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Orchid Watercolor Painting How to Mix Media with Watercolor

Orchid Watercolor Painting
Something was missing from the watercolor sketches I brought home from the botanic garden. What was it? See how I figured it out ...
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Amalfi Coast Watercolor Painting

Amalfi Coast Painting
I began with the feeling of the beautiful aqua green blue sea. A big loaded brush stroke of sparkling green blue turquoise aqua stroked across the center of my handmade ...
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Gloriosa Lily Meaning Journaling Prayer

Gloriosa superba flower opening time lapse
Gloriosa Lily Signifies the Source SKETCHBOOK INSPIRATION Gloriosa Lily represents the source of life. It's curling spiral tendrils and climbing habit signify glory, fame and honor. Covered with corkscrew curls ...
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Watercolor Inspiration Fusion Painting

I painted this 30" x 40" canvas flat on the table. Now that it is dry, I will put it up on the easel and consider which direction to go next with it.
Mixed Media Fusion Painting The technique I developed during my residency in France is expanding. Fusion painting with watercolor, pastels, graphite, silk collage, acrylic mediums and fiber paints ~ I ...
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Painting Challenge >Inhale Fresh Air

Bethel Beach Sanctuary April Dorothy Fagan
The colors are within you! We think that artists have to be inspired by the world out there. Actually, successful artists know the secret is that the colors are INSIDE ...
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Enchanted on the Amalfi Coast ~ No April Fool!

Enchanted on the Amalfi Coast ~ No April Fool!
What color is the Enchanted Sea? Does a particular ccolor pop to mind? Or do you see them all sparkling, twinklin, radiant together? ...
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Autumn Sunday in Lucca, Italy ~ Painting Plein Air

Autumn Sunday in Lucca, Italy ~ Painting Plein Air
So thrilled to see this watercolor on it's way to a happy new home! It always inspires me to paint when someone takes the time to tell me how much ...
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A Poem that Came True ~ Writing Dreams is NOT Child’s Play

Joy's Garden Salon
So inspired today! The first day of spring is inspiring enough in itself. This year more so, as today is my 25th wedding anniversary! In the garden at the Hermitage ...
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How it FEELS to be Enchanted [VIDEO +10 Paintings] Positano Italy

Painting Positano ~ the Enchanted Sea
A year later, these 10 photos of my painting Positano day surprise me. I did not expect to rethink my best judgement. What do you think? ...
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Dorothy’s Sketchbook Sorrento Watercolors [Part 1]

Dorothy's Sketchbook Sorrento Watercolors [Part 1]
Solving my fears of travelling alone opened a portal to many gifts unseen. It seems we are quick to focus on the buts. Listing all the risks and reasons a ...
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Peek in my Watercolor Sketchbook

watercolor sketchbook
A few small watercolors from my Italy sketchbook feel laid back ~ Italian style ...
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Spring Colors for a Winter Day [Vibrant Orchid & Spring Greens]

Spring Colors for a Winter Day [Vibrant Orchid & Spring Greens]
Spring Colors for a Winter Day Heartland Marsh, watercolor Uplifting Spring Colors for a Winter Day When winter gets so dreary and gray, I head for my spring palette to ...
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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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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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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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Joy's Garden

Joy's Garden

Joy's Garden