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"Paris Backyard Retreat" SOLD

“Paris Backyard Retreat”
oil, 6 x 6in on canvas panel
Do you remember reading the book “The Secret Garden”?
I first carried the thick pale green book home from my school library when I was eleven.
I was so mesmerized by it. Visions of walled gardens, tangles of roses, hidden —just waiting for me. To this day, it is one of my favorite reads ever.
This little secret garden is right here in Paris. It’s also the home of Ozzie, a cat I painted back in the fall of 2009. Ted and Gretchen have created a naturalized area just outside their door that is teeming with birds, butterflies and 3 cats. The day I was there I could have been a million miles from home. So quiet, the hum of bees, sunshine playing hide and seek amongst all the plantings—a very special place. Sometimes we don’t have to travel far to feel like we have run away! Thank you Ted and Gretchen for creating such a special place on the earth….and for having open hearts to share it.
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  • Claudia - March 18, 2010 - 5:15 pm

    Dreama, It’s arrived and I love it more than I thought I would. It’s right above my desk so I can dream of being in this garden when I’m doing that nasty paper work. Brilliant! Thank you. Can’t wait to see “Something Blue” which I like I love for its open window! ClaudiaReplyCancel

  • Dean H. - March 1, 2010 - 4:31 pm

    Your garden sizzles with glorious color, Dreama! So glad I “found” your blog.ReplyCancel

  • Claire Beadon Carnell - March 1, 2010 - 7:57 am

    You paint light and atmosphere beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Famous Artists - March 1, 2010 - 7:32 am

    Interesting text. You have a nice blog. Keep it up!ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie Heather - February 28, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    I haven’t read the book but i love the picture.ReplyCancel

  • Dreama Tolle Perry - February 27, 2010 - 4:27 pm

    Thanks so much to each of you…we all share a love for beauty and express it in so many different ways. I am blessed to have so many great people in my life!

    And boy….are we all READY FOR SPRING??? March 1 is tomorrow–spring can’t be far away…:)ReplyCancel

  • Norma Ray - February 27, 2010 - 2:56 pm

    Love this painting!
    Waiting for spring while watching
    goldfinches on my feeders outsied
    my bay window!
    Norma RayReplyCancel

  • Karen M Schmidt - February 27, 2010 - 9:05 am

    Dreama, this is absolutely beautiful … it really takes me away! (I totally agree with you on the book … loved it as an 11-yr-old; love it now)
    And your larger works are breathtaking! I hope to be able to acquire one soon. I have the perfect place in my parlor …ReplyCancel

  • Angela Elledge - February 25, 2010 - 8:26 pm

    Absolutely beautiful, I want to step right in and be there!ReplyCancel

  • Rhondi - February 25, 2010 - 7:39 pm

    Beautiful painting! We have a secret garden called Wing Haven where I live. It’s hidden away and is filled with birds.
    Thanks for leaving a comment today so I could visit you.ReplyCancel

  • LSaeta - February 25, 2010 - 3:26 pm

    Looks like you posted this and sold it a second later. Why am I not surprised!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Sanford - February 25, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    Love this piece. Nice sense of the place. Also, thanks for the heads up on the conference call. Nice to put a “voice” to a face.ReplyCancel

  • Claudia - February 25, 2010 - 12:54 pm

    I love this enough to buy it and hope I will. Your work is beautiful and so uplifting.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - February 25, 2010 - 10:01 am


  • Paintings by Irit Bourla - February 25, 2010 - 9:35 am

    What a great painting!ReplyCancel

  • This is beautiful!I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Schiff Studio - February 25, 2010 - 6:51 am

    A sunlight filled gem, light as butterfly wings! Bravo!ReplyCancel

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