I love how enchanting hot air balloons look floating gently across the sky. To me, they represent a whimsical form of escapism from reality. I cannot help wondering where they are going, and like to think it’s somewhere magical. As an artist, they are ultimately a HUGE source of inspiration for me, and feature in several of my recent works. So imagine my SHEER EXCITEMENT when two beautiful hot air balloons appeared happily in the sky on my doorstep this evening. I was on my way back from the corner shop (picking up wine- thank god it’s Friday) when they graced my vision with their presence. Needless to say I quickly scooted back to the house, bolted up the stairs, grabbed my camera, and ran back out into the evening sun like a CRAZY PERSON.
I am a ‘newbie photographer’ as well as an artist and thought this was an excellent opportunity to improve my photography skills as well as provide me with reference photos for my painting. Here are the results.
Here’s a few of my balloon paintings too just to prove that I really do LOVE hot air balloons.