As part of the ‘Learn To Enjoy Painting Portraits and Figures’ series we will be adding occasional workshops, step-by-step tutorials and more, which are dedicated to this particular area of painting and drawing. Portraits and figure paintings are central to Artist & Author Paul Taggart’s work as a collected Professional Fine Artist. Tutoring people in how to enjoy painting portraits and figure paintings is also Paul’s passion. Viewers will soon recognise that enthusiasm and will benefit from over forty years of experience spent sharing his knowledge and traditional techniques. THIS FIGURE STUDY WORKSHOP is centred entirely on Paul Taggart working on-the-spot at an album launch event within the confines of a nightclub. Not the ideal place to paint, but it serves to demonstrate that whatever the subject, wherever the venue, whatever the light conditions; something dynamic can be achieved. It is not about a perfectly crafted portrait………………..this figure study is about capturing the essence of the occasion, of chronicling an event as it happens – known as a ‘Narrative Painting’, or a ‘Conversation Piece’. Musicians have a particular way of holding their instruments, of holding their bodies as they perform; which is their ‘tell’ and it is this that ‘portrays’ them. Enjoy this for what it is, a live on-the-spot painting, filmed in near-dark conditions – captured in real-time to share with you, as a way of showing that painting portraits and figures can be loose and evocative – they do not need to be posed and stylised and slavishly worked. So throw away those preconceived ideas that painting figures and portraits is difficult. This is an area that many avoid, which is a pity, for it is to deny themselves a hugely rewarding painting experience.
'Art Workshop With Paul Taggart' - TUITION AND GUIDANCE FOR THE ARTIST IN EVERYONE - WATERCOLOURS : ACRYLICS : OILS : PASTELS : DRAWING the Free-To-View Online Painting Tutorials webshow that is built around a number of different strands aimed at providing artists of all abilities with detailed painting tutorials, hints, tips and exercises to help them develop as painters. As with anything in life, without the knowledge of how to go forward, the chances of enjoying it are diminished considerably. Artist and Author Paul Taggart is delighted to share his knowledge and expertise of over forty years standing as a Professional Artist and Tutor with others - so that they can in turn delight in and develop their creativity. The growing schedule of episodes covers the four established painting mediums - watercolours, oil, acrylics and pastels, as well as drawing and colour mixing. Check out the various strands - which currently include : 'Learn To Enjoy Painting ' : 'Learn To Enjoy Colour Mixing' : Painting Problem Solvers : Painting Equipment Focus : Painting Topical TIps : Workshops : Step-by-Step Tutorials : Features : 'Our and About with Paul' : 'Learn To Enjoy Painting Portraits & Figures' : Masterclass