Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Journaling at a Favorite Golf Tournament
On practice days, I will make a quick watercolor sketch and then have the tour players autograph the page. The most 'artsy' signatures that decorated my pages this year were Jesper Parnevik's and Ian Poulter's. They really got into it :)
Once the tournament officially begins, I park myself in one spot and pick a view that sparks my interest. Most of the time, Rob and I like to sit at the intersections of holes 2,3,6 and 7. It gives Rob two green and two tee boxes to watch close up action. Day one and two sketches are here.
After about an hour at this location we decided it would be better if we moved back to our favorite spot on the front nine so we could see the last half of the players come through. One very large challenge..... I only had the basics of this scene laid in. Luckily, I had my iPod with me. In between groups of players, I photographed my piece and took a shot of the view. I so love that with a flick of your fingers you can enlarge the image on the screen. Between this image and my memory, I was able to almost finish this piece. I had to wait to get home to add the people on the bleachers.... I got a bit carried away with the green paint and forgot to leave white paper at the top of the bleachers. Thank goodness for gouache :) Nothing like opaque paint to save the day!