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Friday, June 14, 2013


In The Beginning

I wanted to paint.
I wanted to paint a lot.
Only one problem.

I didn't know how to paint.
 But I never let a little thing like not knowing how to do something stop me from doing something.
I taught myself how to sew.
I taught my self how to crochet.
I taught myself how to cook.
I taught myself calligraphy.
I didn't know a lick about photography. 
I didn't know how to be a reporter.
I taught myself how to make soap.

In fact, I've taught myself all sorts of things, from books.

But painting?
Well I really wanted it so I jumped in.

This painting is one of my first painting I ever painted.
Before a lesson, a you tube video was watched, before almost everything.

I can't believe I'm showing you this.

Looks like a tornado forming.

I show you this because I got the painting back from my daughter with the intention of re-painting it.

And today I did re-paint it.

No tornado!

In fact, this may be one of my favorite skies.
I love all the color in it.  

The grasses look much better and the water in the background looks much better.

OK, so I guess it was worth showing you the bitter to get to the better.

Check back in a year or two, I'll probably paint it again.


  1. How great to see your progress. Thanks for showing us. The clouds are wonderful, and I really like the shadows in the dunes.

  2. Thanks Meredith. We went on vacation to the outerbanks a few years ago with our daughters and their families. This pic I paint these from is from that trip. Each daughter has one. I re-did the other daughters a year ago. I should put them all in here, but she lives about 3 hours away in Ohio. Thanks for the comment.

  3. For a first painting, your composition was impressive! And it's fun to see the comparison of then and now. I love your passion and determination! Wow! I wonder what's next!!

  4. Thanks Terri. I knew nothing about composition. Not sure if I do now. I painted it straight from a photo I took.

  5. Your first painting is really good! Nice composition. It's really fun to see how you would paint the same scene now! What a great way to compare how you've grown!


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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.