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Mark Carder
Mark Carder is a portrait painter who is known for his precise but naturalistic portraits, including commissioned portraits of two US presidents and other officials. He also paints still life, animals and landscape.

His web presence is unfortunately limited to about a dozen examples of his work and a very brief bio.

Carder is perhaps even better known for his instructional resources. You may have seen the portrait of the young girl in the image above, bottom, associated with advertisements for the “Carder Method” instructional videos.

Carder is no longer associated with the company that sells those videos, (which I believe has stopped selling them), and he has recently been making his techniques available for free in a series of videos and other resources on a website titled Draw Mix Paint, which I will review in a subsequent post.


3 responses to “Mark Carder”

  1. The Carder Method has closed. All their products are permanently out of stock.


  2. I’ve just discovered Mr. Carder’s website and instructional video’s recently and am quite impressed, most specifically by his willingness to share his knowledge for FREE. I’ve studied painting for quite some time under many different teachers and I think he has much to offer. That colour checker gizmo is on my wish list!!!

    1. Thanks for the comment, Judy. I think Carder shows you how to make a color checker in one of his videos.