CreativSOUP Treasures in Tuscany

A Few Spaces Left in the Tuscany Painting Holiday

See Tuscany’s Colors with an Artist

Step Off the Beaten Path
Explore Your Creativity with Dorothy Fagan

See Tuscany’s Unspoiled Landscapes, Stunning Vistas, Villages, Rocky Coastlines with an Artist’s Eye for Color

September 29 – October 7, 2018

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Stir Up Your CreativSOUP!

Taste the home grown wine, olive oil and prosciutto, Hike the trails, paint in the gardens. Swim in the enchanting emerald pool, paint the stunning vista of Monte Amiata.

Hang out at ‘home’ at the Sant’ Antonio Villa
Enjoy gracious indoor and outdoor living areas on this spectacular 2500 acre Restored 15th Century Estate.

September 29 ~ October 7, 2018
$1800 – $2800 / person

King Bedroom w/ Private Bath
$2800/1 person, Add spouse + $2400=$5200
Deposit $900

Twin  Bedroom w/ Private Bath
$2400/1 person, Add companion + $1800=$4200
Deposit $800

King Apartment w/ 2nd Twin Bedroom, Great Room, Kitchenette & Private Patio
$3200/1 person, Add spouse + $2400=$5600, Add 3rd person +1800=$7400
Deposit $1000

INCLUDED  Daily continental breakfast, Tuscan cooking lesson, optional daily art activities including demonstrations and lessons, and two festive dinner parties. Main house library with fireplace and wireless, TV, DVD, Apple TV and Sky, lounge, kitchen and dining areas, screened porches and decks, guest kitchen with fridge, microwave, snacks, and ice maker.  All rooms have private bath, efficient hot water system, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher,  microwave.

NOT INCLUDED  Transportation is not included. A car is recommended for getting around small villages. Fly to Florence or Rome. Rent a car at Hertz. Drive 1.5 – 2.5 hours. Or take high speed train to Grosetto, rent car and drive 30 minutes.

A LIMITED NUMBER OF ROOMS RESERVE Today

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When you make your deposit, an invoice will be emailed to you showing DEPOSIT RECEIVED. You will also receive Dorothy’s personal welcome and information about preparing for your retreat, including how to add a second person to your room.

100% Refund before January 31, 2018, 50% Refund before March 30, 2018. No refunds are available after March 30, 2018.

Questions? Call txt or email Dorothy 804-366-0990

Are these 2 Paintings the Same? Or Different?

This time I’m going to let You tell me what you see!

Painting Lesson Abstract Design

Are these 2 Paintings the Same?
Or Different?

I painted these both the same week. Below, I’ve attached sketches from my journal. At the bottom is a smaller painting that I painted in Tuscany last fall.

Question

Is this jumping from one thing to another?
Or do you see similarities?

Use the comment box. Let’s hear what everyone thinks! If you see them as different, tell us how and why. If you see similarities, tell us what they are.

Villa Rossa

Contemporary red abstract architecture painting
Villa Rossa, oil, 30″ x 24″

Orchids Mum

colorful contemporary orchid painting
Orchid Mum, oil, 30″ x 18″

Thumbnail Sketches for Villa Rossa

thumbnail sketches
thumbnail sketches for Villa Rossa painting

Thumbnail Sketches for Orchids Mum

orchids mum abstract sketches
TThumbnail Sketches for Orchids Mum

Warm Glowred villa tuscany painting

Warm Glow, oil, 14″ x 11″

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Inspiration for a Painting Commission: Cinque Terre

The rooftops on this painting reminded my clients of living in Cinque Terre!

Oh my! Over the holidays I took on a painting commission. The painting the couple loved best was too small for the place they envisioned hanging it. So we decided to create another painting to fit the space.

abstract landscape painting
Lavender Sunset, 36″ x 24″, oil, See more info>     Prints starting at $35>

Painting commissions are a wonderful collaboration of ideas, inspiration, memories

Once we agreed on the size, creative energy filled us with ideas. My client emailed me three watercolors she’d painted years ago that reminded her of the painting. I am so excited, colors and ideas are spilling out onto other paintings in my studio.

My client’s conversation about the turquoise sea opened by eyes about how to finish an unfinished painting called “Tapestry.”  And when I’d finished it, I could hear it’s new name, “The Watchtower! ”

inspirational art
The Watchtower, Purchase Info>

When I returned from my client’s home, I could see beyond the woven layers of paint. As I painted in the turquoise sea between the massive edifice ~ I saw the watchtower, a stairway to the heavens, a narrow frame of mind as each prayer relays communications heaven and earth.

I like that there is more to this painting than the struggle I was caught in. I had started it when I returned from France four years ago. It feels really nice to know the painting has a good message and is finished. Now it’s ready for a good home.

Prints of both Lavender Sunset, and The Watchtower start at $35. Shop Now>

Call me if you have a place for it in yours!