Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Inflation - watercolor
"Inflation" - 11" x 14", watercolor on illustration board
A good friend shared the photo for this painting with me. It's from the Rocky Mountain Balloon Fest at Chatfield Reservoir in Littleton, Co., it occurred last August. If you recall, that's where we stayed in January when we went there for the wedding.
I decided this one would look good in watercolor with those fresh colors of blues and oranges. It is done on illustration board. I am trying to use stiffer and more permanent surfaces lately, to prevent warping and buckling of papers, a phenomenon since coming to Kansas. Soon it will be the time of year for warping paper, although I can't believe it, it's been winter for so long!