December 31, 2009

5 to 9 Group Show

The 5 to 9 Group, an eager group of ten London artists, is once again ready to help art lovers escape the 9 to 5 day job melancholy. Today the group announced the dates and location of their third annual art exhibit. The venue – same as the past two events – is The ARTS Project (, 203 Dundas Street, London, Ontario). The exhibit – featuring new works in photography, mixed media and painting – will commence with an unveiling reception on Tuesday, February 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each member of the group will be in attendance at the reception and each piece of artwork will be available for purchase. Admission is free and all are welcome. The exhibition will continue through to February 6.

The 5 to 9 Group came to fruition in 2006. At that time most of the group’s members were colleagues at the same 9 to 5 day job. Through water cooler chats and lunchtime banter, it was discovered that they all loved creating art in their spare time, though most had never shown their work in an exhibit. Fueled by each other’s art passion, they decided to take a leap of faith and show their work. The inaugural exhibit was held in February 2007, and the second in February 2008. Both were very well-received by London’s art community, and the group decided to turn it into an annual event. “Back when we started the group we had no idea that it would turn into an annual exhibit,” says Lisa Jenniskens. “But our collective passion has kept us going, and now we’re busy putting the final touches on our new creations and preparing for our 3rd annual event! We’re looking forward to once again sharing our work with London’s art enthusiasts.”

Members of The 5 to 9 Group make a living during from their day jobs and follow their passion for art during the evening hours – hence their moniker. But over the past couple of years the members’ 9 to 5 day jobs has taken them in different directions and away from each other, but their 5 to 9 art enthusiasm has kept them and the group together, inspired and motivated. “Though we don’t see each other as often as we used to, creating art is something we’ll always have in common,” says Jim Gruber. “Every year we strive to make our work and the event different and better. We’re all excited with the way that our work has evolved this year, and can’t wait to unveil it on February 2nd.”

The ten artists in The 5 to 9 Group are Denise Antaya (Sutherland), Jim Gruber, Lisa Jenniskens, Betty LeBlanc, Jeff McClinchey, Richard Minns, Christina Nurse, Cheryl Radford, Anthony Vella-Zarb and Scott Woods. Their collective talents include photography, digital art, mixed media, oil, acrylic and watercolour paintings.

December 27, 2009

Rocks and Trees

I started with a wash of earthy tones in watercolour. The irregular line of the pen and ink followed the form of the landscape as it appeared in the wash. This is not meant to realistically portray any particular place. I did want it to feel three dimensional. Just rocks and trees, like the Muskokas. This process lets the artwork take on a life of its own.

December 17, 2009

Fountian at the Forks

I walk my dogs and jog in the downtown area by the Thames River. I like the new Blackburn Memorial Fountian at the fork of the Thames River. The fountain was a gift to the citizens of London from the Blackburn estate, given by the late Marjorie Blackburn in memory of her husband Walter J. Blackburn. Design of the Fountain began in 2005 and spanned two years, with the construction completed in 2008. It is modelled after a jet d’Eau in Geneva, Switzerland, with one large jet propelling water 30 metres, as well as six smaller jets. The result is an impressive addition to London's landscape, which enhances our community’s park system and downtown atmosphere.

This is just a small ink and graphite sketch of the downtown looking east with the fountain in foreground.

December 6, 2009

When the snow flies

At this time of year, most people are thinking of Christmas and not golf. When I haven't played for 2 months, I start to miss golf. Will I ever get sick of drawing golf courses? Probably not, when one season ends, you start thinking of next season. Snow is beautiful, but golf courses are more beautiful. In my opinion anyway. Just one of my ways of blocking out the cold.

My original reference photo was landscape format. I have completely changed the porportions to make this a portrait format. This image is loosely based on a Muskoka golf course. When you look closely, at the scribbles, you will see words, some of my thoughts on golf.

November 26, 2009

The Art of Pottery

My other job... So far, I have only done random work, in preparation for starting to work on location next monday.

