Painting Dream Meaning

A person painting an abstract piece in a dark studio surrounded by paint cans.

Similar Dreams: Rainbow, Page/Paper, Water

It’s time to get creative!

Art is a very common dream metaphor. If painting occurs in your dream world in some sense, expect creativity to play a role in your waking life. The message may even simply be that you may need to be more creative.

Sometimes a painting on a wall is shown to us in a dream, and if this happens try and recall as much detail about the painting as you can, as important information will be found there. Sometimes, dreams are not as mysterious or abstract as they like us to think they are! The message is often clearly conveyed in a dream about art.

Dreaming About Looking at a Painting

If you dream about looking at a painting it is an indication that you are toying with new ideas in your waking life.

If it is a domestic kind of painting, such as changing the color of your bedroom or your home, a little change in your life may be needed to get you out of a rut.

Has this dream happened again and again? Check out the meaning of recurring dreams.

Want more? Get more dream interpretations in the Astrology Answers Dream Dictionary.

Dreaming About Painting a Picture

If you are doing the actual painting, either in an artistic message or even in your home, the message often is that some creativity will get you out of your current situation.

This message would be to follow your heart and feel and create your way towards a solution, rather than trying to think your way out of it.

The type of painting you do will also have special significance.

If you dreamt about…

  • Painting a nature scene, it may be a sign you need to spend more time outdoors.
  • Painting a miniature, it may be a sign you need to focus on the smaller details in life.
  • Painting a very large picture, it may be a sign you need to look at the bigger picture in waking life.
  • Painting a portrait of someone, it could indicate how you feel about yourself and highlight changes you may wish to make in your lifestyle or appearance.

Dreaming About an Unfinished Painting

If you dream you are painting a picture or looking at one, and it is unfinished, it indicates that something is blocking your creative spirit in your waking life.

This type of dream urges you to analyze what aspect of your waking life is causing your creativity to be stifled.

Learn more about Dream Interpretation here.

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