When I make a painting that looks good to others, is that because I have talent or because I've learned how to use a set of skills? I believe that it's mostly because I've learned how to use a set a set of skills.
One of those skills has to do with observation - in order to make a painting that looks like the "real thing" I've learned to really look at things instead of simply drawing or painting what I think I know.
Another skill has to do with the rules (guidelines really) for how to compose a painting - the way that flowers in a vase or a bowl and some fruit are arranged so that they're pleasing to the eye.
One more skill has to do with mixing colors - I'm learning to paint using what's called a "limited palette" which means that I use only 5 colors of paint (blue, white, yellow, red, and brown) plus black. I don't have dozens of tubes of paint to choose from, I just use those few, and mix them in different combinations to get whatever I need.
As the last example (though not the last skill I've had to learn) has to do with appreciating Art - I've begun to learn how to look at works of art and think beyond just "I like this" and "I don't like that". It's not easy and I've just begun to learn how, but it helps me when I'm making art to think about everyone who's come before me making art, even if I don't yet understand what they were trying to say with it.
As I say, there are many other skills I've been trying to learn, and though I have a long way to go I am enjoying the process. So maybe if I have a talent, it's a talent for learning skills?