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Monday, May 12, 2014

Practice Practice Practice

Practice Practice Practice

If you want to get good at something,
there's only one way.

practice what you practiced,
work at it,
break it down and work at it,


A lot of time in an artists life is spent practicing and learning.

So when someone asks me how long did it take you paint that,
I always answer in years,
because there was lots of practice that went in before what you see
on a canvas got there.  

But, having said all that, 
I love what I do 
and if all I ever do is practice, then I still learned a lot.

This is a practice piece I did of flowers in my yard.

I'm going to cut them apart and donate them to the Young Women's group at our church.

They are having an auction to raise funds for girls camp,
so they will have four small matted acrylic on paper to action off.  

They are about 5" x 7" each in an 8" x 10 " mat.

Three allum in a vintage vase.

Iris in an antique milk bottle

Close up of the allum

Close up of the iris.

The auction will be Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
508 Main St, Carrollton, KY  41008.

They will have some great baked goods, crafts and my four small paintings.

Might get a pretty good bargain here
and help some girls get to girls camp.

Thanks for stopping in today to look at my art.



  1. You are so right about practice! These look great, the two allums are my favorite. That's a good idea to donate them for the auction.

  2. Thanks Fay. I hope it helps them raise some money and I got some much needed practice in.


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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.