Dreaming and Paint Party Friday!

always one of my favorite things to do!

I recently had the chance to put a show together 
and I decided this piece was to be my 
inspiration piece for the whole show.
Interestingly enough, it was not finished at the time.  
If you remember, I've been working on this and showing bits 
and pieces of this for quite some time... 
unfinished as it was.
I've sold cards and prints, even had offers for the painting.  
But deep down inside, like only an artist knows, it wasn't yet 
time for us to part ways.  
Something told me I still had work to do!
This is the way it's looked for a little over a year. 
I loved it...
but still wanted it to say more.
So while planning the show, it made perfect sense 
to end with and
build the show around this painting.   
The name of my show is called "Evolution of a Dream", and it
takes the viewer along a 5 year journey from 
fear and hopelessness to strength, freedom
and a place where dreams really do come true.
I thought long and hard while working on this,
about the road I have traveled and all of the things
I've learned.  The show came together easily as my work
always reflected my life at the time.  
The difficult thing was choosing
only 32 pieces to show!  
{Which I will show another time}
As I looked at the pieces and thought about myself,
I knew exactly what this one needed to be finished.
In just the way my life has been filled with layer after layer
of experiences, people, places and things... all coming together to make a beautiful life,
this painting needed that too!
Surrounded by my favorite tools, I began adding all of 
the things it needed to "become real".  
All of the marks, words, thoughts, prayers,
music, colors and dreams... 
running through my own head...
all onto this canvas.
And then, as quickly as I began, I was finished.
The painting was ready...
the show was ready...
and I was ready!
Ready to move on, leave the past behind,
and begin a new chapter...
filled with love, life,
and lots of dreams.
BIG dreams!
I'm linking up today with an extraordinary group of artists
belonging to Paint Party Friday!  Stop over, click on
their links, and see some amazing works of art!


  1. Your painting is amazing! The colours are so vibrant and cheerful!! It makes me smile just by looking at it. :)
    Also thank you for visiting my Blog and leaving such a lovely comment!
    Have a nice, inspiring week-end :)
    PS: May all your dreams come true! ;)

  2. What an utterly fantastic painting! So gorgeous! I know it did a lot to set the stage for the whole show. I love the beautiful colors.

    1. Thank you so much Faye... it was nice seeing you on PPF!

  3. Il tuo dipinto ha tutta la potenza e la bellezza fragile di un sogno realizzato!

  4. Fantastic work. Great colors. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks Gloria...
      It's always nice visiting your blog too!

  5. I absolutely love this painting and the story that you told about it and its evolution. The colors are so bright and vibrant and full of energy. It is a wonderful piece to build a show around.

  6. I always love your gorgeous colourful paintings Renee. Am sure your exhibition will be a fantastic success, Happy PPF, Annette x

  7. I love both version of it...this was an amazing post...full of wonderful fruition.... love how you abridged the whole process with this lovely painting and words.....I wouldn't part with the painting either...especially when it is so marketable in print form.... I would love this on some merchandise!! If you do sell it....put a price on it that you would never imagine getting!!

    Hugs Giggles

    1. Haha... you're so kind! I love the high price idea... what a great thought!

  8. This is absolutely beautiful and so soulful. I am so glad you knew when the time was right. . .you are very introspective. Good for you. Blessings, Janet PPF and thanks for visiting.

    1. Thank you Janet, for this lovely comment! Have a great day!

  9. wow, beautiful, colorful and filled with spirit! Congrats on the show.

  10. Wonderful color and energy, love it! <3

  11. Amazing work and what a great story to go with this piece!

    1. Thanks for the visit... have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Beautiful painting and wonderful post!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the sweet comment!
      Have a super creative week!

  13. Very cool painting. I like how vivid your style is! Thank you for visiting my post as well and sharing your art. Happy PPF!

  14. Wow, great thoughts Renee. Loved reading them and love your bright and colorful approach to expression! Thanks for visiting me and leaving your comment. As an artist I have been struggling for a number of years now to be noticed. I think my work must be too sedate! People just aren't into angels, little girls and fairies I don't think!

  15. Lovely and bright work made me smile Dxx

  16. Yes, beautiful design, delicious colors dream!

  17. I love to dream too, dear Renee! And I love your post and thoughts and this wonderful vibrant colors!
    Late HPPF greetings :)

  18. Extremely colourful and bright painting, your life must be just that, if it reflects your life, wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing your story!
    Happy PPF
    Ilona xx

  19. Wow, this speaks to me right away, since I'm a total colour junkie. Love love love this painting, the bright colours and the happiness that radiates from it. Great work!

  20. Oh this is so beautiful, and your descriptive words just as beautiful. I wish I could've seen the show! Can't wait to see more

  21. Congratulations on your wonderful colorful piece. I really glows! I am happy that you accomplished your show with lots of energy and positive vibes. Thank you also for your comment on my blog last Friday.


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