Dorothy Fagan

How did it FEEL to be Diana Ross? Today’s Woman or the French Salons

french salons
I am trying to Imagine How Diana Ross Felt in the Red Dress! I am seeing my granddaughter AND myself all at once, mind meld! How far we have come ...
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/ Creativity, red

On a Sparkly Day | Oh My! Vibrant Color

gardens, vibrant color
On this gray winter day, the pond within sparkles with vibrant colors. I just finished this painting of my imaginary Monet pond. My dream of creating a Monet garden begins ...
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By Land, or by Water

by land or by water
This upcoming Virginia landscapes exhibition delves into our landscape in an engaging way ~ and I was intrigued. How has landscape painting evolved? ...
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/ ART, Coastal Painting, EVENTS

When the World gets Wacky ~ Create Serenity with a Beautiful Marsh Landscape

marsh landscape painting
Painting plein air on the coastal marsh near my home, soothes and restores me. Especially when the world gets so wacky, just looking at the painting brings me back to ...
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Abstract Floral Murals Fulfill Unfettered Desires

abstract floral murals
Oh my! A whole new collection of abstract floral murals and fabrics inspired by a weekend with my brother and sister-in-law at the Philadelphia arboretum! ...
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Dinan France Paintings

dinan france paintings
France Painting Exhibition set for September 2019 See them online ...
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/ ART, Art Shows, EVENTS, France, Traveler

Where Does Inspiration Come From?

Where Does Inspiration Come From?
So many people ask me 'Where Does Inspiration Come From?' Today inspiration came from a blank sheet of paper! But there's more. 3 ingredients contribute to inspiration every time ...
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/ Creativity, Italy, SKETCHBOOK, Traveler

Oyster Harvest Painting Celebrates Virginia Oystermen

oyster harvest painting
I am thrilled to announce the unveiling of my new oyster harvest painting, Oyster and Pearl. In 20 years of painting Virginia's Chesapeake Bay, my upcoming book, Oyster and Pearl, ...
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A Bit of Mesmerizing Whimsy

A Bit of Mesmerizing Whimsy
Last fall we visited an arboretum in Philadelphia with my brother and sister in law. I became fascinated with the sunken garden. One quadrant was filled with magical, six feet ...
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/ ART, Floral Art, Pennsylvania, Uncategorized

Tuscan Colors ~ Not What You Think!

Tuscan Colors ~ Not What You Think!
I had this idea that "Tuscan Colors" ~ were Yellow and Orange, Terra Cotta. I was not at all expecting the blues and violets, or the sky. These 5 paintings ...
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/ ART, Italy, Oh My! Color, SKETCHBOOK, Traveler

New Designer Fabric Art Panels

New Designer Fabric Art Panels
Create a beautiful bedroom in blues and violets, with touches of delicate pink, and green gold. Start with the duvet cover. Use Early Spring fabric art panel in cotton sateen ...
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Cure the Winter Blahs with Sunflower Watercolors Fabulous Colors

Cure the Winter Blahs with Sunflower Watercolors Fabulous Colors
I love these colors! These 5 watercolors take me right back to that precious afternoon with my friend Sally. We sat out on the riverfront in Tappahannock and painted watercolors ...
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The Only Thing You Need to Know about Tuscan Cooking

The Only Thing You Need to Know about Tuscan Cooking
La Dolce Vita My dream was to absorb the Tuscan lifestyle into my art and life. When we arrived, Danilo's son Lorenzo asked if we would like an American Mr ...
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/ ART, Italy, SKETCHBOOK, Traveler

Italian Watercolors Exhibition

Italian Watercolors Exhibition
See Italy with an artist's eye. Dorothy Fagan's first exhibition of Italian watercolors opens in Virginia. Plein air paintings of Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Lucca, Sorrento, Flornece and more ...
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/ ART, Art Shows, EVENTS, Italy, Traveler

Ruby Slipper Project

#metoo, Now I Wear a Ruby Slipper Jacket to remind me I am Home Safe
#metoo, now I wear a ruby slipper pocket to remind me I am home safe, balanced, secure. My heart's desire stands alongside fear, strong, beautiful, courageous. If you are like ...
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Joy's Garden

Joy's Garden

Joy's Garden