Oil on Linen
Where does the inspiration that goes into a painting come from? Sometimes the artist doesn't even know. I think we all have subconscious memories of landscapes witnessed from years back. There may have been a moment in time that was so vivid that it was stored as a precious sensory experience.
I know we all do this with scents and foods we've tasted from our childhood and beyond. Just a whiff of vanilla brings me back to when my mother was baking in the kitchen when I was a child. Biting into a juicy hamburger reminds me of when my dad would make them on the charcoal grill. I imagine the same is true with inspiring skies we've seen over the course of our lifetime.
Skies are always so fleeting. If a photo isn't taken right then and there, the moment is gone for good. Sometimes I don't know where the inspiration comes from. But I think that a lot of inspiration comes from some moment that was so poignant that it was locked away. Until imagination sets it free.