During this long covid induced isolation, I dreamt about paintings almost every night. The next day I'd paint them, often with several in play at once.
The dream paintings were richly colored and textured with simple and uncomplicated directives. Paint this image, paint it this way, and make it entirely yours.
To me they look cheerful but the ideas behind them are often difficult; some about how helpless we are, how ill prepared, others about what I miss from our old lives, and some are about finding happiness despite our circumstance.