Blooming Women ~ Let Your Creativity Out of the Box

Invite 6 Friends for coffee or a glass of wine & Let Your Creativity Out of the Box . . . Blooming Women

We all hide our creativity away in boxes ~ including me! Symbolic of how we box ourselves in, my Sketchbox Trunk Show is a fun and easy way to open your eyes and heart to your creative prowess ~ by simply sharing art and camaraderie with your friends and family.  I believe you’ll be delighted to see the one-of-a-kind surprises as you open each and every box.

follow your heartI will bring 6 to 8 Sketchboxes filled with my art fabrics, creativity retreats, imaginative design ideas for your nest, AND ORIGINAL, one-of-a-kind mixed media paintings. Sized from 6″ x 6″ to 16″ x 20″, these fresh and colorful paintings are priced from $100 to $850. They make great gifts and fit almost anywhere on an easel, shelf, or wall.

Receive your pick of one of my Sketchbox Mixed Media Original Paintings absolutley Free ~ just for hosting my Sketchbox Trunk Show. Learn more

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Painting in Orvieto, Italy ~ Sunrise Flower Market

Blooming Women . . . Two women chatting quietly at the flower shop . . .

I saw these two in Orvieto, Italy. We were on our way home from Roma and stopped by Orvieto during my Muses of Tuscany Retreat. What a delightful village! I love the artsy shoppes, pottery, wood crafts, flowers, dress shops. Wish we had more time.

Sunrise Flower Market Dorothy Fagan
Sunrise Flower Market, mixed media fusion on canvas panel, 16 x 12″

Painting in Orvieto, Italy

Experimenting with a limited palette of Raw Umber and Charcoal, the Pastel Rose, Lavender Gray, Verdigris and Ochre create a satisfying balance of serenity with fresh, invigorating blooms. I could see this painting on pale green or gray, lavender or blue, or even pale yellow walls.

Yet wouldn’t it look striking on a deep charcoal wall? or russet? or even deep ocean blue gray?

This small mixed media painting is the first in my new Sketchbox Trunk Show Series. Looking for a way to explore thumbnail pencil sketches in a larger, color format, I used willow charcoal and oil paint on a small (16″ x 12″) linen panel. Not every idea in my sketchbox can become a large painting. This new format gives me a chance to let some of my sketches out of the box.

Less that a full blown painting, more than a drawing ~ Sunrise Flower Market, is a one-of-a-kind hybrid original. It is created on a rigid canvas panel and sealed with satin varnish, sold unframed. It will fit a standard 16″ x 12″ frame, no glass required.

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How Tiny Watercolor Postcards sent My Dream Cascading Down a Mountain

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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