Kaye Donachie, "Without You", 2008, Oil on canvas, 27 3/4 x 23 7/8 inches
Kaye Donachie was kind enough to write a few lines of advice to new painters in my painting class, which I will also share with you;
"This is some advice given to me that I have always followed. 'equipment is very important before even starting a painting. Always use a glass palette, always use pure turpentine to dilute paint not the cheap cleaning turps.......it destroys the pigment. And always invest in good brushes.....( a tutor once told me that you would expect a surgeon to use blunt dirty tools, so a range of quality brushes cleaned every night is essential. Finally, I would say painting is really hard. When you first start out it seems easy and the better you get it the harder it seems.'”Thanks Kaye!