This a unique view of a hot air balloon being inflated at the annual Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I enjoy the abstract qualities while staying very realistic. It was painted on a full sheet of Arches 300 lb rough (22 x 30). Inside the balloon's envelope are a camera crew from a local TV station shooting video for the evening news. This is the most photographed sporting event in the country. I worked from a photo I took at last months Balloon Fiesta.