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Lighthearted—It’s Getaway Time!


12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel

I am installed in Florida for the month.
It’s a tough gig.
My hair has been taking on  a life of its own with the humidity and I’ve been here long enough that the laundry and dishes are starting to pile up….
My first workshop ended on Friday so
some of us have been working while on the island.

For others who are supposedly at a “work” shop working though — there seem to be some suspiciously big smiles on their faces… 😉

This workshop  was an  island breeze to teach 🙂
Focused AND talented —Jane, Dawn, Ghada, Marlie, Popo, Keelin, Dodi, John, Rocio, Kaye, Suzanne, Sandy, Perry, Nancy, Patricia, Mary, Nancy, and Clare were simply a dream group of artists!

I wanted you to feel like part of the getaway too so here’s your boat to set sail on

and the perfect song/video to let your mind carry you away on a blustery winter’s day…..


Speaking of video, I loved having  talented videographer/photographer Justin Platt  along for the week capturing some of the moments!  Here are a few of his shots from the workshop…

The second of my workshops here start Monday.  More fun, more color, more sunshine to follow 🙂 !



  • Anita Estrada de Zorrilla - January 27, 2014 - 1:51 am

    Thank you Dreama for the great workshop at Marco island. Your workshops are full of knowledge, learn, encourage, inspiration and fun! My husband said I looked so happy as a child opening presents on Christmas day! lol Thank you and your husband for everything, can’t wait for next year! Hugs, :))ReplyCancel

  • Marlie Faris - January 15, 2014 - 6:30 pm

    So glad I got to your workshop. I am super inspired. Love to you and Ron and thanks for all. Big hug.ReplyCancel

  • june - January 14, 2014 - 6:13 am

    What a great way to start the year off, and what a great place to start it off in! Yes, I can certainly see and understand why there are all those happy faces. Warm weather, beautiful location, and the fun of one of your workshops – definitely will lighten the heart and brighten the spirit. Which reminds me – the ‘Lighthearted’ painting is definitely doing just that, especially on this very cold, very blustery and very grey Irish January day. Thanks for lighting up and brightening up my morning, Dreama. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Ada - January 13, 2014 - 1:19 pm

    I too am joining that VIDEO chant… :). I was in your workshop in Marco last year and lamenting that I can’t be with you again.

    Videos would help us remember all those great techniques when we get home and the craziness of life gets in the way. We get back to our easel a month later and say to ourselves…”Now what was it that was mixed with the Caribbean Blue to get that great color????”ReplyCancel

  • Carol Hopper - January 13, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    I know that every second of your time together painting has been just fabulous. Hugs to you and Ron for doing what you do.ReplyCancel

  • Donna Pierce-Clark - January 13, 2014 - 11:25 am

    VIDEO…………VIDEO…………..VIDEO…………do you hear the chant?ReplyCancel

  • Sue - January 13, 2014 - 8:37 am

    Simply beautiful! I imagine one of my little birds in the image!ReplyCancel

  • Jobi - January 13, 2014 - 8:02 am

    What a nice way to start off Monday! Love the color, sunshine and smiles! Have a great day Dreama!!ReplyCancel

  • Debbie Park-Boussu - January 13, 2014 - 4:53 am

    I’ve been painting for 30 years…and I want to paint like you do! I love that you don’t paint every detail. I don’t know what details to paint and what ones to suggest. I am in Upstate NY. Please make a video for those of us who cannot make your workshops!ReplyCancel

  • Teri Jordan Towse - January 13, 2014 - 12:46 am

    Awesome group. Did I mention I love doing dishes and laundry. Jus sayin.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Cousart - January 13, 2014 - 12:41 am

    Love the color palette and light in this one Dreama!! And what fun everyone must have had…can’t wait to see a possible video down the road?:):) Would be fabulous!

  • Debbie Park-Boussu - January 12, 2014 - 11:57 pm

    I already posted on your facebook.
    Thank you for sharing your fabulous work!ReplyCancel

  • Clare Strohman - January 12, 2014 - 6:57 pm

    Best. Workshop. Ever!!
    Thank you Dreama for sharing your talent and love for painting.
    It was a great “1st group of 2014” in a great place to learn.
    Enjoy the rest of your time in our beautiful weather. And, I
    hope our paths cross again. Blessings~~ ClareReplyCancel

  • Nan Vose Burger - January 12, 2014 - 12:21 pm

    Looks like so much fun – the paintings turned out GREAT! I recognize Dodi and John from Leslie Saeta’s Sandbridge Workshop! -Nan BurgerReplyCancel

  • Nancy Martin Piros - January 12, 2014 - 5:43 am

    Looks like so much fun Dreama!!! Your teasing isn’t very nice 😉 hugs, hugs, hugsReplyCancel

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