How Tiny Watercolor Postcards sent My Dream Cascading Down a Mountain

Holiday by Dorothy Fagan
Holiday by Dorothy Fagan
Holiday

Can you feel the sheer joy and happiness radiating from Holiday?

I painted it from memory and a tiny watercolor postcard I painted during the first few days of my residency in France. It captures what I went to France to discover ~ new direction for my art and heart.

Avignon Market Square
This is what it looked like in the cafe in Avignon the day I painted the postcard.

How I got to that cafe table in the south of France with the love of my life ~ is still amazing to me.

When I applied for my residency in France, I knew in my heart I’d completed what I’d been doing for the last ten years. Painting earth, sky, water on the coastal marsh near my home in Virginia since 2000 ~  I was ready for something new!

Break of Day by Dorothy Fagan
Break of Day, prints available

But what else would I paint?

watercolor postcard for Holiday
This is the 4″ x 6″ watercolor postcard I painted at the cafe while my husband and I waited for our baguettes and ham.

I had no clue. After painting landscapes for forty years, I never dreamt of painting something like this!


Cascading Dreams
Cascading Dreams

My little story, Embrace the Mountain, explains what fueled my passion for painting.

A tiny snippet from my dream journal exposes how uch a tiny watercolor postcard set my dreams to life.

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Author: Dorothy Fagan

Dorothy's newest oil paintings are lush abstract floral and colorful landscapes. She creates one-of-a-kind jackets from her paintings, printing and hand painting fabrics in her Virginia studio. Her studio is open by appointment on the Virginia Artisan Trail Network. See Visiting & Tours Information for details.

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