I said I was eager to get back to the rainbow drawing. As soon as I was finished with the pet portrait, I got right back on it. It looks, still, quite a bit like the smaller version, but I drew the rainbow in with a lot of white space, a la impressionism, to give it a feeling of light. I had more fun with the clouds, too. Although, still not realistic, they are tempestuous.
I realized in looking at rainbows since, they do mark a clearing. So, I pulled in some incoming yellow light underneath it. So, Dorothy, you want to go “Over the Rainbow”? Not me, that’s where the clouds are.
The idea for this drawing came to me as I passed through a forgotten railroad station on the way to Brewster, NY. So, going back to its origins, I’ve named this piece, Rainbow Over the Tracks.
Finally, I think I’ve gotten it out of my system.