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Dream Catcher- a New Painting

Dream Catcher. Original (SOLD).
Prints available in my etsy shop.

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” -Michelangelo 

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Lately, I just can’t stop painting dream catchers and rainbows.

It all started with this patterned tissue paper I picked up at a boutique in Florida. I fell in love with the circular patterns… they reminded me of mandalas.

And from there a series of dream catcher girls was born. 





These days my paintings seem to have so many layers and layers. 

That always happens whenever I am uncovering something new in my artwork and pulling out a deeper part of myself. But with my latest paintings, all of these layers mean trying to find a new character that fits what I intend to express. 

And while I think that means a bear, a lion or a Snooter, I always seem to end up uncovering a dream catcher girl. 






Dream Catcher. Original (SOLD).
Prints available in my etsy shop.


I’m feeling much like a sculptor, carving and etching into paint and layers of inks, papers and oils to get to the face of my character.

At so many stages I feel my character is terrible and so ugly. All I want to do is cover it up completely. But in studying my creative process, I’ve learned I so often feel this way, especially when I’m about to uncover something new that takes me to another level. 

So I’m moving slow and letting the character come out of the paint.

And when I find it, I know. From there it’s like my hands are held back. I cannot make another mark.

That’s how this girl got her story…

With determination and faith, she travels the universe, searching for all her heart’s desires, knowing she will catch her dreams.

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ps. I’m sending out my newsletter soon-ish with lots of new artwork and a new desktop background for you. 


10 Comments

  1. Great POST!!!
    I love your style, too!

    Please check out my ART BLOG:
    http://www.suemarrazzo.blogspot.com
    Thanks!!!!

  2. This is one of my most favorite pieces of yours, the great depth of color, the airiness of the feathers, I just love it. Keep those dream catchers girls coming — can't wait to see what is next.

  3. Loving the new pieces:O) Love Love

  4. thank you, donna. those feathers just seemed to come out of the paint 🙂

  5. thank you! i can't stop with these new girls 🙂

  6. thank you for the wonderful inspiration – now I want to go paint something… love the emerging layers…

  7. Beautiful! I saw the photo on FB – had to find out more. Glad I did – I'm your newest follower 🙂

  8. I'm amazed at how much she changed! I love it! Excellent lesson in not giving up either!

  9. jak zwykle zachwycasz kolorami,zaskakuje mnie,że w pozornym szaleństwie kolorów efekt końcowy jest tak fantastyczny.gratuluję i pozdrawiam

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