Hello all - I was over at drawmixpaint and I saw a link for preview of the portraiture video. In the comments section I got into a back and forth with a fellow ( quite an excellent painter in his own regard) about the representational style of Mark Carder. I strongly disagreed with the man, but he did get me to thinking, and looking at different portraits over the past couple of days. I wonder what everyone here thinks. What all are your responses to what he is saying. To be fair I am going to invite the man to the discussion here so he may defend his own points. I love Mr. Carder's portraits and they don't look at all like simple copies of photos to me. There is a depth of color and tone there and something that speaks for itself that is not found in the simple photo. But this guy is correct in that there is a definite fussiness there that Rembrandt avoided etc., etc. So anyway, I just wanted to post here as youtube comments is not a great place to discuss anything. Thanks a lot. I cant wait to hear some good thoughts and learn something more regarding the nature of "art" itself.