Watercolor Hot Air Balloons

Tim Borkert, Landscape Painter

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5 Videos (33m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies

    • Using A Mask And Painting Clouds Indirectly

    • "Lifting" Clouds And A More Complex Balloon

    • Painting Storm Clouds And Layering Paint


About This Class

learn to paint hot air balloons against a beautiful, cloudy sky!


Welcome to my class on painting hot air balloons! In this class you will learn how to use masks to paint a variety of hot air balloons. You will also learn how to make a cloudy sky using three techniques, indirect painting, lifting, and a special technique using a pray bottle.  

Really, hot air balloons are just the example I chose to use. The real lesson lies in the easy masking technique you will learn. Once you learn it you will be able to paint just about any object over a soft background.

You will learn several useful skills that will help your paintings get better and better!


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I really enjoyed watching this class. I think when I give it a go that I'll place a little persons head in the baskets so the balloons don't appear to be up, up, and away by themselves. Love the sky techniques too. Looking forward to more watercolour classes from you!





Tim Borkert

Landscape Painter


Hi! I'm Tim Borkert. 

I am a professional artist specializing in oil landscapes. However, like most artists, I work in many mediums. 

Most of my work comes from commissions. I love it when someone brings me an old picture of a homestead or view from their honeymoon that they want memorialized as a painting. It is truly humbling and an honor to be a part of their life in that way. My paintings are in collections all over the world.

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