1. Box Set from $1 per video - 'Painting Equipment Focus for Oils’ with Paul Taggart - Trailer VOD

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    LEARN TO ENJOY PAINTING IN OILS with Paul Taggart [Series 1] – CLICK HERE - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils1 Welcome to Painting Equipment Focus for Oils – this is a rich and exciting medium and not to fully exploit its potential would be to miss a fulfilling experience. Showing you how to use your painting equipment, how to exploit its characteristics, how to maximum its usage, is key to my method of tutoring; for I firmly believe that working effectively with a core painting kit is far more fulfilling than possessing vast quantities of brushes, paints and so on. Which is why my oil painting tutorials are based on a core kit, which forms the basis of my own :- Six Oil Paints plus 2 Whites - the six-colour nucleus of the colour circle, from which you can mix nearly all of the colours ever needed – plus the two whites that are essential in working successfully in oils. Bristle and Soft Brushes – my kit comprises one medium sized round bristle brush and one large, plus a medium sized soft hair brush. In this video I not only introduce you to these brushes, but also go through a number of different types available to the oil painter Mediums - In oil painting, particularly using traditional techniques, it is important to understand the fundamental attributes of the various mediums and thinners and their roles. For without this knowledge, you will not achieve those rich, luscious qualities that are inherent in oil painting – which would be such a shame. Palettes and Palette Mixes - although you can use any non-absorbent surface as a palette, in this video I show you the traditional wooden, kidney-shaped palette (plus a rectangular one) and how to exploit its shape to maximise your colour mixing experience. In the accompanying video I go on to show how to exploit the palette to ensure you get the maximum usage out of your paint mixes. By understanding how to mix colour on the palette, you will learn how to control your colour mixes so that you can effectively achieve the correct hues, values and tones in your painting; which are the building blocks needed to achieve volume, depth and light in any composition. Varnishing Oil Paintings - this seemingly simple subject can confuse – which is why it has been distilled down to the two principal varnishes that I use. FINISHING VARNISH – what could be so difficult about applying a finishing varnish - you may well ask? Surprisingly, much can go wrong – but for the knowledge of a few handy hints and tips. RETOUCHING VARNISH – in which I demonstrate the purpose of applying retouching varnish and how to go about it – again, easy when you know how!! IN ADDITION - two Problem Solvers, in response to a couple of queries ‘posted’ on-line for me to resolve:- How to deal with sticky paint – a not uncommon problem that is easily resolved when you know how. Understanding the purpose of the various oil mediums and thinners. As with all of my videos, these are filmed in real-time, so that you can watch every detail accompanied by my running commentary. Value for money is key to our Videos on Demand - which is reflected in the cost of this boxed-set that you can either rent or buy. Best wishes for your painting, from Eileen and Paul

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    • ‘Problem Solver for Oils - Problem 2 - Painting Equipment Focus with Paul Taggart’ VOD

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      ‘Problem Solvers with Paul Taggart’ is a series based entirely on problems posted by visitors to Paul Taggart’s various websites, blogs and FB pages. The original question posted via Art Workshop With Paul Taggart Painting Companions reads - " I know little about oils, I have tried them once or twice and really liked them, but they behave so differently to acrylics, my main medium. I know there are lots of mediums available for acrylics and also oils, could you narrow it down to essentials for beginners to use in oils and how to use them properly.” Paul opens this Problem Solver by introducing a number of options, featuring traditional mediums and the quicker drying alkyd mediums. He guides you through their characteristics and usages before turning to his easel, where he shows each in action. Working on a previously discarded section of painting, the surface of which is heavily textured and thoroughly dry, Paul proceeds to make different medium mixes (in a single colour) and apply these to the surface with different brushes – so that you can see the different techniques that can be utilised to achieve different effects. Even a painting knife gets an airing. Although seemingly simple, these techniques will make all the difference when exploited in the traditional layering technique of working in oil paints - for this rich medium comes to life through the use of glazing and tinting and these painting mediums are fundamental to achieving this. As with all of Paul’s tutorials, this Problem Solver is packed full of handy hints and is filmed in real-time so that you can see every stroke, every paint mix on the palette and every technique; all accompanied by Paul’s running commentary throughout. "I believe that anyone can learn to paint or draw providing they are given as much guidance as possible and shown the techniques with which to develop. My tuition is based on sharing knowledge and passing on techniques without which I would never have been able to develop as a Professional Artist and Author. I do hope that these ‘Problem Solvers’ do just that - help you to enjoy painting." 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. LEARN TO ENJOY PAINTING IN OILS with Paul Taggart [Series 1] – CLICK HERE - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils1

