Matt Harvey Art - oil painting tutorials, learning to paint portraits like the old masters is creating Real-time videos demonstrating portrait painting techniques
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Hi there, I'm Matt, a portrait painter, sculptor and artist based in the UK.

My goal is to provide the skills and understanding and enable anyone who wants to paint accomplished portrait paintings using traditional techniques. I do this by providing video courses which show step by step how to paint portraits in the manner of the great painters of the past, also known as the old masters. The idea is that people can follow along and do the exercises themselves. Everything is in real time. The videos are complemented by prints for sale in my Etsy shop of various stages in the demonstrations, and allow people to have a go at the techniques as many times as they like.

I'm very happy that people have found the videos on my youtube channel useful! So now to be able to make more videos with better equipment I have started this Patreon page. I believe I can make videos that will be really useful to people learning to paint portraits. 

You can see all of the videos by subscribing to a tier! I also sell canvas prints with the drawing stage (for practising grisaille), the grisaille stage (for glazing practise) and anything else. Its all about practise! There are also opportunities for having a group critique or 1-1 critiques too. 

I am sharing the kind of thing I was looking for when I started out trying to learn the techniques of the old masters, and I will hopefully demystify the whole process for you as I go. To reiterate: I believe everyone can create paintings of the highest quality, equalling that of the great painters of the past. All you need is a little knowhow, practise and determination! These videos are to inspire you on that journey.

I will be copying old masters, painting my own portraits and giving an insight into my working process. I have specialised in the glazing technique and indirect painting as I find this a particularly beautiful way to paint with oils, so a lot of the videos demonstrate that. I want to cover all the different painting techniques in these videos so they can be useful to anyone. These methods have been very useful to me, and I know they will be to you as well. I like the idea of making the techniques as user-friendly as possible, so that anyone can have a go. I like to work in the most efficient ways possible so the videos show that.

Anyone following these demonstrations will also be able to use these techniques in their own paintings, whether experienced professional or complete beginner.

By subscribing to a tier you are enabling me to continue making videos, and hopefully we can go on this journey together.

Please email me if you have any questions.

Matt Harvey
Tiers
Rubens
$4 or more per month 1 patron

Access to all videos of real time demonstrations. Each one will enable you to gain understanding of and to master portrait painting techniques. You can follow along with the demonstrations, with accompanying prints available on my Etsy shop to help as well.


Caravaggio
$75 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

All the benefits of the Rubens tier PLUS

I'll send you a canvas print from a recent video for you to practise the techniques I'm demonstrating.

Have access to my portrait painting facebook group where you can upload and discuss your painting progress over the month.

Practise is the only way we are going to improve as painters, and this is a great way to receive feedback on your work which is so important for an artist.


Goals
1 of 200 patrons
When I reach 200 patrons I'll do a live portrait 
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Hi there, I'm Matt, a portrait painter, sculptor and artist based in the UK.

My goal is to provide the skills and understanding and enable anyone who wants to paint accomplished portrait paintings using traditional techniques. I do this by providing video courses which show step by step how to paint portraits in the manner of the great painters of the past, also known as the old masters. The idea is that people can follow along and do the exercises themselves. Everything is in real time. The videos are complemented by prints for sale in my Etsy shop of various stages in the demonstrations, and allow people to have a go at the techniques as many times as they like.

I'm very happy that people have found the videos on my youtube channel useful! So now to be able to make more videos with better equipment I have started this Patreon page. I believe I can make videos that will be really useful to people learning to paint portraits. 

You can see all of the videos by subscribing to a tier! I also sell canvas prints with the drawing stage (for practising grisaille), the grisaille stage (for glazing practise) and anything else. Its all about practise! There are also opportunities for having a group critique or 1-1 critiques too. 

I am sharing the kind of thing I was looking for when I started out trying to learn the techniques of the old masters, and I will hopefully demystify the whole process for you as I go. To reiterate: I believe everyone can create paintings of the highest quality, equalling that of the great painters of the past. All you need is a little knowhow, practise and determination! These videos are to inspire you on that journey.

I will be copying old masters, painting my own portraits and giving an insight into my working process. I have specialised in the glazing technique and indirect painting as I find this a particularly beautiful way to paint with oils, so a lot of the videos demonstrate that. I want to cover all the different painting techniques in these videos so they can be useful to anyone. These methods have been very useful to me, and I know they will be to you as well. I like the idea of making the techniques as user-friendly as possible, so that anyone can have a go. I like to work in the most efficient ways possible so the videos show that.

Anyone following these demonstrations will also be able to use these techniques in their own paintings, whether experienced professional or complete beginner.

By subscribing to a tier you are enabling me to continue making videos, and hopefully we can go on this journey together.

Please email me if you have any questions.

Matt Harvey

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Tiers
Rubens
$4 or more per month 1 patron

Access to all videos of real time demonstrations. Each one will enable you to gain understanding of and to master portrait painting techniques. You can follow along with the demonstrations, with accompanying prints available on my Etsy shop to help as well.


Caravaggio
$75 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons

All the benefits of the Rubens tier PLUS

I'll send you a canvas print from a recent video for you to practise the techniques I'm demonstrating.

Have access to my portrait painting facebook group where you can upload and discuss your painting progress over the month.

Practise is the only way we are going to improve as painters, and this is a great way to receive feedback on your work which is so important for an artist.