Several years ago I found an artist online, Mark Carder, whose work and methods I’ve come to appreciate and admire. He’s an established oil painter who specializes in realism from portraits to still life’s – his wife Emily is also a painter. Mark has generously shared his knowledge and techniques through a wide selection of youtube video’s. They are inspirational and have helped me grow tremendously as an artist.
Below are studies that I painted using acrylic paints, The Jar with Oil and The Pear based on several youtube video demonstrations that Mark Carder did. Both pieces measure 5.5 x 7.5 and were done on Canson Canva-paper. Mark has a slow and methodical approach to painting, continually stresses to get your values right and spend time in mixing/matching colors correctly. These studies were excellent exercises of the concepts, because no matter your medium the technicals are the same – I’m learning to see, be patient and appreciate the nuances of my paints.
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