Dreama Tolle Perry » Artist and Writer

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"Calm" SOLD

One of the enjoyable aspects of painting is that we get to try on new things. Epiphanies can occur right in the middle of a painting. Between what color does to your brain, the power you feel when you lay that paint on thick and the TOTAL sense of adventure—-no wonder painting is so ….well….so much fun you feel guilty taking money for it….at least until you see your latest framing bill, and then it all levels out…:)

The painting below is one of the new pieces for my upcoming show at Gallery B in Lexington, KY. It was, as you might imagine, unplanned. The flowers were planned. Eddie was not. Eddie just shows up when I put out fresh flowers. A bit of a rose connoisseur that Ed.

Since I love to write and I love to paint, with this show I did both. I included some of my writings on the surface of the paintings….I knew they would be mostly covered as I moved forward with the painting. But I knew they were there. And they were things of heart that mattered to me and help keep me on track for my intentions for this body of work.

So I thought you might enjoy seeing the first phase which is gold gesso and blue acrylic mingled. Then the words–then the painting. And my fun twist. I didn’t want to lose the background I had laid out entirely, so I used Rembrandt Transparent White mix with some purple dioxan and did the background. The transparent white allowed some of the under painting to glow through which I was happy with. Transported me back to my olden days of watercolor and glazing..:)

Each and every day we are awash in a sea of abundance. Take a deep breath and let it wash over you.

The finishing touch on this painting was to go in with gold and paint the words Love, Joy, and Peace.

I hope it is hopelessly transparent……I love what I do.

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  • kslaughter - January 29, 2010 - 5:17 pm

    What a breath-taking idea! And the painting is gorgeous~~ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Carey MacDonald - January 25, 2010 - 4:44 pm

    Hopelessly…. and you rock. Seriously. Where does it come from? I’m enthralled.ReplyCancel

  • GabrielMyCat - January 21, 2010 - 9:13 pm

    Eddie is as gorgeous as ever!!ReplyCancel

  • Paintings by Irit Bourla - January 21, 2010 - 4:19 pm

    This piece is sooo beautiful.
    The cat and the flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Paintdancer - January 21, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Your paintings are lovely and I enjoy reading your blog and hearing your cat stories. We seem to share a joy in painting the same subjects- My son lives in San Diego and I just adore the artist colony there in Balboa Park with the colored tile and blue umbrellas, as well as roses, teacups, cats, and the beautiful Mission Capistrano. Perhaps someday I’ll be able to do these subjects justice, but for now I am still pretty much a beginner. Have a great show- your book looks lovely, too!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama Tolle Perry - January 21, 2010 - 1:19 pm

    Thanks everyone. And Leslie—of course Eddie expects a modeling fee….but the good thing is he is willinig to take 9 Lives in as payment…especially the salmon one. Dominique, the Blurb experience has been good. I found their site easy to work with and have been very pleased with the end product.ReplyCancel

  • LSaeta - January 21, 2010 - 11:56 am

    It’s beautiful! So … does Eddie just sit there and pose? Or do you have to pay him a modeling fee to sit while you paint?ReplyCancel

  • dominique eichi - January 21, 2010 - 11:39 am

    (blurb) I read it earlier but it did not sink in . Are you liking the process with them ?ReplyCancel

  • Last Cup Of Coffee - January 21, 2010 - 10:56 am

    extremely beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Delilah - January 21, 2010 - 10:04 am

    Love the catReplyCancel

  • Patti - January 21, 2010 - 8:43 am

    Really, Really Cool!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) - January 21, 2010 - 6:39 am

    LOVE it!!ReplyCancel

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