Dolly Parton Portrait

Inspired by Dolly Parton’s song “Coat Of Many Colors”

Where to begin. Dolly Parton is a wonderfully uplifting storyteller / songwriter. AND she’s such an inspiration. Not to mention, a LGBTQ+ ally and supporter of Black Lives Matter. Dolly’s songwriting has a way of lifting and inspiring people from all walks of life. She presents it as perfectly in keeping with the rest of her worldview, most notably her Christian faith, saying, “God made us who we are and how we are.”

Acrylic and ink on 22 x 28 x 1.5″ stretched gallery wrap canvas, sides white.

Signed bottom left and on the back, accompanied by certificate of authenticity. Spray satin UV varnish to protect against dust and harmful UV rays.

Find out why I love this woman so much: More details below

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Inspired by Dolly Parton’s beautiful song, Coat of Many Colors

Where to begin. Dolly Parton is such a great songwriter. AND she’s such an inspiration. Not to mention, a LGBTQ+ ally and supporter of Black Lives Matter. Dolly’s songwriting has a way of lifting and inspiring people from all walks of life. She presents it as perfectly in keeping with the rest of her worldview, most notably her Christian faith, saying, “God made us who we are and how we are.”

“Coat Of Many Colors”
(“I Believe In You” Version)

Back through the years I go wanderin’ once again
Back to the seasons of my youth
And I recall a box of rags someone gave us
And how my momma put the rags to useThere were rags of many colors
But every piece was small
I didn’t have a coat
And it was way down in the fallMomma sewed the rags together
Sewin’ every piece with love
She made my coat of many colors
That I was so proud ofWhile momma sewed, she told a story
From The Bible, she had read
About a coat of many colors
Joseph wore and then she said”I hope this coat will bring you
Good luck and happiness”
And I just couldn’t wait to wear it
And momma blessed it with a kiss

My coat of many colors
That my momma made for me
Made only from rags
But I wore it so proudly

And although we had no money
I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
Momma made for me

So with patches on my britches
Holes in both my shoes
In my coat of many colors
I hurried off to school

Just to find the others laughing
And making fun of me
In my coat of many colors
Momma made for me

And oh I couldn’t understand that
‘Cause I felt I was rich
And I told them of the love
Momma sewed in every stitch

I even told ’em all the story
Momma told me while she sewed
Why my coat of many colors
Was worth more than all their clothes

They didn’t understand it
And I tried to make them see
One is only poor
Only if they choose to be

It’s true we had no money
But I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
Momma made for me
‘Cause she made it just for me

Incidentally, she wrote this song on the back of Porter Wagner’s dry cleaning receipts!

You just gotta love this woman!!!!  In 2009, Dolly spoke out in a CNN interview in support of marriage equality: “Sure, why can’t they get married? They should suffer like the rest of us do.” The way Dolly answered with her everyday wit and humor makes support for marriage equality sound like common sense, as if there should be no debate about it. For someone who has often avoided explicit political statements, when it comes to LGBTQ rights, Dolly has been unambiguous in her support. Dolly is not only positive and affirmative about accepting LGBTQ people, but she presents it as perfectly in keeping with the rest of her worldview, most notably her Christian faith, saying, “God made us who we are and how we are.”

She’s also supportive of Black Lives Matter.

In an interview with Billboard magazine, the singer addressed various topics, including the protests against racism and police brutality that have swept the United States following the death of George Floyd. While she has not attended the protests, she voiced her support. “I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen,” she said. “And of course, Black lives matter. Do we think our little White a**es are the only ones that matter? No!

Acrylic and ink on 22 x 28 x 1.5” stretched gallery wrap canvas, sides white.

Signed bottom left and on the back, accompanied by certificate of authenticity. Spray satin UV varnish to protect against dust and harmful UV rays.

Original Created: 2021
Subjects: Pop Culture / Celebrity /LGBTQ+ ally / Dolly Parton with guitar
Materials: Canvas, Wood
Styles: Pop Art, Portraiture, Abstract, Abstract Portrait, Expressionism
Mediums: Acrylic, and Ink

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Style of Painting

Abstract Expressionism, Portrait, Impressionism

Orientation

Horizontal

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