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Paintings by Donette Saunders Pretorius
My name is Donette. I am 72 and have recently retired from nursing the aged and Altzheimer’s patients.
My dream has always been to do oil painting when retired. I have felt the urge to record the beauty that I see in nature and also to do portraits of people and animals that I also love dearly.
I have loved to paint since childhood. People have always liked my work but I know that I have to learn a lot more about the art of drawing and painting. I would love to paint without the fear of making a mistake, to use clean colours, to learn all about values and tones and to paint nice loose strokes where every brushstroke makes an impact. …
Artwork by Yasun Bey
My name is Yasun Bey and I’m from south Florida.
Art to me was a place to express my self at first until I realized it was more than that to tell a story. They say a picture is worth a thousand words well I need to paint a thousand paintings to get the this one story out.
Most of my artistic challenges come from the lack of knowledge or help because I am mainly self taught. I hope and will learn the mysteries behind the art the way the masters crafted such pieces. I think the Old Masters Academy is a great tool for artists to learn and adapt their knowledge to what was taught in the past. …
Oil Paintings by Anna Shapiro
I always wanted to be able to draw and paint , and now at the age of 53 I got my first easel and finally started.
Art has always been a big part of my life, back in Moscow I would stand in line for hours to see the paintings from museums I thought I would never be able to visit. Now I am lucky to be able to visit art museums all over the world. I attend every exhibition and every art event in my home town.
Seeing works of art , especially old masters brings me joy. I really want to be able to copy some of my favorite paintings and paint the beauty of nature I see every single day.
I realize I am far from my goal but even mixing paints and little steps I take put a smile on my face. …
Drawings and Paintings by Rafael Martinez
Retired disabled but never busier with kids and grandchildren, art is my only distraction from such a busy life, at first I wanted to become a Picasso but after a class with an Russian teacher my life changed.
The Russian school is the only way to go BUT my financial put a stop to that, after so much search I found your Drawing Academy program and got that and now I feel the need to paint, the more frustrating I get the more I want to paint but I am of course spinning my wheels, old master academy is the only only one that address my needs and makes sense. …
Oil Paintings by Michael Thomas
I have been drawing seriously since I was three years old, and have been engrossed in art all my life.
I have had my drawings win awards and go on tour during my high school years in Canada. I started painting in my early twenties, and have continued to do so on and off for the past thirty years.
I have tried multiple styles, but find myself drawn to the style of the old masters and find it to be my most promising style and love. I know I have the talent, but find myself stuck at my current level, and want to break through to the finers aspects.
I beleive the Old Masters Academy can provide this. I have had no formal training and would love the opportunity to explore this avenue. …
Oil Paintings by Phung Le
Over the last years, I have wanted to learn to oil paint. There are no classical oil painting instructors or courses where I live. For the most part, I’m a graphic designer
Until . . . I found your tutorials. I was enthralled straight away.
After participating in the Web Art Academy Course , I have made significant progress in color coordination, portraiture, which is my favorite. I love the classic oil paintings, the colors really attract. I am amazed at what I have painted, and it’s all down to you, your enthusiasm and clear instructions are what gave me the confidence, and got me going.
The whole experience at the Web Art Academ has very much been a transformative journey not only in terms of my art but also within myself.
I am so grateful for all the advice and encouragement I have received.I am pleased to say I have grown more confident in my work and how I express myself on canvas. …