The unconscious frequently senses things, or synthesises out of our experience views of things, we have not been consciously aware of.
A dream may depict this as a painting; subtle feelings or realisations; a view we have of or about something. Any form of artistic expression: self expression; expressing one’s feelings or intuitions; one’s inner situation; creative ability. Painting, decorating: expressing feelings; the impression we give to others; what ‘colour’ we are painting things, in the sense of painting a very black picture; a cover up. We can paint the town red; paint too rosy a picture. Or we might be working at changing our appearance or lifestyle. See photographs.
A symbol of artistic value.
The picture in the painting will give you more insight into its meaning
Painting of any kind indicates that the dreamer is about to embark on a project very important to him or her. Discerning the circumstances of that project, and the details, are dependent on other symbols in the dream.
Dreaming of a house being painted indicates that information previously kept from you will soon come to light.
If you dream of being an artist and painting a picture that is beautiful and happy, then you have the power to create whatever circumstances you want the most in life.
A dark, foreboding painting, however, indicates a pessimistic outlook on life, and therapy might be of great assistance.
If you watch while someone else paints a picture, you may have the feeling of being on the outside looking in and need to take control of your life - again, depending on the atmosphere, circumstances, and other symbols in the dream.
To dream that you are painting your house may signify the satisfaction of completing a project and the need to express your creativity. It foretells a successful venture or desired promotion. On the other hand, dreaming of paint that you are covering something up.
The color of the paint gives additional significance to the context of your dream.
For example, red paint implies the shedding of inhibitions and painting the town red.
To dream of being splattered by paint signifies over-sensitivity to criticism and shrewd remarks from people around you.
To see a painting in your dream signifies your need for self-expression.
The painting reflects your inner feelings and thoughts.
1. Creating a false or illusory image (as in “paint a rosy picture”).
2. A long prosperous life (to have a painting).
3. Object of gossip (to have paint on clothing).
4. To obtain a different or fresh perspective.
To paint a picture is a wish to express the dreamer’s ambition or to personify someone to whom he or she cannot convey his emotions.
1- Often in waking life we will not recognisc our own creative ability; and to be painting in a dream may alert us to other talents we have not realised we possess. We may not actually have the ability to paint successfully in everyday life.
To be looking at paintings in dreams indicates that we are questioning or paying attention to ideas and concepts of which we have not been consciously aware.
Painting as in decorating suggests we arc making recognisable changes how we think and feel.
2- Bccausc painting has such a lot to do with self-expression, the way that we are painting in a dream may be important. If, for instance, we are painting miniatures we may need to concentrate on detail.
If we are painting large pictures we may need to adopt a more global perspective. Colour in a painting is also important (see Colour).
3- We are creating a spiritual scenario.
A dream of painting a house denotes sickness in the family, but thrift and luck in business; to paint beautiful landscapes, poverty and false hopes (Gypsy). Practical symbolism.