Friday, November 1, 2019

Balloon Festival in Metal

There is something magical about a group of hot air balloons rising together!  Sketching this scene on location in ink and watercolor, I am now turning to metal to express the scene.  I find myself reaching for rounded plastic sculpting tools for these curved edges.  The metal tools work a little faster and sharper for me.  Working from one side to the other, the scene emerges.  I often let these metal pieces rest for a day, returning with fresh eyes to examine my work.  It's amazing what else I'll see that next day!  Still rather new to me, it becomes more natural with each one.  Painting number 2502 in 2502 days. 

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