Session 6 - Masterclass with Paul Taggart

MASTERCLASS SESSION 6 Subject : “Reflecting on Longhope Sound” from Paul Taggart’s ‘Awash with the RNLI’ Collection ............................ STEP 8 – Second Overpainting Layer – Tints and Glazes ............................ With structure (impasto texture) and ‘drawing’ complete, the painting is now quite naturally sharply in focus and flat in colour. Up to this point, depth has been sacrificed for modelling. ............................ It is now time to exploit tints to soften focus, with glazes manipulated to enrich the surface with colour and texture. ............................ Firstly, working as always from the top downwards, the distant ‘landscape’ is extensively tinted from the sky down to the most distant outcrop of rocks. ............................ Coloured tints (using Zinc white)- colour mixes incorporating blue - are used to add depth over the distant buildings and around the boat. ............................ On the right hand side of the composition, purple and orange tints are used to obscure detail, whilst suggesting light caught in the moist atmosphere of the sea. ............................. Halfway down the painting, tints are replaced with glazes – unlike tints, these do not have Zinc white added – which mean the colour mixes are totally transparent and rich in colour. ............................. On the areas of weed and rocks that are dry glazes are applied deeply; being allowed to flow into the lower valleys of the deep impasto texture. ............................. On the smoother central pool of water they are worked into the surface. ............................ Overall, these glazes add warmth to this section, drawing the foreground towards us. ............................ With the tints previously laid causing the upper section to recede and the glazes of the lower section pulling the foreground towards us, the viewer is now drawn into the depth of the overall composition. ...........................“Painting is my passion and sharing that passion gives me enormous pleasure. Although I work in all media, most particularly in my tutorials; nowadays the work produced for Private Collectors is primarily in oils, with watercolours, acrylics and pastels being used when specifically commissioned. ……………………………………………………. Viewers of my tutorials will know that traditional techniques form the cornerstone of my work – which requires time and deliberation. This considered approach means that oil paintings take many weeks, if not months and in some cases, years to produce. ……………………………………………………. Viewers of my work are fascinated to understand the process that I work through to arrive at the finished painting and for this reason we started to produce filmed reveals of some of my paintings, such as ‘Lone Piper’, ‘Bonspiel’ with accompanying narrative – this collection of films will also build. ……………………………………………………. Followers of my tutorials are equally fascinated to get to grips with the traditional techniques, to have a greater understanding of them and so it is we will film a selected number of Masterclasses, focussing on one particular painting at a time. ……………………………………………………. However, to film each and every stroke as I paint would involve a monumental amount of filming and viewing time – which is why the filming will focus on one particular section (perhaps one other), so that you can watch that develop from start to finish. ……………………………………………………. We do hope you enjoy these films and pick up additional hints and tips from my method of working”. ……………………………………………………. [Medium] : Oil Painting on Gesso Panel [Size] : 18½ “ x 10” (470mm x 254mm) [Technique] : Traditional Technique of working from dark to light, using lean to fat paint mixes, featuring techniques such as tonking, glazing, tinting and more. ……………………………………………………. Materials Used ……………………………………………………. [OIL PAINTS IN TUBES] - Core Colour Palette of six primary colours - red-purple [Rp] : red-orange [Ro] : yellow-orange [Yo] : yellow-green [yg] : blue-green [Bg] : blue-purple [Bp] : plus Titanium White [Tw] : Underpainting White {Uw] : Zinc White [Zw] [MEDIUMS] – Alkyd Medium : Alkyd Gel Medium : Odourless Thinner : Household Turpentine [[BRUSHES] – Oil Painters Bristle Round Brushes (various sizes) : Sable Round [Brushes] (various sizes) [PALETTE] – Oil Painters Wood [MISC] – Painting Knife [SURFACE PREPARED] using Acrylic Medium and Acrylic Gesso Primer

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