Sunday Sketches – Balloons

Dreams of Balloons, acrylic, watercolour pencil and gel pen on illustration board, approx. 250 x 200 mm

Still more experimenting with paints in line with yesterday’s post. I was mesmerised by this idea the moment I saw it in the paint. It has it’s faults, but I’m happy with the movement.

Since I spent a good part of today doing this, I’m submitting it to Sunday Sketches. Drop on by and see what everyone else is up to.

(crawling off to bed)


26 responses to “Sunday Sketches – Balloons”

  1. WrightStuff Avatar

    I love the way you do these – just fab!

  2. ooooh, i like this. it's got a very positive upbeat vibe to it….a wonderful sense of freedom – and you've got great movement. good work! xxoo enjoy your sunday!

  3. Christine Avatar

    you are so talented…what more can I say?

  4. Katerina Galati Avatar
    Katerina Galati

    Wonderful art, it makes me feel like I'm in space!! Freedom is the main characteristic.
    Happy Sunday.

  5. wow, i love this! such a happy place!

  6. Mlissabeth Avatar

    Yes this is happy and light, and free. I actually feel uplifted! Thanks for sharing.

  7. This is a fantastic surrealist mixed media work! I love this!

  8. Paula - Buenos Aires Avatar
    Paula – Buenos Aires

    Happy image! So much implied movement.

  9. This is wonderful – so fun, you did catch the movement but also the joy!

  10. Diana Evans Avatar
    Diana Evans

    oh I love love love this!!!! what a wonderful piece……so full of life….

    have a wonderful day!!!

  11. beautiful colors, a very pleasant image to see on a sunday

  12. Julia Christie Avatar
    Julia Christie

    Love the colors here and yes the movement! yummy!


  13. hello,
    this is wonderfully whimsical! I love the colors too and the feel of movement.

  14. Wow I love this!!! I do see the movement. I really like the feel of this painting.

  15. Another gorgeous piece Nutty! I really love it!!

  16. Christie, Describe Happy Avatar
    Christie, Describe Happy

    This has such a big sense of fun with it! Loving your experimenting!

  17. ooh this is lovely. I like what you did with the clouds

  18. Kristin Dudish Avatar
    Kristin Dudish

    Oh wow – these latest experimentations have led you to an unbelievable place – they are stunning! (I would so love to watch your process… wonderful.)


  19. Brian Miller Avatar
    Brian Miller

    lovely…this one is so whimsical and lots of brilliant color and texture…very nice…

  20. Very SURREAL!

  21. Reflections Avatar

    Love the vibrant colors of this piece, kind of shouts of childhood joy,

  22. marvelous – makes me want to be carried away…

  23. I absolutely love this piece. Bright colours full of life, whimsical, full of hope and dreams. LOVE it. 🙂

  24. So much fun. This made me smile (and wish I had a bunch of balloons).

  25. This is a real beauty. You make me in awe 🙂

    Just to let you know I don't forget your drawing lab challenge. I'm working on the nature one and will try to catch up as best I can!

  26. Let it Fly Avatar

    yikes! I love this 🙂 Soft, dreamy…makes me want to walk in the clouds..