Great to be here and potentially and virtually meet many of you over time. I have been painting all my adult life and have only just begun using Mark Carder's method for painting. It has given me so many ideas and is a beautiful method to paint realism. Have also been a great admirer of Velasquez and Sargent and though they both paint thoughtfully you can see that at times they just bash in their marks leaving a wondrous image whatever they paint. Las Meninas by Velasquez is remarkable and he too was using the a la prima method.