Colorful Paintings and Inspired Writings by Artist Dreama Tolle Perry

“Always in Style”
Available as a Fine Art Print
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In case you missed it when I said this before…

Mondays and music can both be blue.
While lavender can be both scented and viewed.
Greens can be envious and yellows afraid
Oranges eaten and reds….

well, I know for a fact that artist Wolf Kahn named a painting “Ode to Perylene Red” after a new red paint he had fallen in love with:))

I, of course, upon hearing this, promptly ordered my own tube.  (I think I still have it somewhere, tumbled down into a zillion other colors that I just had to try on, like a new set of clothes.)

Why??  Because color is magic.  Our senses are so in tune with it….don’t believe me?  Just try this little test I saw.

Say the correct color of the word out loud.

Blue   Red   Purple

Yellow  Green Orange

See…it IS magic:)))

Color

“Oh yes!  He loved yellow, did good Vincent…When the two of us were together in Arles, both of us insane, and constantly at war over beautiful colors, I adored red; where could I find a perfect vermilion?”
Gauguin in reference to he and Vincent

Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? No.
Picasso 

All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.
Chagall

I have always felt that in order to be a good painter one should be color-blind, because color doesn’t have to be seen.  It needs only to be felt.
Linder

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors.  I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
Winston Churchill

Color as a gift

Colors are the smiles of nature.
Leigh Hunt

Of all God’s gifts to the sighted man, color is holiest, the most divine, the most solemn.
Ruskin

Color as a food…

I advise students on the subject of color as follows:  If it looks good enough to eat, use it.
Abe Ajay

I can smell it already, what color I have on my palette.
Bill Alexander

There are connoisseurs of blue just as there are connoisseurs of wine.
Collette

 

Color as conversation….

Who told you that one paints with colors?  One makes use of colors, but one paints with emotions.
Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin

I found I could say things with colors that I couldn’t say in any other way—things that I had no words for.
Georgia O’Keeffe

Color as white…

White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black.  God paints in many colors; but He never pants so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.

G.K. Chesterton

 

Color makes me happy. It’s hard to pick just one favorite.
….But if I did, it would have to be

perry-winkle blue;)

What’s your happy color??

 

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This post was originally published on 02/17/2013.
The BIG project immersion continues, so I thought it was a good time to rerun some of the most read posts on this blog.
Keep sending those good thoughts and love my way—they are helping me so much to infuse my best on what I am working on!!!

Hugs!

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  • June - July 31, 2015 - 11:27 am

    I so fell in love with these thoughts and musings when you first posted it way back in 2013, Dreama, and I’ve fallen in love with the words and the feelings it offered up all over again.

    Colour makes me so very happy. Lots and lots of colours…intertwining, interconnecting, weaving, playing, immersing with one another. The more colour, the more joy…the more beauty.

    I tend to grativate to and attracted to mostly the blues and purples and the hues and shades in between, but all colours offer happiness and joy, each in their own special, magical way.

    Thanks for re-posting this one. Your words (and of course, the colours) have definitely brought warmth and joy to this very grey, very wet, and unseasonably cold end of July afternoon.ReplyCancel

  • Robert A. Sloan - July 31, 2015 - 3:57 pm

    All of them. Seriously. I used to hate beige and brown, but I got a Siamese cat who has every nuance of hue and value found in the warm neutrals. There are no ugly colors, there is nothing but context. I never could choose a favorite color, though for a while it was black because I was really into tone.ReplyCancel

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“It’s a Happy Kind of Thing”
9 x 12in oil on museum quality panel
$550

 

You know what I’m talkin’ about.  Those things that are difficult to find the words for, but for whatever reason just make our hearts warm and bring a smile to our face.  It’s a happy kind of thing!


And we now interrupt the BEST OF DREAMA posting schedule for hometown workshop highlights…

 

It’s a happy kind of thing.
What it is that we do.
(Please smile while reading this, it will make your whole body feel better—try it and see!)

Our feet hit the floor (amazing)
Hot coffee at the push of  a button (yum!)
And our days are off and running.
Days are chock full of moments.  In my case it might be a snuggle with Eddie, a funny message from my sis, good news about a friend, or teaching a workshop.

I never knew when I started teaching how rich the experience would become.  I am often humbled and honored by the people I meet.  Talented, generous in spirit, givers, caretakers, the list is endless.  Sometimes I over hear them saying after I leave their painting, “Oh Dreama always has something nice to say”.

