This is a digital painting of wispy clouds floating along in the sky, shimmering with the late afternoon sun on a warm day.
Where did the inspiration for this painting come from?
In the very occasional moments at home when there are no meals to be made, no household chores to be done, and my son is fast asleep, I’ll step outside onto our front steps, sit down, and look up at the sky. The sky is always changing and oftentimes appears to me like a beautiful work of art. The sky is also an element of nature that everyone on earth can look at, so it connects us all.
The sky-scape in the Catcher in the Rye painting I’m working on gradually changes from a sunny, happy temperament to gloomy and bleak. The darkest part of the painting is on the far right side, where Holden Caulfield will be standing on a cliff.
Holden Caulfield’s unsettled state of mind is revealed in the opening paragraph:
“If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me…”
Here are a couple pictures of the canvas; one of the upper left, sunny side, and one of the upper right, dark side. I’ll be adding more details as I go, and will be starting soon on the cliff and rye field.