"Be among the first to see the new London Clay Art Centre at the London Potters Guild's Fall Sale. Over 25 potters from Southwestern Ontario will be displaying and selling their wares. Both functional and sculpture pottery will be represented in this sale of beautiful, professional pottery. Come and meet the potters and take home some pottery - thousands of pieces with something for everyone! Your $2 admission fee qualifies you for door prizes. Friday, Nov 27, 6-9pm, wine and cheese opening; Saturday, Nov 28 10am-5pm; Sunday, Nov 29, 11am-4pm. 664 Dundas Street; parking in rear. More information at or 519-434-1664"

November 18, 2009

Preliminary Colour Sketch

I am combining: drawing skills, freedom of the medium and graphic elements. I enjoy the challenge of drawing realisticly and detailed. The line/marks of a micron pen are too perfect, so I have chosen to use pen and ink which provide a more creative, free, imperfect line. Watercolour allows freedom and spontenity if you can let the watercolour do what watercolour does. Of couse it has to be well planned out initially. It will take more time for me to not force the medium. Finally, adding the graphic element of words and geometric shapes. Words that have more than one meaning.

From this preliminary work, I know I need to leave more white ... on the ball and for the blades of grass. The final piece may look nothing like this, may not turn out at all. Should take on a life of its own, as it develops.

November 15, 2009

New Jobs

Only four days into one of my new jobs. So far... I love it. Surrounded by artwork. Surrounded by people who appreciate art. A chance, on a regular basis to talk to artists/clients about artists/artwork/mediums/styles/etc. And being the detail freak that I am, I get to be responsible for accurate, detailed, organized records for the artwork. I have a short walk by the river to the fork of the Thames to work. A window overlooking the new fountain in the river. I'm sure, as with all jobs there will be parts I may not like or may be frustrating, but I am looking forward to Wednesday afternoon, next time I work at Art Rental and Sales Gallery at Museum London.

As for tomorrow, I go to The London Potters Guild ...

November 9, 2009

5 to 9 Group Show

The 5 to 9 Group have confirmed the show dates. The annual show will run from February 1 to 6, 2010 in the North Gallery at The ARTS Project. Opening reception will be Tuesday, February 2 from 6 to 9 pm.

November 8, 2009

Sketching in November

Sketching on location in November, you never know what kind of weather you will get. Planned this a week ago and got lucky with the weather. This is at Christies Farm. Tree are pretty bare and most of the fall colour is now on the ground.... but oh so nice to be outside drawing. The plan is to continue to go out though the winter months. Hopefully the weather co-operates for next Sunday.

Location Sketch at Christies Farm
Ink and Coloured Pencil

October 29, 2009

Stylized Drawing

Lately, too much work and not enough time for my art. Having said that, sometimes work can be fun and interesting. I did this stylized drawing for an upcoming show at LCMT.... although they might not use it. That translates to: they won't use it. But, in the next couple of weeks I may be helping out with some set designs and doing some drawings for the backdrops. This should be interesting, as I have never been involved with any kind of theatre production.

October 25, 2009

The Golf Seaon Ends

Greenhills No. 18 (9.5" x 6.5" Ink and Graphite, on pastel paper)

The 18th hole at Greenhills, a long par 5 with a pond on the left and a creek on the right is a tough finishing hole. After a great summer of golfing, the season is finished for me. Usually that means more time for art, but this winter it means more work. Not in a bad way. I am looking forward to doing some administration work with the London Potters Guild. This is an impressive organization that has bought and renovated an historic building in east London. The London Potters Guild is located at the London Clay Art Centre, 664 Dundas Street, London. "The Guild provides a genuinely warm and friendly environment for classes, workshops and clay art production."

October 17, 2009

Gallery Painting Group Show and Sale

Just finishing the matting and framing of a couple of peices for Gallery Painting Group Annual Show next weekend. The summer came and went too quickly. Between work, golf, family and weather issues, I didn't attend as many paintouts as I would have liked. The GPG scheduled events have finished for the season, but I still plan to get out to work on location.

October 11, 2009

Available Models

I haven't been to The Arts Project for a figure drawing session since June. During the summer, firstly, I would rather be outside... golfing, drawing, whatever. Secondly, and I know figure drawing is always great practise, but I was getting bored with what I was doing there and how I was approaching the sessions. A break was needed.
Now I am missing the life drawing sessions. Thursday when I was in the mood to draw and had the time to draw, the only available models were my dogs. I spent a couple of hours sketching them. Was very challenging until they curled up to sleep. I am looking forward to next monday's session.
Mac, Ink, from my sketchbook

October 3, 2009

National Pines

National Pines No. 3 (6.5" x 9.5", Ink and Graphite)

September 27, 2009

Hanging Garlic

I liked the abstract nature of the partially dried leaves of the hanging garlic. A simple drawing, with lots of detail and lots of white space. A graphic influence with the addition of the botanical name of garlic. Drawn from photo reference taken at Orchard Hill Farms, near St.Thomas a couple of weeks ago.

