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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:39 AM

Please find here my morning watercolour. Dec 11th 6:00 UT.
It was quite hot this morning -1°C plus Mistral (north local wind)... "Hot" in comparison with the André usual observing temperatures... :D
Anyway I would like to see again the rising of Mercury from my terrace.
Bottom-up we can see: Mercury near the chimney and Venus close to the Moon.
The watercolour was done on the spot. After the blue wash, I take off the pigment for the planets with a brush when the paper was not yet dry. I add some hot coloration to the dark part of the very old Moon. Then I scanned the picture, for you.
Just under the Moon we can see the ruines of the old castle of Rocbaron.
The clouds are there just to animate the picture,... in fact, no clouds were present this morning.
Clear sky to you all ! Michel

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#2 Chopin

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:42 AM

Quality work!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 05:33 AM

Oh, yea, now that's sweet, Michel. That cool winter morning feel makes me want to pick up the morning paper and put on some coffee. Light up a cigarette and sh....ave. :)

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 06:01 AM

Ag,

All that I can say is...yes, mon ami. Yes! Beautiful!

:grin:

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#5 Jef De Wit

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:07 AM

I love naked eye sketches (and paintings) and this one is no exception!

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:38 AM

Michel,

That is a beautiful morning capture.
You have a nice view to your southeastern sky.

Frank :)

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

Michel.

Oh boy. What a nice sketch. You all know how I like that kind of sketches. This one is my favorite at all. Really beautiful. Congratulation. So fine details as the antenna. Very good and realistic.

Andre.

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:19 PM

Michel,

Nice capture of the Early Planets & Moon :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

Tom

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:50 AM

hi Michel,

You captured a very nice morning atmosphere :D.

It help me over the grey clouded time here in Germany...

Bye
Christian

#10 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:29 AM

This is a great sketch. We have far to less such atmmospheric images here.

#11 Aquarellia

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 12:31 AM

I appreciate all your comments, so I will continue sketching,... thank you all.
Michel

#12 JeanB

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

I looooooooooooove water colours! This sketch is pure art! Your work is one of the reasons why I sometimes prefer sketch over a photograph: you can add atmosphere and emotion.

Thanks for posting!

Jean

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:33 AM

I had never thought of doing a water color before. Love the way this turned out. Hope to see more of your stuff soon.

#14 Aquarellia

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:36 AM

I looooooooooooove water colours!

Thanks Jean, as already said, I'm posting on Cloudy Nights recently, because of your messages and sketches on ASOD
Kindly yours
Michel

#15 Aquarellia

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:38 AM

I had never thought of doing a water color before. Love the way this turned out. Hope to see more of your stuff soon.

Thanks, I hope that you will try water color as well !
Michel

#16 JimPie

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

Michel,
I love these sky & landscape renderings!
Working in water colors in cold conditions is a challenge (to say the least). This is a fantastic image






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