I am not sure if they are believers or doubters as to what I’ve said about their work:-)—however I KNOW that one of the wonderful things in life for me is this….I feel like the gift to see beauty in everything is alive and well.  It is not feigned on my part.  Each painting has the spirit of that person in it—and it is beautiful!  I love noticing the nuances and things to fall in love with on each piece.

I don’t wish to change them or their work—I desire to help them to move deeper into revealing in their work the joyous being that is THEM.

And that is why I teach.

I have a couple more workshops starting in August and of course I am now eyeballs deep in the BIG PROJECT.  I am elated that you have stayed with me, sent encouraging letters, and left comments to cheer me on.  My biggest concern was to make sure I did my best on what I am working on AND that I honored my friendship with you in my postings here.  You have helped make that work and I am so grateful!

Here are oodles of smiling faces AND color filled paintings from my Paris workshops—it’s a HAPPY KIND OF THING!


July 9-11, 2015 Paris, KY Workshop

 

July 13-15, 2015 Paris, KY Workshop

 

July 17-19, 2015 Paris, KY Workshop

 

Eddie and I intend to “let the cat out of the bag” on the BIG PROJECT come September.
Stay tunaed.
(Sorry, this is what happens when you let a cat help write your blog posts.  Puns, really BAD puns.)

Did you keep smiling and did you notice the difference in how you felt?  AMAZING!

P.S.  My California workshops have some openings–you can get the info here!

P.S.S. The BEST OF DREAMA posting schedule will resume until we “let the cat out of the bag” 😉

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  • Kathy Scott - July 27, 2015 - 11:45 pm

    Thanks for the video of our workshop July 13-15, it was wonderful,you gave me the inspiration to paint what I love, not what I think others will like.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Barrett - July 28, 2015 - 6:22 am

    This is absolutely divine Dreama! The colours are so sumptuous and I love how you make glass sparkle.ReplyCancel

“True Colors”
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel
SOLD

I thought this was worth repeating… 

Blue shutters, terra cotta pots, blooming roses and medieval buildings.
True colors in France:))

I love the song by that same name (True Colors).
A reminder that the real beauty lies in being ourselves, showing our true colors.
The patina that comes with the age of the buildings in France has a beauty that a new “perfectly finished” building of today simply cannot compete with.

Old fashioned roses have a fragrance that the newer hybrids simply can’t match.

Don’t be afraid to let them show….your true colors, like those of France, are beautiful—today be sure and show your

TRUE COLORS!!!

If video doesn’t appear, just click here to view:))

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This post was originally published on 04/19/2013.
The BIG project immersion continues, so I thought it was a good time to rerun some of the most read posts on this blog.
Keep sending those good thoughts and love my way—they are helping me so much to infuse my best on what I am working on!!!

Hugs!

dreama-sig-blog-posts

 

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  • June - July 25, 2015 - 2:03 pm

    Beautiful and inspiring and encouraging the first time I read it, and even more so, now. Thank you for reminding me of the beauty of my own true colours, and of the beauty within.ReplyCancel

  • Jean Breede Lundquist - July 26, 2015 - 7:26 pm

    You are very Pretty and I like EddieReplyCancel

Colorful Paintings and Inspired Writings by Artist Dreama Tolle Perry

“A Colorful Kind of Joy”
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel
SOLD

Some things are worth repeating…

In your enjoyment of the day remember to take a moment and catch the night sky:))

Full moon and stars that will take your breath away!

Diamond twinkles that bring a sense of awe

And falling stars to remind you

of just how special you are.

Millions of stars are watching and waiting for you

to simply

Look up:)!

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This post was originally published on 04/23/2013.
The BIG project immersion continues, so I thought it was a good time to rerun some of the most read posts on this blog.
Keep sending those good thoughts and love my way—they are helping me so much to infuse my best on what I am working on!!!

       Hugs!

dreama-sig-blog-posts

 

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  • Robert A. Sloan - July 21, 2015 - 2:17 pm

    I love your saturated palette! When I look close I can find the less saturated rests, the soft muted tints that let the main objects sparkle. Yet the painting as a whole sings with color, uses the full spectrum, one pattern of warm-cool interacting with a pattern of tone that’s delightful!ReplyCancel

  • Bridget Jennings - July 22, 2015 - 12:01 pm

    I adore your work! It’s fresh and alive!!ReplyCancel