Balloon Over the Alhambra
During my first stay in Granada, in October 2009, I was out early taking a walk through the Albaicin one day. I glanced up and saw a hot air balloon soaring over the Alhambra Palace. It was a magical sight. Weeks later, when I had returned to Scotland I painted this picture, largely from memory.
Working quickly and without any real prior planning I have much of the finished painting in place within an hour or so of starting.