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"Color Me French Blue.." SOLD

“Color Me French Blue..”
6 x 6in oil on museum quality panel
Get quiet and the peace comes.  Words don’t do it sometimes, not the way the color can.  Take the specific color of blue that adorns so many shuttered windows of southern France.  Blue shutters smothered in sunshine and a crush of roses…..when I close my eyes, I am there….:)))
Lots of things to keep you up on….like…. I am  pleased to announce that I am part of a new daily painting group called Daily Painter Originals. You can visit the new site here.

“Artists Helping Artists” blog radio show topic (that I am co-hosting with Leslie Saeta) for this Thursday is   Top 10 Tips for Online Marketing That Every Artist Should Know–which leads me to…

I will be doing the broadcast on my lunch break during the first day of my 3 Day Oil Painting Workshop in Lexington, KY…:)) Never a dull moment I tell ya!

And for all you artists who are thinking about launching into marketing your art, my book, The Artist’s Toolbox will be out in a few days.  It is a simple, straight line book , geared for those of you wanting to get started.  I have worked to keep the information narrowed down to what I feel is the most important and have deliberately not tried to cover everything–I didn’t want it to be overwhelming.  I have written it like I would to a friend (which you are) telling you what I have done and what I feel is most important.  I want it to be a great service to those just getting started on this part of their artistic dream.  And just because I like you so much….I will be holding a  drawing (from those who comment on my blog) to give away the first copy.  The contest starts today and ends when I get the first copy in my hands with which to mail out to you….This is gonna be so fun!!

And just remember–as my way of saying thanks to those who purchase my daily paintings–a gift with each painting (read on…)

And let me know, by way of words and/or photos–where’s your Dreama original in your home?  I have already had some nice responses that I will be sharing in upcoming posts and my newsletter and would love to hear from you..:)! 

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  • Dreama Tolle Perry - June 9, 2010 - 9:43 pm

    Julie–I really wish you wouldn’t beat around the bush..
    Gwen–Glad to be in Daily Painter Originals with you!
    Susan–I have the kitty 4 x 4 you did many years ago–love it as much now as then!
    Kelley–glad you are enjoying the “show” -love it when you can listen in and contribute..:) and yes–I don’t mind if you borrow the easel idea..:)) it’s a good one!
    Kim–Thanks so much and I am glad you are picking up useful things for yourself from the show—we have a blast working on things for it! (and we are learning a lot as we go!)
    Myra–How wonderful that you will be there painting! As to tips–well–traveling as light as you can will make it more enjoyable–Raymar art panels are great for traveling sizes and have a great light weight panel carrier. I would suggest to use an Alkyd white to mix with all your colors–it will speed the dry time. Here is a link for tips on traveling abroad with artists colors
    Happy Travels!
    Marian–So glad you are home and thanks so much for your kind words..:)ReplyCancel

  • Marian Fortunati - June 9, 2010 - 7:13 pm

    Hi Dreama..

    I just love the lose brushwork and colors in these little paintings…
    I’m shocked it hasn’t already sold!!!

    I just got home yesterday from my trip so it’s nice to open up the blog and see your beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • Myra Patin - June 9, 2010 - 6:07 pm

    I’m spending the month of September in France and your paintings are getting me all excited. I usually never have time to paint when I travel, but I’m hoping to do small oil paintings this time. Thanks for your inspiration! Do you paint abroad? I’d love to see you comment on what you take with you for painting supplies. I’ve never traveled with oils before and don’t know what to expect.
    Thanks, Myra
    Colorado Springs, COReplyCancel

  • Kim Blair - June 9, 2010 - 9:43 am

    Hi Dreama:
    This is a gorgeous little painting. Creamy rich ice-cream coloured impasto. Lovely!
    Also wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying listening to you and Leslie on Blog Talk Radio. I am catching up on past shows by listening to them while I paint.
    Thanks for all the great tips.

  • Kelley Carey MacDonald - June 9, 2010 - 8:50 am

    Your France paintings transport me, Dreama. That blue is so calming. Hope you don’t mind if I ‘borrow’ your idea to include the little easels…. that’s actually how I display a lot of my own Daily Paintings!
    I’ll be listening this week on the recorded version, as I am in a class for the ‘live’ one. If I can get out early I may listen in the car… talk about multitasking!ReplyCancel

  • SUSAN RODEN - June 9, 2010 - 2:41 am

    Going a mile a minute there Dreama!
    LOVE the concept of photos where buyers placed their paintings! Nice to see how they look in the homes.
    Missing the radio show this week, for hanging my baby dolls – after all they need a temporary home. Will log on later. Bye!ReplyCancel

  • Gwen Bell - June 9, 2010 - 12:50 am

    Love the focus of the shutters. Your paintings are consistently gorgeous!

