT MERELY TUTORIALS IN COLOUR MIXING – AS WITH ALL OF PAUL’S TUTORIALS, THEY COME PACKED WITH HINTS AND TIPS, not to mention A PLETHORA OF TECHNIQUES THAT WILL PROVE INVALUABLE IN YOUR DAY-TO-DAY PAINTING – all relayed in Paul’s accompanying RUNNING COMMENTARY.
FURTHERMORE - you will learn how the traditional technique of layering from dark to light brings richness and depth to your subject.
Although you can download a complete boxed-set to own here on our Vimeo channel, you can of course try before you buy – by popping over to our main free-to-view YouTube channel – because we don’t want you to be disappointed with your purchase.
To ensure the fairest price for this boxed-set; we have priced each episode at a fraction of the cost that you could pay to purchase a similar length DVD containing over four hours of detailed tuition.