Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dream Paintings

"Driftwood With Crow"
15" x 22"
I woke up two mornings ago, having dreamed this painting.  I'm doing a series on driftwood, and also started thinking about the crows that roost in a tree on the cove side of my road here in Boothbay.  The two melded in a dream, and so I got up and drew the composition directly on my watercolor painting.

Due to some appointments and social engagements, I waited a day before painting it.  That also gave me time to think about color choices.  Meanwhile I checked with several artists and one playright who said that they had all had the same experience with dreaming their next composition.

So don't ignore the content of your dreams for source material!

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