    Your book sounds great…just what I need. Hope I’m the winner!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Hill - June 8, 2010 - 10:27 pm

    very simply…I WANT THAT BOOK!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama Tolle Perry - June 8, 2010 - 9:32 pm

    What fun–the best part about giving things away is getting to hear from everybody–near and far away friends!! Wish I could give each one of you a book…:)) Stevie–thanks so much for your kind comments! The medium I use is borrowed from Carol Marine…it’s two parts refined linseed oil,one part stand oil, one part Gamsol. Leavea a nice low level sheen. I use liquin sometimes instead if I am wanting to speed up the dry time–just not fond of the fumes on it.

    Clydetta–glad you are happy with the petite easels…:)) and that you are now looking at blue and cats with new eyes…:))

    Colleen–wishing you all kinds of good luck!

    Gosh–wish I had time to answer each one of you tonight–but I have more to do to get ready for Thursday’s workshop…:))

    You can comment as often as you wish til the drawing–it just means more chances for you..:))

    Hugaloos to all!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Steed - June 8, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    Hi Dreama, this “French” series is so lovely! I’m hoping for a chance to win your new book, too! Best of luck with it…it looks like a ‘home-run’!ReplyCancel

  • Becky Joy - June 8, 2010 - 8:17 pm

    Very nice Dreams. I admire your little splashes of color and paint.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Saeta - June 8, 2010 - 7:25 pm

    I love the fact that giving away things is contagious! Yippee!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Saeta - June 8, 2010 - 7:23 pm

    So …. even though I ordered a book I would love to have another one. And Dreama, check out my pink flamingos photo on facebook. Now, take out the flamingos and imagine there are blue periwinkle shutters on my house … hmmm … are you inspired?ReplyCancel

  • STEVIE - June 8, 2010 - 6:12 pm

    I will be seeing you soon, I hear you already have a good turnout for your workshop. I’m trying to get my ducks lined up as well this summer as far as marketing goes so we have plenty to talk about. Are you gonna be able to make it to gallery hop on the 18th?
    For anybody who doesn’t know Dreama, she is one of the kindest fellow artists that I know. She was kind enough to give me a really nice wildlife art book, which I really appreciate. It’s great to see that she is an active, successful, and most of all, a very helpful artist towards her colleagues. Best wishes, love the colors, love the paintings.
    P.S. Do you mix Damar and Gloss Varnish about 50/50 with some paint thinner for most of your pieces?ReplyCancel

  • Paintings by Irit Bourla - June 8, 2010 - 1:57 pm

    What a great painting.
    i will hear your talk show..So hard in the office but….ReplyCancel

  • Debi - June 8, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Can’t wait to see your new book – and how generous of you to give one away, along with the easyl free gift for the petite paintings! Hope you enjoy your workshop.ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Mardon - June 8, 2010 - 8:38 am

    I’m so excited to see your book, I’m sure it’s done with as much care and attention as you give to your beautiful little dailies!
    These little French dailies feel like a fresh new day!ReplyCancel

  • chris hobel - June 8, 2010 - 5:16 am

    good luck with your book, I love the blue and green french sun washed shutters, they are just perfect in their french environmentReplyCancel

  • Colleen - June 8, 2010 - 4:57 am

    As an Irish girl with mostly bad luch the past 12 months, I’m hoping I win the new book! I need all the help possible, as so far I haven’t taken even one art class. This would be a great help, so I have everything crossed to increase my chances! Yes, I love both the setting and the vibrant colors in your pieces, so “just teach me how!” 🙂 They always cheer me up and come without a prescription!ReplyCancel

  • Clydetta - June 7, 2010 - 10:41 pm

    Another beautiful Dreama painting!! Throw open the shutters and …..how beautiful the outside world is…I love the blue shutters..You have totally changed my mind on blue!! Loving it all!! & by the way, I love the easels that come with the petite paintings. Ready to put out when arrive..awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Sanford - June 7, 2010 - 10:33 pm

    once again, beautiful painting. You’re on a roll, looking forward to having getting your book. Have a great workshop and see you on the radio.ReplyCancel

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