A Small Scale ~ Doorway to Whimsical Watercolors

whimsical watercolors

A Liberating Format

whimsical watercolors
Porta Toscana, 7 x 5, watercolor on Arches

A small format could be perceived as restrictive. For someone who is accustomed to swinging a big brush, a 5 x 7 inch canvas sounds confining. Yet painting these watercolors had the opposite effect.

Whimsical Watercolors

Experimenting with subjects and ideas that are outside my normal range, I am delighted to find whimsy and light in these two paintings. It raises the question of whether or how I might capture that same spirit in oil paint, or on a larger scale?

Of course I don’t have an answer. The question is all that is needed. It is in itself a source of inspiration to explore the heart further.

whimsical watercolors
Villa Flore, 7 x 5, watercolor on Arches

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Author: Dorothy Fagan

DOROTHY FAGAN'S ART is collected by the Musee de La Grande Vigne, City University of New York, Longwood University Art Museum, Emory University. HEALTHCARE COLLECTIONS U. Mass Memorial Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Camp Lejeune Mental Health Facility, Riverside Cancer Center, Southampton Memorial Hospital. CORPORATE COLLECTIONS General Electric, First National Exchange Bank, International Paper, Monarch Bank, Towne Bank, AAA, Raycom Media, Coldwell Banker. PRIVATE COLLECTIONS in the United States, England, Italy, Singapore, Jordan, Canada.

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