Throwback Thursday Art – Catcher in the Rye

A couple of years ago, a friend came to me for an art commission that was to be an interpretation of a scene from the novel The Catcher in the Rye. The story from The Catcher in the Rye connected with him on a level that was very close with his own life story. SoContinue reading “Throwback Thursday Art – Catcher in the Rye”

The Making of Therapeutic Art

I’ve been meeting with Jeff Lynhurst a few times over the past couple of weeks to get feedback about the “Catcher in the Rye” painting I’m working on for him.  This has been a new type of custom-art making experience for me, as usually someone just gives me a photo and I turn it intoContinue reading “The Making of Therapeutic Art”

2/3 done with painting

Just have to add some more depth with the rye, make the sky a bit darker and more dangerous-looking, and add in the main character (possibly my client’s father, in this case), on the cliff.  Until then, here’s what it looks like right now!

Love in a troubled inner world…The Catcher in the Rye

“Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all.  Thousands of little kids, and nobody’s around – nobody big, I mean – except me.  And I’m standing on the edge of some crazy cliff.  What I have to do, I have to catch everybody ifContinue reading “Love in a troubled inner world…The Catcher in the Rye”