Balloon Ride Over Thailand II

“When one’s expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.”
– Stephen Hawking

Balloon Ride Over Thailand II

Gouache on 5″ x 7″ Black Photo Mount Greeting Card

First, I have to say that my heart goes out to all the storm victims in Alabama.  There have been so many lives lost and property destroyed.  What a tragic night it has been.

This is another painting done from a photo reference by Dewi at WetCanvas, from her balloon ride over Thailand.  I had a lot of fun doing this.  Click on the photo for a larger look.  🙂

It has stopped raining for a couple days, so this afternoon I’m going flying.  I’m just going to practice my landings, but I’m really looking forward to it.  Tomorrow it will be too windy and then the rain comes back for Saturday and Sunday.

About Stephen Hawking

British scientist Stephen Hawking, best known for his book A Brief History of Time, which did much to popularize physics, is a leading theoretical physicist who used Einstein’s general theory of relativity to prove the big bang theory. He was born in 1942 in Oxford. He was diagnosed with severe amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at 21 and was not expected to live more than three years. Over time he has become more disabled, but he continues to lecture, speaking through a computer-controlled voice box.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol King
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 10:24:10

    I love the layers and textures. Beautiful.


  2. lesliepaints
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 09:38:54

    I like the division of space in this painting, Beth, as well as the difference in textures. It also looks like the balloon was a little lower which is comforting to me, the one afraid of heights.
    I, too, am sorry for the suffering in Alabama. Love and light to those who face re-building their lives.
    Hope your landings were flown to perfection!


    • Beth Parker
      Apr 29, 2011 @ 07:31:08

      Thanks, Leslie. Both of these cards actually look better from a distance. That could help the height, too. he he My landings were way fun and good practice… cross wind landings. 🙂


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