Hanging Garlic (12" x 8", Ink and Graphite)

September 22, 2009

Hole in One

Artwork for a "hole in one" at Greenhills. I have drawn a couple pictures of this hole in the past, so my challenge here was to make it more interesting for me to draw. I happen to have a few reference shots of him, so I have added the ghosted image of him, drawn in the similar style as my KOLF series.

Hole in One, Greenhills No. 3 (6.5" x 9.5", Ink and Graphite)

September 19, 2009

Run for a Cure

Every year I participate in the CIBC Run for a Cure. I was out for a run this morning. It reminded me of this drawing and all that inspired it.

I typically run on the bike path in downtown London. Not only is running great exercise, but I find it to be a very positive meditative time. It’s a time to clear your mind and think positive thoughts. The beauty of the citys bike path is... you start off running by the tall buildings of downtown and soon find yourself surrounded by... nothing but trees and nature, The hustle and bustle of the city seems far away rather than just a few steps behind you. This drawing was completed last year.

I Run (Graphite, 4.5” x 12”)

September 12, 2009

The Club at Bond Head, No. 2

This is hole number 2, the North Course at The Club at Bond Head. There are extreme elevation changes throughout the 18 holes, giving spectacular vistas in all directions. I always like square tee boxes, a nice contrast to the graceful curves of the greens and fairways. Everywhere I looked was visually interesting; naturalized hazards, uniform cut lines of fairway, numerous sandtraps of various sizes and random shapes. In the distance, a barn and house, again the straight edges make an interesting contrast. A very picturesque but challenging course.

The Club at Bond Head, North Course, No. 2 (Graphite and Ink, 6.5" x 9.5")

September 7, 2009

Orchard Hill Farm

Saturday morning outing (Gallery Painting Group) to an organic farm near St. Thomas, complete with Suffolk Punch Draft horses used as their main source of horsepower. A step back in time, horses pulling wagons of hay, sheds full of hanging garlic, antique farm machinery, rustic buildings, interesting views and subjects in all directions. Farmers Ken and Martha Laing, also have Draft Horse Workshops in which they sharing their knowledge, skill and enthusiasm for these horses. This organic farm produces vegetables and fruit for 160 families in a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) garden.

“CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. In a CSA, farmers grow food for a predetermined group of consumers who pay an annual fee to purchase their share of the harvest. The CSA movement is a popular one across North America. Through CSAs, people are claiming back a connection to the production of their food. It allows farmers to be supported locally and for people to eat food grown in their own area, not shipped from across the continent. Consumers get back in touch with where their food comes from and receive FRESH ORGANICALLY GROWN PRODUCE AT AFFORDABLE PRICES.” (** from Orchard Hill Farm website)

September 3, 2009

Artax and Falcor

The most important part of any portrait is the eyes ... in my opionion. When the viewer makes eye contact with the portrait, a sense of communication is established. Both dogs have great eyes and the reference photos captured them perfectly. That was my favourite part of this portrait to draw.

August 26, 2009

National Pines No. 9

National Pines No. 9 (Graphite and Ink, 6.5" x 9.5")

This is the nineth hole at National Pines Golf Club in Innisfil, just south of Barrie. A Thomas McBroom designed course that opened in 1992. The conservative club house suits the surrounding landscape of pine forests and meadowlands.

August 23, 2009

Experimenting with mixed media

Started with a figure drawing sketch in graphite and ink. Mounted on small canvas and added a little bit of acrylic paint.

Untitled (Mixed Media 5" x 7")

August 21, 2009

Heron Point No. 16

Heron Point No 16 (graphite and ink, 6" x 9.5)

This Clublink course built in 1991 and designed by Thomas McBroom was ranked 73 in the country by ScoreGolf in 2008. The course is a mixture of meadowlands and wetlands and has approximately 77 bunkers. This is hole number 16, a relatively short par 3 (105 yards from the forward tees). The green is guarded by bunkers and this hole is rated the easiest on the course.

August 13, 2009

Computer Problems

You don't realize how much you rely on your computer, until you start having problems with it. I have a couple of new drawings but can't seem to download them to my hardrive without the computer restarting. Randamly restarting. Time for maintenance.

August 10, 2009

At the Boat Dock, Washago

At the public boat dock to Lake Couchinching in Washago. One of the drawing I did while Troy was fishing. Ink and coloured pencil.

