February 24, 2013

Punta Cana Golf

We just spent a week in the Dominican Republic playing golfing. We played three times at Cap Cana (Punta Espada), a Jack Nicklaus signature design. One round at La Cana, designed by P.B. Dye and one round at Corales, designed by Tom Fazio and opened in 2010. All beautiful courses, with my favourite being Cap Cana, the most beautiful course I have ever played.

Hole No2, par 5
Hole No17, par 4
From the Punta Espada Golf Course website: "Punta Espada is listed among the worlds finest, with the renowned GolfWeek ranking it as the best golf course in the Caribbean and Mexico. Eight holes play along and over the sea. From all points of Punta Espada, golfers are blessed with extraordinary views of the Caribbean, where the sea contrasts against the emerald fairways and the perfect greens."
The villa we stayed at overlooked the 17 hole of the course and the ocean. The water was a crystal clear turquoise colour. There was always a breeze, so never felt too hot. The constant sound of the ocean waves was gentle yet you could feel how powerful the water was.
Great week with great people. Food was excellent. Golf was amazing. A couple of my scores were not so good, but the scenery certainly makes up for that.
Couple of quick sketches from the week...
Beach bed overlooking the golf course and ocean

Cap Cana Hole No4, Par 3

View from Villa of 17th tee box

February 10, 2013

Perfect Ski Conditions

I usually spend a good part of Saturdays drawing and doing some bookkeeping. Because the conditions were absolutely perfect ... with lots of fresh snow, sunny, -5°C, I had to take advantage of it... cross country skiing at Circle R Ranch. Mondays weather forcast is +3 and rain. So glad I took enjoyed the snow yesterday, tomorrow it will all be gone.

Circle R Ranch Groomed Ski Trials

February 6, 2013

Gift of Art

Dropped of 5 of my original drawings today, (including this one - TT14 Honest Lawyer) at a Gift of Art located at 575 Richmond Street in London.
228 Dundas street is current home to The Honest Lawyer. I stopped in for a beverage on a Wednesday evening, a couple weeks ago. Some history…  In 1909, Moore Henry and Munroe designed this four story building for the Ontario Furniture Company. Unique features include dentils atop the three stories of large bow windows, brackets supporting a protruding shallow roof. For decades it was the Duthler Textiles, I remember that store very well. Metal cladding hid the original beauty for years. Today it looks this.
TT14 Honest Lawyer (size 4" x 3")