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"Polka Dot Blues…." SOLD

“Polka Dot Blues…”
12 x 12in oil on museum quality panel
Okay, as you know, if you have been following my blog–I have been hanging out in Italy and France for quite some time.  With the advent of my workshop in Lexington, I felt the need to do a practice run back into the flower fields….so “Polka Dot Blues….” is the result of that.  I sat it up this still life in my studio and timed myself in order to be able to do it and talk and get it done before all attending grew tired and went home….I figured if all else failed, I would just have everyone take a bathroom break and then sneak this one onto the easel while they were away…:)) Well, as it turned out, I didn’t have to do a “bait and switch”…
Here’s the Lexington Crew Hard at Work……
Sometimes, it doesn’t pay to show up and teach a workshop.  I mean, when you have students like Ann H. arrive with a bald head under one arm and wig in the other  hand….well, you  begin to wonder, what have I gotten myself into…..I mean, I don’t want to lose my head over this—it’s just a floral painting workshop.  Momma told  me there’d be days like this.  Well, not like this…………
It has been a full day…workshop, demo, dodging crazy lady with bald head, blog radio (which today turned into “Artists Helping Artists Roadshow” with me on location and Leslie moving her son back home from college…:)  And I actually came home and painted one of my French scenes–which I will post another day–it has been, all the way around, a happy, satisfying day.
And I still have two more days of the workshop with great people to hang out with.  Life is abundant and full..:)  Have a beautiful Friday and do something special for yourself–you so deserve it!
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  • Mary Sheehan Winn - June 13, 2010 - 11:01 am

    Beautiful painting.
    Ummm she looks like she’s going to beauty school carrying her own prop!ReplyCancel

  • Dreama Tolle Perry - June 12, 2010 - 12:04 am

    Thanks so much everyone! Catherine–loved the phrase from your Mom–that’s a keeper..:0) Clydetta–you crack me up..:) Kelley–don’t be too impressed–I may sleep all day Sunday…:)) and Nancy–we will put you on the list to mail you the details as soon as they are firmed up! Just email me @ DreamaTollePerry@aol.com so that I have your contact info.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Goldman - June 11, 2010 - 11:45 pm

    This painting is beautiful and the workshop sounds like a lot of fun. I’m definitely interested in attending your workshop with Leslie in September. Where do I sign up?ReplyCancel

  • dettaburchett@yahoo.com - June 11, 2010 - 9:59 pm

    I forgot my password!! I guess I got so excited!! I am the anonymous one..LOL & I knew it wouldn’t last long…great painting!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - June 11, 2010 - 5:45 pm

    Such a beautiful bunch of flowers & art!!! Hope you have had an enjoyable day!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Carey MacDonald - June 11, 2010 - 3:25 pm

    Are you the BUSIEST woman in the world? You make me feel like such a slacker! I adore your French and Italian paintings! And that polka dot demo is fab! You, my dear, are my new Hero!ReplyCancel

  • Marie Theron - June 11, 2010 - 1:02 pm

    Dreama, what a lovely “practice piece”!!!! You really follow in the steps of the French Impressionists and make it look effortless too!ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Sanford - June 11, 2010 - 8:19 am

    wow,teaching a workshop, radio show host,painting a beautiful piece. Did you grow the flowers too & did I spy Cate? Looks like lots of fun.ReplyCancel

  • Catherine Jeffrey - June 11, 2010 - 5:48 am

    Wow Dreama, I don’t know how you fit so much into one day! And still turn out such beautiful paintings. You obviously didn’t forget a thing about flowers while being in Italy and France.
    Don’t forget the other words:
    when everything falls into place like the flick of a switch, mama told me there’ll be days like this.ReplyCancel

  • Leslie Saeta - June 10, 2010 - 11:49 pm

    I am exhausted just reading this … what a day. But your painting is beautiful! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • dominique eichi - June 10, 2010 - 10:48 pm

    Lovely piece !ReplyCancel

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