It's really difficult to take a decent photo of this painting, might be because of the heavy contrasts I dont know.  So sorry about the noise on the pic.  Three of the balloons have had 2 layers of paint and the fourth one is only on it's first.  I also had a bit of a problem with the fourth one, I thought it was all dry but one little bit in the middle wasn't quite, so when I went over it with the red I wiped off the underpaint.  This left me with a black streak right down the middle of it.  To put it right I had to add some white to it because the white paint is more opaque than the red and that was the only way I could get rid of the black streak.  I haven't touched the cords yet nor the background.

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