Dave Porter’s Art

… sharing my techniques & tips

My passion is to help you to create realistic and soulful artwork. Discover your passion and unlock your artistic potential.

Do you find Oil Painting messy, complicated, frustrating and often wonder how to achieve realism in an easy to follow process without causing any confusion. I have good news! Let me show you a way to mix colours easily using a limited palette (a few colours) which keeps things nice and straightforward and easy to follow.

All the tutorials are in real-time audio and video which really gives you a feeling of how the process works moment by moment.  An important element with my process is to open the heart and let go of the mind, which gives clarity in focusing on the here and now.

By Pledging £5 per month… you will unlock all the tutorials on this page plus more that follow each and every monthhere is my Oil Painting Library Page where you can navigate back and forth to choose the tutorial you would like to watch. Simply click on any image below which will take you to that tutorial on my Patreon membership site.. For a more direct look at all the benefits please click the button below to take you there.

Looking forward to working with you.
Dave.

1 Hours 23 minutes

The first video, exclusive long version. Making Canvas Boards and cheaper boards for study. Sharing a great  Primer that makes all the difference.

2 Hours 15 minutes 

Skin tone Study. Here is the first tutorial for this tier… all in real-time. Part 1 underpainting. Loving having the chance to share my oil techniques.

2 Hours 44 minutes 

Skin tone Study Part 2 ~ Rich Colour Stage.  All in real-time. Watch and hear as I paint.  Loving having the chance to share my oil techniques.

2 Hours 44 minutes 

Skin tone Study Part 3 ~ Details and Glazing.  All in real-time. Watch and hear as I paint.  Loving having the chance to share my oil techniques.

2 Hours 57 minutes 

Grisaille Technique Study. Part 1 underpainting… all in Real Time.  Very interesting technique the Grisaille method is.

2 Hours 22 minutes 

Grisaille Technique Study. Part 2… 1st Colour Coat…. all in Real Time.  Very interesting technique the Grisaille method is.

2 Hours 31 minutes 

Grisaille Technique Study. Part 3… 2nd Colour Coat and details…. all in Real Time.  Very interesting technique the Grisaille method is.

1 Hour 

Portrait of Max… Part 1 (Outline). Here is a great study for skin tone and wonderful energy work. Loving having the chance to share my oil techniques.

3 Hour +

Portrait of Max… Part 2 (Block in Stage). Adding the first colour coat, preparing the way. All in Real time Audio and Video.

3 Hour + 

Portrait of Max… Part 3 (More Colour). Adding the second coat of colour Rich Colour Stage. All in Real time Audio and Video.

3 Hour + 

Portrait of Max… Part 4 (Glazing & Details). Adding the final subtleties of colour.  All in Real time Audio and Video.

Quick video on how to varnish. 

Portrait of Max… Here I discuss and show how I varnish a Painting. Keeping it nice and straight forward. Used this method for years.

2 Hours

Ear Study… Part 1 (Underpainting). Here is a great study for skin tones, hair and jewellery. All in Real time Audio and Video.

1.45 Hours

Ear Study… Part 2 (Rich Colour Stage). Here is a great study for skin tones, hair and jewellery. All in Real time Audio and Video.

1.45 Hours

Ear Study… Part 3 (Detail Stage). Adding the final details to this great study for skin tones, hair and jewellery. All in Real time Audio and Video.

2 Hours

Blonde Hair & Pale Skin Tone… Part 1 (Underpainting).  Always fascinating to do Hair.  All in Real time Audio and Video.

2 Hours

Blonde Hair & Pale Skin Tone… Part 2 (Rich Colour Stage).  Always fascinating to do Hair.  All in Real time Audio and Video.

1 Hours

Blonde Hair & Pale Skin Tone… Part 3 ( The Final Detail Stage).  Always fascinating to do Hair.  All in Real time Audio and Video.

2+ Hours

Eyes & Nose Skin Tone… Part 1 (Underpainting).  Skin tones are great in this reference image too.  All in Real time Audio and Video.

2+ Hours

Eyes & Nose Skin Tone… Part 2 (Rich Colour Stage).  Skin tones are great in this reference image too.  All in Real time Audio and Video.

2+ Hours

Eyes & Nose Skin Tone… Part 3 (Glazing & Details).  Skin tones are great in this reference image too.  All in Real time Audio and Video.

2 Hours 57 minutes 

Grisaille Technique Study. Part 1 underpainting… all in Real Time.  Very interesting technique the Grisaille method is.

1 Hours 22 minutes 

Grisaille Technique Study. Part 2 First Skin Tone Layer… all in Real Time.  Very interesting technique the Grisaille method is.

3 Hours

Grisaille Technique Study. Part 3 First colour on Background & Hair… all in Real Time.  Very interesting technique the Grisaille method is.

3 Hours

Grisaille Technique Study. Part 4 First colour on Clothes… all in Real Time.  Very interesting technique the Grisaille method is.

3 Hours

Grisaille Technique Study. Part 5 more colour on face and Hair… all in Real Time.  Very interesting technique the Grisaille method is.

3 Hours

Grisaille Technique Study. Part 6 All in real time audio and video… I explain in detail how I approach the Final Layer and Overall Details.

2 Hours 15 minutes 

Chroma and Shadow. Part 1 Outline and underpainting… all in Real Time.  How to achieve the glow and shadows using Oil Paint

2 Hours 24 minutes 

Chroma and Shadow…Part 2  Rich Colour Stage… all in Real Time.  How to achieve the glow and shadows using Oil Paint

2 Hours 31 minutes 

Chroma and Shadow…Part 3  Glazing& Detail Stage… all in Real Time.  How to achieve the glow and shadows using Oil Paint

2 Hours 41 minutes 

Ginger Hair Study. Part 1 Outline and underpainting… all in Real Time.  How to achieve the glow and shadows using Oil Paint

3 Hours

Ginger Hair Study. Part 2 Rich colour stage… all in Real Time.  Adding more refinement in preparing for the next stage using Oil Paint.

1 Hours 51 minutes

Ginger Hair Study. Part 3 Detail Stage… all in Real Time.  Adding the subtle details, focusing on Value Chroma and edges using Oil Paint.

45 minutes

(Part 1) Outline Using The Quarter Grid Method…. all in Real Time Audio and Video. This method is a great way to learn towards freehand.

2 hours

(Part 2) Under painting Stage…. all in Real Time Audio and Video. Correcting the outline, adding basic form for preparation for the next stage.

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Each month the Library will grow with more real-time videos… Sharing my love for art and the stillness within. Thank for your consideration.