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

Experimenter, gardener, grandmother … Dorothy Fagan plays with creativity, dreams, and paint every day.