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.
When I discovered the Drawing and Art Academy online I thought that your course is exactly what I have been looking for. It seems comprehensive and excellent in every way. I would love to LEARN from Old Masters Academy course, but living where the exchange rate is so unfavorable and being retired now, I fear I will be unable to enroll.
I would want people to vote for me because of the natural order of things… that rewards come when one gives when you are able to give.
what a great site! I like your artwork