Behind-the-Scenes Feature – Watch & Wander through ‘Starway Sapphires’ – No.5


Join the Elphen Treasure Chest to access the full-length ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ video, showing Paul at his easel working on the miniature oil painting ‘Starway Sapphire’ from his illustrated storybook ‘Starway Sapphires’, the second in the ‘Paintbox Tales’ from ‘Paul taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’ –

“Welcome to our studio in the Highlands of Scotland, the creative home of Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles – from where we bring you this behind-the-scenes feature, in which you can peek over my shoulder as I work on my miniature oil painting, ‘Starway Sapphire’, from my illustrated story ‘Starway Sapphires’.

Although this painting is only 6in x 6in (15cm x 15cm), it nevertheless requires as much attention to detail as one of my largest Masterworks oil paintings.

This behind-the-scenes feature focuses on the bee that has settled on the thistle-head; so that you can watch the entire process of painting this smallest of creatures.

The time taken to complete this bee alone, will give you some idea of the detail involved and how long it took to produce this miniature oil painting.

Every one of my artworks is rendered using traditional techniques and the method used for these miniature paintings relies on the application of layers, working gradually through from the darkest recesses through to the super-white highlights.

Lift the lid on ‘‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’ Treasure Chest, a magical trove filling with myriad gems of all things Elphen – bearing riches in art, music, writings and creative crafts.

Nestling amongst the gems you’ll unearth another Video-StoryBook, ‘Starway Sapphires’, the first to be released of the Paintbox Tales from ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’ –

Delve in and you’ll discover not only all nine chapters in the box-set Video-StoryBook – ‘Webstrand, the Tooth Gatherer’, but also its upcoming companion Concept Music Album, featuring eleven full-blown music tracks with linking narrative.
• Total Nine-Video Box-Set running time 9hours 27minutes – find links to the nine chapters on this post [bookmark this on your device]

Rummage through the hoard to reveal a cache of Behind-The-Scenes Videos that let you into Paul’s studio, where you can watch Paul at his easel, creating the Elphen Masterworks oil paintings and storytelling vignettes, plus other Elphen artworks and illustrations.

Root out a wealth of How-toTutorial Videos, so that you can watch-along, or work-along – whichever takes your fancy.

Search out Bonus Features and Painting Reveals, in which we share, not only the music-making process, from initial ideas to recording sessions, but also many other insights into the various creative crafts that go into ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’.

Craft-it-Yourself and release your inner creativity, with templates for different crafty items, such as the Colour Your Own Greetings Cards (with more to come) –

Take care and keep safe, with warmest wishes from us all,

Paul Taggart – Artist : Author : Presenter : Producer [Sole Author & Illustrator of ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles©’]
Eileen Tunnell – Project Director, Producer, Video Auteur ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’
Sunita Gahir – Design Director/Producer ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’
Liza Mulholland – Music Director/Producer ‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’

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The Three Quills studio, symbolising the trio of creative strands that are art & design, writings and music.

‘Paul Taggart’s Elphen Chronicles’ Treasure Chest – bearing riches in art, music, writings and creative crafts, with plenty more to come.

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