Thursday, December 13, 2012
Middle East Dream
I awoke from this dream of being somewhere in the middle east. Maybe it was provoked by the nightly newscast. I got up and painted some of what I imagined or dreamed. I did it wet into wet so it was done very quickly and there are lost and soft edges. I did wait for it to dry and put in shade and cast shadow but otherwise, let the paint run. I have tried painting dream scenes before, but never remember detail.
At a younger age, I wondered whether my dreams were in color. I only remembered the black and white ones and wondered if I was being cheated. After all, dreams can be wonderful fantasies, and it would be so much less if only in black and white instead of technicolor. Could I be having Grade B dreams? I began taking notes when I first awoke and could still recall my dreams. Specifically, I noted whether there was color. The first time I was sure of color was in a dream with a red fire truck. Wow. Never made anymore notes.