How to Paint Bold Colorful Paintings in Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors and Pastels

The Creator's Desire Urges You to Paint Bold Colorful Art for a Reason

DOROTHY FAGAN

The plan to paint bold colorful art is the Creator's plan. You feel it in your desire to paint. You feel it in the colors. You feel the nudge you every time you see bold color paintings.

If you use oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, or any other color painting medium, read on.

Red Oak II, bold loose oil painting by Dorothy Fagan
Breaking Through, bold loose oil painting by Dorothy Fagan

Are you wondering what is the next step in your artistic journey?

I asked myself exactly that question six years ago! I felt stagnated. I yearned for more. But I had no idea how to satisfy it. I went in search of new direction.

I discovered a confident bold palette. And I discovered a unique process I call CreativSOUP.

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Release Your Divine Creativity

I learned that painting boldly to satisfy my inner yearning, means releasing my divine feminine power of Creativity. Unlike the divine masculine way of following a plan, I learned to balance the two. I gave up fighting for it. And opened myself to all the gifts of my Feminine Creativity.

My stagnation disappeared. Strokes of confidence replaced my angst. And the muddy colors took leave. I broke through with paintings like the one here.

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How I Did It

How I Learned to Paint Loose, Bold, Colorful Paintings

The short answer is I stopped painting altogether. Quitting was the most difficult thing I've ever done. Looking back, it was the most inspired, brave moment of my life.

It took far more courage to lay down my dream of being an artist, than to face an attacker with a knife. Whether someone was trying to kill me, or I was trying to kill the artist within me ~ the gift I received is Faith.

The name I took at my Confirmation came back to rescue me, in my moment of greatest fear. My bold colors and brush strokes spoke everything my heart wished to say, but could not.

You can see it in my most recent painting, The Yellow Door. My sisters called me Dorr growing up. In this painting, like a dream, I am opening my door to you. The fruits of passion are ripe for picking. My quilt of many colors hangs out for all to see.

Do you think for a moment that I had all that planned out? Not hardly! I do hope you will join me in my CreativSOUP Mentorship.

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The Yellow Door

What will Your Bold Colors look like?

What Kind of Artist are You Meant to Be?

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Paint Bold Colorful Art You Desire

Let me know a little about you, what you paint? Do you use oils, acrylics, watercolors, or pastels? And where you wish to go next?

Start Your CreativSOUP Mentorship Today

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Watercolor

Orchid Sisters
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Pastel Painting

Serenity
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Mixed Media

The Meadow
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Acrylic Painting

September Chase
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Oil Painting

My Pond, Really!

A Colorist Impressionist Painter

Dorothy Fagan began studying painting in watercolors, oils, and pastels as a child. She holds a BFA in Printmaking and Painting from East Carolina University. And she completed a ten-year Painting Mentorship in American Master Impressionist Painting with Robert Bowers Mayo.

Fagan's pastels and mixed media paintings are collected by the City University of New York, Musee de La Grande Vigne in Dinan, France, Longwood Art Museum in Virginia. Her oils, acrylics and fiber art are in the collections of Boston Childrens' Hospital, U Mass Memorial, Campe LeJeune Mental Health Center, Union Camp, and numerous others.

Her works have been exhibited in national juried shows at The Pastel Society of America, The Pastel Society of Canada, American Artists Professional League, and numerous others. FULL BIOGRAPHY

Her book, Embrace the Mountain Joy's Garden tells the healing story of  her art journey. It is available on Amazon.

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Read the Book

Embrace the Mountain

After the attempt on her life, Dorothy lost her ability to paint the delicate abstract landscapes she painted moments before. The end of her journey begins in France, where she chases a dream through lavender fields, gardens, and cafes.

Discover how painting tiny watercolor postcards from atop an aqueduct, reveals the river flowing within. Her CreativSOUP process unfolds in this extraordinary healing art journal.

Embrace the Mountain Joy's Garden

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Start Painting Bold Colors

Be the Bold Colorful Artist You were Born to Be

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Paint the Bold Colorful Art Your Heart Desires

Let me know a little about you, what you paint? Do you use oils, acrylics, watercolors, or pastels? And where you wish to go next?

Start Your CreativSOUP Mentorship Today

Paint bold colorful  art.  Paint bold colorful  art. Paint bold colorful  art.