Your shopping cart is empty.

Your shopping cart is empty.

Breaking Through >
A Warm Glow

A Warm Glow

Price: $1,000.00

Abstract Expression
A Warm Glow

Feelings & Relationships in a Symbolic Vision

The Thin Space turned out to be the subject of this painting! How to paint the red house? Dorothy experimented with many different compositions in a dozen different oil studies before this one. Though small, this version juxtaposes the blooming red flowers on the balcony with the house ~ and captures the warm close feeling of living in a small Tuscan village.

 

Symbolism of the narrow entry to the enclosed courtyard beckons the viewer into a sacred space, protected and safe.

 

"I felt drawn to this vibrant red house when I first arrived in Tuscany two years ago. Painting it several times, I have finally captured its magic. It's taken time for the glow of Tuscany to reflect on me as well."

 

After creating studies for this work on her first Tuscan retreat, Dorothy began painting this oil on linen during her most recent trip. Returning to Virginia, she completed the final version at home.

 

Oil on Linen, wired to hang unframed 
14" x 11" 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)

 

 

see full description & specifications

About the Paintings
I paint vivid, impressionistic oil paintings that capture the feeling of being alive. My joyful paintings are inspired by my travels on trails and beaches near my home in Virginia, to Italy, France and across the U.S. My technique is done with expressive color and loose, calligraphic brush strokes, in a wet-on-wet technique known as alla prima.  Alla prima comes from Italian, literally meaning "at first attempt" and is loosely applied to any painting that is done in a direct, expressive style.  

hanging your painting

I work with a limited 6-color spectral palette, painting over a color-toned, textured canvas reminiscent of my favorite pastel papers. While my inspiration begins with the scene, each painting is also fueled with a fusion of feelings present at the moment of its conception. It might be the marriage of a child, or the birth of a grandchild, or memory of a parent. The joy of life infused with my passion for living, in good times and through trials, heals the heart in each and every painting.

 

Hanging Your Painting
All my canvases are wired and ready to hang. To help keep your painting level, I recommend hanging your painting from two picture hanging hooks spaced apart on the wall.  


Framing

My oil paintings are offered both framed and unframed.  We are happy to help you find the perfect frame for your new painting. The larger paintings, which are done on 1-1/2" canvas, are best framed in floater frames, or left to hang unframed on the wall. 

Gold Black Float Frame

Floater frames are designed to cradle deep canvases. A small gap around the painting, allows the canvas to "float" in the frame. Floater frames can be made in a variety of finishes, including gold, silver, black, white, and in any type of hardwood and stain finish. I am partial to the gold and black shown here. However, your decor may require a special touch, which we are happy to recommend.


In the Best Light
DAYLIGHT   Your painting will look different depending on the changing quality of the surrounding light. Natural ambient light will create a nice feel for your painting during daylight hours, as the colors subtly change throughout the day.

AT NIGHT   Art galleries use warm or cool-toned spot lighting to accentuate the colors in the painting, and they usually intensify the light on the painting's center of attention. You can imitate this effect in your own home by installing halogen or LED directional spot lighting in the ceiling above your painting. These lights are surprisingly inexpensive to install. An electrician can install them in a few hours. If you wish you can purchase the fixtures and bulbs yourself online. 

Use the Right Bulbs
The wrong color bulb can cause your painting to look "muddy." Use cool lighting to illuminate a painting that has predominately cool colors, and use warm lighting on a painting with mostly warm colors. 

Many houses are already fitted with recessed ceiling fixtures. These can be adapted to directional spot lighting by a handyman. Even without direct lighting on your painting, your artwork will still look good with nearby incandescent lighting. 

Enjoy!


Dorothy Fagan painting in France

Standing on the shoulders of Monet and Matisse, Dorothy's colorful paintings stand apart in international collections including; Musee de La Grande Vigne, Dinan, France, Boston Children's Hospital, City University of New York, and Longwood University Art Museum. Studying painting in oils, pastels, and watercolors as a child, Dorothy completed her B.F.A. in Printmaking and Painting at East Carolina University. In a ten-year mentorship in Master Impressionist Painting, Robert Bowers Mayo guided Fagan to look inside herself to paint landscapes of the heart. 

In both paintings and fiber art, Dorothy Fagan takes us to the depths of human darkness and back into the embrace of the light. Fusing colorist ideas and techniques with modern healing art, she paints to create peace in her own heart. Her vibrant spectral palette and energetic brush strokes reveal intimate details of her inner world. Landscape symbols, translated as dreams, uncover hidden meaning in a mirror world. 

Saved Successfully.

This is only visible to you because you are logged in and are authorized to manage this website. This message is not visible to other website visitors.

×

Import From Instagram

Click on any Image to continue

Create a New Favorite List

×
Name

Badge_ar_compatible
Ar-gif

The above preview shows how to use the live preview on this website. The image displayed is just an example, and is not available for sale.

Badge_ar_compatible

This Website Supports Augmented Reality to Live Preview Art

This means you can use the camera on your phone or tablet and superimpose any piece of art onto a wall inside of your home or business.

To use this feature, Just look for the "Live Preview AR" button when viewing any piece of art on this website!

×

Email this Image to Your Friends

(this will be the "from" email)
(enter recipient email addresses)
×

Manage Favorites

Below, select which favorite lists you would like to save this product into.