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Monday, February 24, 2014

Creativity = Learning Experience

Creativity is a Learning Experience

To create something, anything,
a potholder,
a pillow,
a dress,
plant a garden,
make a bookshelf,
make jewelry,
it's all creative and it's always a learning experience.

Is there ever a point where you know it all?

I'd have to say no.

There is so much to learn and there are always new materials,
new brushes, 
new fabrics,
once you think you've got it, something changes,
you change,
you progress 
and then you find there is something new to learn.

In my quest to have my own in studio art school with me as the student,
I'm learning so much and always finding more things I don't know.

I've been working on animals and I painted my cat Purdy.
The painting is not very purdy, so you won't be seeing it.

Then I worked on tweaking another painting I did last year.

The reference for this barn is somewhere in Logan County, OH.

This barn is not quite abandoned, but almost.
It's an interesting structure and it was a frigid day when I was there and took this photo.

The painting is dark and foreboding.

It's a little 5" x 7" acrylic on a board and again I wasn't really happy with it,
so, I can't really say I tweaked it.  I basically started over with it leaving in the barn.
But of course I had to change the barn, at least warm it up a little.

It still looks old and cold 
but a little warmer.

As I said, I basically started over, but I learned so much about warming up snow.

Doesn't that sound weird.

Today I warmed up snow.



  1. Sharon re-painting a whole painting OVER, so very hard, and Very Brave! And I think you learned more than just warming up snow!

    1. Thanks Jacklyn. I did learn a lot doing this painting. I also learned to trust my gut. I didn't like the first one, I was never going to like the first one. It wasn't hard because I basically started from scratch.

  2. Love to see you having the freedom to experiment and make changes. I like both versions. Funny how temperature is changed by what is around it. You would think the first one with its warm ground areas would have made that one warmer. The barn is definitely warmer in the second one. Great job on the snow.

  3. thanks Julie. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment on my blog and encouraging me. I have learned so much from you and always appreciate everything I've learned from you.


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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows and flowers. I work almost daily. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at and there is also a tab across the top of my blog for available paintings and one for small paintings with buy now buttons. You can also purchase through my Etsy shop using the name of Fine Nature Art. . Thank you so much for stopping by.