Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kitty Hawk, NC watercolor 5.5x16.50" by Meera Rao
Almost a month ago, we went to Kitty Hawk to Wright Brother's Memorial National Park to see the Eclipse. It was a memorable experience. It was awe inspiring to check out the sun with the eclipse glasses. I also took along my colander and caught the eclipse through its holes.
Colander Eclipse Shadows Photo By Meera Rao
I also made a pin hole camera with a box and poked a lot of different sized holes to look at the eclipse. Where we were it was only 90% eclipse and we did not experience the darkness- only the temperatures dipped and it felt like cool evening !
Eclipse thru pinhole camera Photo by Meera Rao
While I was waiting for the eclipse to start, I sketched and painted the Wright Memorial. I also took some artistic license and moved their building and the markers closer to the Hill just so I could fit them in the paper :) If I had thought about it and really planned it right I could have sketched the memorial a bit more to the left. But adding the other buildings and markers was an afterthought. It took me about an hour to sketch and paint.
Wright Brothers National memorial, pen and watercolor 5.5x16.50"