|'Changing Meadows' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
I stayed home for the eclipse and had a very interesting afternoon. I spent the morning making several eclipse viewers. (I wanted to make sure at least one worked!) We were expecting a 98% eclipse here in Marietta Georgia with the peak at 2:36. I decided to start my daily painting while I waited.
As the eclipse started I would step outside of my studio to check on the progress. Then I would work in the painting. A funny thing happened to the evolution of the painting during the eclipse.
It seemed to change the same way the sky was changing. I didn't do this on purpose but it is interesting how it unfolded. It was if the mood and light in the sky changed in my painting as it changed in my backyard! Have a look at the photos I took of the painting's progress.
|My eclipse viewers|
|Beginning with a notan underpainting|
|First steps completed before the start of the eclipse|
|Eclipse started. Excited and anticipating the darkening of the sky|
Took a break from my painting to go back outside.
|Just after the peak when the sky was a deep blue violet in my backyard|
|The eclipse about finished with the sky becoming brighter again.|
I noticed I was drawn to brightening the sky in my painting.
|The finish. A brighter and sunnier mood than how it began!|
And I decided I didn't like the little path.
|I took a lot of photos of the cool shadows|
|Just before peak the sky got deep blue violet.|
I live in the land of trees and this is my view of the sky.