Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon

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Original and prints available.  Original measure 11×14 and comes matted, but not framed.  Watercolor on paper, plus ink. 🙂

I painted this in preparation for an upcoming Wine & Watercolors event.  Every September there’s a balloon rally in Prosser, Washington, USA, and this year we’ll be painting hot air balloons at Millrandt Vineyards after the morning lift off.  Whee!

I love the vibrant colors and myriad of designs in hot air balloons.  Such a fun subject to paint.  In this version, I asked two of my besties and painting buddies, Suzi and LaVonda, to “pick a color.”  And they did.  Fun stuff!  I ended up using:

Holbein’s Peacock Blue (LaVonda’s choice)
Daniel Smiths’ Ultramarine Turquoise (LaVonda’s choice)
Daniel Smith’s Phthalo Yellow Green (Suzi’s choice)
Paul Jackson’s International Orange (my choice, natch)

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Original Teacher Demo, 5×7 print, 8×10 print, 11×14 print, 16×20 print, 24×36 print