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.