I know that most america was out of this spectacle, so just to try to correct this situation here is my souvenir.
I plan to observe this eclipse from the garden of one of my painting workshop.
This workshop is in an old house on the top of a "top of the hill" village : Bauduen, on the Sainte-Croix artificial lake.
I sketch quickly the shape of 6 moon's, from 19h40 'till 22h00 UTC
What I forgot is that the municipality light-up the rocky mountains around the village ! Ofcourse no Milky Way tonight !
Poor planet !
The original sketch was done on site with black pen on white paper, the color was added at home the day after, and then just inverted after scanning.
During the 3 hours of the event I had the time to sketch 3 pastels (19h40, 20h00 and during the maximum : 21h30 UTC) .
Those pastels were done directly at the eyepiece of my Vixen binocular (2x5"), with dry pastels (white grey and black) on black paper, and just scanned.
The light from the reflection of the rock gives me enough light to sketch without any other lamp!
Clear sky to you all
Edited by Aquarellia, 17 July 2019 - 09:34 AM.