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"Summer Dreamin’…" SOLD

Summer Dreamin’
oil painting, 6 x 6in on canvas panel

It doesn’t help that my daughter sent me a photo of the perfect 75 degree Malibu beach she was doing her writing at today. I know, I promised my Canadian artist friends I would not whine.
So I lied like a dog.
Even Eddie is acting depressed. He has built himself a “man cave” under the covers and is pretty much refusing to come out. I am thinking about joining him.
In other news, painting is easy. I just stand in front of the easel staring at a white canvas until drops of blood form on my forehead.
(I know, I stole that line from the quote about writing….but it fits as well for painting these days….)
Feel free to borrow it. In fact, feel free to do or borrow anything that helps get you through winter.
And for those of you living in warmer climates like my daughter (I am not mentioning any names but you know who you are…Irit, Jill, Leslie, Mia, and others) I am trying my best to remain friends and like you, but with every snowstorm that moves in, I am finding it increasingly difficult.
Now, at the end of all this —a bit of irony for you. I have been awarded the “Sunshine Blog Award”. Usually awarded to those with optimistic, uplifting posts. I may be the first to have to hand it back over….:)
P.S. My mood did improve after I did this painting. I know you are relieved. I promise to do my best to not turn up as a local news blurb with captions like “artist snaps, shots fired….film at eleven….”
P.S.S. Not to worry you further, but I was also doing the whole dance thing with the Bee Gee’s “Stayin’ Alive” ….red pajamas and a paint brush. It wasn’t a pretty sight. No wonder Eddie is hiding in the man cave.

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  • Claudia - February 24, 2010 - 2:18 pm

    Love your colors as always, you bring a little bit of spring to my days.ReplyCancel

  • Roxanne Steed - February 21, 2010 - 10:33 pm

    ahhh – thanks for the imagery! I am totally with you on the wicked cold weather vs. sunshine thing. I’m working on a larger garden scene (slowly but surely) and it’s the only thing keeping me sane (at least until I look out the windows).ReplyCancel

  • Catherine Jeffrey - February 17, 2010 - 12:13 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous beautiful painting. If someone doesn’t buy this wonderful piece to brighten their day, they are crazy. Love the colors and the looseness of the daisy painting.ReplyCancel

  • Dreama Tolle Perry - February 16, 2010 - 9:53 pm

    Leslie–you will be punished. You have been awarded a trip to KY in January….
    Kelley–thank you for your support and give Paco a hug from me ‘n’ Eddie
    Julie–thanks and I will forgive you for living in the land of sunshine since you were so sweet
    Kim–thanks for ganging up with me on Leslie..:)
    Jen–I am not sure if I can paint in the man cave…well, actually I could, I am just not sure what they would look like…:)
    Vic–if you ever leave England and visit the USA I will share my color palette with you for free!
    Mitzi–thanks for another Sunshine award–the best part has been all the love I have felt from people such as yourself..:)!
    LCC–you are quite the songwriter–it sounds vaguely familiar, but then only last night I was dancing to Stayin Alive so what would I know….ReplyCancel

  • Last Cup Of Coffee - February 16, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    I was going to give you the sunshine award too! You the sunshine of my life – that’s why you’ll always be around. (I just wrote that.)ReplyCancel

  • Mitzi Easley - February 16, 2010 - 5:35 pm

    Hi Dreama – I’ve been following for awhile and really love your style… very inspirational stuff. I’m giving you the Sunshine Award for creativity and positivity in blogging! I know you’ve already received it during this ’round’ but — as a way of saying thanks –I want to draw my readers to you. Well done! MitziReplyCancel

  • Victor Errington - February 16, 2010 - 2:52 pm

    Beautiful painting Dreama. If only I could get to one of your workshops, I would. If only to learn how you mix your colours, they are so brilliant. All the best with your show Dreama.

  • jenthegypsy - February 16, 2010 - 1:06 pm

    Congrats on the Sunshine Blog Award! If you hide in the “man cave” with Eddie, they can’t find you to take it back. 😉 Can you paint while you’re in there?

    I promised my Canadian artist friends I would not whine. I don’t think most of them will care ~ we seem to have gotten more snow here in the Lexington area than most of Canada!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - February 16, 2010 - 9:15 am

    Oh Dreama, you made me laugh. And Leslie – that’s just cruel ; )
    Great painting! I love the petals.ReplyCancel

  • Julie Hill - February 16, 2010 - 9:12 am

    Dreama, just loving your floral still lifes…as they are so NOT “still”…so full of life, color and vibrancy.

    P.S. Don’t let Leslie get to you, throwing our gorgeous weather up in your face like that :)…oops, i think I am doing a bit of throwing too, huh? 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kelley Carey MacDonald - February 16, 2010 - 7:43 am

    Oh, Eddie – come OUT – your mom NEEDS you! Woke up to another blanket of snow this morning, so I feel your pain. Having a tough time gettin out of the pj’s today, but Paco needs his walk. This painting, however, is UPLIFTING! Thanks! It is SO not monochromatic!ReplyCancel

  • LSaeta - February 16, 2010 - 2:00 am

    Of course your mood improved … this painting is gorgeous!!!! Sorry about your weather but it really was “uncomfortably hot” today here … if that makes you feel any better.
    Tee hee …ReplyCancel

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