Trees – Dream Image

I have a new subject for today and a break from portraits of my brother Mike. I was getting obsessed with portraying him and his essence. (See Mike Crying, Young Mike, In Transition, Final Transition, Double Mask, Stylized Portraits, Klee and Jawlensky-Influenced Portrait.) Today’s watercolor experiment: Today’s subject is an image from a dream I had last night. […]


State of mind: Fear and sadness have been stalking me. I’m trying to figure out where it is coming from. Buyer’s remorse? I have had that before. I just stocked up on some art supplies that I may or may not have needed. Last night, I really beat myself up. Lots of bad dreams Mom […]

I’m OK

Thank you everyone who has been following my personal drama. I came out of the kidney stone procedure with flying… colors, I guess you could say. Today’s watercolor experiment: I started this morning (the day of the surgery) by imagining all the dream images I would be privy to under anesthesia: The wicked witch of […]


Today’s watercolor experiment: My experiments over the past few days have covered pairs of complementary colors (From a Magazine, Imaginary Forest, Next Complement Please). Yesterday I combined all, in an abstract study, the design of which just popped into my mind (All Together Now). Today’s study is less about painting and more a continuation of […]

Best Laid Plans

Today’s watercolor experiment: Inspiration I was trying to figure out how to make visible, a dream I had last night. It was, as most dreams seem, amorphous. I remember that I was in the process of creating something. It was a medical procedure, Frankensteinian, in a way. A body lay flat on a wooden bed, another, […]

My Whole Life Turned Sepia

Every now and then I have dreams that unleash emotions. Most of the time my dreams are vivid images, frequently with a narrative thread that ties them together. Last night’s dream was very emotional I was a teacher at an art school. New students were arriving at a place where they received individual orientation and where […]

Dreams and Creativity

Brief background The study of dreaming is a big field of scientific endeavor. Although this topic is very interesting, I do not wish to rehash all the theories in this post. Let me mention four different views of dreaming: Freud thought that dreaming was a way to access that which our consciousness hides from us; […]

Drawing a Dream

Vivid dreams I have vivid dreams pretty frequently. I’m not sure with what they are correlated. They could be related what is happening around me: a book I am reading, a movie I watched or a feeling with which I am wrestling. For a long period of time, I would wake up shortly after my […]

Dream Writing

Semi-conscious writing For a time I used to write down all my dreams. I would wake up in the middle of the night and write them down in my journal. Writing upside down was a problem. The ink would flow away from the ballpoint tip, and no ink would come out. Then I discovered the […]