One of the nice things about film making is working with other people (of course, it's also the annoying thing, but that's another post), who have amazing skills that you can steal and then pass off as your own.
One such is Stuart Messinger, artist and animator, who paints beautiful skyscapes in oils and watercolours. Carried away on a cloud of his own loveliness and generosity he gave me permission to use said skyscapes as back grounds for my animation.
All I can offer him in return is a] the knowledge that his delicate brush work shows my stuff up something rotten and b] a link to his web site (click on title above). Ho hum.