Transparent Oils

A patchwork of vineyards and olive groves form a grid work of parallel lines. Vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines play wonderful game with light and shadow.

transparent oils
Montepulciano, oil, 5 x 7

I created a game with transparent oils, juxtaposing warm and cool colors on my textured panel. I like the way the thin oil paint lays into the valleys of gesso, creating it’s own light and shadow.


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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.