Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lifting Off!

6 x 6 Pastel on Wallis Paper, 16 x 16 Framed
$150 + s/h (Framed)

A few years ago, friends of ours invited us to go to Abingdon, VA, to see the hot air balloons.  They were "chasers" for a friend who participated with his balloon.  Their job was to follow his balloon as it drifted and, hopefully, get to the spot where the balloon set down.  Everything was mapped out, but it all depended on the wind at any given time.  It was always a challenge to get to the right spot, because it might be in a cow pasture, a stream, etc.  We were enthralled watching them fill the balloon with hot air, and then seeing them lift off one at a time.  It was such a beautiful event to see.  I finally got around to painting this.

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