During #eclipse2017 I was able to paint 2 plein air things to commemorate an event that my eyeballs would never witness again. You see, I’m in North Carolina and we didn’t get the full eclipse. If it wasn’t turning pitch black I figured it wouldn’t be anything special. I didn’t have glasses or anything so I couldn’t look at the actual sun do I wasn’t going to do anything other than stay inside and scrape paint off of my big glass palette. My artist twin, Taisa called me and told me that the sky was a very interesting shade of desaturated blue and that she was going to try to match the color on swatches with markers. I got off the phone and a few minutes later the eclipse had progressed a bit more. My dad called and I didn’t think he would be interested at all. He’s not even an artist so he doesn’t care about which Pantone color the sky is. He said it looked ‘funny’ so at that point I had to go out and look. After looking out and seeing that the sky was indeed slightly off in color, I broke down my little easel, grabbed a few small canvases, and haphazardly grabbed my paints to mix up something before the event was over.
Here are the results of my half-hearted attempt to be a bit relevant. These turned out to be very abstracted depictions of the sky and tree line as I was more concerned with color accuracy.
I don’t know what I want to do with these. I suppose I can list them in Etsy.
At at any rate, speaking of things going on in the sky, I hope anyone who was affected by Harvey is able to make a way, you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.