Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pastel Painting of Hot Air Balloons

Each hot air balloon pastel painting has a different theme and therefore a different look.

This pastel is hot air balloons over a river and desert. The images are angular and barren with balloon designs also angular and bolder.

In the second painting the balloons are over a field of flowers. The images are softer with balloon patterns also softer more traditional. Scroll to see.

In both paintings the images created are suitable to the theme and create a complementary mood.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Pastel Painting of Colorful Hot Air Balloons

Hot air balloons are a good choice for complementary colored patterns within the balloons themselves as well as created by their positions.

The colorful balloons are both at one with and set off by the complementary colored pointillism sky, clouds and flowered fields.

The repeats of color, pattern and texture are intended to give order and balance to this composition. Interest and emphasis are created by the combination of realistic modeling and whimsical colored patterns and texture. The emphasized horizon adds important depth.