July 30, 2009

Moffat Stove

From photo reference taken at a paintout at Eldon House, London's oldest residence, back in May. This home sits on a piece of high ground, in the middle of the city, overlooking the forks of the Thames. Inside, this beautiful historic home contains family heirlooms and furniture from the Harris family. Outsite, a 19 century garden has been recreated, truly a place of beauty and tranquility.

I was attrached to this old Moffat stove, which may seem a little odd for anyone that knows me ... the fact that I serioulsy did not get the cooking gene. The attraction was about the surface texture and the geometric shapes of the stove and the floor. Such a contrast to the organic shapes of landscape and figures, my ususal subject matters. A different kind of drawing challenge.

July 24, 2009

Glen Cairn No 7

Last Sunday, we went to play Glencairn Golf Course, near Halton Hills. This scottish style course complete with stone walls, burns, bridges, sod walled pot bunkers and fescue, is the course were I got my hole in one 2 years ago. This is hole number 7 on Scotch Block, a short downhill par three over a field of fescue. I like this course because of the fescue, golden in colour, a nice contrast to all the green on golf courses. Fescue is beautiful.... not to play in, but to look at. I didn't have a problem with the fescue, but I did have a couple of issues with the pot bunkers.

Glencairn, Scotch Block No. 7 (6.5 " x 9.5", Ink and Graphite)

July 18, 2009

KOLF No 8 Young Golfer

KOLF No. 8 Young Golfer (12" x 8", Graphite)

A little different approach then the other pictures in the KOLF series. The figure is the main focus. The landscape is almost none existant. This is the first in a portrait format.

Today, I can focus on my artwork.... do some drawing, do some painting, matt and frame pictures, plan/organize my stuff to get ready for Boothill Jamboree in a couple of weeks. Setting up a booth to sell artwork at the county music jamboree on July 30 to August 3.

July 14, 2009

GPG Second Drawing

Path by the Fence (6.5" x 10", Ink and Graphite)

Finished the second of two drawing at the Gallery Painting Group Location. With this one I was consciously using solid black and leaving white areas. Sometimes I get carried away with drawing all over the paper, instead of using the negative space and the white of the paper. This drawing is slightly out of proportion, but I really liked the dead tree on the left side and wanted it in.

July 13, 2009

GPG Country Location

Gallery Painting Group location, north west of the city. Country property with rolling hills. Went to this location, first on a Saturday, but accomplished nothing. Figured out why, I had my contacts in the wrong eyes. Just enough of a difference to make it hard to concentrate and see completely clearly. Colin and I wend back a few days later. Both of us had decided that we wanted to paint the field with the bails, BUT they were gone! So we went for a walk on another part of the property, I spotted this small building set among the trees. This was the first of two drawing I did.

Shed Among the Trees (5.5" x 10", graphite and ink)

The other one remains unfinished. I seem to have alot of unfinished artwork lying around at his point. My goal for the next week is to just to finish all the drawings I have started.

July 3, 2009

Eldon House with Flags

Some artists gathered at Eldon House for the Canada Day Celebrations. This is just one of the small drawings I completed while on the grounds. A comfortable, large front porch, with Canadian and British flags, invite guests to this historic London home. Old wicker chairs line the porch giving visitors a peaceful place to admire all the flowers and vines.

Eldon House with Flags (5.5" x 6" Ink and Graphite)

June 26, 2009

Dark Clouds

I like the gently rolling hills of this farm southwest of London. Photo reference was taken while driving home from Otterville. I like old barns, but thats not what attracted me to this image. It was the sky. The sky was dark and threatening on one side and filled with light, fluffy clouds on the other side. It did pour rain shortly after I took this photo. The timing was perfect, we had finished our round of golf.

Dark Clouds (6.5" x 9.5", Ink and Graphite)

June 20, 2009

FireRock No. 11

A Thomas McBroom design, FireRock Golf Club, a high end public course in Komoka, Ontario is set amongst sweeping fields of environmentally protected Savannah grasses in and around an existing gravel pit. This is hole no. 11, the shortest hole on the course, but certainly not the easiest. The green is guarded by a deep bunker on the front left and set in a valley of black maples. The Oxbow Creek runs along the left side.

FireRock No. 11 (6" x 9" Ink and Graphite)

June 17, 2009

Drawing from Photo Reference

Drawing from a photo reference presents a challenge for me. This drawing of a Hole in One from Desert Sands Golf Course in California was drawn from photo reference only, as I have not played the course. (although I would love to go there and play it... its looks amazing!) It's hard to imagine the three dimensional space in reality. With my home course, I think I could draw every hole without reference, because I am so familiar with it and can easily picture every hole in my mind. There were also more challenges of water / reflections, fountain, architecture and different kinds of trees. All of the golf holes I have drawn so far were basically golf holes surrounded by trees. This photo is busy and therefore the green is smaller and you have to look to find it amongst all the other elements... but that's realistic for this particular hole / course. I really liked the pink flowers by the water's edge, so I added some coloured pencil. In the end, I was happy with the finished product.

