St. Claire’s Basilica at Assisi

Tuscan painting retreat

Assisi sits on a hill. The surrounding landscape is flat ~ and beautiful. Especially in the late afternoon sunlight. Assisi is located in Umbria ~ today. However in ancient times Tuscany ~ Etruscan civilization ~ covered the region all the way to Rome.

This painting is inspired by this landscape. The light. And St. Claire.

St. Claire's Roof Top garden at San Damiano
St. Claire’s Roof Top garden at San Damiano

She was accepted and championed by St. Francis. She started the Little Sisters of the Poor at the monestary at Assisi. We visited her room and roof top garden in Assisi.

I’d like to think that her spirit is woven into this interpretation of her landscape. I guess the fact that she was a gardener has me feel a strong connection to her.

St. Claire's Basilica at Assisi, oil, 16 x 20
St. Claire’s Basilica at Assisi, oil, 16 x 20
detail, St. Claire's Basilica at Assisi
detail, St. Claire’s Basilica at Assisi
detail, St. Claire's Basilica at Assisi
detail, St. Claire’s Basilica at Assisi
St. Claire's a;tar at San Damiano
St. Claire’s a;tar at San Damiano

 

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Author: Dorothy Fagan

Through the quirky way she interprets dreams, art, and day-to-day stuff ~ Dorothy's dream of painting the lavender fields of Provence became real. Her book about painting in France, Discovering Joy's Garden, transformed into this inspirational website.