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      • ‘Problem Solver for Oils - Problem 1 - Painting Equipment Focus with Paul Taggart’ VOD

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        ‘Problem Solvers with Paul Taggart’ is a series based entirely on problems posted by visitors to Paul Taggart’s various websites, blogs and FB pages. The original question posted via Art Workshop With Paul Taggart Painting Companions reads - "What to do about sticky paint? I sometimes find that paint out of the tube is sticky and I need to work it into medium or oil to make it flow. Often times this paint quickly becomes sticky on the palette and on canvas. I paint wet into wet, so this causes me some grief. If I add plain linseed oil, it seems to give me the flow I like but I worry about it weakening the paint film. Should I just keep adding medium? How much medium is too much? Are there other solutions (no pun intended)?” Paul kicks off with a simple reprise of the components of oil paint and its drying properties to explain how linseed oil affects the nature of oil paint on the surface and how it is used as a component in the method of making paint more fluid through the use of a ‘painting medium’, as opposed to the medium within a tube of paint. Demonstrating a simple exercise, Paul takes you through a step-by-step process of working wet into wet, using an ‘oily thinner’ to achieve the fluid layers required for this technique – the secret of which is to achieve a balanced ‘painting medium’ mix that will allow the painting to dry evenly. Although seemingly simple, this Problem Solver is packed full of handy hints and is filmed in real-time so that you can see every stroke, every paint mix on the palette and every technique; all accompanied by Paul’s running commentary throughout. "I believe that anyone can learn to paint or draw providing they are given as much guidance as possible and shown the techniques with which to develop. My tuition is based on sharing knowledge and passing on techniques without which I would never have been able to develop as a Professional Artist and Author. I do hope that these ‘Problem Solvers’ do just that - help you to enjoy painting." 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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        • "It's all about light"

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          Another film of my friend Fanny Rush, a wonderful artist, showing her at work in her studio in London. She talks about her art, how she works with light and the role it plays in her painting. http://fannyrush.com

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          • Fanny Rush paints Sir Michael Dixon, The Director of the Natural History Museum, London

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            A film of my amazingly talented friend, Fanny Rush, a wonderful artist. The idea was to show how she paints a portrait, how much she gets to know someone over the course of the process, and how this time helps her to create a portrait that truly reflects all aspects of her subjects personality. This portrait is of Sir Michael Dixon, The Director of the Natural History Museum, London. Some very interesting topics discussed during the two sessions Fanny had with Michael, apart from the initial meeting to establish a background scene for the painting. A very memorable experience, and a wonderful finished portrait. http://fannyrush.com

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            • ‘Varnishing Oil Paintings - Painting Equipment Focus with Paul Taggart’ VOD

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              This seemingly simple subject can confuse – which is why it has been distilled down to the two principal varnishes that Paul uses in his own works – RETOUCHING VARNISH and FINISHING VARNISH. He starts off by using a simple diagram to explain the nature of retouching varnish and how it is brought into play during the painting process to restore the already applied layers of colour – before moving on with further layers. Switching over to the now-dry oil painting produced in LEARN TO ENJOY PAINTING IN OILS with Paul Taggart [Series 1] – CLICK HERE - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils1 Paul demonstrates how to bring this painting back to life and apply its protective finishing varnish. FINISHING VARNISH – what could be so difficult about applying a finishing varnish? - you may well ask. Surprisingly, much can go wrong – but for the knowledge of a few handy hints and tips – all of which are explained in Paul’s running commentary and demonstration. RETOUCHING VARNISH - Paul then turns his attention to one study of vases with flowers, the subject of two Topical Techniques - here he demonstrates the purpose of applying retouching varnish and how to go about it – again, easy when you know how!! [1] – Lean Layer using Thinners in Oil Painting – CLICK HERE - [2] - Impasto Layer using Tube Consistency Paint in Oil Painting – CLICK HERE - 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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              • ‘Palette Mixes for Oils - Painting Equipment Focus with Paul Taggart’ VOD

