An original pastels painting, on paper
18 X 24"
This painting is in a private collection.
( click on image to enlarge )
reminded of this painting, from several decades ago, because of the same use of party-
balloons, as a part of the subject. In this case, of course, the balloons are a much more
dominant part of the composition. The idea comes from the question a parent asks a
birthday girl, about how many more of the balloons, in the package, she wants to have
inflated. But do they really have to ask the question? The answer is always the same.
All of them!
Unfortunately, for the joyful child, if she takes her treasure-trove of balloons outside,
on such a windy day in March, she is destined to return home with fewer balloons than
when she went out the door.