I do not seek inspiration or wait around hoping it will find me.
Sometimes it just shows up, performing an aerial glomp.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

ACEO: Heart Shaped Balloon. Completed September 21, 2010

ACEO: Heart Shaped Balloon
Originally uploaded by diannna-art
Acrylic paint on 2 1/2" x 3 1/2",
246# Strathmore Acid Free acrylic paper.
On September 18th, I mixed a Primary Blue and Titanium White to create a vivid blue sky. I looked at the art card for days, trying to figure what I wanted most to be in that sky. I had considered something like an airplane or helicopter.. but the ideas seemed to be more from the head instead of the heart.

When I completed the painting.. 8x10: Arrival, I then knew I wanted to paint another heart shaped balloon. I started to wonder if the balloon was flying away on some adventure or landing after a long flight. Once it took a hold of me.. I decided to not have the ground showing in this silhouette. This balloon is soaring high above the ground merrily enjoying the journey of an adventure in flight.