Studio Exhibition & Sale Opens November 18

50 Watercolors 50 Oil Paintings inspired by my retreat in Tuscany

Living in the tiny hilltop village of Poggio Alla Croce for two months, I have been able to focus on painting. Exploring color for the pure pleasure of feeling its flow and vibrancy is a treat. I hope you will join me in my studio in Cobbs Creek, Virginia. Come experience the color and joy of a retreat in Tuscany!

Vineyard Vista c 2017 Dorothy Fagan
Vineyard Vista from my Balcony, watercolor, 5″ x 8″
Balcony View c 2017 Dorothy Fagan
Balcony View, watercolor, 5″ x 8″
Lago Maggiore, watercolor, 5" x 8"
Lago Maggiore, watercolor, 5″ x 8″
Val d'Arno Vista c 2017 Dorothy Fagan
Val d’Arno Vista, watercolor, 9″ x 12″
Two Quilts, c 2017 Dorothy Fagan
Two Quilts, oil on linen, 14″ x 11″
Red House, c2017 Dorothy Fagan
La Rossa Casa, oil on linen, 14″ x 11″
cloud painting c2017 Dorothy Fagan
Saturday Perfection, oil on panel, 8″ x 10″

Live to Paint

Colors of the lights over Florence twinkle. Like a jeweled necklace, she sparkles along the western horizon. I stand with my coffee in the dark studio trying to memorize the hues in the sky above her.

How would she even fit on a canvas, I wonder? The mountains embracing her stretch as far as I can see. Up to the moon in the south, tree silhouettes stilletto the ridges.

A few low wispy clouds catch golden light from her glow. Hanging above them, a shadowy mist.

When I first came to Tuscany I painted to live. Now I live to paint.