Feelings Capture Emotional Clouds
Painting clouds that are constantly in motion is potential energy to an expressionist artist like Fagan. As the shapes and colors change moment to moment, the artist becomes one with the evolving scene. Interacting with nature as she paints, Dorothy converts emotions into kinesthetic motion.
"I painted this oil painting with a palette knife en plein air. When I arrived on location and set up my easel, the clouds were swirling with light and movement. I quickly abandoned my idea of painting the landscape, in favor of painting the magnificent sky."
The distant villages in this painting are Figline Val d'Arno, or the Arno River Valley which runs all the way through Florence. From the hilltop village where Fagan stood to paint it, one can barely see the river.
Billowy clouds Tuscan landscape original painting, view of Val d'Arno River near Florence, vineyards painted from hilltop village plein air, small oil painting for sale
Oil on Linen, wired to hang unframed
16" x 20" x 1.5"
When she travels, Dorothy paints on unstretched linen for its light-weight ease to pack. Returning home, she mounts it on a cradled wood panel. Edges are 1 1/2" deep, painted charcoal violet, matte finish. This shadow edge contrasts with the shimmering satin painting and creates a stunning contemporary, frameless presentation. If you wish to have this piece framed, Dorothy recommends a striking, gold float frame for a clean, contemporary style. (select below, not shown, email for photo)
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Dorothy Fagan Collection Originals
Created with highly-pigmented Charvin Oil Paint made in France since 1830, used by great masters like Cezanne, Bonnard, and Ambrogiani.
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Shipped from Virginia studio. Small works ship via USPS Priority Mail and larger works are shipped via Fed EX Ground.