June 29, 2011

Golf Quotes

I received an email a couple weeks ago, with famous golf quotes superimposed on amazing golf courses photography. Some more searching turned up hundreds of quotes by many famous, not so famous and unkown persons. In this peice of artwork I have incorporated some golf quotes that relate to how I feel about the game. Of course, certain quotes bring to mind a specific person... everyone know someone who has thrown the putter!

This is a drawing 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 based on Number 1 at Greenhills.
To see more of this series and other works of my art, visit Sunset Gallery in Grand Bend, between July 10 and 23, where I will be the feature artist.

June 23, 2011

Heron Point, Sunday

Golf on Sunday at Heron Point, at Alberton (near Hamilton). Normally I like to walk and carry my clubs, but we road in a cart on Sunday, mostly because its easier to draw. Playing other Clublink courses, I am more inspired to draw. "Heron Point has played host to several Canadian Tour events, including the 1997 Canadian Masters won by Mike Weir at 18 under par, serving notice that his PGA Tour future was bright. This mix of meadowlands, linksy terrain and wetlands designed by Thomas McBroom provides a true test of anyone's game." Clublink
No. 6 Par 5

No. 8 Par 3
Managed to sketch 6 holes, here is No. 6 and No. 8. Didn't play very well, posted 95 (ESC), real score would have been about 102.  ESC: Equitable Stroke Control, is a system used by the USGA to minimize the effects of "disaster holes" on a golfer's handicap index. Then, playing at Greenhills on Tuesday for ladies night. Game was much better, in fact best this year at 82.

June 20, 2011

London Clay Art Centre

Small drawing, approx size 1.5" x 1.5" of the London Clay Art Centre, located at 664 Dundas Street in London's historic Old East Village. I did a detailed rendering in Adobe Illustrator, but it was "too perfect". The image needed to have a "hand made" look, as it is to be used on a small label for the paper bags in retail store which sells handcrafted local pottery. The building does not currently look like this, but plans are in the works to restore the building’s Victorian facade.

June 8, 2011

Robinson Hall

Sketching last thursday night with my friend Kym, downtown London by Robinson Hall, in front of the Covent Garden Market. Was a little cool, so we only sketched for a short time, before going for coffee. A quick reference ink sketch for the series of streetscapes that I am working on. This may have been a bank originally, but I'm not sure?