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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 11:57 AM

Hello sketchers

 

Here's my last contribution.  This is a naked eye view of the conjunction.

That watercolor was made yesterday March the 3rd from a street of my little village.  As you can see the number of light points is saddly huge!

 

Venus-Mercure5_l.jpg

 

The sketches of Mercury and Venus were made during daylight.  I did those sketches with pencil on white paper and a blending stump.  The goto helps to find the plantes by day in my little observatory.  The details for Mercury are maybe not very acurate, the planet was so small.

 

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For the planet Venus, as stated by Stanislas the contrast is now quite good to easily detect some differences in the atmosphere.

 

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Kind regards to you all

 

Michel


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#2 c p ron

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 12:32 PM

Thanks for sharing



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Posted 04 March 2018 - 12:53 PM

Michel, your marriage of beauty to science always makes me smile. The tranquil watercolor scene of the conjunction and then the in depth detail of each planets features. Wonderful!

 

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Posted 04 March 2018 - 01:14 PM

Hello sketchers

 

Here's my last contribution.  This is a naked eye view of the conjunction.

That watercolor was made yesterday March the 3rd from a street of my little village.  As you can see the number of light points is saddly huge!

 

attachicon.gif Venus-Mercure5_l.jpg

 

The sketches of Mercury and Venus were made during daylight.  I did those sketches with pencil on white paper and a blending stump.  The goto helps to find the plantes by day in my little observatory.  The details for Mercury are maybe not very acurate, the planet was so small.

 

attachicon.gif 20180302_h.jpg

 

For the planet Venus, as stated by Stanislas the contrast is now quite good to easily detect some differences in the atmosphere.

 

attachicon.gif 20180302_h.jpg

 

Kind regards to you all

 

Michel

What a beautiful little town. You have captured it very well!

 

https://goo.gl/maps/BU9mLyhamMq

 

-drl



#5 frank5817

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:34 AM

Michel,

 

A beautiful watercolor of a great morning scene. I can feel the cool morning air.

The street lights just prove that human made light does not add to the natural beauty in the background. 

 

Nice close up sketches of Mercury and Venus. Always tough targets to eek out detail while sketching.

 

Well done my friend,

 

Frank :)



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:42 AM

Hi Michel, the first one seems to be a canvas,  it's very full of atmosphere. The both sketches of Venus and Mercury are detailed. Filter #12, is that a wratten filter ? Very well done work, clear skies Jens



#7 Jef De Wit

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 02:48 AM

 

As you can see the number of light points is saddly huge!

 

But it makes a nice painting...



#8 Aquarellia

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 05:40 AM

Thank you Ron !

Thank you to all likers too!

 

Michel, your marriage of beauty to science always makes me smile. The tranquil watercolor scene of the conjunction and then the in depth detail of each planets features. Wonderful!

 

Cindy

How, thank you "Tia", I like to make you smiling ! it's always so nice to recieve this kind of nice message from you, I really appreciate

Michel

 

What a beautiful little town. You have captured it very well!

 

https://goo.gl/maps/BU9mLyhamMq

 

-drl

 

Thank you Mister de Sitter, now you know nearly everything about my old little village!

 

Michel,

 

A beautiful watercolor of a great morning scene. I can feel the cool morning air.

The street lights just prove that human made light does not add to the natural beauty in the background. 

 

Nice close up sketches of Mercury and Venus. Always tough targets to eek out detail while sketching.

 

Well done my friend,

 

Frank smile.gif

Thank you Frank, I agree that it's difficult to say but this view was an evening scene, cool air anyway there you have a point waytogo.gif !.

Indeed to sketch Venus I spend more than a full hour at the EP, not a piece of cake !  I did 5 different sketches and used the best one here, anyway all are quite similar, ouf !.

Thank you for all your kind messages Frank!

 

Hi Michel, the first one seems to be a canvas,  it's very full of atmosphere. The both sketches of Venus and Mercury are detailed. Filter #12, is that a wratten filter ? Very well done work, clear skies Jens

Héééé no it's just on paper, Thank you for your kind appreciation !

The #12 filter is a Meade series 3000, a cheap one

 

 

 

As you can see the number of light points is saddly huge!

 

But it makes a nice painting...

 

Ha yes, without the street lights that will make my painting atmosphere much more difficult.

One point to Jef ! wink.gif

Michel



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 10:07 AM

Michel ,the colors in that watercolor painting are so evocative, beautiful...

The detail in the planetary sketches is superb.  Fine work!

Regards,

Randolph



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 12:25 PM

Michel, you captured a beautiful scene and great observations of Mercury and Venus. Thanks for sharing.

 

Clear skies, Alfonso



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Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:17 PM

Michel,

 

Nice Watercolor sketch of Venus Mercury Conjunction smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 08:21 AM

The watercolor sketch is unbeatable!



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 02:06 PM

Thank you a lot guys.  I like to share my observation with you all.

Michel



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 02:15 PM

Fabulous watercolor illustration as always!



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Posted 11 March 2018 - 09:40 PM

Beautiful sketch, thanks for sharing,




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