Shiny New Toys

Tubes of Winsor and Newton watercolor pigments

Up, Up and Away

I have become totally obsessed with painting hot air balloons lately! They are such colorful free spirits. How could one not be captivated??? Here is the initial drawing of my latest attempt:

drawing of a hot air balloon

After erasing some of the darker parts of the drawing, I added a couple of layers, light to dark.  I just grabbed whatever colors spoke to me…Primary Blue, Viridian (green), Violet, Burnt Umber and a mix of Ultra Marine and Burnt Umber to make a nice gray.


A few more layers and viola!