Desert Sands No. 12 (6" x 9" Ink and Coloured Pencil)

June 14, 2009

Port Stanley Paintout

Saturdays paint out was to a lovely house on the beach in Port Stanley. Continuing with my goal of painting every week, I worked on a couple of watercolours of the shoreline. Both need more work... hopefully tomorrow I have time to finish both them, from the photo reference. This ink drawing on stonehenge drawing paper, was supposed to be just that, an ink drawing, but now that I have started working with colour, it seemed unfinished, so I added a little bit of colour.

Port Stanley Shoreline (6" x 9" Ink and Watercolour)

June 7, 2009

Adding Colour

I draw. Graphite and Ink are my favourite mediums. One reason is simplicity. All I need is a pencil and some paper and I am ready to go. Second reason is that I believe that drawing is the cornerstone of all visual art. I believe that until you master the art of drawing, which is really about learning to see, you will struggle with other mediums. I am far from mastering it, but I am now reasonably comfortable with my drawing skills.

Having said that, I am ready to work in other mediums. My goal with the Gallery Painting Group this summer is to paint. Watercolour. Visited a beautiful city garden yesterday. Flowers are not my favourite subject. With a little searching you can always find something visually interesting. The screened gazebo was interesting, but with architecture I tend to try to be too perfect and detailed. The pair of old work boots, filled with hens and chicks was a good subject for a small drawing/painting. I worked on three small images at once, simply to let the ink/watercolour dry. This is one of them.... I really consider this to be a drawing with colour added.

Old Work Boots (4.25" x 4.25" Ink and Watercolour)

June 3, 2009

Miniature Figurative Art

Miniature artwork is fine art on a small scale. The size of miniatures varies widely. Some standards are as specific as to be no larger than 5"x7", including the frame. Some allow the image to be up to 11"x14". Other experts discard the idea of size completely and look solely at the miniaturization factor, as long as the objects depicted are smaller than actual life-size. Each culture has its own rules. The most obvious and universal definition of miniature art is that the work must be small; usually small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

This is a couple of the small drawings I did Monday night at the figure drawing session. I also did some small watercolours, but they still need some work.

Untitled Female No 5 (3.25" x 3.25" Ink)

Untitled Female No 6 (2.5" x 4" Ink)

May 29, 2009

Ironwood No. 2

Ironwood No. 2 (6" x 9" Ink and Graphite) My sister lives in Goderich. Exeter happens to be about half way between us, so we occasionally meet there to play a round of golf. Ironwood Golf Club offers specials and golf promotions to registered members, including a free round of golf for your birthday, which can be used anytime during your birthday month. Simply go to their website and sign up, no hassles and they are very friendly. So last Thursday we met at Ironwood Golf Course to play. Turned out to be a perfect afternoon for golf.

This is hole number 2. This creek winds its way across the course, coming into play on a few holes. Of course, if I played it more often I would not have put 2 balls in the creek. On second thought I would probably choose to hit driver again on those holes, and put more balls in the creek! As usual, not a problem getting to the green, just too many three putts.

May 23, 2009

Eldon House

Eldon House (6" x 9" Ink and Graphite) Today’s paintout location was London's oldest residence, Eldon House. This home sits on a piece of high ground, in the middle of the city, overlooking the forks of the Thames. Inside, this beautiful historic home contains family heirlooms and furniture from the Harris family. Outside, a 19th century garden has been recreated, truly a place of beauty and tranquility.

This summer, Eldon House will celebrate its 175th birthday. There are special Canada Day Celebrations in the plans for this year.

This detailed ink drawing was completed on location this afternoon.

May 16, 2009

Glencairn, Speyside No. 1

KOLF No. 7 GC SS No.1 (6.5 x 9.5, Graphite and ink), Greenhills Golf Course often floods in the spring, as Dingman Creek (which lies within the Thames River watershed) winds it way thought the course. On May 3rd, while Greenhills was closed due to flooding, Troy and I went to play GlenCairn Golf Course, near Milton.

