thirty seven

Yellow Balloon; casein on board; 8" x 5"; 2017

Nocturne's are something I'd like to do more of.  Painting this balloon (although I was standing comfortably inside) made me think about getting out more in the evening.  Moonlit paintings are enchanting and a bit magical.  But then again, the same can be said of balloons.

P.S. If you don't have a helium tank lying around, you can hang a balloon by a string from the ceiling, light it from below and then turn your painting 180 degrees when you're done.

P.P.S. A neat way to 'paint' a very thin white line is to not paint it at all - just paint up to it and let the white of the paper show through.

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