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                Knowing how to mix colours and how to do so effectively is every bit as important in the painting process as the actual application of paint on the canvas. By understanding how to mix colour on the palette, you will learn how to control your colour mixes so that you can effectively achieve the correct hues, values and tones in your painting; which are the building blocks needed to achieve volume, depth and light in any composition. Paul kicks off this Topical Tip by reprising the basics of why it is so useful to lay out your colours on the palette in a way that mimics the colour circle. He then moves into how to make things work for you in terms of mixing glazes on the palette – exhorting you to always mix on the edge of your main colour – thus cutting down on wastage and allowing you to come back to the mixes when needing to make changes or corrections. This technique of mixing on the edge of the main mix is fundamental to the successful technique of creating mixes from dark to light – the traditional technique that is the cornerstone of Paul’s oil painting. Painting in layers in oil painting is based on building up the composition from dark to light – so it is when preparing the colour mixes on your palette. The methods Paul demonstrates in this tutorial are intended to make your painting experience much more fluid, allowing you to concentrate more on the painting; without the worries and frustrations so often experienced by many when working out how to achieve the colours required. You are taken through from preparing graduated colour mixes for primary colours, through the same technique applied to secondary colour mixing. Finally Paul turns his attention to something that confuses many – the art of preparing colour mixes for ‘coloured greys’ – a revelation in its own right. Finally, the purpose of an oil painting palette becomes clear…………….. As always Paul’s running commentary includes a raft of hints, tips and nuggets of information. 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. LEARN TO ENJOY PAINTING IN OILS with Paul Taggart [Series 1] – CLICK HERE - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils1

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                • ‘Palettes for Oils - Painting Equipment Focus with Paul Taggart’ VOD

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                  LEARN TO ENJOY PAINTING IN OILS with Paul Taggart [Series 1] – CLICK HERE - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils1 Although you can use any non-absorbent surface as a palette, there comes a time when you might wish to add to your oil painting kit. In this Equipment Focus Paul shows you the traditional wooden, kidney-shaped palette (plus a rectangular one) – most importantly he shows how to hold it for your comfort and how to exploit its shape to maximise your colour mixing experience. Although a short tutorial; as ever with Paul, this video is.all about providing you with invaluable hints and tips that will make your experience of working with oil paints so much more enjoyable and fulfilling; not to mention a more positive approach to colour mixing. 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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                  • ‘Mediums for Oils - Painting Equipment Focus with Paul Taggart’ VOD

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                    LEARN TO ENJOY PAINTING IN OILS with Paul Taggart [Series 1] – CLICK HERE - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils1 In oil painting, particularly using traditional techniques, it is important to understand the fundamental attributes of the various mediums and thinners and their roles. For without this knowledge, you will not achieve those rich, luscious qualities that are inherent in oil painting – which would be such a shame. This is a rich and exciting medium and not to fully exploit its potential would be to miss a fulfilling experience. This detailed and basic guide to mediums and thinners and how best to exploit them in oil painting is essential in helping you to understand their role in the traditional layering technique in oil painting. Paul leads you through a basic selection of mediums and thinners. He explains in detail their characteristics; before moving on to show how these directly affect the resultant paint qualities. Watch as Paul brushes on various viscosities of glazes – see how that luscious mix runs into brushstrokes and picks out the rise and fall of those strokes…………………… Not only is Equipment Focus a stand-alone series; it also links in to the many painting tutorials in 'Art Workshop With Paul'. 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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                    • ‘Brushes for Oils - Painting Equipment Focus with Paul Taggart’ VOD

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                      LEARN TO ENJOY PAINTING IN OILS with Paul Taggart [Series 1] – CLICK HERE - https://vimeo.com/ondemand/artworkshopwithpauloils1 In no other medium is it quite so important to understand the nature of the various brushes which can be used, as it is in oil painting. This is a rich and exciting medium and not to fully exploit its potential would be to miss a fulfilling experience; which is why the different natures of brushes need to be fully appreciated. This detailed and basic guide to brushes that can be exploited in oil painting is essential in helping you to understand them and how their role in the traditional layering technique in oil painting comes into its own. Paul leads you through a basic selection of brushes, both stiff and soft. He explains in detail their characteristics; before moving on to show how these directly affect the brushstroke and resultant paint qualities. And finally………….you are offered a detailed guide on how to care for your brushes – working on the maxim that “Prevention is better than cure.” 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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