August 30, 2010

Blue Springs Golf Course

Sunday golf at Blue Springs Golf Course. A wee bit about Blue Springs ... a picturesque and exciting layout, changes in elevation, tall trees, wondrous views and rolling countryside combine for a challenging but fair course that also serves as the headquarters of the Canadian Professional Golfers' Association. Here are 2 of the 5 sketches I did while playing. First sketch, hole no 5, made par with a very long putt and then tap in and hole no 15, made par from under a tree on the left side of the fairway. We were a twosome in amongst foursomes, so was a bit of waiting. I always enjoy this course!

August 25, 2010

Art Gallery of Windsor

No golf on Sunday, just resting a sore arm, so off to Windsor. I had never spent time at the pictureque waterfront in Windsor. This southern most city in Canada boasts 3,000 acres of green space, 180 parks, 40 miles of trails. The Art Gallery of Windsor located on the waterfront in Windsor, has amazing views of greenspace in front of the (very clean looking) Detroit river and the Detroit Skyline across the river. Was able to spend a little bit of time sketching before we came home.
Detroit Skyline Sketch

While at the Gallery, viewed "Masterworks Southwest" a juried, traveling exhibition of contemporary southwestern Ontario craft and "Uumajut: Symbols of Spiritual Power" an exhibition pulled from the AGW's extensive historical archives of Inuit works and highlights those pieces concerned with the notion of the "living spirit". I also looked at Art Rental & Sales Gallery, which has works displayed thoughout the Gallery. Very inpressed with the gallery, the exhibitions and the space.

August 15, 2010

Friday Night Golf

Played nine holes of golf on friday night. I started double bogey, bogey, then I did this quick sketch on hole number three. A change of pace, getting my mind focused on being there "at the golf course" ... not thinking about work, what I should be doing at home, etc. made all the difference to my game. I then made par on the next 5 holes, then a bogey and ended with a par, for a 39. Very happy with that nine holes.