Morning Liftoff, from original pen & ink by Wayne Bricco

Morning Liftoff
Willamette Valley, Oregon

Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.
Lamentations 3:23 NLT

When we moved to Albany, Oregon, in 2010, we learned that one of the major events is the annual Northwest Art & Air Festival held in August. We were excited to find out that meant hot air balloons, not airplanes. I always thought it would be fun to ride in a hot air balloon!

We didn't make it to the festival that first year as we settled in, but the next year we checked it out and realized what a great art event it was. So, in 2012 we joined the other art vendors at Timber Linn Park for our first Art & Air Festival. I was able to photograph the lift off the second day of the event and knew I needed to make a drawing when people kept asking if I had one.

I wasn't able to get the drawing done before the 2013 festival, but I always like to have something in progress on my drawing board at events. You guessed it! Morning Liftoff was my project of choice. It was fun to do all the colors in the balloons.
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