Many essays on Pynchon's epic Gravity's Rainbow (1973) begin by commenting on the increasing pile of books, articles and dissertations the novel has generated. Add to this heap paintings. I was quite pleased to see Paul Coleman's Gravity's Rainbow-inspired paintings in recent issues of Pynchon Notes and Smart. It is satisfying to know I am not crying in the wilderness. I have also been inspired by Gravity's Rainbow and have produced a number of paintings based on the book. Where Pynchon has proved most beneficial to me, however, is as a secondary source.