We may not actually have the ability to paint successfully in everyday life, but such a dream may alert us to other talents we have not realized we possess.

To be looking at paintings in dreams indicates that we are questioning or paying attention to different ideas and concepts. Painting as in decorating suggests we are making recognizable changes in how we think and feel.

A picture that we ourselves have painted might have more emotional impact than an old master – an old master can also suggest our attitude to the past.