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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 09:16 AM

Here's the naked eye watercolor on white paper inverted after scan in my workshop.  This is a view of the Verdon lake in Provence (France) with the surrounding mountains around the famous gorges.

 

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We had some clouds during the eclipse but between them the moon was so nice and strange, Mars was more brillant than the moon.

My idea about the Danjon scale was 1.5, but I made an exercise with the visitors during the maximum of the totality.  With 29 of them the calculated average was exactly equal to 2.
Here’s the page on which I ask to the visitors to indicate theire observations

 

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This is my own Dajon scale, I just add colors on a full moon pastel I did in 2015.

 

Because the eclipse was so long I had time to show to the visitors 4 planets, some DSO and the 21P comet.

 

Clear sky to you all

Michel


Edited by Aquarellia, 29 July 2018 - 11:29 PM.

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#2 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 11:25 AM

I very like this sketch, especially because you included landscape and even observers.



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Posted 29 July 2018 - 12:14 PM

Fine sketch and great idea about letting visitors participate in the Danjon scale.



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Posted 29 July 2018 - 12:38 PM

Michel,

 

Beautifully made watercolor.

From your sketch, it looks like a dark one.

Happy to hear you were able to see it and record in watercolor.

Excellent !

Frank :)



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Posted 29 July 2018 - 03:49 PM

Michel,

 

Wonderful watercolor view.  smile.gif   Those folks were fortunate to see such a sight in such a beautiful place and fortunate to be there with you.


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#6 Aquarellia

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 05:59 AM

Uwe, Jef, Frank and Michael, thank you for your kind words and for all the viewers, thank you to have a look.

Much appreciated 

Michel



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Posted 30 July 2018 - 07:39 AM

The writing on the moon is hard to read and haphazard.  The moon tones are nice.

 

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 09:52 AM

Michel,

 

Very fine watercolor of  The Moon eclipse from France. smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 12:18 PM

Michel,

 

I very much like the information portrayed in this watercolor. The picture tells a story and gives a warm feeling and shows excitement for the event. I also like your idea of having a presketched luna and creating the color based on a scale and the observations of the group. 

 

Cindy



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Posted 30 July 2018 - 12:24 PM

Very nice work, love the overall perspective, great idea to include surroundings and people participating, thank you for posting this.



#11 Jeff Struve

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 01:35 PM

And yes... beautiful work! Wish I could image as well!


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#12 Aquarellia

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Posted 31 July 2018 - 10:29 AM

Thank you Jeff, much appreciated !

A great hello from France

Michel


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Posted 01 August 2018 - 12:11 PM

Michel,

 

I very much like the information portrayed in this watercolor. The picture tells a story and gives a warm feeling and shows excitement for the event. I also like your idea of having a presketched luna and creating the color based on a scale and the observations of the group. 

 

Cindy

Thank you Cindy.  I was surprise to see that a lot of people wants to participate.

 

Very nice work, love the overall perspective, great idea to include surroundings and people participating, thank you for posting this.

Thank you for your message.

Michel




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