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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Daffodil Learning Curve

I Paint, Therefore I Practice

You've heard of

Practicing Medicine

Practicing Law

Practicing Driving

but practicing art.

Well of course we practice

and practice

and practice.

I could not wait for spring to get here,
and guess what,

It's here!

Now I can quit practicing snow and begin practicing spring flowers,
mainly daffodils for now.

Flowers my husband picked for me from our yard.

I know, he's toooo sweet!

With this inspiration, how can I go wrong?

I used a 12" x 16" coated canvas paper for oil and acrylic paint and taped off 4 quadrants
and began my practice of four different views of daffodils from my vase.

It's interesting what happens to the paintings when I take off the tape.
It's sort of like what happens when you frame a painting.

The only difference between this practice painting and the above practice painting
is the removal of the tape.

Doesn't the eye play some really cool tricks on us.

More daffodils to come,
because they are still mastering me.

Thanks for viewing my practice session today.


  1. Hi Sharon - these are wonderful and what a great painting idea when the tape is removed. Love it. I also really liked your previous daffodil painting. I love to paint them too.

  2. Thank you so much Julie. I thought it was an interesting view, with and without the tape.I have not mastered them yet so I will continue.

  3. I'm still practicing too Sharon. I think daffodils are incredibly hard to have done a great job.

  4. Daffodils are hard Karen and I'm so glad you think so too. I have another one I like coming out tomorrow. Thanks bunches for the comment.


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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.