Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Advice from a Painter: Part 3 - Kaye Donachie

Kaye Donachie, "Myself I think shall never know, how far beneath the wave I go", oil on canvas, 61 x 45 cm – 24 x 17 3/4 inches, 2010

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!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing


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