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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Extension Art

The Art of Extension

The Carroll County Extension Agents are having a celebration
for 100 years in extension and they asked me to help them by painting them a tree.
This tree is going to be part of their timeline,
as they place leaves on the tree for agents, 4-h'er's and volunteer leaders.
If you have served in the Carroll County, KY area of 4-h in any form,
you should drop by this week and put your leaf of the tree.

The tree is starting to take shape.
It's on two sheets of 4'x8' plywood covered with batting and flannel.

 Working on putting in some grasses at the bottom.

 The trees branches will form the timeline for 100 years of Extension.

 Checking it out to see if we're even sort of symmetrical.

Working on the highlights.
The tree is mostly black with some other colors thrown in for some depth.
Then I highlighted with cad yellow, cad orange, burnt sienna, Indian yellow and hookers green.

Adding lots of distant branches and limbs so you can hang lots of leaves on it.

Here's the finished tree.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.


  1. Hey Sharon, nice job on the tree! A lot of work but it will be enjoyed by many.

  2. Thanks Fay. Hopefully it will work the way they want.

  3. Sharon, I'm sure everyone will be thrilled with your tree when they see it!

  4. Hope so Jacklyn. It was a great idea they had.

  5. thanks Diane. appreciate your time and your 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.