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Monday, September 28, 2020

New Color - New Works

 Changing The Color Up.

I've never painted gladiolus before and I got so involved with painting the flowers, I totally forgot other elements that make a painting look real and pop.

I'm fairly certain you can see it, but I was so frustrated with that big purple blossom that I totally forgot about adding the reflections to the jar and the shadow under and next to the jar.  I did also fix that purple blossom. 


Glad Party

 24" x 12" acrylic on stretched canvas, unframed 

$150 + shipping.  

Here's another piece in that same color palette.

End of Summer
 12" x 12" gallery wrap canvas, unframed
$150 - Includes Shipping

These 2 pieces were painted from life of flowers my husband Jim and one of our grandsons, Ren, planted this year at our new home.  They have been absolutely gorgeous and we have picked many armfuls of gladiolus, zinnias, roses and daisies.  

Fresh flowers are so beautiful and they add so much to a home.

Both pieces have a paper backing and are wired to hang.

You can see more of my work at
Sharon Durbin Graves Art.
Click HERE to go to my website to see many more of my available artworks.  

Friday, September 25, 2020

An Artful Baby Shower

 Welcoming a New Baby

was So Much FUN!

All that pink is just to throw you off the track.

We were welcoming a baby boy.

Vince was a foster son of ours, and he and his wife Abbey decided it was time to grow their family.

So, we had to have a baby shower.  

I wanted to share with you a gift I painted for them.

This sort of came to my in my sleep one night.

It was loads of fun to paint.

I have no idea what color of hair this baby will have, 

but I gave him red hair.  

It's a weird time to throw a shower, because of the whole social distancing thing, and the mask thing.  

But my young friend Sarah helped me pull it off.

Sarah and I are ready for the shower.

We made individual hand sanitizers as favors.

We did our best to have food that was safe

and individually served.

Those are fruit cups in the ice cream cones

 in the background.  

We had chili and pimento cheese sandwiches on skewers. 

This is a close up of the hand sanitizers.

We rented a shelter house at a local park

 to have enough space and fresh air.

We were very lucky it was an absolutely gorgeous day.

We had a great time.

I know this is a departure from my normal blog post,

but we had to get creative on how to do this,

so I though that counted.  

Thanks for stopping by today and 

I hope you enjoyed the shower.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Painting Vintage Trucks In The Tasting Room

 Vintage Trucks and Vino

OH My Gosh!

What a fun group of women came to the

 Eagle Creek Vineyard Tasting Room this week.

These ladies came ready to paint this fun vintage truck

surrounded by pumpkins and to have lots of laughs. 

Our host Beth, owner of Elk Creek Vineyard,
offered tastes of the wines they produce and everyone who wanted got a glass of wine.

If you're not from around these parts,
click HERE to go to Eagle Creek Vineyard's Facebook Page. 

Beth is a great hostess and I am grateful for her hospitality and the opportunity to paint

 at their tasting room.  

Our Next painting party at the Eagle Creek Vineyard tasting room will be 

Tuesday October 27, 2020 at 6-8 p.m. 

There is limited space, so watch for details on my Facebook page or Eagle Creek Vineyards Facebook page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Let's paint together real soon.  

Friday, September 11, 2020

Learning and Evolving

 Using What You Learn

Recently I did a 30 day rose challenge where I painted 30 rose paintings in 30 days as I tried to improve my skills. 

I learned a lot in that challenge and if you haven't. seen that blog post click HERE.

I love painting blue glass jars and I wanted

 to be able to add roses to them.

And here is what I love love love painting,

12" x 12" acrylic on gallery wrap canvas.

$125 with free shipping.

Click HERE to purchase.

This truly was so much fun to paint 

and I hope you enjoy it as well.  

To see all my other artworks that are currently available,

please go to Sharon Graves Fine Art

then click on the Works tab,

and then you'll have your choice of different 

subject matters to choose from.  

Thank you so much for hoping in here today.

Have a wonderful day.

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Ghent, Kentucky, United States
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.