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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:33 AM

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.

 

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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) . 

 

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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

Michel


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Posted 17 July 2019 - 09:48 AM

Excellent work Michel

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 11:09 AM

Nice work Michel, I like it a lot.
A greeting. Pedro



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 12:32 PM

Michel,

 

These sketches are wonderful.

Always such a pleasure to see your work.

Thanks for the souvenir for the partial lunar eclipse we couldn't see but can

now enjoy with your sketches.

 

 

Frank :)



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 01:53 PM

Michel,

 

An impressive work, the effort leads to this great image.

 

Roberto.



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Posted 17 July 2019 - 05:09 PM

Michel,

 

Very nice sketches of Moon (On 2019-7-16 Partial Eclipse) smile.gif 

 

 CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 17 July 2019 - 11:12 PM

Great sketches!.Painting the setting moon was a fine idea.



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:18 PM

Thank you to you all for your like's and Raul, Pedro, Frank, Roberto, Tom and Uwe for your nice comments.

Michel



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Posted 18 July 2019 - 11:03 PM

Michel,

 

I really like your 3 quick sketches of the partial phases. I have trouble doing that unless I do the full moon sketches before the eclipse begins and erase the regions blocked by the earth. My fast sketches of the Moon look like alien planets.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 19 July 2019 - 12:27 AM

Hello Michel,

wonderful art! I like all of the sketches of the lunar eclipse which had been a bit too low here. And we had clouds :(

Clear skies

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Posted 20 July 2019 - 12:43 AM

Thank you Achim

 

Michel,

 

I really like your 3 quick sketches of the partial phases. I have trouble doing that unless I do the full moon sketches before the eclipse begins and erase the regions blocked by the earth. My fast sketches of the Moon look like alien planets.

 

Frank smile.gif

Thank you Frank.

I understand your concern, sometime things are changing very fast in our universe.

I like to sketch very quickly, not only for astronomy but for my sketchbooks as well.  

I don't do that just to sketch quickly but also to obtain "alive" results.

You probably know the book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards?

This is one part of this technic.

But on contrary it's also because of this technic that I'm not so interested to sketch unchanging objects as Messiers etc...

Nobody's perfect!

Michel


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Posted 20 July 2019 - 01:12 AM

Michel,

 

Yes I know some folks can sketch quickly but you do it so well.

Nice work,  very impressive.

I have seen Betty's books and thumbed through one of them.

Maybe I should get a copy. I sketch too slowly most of the time, and I think I am going along at a quick clip.

 

Frank :)




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