The Artist's Curse & more – Ep.8 Oil Painting Q&A with Mark Carder





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Published on Jul 10, 2015

If you have a question for me, post it in the comments below. I'll answer as many as I can on next Thursday's episode. Here are links to each question answered in this video:

00:29 — a lesson about "the artist's curse" and how to overcome it

12:19 — I struggle with getting my values right and am using white palettes. Should I invest in a neutral palette?

13:52 — I tend to try too many styles and techniques. Have you ever had this problem?

16:09 — How far should one sit from their shadow box?

17:58 — Subject matter is very important for realism but it hard to find something inspiring and interesting. What are your suggestions?

21:19 — What size photos do you use when painting portraits?

23:32 — What do you think about impressionism and painters like Monet? Have you tried painting en plein air with the color checker?

25:54 — Your five-color limited palette allows to you paint 99% of the colors you see in real life, but you avoid overpowering colors like cadmium red. Thomas Baker is another great artist on YouTube and he uses strong colors in his limited palette. What is the advantage to using one palette over the other?

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