This course has the beauty and spirit of a traditional Scottish golf course, complete with rock fences and extremely deep bunkers. Continuing with my series of history inspired drawings, I have an old Scottish gentleman and hole number one of the Speyside nine. Because it was so early in the season the fescue was short, making it easier to play out of the rough, but he deep pot bunkers were still as difficult as ever.... 5 sand shots on the eighteen hole alone. We won't talk about my final score. The final touch on this picture was the very faint Socttish flag.

May 10, 2009

Greenhills No. 7

Greenhills No. 7 (6.5 x 9.5, Graphite and ink) I like the 7th hole at Greenhills because of the elevation change. The graceful curves of the fairway and the various mounds around the green are more defined. The gentle uphill slope makes the 325 yards play more like 400 yards, in my opinion. When you are playing this hole in the evening, the sunsets is to the right, so you get great long shadows across the fairway. Maybe that should be the next picture I draw.

May 5, 2009

Greenhills No. 1

Greenhills, No. 1 (9" x 13", Ink and Graphite) This is the last drawing for The "Canadian Amputee Golf Association" tournament to be held at Greenhills Golf course in July. I have already completed the other nine smaller drawings of various holes at the course. This one is larger and is for the overall winner. I started this drawing on Saturday morning, and then worked on it before work this morning and finished it this afternoon. Because I am so familiar with this course, I find it easy to imagine the three-dimensional space working from the two-dimensional photo reference.

April 26, 2009

LAA Annual Show & Sale

This past weekend was the Lambeth Art Association 37th Annual Show and Sale. Weather and attendance was great for the three day event. Many (I have not heard an official count yet) original works of art were sold, including two of mine. Both graphite and ink.

KOLF No. 4 GH 17 - This is the fourth in the KOLF series. Walking down any fairway you can sense the tradition and history of the sport. You can almost feel the presence of the likes of Bobby Jones and Babe Zaharias. The hole depicted here is Greenhill's number 17th, the first hole I birdied at his course, which make it my favourite hole at this course.

View from the Dock No. 2 - A drawing completed on location last summer while on vacation in the Muskokas, on Six Mile Lake. After seeing a black bear on route from the golf course to the cottage, I decided I should stay close to the cottage while drawing. This drawings was done while sitting on the dock directly in front of the cottage.

April 25, 2009


Tidewater (9" x 13", Ink and Graphite) One of the courses we played while on vacation in Mrytle Beach was Tidewater Golf Club, located just a short drive north. I liked the holes that bordered the marsh area and had views of North Myrtle Beach in the distance. With views that spectacular, it was easier to forget that fact that I three putted again.

Tidewater Golf Club opened to public play in February of 1990. That year Tidewater was honored by being selected as The Best New Public Course In America by "Golf Digest", and one of the top 10 new courses by "Golf Magazine." Never before or since has one course received both these honors.

April 21, 2009

Back from Holidays

Back from golf holidays. Planned on doing lots of drawing and painting, but the week of golf came and went with only a handful of drawings in my sketchbook. The Azaleas were in full bloom, always planted in amazing masses. Our accommodation had the most spectacular views of the ocean, as we were on the front corner of the building. And finally the golf courses were beautiful and extremely challenging, with my favourites being the courses that overlooked the sea marsh natural areas.

April 10, 2009

Baseball Season

Vintage Baseball Collage No. 1 (6.5" x 10", Graphite and Ink) In honor of baseball season opening this week. I started, on Monday night with the central figure from a book Troy got from his father, then I added the spectators from another baseball book. I then searched the internet for a baseball glove circa 1920, then baseball pitch sequence and graphic lines were added. At that point it was not unified, so Troy suggested a pennant, faintly in the background. This is finished product, started Monday, finished Friday, with a segment of drawing everyday.

April 2, 2009

London Hunt and Country Club

London Hunt and Country Club, Hole No. 2 (6" x 9 ", Ink and Graphite) From photo taken while playing there last summer. This par three hole is fast becoming the Club`s signature hole, mainly because of this intimidating water hazard. This was before the downpour of rain, which emptied the course of players. We waited out the rain and were able to finish our round on this beautiful and perfectly manicured golf course.

Just playing around with watercolour and ink, working from a live model. This was short pose of about 20 minutes, not much time considering watercolour takes a long time to dry. I'm not looking for a perfectly, polished painting, I am after a painting that has a simple, free feeling to it.

March 26, 2009

Golf and History

KOLF No. 6 GH 01 (9" x 13", Ink and Graphite) One more drawings in the KOLF series. This time I am working a little larger and used hole number one at Greenhills. Sixteen more days and I will be golfing!