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Chesapeake Bay Watershed

I didn't think about the fact that I was painting in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. For forty years, I've painted throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Recently, I discovered symbolism of the watershed pervades my art and life. I invite you to delve in and discover what meaning it has for you!

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

February 7, 2019

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 center.

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Oyster Harvest Painting Celebrates Virginia Oystermen

February 1, 2019

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, documents intimate nooks and crannies of the rivers, streams, bay, beaches, and marsh lands.

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Experience the Watershed

January 15, 2019

Test Your Creativity Inspiration & Imagination with The Watershed. Flex Your Creativity Inspiration. Test Your Imagination. Take The Watershed Quiz.

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Life in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Interpreting the landscape reveals a watershed of inspiration in paint

7 Skies to WOW! you Inner Color Genie [Photos] Inspiration for Color Lovers

February 18, 2019
color inspiration,

Oh my WOW! Colors ~ Life is too short for drab colors. Here are 7 of my favorites

Spring Colors for a Winter Day [Vibrant Orchid & Spring Greens]

February 13, 2019
spring colors, Dorothy Fagan Marsh painting

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 lift me up. This watercolor of Heartland Marsh has the perfect colors to lift my spirits.

By Land, or by Water

February 8, 2019
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?

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

February 7, 2019
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 center.

Oyster Harvest Painting Celebrates Virginia Oystermen

February 1, 2019
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, documents intimate nooks and crannies of the rivers, streams, bay, beaches, and marsh lands.

Experience the Watershed

January 15, 2019
immigration

Test Your Creativity Inspiration & Imagination with The Watershed. Flex Your Creativity Inspiration. Test Your Imagination. Take The Watershed Quiz.

Meaning of Clouds in Dreams & Paintings

January 6, 2019
meaning of clouds

Both Sides Now, the 1967 Joni Mitchell classic enlightens the meaning of two new paintings this week.

The Watershed

November 23, 2018
Colorful Art by Dorothy Fagan

Living in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed for forty years, I’d become blind to the inspiration in my own backyard. Until .…

Sunrise Sunset

My favorite time of day is sunrise. When the sun first lights the landscape, all is peaceful. My second favorite time is sunset. Letting the Creator's brilliance in feels amazing!