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” … a patient and creative teacher and mentor to build confidence and find my own creative energy.
Sarah Collins Honenberger, author of Catcher, Caught

The Painting Lesson Books by Dorothy Fagan

BOOK 2 Discovering Joy’s Garden Book 2 has come to life. Travel with Dorothy Fagan on an artist’s residency. See the world with an artist’s eye, right here on The Painting Lesson. Look over her shoulder as she paints in watercolor and plein air oil painting. See the Cascading Dreams visions that captivated her on her first day in France. Sign Up for access to Dorothy’s Virtual Studio Free.

Paint with Dorothy in Joy’s Garden

Discover Your OWN Colors in Joy’s Garden! Step off the beaten path to explore the colorful landscapes, watery places, and vibrant gardens that have inspired colorist Dorothy Fagan’s art for 20 years. Discover your own personal colors as Dorothy demonstrates her CreativSOUP method in oils, watercolor, and pastels. See the Schedule

Discovering Joy’s Garden

BOOK Discovering Joy's Garden
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Learn how this dedicated artist used art to move her mountain of problems, and recover heart, soul, and dreams. ………

See the oil paintings, watercolors, and mixed media paintings she painted in Arles, Gordes, Tarascon, Pont du Garde, Avignon, Pointe du Chevret, Pont du Hoc, Tuleries Garden and more.

See where she painted in Provence, Brittany, Dinan, Normandie, the Emerald Coast, Paris, and Giverny.

And Learn how she discovered the  intersection of dreams and art.  DOWNLOAD THE BOOK on Amazon.


In the book, watercolor lessons on tiny postcards show how easy it is to paint while traveling.

“Compact materials fit in my satchel, enabled me to paint on park benches in Paris, cafes in Provence, and beaches on the Emerald Coast while picnicking with my husband!”

The Painting Lesson Books“A vision I had on my first day in France of the ancient structures cascading from the mountain into fertile lavender fields captivated me. In the book, you will see the series of Cascading Dreams paintings.

You will also see examples of how painted en plein air in France, in watercolor, oils, charcoals. And how I interpreted paintings and dreams to understand their meaning.

I have included the palette colors I took with me, my easels and equipment, and how to travel with art materials. You can purchase it on Amazon.”

Joy’s Garden Painting Holidays

Join Dorothy in Tuscany and Virginia or a weekend retreat.

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